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    Posted: 16 Oct 2016 at 12:36pm
  There’s been a lot of speculation lately on “peak denim” and market over-saturation in the fields of higher-end workwear and vintage reproductions.
 
 I suspect that, more than the peaking of a mass-market trend, we rather have an over-supply of manufacturers crowding into the niche market that favors reproduction grade 5 pocket jeans, better handmade wallets & leather goods, and vintage-styled leather jackets.

 I live in San Francisco, a vastly moneyed city with a deep-pocketed young populace, and I rarely see any top-notch garments from DB favored brands on the street. Some LVC here and there, a lot of RRL shirts & chinos, very occasionally a Mister Freedom piece or an Aero jacket.
 Honestly, I don’t think the segment of the overall populace that would spend over $300 on a pair of jeans is dramatically larger than in, say, 2009. I would guess that the perception that this market is cutting edge, exclusive, and therefore lucrative has led to a very large desire to tap into it which has not been matched by its actual growth. I think this situation has driven down sales for a lot of manufacturers, as suppliers tapping the lower edge of the idea of luxury and/or bespoke heritage has taken a chunk out of this market, and a steady increase in actual higher-end makers has offered almost too many choices in the field and diluted brand loyalty.

 Are better denim and reproduction(ish) garments going away? I think it’s unlikely.

 I can’t imagine many members here that wear Freewheelers, Masterson, Himmel, or Lofgren suddenly becoming satisfied with mall brand jackets, kirkland shirts, or Carharts- or suddenly putting on
Ann Demeulemeester suits or head-to-toe Acronym.
 I believe that the idea of a huge trend toward this type of clothing is one that has been falsely bolstered by the plethora of denim blogs and journeying bearded suspender-wearing faux-Thoreau Instagram nature poets. Are influencers actually influential? In terms of garnering social media traction I would say- yes, probably. In terms of actually moving the needle on sales of Real McCoy Ballpark sweats- I would say no, largely.

 If we lose anything from the scene I’ll prophesy that it will be: social media content; a less well-leveraged known brand or two; many of the johny-come-latley generic heritage jeans and trucker wallet makers that have flooded onto instagram; and some of the range and quantities of a few majors.

 Meanwhile, I suspect that those who love good denim and have worked it into the fabric of their lives and imbued it with their own personality and style aren’t going anywhere.

 To prove that point, Sir double0soul and I will here be presenting some stylish and stalwart bros who will no doubt survive the impending Denimpocalypse with grace and steadiness as Archetypes for a New Era.


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The Mycophile Esquire:




Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Flat cap was a gift from a neighbour
Orgueil
Dapper's
£2 t-shirt
Conners
Filson
Dunlop










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Double O Soul- please provide us with a doctrine.
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A doctrine might be a bit beyond my capabilities, i'll try and give it a whirl...

Here in the UK the sharp drop in temperature we suffer in October sparks mushroom season for me. Mycology is a vast and interesting subject and im not a folklore kinda guy but just being out in nature and appreciating ones surroundings including these little marvels on a Sunday morning can be just as rewarding as participating in any one of the man made/organised religions as far as im concerned.

You need to be 100% sure of what you will be eating will not kill you because to the untrained eye the deadliest of mushrooms don't look that much different to the common chestnut or field mushroom you can buy from any highstreet greengrocers.
Death cap mushroom?
http://www2.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/Fungus/Death%20Cap/amanita_phalloides.jpg

Chestnut mushroom??
https://www.lucasbrosjersey.com/media/25.jpg

The poisonous mushrooms are actually distinguishable but its just not worth taking such a risk (as delicious as they might be) for sauteed mushrooms on toast especially when considering that even some experts have been fooled.  Hence i stick to the one golden rule "If ones quarry can't be confused with any other genus then you can be highly confident of identifying exactly what it is" which is why i usually stick to the more unusual looking mushroom/fungi.

Amongst others my particular favourites are Hen of the Woods (Chicken-of-the-Woods)
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/38/8b/49/388b49ad17917015f23598d9fb1d893b.jpg
The texture is quite fiberous and stringy much like chicken breast and if found young enough before it gets infested with creepy crawlies it makes a delicious omelette.
There are a group of Oak trees in the woods nr me that sprout this type of mushroom at the base nearly every year without fail.

Im also perpetually on the hunt for the beefstake mushroom
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/228040908_e734a1fbd6.jpg
As the name suggests it has a chewy texture much like steak and when sliced the juice which flows out looks very much like blood, although not uncommon sadly i have never eaten or seen a "good" one so snails and insects must be of the same opinion. The Wood blewit are also plentifull and a very good eat.

