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We need to find you a bolo tie and some spurs to rock with those trousers roy.

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Roy is killing it...king of vintage

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I found the mate to this. Some union made Lee Riders. They were a funky blueberry with lots of color left. They were obviously regularly ironed with a nice crisp crease down the front and back (I see this alot with Wranglers too, it must be a cowboy thing).

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I think pleats are something most folks born before 1955 require to function. My dad used to get really pissed when I didn't iron a crease into my dress pants, or fold my jeans with the inseam and outseam touching to create a crease. But yes, cowboys dig the crease too... I bought a pair of 517's and had them hemmed, the tailor asked if I wanted him to starch in a 'rodeo crease'.

Are Big Mac Flannels vintage enough for this thread?

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Fit pics please, CTB.

My pleasure...love the trousers, by the way. Tried on the suit I posted and decided that it's too roomy on me, more like a country gentleman's zoot suit than anything else.

Aquascutum wax jacket (probably made by Barbour) as was:

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Now re-waxed...always adds a completely new lease of life to these jackets. Those in the know, know it should be done every autumn in time for winter, and not left to go all 'vintage' as it loses some or most of its water resistance. Definitely more of a winter look:

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The boots, for those of you who don't follow the 'shoes...' thread, are made by the now defunct English boot- and shoemakers Lotus. They held the original patent for the 'guaranteed waterproof' veldtschoen construction, and their boots and shoes were very popular amongst the officers of the British Army in the latter days of the Empire.

The ones I'm wearing (shown below right, along with a similar model by Tricker's) are a good few decades old:

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CTB, nice jacket score. What did you use for heat when treating the jacket? Hair dryer or heat gun? I need to do my Barbour before long and was curious if a hair dryer is warm enough?

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Just a hairdryer, mate.

I put the tin of dressing in a pan of boiling water and keep it simmering to keep the wax nice and runny. A sponge or cloth is good enough to apply the wax, really grinding it into the cotton and especially the seams.

Once done, use a hairdryer on the seams to melt any residue, using your fingers to work it in. Then blow the hairdryer all over the jacket to give it a decent finish, and Bob's ya uncle!

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Looking good, CTB!

I was considering getting a waxed jacket for work this winter- maybe you can advise me: exactly how water resistant is a waxed cotton jacket? For instance, if you're out in a light rain all day long, will the jacket eventually absorb water? And if so, does it take longer than an unwaxed cotton jacket would to dry out?

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Cheers!

The jacket is meant to last the whole winter off the back of a single waxing, although I guess that would be dependent on the kind of weather that it's exposed to. Given the wetness of the weather in the UK, I think it would cope with most other climates without needing a rewax until after a good few months.

Even in the original state of the jacket I posted, where the jacket had that characteristic 'faded' look meaning that it needed a fresh coat of wax, it would have been pretty water-resistant and I wouldn't expect it to take long to dry if it did absorb water.

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I recently got this vintage Levis big E trucker jacket from the 70s.

A bit snug on me, not sure if to keep it or sell it, any opinion is appreciated!

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can you move your shoulders in it? looks one size too small. Big E' type III are pretty common on ebay to find the size that fits you.

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I say keep it pomata. Your LVC is a bit bigger on you and why not have the original too? It's always nice to have different fit options too.

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thanks guys for your opinions

can you move your shoulders in it?

yes I can if I only wear a t-shirt under. No way I can wear a sweater though. It definitely is a size too small but I think I'll keep it anyway

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I think it's pretty much perfect. I have a few type 3, and the smaller ones look better - it's supposed to be a slim fit after all.

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Just saw a mint Brown's Beach vest go on eBay for $300+... anyone with Brown's Beach finds?

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The fit looks great. Nice high waist to flash the belt. As long as the sleeves are long enough, it looks sharp.

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I recently got this vintage Levis big E trucker jacket from the 70s.

A bit snug on me, not sure if to keep it or sell it, any opinion is appreciated!

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Hey, that jacket looks familier! Glad it arrived in one piece! That was the first Big E jacket I ever found, getting all emotional seeing it on someone else now. I'd buy it back off you when you find another!! haha :)

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here's a cool jersey I found the other day... It's too small for me to wear, but thought looked cool..

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not really denim related, but my dad gave me a 1930s harris tweed jacket/waistcoat for wearing with a kilt (the kilt i already had...)

don't think it'll work too well with jeans, but they go nicely over a LVC grandad shirt.

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No need to ask who wears the trousers in your house, eh? :)

EDIT: Can't stop thinking about Carry On Up The Khyber now...

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Nice get-up! :)

Picked up this presumably bespoke Burberrys (as was) jacket last week, another tweedy material:

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No fit pics, as I think I'd look a little too Jeremy Clarkson if I wore it with jeans...better looking though, obviously.

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No fit pics, as I think I'd look a little too Jeremy Clarkson if I wore it with jeans...better looking though, obviously.

You've really got some Top Gear there CTB!

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Cross posted from the LVC thread

Not strictly related to vintage clothing as such, but can anyone help me out on info for this.

A friend picked it up at a car boot sale a few years back. We're assuming it's a shop display and from the early 70's. Anyone able to offer any insight?

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Really like that. And a bonus that you can get the matching trousers ;)

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My friend picked this up at a flea market. I've been trying to find info, to no avail. Anyone have any experience with this brand?

(Robbie, Paul, Crashtestbrummie, Roy6, I'm looking at you)

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Lovely label. I know nothing about the brand but would hazard a guess at an early-mid 60's large market brand. It's lovely but hasn't got the look of quality or detailing you'd expect from the higher end stuff. Just a hunch.

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