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55 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

There’s an interesting part in the process of pattern cutting that I’m not sure anyone has yet picked up on.

They do it with their eyes shut?

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24 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

They do it with their eyes shut?

Nearly

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It’s done by a blind person? They do it by touch rather than sight?

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They eat loads of jelly and cake, blindfold themselves, pocket in each hand pierced with a drawing pin, spin around 3 times and see how close they can get them....

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

It’s done by a blind person? They do it by touch rather than sight?

You’re getting colder …

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It’s done by hand without a strict reliance on templates? I like this game.

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7 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

It’s done by hand without a strict reliance on templates? I like this game.

Warmer

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It’s done by the ghosts of former Levi’s factory workers!

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Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

It’s done by the ghosts of former Levi’s factory workers!

That’s the spirit! But no …

 

Each side of that central corridor has a different job used in manufacturing - which impacts the jeans more?

Edited by Duke Mantee

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the mannequin elves on the side there sew them overnight 

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While cutting they stack more denim than usual and thus the cutting is less accurate? 

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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, beautiful_FrEaK said:

While cutting they stack more denim than usual and thus the cutting is less accurate? 

Close enough

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Edited by Duke Mantee

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Big shout out to Zachary’s, maybe I’ll have a pie some time this week

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Posted (edited)

1944-45 tchengaa and, yes, Zachary’s makes a great pizza, as you know Julian — both deep dish and cornmeal thin crust!

Edited by JohnM

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^ The fit is interesting in that the hips and thighs are roomy, but the waist comes in -- so warning to older muffintops, myself included.  There is tapering below the knee, which is nice.  Other than the fact that they're a good-fitting pair of jeans, I'm impressed with the level of custom manufacturing.  Again, from FW:

"Yes, buttons made of iron are custom manufactured. Rivets as well.

For other points… custom-made warp & weft for the fabric, and special cotton threads for sewing is also made only for us.

Leather patches, red tabs… every materials for the jeans are custom manufactured.

 We’re just making them because there’s no satisfactory materials in the market.

If they’re available in the market, we’ll buy them and use them. It’s more easy, and it means we can price products much cheaper.

Hope you understand that to use custom manufactured materials isn’t absolutely wonderful, amazing thing.

To make products which make us (and you!) satisfied is much more important.

It is the purpose."

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Brilliant fit @JohnM and thanks for posting that additional information, it sounds fresher and more relevant when it’s not me rambling on.

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Thanks Duke.  You introduced me (and others) to FW.  The fun of this hobby for me, as much as the clothes themselves, is to discover companies like Freewheelers and the people who run them, as well as those here who appreciate what they're doing.  I've only scratched the surface and wish I were younger so I could wear out more FW clothes ;-)

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39 minutes ago, JohnM said:

They they look great John you’ve inspired me to own a pair 

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Quick update on my S601's, really enjoying them and the creases are setting nicely.
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I also just received this Skipper from Yahoo Auctions, brand new with tags.
Something completely different for me, I've always really hated on band collars...
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3 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

That’s another good fit … but fix that collar :angry2:

 

:laugh2:

I messing around with it, thought it might work flipped down...but it should probably be worn like this. :D
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OBd8oqI.jpgdzoo320.jpg1943 getting really good! Trying to get on @Duke Mantee epic fadez 

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I got my s601s I’m really happy with the fit 

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1 hour ago, lee porter said:

I got my s601s I’m really happy with the fit 

We’d be really happy to see that fit :wink:

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Two shipments in one day! Very excited for these three, all courtesy of fashion_daikou

The Bushmaster shorts, in particular, are a real joy—more photos forthcoming

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