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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Went on a hike with the kids today - round an artificial lake and nature reserve on the outskirts of town. Pretty cold but my Andersen-Andersen sweater kept me nice and warm. My son borrowed my Papa Nui watchcap to keep warm. Got some fading on the fly and some on my thighs, will see how long before I wash them again.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Thanks for that - that does indeed look a little small. Would you mind disclosing how it's been washed?
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I'm looking at getting the Neal in black pepper chambray as I'd very much like a dark chambray and right now it's between this and the ELMC. I'm however a bit confused about the sizing. I've looked at the measurements over at Klamp and the 17 looks perfect pre wash which makes me believe I should go for the 17.5 and just wash the shit out of it it's too big after an initial wash. Would this be the way to go? The only answer I can get out of them is that it will "shrink greatly with wash" so that's not a lot to go on.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I'd say similar to Lofgrens, quite a lot of room in the toe box so people with narrow feet can probably go half a size down from JL
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Bonus pic of said disintegration.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Hah, this is funny. I wore my Coupens today and realized that the metal plates have disintegrated like crazy. Not much wear on them either. Oh well, good to know they can be replaced if I feel like it. Otherwise, great looking Coupens @Broark, it'll be interesting to see how they develop. Glad you found them in your size as well.
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    Don't think so. There's been some chatter in different threads though.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Swinging again UES / 40s / Lofgren (thanks @MJF9 for convincing pics)
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    The chest is too slim. Shoulders might work but that's doubtful. I might have considered giving it a try if I could return it but it seems unlikely to find a place where they'd agree to that.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I'm actually tempted by that jacket. I'm in the market for another winter jacket but it's hard to justify when I have an IH N1 already. I'd rather have the warm up coat though but the sizing totally fuck me on that one.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    This probably touches a bit on what @Cold Summer mentions. Instagram in general and even the denim community on there is very much focused on the amount of shit you own and not so much the quality and how you wear/use it.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    For me the difference is quite simple and clear. Dukes approach is to showcase every piece individually - somewhat like a museum. The flat lays on Instagram showcase outfits - it's something that's supposed to be a composition worn on your body, not on your carpet. I realize there's a fine line and I don't really care how it's perceived, to me it's pretty clear. In some sense I have more respect for something like what's shown on the last page as it has some kind of artistic value or approach and isn't just your daily outfit. I'm not interested in seeing cheap flannels and Red Wings laid out on people's floor. That's my opinion anyway.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I don't know about the community (I'm not really on Instagram) but all this flat laying bullshit does my head in. What's the point of folding and placing your clothes in some kind of composition? Wear the fucking clothes or don't bother. It feels like all this tagging of brands is going overboard a bit as well. I don't know if people suddenly expect to get free stuff if they push certain brands or if it's just about recognition. It's nice enough to have a decent idea what people are wearing if you see something you like but other than that it's fairly pointless.
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    UES Denim

    So, I got my shirt from Rivet&Hide today (super fast shipping and great service). Compared to IH UHF I'd say this feels less dense but have more of a vintage feel to it. I'm interested in seeing how this will perform when taken outside properly as the only reason getting a flannel this heavy is to keep warm. Lovely shirt well worth what I paid but I'll look into getting them from Japan next time to save some.
  15. It depends on how you want them to age and how often you wear them. If you don't wear them everyday the moisture won't build up that much and shoe trees isn't really necessary for that reason. On the other hand, if you want to keep them nice and straight without creases it might be a good idea (however I personally don't think that kind of boot/shoe calls for that treatment). Zealots will tell you that it doesn't matter unless the shoe trees are made from the actual last. I don't use them, if I had a pair of nice dress shoes I probably would.
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