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  1. julian-wolf

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    ^ Yes—if you’ve been experiencing drainage issues in your jeans, you should be very sure to wash them before selling
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I don’t think @Denimstoyevsky ever gave any indication that he didn’t plan to wash them before selling them…
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    ^ Washing doesn’t always do a good job of getting rid of the smell of cigarettes, esp. when something’s been stored in a house where folks smoke indoors Cigarettes are insidious as hell like that (& in general, but that’s a different story…)
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    Great, that’s just what I was hoping for—I think I’m gonna go for it Just to check, you didn’t happen to measure them before shrinking, did you? I know there have been a few different versions at this point…
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    Around how much does the denim on the 1001XX DSB shrink along the warp? Picked up a pair from Yahoo that measures around 34 1/2" raw in the inseam & I'm undecided on whether it's worth trying to shrink them or or I'll be better off just moving them on
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    @Broark Makes sense, thanks for the run-down—didn’t realize this was labeled XX-27 as well, & that does seem like a pretty good indicator
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    The Red Wings and Thorogoods are probably built the same as White’s—they’re all rebuildable (though I guess not by White’s in-house repair folks), and they’ll all cost $200+ to rebuild if the welt and midsole need replacing
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    The Flat Head

    This is pretty common Loopwheeled describes the fabric, and side seams describe the finished garment, so there’s no guaranteed crossover—not all loopwheeled fabrics are used for seamless tees, and only a relatively small portion is seamless tees are actually made from loopwheeled fabrics
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    ^^ This isn't the first time I've seen this fabric referenced as being similar to the fabric(s) Roy used for his last round of jeans—is there any source for that, or is it just speculation? Would be interested in reading up, if so
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Not that the quality of their stitchdown boots is perfect either—I’ve had constructional stitches pop in two separate places already on my Hikers, and I don’t think I’ve put more than ~30 days of hard wear into them—but at least they’ve been good about fixing stuff as it breaks
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Good info, thanks Had been using DHL through the worst of it & never saw any appreciable delays; might just stick with them in the future, even with EMS back open for [JP–US] business, if this is the new norm for the latter
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Anyone used EMS to ship from Japan recently? Been stuck on “dispatch from outwards office of exchange” for the better part of a week, now, & that step’s usually (pre-pandemic / -olymics) just around a day before arrival stateside…
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    That’s really disappointing For what it’s worth, I’ve gotten the impression that only their stitchdown boots are ever marketed as rebuildable, so the same prob. extends to all the other welted boots & shoes as well…guess that’s part of why they cost $200+ less
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    ^ I have “narrow” garrison belts from both Hollows & Tightly Stitched (engine) and am very happy w/ both of them
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    ^ Def. agreed. Plenty of folks can sew jeans pretty much perfectly—you’ve got great options from Ooe, Double Volante, Ben Viapiana, etc. A huge part of what makes Roy’s jeans so special, at least to me, is how well he has the patterning & grading figured out. Very few jeans fit as well as Roy’s on as wide of a variety of body types, esp. after some shrink & stretch. If his jeans don’t fit you well, you’re gonna be missing out on that part of the magic one way or the other—might as well leave them for someone who’s in a position to make the most of them & treat yourself to something comparably fancy that fits well out of the box.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Fresh sweetcorn on a hot day Warehouse / Tightly Stitched / Cane’s / MOTO
  17. Any local tailor will do just fine, or stitching by hand at home (& there was never any bartack there—if there were, it wouldn’t have ripped so easy, but such is the way of repros)
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    ^ What’s wrong with the $500 that SE charged for them just a few months ago?
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    Nice Things

    Scored a decent serger at an estate sale yesterday—it even works!
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yeah, esp. with the Montauk going back into production soon that seems like a pretty high price for secondhand…
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    FW Union Special / Tightly Stitched / Leroy’s / Flame Panda
  22. Was thinking about it some more this morning while photoing, & it seems like camera height / angle should have some place in the discussion The spot where I usually prop my phone for WAYWT photos is at around mid-thigh, & brief experiments showed that looking down at that strong of an angle at the camera just felt off. May try to find a higher prop—‘til then, it’s all speculation (in any case, still prob. just post hoc justification for weird psychological leanings, or whatever conclusion was come to above…)
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Found some ~~loud~~ mocs on sale Tender / Sauce Zhan / Hollows / Cane’s / Yuks
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Good to see that cluster of sea stars doing well—they’ve been struggling pretty seriously for the last couple of years down this end of the coast
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