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I wish HW and Dog co hats was sold in the US. :(

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Why does Okayama Denim and Denimio have zero stock on a lot of their listings? I've ordered from each of those companies once 4 or 5 yrs ago and haven't bothered going back because they're always out of stock.

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Poor inventory control would be my guess.

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I guess it looks like they have a bigger selection, but obviously in reality only half of its stocked..

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I’m still puzzled why Vintage Paradise no longer offers PayPal as a payment option but Hinoya still offers it.  Aren’t both of them the same size store?

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Is it just me or do any of you think the handmade leather goods fad has died? I remember like 4-5 yrs ago a whole bunch of 'makers' started popping up on IG, all of whom had the same story. "I couldn't afford a nice belt/wallet so I started learning how to make my own and my company was born." I'm thinking specifically of handmade wallets and belts, not boots. Plenty of makers out there creating nice stuff but I think the market got saturated.

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Yeah, I agree, the market was way oversaturated, and stuff like belts and wallets last forever if they're decently made, so it's hard to keep the same people continuing to buy stuff.

There are already so many good options - Hollows, Guarded Goods, Monk Made, Don't Mourn Organize, etc. Hard to break into the market unless you're doing something really different, which most aren't. I'd love to see somebody innovate in the same way that Redmoon did in 1993 when they pretty much invented Native American-inspired amekaji leathercraft.

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The only person I can think of in the last few years that has innovated is Pigeon Tree Crafting. His quick release buckle and indigo dyed leather look pretty cool. I could never justify buying a new belt because my Rancourt belt is holding up just fine and likely will for years to come.

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I was also going to single out Pigeon Tree as actually standing out among the rest. Great stuff that's very affordably priced.

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Pigeon Tree's stuff looks nice. For belts, my favorite is Equus - I admit I'm partial to hand-stitched belts rather than ones with a metal fastener.

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Does Hinoya ship internationally? Any anecdotes? Hoping to pick up the new Hawaii ranch jacket from Sun Surf and it looks like they're the only ones carrying it so far. 

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Great, thanks for the confirmation. Jacket's been ordered—had 40k points left over from my Lofgren boots on my Rakuten account that I'd forgotten about, so that was a nice surprise too.

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Just saw that typhoon hagibis is expected to hit Japan soon if not already.  A shop I just bought from on Monday expedited my order for free to beat it since it flys out of Tokyo and I didn’t even ask for the fast shipping.  

The Langlitz Japan ride is also canceled btw.

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18 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

Does Hinoya ship internationally? Any anecdotes? Hoping to pick up the new Hawaii ranch jacket from Sun Surf and it looks like they're the only ones carrying it so far. 

I didn’t get to take a picture as I’m not home at the moment, but Hinoya sends you a nifty little store bag with their orders or at least they sent one with mine.  I always like the little stuff stores in Japan send me in my orders little stickers, flyers, etc.

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^ Looking forward to seeing whether they throw anything like that in, yeah. Agreed that that’s often an underappreciated benefit off buying direct from Japan. I still remember ordering from Boropby some time last year and opening the package to find a beautifully-folded paper crane—that sorta thing really adds a nice personal touch to the whole experience

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One time I got a handwritten note saying thank you for purchase.  I believe I was one of the first international customer as the store had recently opened.

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On 10/10/2019 at 3:19 PM, Cold Summer said:

Pigeon Tree's stuff looks nice. For belts, my favorite is Equus - I admit I'm partial to hand-stitched belts rather than ones with a metal fastener.

Pigeon Tree does offer this. I'm the same as you and I ordered all of my belts from him hand sewn instead of with metal fasteners.

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ORSLOW are selling a Fleece for £395 this season. Yes a fleece made of Polyester and Acrylic!! 

That is all.

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I remember seeing a photo and thinking wow that’s kinda cool, looks cozy. But hell no, not at that price!

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1 hour ago, UkeNo said:

ORSLOW are selling a Fleece for £395 this season. Yes a fleece made of Polyester and Acrylic!! 

That is all.

Ah, but it's polyester and acrylic woven from unicorn ball-hair

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It's just that I'm of the opinion that if you need a fleece there are very good options from all sorts of outdoor brands - Arcteryx, Patagonia etc. 

Seems unnecessary to spend out on one like that. 

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That’s what other people say about our jeans! :D

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Or get a uniqlo x engineered garments one for 40 quid.... or 200 quid from an eBay reseller....

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I went to this two years ago with the pics what are your jeans doing today thread.  

Greensboro

 

 

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Anyone planning on attending the standard and strange Santa Fe party next Saturday? Would be nice to meet some of you folks. 

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I wish! About a 10 hour drive from Austin each way, so don’t think I can swing it. I’d love to meet the S&S crew as well as OA.

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From Hudson’s Hill livestream today of the indigo dying process

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Anyone have Seattle recommendations? Looking like I'll be there for two nights the first week of November for an interview, just waiting on the travel details to be confirmed.

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