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Posts posted by ColonelAngus

  1. 1 hour ago, Broark said:

    Any swim trunk recommendations? I have some Mister Freedom ones from a few years back, but they're starting to fade and get washed out.
    Might try Birdwell, RRL has some 300 dollar swim trunks. :rolleyes: But I haven't found many other ones that have caught my attention.


  2. 8 hours ago, unders said:

    I don’t think wearing a brand’s image is about creating your own identity, but demonstrating to others that you share the identity of the brand or simply that the brand means something to you as a wearer. 

    And that extends to anything. I’m pretty sure anyone that wears a Rolex or drives a Porsche isn’t going out of their way to obscure these brands. I’ve never had anyone comment on the brands I wear because the truth is, most people don’t care. Every company out there has some form of branding. I’m not big on plastering logos all over myself either but if I like something I’ll wear it. It also helps that I don’t care what others think of my wardrobe.

  3. On 1/2/2020 at 12:47 PM, Maynard Friedman said:

    If they’re sanforized AND once-washed, they should shrink very little, in the range of zero to 1 inch, based on my experience.

    I would also say that the type of denim makes a difference in how much shrink you get with sanforized.  I have a pair of LHT that didn’t shrink at all after many washes and others that shrunk a half inch to an inch. Not sure why that is but this has been my experience. Which is basically what you’re saying lol

  4. 6 hours ago, SuperJackle said:

    Dang man! Not tying to encourage bad spending, but if I remember right you were pining for a pair even before Ande closed up shop!

    True, but I won’t spend money I don’t have. 


  5. On 12/21/2019 at 2:39 PM, mlwdp said:

    This question is for the Americans here:

    Anybody here get questioned if they’re in the Navy, Army, Air Force when wearing Buzz items?  Just a thought. :laugh2:

    I don’t own any BR pieces but if I did I wouldn’t wear anything with military stenciling. Really glad to see History Preservation offering non-stenciled items. Personally, I’d feel kinda silly wearing something like that. I have this image in my mind of strangers asking me if I belong to some WW2 re-enactment group 

  6. 4 minutes ago, mpukas said:

    I've used RFG for a couple of tapers and several hems, and their work and customer service has always been great. It's bothersome to me to see this experience. I want to continue to use them as my go-to. I've been told that it's Steven himself who does tapers and that's why it takes so long, vs a hem, which I assume can be done by any skilled sewer and takes a couple of days. Maybe someone not a skilled as Steven did this job? 

    This is why I think these matters should be kept between the buyer and seller. You had good experiences, unfortunately, one negative comment can hurt a business even if that business has done hundreds of these jobs with hundreds of satisfied customers. Should RC fix the problem? Absolutely, but there are always two sides to a story and I think it's premature to judge the merits of the OP without knowing RC's perspective.

  7. @julian-wolf

    for every bad experience you read about there might be 5 positives you didn’t. I just don’t see how productive it is to rant about this publicly to a bunch of strangers and expect everyone to be sympathetic. If it were me I’d try to resolve the issue with the company privately. If that fails then I’d chock it up to a loss and consider it a learning experience. Mistakes happen and maybe there was some miscommunication that we don’t know about. I’m not trying to be a jerk — I just believe these types of outcomes should be between the buyer and seller and behind closed doors. 

  8. 10 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:
    i can't understand why your post would garner negs? unless fan-boys just will not accept critism of this brand? ..who knows... anyway i have a point,

    1. Because nobody cares and 2. it 's very childish to air your grievances on a public forum, even going so far as to threaten to post emails. I'm not a fan-boy fwiw but in this instance I just can't abide with someone who sounds like they're throwing a tantrum.

  9. 17 hours ago, Geeman said:

    Great brand, I have jeans and shirts from them. Their type 3 has been on my want list for a long time. 

    My 400st jeans are also my fastest fading. 

    I wish UES offered bigger sizes for their jackets. Their type III only goes up to 4 and is raw which would make it unwearable. I prefer one wash. They have a few other tops that only go up to 3 as well 

  10. 2 hours ago, cause4pause said:

    Can’t imagine not washing my jeans for 6, 12, or even 15 months of effective wear. Some unsavoury shit always happens to my jeans at around 2-3 months and forces me to wash. Sometimes it’s much earlier than that.

    Yep. It goes without saying that not washing your jeans leads to holes and blowouts much faster. Swamp ass in denim is a thing. Makes my skin crawl when I read about dudes that never wash their jeans. 

  11. @noobedloser

    washing might help get additional starch out but you gotta wear them to truly soften them up. I’ve got a pair of 120x and I think I’ve machine washed them once and tub soaked twice. I’ve worn them quite a bit and they are just now getting soft. 

  12. 14 hours ago, SmokeStackLightning said:

    Got a laugh about everyone being worked up over some stores comments on instagram in regards to early sales too lol.

    Yeah that was pretty funny. On the one hand, BOW is a business and they're free to do what they want. I think the criticism might stem from the fact that we've become a society of instant gratification, so things like Black Friday/Cyber Monday are getting pushed onto consumers earlier. It may sound like a bit of a paradox for companies to be anti-Black Friday but I think the idea is that consumerism has run amok and when you do early sales you're basically only appealing to the crowd that otherwise wouldn't pay full price for anything anyways. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. All of us are guilty of looking for good deals at some point. Personally, i've grown tired of these sales and don't spend as much as I used to. I'm content with the things I have and don't feel the need to buy something on sale for the sake of saving a few bucks. If I want an article of clothing bad enough i'll pay full price for it.

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