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5 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

Top shelf Bartleby, only top shelf...

I think you mean top drawer Volvo. Top shelf has very different connotations (at least in the UK)! :rolleyes:

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58 minutes ago, mandel9000 said:

One delayed and two cancelled flights later...

I made it to the post office just before they closed up for Easter, got the jeans and the little note that kinda looks like my cat, and I also collected a box of my own dirty laundry that I sent home when it wouldn't fit in the suitcase anymore.

I forgot to measure before the wash but my specs were exactly the same as last time. After a wash and dry they're now 0.5" smaller in the waist than the first pair were at the same point, and the same elsewhere. I forgot to specify that I wanted the new patch so that illegible piece of bacon was transferred on to this pair. I thought it couldn't get any worse, but after this initial wash it's more or less stamp-sized. All good though, it's quite funny and also unique. 

Inoue ran out of contest patches unfortunately!

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55 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I think you mean top drawer Volvo. Top shelf has very different connotations (at least in the UK)! :rolleyes:

^ Wait, what does it mean in the UK?? In the US it means the expensive liquor.

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It’s where the pornographic magazines in newsagents are traditionally displayed.

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53 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I think you mean top drawer Volvo. Top shelf has very different connotations (at least in the UK)! :rolleyes:

you should loose any hope that I will learn proper English, I lost it myself, although a quick research on my own personal Oxford dictionary, the Bible of English language urbandictionary.com tells this:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=top shelf

I meant this, which the Oxford reckons to be the "top definition", popular when talking about drugs:

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perhaps you had meaning no. 5 in mind, which I like too btw, but it's far from what I meant

 

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That all seems very American and unfamiliar to me, however, your English is excellent Volvo, top shelf even!

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9 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

It’s where the pornographic magazines in newsagents are traditionally displayed.

Nice. Just as good, IMO.

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11 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I think you mean top drawer Volvo. Top shelf has very different connotations (at least in the UK)! :rolleyes:

 

10 hours ago, volvo240thebest said:

 

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well.

I'm a natural denizen for either

today's top shelf reading & the scotch that dwells on the top shelf...

 

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edit: and then an actual actual top shelf in the dwelling (with its attendant reading...)

 

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Making a short stop at my parents place before travelling further north. Such a beautiful day. 

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Bonus comparison pics with my Denimbridge S Antique jeans. 

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View from the cottage where I'll be staying over the weekend. So much snow and completely silent.

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I did one of those DNA tests recently just for shits and giggles and while most of my genetic background I can basically account for, some was lost to time, poor record keeping etc..  so upon seeing the results I will be exchanging my incoming 20’s for some Adidas track pants and a bottle of cheap vodka.

 

All jokes aside, its pretty interesting and there are forums of DNA geeks out there with the same passion about genetics as we are about denim.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting gnomes, I was considering one of those just the other week. Which one did you do?

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i did ancestryDNA, but downloaded the raw dna data and uploaded to a few sites that accept autosomal dna transfers.  Its basically algorithms at this point so there are differences in how different calculators interpret the results.  i have since done 23 and me just to see what the differences are.   i got my wife to do ancesrty as well and am considering a cheek swab for my kid but that seems a bit much at this point lol.  Might just wait until she can spit

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great fit! hope it's a dektop and not a laptop pc. It happened to me on the laptop once, it's a PITA...

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Just realized I did this 

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same shirt - same dog - 50s contest. 

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Super weird! sufu has been down for me the past few days but seems to work now. Anyone else have that issue? Still no jeans on my end though, glad to see we're back in action

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There was some kind of DNS fuck up, took a few days and a clearing of Chrome cache until it worked on my PC again, too.

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I think i like the fit on these a little better than their predecessors.

We had a lovely weekend in the Suffolk marshes, here's some of what we saw. Final photo of the groovy bird is, I think, an Egyptian goose, on the Thames. They are one of a few news species (including parakeets) that are welcome immigrants who've made their home here.

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Thanks @volvo240thebest

twas indeed a laptop. We’ll see how it goes. 

@Paul T I think the 20s are really helped by the larger cuff. I actually just finished hot soaking these. I was trying to replicate what I did with the first pair and I’m thinking I hot washed them in the machine and then dried. This time I cold washed and dried. The leg twist wasn’t quite as dramatic, which to me, is a good way to tell if the shrinking is done.

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@garden gnomes in space  I did ancestry about a year ago. Pretty interesting. I didn’t know you could get raw data tho. Here’s what I got mw6vQL2.jpg

I was expecting mostly British/Scottish not so much Scandinavian. My grandma, my dad and my brother did one too. Mine was most like my grandmothers. 

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Scandinavian and British seem to be really close and often bleed into each other. There’s a website called Gedmatch that has different calculators you can run that gives you more accurate data than AncestryDNA. Requires a raw data download and upload to their site. 

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yo... I've been busy with school, then SuFu broke for me, so i'm finally getting around to uploading these. I got the jeans on the morning of the 14th so i immediately put them on and wore them to school for the day. The denim was initially way more dark and grey, with a very stiff texture. very crunchy. Aftter the soak the colour lightened up the the deep blue i remembered. I washed on hot with a very hot dry cycle for an hour. i think i got all the shrink out of them right off the bat. After the soak the denim was like crumpled paper. the denim had a crazy amount of texture, i was a little concerned i overdid it with the extra hot dry but it calmed down in a couple wears. Super happy the jeans are back i was missing them quite a bit. I'm not too peeved about the pockets, except they kind of feel smaller than the old ones, maybe i'm crazy... I don't have my measurements right now, i noted them down but i forgot them at my place(writing this at a friends house). I tried to cuff the pants to the same length so you could see how much they shrunk. 

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an interesting little irregularity, i think it was just caused by the denim being folded. It mostly disappeared after the wash.

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@mandel9000 I almost bought the Vale belt in dark brown bridle, but the new thin rail belt swayed me and i got it instead. Really like how it looks on you!

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in happiness at jeans re-appearing across the thread

& in the spirit of easter

'let a thousand [fades] blossom'

sharing a penchant for the floral

as spring shoots struggles through

(with added baby nunchuks, grizzled bark and the like)

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Here's my latest instagram post.  I'm using our old 2008 Macbook pro to post this since my new one crapped out.  Ugh.  Anyway, I'm loving this new pair.  I've decided just to wear them, no washes, no soaks.  Although, i did get stuck in some rain the other day.  I love the creasing and fit.  Wish the cuffs were a bit smaller, but after a hot soak, they'll be good.  Agree with @FreeCharlesMansonthat the pockets could be a bit bigger, always think that's more flattering.  But I really love the cat ears and wear them proudly.  I plan on fucking them up and hope my adhd doesn't get the best of me.  

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