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    Shoes that look better with age...

    That’s what I said
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    It’s just figurative speech, makes it all the more impressive - but yes you can freely interchange rebuild, resole, remake etc
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    ^ give-aways
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    That’s a shocking reply, and a shit excuse from White’s - that ‘damage’ is 100% repairable, as the others quoting you the $200 or so are confirming.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    … they can’t repair that?
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Size 12 says you are
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    Belts

    Thanks mate - I used a No. 2 edge bevelling tool which is apparently too small for this thickness, but I really don’t want the edges rounded too much - just ‘softened’. And yep, burnished with water, then tokonole.
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    Belts

    And here’s the finished article. I cut the tail the same as my Tender belts, I prefer that look. Not enough finesse to be saleable but more than good enough to hold my breeks up. It’s the first leather thing I’ve made and I’m fairly happy how it turned out. Walpier Buttero Rocky leather (about 3.6~3.8mm) with a forged brass buckle and hardware
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    @Nayuta あなたの言葉は完璧です
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    It’s likely it was the old jacket - the catalogue number would tell you
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    This one? Wasn’t issued in khaki unfortunately … and the checker cab version hasn’t been issued since 2009 AFAIK
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The zip deck came out last winter - albeit not the compressed wool, but alpaca pile lining. As regards Marrkt prices, I guess if someone wants an item enough then they’ll pay the price
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    @CSL never say never Carl, apart from the few items regarded as ‘permanent’ FW do revisit old designs, especially if they fit the theme of the collection in mind. However they don’t always use the same fabrics. That might be to do with availability and/or ideas/themes/colours of the collection they want to make it part of.
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    Mister Freedom

    The closer any brand gets to 60s/70s gear the less well received it gets … but the tracksuits are a bit too vintage Fila for my tastes (even though I do like a bit of athleticwear ). Needles have being doing it better for a few years now.
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    Iron Heart Jeans

    I don’t think the questions asked are just pertinent to IH jeans. There seems to be a lot of technical issues being conflated with standard wash and wear and the broad area of denim generally. A low body fat individual walking lightly in low tension black denim says nothing about how (any) jeans will stretch, and it’s not helpful to try and focus responses on that description. If you’ve worn jeans in some capacity you would be aware that jeans will stretch in noticeable areas (waist, butt, knees etc), potentially shrink in some areas (especially after hot washes and the like) and obviously wear in all points of contact and abrasion and stretch and shrink areas.
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    Iron Heart Jeans

    The amount of stretch is not entirely directly related to the tightness of weave. But ask the seller - they will be your best source of information.
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    Iron Heart Jeans

    Are you asking if (iron heart = any) jeans will stretch a ½inch in the waist? Then that’s almost a definite yes. Or are you asking if you can limit the stretch to a ½inch? That depends entirely on your actual gut and usage of said jeans.
  18. There is no industry standard, because the ‘industry’ is global and not controlled by a harmonised set of rules. BS EN 13402 is probably your first best reference
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    They’re not a slim cut, just a bit slimmer and lower (rise) than I’d have expected - but as I say they suit you well. Your tastes will change too, whether that be a higher rise, wider leg, whatever. Mine have and continue to do so. I just have a selection of cuts then I can wear what I like as the mood takes me
  20. Somehow the lens and grass length combo makes these look as if they are a toy
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    @dudewuttheheck brilliant, thanks! They looked slim, and your tape measure proves that - but a really nice fit on you.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Excellent Jake - would you post measurements please?
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Both shirts are classics that have been issued (randomly) over a number of iterations. Even the ‘new’ price for the current (last year) Sag Harbor is £165. The seller is getting screwed on Marrkt since they take 37% and tbh I don’t see what they’re doing to deserve that. It also annoys me that items are sold as new or unworn but there seems to be next to no genuine or accurate information about said item.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    That’s the Sag Harbor from 2010 in vintage crepe pin head cotton, nice heavy fabric - I’ve got the indigo version. But it’s £145 new … if you can find it. The other shirt is the Montauk from the same season - that was a couple of quid cheaper.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    That’s an Ironalls shirt - a very good fitting one at that
  • Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
    $US 342

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