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  1. To the earlier discussion of tees: I like the Merz 2-thread fabric a lot, and I like how their shirts fit me better than most of the Japanese alternatives. I've never had any major QC issues with them, either. That said, the way they construct their shirts—not to mention the polyester thread that they use, which really doesn't age gracefully at all—is pretty significantly unappealing, and I don't think they'll ever be my go-to. My overall favorite tees are probably Tezomeya, but the sizing can be iffy. I have two pairs that fit me very well and two pairs that fit me less well. They make up for it (and then some) with the fabric and the dyes that they use. Otherwise, for standard white tees / graphic tees, Sure Mfg. and The Flat Head THC series (not sure if these are still available?) would probably be my go-tos. Gustin, of all brands, used to make some tees that I think they called the "pigment-dyed organic tee shirts" or something along those lines. They're made from a really soft, light fabric that holds up great, and they're put together very well with 100% cotton stitching that takes the garment dye well and ages gracefully. They were also something like $10 each, when bought in packs. If I'd known how well they were gonna last me, I'd happily have paid five times that for them, as they don't seem to be available anymore, and they really stand up favorably to almost all of the much fancier, more expensive options that I've tried (besides maybe Tezo—but those fill a very different niche). I still have 4 or 5 in my regular rotation, in a variety of colors, and I think 3 stashed away somewhere for when these get too thin. Worn 2 all the way to rags.
  2. Mohair is def. my favorite sock material. I'd never heard of Corrymoor, and was very excited to read about them—but it's disappointing that they're only 68% wool. I expect that most socks have some synthetic component, as it seems to help a lot with longevity, but above around 15% it seems to cut into the feel, and the utility, a little too much for my liking. I still may try a pair or two, but I'm skeptical. For now—and for the past ~5+ years—Tender Co. has been my every-day top choice. At this point I don't really wear anything else—they're the most consistent staple of my wardrobe. The mohair are my favorites, but the standard wool are also really great for when it's not too hot or too cold.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yeah, all the stitching on the Neil shirts is cotton (besides maybe silk for the buttons? Can’t remember, but don’t think so)
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    Edge creasing / border creasing?
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    I've spent the past 6 years—the entirety of the time that I've been active on this forum—working towards a degree in physics (experimental AMO, for anyone up on the lingo). That stage of life is finally coming to a close. My dissertation isn't quite finished, but the commencement ceremony for the past year's worth of graduates took place last week, and I was close enough to finishing that I chose to participate. Since Duke's already let the cat out of the bag, I figure it's only right that I follow up with photos. feat. cheap rental gown & hat, TFH shirt, Tightly Stitched belt, Roy jeans, MOTO shoes also feat. my good buddy Nick, w/ Indigofera shirt, Warehouse shirt, Roy jeans, Nick's boots
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    Black '50s been putting in more work this year Balance is off in the photos (should have found a darker background)—they're generally blacker & less contrasted in person—but starting to look really great
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    Been revisiting the idea of trying some if their jeans, recently A lot of the measurements I’m seeing have these coming in pretty large—I’m tempted to go all the way down to a W32 from my usual W33–W34. Does this seem reasonable / in line with other folks’ experiences?
  8. ^ Started typing pretty much the same thing as the above but got distracted. The TCB ‘50s are probably most similar to the Okinawa The best comparison would probably have the TCBs a size bigger than the Cane’s (I generally wear a tag size 34 in both, but the TCBs are much tighter in the waist)
  9. Black denim happened after bar tacks, so
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    ^ They cost something like $140 + shipping brand new; I think you might have some trouble charging $20 extra for the wear you’ve put into them…
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    So Nick did reach out to you about having a belt made, then? I’m glad my advertising worked…
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Thanks, all! & Thanks, @Duke Mantee, for the recognition (how did you find out, anyway?). In reality, I'm not actually quite done—the big ceremony was last weekend, but I still need to finish writing my dissertation before I can get the official signatures of approval. I'm shooting for around another week before I have a solid draft, then a couple weeks for my committee to give me feedback and for me to implement it, and with any luck it'll be in around the middle of next month. It feels like a long way to go still, but after 6 years working towards it the remainder's just a drop in the bucket. There are some good photos from the ceremony; I'll be sure to post a few in the coming weeks. @JDelage, the working title is Coherent and Incoherent Quantum Feedback in an Atom–Cavity System.
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    WAYWT 2023 [Denim Edition]

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    ^ Yep, pretty much any other brand will have stitching that lasts longer than Warehouse, no matter what it's made from
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    In for those 11MW, if the measurements seem reasonable
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