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Duke Mantee

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  1. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Unfortunately Mirror Ball take the cheap route in measurement - they (more or less) take the inches waist size on the label and multiply by 2.5 - it’s not the actual measurement, even though by chance it may well be accurate on occasion. But the new black denims both the B and RB are basically 51 cut.
  2. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    If you wear the 1951 in a 34 waist you should be wearing the 601RB in a 34 waist
  3. Duke Mantee

    Belts

    … and the front piece is finished barring some polishing:
  4. Duke Mantee

    WAYWT 2022 [denim edition]

    "fuck me ... is that how you’re going out?"
  5. Duke Mantee

    Belts

    Thanks mate
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    Belts

    … and a further update (still wet)
  7. Duke Mantee

    Belts

    A plain strap for @Low Key who wanted a belt similar to a model made by SdA. This has a cast brass buckle to match hardware he’s specified for other clothing he has and the strap is a Metropolitan bridle leather which he chose over the Sedgwick bridle - I think because this was struck through and has, initially, a little bit more surface grain (albeit there were many other options). I’ve edged front and backside of the strap, finished those edges with Tokonole and given the whole strap a good coat of conditioner.
  8. Duke Mantee

    Superdenim community sale thread

    1200 quid is a bargain
  9. Duke Mantee

    Belts

    A special belt - a bit different from the norm - for a special guy. A long way to go with this but here’s a wee snapshot of some progress …
  10. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    It’s not over dyed but I am mightily impressed at how denim-like the fabric (and dyeing) is. Previous black denim I’ve owned always seemed a bit flat; hard to describe but I never thought much of it, or appreciated it.
  11. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    601RB 1951 cut, but the fabric is just great
  12. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Just check with Seiichiro. I don’t think they’ll shrink in the wash but the inseam is only about 28 inches to begin - that’s even on the short side for my stumpy legs (I could wear them, but only with boots and the hem cinched)
  13. Since we’ve got Neal reminiscing … this was one of the best gigs I ever went to. The mighty Glasgow Apollo, brilliant venue sadly long gone, with a (reported) 15 and half foot high stage that Jobson, after inviting guys up to sing TV Star, launched a boy from it because he was shite at singing TV Stars, the second guy to attempt it nearly got thrown off but his false teeth saved him …
  14. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    They look great - how many washes do you think?
  15. Duke Mantee

    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    That’s right - I was Alan Longmuir but I died 4 years ago
  16. Duke Mantee

    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Yep, going next S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
  17. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Probably wearing one of my belts too …
  18. Duke Mantee

    Belts

    A nice simple hand sewn 1½” wide belt with a solid brass buckle that I’ve given a bronze patina to compliment the brown nut Horween Dublin leather (8/9oz ~ 3.2-3.6mm) . I think this will work well with denim and in a more formal set up. Horween Dublin leather is what you would call their most natural looking leather. With this leather, you can see most of the “characteristics” of the actual animal. They are the scars and other lines and crescents. It`s a bit rougher to the touch. It is the go-to choice for the person who wants the most natural and authentic feel. It hasn’t been cut to size so if anyone is interested then DM me …
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    I was having a look at those too today - nice styling
  20. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I prefer my PowerWear to fit a bit looser to hide the flabby bits … that’s why I’m a 40 in jackets and 42 in tees. That Ironall shirt has a more relaxed fit and I’d think you might be ok with the 17
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    Belts

    Thanks for all your support @srudy … I’m really looking forward to see the development in each, and given you have so many, I know I’ll need to be patient
  22. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    17 in shirts, 42 in PowerWear tees
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