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ELMC (Lofgren) has a few variants:

https://www.elmc.co/zip-neck-sweat-ucla-blue-p-173.html

I don’t have experience with them, but I like the look of Dehen’s:

https://dehen1920.com/collections/sweaters/products/motorcycle-sweater-black-white-stripe

$300 for one is a bit much perhaps, but I don’t know how much it costs them to produce one in USA.

Edited by Iron Horse

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Lady White also has some 1/4 zips. No experience with their sweatshirt material, but their tees are nice.

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12 hours ago, Broark said:

Lady White also has some 1/4 zips. No experience with their sweatshirt material, but their tees are nice.

I've looked at Lady White.  They are great, but I am not a fan of the pocket.

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12 hours ago, Iron Horse said:

ELMC (Lofgren) has a few variants:

https://www.elmc.co/zip-neck-sweat-ucla-blue-p-173.html

I don’t have experience with them, but I like the look of Dehen’s:

https://dehen1920.com/collections/sweaters/products/motorcycle-sweater-black-white-stripe

$300 for one is a bit much perhaps, but I don’t know how much it costs them to produce one in USA.

Dehen has been on my list for a while now too, but its hard to justify $300 for a 1/4 zip for me.

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Anyone have any idea if anyone makes slim fit fatigues in a size 28? I know Orslow's slim fits in size 1 are a 30" waist.  Looking for something of that level of quality, so not Stan Ray.

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Buy the Orslow and use the waist cinch adjuster buttons to reduce them. 
 

Or hot wash - Dryer them.

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9 hours ago, UkeNo said:

Buy the Orslow and use the waist cinch adjuster buttons to reduce them. 
 

Or hot wash - Dryer them.

Do you know how much the waist adjusters help? In terms of inches. Just asking because I'd prefer not to have to dry them in a dryer.

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On 12/29/2019 at 8:06 PM, cmr_reed said:

Do you know how much the waist adjusters help? In terms of inches. Just asking because I'd prefer not to have to dry them in a dryer.

it basically get a size down so around 2 inches. I can't wear a size 1 because it's to tight on the thighs and on the butt area but waist is fine. The size 2 is perfect elsewhere but a little too big on the waist. Using the waist adjuster and a belt it's perfect. Better fit, more comfy. What can you ask more ?

 

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Paraboot Bergerac or Avoriaz? (Leather & color are actually the same.)

Avoriaz:

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Bergerac:

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Wide pants avoriaz, slim pants bergerac.

Maybe even check out heschung, they've had something similar on sale recently.

Edited by Thanks_M8

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Personally not a fan of hiking boots outside of hiking attire, so the Avoriaz is a complete no-go for me. I'm also not a fan of Paraboot in general. For that kind of coin I think you can do better. 

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8 hours ago, mpukas said:

I'm also not a fan of Paraboot in general. For that kind of coin I think you can do better. 

Thanks.  I am interested in any specifics you may have.

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I would like to buy an Armi Hardman t shirt. Okayama Denim carries the brand but has been out of stock for ages. I’ve tried navigating their site in Japanese but no joy and their contact link will not accept English. Any suggestions? Thanks

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@JDelage Judging from my assumption of your style, your prolly don't want something like a heavy industrial logger boot, and perhaps not an engineer boot. IMO, Grant Stone makes the best bang for the buck boot/shoe there is. I've said before, you'd have to pay nearly twice what they are offered at to get the same level of quality. They offer E and EE widths in some styles. Once in a while they do limited runs of shell. They have a couple of basic styles of boots and shoes, offered in a variety of leathers and colors, and you'd be well served for life with a couple pairs from them. Tricker's in another of my favorites, as well as a couple other British makers. I don't think the Brits get enough credit for making top quality boots that are bomb-proof and look great. A Burford w/ a leather sole, and then get replaceable rubber outsoles put on, will be good for the life of your grandchildren. If you want refined work boot, White's Semi-Dress - talk to Kyle at Baker's. He works directly with White's and Wesco and can get you dialed in with a semi-custom fit and semi-custom design options. Lofgren is a no-brainer. His 4-eyelet Steadfast chukka would suit you I think. Actually, if you can find your size in stock, that's prolly the best option for you to start with. Toys McCoy Surveyor is another of my all-time favorites. F'g hate Iron Rangers. Nothing wrong with Beckman's but I don't they'd be what you're looking for. Heck, Taylor Stitch's current boots made in Leon, MX look pretty decent. 

I'm patiently waiting for this Paraboot ugly-shoe trend to pass, and move on to something a bit more exciting like Tricker's again... 

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I have footwear from Tricker’s, Alfred Sargent, Redwing, Astor Flex, Paraboot and various others. Room for a variety of styles I’d say. I’d go for the Bergerac - unless you want to wear them for hiking.

Edited by Maynard Friedman

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I appreciate the input everyone. @mpukas - some of those Lofgren look great, esp. the olive CXL available for preorder at S&S. Not quite the same price, but still, what a shoe!

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@JDelage - speaking of shell... just announced a moment ago 

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Nice but it's 50% more than the Paraboots. 

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the Paraboots aren't shell 

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I have always wanted a pair of Avoriazes but I cannot make the sizing work for me. (have tried them on several times in a vain hope that it would) There is an incredible amount of volume in the toe/instep area, so if you have high volume feet they might work. The other Paraboot boots aren't all that interesting to be honest. What I would really love but can't quite afford are Heschung Gingkos when it comes to french boots.

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MF Headquarters Varsity Jacket for 610$ 

a bargain or ?

haven't owned any baseball jacket yet perhaps it's hard to pair with those patches

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It's a nice discount, but it's only a bargain if you know you will wear it often and with great pleasure...

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real mccoy varsity

 

navy track jacket or the joe mccoy steerhide sleeved vrsity with melton body

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So with SE having a pretty good discount for a bunch of stuff, I’m looking to get a pair or two of jeans from them. Having never owned TFH or SG denim, I’m currently looking at:

 

Strike gold:

3105 Left Hand Twill

Have never owned LHT before, this seems like a nice option for me. One downside, I would have prefer a bigger taper; 3109 fit is too slim though.

OR

SE x SG wavy

Fit seems better, the denim also looks interesting; I like tonal arcs. Not so sure about how the denim looks when fades though. And with 33” inseam after soak I would not really be able to cuff, which is not that bad, but still.

 

The Flat Head

D306

Really like everything about this pair, their 3XXX denim seems really exciting to try. My only gripe is the arcs, which are not very good looking IMHO. But maybe they’ll grow on me, or I could always remove them later.

OR

BSP-AI

Again, like everything about this pair, tonal arcs are very nice. I am a bit surprised that it is still in stock after ~2 years; and I could not find any faded pairs online, so I have no idea how it’s gonna develop.

 

What do you say? Would appreciate any feedback!

Edited by Cocoa_Lapin

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I'd go TFH if I were you as it's uncertain what there products are going to be like since the change of ownership.  SG will still be there. I picked some TFH D306 for the same reason.

D306 are a good slim fit option in the famous denim.

Or go one of each if splashing on 2 pairs. 

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Yeah, I’m thinking of maybe picking one of each. But if I had to choose only one, it would be TFH for sure. More of a question which one of the two from each brand to pick. So far I’m leaning more toward D306 and then maybe 3501 LHT.

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Looking for a chambray

tcb ranchman 

tcb catlight

orslow work shirt

buzz rickson

any other recommendations

 

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Sugarcane! Nifty construction and cheap.

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47 minutes ago, Spiraltoy said:

Sugarcane! Nifty construction and cheap.

Have you still got those MP-597's Spiral's ?

Hint hint..

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