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julian-wolf last won the day on August 18 2021

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  1. julian-wolf

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Some really good deals on Rocky Mountain Featherbed vests right now @ Mirror Ball for smaller folks…
  2. julian-wolf

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I didn’t even know a five-pocket version of those existed…those are pretty much my dream jeans
  3. julian-wolf

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    ^ Don’t know why, but I’d always thought the denim was from Huston—learn something new every day!
  4. julian-wolf

    Stevenson Overall Company

    Good info, thanks—was worried that would probably be the case Looking forward to trying on the new version when they come in!
  5. julian-wolf

    Stevenson Overall Company

    How do the sleeves fit on the Cody shirts? I have a Unionist shirt in XL that fits well overall but is borderline too slim through the forearms—it works out okay, but does mean that I almost exclusively wear it with the sleeves rolled up past my elbows, which isn't ideal. Will I have similar issues with the Cody?
  6. julian-wolf

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    There’s a pair in W34 up for sale as well, but not for quite so generous a price…
  7. julian-wolf

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    There was an extra pair made that went out on a sort of “world tour” among Denimbro folks, may even still be active Got to wear them for a couple months in 2018 & they were really something special edit: Beat me to it
  8. julian-wolf

    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    Seems sorta dissonant to credit the sneakers as Nikes when they're not made by Nike, but on the same line of text to credit the replica sweatshirt as Warehouse rather than Fruit of the Loom (or Champion, or whomever made the original…) If that was the norm, half of this thread would just be "Levi's / Levi's / Levi's / US Military"—maybe just a difference in expectations between sneaker culture / jeans culture?
  9. julian-wolf

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    A vintage loom, no, but looms aren’t where yarn irregularity comes from. More “natural”-looking slub occurs when yarns are spun on old or poorly-calibrated spinning machines, and modern spinning machines do offer the capability to punch in a varying feed rate (hence thickness) along the length of a yarn. The trick of the companies working with the over-engineered slub is that, yes, they’re using vintage looms—after all, if their jeans didn’t have busted selvedge outseams, their customer base would lose interest completely—but everything leading up to the loom is presumably very modern (I’d assume, anyway, that the same is true for cotton processing, dyeing, etc.). This is cheaper and provides more control over the final product, but it certainly detracts from the vintage-esque wabi sabi nature that’s more popular around these parts
  10. julian-wolf

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I’m fine with the idea in principle, but they’ve gone too far in the name of alliteration: I’m unwilling to support something with Invitational right in its name that’s in no way an invitational …plus, as you say, the tastes of most of the participants + of the judges are pretty clearly at odds with what’s appealing to me personally (or, I’d guess, to most of the folks here)
  11. julian-wolf

    Tender Co. Denim

    ^ Thanks for the heads up I’d spent a while going back and forth on the velvet jackets but decided they were a little too rich for me; really excited to be able to give one a go!
  12. julian-wolf

    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    @Hopethisoneisnttaken Thanks for the impressions—looking forward to seeing how everything ages! I’ve never been sure about the various names either…I guess Motoike himself is the common factor among the sub-brands, but I’ve no idea what makes a good thread title
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    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    Great first page for the new year! Seems like the forum’s been less active over the past couple months; glad to set things maybe picking back up a bit @Hopethisoneisnttaken, any impressions on those jeans? I’ve been interested in trying out MOTO clothes since I like their shoes so much, but never been sure how well that would transfer / whether they’re even made in the same facilities / etc.
  14. I'm not really a fan of Smartwool; whatever wool–poly blend they use seems to pill way faster than the alternatives. Have had better luck with Icebreaker & Woolpower If you really want to treat yourself, my very favorite undershirt is a loopwheeled 100% merino deal from Merz, from a few seasons ago—not sure whether they still make anything similar
  15. julian-wolf

    Stevenson Overall Company

    Good to know, thanks—might look into one I’ve always washed sweaters by hand so never had to worry about it, but I’d def. like to be able to throw this in the machine with everything else, so if that helps it should be a good investment
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