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  1. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    @MJF9 Thanks - yep. I definitely like the few things I've gotten from them. If I ever fall backwards into a pile of cash I may have to pick up one of their coats too.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    cottle / mf lot 64 midnight / tender boots
  3. Not sure I can give a great direct comparison but I've found darning to be about as good as you can get. It can make the area much stiffer and therefore the edges of the darning become prone to wear - there's a good chance the next blowout will be at the area where the darning ends and the regular denim is left. But at that point you're really usually stringing along a well worn pair and going to enter into the territory of constant care. Not a bad thing, but it's gonna be a different look.
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    Tender Co. Denim

    Just a quick update on my 129 Woads after the second wash. About 2 years old probably 7-8 months of wear. Love the way the fades go to a subtle dusty blue. It's a great cut too - it's on the slim side but doesn't feel it while wearing somehow. I still should get a hem...maybe eventually I'll get around to it. For a shorter dude I'm pretty lazy about that. They'll get be getting more wear again soon as I like them as my primary cooler weather jeans these days.
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    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    cottle / warehouse DD-1003XX
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    THIS OR THAT? (Use me for all your Should I Buy...? questions)

    You can't go wrong either way - both are great cuts IMO. I'd go by the aesthetic preference you have in the denim/detailing. I'd second that WH will probably be slightly looser in the thigh - the MF will probably have deeper and more durable pocket bags.
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    Warehouse

    My DD-1003xx - photographing here for fit mostly lighting isn't the best. I love these things - best Levi's I've ever owned. Only wish the pockets were a bit more robust and that I could have found them raw instead of one wash but whatever. Probably about 70 wears or so at this point but I don't keep track. Maybe one day I'll pick the arcs into some other pattern but leaving them for now.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    @Small Potato I think your English expressed it quite well and thank you for your perspective. Those practices are funny, if also sad - but just show insecurity (and marketing savvy, unfortunately). It sounds like CSF has much more in common with Supreme and other hype brands than they'd like to admit.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    @Denimseeker - Just a quick note about photographic rights - at least here in the US. This may or may not prove helpful. A photographer does not need to make a copyright claim for them to hold copyright. As soon as they make the work (snap the photo), the image is copyrighted to them. They can formally register it (in the US, this is an application sent to the Library of Congress) if they want, but all this does is provide a higher ceiling to claim damages should there ever be litigation. It doesn't strengthen their ownership, just how much money they can claim off of it if someone infringes. So whoever took those pictures holds their copyright, and they are the ones who would normally be able to make a claim on them to begin with. Again, I have no idea how it works in Japan, but unless Konata explicitly, and with evidence acquired the rights to the photographs from the auction house (with a contract to prove it), this would be bananas. Any sort of claim of the rights of the likeness of the garments themselves seems super suspect - if they are CSF garments this sounds akin to going after every person who posts themselves wearing them, and if they are vintage Levi's then that's even more preposterous. I know you want to avoid conflict, but if you're feeling cheeky and don't want your project to go away, I personally would ask to see proof of holding the copyright of the images and see what comes back. If he can't produce you could find the original photographer (or auction house that photog worked for) and ask them for clearance, as they would seemingly be the ones in the position to give it...just if you wanted to burnish the legitimacy of the project. The screen grab of the website is something I'm not as sure about. Well, actually I'm not totally sure about any of it because this isn't in a country where I'm familiar with the laws but suffice it to say if he actually has a claim then I think Japan has some pretty wack laws about IP. Personally, if spent this much time and passion on a project and someone wanted to be an ass about it like this I would consult a local attorney just in case to get some peace of mind, but unless attorney found something actually worrisome I would publish it AS IS and tell this goofball to take a hike with his garbage.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Ha...well publishing a personal likeness for commercial purposes (cover art for an album or a magazine generally counts - as the image functions as the advertisement for the work) without a release is an entirely different situation. Lawsuits for that stuff happen all the time. I can see how that person might have legal standing. I still cannot fathom legal standing with CSF.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Gosh, it sort of sounds like he's not familiar with how the internet works. In any case - it seems most niche communities have these sorts of petty folks and in my experience it has a silver lining in that it reveals people's true motives - which often isn't quite aligned with what brings most of the people together. In that sense it's informative. If Denimseeker wants to put together a pair now I'd probably buy them.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    I mean, okay - I can stretch myself to understand why he might be (childishly) upset, but I cannot see how this has any legal standing. What I'm trying to understand is what Denimseeker is actually afraid of - is it just getting flamed on the internet? If so, okay, I get that. But it sounded like there were some other concern. An art collector - perhaps someone who owns a significant painting, for instance, cannot just go after some art history textbook publisher that has a photograph of said painting in situ in a museum. The only person that would have any possible recourse to get that picture taken down would be the person who photographed the painting in situ. It may (may) be different if it's being used directly to sell something - property releases are a thing - but I don't see how that applies here - even if the ebook were for sale that likely wouldn't count because of the type of book it is - and especially if the items in question of the photographs are actually just old Levi's... Can someone tell me what I'm getting wrong?
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Ok, I'm not sure what compelled me to go down this rabbit hole as I personally have never had any interest in CSF (the old front page photograph of the site was enough to put me off permanently)...but what's the actual issue here? The proprietor is pissed off that photos of auction items he won are published as references in a fan's collectors guide? But they are pictures he didn't even take? Granted, I am not a lawyer but I'm pretty familiar with photography laws in the US and the UK but how on earth is this a legally salient argument, and how is the publisher of this ebook actually in any trouble? Like where is the CSF owner actually making some sort of IP claim...over what exactly? Generally you need to be the one who made the photograph to have any claim, and even then, it's gonna get tough for you if the photograph is only in the context of an image (like an ebay screenshot) that is assembled for something like a reference, or satire, or other what are considered fair uses. Is the law that different in Japan? And then yea - the idea that anyone treasures IP to this degree when they making their business off what are essentially high end repros (we could say counterfeits, knock offs, bootlegs) is pretty funny shit. If I cared enough I would ask that someone please, please send me this thing and I make a wetransfer upload of it possibly with an addendum of a middle finger over a CSF logo as the front page.
  14. AlientoyWorkmachine

