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Posts posted by Facini

  1. 51 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

    @Facini That’s starting to really show some great development - fantastic stuff!

    Thanks @Duke Mantee! It’s a brilliant leather made by a true artisan - can’t hurt the odds of it turning out good ;)

  2. Tried to capture some of the patina on my @Duke Mantee belt. Really hard to get the lighting right to make it really show. Couldn’t be happier with it. Maybe besides losing weight and the possibility of having it shorted soon, haha.







  3. Thought i better post an update to my jacket. 6 months of solid wear, no washes. Planning on washing around the 12 months of wear mark - never gone that long before. Really like where this is heading. Busted a couple pleads as well - didn't expect that. Don't know if i might end up doing a repair on them eventually.












    Terribly sorry about the pictures not rotating correctly... Something goes wrong in the upload and i can't do anything about it...

  4. Got myself a new watch after waiting for a suitable replacement for my old and busted CWC G-10.

    Praesidus A-11 Combat. If you are looking for a great repro for a strong price, this is it. Built in the US, Swiss Quartz movement. Combat is the 32mm one, true to the original but they do make them bigger. Upgraded the strap to an all black one, which I really think suits it.



  5. On 7/23/2022 at 11:03 AM, Topnotcher said:

    Want to buy the 1001xx heavy ounce but Bears and Warehouse doesn't ship to germany because the war in Ukraine.Any suggestions ?Thanks

    I believe that either or both  goteburg manufaktur or second sunrise (both in sweden) have them.

  6. From what I've seen, i'd probably guess that this jacket falls in the earlier part of that age range - newer labels seem more inconsistent somehow - different types and such. 

    There is for sure a difference in denim and also fit, but if i had a hole in my collection and a, say, '78 jacket came up in the right size and price - I'd jump for it anyway. I really do love the way these jackets fit. From the 557 to the later 70505-0217s. None of the more contemporary jackets (post 83 and repro) that I've tried have nailed the old Type III fit without going for the good ol' "Modernization" of making it longer in the body...

    If you are in the market for a Late 69/71 big E in a 42ish size, i could probably help you out, though. I think I've outgrown mine. 

  7. @Paul TThose old Kurabo jackets, weren't they T-backs? Unlike all the later iterations?

    Anyway, really dig the light blues of that denim... 9 or 10oz? Really love me some lightweight denim - there's a really supple feeling with that weight. 

  8. IIRC, care tags didn't become a thing until the 70s so around then would my guess. Someone probably know when they came about specifically. They still made good jackets in the 70s imo. 

  9. While in the process of moving, I dug out my old 44s. Started wearing these in 2019 till about sometime in start 2021 I think. Don’t fit anymore - maybe they are too small or I got bigger, haha. These are some of the more recents cone’s. Maybe some day I’ll be back in them.





  10. That kaihara 505 fabric is such a stubborn fader, it’s crazy. I’ve worn my to pieces and it’s like it’s not really poaaible to get them to that true light blue state all round

  11. My San Antonio ‘55s are about a year into their rotation. There were a couple of months where it was out of rotation because I didn’t get around to repairing them. This denim is really something else. It’s been a pretty stubborn fader, but it’s really starting to come through now.





  12. On 4/9/2022 at 6:04 PM, pomata said:

    I'm super happy with the fit of the new 50s jacket, this is a size 44 and I can't think of a better cut for me. Impressive texture as well, hairy, soft and grainy. I'm loving it and I really can't take it off



    Amazing fit man. Say, did they change the cut to make it more period correct? I remember it as more modern. What does it measure in the back

  13. Man, have i scored today.

     I was browsing around some local ad sites and came across this beauty. From the label I knew this was good. But it’s full of surprises for me!

    It has “O” buttons and shares many details with my 557xx from the same factory. Same buttons, same sleeve cuff construction (and the button adjusters on the back) - all common of the “O” factory. Yellow bartacking, meaning this is definitely one of the earlier ones.

    the stitching is all over the place with the colormatching - two tone on one side, all yellow in the other. yellow in the collar and pockets and armhole, orange everywhere else.

    seen also is my late 60s/early 70s Big E, which is more as to be expected. They also have vastly different silhouettes. This new one is way more boxy and more tight in the shoulders. Very 557 in the fit. Had it not had a label, I’d have called it a 557. I’m pretty sure this a transition model!

    Stumped to find it. And at a bargain price.

    Excuse the bad lighting throughout haha 










  14. I've been looking out for a 101-j, but i'm not really sure how to size them. My late 60s 70505-0217 is a 42 and that fits pretty slim on me, but generously enough for me to have a hoodie or such underneath. Think I'd prefer a 44. tips for sizing the J??

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