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    Shoes that look better with age...

    No part of the sole is flat, but usually the curve is just front to back: If you wanted to make a sole out of paper, you could bend it a bit to have the toe spring up but still keep it straight along the other axis & get just what you see on most shoes (besides the paper probably wearing down pretty quickly…). What I'm talking about wouldn't be possible with paper. You could bend the [paper] sole front to back, but when you tried to bend it side to side to get the center to bulge out, the front-to-back bend would snap out of place since paper just isn't elastic like that. The center of the outsole bulges outwards, which is to say that no matter what direction you look at it from (even looking head on from the toe of the boot) the center of the sole will be lower down towards the ground than the edges, & the sole will strike the ground at (something like) a single point rather than (something like) a line going all the way across from inside to outside. It wouldn't do anything to relieve stress on the stitching—getting something like rubber to bulge like this means stretching it pretty actively, and, if anything, it would add extra stress. It may be necessary in order to make room for whatever's going on between the insole and the outsole, but since the apex of the bulge seems to happen so far forward, I doubt it would be anything like a shank. My best guess is that it's just extra cork / leather filling, and that it's put there intentionally—just can't figure why that might be beneficial.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Mostly spending the day sitting on porches snacking Fresh sweetcorn & strawberries in the morning, feat. Skid Row & Cane’s: Avo’ gelato in the afternoon, feat. Highballer & Bushmaster (Bubo / Great Lakes is quickly becoming a favorite sub-brand…)
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Just walked a lot farther than I intended to—boots are starting to break in (this being maybe their third or fourth day of wear, & their first walk more than a few miles), and they’re a joy to wear Freewheelers / Cane’s / Flame Panda Tender shades
  4. I’ll take any amount of “selfies” over a flat lay…
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Maybe, but seems like probably not. Framing it in terms of bend radii is tricky, since mounting the soles like this actually requires deflecting them along two axes / actually stretching out the center of the outsole onto a curved manifold. (Sorry if I’m not making much sense; I’m not used to talking about this sort of thing without using physics / math words.)
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    While I’m at it, some initial shots of the Flame Panda #206 Breaking these in is gonna be rough. The leather is thick and very stiff. It has a great sheen to it, though, & I’m really looking forward to seeing how it ages. Peng shipped them with two pairs of waxed cotton laces (one flat & one round), but given how chunky the boots turned out I think they’ll be a good fit for these black raw hide laces from White’s. The construction is very clean. All of the stitching is at very consistent intervals, and coincident seems line up with corner perfectly. The edges at the bottoms of the quarters aren’t burnished super straight, but that’s the only plausible imperfection I can come up with. Overall, they really are immaculate.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    What’s the deal with some shoes being built such that the outsole bulges outwards towards the center? What’s the reasoning for shoemakers doing this? Does the outsole flatten out with time & wear, or does it remain curved? To be clear, I’m not talking about toe spring, but about the center of the outsole bulging out beyond the edges (see photos). I’ve noticed this on my boots from Fracap and Flame Panda, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. It’s also evident on most (new) boots that I’ve seen from Brass Tokyo, so I doubt that it’s an accident or a mark of poor quality—but I’ve never had the opportunity to see, in person, what effects it has after extended wear. Do folks know what I’m talking about? Any insight?
  8. There’s a tree next to my porch that’s nice to look at I don’t like being in pictures, let alone actively taking pictures of myself—never been interested in any of the social media or any of that—so I try to tell myself that I’m taking pictures of the clothes, & that I’m just there incidentally, as a sort of mannequin. I think maybe looking away from the camera helps to strengthen that illusion; besides, when I look at the camera I’m no good at doing the fake smile, & I don’t have the whole gruff smirk thing quite down yet…
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    @dawei94 Sure thing. Looks like they’re size 33 (sorry if I wasn’t clear: I knew I had either a 33 or a 34, but didn’t remember which). They’re the pre-washed version, so fully shrunk (& likely to stretch out some in the waist). Plenty of photos linked a page or two ago in this thread. Measurements follow, in cm: Waist: 80.6 Front rise: 30.5 Rear rise: 41.3 Thigh (@ crotch seam): 31.1 Inseam: 85.1 Hem: 22.9
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    @dawei94, any interest in trading the Cane’s for a smaller size? I have some in either 33 or 34, still new in box, & always wanted to try them out
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    Jelado

    @beautiful_FrEaK Fit looks great! When you get a chance, would you mind taking a rear fit pic from a higher vantage point? Trying to get a feel for how the asymmetrical pockets look in practice
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    TCB

    I’m a 33 in most other jeans & a 34 in the (black) ‘50s
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Beautiful color on that shirt, @Duke Mantee Maybe you can answer this: are there any differences between the Bakehead and the modern Neal?
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    That shouldn’t affect longevity—I wouldn’t worry about it If you consider this sort of thing a visual defect, Freewheelers may not be the brand for you
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Two shipments in one day! Very excited for these three, all courtesy of fashion_daikou The Bushmaster shorts, in particular, are a real joy—more photos forthcoming
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    Shoes that look better with age...

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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    New(ish) sweatshirt from Yahoo / channeling the cultpop ethos Heller’s / Cane’s / Tricker’s
  18. We’re either hands-on people or we’re cosplaying as them…
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    Dang, oh well
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    @srudy what size? Pretty sure you’re a good bit smaller than me but have to check…
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Big shout out to Zachary’s, maybe I’ll have a pie some time this week
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Few days ago + Today Tilley / Warehouse / Hollows / Cane’s / White’s + TFH / TFH / Hollow’s / Leroy’s / Lofgren
  23. How are Jelado shirts sized? Interested in the Railroader, in particular—leaning XL (my usual Japanese size), but any advice is appreciated
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    I don’t have any personal experience with the SC black denim, but the general advice seems to be that it stretches back to raw in the waist like most other SC denims. When I went to Self Edge to check these out, they also recommended that I side up to a 36, which is def. wrong. Sizing Cane’s down one from TCB is pretty standard, & should be a safe bet.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

  • Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
    $US 342

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