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    Mister Freedom

    They look great on you. On Christophe... not so much. I love the fabric and colour on these.
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    Watches and Denim

    Lovely. I've been searching for a 39mm OP black stick for a couple of months, but the Rolex market is so screwy right now. I've decided to wait for the madness to calm down (if it ever does). I got a PAM 915 instead. But I do love that OP black dial. So simple and beautiful.
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    I got very Cottle-curious a few months ago. But the more I delved into the brand the more precious they seemed and thus not worth it (to me personally) for the premium being sought. Then I walked away. This is where I think William at Tender has struck a good balance between what you framed as whimsy mixed with attention to detail that just somehow retains an authenticity (probably misquoting you).
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Looks like the work Dr. Sole? They look great.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Are those the Vincent's you had rebuilt? They look amazingly different. Would be great to see those up a bit closer...
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    Watches and Denim

    I love them, but do wish they were bigger.
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    Watches and Denim

    I'd take a look at vintage Omega Seamasters -- like the pie pan dials. They're around the size you're interested in (maybe a touch bigger at 34mm). You could also pick up a small vintage Rolex for a good price (relative to the prices for larger sport models). Search Watchrecon (link above) and you'll get a good idea of what's for sale and where. Omega Forums is a good place to get started on what to look for. The vintage market is also filled with a lot of frankenwatches.
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    Watches and Denim

    I've never heard of Vague so I don't know where they might be made, but Orient and Seiko (Japanese companies) both make lower-priced watches for third-parties (but likely not actually made in Japan). 30mm is on the small side for a watch by modern standards, so the options are going to be a little limited. I think William at Tender has quite a good collection of mechanicals in this style-(ish?) around the size you're looking for. https://www.tenderstores.com/product-category/watches/ Otherwise, I'd seek out vintage where you will have a very good range of choice for good prices in watches of that diameter. Try also taking a look at Watchrecon for what's available in the secondary market.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    This is what often puts me off FW when looking at their pants. Though the 1022008's are great, there's usually too many additional details like straps and buttons at the hem, or extra pockets randomly placed on the thigh. I get they're making these items based on historical specimens, but I find them a little too busy.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    So I see @BrownMetallic's post with a super nice pair of old Dayton Drivers a few days ago. I've wanted a pair for a long time. I used to wear Dayton boots (not the drivers) in the 90s, I think I went through three pairs. The Dayton story is sad given what's become of the company now. And they haven't made these for several years. But by some weird turn, I ran across a pair in my size for sale here in Canada in a Kijiji ad. They arrived today and turns out they've barely been worn. I love them. Paid $100 CAD.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Killer Dayton Drivers. I wish they still made them...
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Not sure any of this will help you. I own a couple pairs of Carminas, as well as Church's and three pairs of Nick's (which are also based in Spokane, same basic design, essentially equivalent to Whites and split off from Whites in the 1960s). The quality of construction is very high but not highly finished, if that makes sense. Carminas and Church's and the Japanese brands are really precise in finishing. Nicks/Whites use thicker leather and heavy duty stitching but things aren't perfectly cut or stitched. They're well made, but not finely made. My Church's are very very well made and finely at that. But they feel no more robust than my Nick's Comstocks. But the Comstocks are rougher in construction -- not lined, stitching around the welt is a little uneven, the edges are unfinished, etc. But they are exceptionally 'heavy duty' hand-made, old-school construction.
  13. Tender 132, 132X or 136. Very wide leg.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Lol. But you're in Seattle, right? I'm in Vancouver... We likely have very different expectations of rain-worthy gear from others.
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    Find the contact and ask them. I've had very good luck with positive replies even from stores that don't advertise overseas shipping. Here's some others... Celluloid, Bears, McFly, Junky's, Speedway (which is Lofgren), Organ, Canvas, Barnstormer, Hoosier...
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    Watches and Denim

    Something a little on the vintage side. 1670 GMT circa 1970.
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Not sure if this will help, but I find the denim in the 601xx '51s is quite stretchy. I sized up to 33 (from normally 32) and wish I had actually sized down. I love them (and wear them a lot) but they're a tiny bit sloppier than would be ideal for me.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    By your description, it sounds like they might be too big. A photo with them on would be helpful. The photo links you put up above don't load for me so I can't see what they show. But if the instep feels sloppy and you describe the length as being a touch long, I'd say they're the wrong size. Boots like these can be difficult to size right given the lack of lacing, especially when you have to sort of guess the sizing over the internet.
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    Nice Things

    Great collection. I'm waiting for a Fujiwara 150mm Nakiri to come back in stock. I love his knives.
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    Tender Co. Denim

    Nice. I have 2 pairs of 129s on the way in Unborn and the tan wattle dyed.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Try this address: [email protected] Tom Tanaka is the name of the person who handled the overseas transaction which they do via another store. Toyo doesn't handle overseas orders directly.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Well... That was fascinating reading. Thanks.
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