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Duke Mantee

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  1. For @Double 0 Soul - someone we talked about in another place and time But anyway, a great idea for an advert (unusual in Scotland), a great band (not unusual in Scotland) although sadly defunct (much like Scotland), and a truly great BMX-er/MTB-er/anykindoffuckingbik-er (who naturally is from Scotland)
  2. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Bootleggers Wavy, Freewheelers Hammersmith and S601XX, Tender and White’s @MJF9 hello sailor!
  3. Of course when I say sport shop I obviously meant winter sports. That kinda clothing is much too warm for summertime …
  4. Most Newcastle ‘sport’ shops have a wide range …
  5. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Ah, the etiquette of apparel … it must take some folk hours to get dressed in the morn.
  6. Leonard Gene, Peter Nelson, David Lister and Patrick Taylor are some good names that made / are making Native American styles
  7. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The whole Freewheelers only makes trousers with dozens of pockets is just faulty generalization. I think this is because some of their more distinctive (or blatant) designs are what people remember. Here’s a few from the first couple of collections alone that have ‘only’ 4 pockets - there are many more: Williamsburg Overalls - 2 front slant side x 2 rear welted Canal Overalls - 2 front slant side x 2 rear patch Steeler Overalls - 2 rect. front patch x 2 rear patch Brakeman Overalls - 2 front round x 2 rear patch Mohawk Trousers - 2 front patch x 2 rear patch Hudson Trousers - 2 front slant side x 2 welted with flap
  8. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    2 (exc coin pocket) front, 2 back and 1 on the leg - just the normal amount @Broark
  9. I don’t think you’re over complicating at all. On my part I feel there’s a debt to pay by being a forum member, and a ‘selfie’ is one of high value. Clothes are meant to be worn and so we learn more when we see them in that format (and it avoids undue criticism from @julian-wolf re flat lay), but it does mean there’s a degree of pride, ego, whatever to put yourself in the frame. I do see different types of ‘posing’ - and by that I mean the majority of folk are genuine in their intentions to show their clothing and not themselves, I think that comes through in a picture; then there’s the highly affected poses that are meant to showcase the wearer more than the garments, again I think those are self evident as they scan the skies for that epic bald eagle …
  10. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Molino - I bought them long before the current JMM tidal wave, that’s the 3rd prescription lens (with reacto-lite or whatever the sun blocking gizmo is called) See above, but all nice frames - I think the designs generally are top notch, but I think they’re a little overpriced. They sell on ‘specifications’ the way Mister Freedom does - nicely written but actually quite meaningless. Longshoreman is an ancient design, but read that as a classic for FW. It’s been done in many different fabrics I’ve a couple of pairs but not the canvas you mention. Quite slim in the top block and straight through the leg - they look good on most if you get the fit right. The canvas I’d expect to be quite heavy. There’s a few pics of my dome dotted about mate - it is what it is, I think generally if you’re bald then your head suits it - mostly by familiarity (the way even Steve Buscemi looks handsome)- but thank god I don’t look much older than 49 … I’m only 34
  11. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I think it’s the camera angle buddy - I’ve probably put a few pounds on
  12. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    FW Serviceman + Mojito (a family BBQ … first proper out of house get-together in 2 years)
  13. It’s possible but I’d have been too drunk to remember
  14. Duke Mantee

    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Regardless of your style John ‘Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.’
  15. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I can’t answer a ‘sized up’ query based on not knowing what size you are - but the jacket fits true to FW norm, it’s not a slim cut nor is it oversized for layering purposes. I’m a 40 in most and that’s what I’d order (I have the original version from some years back)
  16. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I have both in 9.5 - I’d say the engineer fits marginally bigger than the m43
  17. Bobby Gillespie wearing Nudie a la Gram Parsons … I remember having pints with The Jesus and Mary Chain when he was the drummer …
  18. Duke Mantee

    FOB Factory

    Here’s said ‘fact’ https://clickamericana.com/eras/1900s/unlikely-history-of-levis-jeans I’ve not bothered to try and verify (like most stuff most folk read), it’s just something I’ve found browsing the interweb and may or may not be nonsense. Hopefully @Dr_Heech can verify the details. It’d be interesting to know the reality if this is made up bullcrap.
  19. Duke Mantee

    FOB Factory

    Aye, a ‘fact’ I read somewhere about or by Levi’s. I’ll see if I can find it again. What would that be? Maybe 1500 pairs on a 12 hour shift? Hopefully you can give me better details but the purpose was to demonstrate the difference in scale. And I totally agree with the trainees, mixtures of components etc, but I still think even a trainee being pushed (by necessity or greed) in production will find a way to become efficient quickly and that brings consistency. I’ve seen that in every type of business, including the offices I ran.
  20. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Same denim - different dying and thread types. Frankly if anyone can tell the difference between any of the 601 (excluding war denim) without closely inspecting them side by side is doing amazingly well
  21. Duke Mantee

    FOB Factory

    I’m surprised no one takes much notice of denim styles beyond the 60s … and even the 60s stuff that is looked at is fairly limited.
  22. Duke Mantee

    FOB Factory

    Thank you. Yes, I think it is relevant to other eras too. I guess the focus was just on war denim given the popularity over the last few years. If nothing else perhaps manufacturers (and buyers) are becoming more focused as to what genuine reproduction should be?
  23. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    As I’ve told others - you should be wearing these with the hem sitting on the ankle touching your shoe. Cuffs weren’t allowed as per the War Production Board via Executive Order 9024 signed by FDR in 1942
  24. Duke Mantee

    FOB Factory

    I think there’s something right and something wrong with that. It’s a scale issue fundamentally. CSF makes a pair each day (I dunno, I’m just guessing) but Levi’s factories were producing a pair every 30 seconds. Point here is that a machinist repeating a task hundreds of times quickly is more likely to find efficiency through consistency. The variations then would be that each machinist would be slightly different to his/her colleagues making the same part. As I said elsewhere the cutting would have an influence because the machinist would be working to join parts that don’t match the way they should, but the repro folks have never figured that or decided it’s too difficult to account for so they focus on the ‘wonky-ness’ of stitching because it’s easier, then screw it up by using excellent machinists in good conditions making jeans ‘slowly’ giving them too much time to think about their ‘mistakes’
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