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  1. Fooleo

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Those cone memorial jeans are interesting. Just picked up a pair of old (2010ish?) Engineered Garments jeans which are also made from 4 different kinds of deadstock Cone denim. From the pics above it looks like they're cut in almost the exact same combo too. Wonder if it's a bite or genuine coincidence....
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    I have a 40 in both! Originally planned to do a 42 since I would be washing frequently and expected a lot of shrinkage, but actually hasn't been too major, definitely think I made the right choice
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    Definitely agree WH shirts don't get the love they deserve, I have the 3076 in denim and the 3001 western. The denim on the 3076 is super deep almost navy indigo with a grey weft, and is super hairy with lots of nep. Has been a rather slow fader I think bc of how light the fabric is (probably 6-8oz), but has been super soft and comfortable from the start. The 3001 has been almost the opposite. The denim (bought non-washed and washed at home) has been crazy stiff, and is probably closer to about 10oz. Almost feels like a shirt-jac weight, and feels very heavy with all the snaps. The fabric is also particularly neppy, and looks like it has some interesting slub to it. My only gripe is how high/tight the arm holes are, definitely very Japanese in fit, though the sleeves seem almost disproportionately long to where they're cut, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for western body types. Still yet to try any of their flannels...
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    Stuff you would like to see made

    A run of american-made Vans would be a dream.... I definitely find the "Anaheim Factory" collections rather misleading and still leaving some to be desired compared to OG shape / materials. I have a hard time believe a corporation of that size doesn't have the capability to do at least a small run... I know it might not make sense for them cost wise, but even if they were priced around $100 I am willing to bet they'd still be a hit, especially for the purists and MiUSA heads
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    Anybody interested in a pair of DD-1551ZXX (In-store only model - https://www.ware-house.co.jp/?pid=124171859) sz 34 that measures about 33" ?.. Sized up to accommodate for shrinkage with tumble drying, but still not too happy with the fit. Washed/dryed a few times but haven't began fading much yet, would let them go for $120 + shipping...
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    Duck Digger is Warehouse's "top of the line" / most specifically accurate repro models. For example, the 1000xx (not DD) is based off of late 40s/early 50s models, but not any year in specific. the 1001xx (not DD) fit changes every few years, and doesn't reflect the EXACT fit or details of a certain era necessarily. For the most part, the DD models are meant to be as close repros as possible, specifically fit and construction wise. Most of them use banner denim interestingly though, which is based off of a 30's denim, but is used on most models from 20's-60's (1105, 1101 etc) Someone correct me if I made any mistakes here
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    ^^^ Haven't seen many people with those either. I got mine about two years ago, but only really wear them barefoot in the summers. Hope they'll soon look as good as yours!
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    Here’s some progress on my Lot 1000s, about a year and a half of wear. Maybe 30 washes?
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    Land of the Lowrising Sun

    Glad I’m also not the only one in this boat! I’m a ~31.75 natural waist but often size up to 33 just to get a front rise that’s high enough. Interestingly I only noticed that I preferred wearing my jeans higher when I purchased a new belt that held them up properly! Suddenly my pairs I thought fit perfect just crushed my junk when I wore them at what I realized was the most comfortable waist level. ^ Second the comment on the Stan Ray fatigues though, my size 32 pair has like a 12.5 inch rise which would be a bit much on a pair of jeans but works well for other styles. I recently brought my 633s back into rotation and have been getting more used to wearing them lower on my hips. Wish IH would do an 888 in their new 14oz denim
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    How many pairs of jeans do you own?

    From most to least worn roughly - Warehouse 1000xx - Iron Heart 633s - LVC 606s (thrifted) - Early 70s 505s (thrifted, cut into shorts) - 50s/60s Penny's Big Mac carpenter pants (thrifted) - Flathead 3009 Tops: - Sugar Cane 1953 - Wrangler late 60s selvedge 124MJ (thrifted) - Warehouse 3076 denim shirt
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Found something interested at a thrift store yesterday - a pair of LVC 606s. The fading to me on pair is somewhat of a conundrum to me. They looked to have been rigid, but maybe they’re a wash? According to the tags, they’re samples, and the button stamp 643M would suggest they’re from ‘03-‘04 (info found from a denimbro thread). No patch or sign one was ever sewn on, and the denim has a really intersecting texture to it with an almost waxy sheen on it, which feels more to like they have never seen a wash before. The fading is also quite confusing, especially the sharp creases along the outseam of the leg, maybe from storage?? Gonna run these through a hot wash wash and tumble dry and see how the fabric behave. If anyone has any guesses on the origins of this pair m, I’d love to hear. If I recall the 606s are sanforised right? Presumably cone? Of course there’s always a chance these could be fakes but for $8 I wouldn’t even be mad
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    After having much difficulty sizing and breaking in Red Wings and similar brands, figured it was worth stepping up to go custom fit... Russell Moccasin Sporting Clays chukka in tan Laramie suede (added one extra set of eyelet rather than typical 3) Hathorn (White's) Rainer Oxford, with red dog smooth/rough out The Russell's are a 9AA and the Whites are a 9C on the northwest last, which is the most perfect fitting shoe I've ever owned. Don't believe this model has the same arch-ease as most other whites, but is still damn comfortable as my primary work shoe, 5-6 days a week. The Russells are just on the cusp of feeling too narrow, but I suppose I couldn't also just not be as used to having a shoe feel properly snug in the right places
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    I actually recently picked up that version of the 3076 and have the 403 sweatshirt as well. Like mentioned before, the 42 in warehouse sweats feels equivalent to a US large in most other brands. The torso is cut a bit shorter, but the body is wide and the sleeves are appropriate in length. I'm 5'10 with a slim-ish build and the 42 falls right at my hips, with a comfortable bit of slouch on my shoulders (I prefer my sweats on the looser side). The shirt on the other hand, is indeed strange fitting, I originally planned to order a 42, but being able to try on the 40 I'm glad I decided otherwise. The shirt isn't necessarily super slim, but it is very long, especially the sleeves. I'm sure they will continue to shrink more as it's washed but the arm holes are cut a bit high and the sleeves themselves are somewhat slim (not as loose as you would expect on a work shirt) so this shirt could be troublesome for beefier builds hope that helps!
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    ^ same here, that niftydo pic is basically everything I am going for with these jeans. I was concerned the rise was not going to be high enough, but the full pic with suspenders has sealed the deal, mark me down for a W33, with an 82cm inseam!
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    Someone please correct if this is wrong - But basically the 1001 is the cut, and the S/XX denotes fabric, and variations in detailing on the cut. The DD1001 is the 1001 of the Duck Digger line, which is basically a highest level attention to year-model historical details, and in the case of the 1001, its a 1947 model. The 13.5oz fabric is their 7x7 "banner denim" which is based of a levi's denim banner from the 30s. The 14.5 oz is their flagship "1000xx" denim, considered to be closest to the levis denim used in the 1940s-1950s. From my understanding the Banner denim holds it's indigo better, and has a softer hand from the start. The 1000xx denim has a bit more nep and slub to it, but loses fades more to white, compared to bluer shades of the banner denim. In my experience, my 1000s shrank from tag size, but do stretch back pretty quickly. Personally I would go on the safe side and get the 34, which can always be hot washed and tumble dried to maximize shrinkage, rather than stress over the 32 shrinking too much.. Hope this helps!