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    Posted: 17 Aug 2016 at 6:19pm
All --

For better or worse , we're a tribe. An informal , tribe. And while many of us have had the privilege to congregate periodically at either coast there are lots here I've personally always hoped to have conversations with , or even due to the harried nature of the aforementioned gatherings not been able to talk with at length about the things about them that brought them to this tribe of ours.

I'm not Tavis Smiley, Terry Gross, or Charlie Rose -- but I hope this thread can foster curiousity and connection between us 'brothers and sisters' who may or may not make things , but certainly make this forum what it is.

This thread is certainly not 'my' thread and can serve as a jumping off point. But please , if you chose to conduct an interview of someone please follow all applicable forum and sub-forum guidelines.

I have contacted two bros and hope to have a brief , interesting conversation with both to share in the coming weeks.

This is not to become some sort of popularity contest , or a 'superlatives' thread. As I've said it is meant to foster conversation amongst bros.

- I'm really excited about it-

Pardon all grammatical issues , I graduated high school a long time ago. 😘

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THIS SUNDAY

interview conducted by Bob Dale (duh.)

Originally posted by ThisSunday ThisSunday wrote:


BkC
Avirex from the Rose Bowl
MFSC Riders
Chippewa
-- Earliest Fit in the 'how its worn' thread  (1.27.2012) -- page 2 --

Originally posted by ThisSunday ThisSunday wrote:



Brand new MFSC Shore Pants
MFSC hat
Orcival
Hollows
PF flyers

and what I believe to be the most recent (08.05.16) -- page 644--





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" I was never afraid of flashy clothes. "

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Bob Dale :  (This Sunday), I have an idea for a series of interviews for Denimbro of ‘denim bros’  -- Mark and the other mods gave me the green light, and if you’re interested I’d like to begin by interviewing you.  Very Brief, very Informal interview primarily focused on a garment or handful of garments from your repertoire as well as some ‘getting to know a bro’ type questions, is this of any interest?

This Sunday : Send ‘em my way. 

BD : As mentioned, I want this to be as informal as possible. 
Like Many,  you came to Denimbro from superfuture. What brought you to Superfuture (supertalk/superdenim)? 

TS : I don’t even remember what brought me there.  Unlike most I had never heard of Japanes denim before 2006 or so and never cared about vintage jeans.  Movie Costumes is what I loved.  Not for cosplay, I just loved the way movie characters looked.  That’s what led me to repro jeans and eventually SuFu.  Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Untouchables are where a lot of my early style choices originated.



Searching for a screen accurate Indy Hat introduced me to Alden Indy boots.  While researching the boots, i came across a few blogs that mentioned LVC.  That's how I ended up on SuFu. 

BD - I had not placed the connection between film costumes and your wardrobe, though I certainly see it now, especially hats.

[take__>[proof]<___note]

Not being particularly well versed, can you enlighten myself and others on what constitutes a screen accurate Indy Hat?

TS -- Oh yea, movie costumes are big for me.  James Dean's jacket in 'Rebel..' , even Michael J. Fox's vest in Back to the future left a huge impression on me.  'The Goonies' was another one : great costumes.  After seeing the Hound of Baskerville in 3rd or 4th grade I wore a deerstalker hat and a trench coat for a few months.  I also had a Miami Vice phase during that time.  I was never afraid of flashy clothes.



The main thing with an Indiana Jones hat is there is no taper.  It has a stovepipe crown.  The signature curve in the brim comes from Harrison Ford not wearing the hat straight.  It's turned on his head which distorts the brim.  For years it was difficult to get a hat that looks like the Raiders hat.  Probably because the hat looks different in each movie.  I remember going to Disney in the early 90s and being extremely disappointed in the officially licensed hats.  Nowadays, thanks to the net, you can find an exact replica.

BD - cool, I think I have enough for now -- any final comments?

TS -   If you have any more questions keep them coming. This was fun.

-several days later-

BD :  I am always afraid to ask folks where their handle came from because often times it's a widely known cultural reference or something I feel like a dope for not knowing -- but I must ask, where does your handle come from ? Smile

TS - I wish I had a good story for this but it's not a reference to anything.  I'm usually a lurker but when I joined SuFu I needed a name, it was Sunday so 'ThisSunday'.  It's kind of lame, but I like it.

BD : I love this story!












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Bob Dale - I know I know you from superfuture , but is that where your journey to the brotherhood began ? (Gosh, calling it 'the brotherhood' makes it sound like something from an m night shyamalan movie-- the silliness shall commence NOW) -- if not how did you start caring about the pants you wore more than some other people do?

Katz –
Haha I fully imagine you with shifty eyes when you say "the brotherhood," as it would be in an M Night Shyamalan movie. I shall doff my long denim cloak and weave ye a tale...
I've thought about how one arrives at the denimnerd brotherhood periodically over the past handful of years. My impression is that people came to it through one of two gateways: fashion or antiquery. Either one was into things that made one think they looked "cool," or one was into things that made them feel aligned with a historical moment that they identify with. I entered through the former gate. I was just starting to get into the fact that pants looked cool, and that denim pants were the coolest of the cool, when the Nudie train arrived. I've always had a tendency to assign meaning to objects, so the idea of a pair of pants that would overtly reflect the life I'd lived in them, and make me look cool in the process, appealed a great deal. Also, to recycle part of your question back: I've always cared about pretty much everything more than most other people do. So, raw denim struck a chord, things made well struck a chord, caring about things and the who and how of their creation struck a chord. I meandered through a few forums, discovering an ever-widening world that I'd never even suspected existed, and ultimately found myself on Superfuture.




I suspect this is where the story will sound very familiar. In the Superdenim corner of Superfuture, I stumbled upon the last thing I'd expected in my pursuit to basically just try look cool: a community. I hung around the edges of the Superdenim playground for a while, without much to offer since I didn't really pursue much knowledge outside of the forum, until I moved to Uganda. Apparently people are interested in things that are different, so when I would post photos in the "What Are You Wearing Today" or "What Did Your Jeans Do Today" threads, the Superdenimbros suddenly seemed interested. Simultaneously, I found myself truly appreciating the community of the forum for the first time. To put it lightly, the two years I spent in Uganda were... tough. The forum provided me a constant opportunity to see my life through others' curious eyes. I was regularly reminded, in responses to my posts, of how truly unique the quotidian and banal frustrations of my life were. It helped give me perspective, and it cemented my interest in the community.

In truth, and I suppose unsurprisingly for how I got into all this, I'm really not much of a denimbro. At least I'm not much on the "denim" part -- I definitely am all "bro." I don't have the inimitable drive to learn everything there is to learn about denim, its history, construction, lore, as many of the folks in our community do, and I suspect most folks know that about me. But it's a pretty wonderful group of bros, and definitely a terrifically motley band of unique characters, so it continues to be a pleasure to lurk around. Also, I still really do like a good nerd-out, and I do still care way more about denim pants than most people, so there's that.



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Nicely done, bob and TS!
Always interesting to see what brought different people to the forums.

TS I'd noticed your obvious love of the IJ films before, you wear the look well.
Are the some images of your Sherlock or Crocket days floating around? Surely Ma Sunday has a couple?
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There have been so many times when I've seen an article of clothing that was just a little too wild for my comfort zone and thought "Sunday could wear that, I don't think I could"


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Thanks for putting in all the hard word,bob
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