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  1. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Great fit
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    Warehouse

    A really good vid - Warehouse make some of the best denim around IMO … and lovely to see some well made S501XX
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Generally they issue in Black or the Charcoal x Navy. Here’s a couple of fairly recent issues … Columbia Stevedore
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    Sprogs, nippers, bambinos: pint-sized denim

    That’s a really good, well written article … bravo
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The charcoal x navy beachcloth is a really nice colour combo
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    The very best of luck mate
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Don’t you have some odd approach to Lofgren footwear? I’m JP28 in Moonstar, Pras and I’m now guessing Doek JP27 in RDT 9.5 in Lofgren 9.5 in White’s UK9 in Trickers and Church’s and pretty much anything Northampton-esque 9.5/10 in Chuck 70s 44 in Scarpa … and by far the best fit regardless of model All variations are accommodated by sock thickness
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    No, I’m not after a pair of Doeks - it just seems to be a very common question raised about sizing … ‘how do your Doeks, Pras (insert Kurume label here) etc fit?’ Not many, if any, have a variety of Kurume made sneakers but if we assume (reasonably) they all fit similar then obviously even you only have Moonstar you should be able to advise if someone asks about Pras for example.
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    @beautiful_FrEaK Thank you - it looks very much like we take the same size (give or take … foot shape could still be quite different, e.g. I find CT70s a touch narrow in the toe at 9.5) So it looks like I’d be 28 in Doek as well as Moonstar and Pras. Starting to give substance to my thoughts about Made in Kurume sizing generally.
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    @beautiful_FrEaK what’s your shoe/boot sizes in the range (all brands) you have - would you list them please? Part of the reason is that Doek, Pras, Shoes Like Pottery and nearly any other similar shoe made in Japan and vulcanised are made by Moonstar - so I’m wondering if (or why) there might be variances in sizing. I’m a 28 in Moonstar and Pras for example
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    @Dan_F you might also need to factor in the ‘pattern randomness’ of the pieces used to make the jeans - it’ll mean some aspects will be a little bit askew
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Here’s the difference
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    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    The new-ish Glasgow Colleges always reminded me of the Benjamin Franklin Campus - that inspiration was denied when asked
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    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    I’ve been there - seem to recall it was a restaurant when it opened but I’m not sure if that was the true purpose, or if it even had a true purpose
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    What are your jeans doing today?

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    What are your jeans doing today?

    I think the desk design is as good (if not better than) the desk construction - it’s impressive enough to be good at working wood, never mind designing furniture
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    A common theme for me is accepting a bid (usually at a decent discount) then no payment made - item is sold and you need to wait nearly a week to get the thing re-listed. Also I’ve noticed certain groups seem to want to ask endless questions about a thing and you know they’re never going to buy, but I’ve suffered that in Denimbro too.
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    Superdenim community sale thread

    I ended up putting stuff on eBay - I’ve sold stuff and most of the buyers are good guys, but I got inundated with scalpers and assholes telling me I needed to sell to them at pennies in the pound. I’d have Paul’s shoes in a heartbeat but they’re too big, and I’d have bought a pair of Neal’s Buckwheats but they’re too small. It is crazy that there is genuine good stuff here that can’t/won’t sell
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Hard to say if it’s murder, but there’s a fair amount of catgut in the stitching
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I think @scooby makes the point well - there’s no need to conflate Yoshiaki’s actions with Yoshiaki’s creations
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I’m pretty sure the man himself has said he gave vintage samples to the mill for them to recreate the denim
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    That Christophe, he’s a right character isn’t he?
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    Vintage clothing and footwear

    Looks great! Have you washed it yet?
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    You can’t ever know this stuff until it’s too late bro’ There’ll be other things in the background - it’s possible Yoshiaki has overreacted, or there’s some other issue that unfortunately denim seeker has been dragged into - but it’s a poor show. Anyway, I’ve never told you the dark secrets of FW …
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Jake’s cakes … that and his perfect hair is why he has a beautiful girl on his arm (although she claims it to be more cerebral)
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