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ROY X CONE contest, 1.1.11 - 2.1.12

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Well it looks like it's going to be a while still before I get to show you all the contest prize. After a couple rounds of USPS back-and-forth with Roy, we decided it just makes more sense to wait on proceeding until I can come visit the studio and allow Roy to stop shooting in the dark.

More motivation to get my ass up to the Bay Area for a visit sooner than later!

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It had been too long, gahhh these jeans are just so damn perfect. fit like a dream.

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i just got home from another adventure holiday with my ROYs

it was great

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we went away and rode bikes (hired a 29er to see if i liked it... nope)

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wobbly bridge

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boys went off on epic rides, averaged 120k's per day of mountain biking

I ate lots and went tiki touring

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making bacon sandwiches for the boys, this has become expected of me after a big race

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ROY peak in the background

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was in same place at same time last year so didnt take my normal amount of photos

still happy in my ROYs

TG

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Lovely, TG!

Whenever I see this thread bumped I get excited. It has an amazingly homey feel.

I wore my ROYxCones Saturday evening and it, too, felt like being home.

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Lovely crinkly pocket.

I wish we had mutton sandwiches here. Famous or otherwise.

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an hour hike at dawn, two hours casting not a single fish, so i returned to camp and a hungry girlfriend. we decided to take to the kayaks but i just had to make a few extra casts.

tying to teach the dog a surgeons knot but her attention was elsewhere

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there was something bigger much bigger than her out here this morning

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last cast before i smacked myself in the back of the head with the fly and called it a day. the wind was messing up my hairdo, and i was worried about snagging one of my big ears with every cast.

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photos courtesy of a bored but patient girlfriend. she thinks this one should be b/w because it looks from a different time

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Rising Sun

RoyXCone

White's

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Wearing new cone, carrying old Cone.

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Putting new plumbing in old (new to me) house.

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A little Roy Conest postcript.

The pants in Tokyo.

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FIreworkds on the beach at Akito last night. Altho I confess I was wearing my 44 jorts yesterday...

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I just noticed that Roy misspelled "privilege" ("priviledge") on the pocket flasher.

Have a nice day, everyone.

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I just noticed that Roy misspelled "privilege" ("priviledge")

I think he was trying to make the jeans look more Japanese?

:)

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roys at Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR

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i think ive been here before

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took my ROY boxers mountain biking for a few days, here we are putting 1/2 a wild pig in an umu before we head off

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Hah, nice SPAM jersey, tg. And the shorts are looking good... real good.

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this is one of the many things my band was busy doing at pickathon 2012:

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I love these performances. these guys do such awesome work recording bands. you should also check out the other videos they did.

and of course you can see me rockin my royxcones

PS: I'm not sure how to embed vimeo videos here, so you'll just have to follow the link.

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and heres one from today.

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thanks ranon. I actually hadn't worn them at all since the end of the contest until august. I don't wear them as much as my 1955s, but they still get some action. still love the fabric.

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So here's something disturbing and a bit disappointing: I just looked at the "stats" page for the blog I kept while in Uganda, including how viewers wound up at my blog. The last time I remember looking at this, it was mostly from facebook (when I'd posted a link to a new blog post) or googling things like the name of my blog. I was surprised to see there's been a fair number of visits pretty recently. Also interestingly is that most of those visits came from Google Images, and particularly from this photo, which I'm sure everyone here will remember (NSFW): https://lh3.googleus...9I/MVI_3733.jpg

So, I looked at what google searches have in turn been driving people my blog, wondering if there would be some explanation for how so many people were "entering" my blog through that photo:

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There are a lot of sick bastards in the world.

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and i already thought i had forgotten about the pain from those images. alas it is back to haunt me. the hell is a "beard high and tight fade"?

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That search apparently directed to this image

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Soooo hot.

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Damnit, guys, yo'ure making me blush.

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My Roys and I were out having a little fun on Saturday.

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At long last: the RoyxCone contest prize is arrived and in-hand! It took Roy and me a while to get this

prize deal nailed down (the deatils of which mostly boil down to me being a pain in Roy's ass), but I'm

thrilled to shit about it.

These are very similar to the new ducks Roy produced for SE, however they appear to be very slightly different. So far I've only identified two differences: the addition of a cinch (which is RAD), and the absence of a size tag attached to the leather patch. Anyone with eagle eyes out there pick up on any other differences? It's like a Roy-Easter egg hunt!

These ducks are fantastic; I'm actually surprised by how little comment I've seen about them thus far on

forums and whatnot.

Fresh outta the box:

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Internal pocket-opening reinforcement, with a neat Western-wear inspired (?) shape to it

Self Edge's pictures don't show the buttons, which is a shame because I almost wet myself when I saw them. Seriously blinging crotch-fly.

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The cinch: a different design than the one on the contest jeans, and also feels (to me) to have a little bit of a Western flair to it, with the pointed corners

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As per normal with Roy, the construction of every bit and piece is fascinating.

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(you're welcome for all the hardware porn, rnr!)

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Gave them a hot soak last night, as per Roy's instructions on the Self Edge website (except that they wound up soaking for closer to 25 minutes since I got distracted by word vomiting about Roy and showing Roy-videos to a lady-friend): hot soak in a bath tub with some hand agitation, then hung to dry. I didn't measure, but they definitely shrank up quite a good deal in every dimension. Since I soaked them a bit longer than I intended, I put a thin coat of Saphir Renovateur on the patch to make sure it doesn't dry out.

When I agitated them around at the end of the soak, the water turned a pretty nice brick red/brown, and after drying, I actually can see some wrinkle-spots where fading has occured. I'm surprised that this dye would crock so easily, but it's made me pretty damn excited to see how these look after some significant wear-time.

Getting these in the mail, with a hand-written note from Roy, got me all misty and nostalgic for the RoyxCone year, so I decided to pay some homage with my first day fit:

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Favorite kitenge shirt

Favorite kitenge bandana

Zissou contest belt

Roy boxers (no vis; you're welcome)

Along with Rogue Territory ISC Supply Jacket, and army green chucks (which I figure substitute for the camo army boot sneakers I wore while traveling in the contest jeans, which don't fit in my bike's toe clips)

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A hem job will come once I can tolerate taking them off for a few days.

And a shameless crotch-pic to illustrate the evidence of crocking:

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