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  1. owlofminerva

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Thanks, Duke, this is very helpful. I may have been better off sizing down, but I'm not seeing this for sale in the smaller sizes anywhere (that said, my "searching Japanese webstores" skills are pretty weak, especially with Rakuten Global Marketplace gone). So I'm going to see what a tailor can do.
  2. owlofminerva

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Here are some fit pics. IDK, maybe I should have gone down a size?
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    42 jacket. 34 trousers. Happy to measure for you... I'm actually still waiting on the vest because Speedway didn't have it and the seller I found wants to use EMS, who apparently still aren't shipping to the US. It really is an awesome suit.
  4. owlofminerva

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    (Sorry to respond to such an old post; hopefully that's kosher.) Hi, Duke. How did you size the Jackson jacket/vest/pants? I just got the ensemble from Speedway and while I really dig the details and the fabric, it is VERY baggy. Shoulders on the jacket are perfect, as is the waist on the trousers, so I think I chose the right size, and I was expecting a full cut, but this is maybe a bit too full for my tastes. In the fit pics I've seen you post here, it looks like the suit fits you very well. Did you get everything tailored?
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Saddle Pants. I was alternating these with a pair of Stevenson Carmels (I'll post pics of those shortly) for about a year. So accounting for the (very) occasional no-jeans days, I would say 5 months of effective wear. I wash a bit less frequently than Broark and others on this thread (I think they've had maybe 3-4 washes altogether?), so these are a bit more contrasty than other OAs. Love these pants. Stitching in the crotch/butt is starting to rip, so I'll need to get a repair soon.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    Also seeing now that SS20 is now online. Liking the knits but not much else is catching my eye right now.
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    Stevenson Overall Company

    I have this shirt and it is definitely black and fading to grey, not a so-dark-blue-it-looks-black. It doesn’t smell like rotten eggs, so it isn’t sulfur dyed. It’s something that fades like indigo but is black and not blue. Not sure how helpful this is in answering your question. I, too, would love to know more about how it is done.
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    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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