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Hello Gents,

I am wondering if anyone is willing to sell me old-style Tender Co watches? Consider any offers.

Thanks,

Konstantin

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An update on my belt. I've been wearing pretty much daily for over 2 years now? I've lost track

I still freaking love it! I should probably treat it with something soon

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The Tender belts are very cool.

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Still really enjoy wearing Tender vest.

Not much chance to throw it on except when travelling to somewhere cold.

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1 hour ago, rodeo bill said:

^awesome! I'm so happy to see this vest looking so good- it's from the second production, in 2011, and I always really liked it :-)

In other news, I received some great images from Vicken & Samuel, co-owners of Good Fishing and Blue-09. These are from a shoot they've done for their Pangaea shirts:

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Vicken's wearing his logwood 130s, which he's had since 2014, and they look amazing. He kindly sent took some more photos. The textures are so great I'm posting the whole lot:

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they've obviously faded loads, but you still get the grey tone to the weft, which comes from the logwood. These are among the nicest I've seen!

what model are these ? i want this specific pair! pls help?

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thanks bill!

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The marbling fades on tender denim always looks so good!

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Wow, that's a beautiful blanket. What a thoughtful gift!

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great patchwork blanket!

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more clothes soon, but in the meantime I just received a batch of new soap!

Some people may remember I did a small run of soap way back in 2010 (it doesn't feel like 7 years ago!) and I've wanted to try something again for a while. This came about after a discussion with one of the technicians in the weaving factory that produces woollen cloth for Tender. Apparently there's a tradition that wool workers have very soft hands, due to the time spent handling raw oily wool fleece. I did some more research, and after some experiments we now have wool oil soap and a potted salve. Here are a few quick making photos:

The soap is poured and set in a long loaf mould:

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before being cut into bars with a wire:

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and stamped 'TENDER':

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soap is wrapped up in white waxed paper for the cypress version, and brown for vetiver:

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Salves are poured into coloured glass jars with black bakelite lids. Blue glass for cypress, brown for vetiver:

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more soon!

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Here's a quick WAYWT:

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130s and a indigo denim yarn hat (coming soon!) with a new sample Whooper fleece lined jacket just came in, and I'm going to have a go wearing it every day through the rest of the winter to see how it come out. Here are some details:

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yea that jacket does look nice!

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The jacket looks very nice. Can you tell us more on materials, etc?

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^thanks guys!

The jacket's cut from the same 12oz Left Hand Twill open end denim as the Hi Tops jeans (here). The body's fully lined with off-white polar fleece, and the sleeves are black quilted satin. It has the same and 'swan stitches' (yellow, white, and black sewing threads) and webbed foot arcuates as the jeans. The fit and construction details are adapted from a ~1970s Sear's 'Roebucks' jacket. I've been really pleased with how warm it is, even though it's short and quite lightweight- the slim fit really traps air in. We've had about 3" of snow over the weekend and it's been great fun to wear in this weather. I've also been wearing it round the house, and some lovely creases are starting to set in the elbows, across the back, and at the cuffs. I'll certainly post pictures as it starts to fade.

Whooper's non-seasonal, so garments will be made as they get ordered by shops. I really hope this style will be picked up somewhere. The jeans are gaining a nice little following among some great Japanese stockists, and we're already doing a second production run, so fingers crossed it'll expand and we can continue to try out new designs.

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Would this be sold on the whopperjeans site as well?

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Will the indigo from the denim not bleed onto the white fleece, especially when it is washed?

Is the fleece synthetic and therefore doesn't pick up the dye?

Edited by Maynard Friedman
Pressed submit too early!

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2 hours ago, Niro said:

Would this be sold on the whopperjeans site as well?

Thanks for the interest! Yes, if this goes into production I'd certainly hope to make a few for whooperjeans.com, but I can't meet production minimums without a few shop orders. Sorry to be tantalising, this is why I don't normally post anything until it's available. With Tender I have the flexibility to produce everything, even if it's only a few pieces in a particular style, but Whooper is made by a larger Okayama factory, so we need to place a slightly larger order. I really just thought it would be fun to show this to you guys, and also get a record of how it looks brand new, for later updates.

2 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

Will the indigo from the denim not bleed onto the white fleece, especially when it is washed?

Is the fleece synthetic and therefore doesn't pick up the dye?

The fleece is synthetic- sorry if that wasn't clear. Polar fleece is how I know the slightly clumpy polyester fleece (ie not shaggy or velvety) which I associate with classic 60s-80s American sportswear. It's a pretty exact Japanese repro of the fleece lining used in this era of denim jackets, and is vert good match for the Roebucks jacket this is based on. The indigo doesn't naturally rub against fleece anywhere (except where the buttons overlap at the front), so I wouldn't expect there to be too much colour transfer. However I did notice a really nice blue tinge appearing on the collar where the back of my hat was rubbing against it. This is only from a couple of hours, so it's pretty faint, but it also gives you a better idea of the fleece texture:

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Ah understood. Let's hope some shops get orders in! I'm pretty sure they will as fleece lined denim jackets seem to be in fashion. At least in London, where before the very cold snap, I would see someone wearing one every few minutes.

Looking forward to how it turns out!

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I've been going through some old clothes, and rediscovered a pair of barge canvas 134 trews (here they are new). I put these away filthy, so they've gone in for a wash, but I wanted to get a pre-wash photo. Here they are now:

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post-wash photos later....

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I'd forgotten how crazy stiff this fabric gets when it's wet:

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But it dries back heavy, but not rigid. Here's how they look after ~6 months of daily wear:

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On 11/21/2017 at 10:49 PM, Hendsch said:

My Tenders in their natural environment:

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you climb in denim? dope is all I have to say. Cycling is pretty much the only sport I ever do and that wears out the crotch way too quick. You don't have any problem like that while climbing? 

 

P.S. those tenders are looking really good. I've been wearing heavier stuff for the last few years but I'm thinking of something lighter (14ozish) next and tenders are up there among lvc and japanese repros.

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Climbing in denim all depends on the cut for me. My Tenders are sized up one so there is ample room for movement. As for crotch ware, I've not had a problem at all with any of the jeans I climb in but the knees and back pockets do take a beating from getting rubbed against the wall, leading to many restitched seems. I also wash these constantly so that might be a factor in them not getting destroyed.

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I think that the pair you use for climbing looks great. Some denim with other kinds of back pockets would probably look weird though.

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