To be avoided would be the Death Caps, Destroying Angel, Panther Caps ect.. (as seen at the top of the page) which are the most deadliest fungus found here in the British Isles and despite years of research into the toxins they contain, no antidote exists against their horrendous effects which are characterised by a delay of 6-24 hours after ingestion during which time the cells of the kidney and liver are attacked, however if a gastro-irritant has been consumed as a result of eating a mixed collection the delay in gastric upset may not even occur, the next stage is prolonged excruciating pain with violent exorcist-style vomiting. Typically this is followed by an apparent recovery when you usually get discharged from hospital... Phew!

...alas coma and certain death will follow within the next few days as a result of liver and kidney failure. Which makes you think? is this all really worth while? well yes. If you stick to the golden rule that if it looks like a common or garden mushroom then Avoid, Avoid Avoid! unless of course you are far more experienced than i.

I would recommend you start by reading lots and making spore prints, possibly go out on a field trip with an experienced mushroom hunter who can show you the ropes.



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A nice intro, O2. I had wondered about how cautious you were and how you drew the line with species ID.

How about some dressing guidance for others who care to tread the muddy but exalted trail of the gentleman hunter gatherer?
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Mycophile Esquire?
Double 0,s Do,s & Dont's.. Working from the ground up

1) Wellington Boots, an essential part of the ensemble, remember folks we are not The Royals or Celebrities here, nor do we want to appear as such so overt branding is a big "No, No".
All country brands.. Barbour, Le Chameau, Hunter, Agryll have been long since ruined by association with the awful people mentioned above, Oh and we're not snobs either so Dunlop will be just fine, functional yet underplayed.

2) Socks, thick, warm and a snug fit, they do have a tendency to work their way down your ankle (tucking is optional) towards your toes throughout the day and inevitably you will end up at the pub at some point and have to leave your muddy wellies on the doorstep while you devour roast potatoes in front of the fire. Socks can be any colour but not red, you don't want to be mistaken for a rambler, perish the thought.

3) Jeans, preferably a pair that you don't mind wiping slug-slime from your fingers across the back pocket or thigh.
*Side Note regarding slugs, what the fuck is their problem? i appreciate its no fun being a  homeless snail but why can't they just eat one entire mushroom in a single sitting instead of nibbling bits of them all, its not an all you can eat buffet for fucks sake! your best defence against these hap-hazard predators is a good hard flick.
Jeans with a wider hem can be a bit uncomfortable tucked into wellies, but jeggins would be deeply, deeply frowned upon.

4) Shirt, compliment ones environment with autumnal colours.

5) Jacket, multi pocketed jackets are preferable with 4 pockets being the ideal, the pockets need to be accessible yet comfortable "can you put my new pet beetle named breezy in your pocket while i take the photos"  but bear in mind that it is Sunday morning and having to check 37 individual pockets for said beetle can be perplexing and exhausting so better off leaving the Freewheelers at home in this instance.

6) Flat cap, give yourself that much needed err of respectability with tweed, worn jauntily but never backwards.

7) Field bag

8)Accessories including.
A knife, i like a Swedish made Morakniv, less ostentatious than a butterfly-knife, just remember to take it out of your bag before you pull it out in the Mac store while visiting Genius bar, as i did recently.
A pocket compendium/mushroom guide, buy well handled vintage and look like a pro.
A Stick for testing the depth of rivers or swamps, bashing down nettles, bracken and brambles.
Finally to complete the look
A plastic bag from a supermarket, remember to turn it inside out and avoid unpaid endorsements, to be used for hanging the fruits of your labours from a branch while your relaxing in the pub, collect your bag on the way home...
Don't forget!

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Slug flicking is a rite of passage imo.

Very nice Double-0, there were a few nods of approval from me. I don't mind rambler-red socks though

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Excellent, Soul! Very evocative. A great read and certainly one of the best posts here of the year. Cheers.
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As is slug salting. Very cruel, but a rite of passage.  I like a red sock.

Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Slug flicking us a rite of passage imo.

Very nice Double-0, there were a few nods of approval from me. I don't mind rambler-red socks though
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Thanks gents, your very kind.

Im not vehemently against a red sock either 'worn approprietly' ie- never under any circumstances portraying the slightest inkling that you may be a rambler (f'king fascists)
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What's a rambler?
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