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just picked up a pair of Mill Workers (like these, but without front pleats) - it's a brand new style that they just introduced in the past month or so, they seem great, really slubby denim, 12.5 oz or so. One of the partners actually designed/made the denim himself, he said it was based on denim produced in the earlier period (i think 1930's or 40's but it could be earlier), he also gave me a hearty shot of sake when I bought them

If anyone wants detail shots, let me know what you want and I can post it.

Here's some shots

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denim

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Cinch

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Damn joelz, I'm increasingly jealous of your collection! I wouldn't mind seeing some full rear and full frontal shots (errr...)

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thanks guys - will do later today/this week

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Soooo my tripod and flash are at the gf's house, I'll get them and do pictures sometime soon, sorry to leave people hanging

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Joelz - what about the sizing on those - were they true to tagged, etc. They look GREAT!

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They're a tagged 32"x34" - I'm about a 32" cuff so they are double cuffed, I have to go back in a month or so to hem them (Kenji - the owner/designer of these wants to make sure they get all their shrinkage out), in terms of fit they are excellent, I'll do measurements this week too.

These are one wash too - so he said not to expect much/any shrinking, but they aren't sanforized so there could be some happening

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BiG style measures:

tagged: 32

waist: 33"

front: 10.5"

back: 14.5"

thigh: 11"

knee: 8"

leg: 8"

inseam: 34"

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Pocket Bags

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Inside details

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The denim (inside)

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More pocketbag

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Cinch

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Indigo Arcuate

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Selvedge Coin Pocket

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Hardware

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This denim is amazing - there's already some great blues poking through

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more fit pics soon

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Thanks guys!

They were $250 before taxes - also, I forgot to mention, he said that Context had just placed an order for them.

They are also made in NYC, which is nice.

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detail shots (... i just got a new lens, good light this morning too)

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Ive had my eye on this brand for a while now....

Before I saw this thread I emailed them about doing a review on my blog, will keep you posted.

They used to make some gorgeous denim long coats.... cant find em now.

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Was waiting for someone to bump...Def. interested in this brand and its great that context carries them now as well! Probably one of the nicer cinch's esp.

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Was waiting for someone to bump...Def. interested in this brand and its great that context carries them now as well! Probably one of the nicer cinch's esp.

yeah, i agree, was thinking about a pair of cinches if i ever need a pair of jeans again

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I haven't been wearing these enough to really show any good progress but they are fantastic - he's got a pair of mill workers coming out in black soon as well

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Just got an email from them - black mill workers, aged mill workers and a whole bunch of shirts

Still working on my pair, they are pretty tough to fade because they fit more like trousers than tight denim on me.

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So ... the bad news first: the Amoskeag store in the LES is gone - it's been closed for a while now. The good news: the jeans are still available on context: http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=Amoskeag+XX

I was going to provide some form of an update in terms of picture but there isn't much going on fade wise - these are the softest jeans I own and were a fantastic weight for the summer

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that's a bummer. was lookin for the store last time i was up there. wasn't it on Orchard? you know if they relocated or what?

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Yep - it was on orchard right across from the tenement museum... I'm pretty sure it's just gone to be honest, which kinda sucks

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Damn, was planning to stop by later this week for my NY visit...

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Their website is down too.... are they gone for good? They are really making some very interesting stuff and I've corresponded with Kenji before... such a great guy. Really sad if they really did close down their business.

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I noticed that too - I'm not sure how they are doing, but the best people to talk to may be context - they seem to be one of the few people who have the denim: http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=Amoskeag+XX

I'll try getting some outside pictures of my denim soon.

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There def. not "down"..last time I talked to Kenji he had a lot of stuff going on - including opening a new show room on 38th Broadway

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update:

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details:

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These are one of the softest pair of jeans I own and thanks to a very trouser like fit they don't really fade in the tradition way - this is one of the best pair of summer jeans I own - they breathe exceptionally well

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Hi Forum,

sad to witness the Amoskeag XX shop close down.. it really was a small gem in the LES. But i wanted to share this with ya'll..

I have befriended and worked on this artist project with Kenji from Amoskeag XX last year that has recently been released!

He is a real special kind of crazy guy..

super smart about mills and textiles from Italy, Japan, and US, and such a giving person, if you ever meet him, you would understand..

that guy was really alive with fabric in his hands...

He got involved with our project of these 12 short films.. and supplied us all with Amoskeag XX garments to wear, and more amazingly supplied the artist Chris Rubino with rolls of amazing selvedge Cone denim / old dead-stock military canvas, and other rolls of amazing fabrics.

this is not a fashion film, but series of short experimental films, you can see the artist painting all over plenty of Amoskeag's fabrics .. if you are interested, please check em out.. and spread the love...

start off watching us bring rolls of raw denim and other textiles into the artists studio and working direct with Kenji.

in film #5

EMBRACE CHAOS

then if you like you can watch them all here..

LOVE KILLS DEMONS

All 12 | Love Kills Demons | Films from Jim Helton

Visit the official site lovekillsdemons.com

Apparel and all Denim and textiles - Amoskeag XX

hope you enjoy!

MUCH RESPECT!!!!:D

Here is Kenji prepping some of his fabrics for us in the artist studio we shoot in.

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