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1 hour ago, splash pitman said:

Well ok then , two years ago I ordered some wasab denim jeans from " The circle brand " was advised on a size and while I got dicked around waiting for said special order I lost weight and for some unfathanable reason the size I was sent is exesivly large so after corraspondance with maker about size problem and build issues I sent them back only to get the same pair back again so now I'm done trying to get my size , Iv two choices selling them on and copping a loss or a successful shrink .

Googled “the circle brand” and only found “circle a brand”, is this the one you have dealt with? Have you contacted the maker asking if the denim is unsanforized or not? If it’s sanforized it won’t shrink much. If it is unsanforized stick with @kicks79 suggestion.

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Sorry you are right it is circle a brand and the material is unsanforised .

so Would it be more beneficial to boil jeans over just a hot wash . I don't have a drier so I'll have to spend an afternoon at the laundrymatt with a fist full of dollars .

cheers and thanks for the advice . 

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@splash pitman just go with kicks advice then, wash on hot setting and dry on hot. Good luck!

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What's the "superfuture look" these days? I remember it used to be American Apparel T-Shirt, selvedge jeans, and chucks. Is it still that or what is it now?

American apparel seems to have dropped off in popularity but I still think the cuts of their shirts are pretty slick.

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On 6/6/2018 at 8:48 AM, qodryrinaldi said:

Hello, does anyone know Iron Heart store in Tokyo??

Look it up on google maps. It's a bit far out of the city, I didn't want to go that far, but it could be interesting. I went by Evisu but they were painting the back of the jeans or some shit with paint and marking them up, and it was way too expensive for the price. I think Japan Blue was really good, lots of selection, but Momotaro was a bit lacking, it didn't have their full line.

All Japanese stores will hem your jeans for free, if you want that. I like the stacks but the hemmed look is popular in Japan and looks really clean.

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@i_denimThe Show us your Leather thread is for all things leather, including wallets.

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What are folks' favorite proxy services for buying from, e.g., Yahoo Auctions? I've used Buyee twice, and their service is good overall, but they make very little effort to minimize volume when consolidating packages, which I think may add to the international shipping cost considerably. I'd be interested in knowing of any good alternatives, particularly those with efficient consolidation services.

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AFAIK, EMS shipping rates are solely based on weight so the volumes shouldn't affect the price. But I know that doesn't answer your question and I haven't used any proxy services in years. Sorry :D

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Better than answering my question, that answers the question that I should've been asking but didn't even think to! Thanks. I guess the USPS's strictish sizing regulation has made me paranoid.

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I used Celga in the past when I was into buying sneakers from Japan.  Celga is still in business I believe but I haven't used them in years.

I use good ol Rakuten even though I get emails from Gokkyon(sp) about using their proxy service.  Almost every store is shipping overseas without a proxy right now....except Lahiana.

 

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Paris, France - Any shop with good indigo goods?

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Heading to Seattle in a couple of days for 5 day, anyone got recs on good stores/coffee/food/beer? 

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@longshanksBlue Owl Workshop has PBJ, Momotaro, etc.  Also drop by that big ass Starbucks (it's where it started btw).  I want to try their sushi burritos!

https://hypebeast.com/2014/12/a-look-inside-the-worlds-largest-starbucks

https://hypebeast.com/2018/2/stabucks-opens-first-reserve-store

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@longshanks I'm sure you're familiar with Seattle's Best Coffee. I always have fond memories of Seattle Pale Ale but I can't recall the name of the bar.

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The largest Starbucks is where the corporate HQ is. It's very nice, and very expensive. The original Starbucks is normal sized and is in the Pike Place Market.

@longshanks- It depends what your interest & budget are. There are good cheap places and good expensive places...

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@JDelageI'm fine with a good hole in the wall local coffee shop!  

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12 hours ago, mlwdp said:

@JDelageI'm fine with a good hole in the wall local coffee shop!  

Check out Jack's BBQ in SoDo - probably one of the best value food in Seattle and a top rated Texas-style (no sauce) BBQ. Plenty of good Vietnamese pho places too.

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Any word on how people are doing in Okayama? Just read the news- apparently deadly flooding and landslides all over with over 100 dead 

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I'm wondering too.  It's not looking good as about 155 I believe are dead.  Been seeing some flood videos and posts on Instagram.

Check out this instructional Instagram post from Hiroshima Choppers.  

 

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On 7/9/2018 at 12:22 AM, JDelage said:

Check out Jack's BBQ in SoDo - probably one of the best value food in Seattle and a top rated Texas-style (no sauce) BBQ. Plenty of good Vietnamese pho places too.

Unfortunately didn't make it down there, spent most of the time in Ballard and Fremont, being from Austin I'm always a little hesitant to try any Texas BBQ when I'm out of state anyway... Managed to eat plenty of good food and drink plenty of beer though and had a pretty great time, and the weather was fantastic!

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What brands offer the 'low tension' denim other than Oni? I am returning the pair of Oni as the rise is non-existent for my preference. I know PBJ denim is also low tension and stretches a lot. What else can I look at? I am after denim that is 100% cotton but feels like you're wearing stretch denim. I feel that way in my pair of PBJ 019. 

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On 7/11/2018 at 7:08 AM, i_denim said:

What brands offer the 'low tension' denim other than Oni? I am returning the pair of Oni as the rise is non-existent for my preference. I know PBJ denim is also low tension and stretches a lot. What else can I look at? I am after denim that is 100% cotton but feels like you're wearing stretch denim. I feel that way in my pair of PBJ 019. 

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SDA's new G range?

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On 2018-07-10 at 12:43 AM, nycsurfer530 said:

Any word on how people are doing in Okayama? Just read the news- apparently deadly flooding and landslides all over with over 100 dead 

I talked with Inoue a couple of days ago and Kojima where alot of brands are located is safe and sound.

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What ballpoint pens do folks enjoy?

Background: For the last few years I haven't written much by hand, and recently I've been getting back into it, mostly taking notes during meetings / colloquia / whatever else. I used to really enjoy fountain pens, but these days I honestly don't see myself putting in the time to keep them cleaned and whatnot, so I'm leaning towards the lower-effort ballpoint. I've been using Pilot G2 0.7mm for the last few months, and they're okay, but they don't last super well and the grip is a little thinner than I'd like. Are there good options for well-made, refillable ballpoint pens?

I should probably go ask on some or other pen forum, but you all haven't failed me yet, and I figure pens and pants aren't all too different in the end…

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Has anybody here recently received that email from Rakuten that says it can order from any JP site now, including ones that don't ship overseas?  

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49 minutes ago, julian-wolf said:

What ballpoint pens do folks enjoy?

Background: For the last few years I haven't written much by hand, and recently I've been getting back into it, mostly taking notes during meetings / colloquia / whatever else. I used to really enjoy fountain pens, but these days I honestly don't see myself putting in the time to keep them cleaned and whatnot, so I'm leaning towards the lower-effort ballpoint. I've been using Pilot G2 0.7mm for the last few months, and they're okay, but they don't last super well and the grip is a little thinner than I'd like. Are there good options for well-made, refillable ballpoint pens?

I should probably go ask on some or other pen forum, but you all haven't failed me yet, and I figure pens and pants aren't all too different in the end…

I have a Mont Blanc store down the road from me.   They make some interesting pens, had a boss that used them.  Expensive at times but good quality.

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