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    Bowery Blue Makers - NYC

    Just picked up a pair of Type-S I ordered in August, absolutely blown away! I chose the 13oz Kiyama denim, which is unlike anything I have felt. So much texture without being in-your-face. I have never even seen a horizontal sub in this effect! Echigoya-San’s studio is not too far from me in Brooklyn, and he was kind enough to let me pick up the jeans in person and visit his studio. He even showed me a sample of a new jacket style he is working on, and some cool other small projects he has in the works. Such a neat experience and couldn’t be more thrilled with the jeans! went with my true size 32, after a hot wash and air dry
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Also participating in the dome! Wearing a pair of Red Wing 877s from 1994 I stumbled upon from a local RW collector for a great price. Figured if I was going to break them in around this time anyways might as well take a shot at winning a cool prize too FWIW I also recently got sized for a pair White's by Kyle at Bakers and was totally surprised at what he advised me. I wear a 9AAA-9.5B depending on the maker, and he sized me at a 9.5C. Also a bit larger bigger than I expected, but I assume that is just how their lasts run. Haven't gotten the boots yet but hopefully if their advice worked out for you I should be alright too lol
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    Bridge of the Times

    Count me in for a pair too, if @Broark has any luck convincing him
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I was also a bit concerned about the same so I reached out to him via IG DM after posting. His position is that basically he has done everything within his power to protect himself and "officially discourage" anyone from sharing, however he has "no power to stop " anyone doing whatever happens with the file after. He also emphasized that it is "not a commercial book, just a file he would like to share with friends"
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    He put out an abbreviated version like a year ago, but just released the final version about a week ago which is a few hundred pages long and much more in depth. Just PM me if you're interested, happy to email it to you. (FWIW he states in the preface; "Knowledge has not been the most transparent thing in the vintage community, especially among resellers and buyers. Rookies can be fooled easily if not careful enough or mistrust a person. I am a believer of knowledge is meant to be shared and this is the most important reason why I started this project. " So I don't think he would mind too much if it is still shared so long as it is not "public")
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CS69V-Bp8V8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Dropping there here since it is irrelevant.. I know CSF does not have a reputation for being the kindest or most approachable brand, but this is seriously wack... For anyone who might not have been following, a vintage enthusiast from HK put 2 years into producing this english language guide to Levi's Jackets only for Konaka to threaten to sue him and insist he take it down to preserve his own image, and prevent anyone else from gaining knowledge he somehow feels that he is the only one allowed to possess..
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    I am willing to bet they are both technically the XX27 style from Cone, but just from production lots that could be very far apart. I have actually been lucky enough to come across a roll of XX27 that was dated 2006, and also remarked that it felt a little different than the R01s in XX27 I also have from last year. No idea when Roy's lot was from but I am sure within the 10-15 + years they ran that style there was certainly plenty of variation in cotton / indigo / machine maintenance / finishing quality. It is Cone after all
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    Actually, I was wondering the same thing for a while, but Ryo from TCB recently confirmed on IG that the fabric for both is the same, just treated differently. So the 505 is the sanforized version of the same 60s fabric.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    YM doesn't produce for CSF, but he might handle their repairs.. He also does repair work fro Berberjin and a few other notable denim shops in Japan. For what it's worth, you can also buy his stuff directly from him via IG with the help of google translate as he does not speak english. I picked up the jumper from him a few months back, and he was super easy to work with. I would absolutely put the quality up there with CSF too, very similar ethos with vintage machine set-up and etc
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Heads up to anyone else who’s been relying on on a JP proxy the past year - EMS just announced they’ll be resuming service to the US as of June 1st
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    Vintage Denim?

    Looks like they are from the early to mid 50s. Double sided red tab + leather patch would have to be before about 1955 ish. Thats an amazing pair, super cool they've been held on to in your fam
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    The shrinkage in the length means no cuff but I am still stoked with the fit. Sized up by 2, usually wear a 32 but took a 34 in these. Black denim usually looks a little flat and uninteresting to me, but since they’re unsanforzied they’ve got plenty of texture. They also came with these 2 sharp creases that didn’t come out after a second wash but I’m actually kind of digging them and eager to see how they’ll wear...
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Just picked up the Black 47s from SE and have to say they might just be the best black jeans ever made. Totally worth the wait. Heads up to anyone else considering them, I got an additional 1" of shrinkage in the waist and 3/4" in the length after a delicate wash even though these are already rinsed. The waist is already stretching back but the length in the inseam sadly is not coming back.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Damn that right pocket shape is so good! @roomtemplacroix is it the same denim as the regular 47s?
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    I have also been debating a pair of 505s for a while but the measurements on the site have it around 11" which isn't quite high enough for my preference... That fit is spot on @JimTheBrass seeing that there is actually a 13" rise on the size 33 might just tip me over the fence
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