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  1. Right on. Yeah, Endrime comes to mind as having done some weird non-standard cuts in the past. Overall, you might have better luck asking over on reddit; they might be more familiar with the other brands you’re referencing In general, haven’t seen many jeans with that sort of features—as Roy puts it, jeans are pretty fundamentally an ill-fitting garment, and most higher-end jeans companies seem to embrace that rather than fighting it
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ^ Looking forward to seeing whether they throw anything like that in, yeah. Agreed that that’s often an underappreciated benefit off buying direct from Japan. I still remember ordering from Boropby some time last year and opening the package to find a beautifully-folded paper crane—that sorta thing really adds a nice personal touch to the whole experience
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    Vintage Sweatshirts

    Nope, I was way off: center back measures more like 26" on an XL. Guess it just feels longer than it is; I'm more used to thinking about the lengths of shirts than knits. Makes me wonder just how short my Stevenson hoodie is…
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    Vintage Sweatshirts

    Deluxewear sweats are pretty long—I’m on the tall side and I usually end up folding the bottom hem in à la Volvo. Can measure the length later today to confirm, but I’d guess > 27” at center back on my slim-cut XL (overall, fits like a Japanese L but longer and with a little more room in the shoulders)
  5. What do you mean by articulated? Like cut with extra knee and crotch gussets, or? Never heard that term used in the context of clothes before If you want to give denim a try you can just get any old pair of jeans, there’s really not much to them I think Endrime made some jeans with a bunch of extra folds of fabric at the knee if that’s what you’re looking for
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Great, thanks for the confirmation. Jacket's been ordered—had 40k points left over from my Lofgren boots on my Rakuten account that I'd forgotten about, so that was a nice surprise too.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Does Hinoya ship internationally? Any anecdotes? Hoping to pick up the new Hawaii ranch jacket from Sun Surf and it looks like they're the only ones carrying it so far.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    These are new this season, so there’s not likely to be much info available on them yet. I wouldn’t expect them to be cut exactly the same as the lot 1947, and, even if they were, they’d probably end up fitting differently after shrink + stretch. The MiUSA 1955 have stupidly small front pocket openings. Let’s hope that’s not the case for these, too….
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    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Any experience with HDO (Hayashi Design Office) jackets? Looks like they at least do a Type III, but I'm having trouble finding much more info.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The ‘60s arcuates are sewn on a double-needle machine—no amount of “freehanding” will make the two rows of stitching look closer or farther from each other. edit: New page, got beat to it
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    UES Denim

    Yep, direct from the website. Transaction went smoothly and shipping was fast once the stock came in.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Can I be both
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    UES Denim

    Got my first Ues flannel in a few weeks ago and it's probably my best-fitting overshirt. Construction is top-notch; fabric is v. interesting & v. comfortable; cut doesn't feel like it's made for someone 6" shorter than me nor 30 lbs. lighter. Will definitely be buying more shirts from them at some point in the future. Came with a cute little baggie cut from the same material, too.
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Finally got around to taking some photos of the Sassafras shorts mentioned above. They've now been my main leg-wear for a total of around two weeks and change in the backcountry, plus some day hikes and a few hotter-than-usual days around town. I haven't been easy on them, and overall they've held up well. The fabric used for the double layer on the back is maybe a little flimsy, and tore more quickly than I would've liked, but in its defense I was sliding around on some pretty sharp volcanic rock at the time and for all I know it might've torn just as easily through denim. They've gotten wet a bunch (and sweaty and dirty a bunch) and held their shape just fine. That said, the sizing's maybe closer to standard Western than Japanese, and overall a M might fit me better than an L. The pocket bags are a heavy twill (heavier than the shorts themselves) and the rear pockets are lined in a lighter twill. All pockets are super deep, super accessible, and feel super sturdy. Big plusses all around, there. The 7x [raised & tucked] belt loops are also appreciated.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    ^ I've worn my RW Moc's in the rain plenty and no water's ever gotten through. Personally, it's just about my favorite design for a boot, and it's sad to me how few folks seem to do a nice job of it without getting too loud. Those Nicks look really great too, for that matter. Broark, yeah, ended up going with that color. Was real tempted by the green, but I expect to wear these ~3ish days a week for a good chunk of the year and I don't really feel like being known as that green boots guy.