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Originally posted by Duke Duke wrote:

Ok then, maybe hurricanes aren’t all that interesting but it’s a true story, mostly.

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Good stuff, Duke.


A thing I've just remembered (tend not to think so far back these days) is how I used to wash my denim.


The Mod look of choice for jeans was as faded as possible. The idea was to get blue denim to an almost blue tinged white, whilst avoiding holes and fraying.


The implement to achieve this was one of these:





I don't know the correct term for it. my dear old Mum just called it "the boiler" - and what a piece of kit it was!


It was essentially a huge gas fired kettle! Stood about 3 foot high.


We kept it in the shed, so had to hump it into the kitchen to use.


After giving your jeans a good scrub (often using VIM scouring powder), you then boiled up the stuff for hours in the thing.


I tended not to put jackets through the process, although I did process a Wrangler jacket that was already pretty faded...


Mates whose households did not posess a "boiler" used to give me their jeans to boil up for them. Happy days!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote CSL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 10:53am
Good stuff, Guys!
A lot of fun reading here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote HP Sauce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 4:43pm
And, Duke, I take it back.  You do tell a great story, one that makes a lot of sense to me.

It's a beautiful thing to see clothes that are constructed to enable purposeful activity.  Even better to see the person wearing them actually capable of undertaking the purposeful activity, if you get my drift.

I am envious of all the Bros, such as yourself, who have managed to see Japan.  For all the hours of great online Japanese sewing tutorials and beautiful pattern books I've watched and read,  I feel an increasing kinship with the place.

One other random observation:  Thinking back on CSL's story, 00's, yours, killerb's, denimsince 65's, and maybe (judging from his excellent unembedded YouTube posts) Redchris', Denimbros all seem to have a thing for music, huh? 

Lucky thing jeans were made for that purpose too...
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^^When i was young'un my mother bagged her proper job off until i was old enough to look after myself and got a job (amongst others) at the local village chippy, working at dinnertime (which is what lunchtime is called in the north) and in the evenings after i'd gone to bed.
Anywho, come the infant school 6weeks holidays i too went to work in the chip shop and one of my jobs was loading up the potato rumbler which was a very similar looking contraption, i bet thats what they're still using today for these holey-highstreet denim monstrosities.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 2:29am
Thanks HP - the first post was a bit of fun but it actually gave the exact time and location of that little trip ... as does the second in a more general way using the first as the reference.

Although I’m a music fan, I’m not a devotee of any one or any style in particular. I could never be arsed with the limited arguments on whether Hendrix was the best guitarist (he wasn’t - any more than Shinki leather is the best), or the guys who went out of their way to ‘discover’ artists never before heard (jeez) but I do agree that it seems quite a few Denimbros grew up with a particular musical culture that might have influenced other factors. I mean I grew up in and with the punk culture from the mid to late 70s and I thought little of it then so clearly that’s shaped me.

Anyhoo none of it is especially relevant in the grand scheme of things - I like what I like and I like that other people like what they like because I like learning from that.
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Originally posted by Duke Duke wrote:

... as does the second

That was a good read on the previous page Mike, i might have missed it if you hadn't prompted^ me.

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I wasn’t really prompting but thanks Neal

I haven’t really said much about my interest in the earliest Japanese ‘workwear’ but I guess that’s all been more widely covered in other threads in earlier times. Plus I think DS65 has more and better anecdotes so I tried to up my writing game and shortened the autobiography

This thread is a nice little reveal on the background of the contributing members, I think it’d be interesting to hear more from others ... and maybe even a related topic of the Likes and Dislikes?

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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Haha! Actually I came over on the Mayflower. After all, it did sail from Southampton.

I know it was a long time ago but I’m pretty sure it was Plymouth CSL (seasick face!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CSL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 4:59pm
Maynard, Yes. It started in Plymouth but then docked in Southampton for two or three months to take on supplies. Down by the water there's a place called Mayflower park where I played in the paddling pool as a child. More info than you probably wanted or needed but there 'tis.
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