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Duke Mantee

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  1. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    He is - and it wasn’t me, although he’s some guy too
  2. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I know a guy that sent his own jacket nearly 6000 miles to another guy he’d never met so this other guy could try it on ...
  3. Duke Mantee

    Loopwheeled/Vintage T-Shirts

    I asked FW (yes I know) why they don’t use loopwheeled fabric/tees - long answer short was they’re not any better than what they currently use ... that could also mean worse, but the sheer range of fabrics they use for their tees limited how far I could take the questioning
  4. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    That’s a lot of detail about a item that may or may not exist ... Hypothetically speaking a 46 would be a possibility at an estimated $2500
  5. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Bootleggers Buena Vista - sometimes dead labels and old designs can throw up something fresh ...
  6. Duke Mantee

    What are your jeans doing today?

    Thank you
  7. Duke Mantee

    What are your jeans doing today?

    I mean the Riesling grape but yes all of those areas produce different styles - I guess another hour would get me all the way to Saarbrücken? It’s a real treat for me to drink good wines from the Mosel, Pfalz, Nahe etc as well as the Alsace (for something quite different) ... better than denim
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    I couldn’t remember the name - I was at the Science Centre in Winterthur and the group were taken as an excursion because the town was so beautiful The whole area is fantastic ... and for me just travelling a couple of hours north and/or west takes me into the best wines in the world, although the Swiss make some lovely stuff as well
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    I think I’ve been there - just north of Winterthur? Lake Constance?
  10. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don’t have as many jeans as some folk here and I don’t consciously rotate my jeans - I just wear whatever takes my fancy, or whatever matches anything else I’ve decided to wear. That means much of what I own doesn’t get (aggressively?) faded - just worn out ... slowly. However, there are spells I wear the same jeans for a longer period - that’s down to laziness as much as anything else, not being at all bothered about looking out an alternative. There’s no plan that’s for sure. I’m more interested in how other folk’s jeans fade than my own I guess.
  11. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I’ll bet they all last as long as the Lofgren boots - and I’m saying that as an owner
  12. Duke Mantee

    What are your jeans doing today?

    Loved my Farrow & Ball paint - it made me a better man
  13. Duke Mantee

    Loopwheeled/Vintage T-Shirts

    You’re not the only one - I got a couple a few years back. Turned out they were handy for DIY and painting, and the Primark tees I used previously are better in fit, shape retention and durability.
  14. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I do like Palladiums
  15. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Unless I use my Wuxi Finger Hold
  16. Duke Mantee

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Kung Fu Panda?
  17. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Depends how often you’re in water Doc ...
  18. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    It’s only just over half of my trousers ...
  19. Duke Mantee

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Remade the spare room over the last few days to accommodate my FW stuff - thanks IKEA Here’s some of my jeans and trousers that’ll I’ll try and get photographed shortly
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Then it’s bawbags ...
  21. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Normally selvage would come narrower than non-selvage and I think White Oak was 28” in the early years so for a yard length we have 1008 sq in, and a square yard would be 1296 sq in - that’s 29% more area therefore 29% more ‘weight’ ... so 9oz becomes 11.5oz. That’s what’s directed in Circular No.266 I posted above. Then I guess you might want to consider shrinkage or was the denim pre shrunk? However I think that’s what you’re supposed to do before you quote or advertise the ‘Weight per Square Yard’ of your fabric - so it seems to me what’s being argued is that Levi’s ignored that directive and quoted weight by the linear yard?
  22. Duke Mantee

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    War effort directives were designed to limit fabric weight and the use of any unnecessary thread work, detailing etc. In any event what is considered heavyweight today certainly isn’t what was called heavyweight a generation (and longer) ago. Here’s a few more details from 1890 to WWII You might also notice Levi’s great pride in using white laber (sic)
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