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  1. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    That does bring back memories
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    ^ This 2 posts before yours and these on the Warehouse site (as also are the 46s) Plenty of pics and measurements that you can hopefully glean what you’re looking for
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Funniest guy on the internet
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    The whole ‘influencer’ is as poor a reflection on those that need influenced as it is on the influencer. And before folk think that talking with genuine passion about something you love/like/do makes you an influencer - it does not. That is the domain of those wanting to justify their ‘passion’ and deliberately placing their justification on the various forms of social media to gain status. It creates hype that can/does lead to disappointment - but I don’t think the guys here are disappointed in CSF, I think most people are just now questioning the apparent price hike and that sounds a bit like criticism. Remember when I bought that FW Turndown Collar Sweater Coat (my fingers get sore typing that)? I thought I was being challenged to justify why I spent a £1000+ on a piece of knitwear. Turned out folk didn’t have any information and what they did know was exaggerated to reinforce their questions. Once I shared all I knew, things changed ... it left me wondering WTF I’d done
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Let me add a couple of things: I understand the ‘taken for a ride’ comment, but I think it’s a little bit harsh. We’re big boys and I’m sure CSF (or anyone else) wasn’t your first rodeo. I’ve made enough mistakes in my denim life to have figured out it was only me to blame for buying: for the wrong reason; the wrong size; without enough information ... I try my best to learn, but sometimes I can’t avoid being a dick. The ‘quality’ debate is something that irks me. Sewing pitch, laser straight stitching and all that technicality doesn’t convey the spirit of the garment and to be honest it seems the most wear and tear any perfectly made item gets is the rigour of its analysis before being worn with the most sedulous (word for the week) care. That kinda undermines the point of the thing. I think the problem CSF have is that they brought a unique product (and approach) to the market and now that originality is gone and they have outgrown themselves. We’re left questioning this next step and so far it’s only the price that is a known factor. More information is needed. All that said @Flash and @Double 0 Soul have a lot to answer for ... ... and I see Ryan has already said something similar
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Often a bit too ‘costume-y’ but Django Atour do have some nice designs, and at the standard expected here Classic Country Coat http://www.djangoatour.com/newpage20.html
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Fixed that for you Paul
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    Vintage clothing and footwear

    These Russian lads mean you don’t have to imagine - but they never had much luck in finding denim of any sort
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The specials (2006) are indeed a very Levi-esque arc but in two colours - but they are also completely different in cut. The specials are much closer to what Freewheelers call their 601xx 1947, but the older (2002) 601xx are slim cut, and although the exact model is not stated I’d suggest similar to 1966 - which would also tie into the Bootleggers ideology.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    @Dr_Heech Bootleggers - your size? and the pair of specials you have are going for £1000
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I think it’s a bit of both Martin. The desire we have for niche products gives the brands a bit of leverage and I think the pandemic has bitten hard on most businesses - so our pockets will get emptied a bit quicker. FW have been quite open about how their business has struggled over the past year.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I don’t think CSF are going to be the only manufacturer/brand pushing the price
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    It was Felix Jouanneau that did the rebuild - I think he did a great job. I wanted him to do some other boots for me but he became increasingly difficult to tie down a slot and eventually I just gave up - I’m not sure what the issue was. That was primarily the reason I asked Dean @ Yorkshiresole to sort my Lone Wolf; he’s not quite at Felix’s level but he does a tidy job and that was all I needed for those boots.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

  • Nike Green Gyakusou Logo Running T-Shirt
    $US 55