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AlientoyWorkmachine last won the day on April 13

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  1. AlientoyWorkmachine

    What are your jeans doing today?

    @julian-wolf Looks like a fantastic time. I love being a new dad but makes me miss not being able to get out into the Blue Ridge this spring to go hike this spring so I'll live vicariously through this. Care to get out to Big Sur for me sometime soon?
  2. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Thanks! These are the midnights, though I see they put out a double indigo. There are few coming through, hard to see in the picture. These already take more washes than I'd like, due to aforementioned infant. I love this cut though.
  3. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Quiet Life / Tender / Crappy T / Mister Freedom / Cons / Infant wondering what's going on (not pictured)
  4. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Ha dang you can go to a store to try things on though - I guess not contest jeans. Repro cut jeans work well with all kinds of non heritagey accessories though. While I love denim I'm with you that thinking of jeans as an achievement of sorts has always been a little lost on me. Aesthetically pleasing fades are a thing that happens with living life, but just like my grey hairs or my slowly deteriorating ankle cartilage - I don't consider these things accomplishments (even if the ankles are the result of very enjoyable and hard years on a skateboard). I find it interesting to see the lives people lead only united by an affinity for indigo dyed twill fabric. It's absurd on it's face but fun nonetheless. That said, trying to truly rationalize little passions or hobbies like this will usually lead to a similar place, which is why acceptance is the only way.
  5. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I feel as if these things have been outdated for years for most people - sort of like massive and ultimately pretty uncomfortable work boots - beautiful patina or not. I could never buy one because using it to the point where it would actually look good would just be supremely uncomfortable and inconvenient which...why? There will always be the few that really need what the specific tool offers. But there's the very real practical fact that these will indeed cause back problems over time if you're sitting on it all the time. I've also gotten similar length of life from my smartphone as I ever did with a leather wallet fwiw. They can be pretty hearty if you're not one to need the newest thing. I was admittedly rough on the wallets last time I used them consistently. I still have a small one - it stays at home often these days and when it comes out is in a jacket. Haven't carried cash for...years now aside from the $50 I found on the ground some months ago. This is in part due to covid, but even before then ... not often. I understand wanting to stay on the DL but sometimes it feels like trying to stand up in the middle of a tsunami. Encryption helps. New tools for digital privacy are getting better. Denim though...I don't see the utility ending anytime soon.
  6. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Sugar Cane Denim

    Is this what they made the IG post on referring to as the "Awa Ai"? https://www.instagram.com/p/CNR7YwejFGW/ Says Awa is natural indigo - I think these are the same thing. Wondering if they'll make jeans using it. Is this something they did in the past (like the Edo?) and then are circling back around to? I'm not the history buff here that some are...
  7. TCB also makes a black 50's that look quite nice but the black 1947's might be my second choice. $240 seems reasonable for sold in the us novelty cane's to me.
  8. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Quiet Life hat Tender shades/ crappy t / Sugar Cane / Too hot for jackets here already in NC.
  9. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Unknown Japanese Brands

    I'm tempted by quite a few of their offerings. Not surprisingly, Tender is one of my favorites - but the cuts and styles are pretty different over at Cottle and I think would mix quite well actually. The premium for some things isn't really much more than with Tender either - sometimes price are basically comparable. I like the selvedge line also, though I don't hold classic Levi's and the accompanying details as an objective standard either. I think it's funny that a little selvedge line is considered loud against some of the flannels and other design elements often seen - not that those are bad, but a selvedge line on the pocket is hardly loud noticeable to most people. If I get anything I will report back - I do wish the jeans were unsanforized. I am more curious about some of their tops to be honest.
  10. I will second a curiosity about this. I am in the market for a new pair of just normal indigo/white denim in the most classic sense - a 40s/50s ish sort of cut (I tend to just have one pair at a time) and am in no rush, but it's really the thing that would likely impact my choice between SC, Warehouse, TCB, etc etc. I can't try any from where I'm at.
  11. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    If it's the Golden Eagle 3 version (I think)? You need to set it to work with the phase detect AF. This is why it works so much better than natively on a G2. And your camera is set in MF - there's more. It's a little convoluted. I magically found the blog I used to set this up in 2015. https://chadwadsworth.com/2015/08/30/913/comment-page-2/ In my experience the longer lenses (45mm and 90mm) yielded the best results - the 28 and 35 were more subject to drastic fall off. Good luck.
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    You can try spraying it (misting) while wearing - when damp the fabric may relax if there's enough pressure to form to you from just wearing it - with really starched fabrics I've had some luck doing that. But really, I would say just roll with it, it's part of the life of the jeans.
  13. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Ah - I've bought and sold a G2 kit twice. Both times sad to see them go. Wonderful cameras. Repairs though....oof. Less and less tenable by the day. The fuji x pros almost replicate the experience these days though if you can believe it and can get along with a crop sensor. And these g2 lenses work wonders on Sony ff sensors too. Not perfect, some minor optical flaws here and there (which may or may not matter depending on the nature of your work) but the 45mm planar adapted onto on a sony is small and very powerful kit and the AF is even quicker if you can believe it (w the techart adapter at least).
  14. Hello all - new here after some time lurking. Looking forward challenging my powers of consumer restraint in the face of new temptation. On that note I'm already failing. Anyone know if Mil-mil (Milwaukee) ships to the US? Any experience purchasing from them? Just starting to dip my toes into buying from Japan.
  15. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    New here, but issuing my congrats @beautiful_FrEaK. Our first one was born last September. What a wild time to become a parent. I'm washing more than I'd prefer, but it's a small price to pay!
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