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    Warehouse

    https://ware-house.jp/product/season/wh2021su/ Check the new catalog out!
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    @hurhur what do you do once the soles wear out?
  3. @Broark Nice man. Where did you purchase from?
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @generic_guy Are you aware of the 50s model Jelado makes? No wonky pockets on those!
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @Double 0 Soul Just to clarify, the jacket is a Valencia St (s)506? Looks fantastic. I am after a 555 Levi's jacket but they are real pricy when I find them. Cheers!
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Let's unpack this a bit. Isn't the revolutionary aspect of capitalism precisely the act of aiming to undercut your competitors? This capitalist-ethic apologist stuff you speak of makes my head spin. Am I, as the consumer, supposed to spend extra money (sometimes as much as 30-40% more) just because it's ethical to support a business in my own country? Isn't purchasing from a domestic retailer sign enough of my support? What's more, I am invited by the retailer to justify away their higher costs as some second-order act of ethically sound solidarity? We live in a world of globalism. I am buying made in Japan jeans... from Japan. Denimio isn't the only business out there that sells stuff below SE's prices, and I can't imagine that every one of them is "shady". Don't get me wrong, I patronize SE when I can and y'all's customer service is absolutely tops, but to imply that the consumer should even enjoy spending extra money because such gestures are ethical? We approach a dangerous ethics when such ethical imparatives themselves become a luxury commodity, available only to those with disposable income. No?
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    @Thanks_M8 Denimio is the way to go for most brands. The prices are usually the Japanese domestic price, with free shipping for purchases over ~$150 USD. Hard to beat so long as they stock what you're after! Never had any problems with them, even when purchasing proxy items. Cheers.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @generic_guy Great outfits, always!
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    Unknown Japanese Brands

    There's a video of the clutch magazine guy (sorry dunno his name) talking about the denim with the head of the brand on YT. He had very good things to say about it.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Yes, absolutely still the same thing. I wear a 31 or sometimes a 32, and in these, I am a 33. (also the sizing on denimio's site is overmeasured by about 2-3cm). These W33's are an 81cm waist.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    @julian-wolf Yes these the MiUSA 47s. There is a 1946 model with 12oz Cone that was made earlier in 2019 that is around as well. I am excited to see what SC will do next beyond the most recent MiJ 46s. I would really enjoy a MiUSA 20-30s pair of canes.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    These just arrived, FedEx international is fast. Just gave them their first soak, s702's
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    Nice day in Seattle, took some more photos to show the texture of this 13oz denim
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/522963527 Beyond cool...
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    @youngofthesoonest Some photos back on 269 of the thread, though they are a couple months old now. The jury is still out of the denim, but things are shaping up nicely.
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    These MiUSA 47's continue to do their thing...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    This particular pair was produced in 96. I agree, these have all the fixings! Every detail really works for this model.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Won some deadstock s702's overnight. Slowing adding to my MiJ Levi's family.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    On another note, I hope y'all are making sure to steep your mask in boiling water once a week.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Authoritarian regimes seem pretty terrible for democracy, human flourishing, etc., and so on... but when you need to stop the spread of a virus... Democracy has its limits! Just like market socialism, just like... I've been following the Uighur crisis for a couple of years. Forcing women to drink sterilizing concoctions... it's beyond heinous.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Unfortunately, our populace (in the US I mean) failed to demonstrate that they could avoid large gatherings (and they still fail to demonstrate this). Besides the fact that our government couldn't get up to speed for the first 4 or 5 months (mask good or not, is distancing necessary, etc), the sheer lack of common sense demanded blanket closures as COVID numbers became more dangerously leaning into the 'out of control' category. I'm not trying to make this beloved place of denim political, but have a look at the data for southern states and the failure to distance properly. The whole thing has been a complete cluster made worse by political rhetoric from even the best-meaning folks. This is new territory for us, so there are bound to be some intellectual failures as policy becomes largely reactionary. The real kicker has been the transfer of wealth... Anywho my Levi's 201s are fading faster than @Maynard Friedman told me they would :O must be from sitting around for 12 years!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Because they're valuing the jeans via the 'sign-value', where the sign, in this case, is the 'raw-ness' of the denim which is a 'premium' feature - it's desirable to have that 'old-style' denim and so forth. Nevermind the extra labor involved in producing a washed product. Exchange-value is on the whole gone from most commodities, especially commodities that are heavily associated with a sign (ever more so is denim associated with its sign and not its exchange or use value). Unfortunately, we've been bamboozled
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @roomtemplacroix How do you like the SC 46? Also how about the WH DSB type 1!
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    That LL bean version would be roughly $150 USD today... Always jealous of the cats who were buying up old Levi's in the 70s-80s. Cool photos Duke.
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    Warehouse

    Y'all are the best. Many thanks.
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