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  1. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I like those ^
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    One for @scooby - buffalo strap with lambskin panels/overlays, and vintage glass in sapphire, montana blue and crystal - a bit of burnishing to do then it’ll be on its way
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    See it was easy … an extra one for the original ‘colony’ - before the land was divided, then sub-divided by the new ‘owners’
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    C’mon Neal, you’re just out of an operation … I didn’t think you’d want to face another so soon. On another note, I’m surprised no one has picked up on the ‘deliberate mistake’ on the quilt
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    Thing is, if you do want authentic designs but in what might be better made/better quality form then it seems Warehouse have you by the short and curlies
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Can’t wait to see where the bell gets stuffed when you try that out …
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    A couple of years wear isn’t that much …
  8. I think broken twill was first introduced in 1964 (developed by John Neil Walker) And here’s a nice graphic to help you find your label
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    @Double 0 Soul There are few blogs that take the amount of time and put in the amount of effort you did making the M-Series archive. This is one of the points I was making earlier - blogs don’t have (by necessity sometimes) much depth; you can see/read the amount of research is limited. There are some very honourable exceptions but I feel they are slowly disappearing and are being replaced by the casual opinion pieces that, despite what bloggers tell us or hope for, really aren’t much use in a learning/research process.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    You are an absolute star! I had some fancy ideas about copying the Barnstormers belt using other materials but these are much MUCH better - they have loads of characters and are the perfect part totally in the style of the belt THANK YOU!
  11. Duke Mantee

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    That’s some extreme fading on the far left pair
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    Sprogs, nippers, bambinos: pint-sized denim

    @Flash £85?!!! With the greatest respect, I don’t think any fool needs to ask you if that’s a ‘pretty good deal’ - that’s only a couple of quid more than kids’ CK jeans
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Nothing said, but I can see it in her eyes. A few hundred hours of work, but absolutely worth every second.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    And it’s finished - just had a final wash and is on the line to (hopefully) dry (a bit) I think this is an absolute triumph and I’m so proud of my wee Duchess … she’d never made anything like this. Better again she understood the story it tells and so introduced a ‘mistake’ to add to the narrative. Top: Bottom All hand made with some lovely cotton/linen fabrics and the blue stuff is that antique Japanese indigo cloth I’ve posted previously
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Was it same ones bro? Well they’re going to be a nice pair for someone
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Somebody wants to be buying these pronto
  17. Duke Mantee

    Superdenim community sale thread

    I’ve decided to offer these up - for no reason whatsoever I just don’t wear them … these are probably the best pair of Rolling Dub Trio Vincent boots in the world; the original boot with a frivolous full rebuild by master craftsman Felix Jouanneau and waxed laces instead of those ridiculous threads RDT thought were a great idea. Anyway, they’re a JP27 / UK9 and in fantastic condition so DM me with questions and/or a fair offer
  18. This is one @Maynard Friedman wears - pulls it tighter after every gag …
  19. It won’t be unique soon But yes, it is an original design although the idea of jointed belts isn’t original … this is a belt from WW1
  20. Thanks Paul - I’ll draw something up and send it to you
  21. @smoothsailor - wow, that could be exactly the type of thing I am looking for. Are you thinking you could make this to my specifications and sizes?
  22. I knew there’d be some geek that would have a solution … and I kinda thought I knew who the geek would be
  23. It’s just an experiment - that Barnstormers belt was about £500. I took a notion to myself that I could make it, well very similar, so it was just that hardware that I was stuck on. I’m not overly concerned about the numbers, in fact I don’t think they look great, but I was trying to figure out what that bar and caps was … probably some custom thing. I actually had an idea the using copper buttons would look good for the bar ends - these type of things … so how to make a secure fix would be the challenge
  24. Thanks Neal - I’ve looked at similar … brass hand saw nuts. That belt is called a 3 Div. Carpenter Belt so the saw nuts seemed appropriate - but I was thinking how to create the type of design you can see with the numbering, so actually your suggestion might be good because it offers a flat surface to work with
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Which left you plunging your balls
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