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Posts posted by ColonelAngus

  1. On 3/29/2021 at 6:05 PM, julian-wolf said:

    They should ship in around August, yeah

    Heard back from UES and they specified a September ship date. 

  2. I’m thinking I’ll order the two posted above. But, UES doesn’t specify when they’ll ship. I’m assuming since they’re pre-orders for FW21 they’ll ship late summer. Really digging the color ways they put out

  3. I ordered from Denimio and Okayama Denim once about 5-6 yrs ago and can’t be bothered to buy from them again because they never have stock. I can certainly appreciate buying Japanese goods at Japanese prices but at this point I’d rather pay extra from a US store that has inventory. Of course there might be exceptions, like UES denim, but they’re only sold by a small handful of stores.
    The good thing about paying more for something is that it forces you to be more selective about your purchases, versus buying every release under the sun. I look at some of my purchases over the years and asked myself why? I’m one step away from being a hoarder :)

  4. @kiya

    could you give me sizing advice on the Iron Heart micro fleece shirt? I normally wear a size XL UHF — would I take the same size for the micro fleece? It would appear that some people are sizing down in this one which is why I’m asking. I’d want to wear it like my UHF’s with just a tshirt underneath, as opposed to wearing it like a shacket. 

  5. 5 hours ago, peter1 said:

    It's interesting that US brands like RGT, Tellason, Left Field, Railcar, Raleigh etc don't get much action here anymore. I really like Tellason and Left Field. I suspect it's because it's too easy to find -- and I say this as someone who has played shipping roulette from Japan plenty of times. Or maybe because it's "boring." 

    I think a lot of it has to do with brand aesthetics/fits more than anything. US made is great but your brand ‘style’ has to have broad appeal. For US made I prefer 3sixteen, but that’s because I like their denim and their shirting fabrics are interesting. Not a knock against the other brands you mentioned but most of them are just kinda pedestrian to me.

    Likewise, there are tons of Japanese brands that are competing against each other, each with their own aesthetic. 

  6. 16 hours ago, discwork said:

    I have a shirt and t-shirt from Freenote. I really like the look and fabric of both, but they're pretty much unwearable when untucked. I'd scoop up much more Freenote gear if they reworked their cuts.

    I’d also give them a try if they reworked the fit of their shirts. They’ve put out some interesting stuff in the past but I always had to pass. I’m not a shirt tucker nor do I like the look. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:
    I was listening to some podcast last year... They were discussing the population boom in SF (800 peeps in 1849 to 20,000 in 1850) making food the most expensive commodity (a decent breakfast for 2 was the equivalent of $1200 today) by the 1860's enterprising folks were trying what'evs to source enough eggs to feed the hungry gold-rushing-loons, 'eggers' would go out to the Farallon Islands wearing specially made 'egging-shirts' with massive egg pockets for collecting the eggs of sea birds.
    Has ever such a shirt turned up? it would make an insane repro.

    That sounds eggsellent 


  8. Which PBJ cut is similar to Iron Heart’s 777’s? I’ve always wanted to try PBJ jeans but seems like every pair I come across is an extreme slim taper with a narrow 7” to 7.25” hem. I’m looking for something with a 7.75” to 8” hem with some room in the thighs and knees. Maybe the XX-011?

  9. @kiya

    I have a question regarding sizing on the PBJ SLB-013 denim on your site: https://www.selfedge.com/pure-blue-japan?product_id=2703

    I reckon i'd be a size 36 based on the measurements but is the hem measurement correct for this size? The hem is listed as 7.75" but size 38 is also listed at 7.75". Is this a typo? Is the hem actually supposed to be 7.25" or is the listed 7.75" measurement correct? Thx

  10. I got my masks from thetiebar.com yesterday and like them a lot. I bought the men’s xl 5 pack for $30 and they fit my face perfectly. They’re 2 ply with a filter pocket and thin enough where I feel like I can breathe. They also have adjusters on the elastic which is a must have feature since elastic stretches out over time.  

  11. 6 hours ago, elmcitizen said:

    Thanks for the info on the Outdoor Research mask. I had been considering it and the positive review pushed me to give it a try. I'll let you know what I think once it's here.

    That said, I have two Railcar masks and both work well but the elastic of these does get stretched out. I've been wearing them a bunch, so I really wouldn't say its a quality issue, simply the reality of small elastic bands. Using a comfort band to pull them tight along the back of my head seems to do the trick in keeping them useful.


    I had the same issue with the elastic bands stretching on my RC masks. Nicely made but they’re no longer snug on my face

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