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  1. Duke Mantee

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    It’s wrong to quote prices in your local currency - exchange rates will often make the comparison meaningless. However, it’s entirely accurate to note (as a particular example) the Mulholland in 2010 was ¥168,000 excluding tax - today it is ¥240,000. That’s ¥62,000 over Japanese inflation for that decade under review. Quoting those prices in USD then the jacket would be $2,117 in 2010 at the exchange rate then and $2,276 today with the current exchange rate ... not such a big difference, and if following U.S. inflation then you should actually expect the jacket to be over $2,500
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    There’s a lot of skill in what Cory Mahlke does, he’s a pro photographer - with a niche. Maybe the first time seen it grabs your attention but by the time Eugene Tackleberry was on a Mission to Moscow I had long lost the will to live. I think flat lay (why do I always think Riverdance?) can feel like a very contrived approach, but it really does depend on what is trying to be conveyed.
  3. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    A conceit is a comparison between two very unlike things, whose dissimilarity is very obvious - that’s not doublethink. I hope the next step won’t be to see rigid on camera poses as mannequin like; jeez it’d be almost like an upright flat-lay ... But that’s just my perspective (I think @MileHighEvertonian caught another nail-head square on), other than that I’m guilty as charged m’lud
  4. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Well, the reason I’m asking is Hoosier could get it from DR, send it to me and I can pass to you ... avoids any other cost. I sent my mulholland to Jake for about $50
  5. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    How much is shipping normally?
  6. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    They are, but the colour is quite different in that pic because of the setting sun. Really hard to describe but really lovely
  7. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yep, that’s the Mulholland. This used to belong to @dudewuttheheck - I swapped mine (size 40) for his (size 42). I think it fits just a touch too big, although that might just be memory, compared to how I usually buy/wear but I have a dodgy shoulder and this gives me a bit of comfort. There’s actually very little difference between sizes - more like sizing up a half size.
  8. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    X-post from elsewhere for a shameless bump of this thread ... plus I really like the light - it’s getting dark quick now
  9. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Kerouac - ‘Paradise’; Mulholland; Bakehead; Conductor
  10. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Thanks Paul - can’t beat a bit of the man in black
  11. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    A couple of points Maynard: 1. It’s hard to keep track of all of your puns but 2. I think you’re at the end of the line
  12. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Thanks - restraint is the key here
  13. I’m 27JP in the Coupen, 9 in Whites and 9.5 in John Lofgren - the Coupen is the same length but a little narrower
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    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    I spit in the face of the denim tux and double denim - instead I give you the wabash sextet Cassady; Lot K470; Conductor; Conductor; Trackwalker; Locomotive Engineer Overalls
  15. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Masuya could probably order in for you
  16. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Of course, of course
  17. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    Who’s the guy with the long face? That’s a nice horsehide jacket he’s wearing ...
  18. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I’ve only good things to say about RDT generally - seems like they are calling your name
  19. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    They are - it’s amazing the level of detail you can achieve
  20. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    @smoothsailor beautiful shoes Paul - and I love them with those socks
  21. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Proper panoramas ... hopefully I can get to that stage.
  22. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I made a panorama - first real attempt - not a clue what I wanted to achieve, I just wanted to learn the process. It’s 13 images stitched together and the actual (this is the super compressed version) is 15941 x 4463 pixels ... so ratio-wise not entirely ‘panoramic’ and not that exciting, but it was good education and I’m thinking what I can do with this type of photography. Anyway, the cliffs where I stay have lots of little interesting coves and inlets and rock formations since the red sandstone is extremely soft. The pic was not harmed in any way - no HDR was administered ...
  • Alan Crocetti Silver Nose Plaster
    $US 342

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