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  1. owlofminerva

    The Flat Head

    This isn't meant to contradict Broark or Cold Summer, but I think it's worth pointing out that for people accustomed to modern, ultra-tapered fits, the 3009 will look pretty darned straight. I teach at a high school and my students have teased me for wearing "boot cut" (!) jeans when I break out my 3009s.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    FW19 is up. http://www.soc-la.com/collection.php?c=15 Lots to like, but too much overlap with what I already have, so I’m probably not going to get anything this season. Really like the bomber and the deck jacket and would probably be all over them if I didn’t already have a top notch MA-1 (Buzz) and an N1 (IH). I might talk myself into that sweater...
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    I think I've said it here before, but Stevenson is one of the few labels in menswear that has S/S collections that are equal to or superior to F/W. Bought the terry cloth shirt when it dropped, and it is a favorite. It's a bit more of a "fashion" shirt than most of what I wear, if that makes sense, but not ostentatiously so. I've been wearing it once or twice a week since July. Used the sale as an excuse to buy a pair each of the Carmels and the new Recons. I picked up the Recons in indigo a year or two ago and love them, but the fit on these is (in my opinion) dramatically improved. A bit more roomy in the butt (does it have a higher rise, too?) and thighs, and a bit more tapered through the lower leg. Wish they had done these again in indigo... And the Carmels are just a great fitting jean. I know a lot of folks on here are bothered by the big waist on most Stevenson cuts; I think these (mostly) solve that problem for me. This is maybe a weird thing to say, but I think if I worked at SE I might recommend these to someone wanting to graduate from APCs to Japanese denim...
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Kiya, what is “100% cotton linen”? I ask as a proud owner of both the LS and SS versions, who doesn’t quite know what they’re made of...
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    These look great! I sized down for the test lots, which (I think) are the same cut, and I’m wishing now that I had picked these up and either gone tts or maybe even sized up. It’s cool that you can get such different fits from the same cut. What is that jungle fatigue shirt, btw? Army surplus, or Japanese repro?
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Oh that’s really nice. What is the maximum number of type 3s a guy can own?
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    SS19 is now live. (Couldn’t get JDelage’s link to work, but it’s here.) Lots of good stuff — Stevenson is the only menswear outfit I can think of where SS is consistently as good as/better than FW. Really like the Rounder, Swingstar, and Lone Wolf jackets (though doubtful I could pull them off). Those camp shirts with the white squares are great. Summer Knit and Terry Cloth Tees look pretty special. As a big thighed fellow, I’m liking the straight tapered jeans they are offering (Carmel and Imperial). Am I right that this is the first time they’re offering this cut as a part of their regular lineup? (The 714 is just for Self Edge, right?)
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    This is an interesting detail. For hang drying? Anywhoo, I was planning on picking up my repaired Iron Hearts from SENY tomorrow. But I really don’t want to walk out the door $400 poorer... Quite the dilemma.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    I own two pairs of jeans by Stevenson (plus 4 pairs of pants) and I really like the fit. My advice: ignore the waist and focus on getting the other measurements right. If you’re ok with a low rise jean, there’s a good chance you can make these work. Maybe it’s my big butt, but I find I don’t strictly need a belt (though I usually wear one). And the details and denim are truly special. I'm not sure if this is their reasoning, but I will say this: these are the only slim fitting, low rise jeans I own that are comfortable to sit down in.
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    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Kiya, am I correct in assuming I should size down one size on the chambray?