    Superdenim Specific Music Meta Thread...

    I'm here for anything from that genius duo.
  15. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Companion (Cone) jacket, RRL indigo cords, birks
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    You've got me beat with Outerbridge as the only one I have top of mind is Eugene Smith's from his seminal Country Doctor photo essay in 1948 - scroll to bottom https://www.life.com/history/w-eugene-smiths-landmark-photo-essay-country-doctor/. I know I've seen others but my mind is failing me now. Still, if Smith is doing this as an outtake in 1948 I know it's nothing new at that point. It's not often I come across someone with who reads Lev Manovich or wants to wax about the symbolism of contemporary visual tropes haha. I bet we could have a good chat over a beer sometime were we ever in the same locale.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I mean, on the one hand I understand this. On the other .... this is an interest where most people prefer some ever more precise iteration of some style of clothes made 60-100 years ago. So like...new ideas aren't really the goal by any stretch. Rather it seems like a well done execution of a very old idea is more valued. But whatever hobby one is into is going to have their well worn visual cliches - and flat lays as a type of illustrative photograph are about as old as blue jeans. I've never, ever seen a *new* idea - at least photographically - from the denim community because that's not really the point. The best stuff is just more sincere or transparent or lacking in pretense, whatever that means. Instagram is a place where most try to make their life more organized and presentable and interesting than it really is through clean visual depictions - as well as to show off the expensive shit you've got - and that's a very clear way to do it.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    Barnstormer seems to only have stuff in 33 or higher. Is this typical for Ooe? I'd probably prefer their traditional (non-Cone) denim all things considered - I'm also in no hurry but would waiting for a 29 (or whatever shrinks to a real 29) in a straight fit something that likely won't happen?
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    Mister Freedom

    I tried your suggestion which I'd never thought of before! Anyways, today I realize clothes serve as a protective barrier. Who would have thought!
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    Mister Freedom

    More breathable, lighter, more durable (as you can imagine this stuff gets washed constantly), wick moisture better, more supportive and also just more comfortable to train in. And in the case of designer/fashion oriented reproductions like this - a better value IMO. Depends on what you want out of your gear I guess but the only times I would wear vintage training gear stuff for actual training is if I were feeling more masochistic on a particular day. And even then, I wouldn't pay for the fashion version of it. Then again I usually train in my basement, I suppose if you go to a gym to be seen maybe the calculus is different.
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    Mister Freedom

    I like his jeans and some of the jackets, his take on old nautical pieces etc. Some are really fantastic. But to my mind these are pieces that haven't really improved over the years if you're looking for good offerings - the best stuff is still just the best replica (or replica with a twist) that a designer can come up with (ranch jacket - great twists!). But as someone who is in athletic gear 5 days a week for functional purposes, and doesn't really think it looks all that great for general purposes I don't get the repro of all this stuff - I could say the same for Warehouse - another one of my favorite jeansmakers. Athletic gear now is way better than the stuff from 40 years ago. Training in an old school sweatsuit or trackpants is miserable compared to the fabrics you can get now. Just not for me I suppose. Reminds me to get my ranch jacket out though...
  22. AlientoyWorkmachine

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Tender / SC / Kontex room shoes.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Jeans look great - but this post got my attention because I recognized those streets before I even read the text. SMA is a fantastic place.
  24. Sort of a funny topic re: the selfies. I'm of the mind that if you're posting a photo of yourself here, you're feeling some measure of pride about yourself (and not just your jeans) whether or not you want to admit it. It's maybe primarily about denim, but it's an ego affirming act regardless. As a somewhat introverted fellow from a pretty (typical) western culture that equates men caring about their appearance - at least to the degree where you'd put a picture on the internet - in such a way as something less than entirely masculine I understand the hesitance to embrace it or to try and play like it's not really that it is but yea - I think at the very least looking at the camera means you own what you're doing. Maybe an epic bald eagle flew by as you hit the remote trigger though and you had to look, though. Then again, I am a photographer and have been steeped in too many years of photo theory so I could be overcomplicating it all, as I am wont to do.
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    Ooe-Yofukuten & Co.

    How often does Ooe tend to make their more standard jeans? I think I've been looking on the S+S website periodically for over 2 years now for a restock.
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