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Picked up this vintage Duck, Duck hunting vest at a little antique store this weekend. I thought it was cool and had a lot of character.

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These probably don't qualify as legit Duck pants, but they look a bit ducky and the price was pretty good:

Levi's pannel pants

front:

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back:

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cool little patch on the inside of the waistband:

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buttons (a little nicer than the average 501 hardware):

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Inside of the leg (the double knee is backed with the same material as the pocketbags:

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I picked them up from my local Levi's store for 50% off the sale price, which ended up at $25 dollars. For the price, they seemed pretty good. The only real gripe I have about them is the low rise. Why do all the pants these days have to be worn at the hip? All I want is a pair of slim pants that go up to my waist so I can sit down without my shirt coming untucked :(

anyway, here's a link to them online if people are interested:http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4086256&cp=3146842.3146848.2067884

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they look like twill pants to me. duck should be 1x1 while denim/twill is 2x1 on the warp and weft.

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yeah those are twill

nice grab for $25 bucks though

i do like the regular Levi's line a lot despite the overseas production

great bang for the buck (especially on sale)

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^^ my bad, thanks for the explanation... sorry for spamming up the thread. Feel free to delete my post or move it to a more appropriate location.

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Got the definitive answer today from a fabrics expert.

They are similar fabrics, but duck is designed from the outset to be more watertight. Hence it's a tighter weave, altho in an identical configuration, and the yarn itself is spun tighter: the generally tighter construction means water is more likely to run off.

There is speculation about the derivation of the name, too. For another time...

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Paul - damn! To continue the confusion, I found this snippet online, unsubstantiated, but it piqued my interest:

"Canvas and Duck are two different weaves. Both can come in varying weights, but Duck is a two by two weave, and Canvas is a flat weave. Canvas will always seem stiffer or 'boardier' in comparison because the weave allows a greater thread count. The '2B' weave in Duck allows for greater air circulation and was used for nautical clothing because it would dry out faster that Canvas."

Sounds quite different from what your fabric guy described, and I wish I knew the source...

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Got the definitive answer today from a fabrics expert.

They are similar fabrics, but duck is designed from the outset to be more watertight. Hence it's a tighter weave, altho in an identical configuration, and the yarn itself is spun tighter: the generally tighter construction means water is more likely to run off.

There is speculation about the derivation of the name, too. For another time...

All hearsay!!! Expose your sources. I don't believe it. You been drinking by yourself again and interviewing imaginary denim weavers.

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All hearsay!!! Expose your sources. I don't believe it. You been drinking by yourself again and interviewing imaginary denim weavers.

They're better company than self-styled internet experts and hobo re-enactors.

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Here's my Real McCoy's Lot 05 brown duck after many washes.

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Brown Canvas

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Brown Duck

From what I found, Duck has a tighter weave and has a smoother hand feel.

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beautiful jacket crappykid, + rep.

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indeed a beautiful jacket!

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They're better company than self-styled internet experts and hobo re-enactors.

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What, you don't like us hobo re-enactors anymore? (note: Carhartt duck shorts)

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the messenger bag is beautiful. how much did it cost?

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9800Y i believe

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9800Y is the standard price, mine was actually 12600Y (even though I kept all the design options standard, I had it made slightly bigger than their standard size). Yeah, it really is beautiful, like most things it does look much better in the flesh = one very happy customer!

edit* (I was in Wien this time last year - so beautiful when the Christmas markets make their appearance)

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thats a beautiful bag; how big is it? do you have a picture where you are carrying the bag around?

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my one was 40x30x10cm (only slightly bigger than their standard 36x25x10cm size, but I've got a couple of things I need to fit in there). Sorry, no pics of me wearing it as of yet (only arrived today) but I need to take one to send back to the guys so will post it up when I get round to taking it.

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theotherchrislewis that's a nice one, I got the same with custom zipper.

thats a beautiful bag; how big is it? do you have a picture where you are carrying the bag around?

I got the same bag, but with a standard small size they offer and I got some pics wearing them

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I got myself soaking them last week and they seem don't shrink that much but the fabric gotten much softer and i like it

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nice bag drz! Yeah, a zipper sounds like a smart idea.

Here are a couple of shots of me wearing mine: One small thing I've noticed is the nice detail on my strap is at the back (as feels uncomfortable to wear it on the other shoulder) so if anyone is planning to order one, take this into consideration! The colour is pretty true on these pics. (x-post from the Ooe Yofukuten & Co. thread)

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After only 3 days wear the indigo from my denim has started to rub off onto the bag, could turn out interesting over time..? Thought I'd also take some shots showing the cotton details, on the left is the a piece of thread straight off the bag. Center shows the 2 smaller threads which make up the first. Right shows the individual fibers. The final shot below I've focused on one strand in the foreground, which measured approx 22mm in length.

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Those pics remind me how much I love my Left Field trousers. i wish the rise wasn't so low on them though.

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Those pics remind me how much I love my Left Field trousers. i wish the rise wasn't so low on them though.

Agree, the rise is on the low side. My pair stretched somewhat so its not that bad. :)

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Canvas on the left, duck pant fabric on the right. You can see on the last picture the canvas thread is much larger than the duck pant thread.

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Got this Nice Hunting Jacket which should date back to pre 1935s as it has a NRA (National Recovery Act) tag like the LEVIS 1933

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