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Posted By: cash
Subject: Post something here, anything at all
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2012 at 1:28pm
Blue Gold Blues has been showing off a few of the things up for auction at the Inspiration Vintage Auction. Looks like some really good stuff. If I were going, I'd buy a ticket just to snag the auction catalog.

http://inspirationla.com/news/1212.html" rel="nofollow - http://inspirationla.com/news/1212.html
http://bluegoldblues.com/" rel="nofollow - http://bluegoldblues.com/



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Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 11:57am
I'm sure most of you have seen this http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=4&pagewanted=all" rel="nofollow - NYT article. Although it is about the iPhone, it applies to what we've seen in domestic garment production. 


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 12:40pm
Yo link be bustd Cash....


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2012 at 7:44am
caught this article with some mention about Real McCoy here:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204542404577157290201608630.html#articleTabs%3Darticle" rel="nofollow - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204542404577157290201608630.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

can't remember if i saw it from sufu but its a great article if you're not a RMC fanboy.


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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 12:50pm
too much time on my hands today, and I keep waiting for the in. outburst thread to kick up.....so any one think about mandatory DB tats? Bandit thinks it should be on the neck, toying with forehead location......but maybe the forearm would do huh??? lol



Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:29pm
Tattoo is mandatory, location is arbitrary.




Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:37pm
that is aaawesome cash, ok im definitely going for the neck.....looks so freakin bad ass.....but i think we should ban the DB tramp stamp....sooooo overdone.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:40pm
Only ban the DB tramp stamp on ladies. If one of the XY's goes for the tramp stamp that should be okay.


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:44pm
yea true................nothin like advertizing denim bro while you are bending over grabbing the milk in the supermarket


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:46pm
'Denimbro' tattooed on your old chap would be fine and as we all know, it would expand to read 'Denimbrotherhood of outstanding young men' when standing to attention to entertain the laydees!


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 3:15pm
yup that sounds great Maynard, are you gunna be first one up for that? sounds painful by the way...haha


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 3:28pm
Unfortunately I don't have much space left in that department, as it's tradition for the Friedman menfolk to have their place of birth tattooed on their manhood. It's just a little Welsh village called Llanfairpwll or to give it it's full name (as I did) - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 3:48pm
hahaha wowwwwww thats alot of letters man!!!


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 12:04pm
Didn't know where to ask this, so put it here...
 
@ London Bro's - where is the best place to get a chainstiched hemming service?
 
I know there is/was 'Son of stag' or something , in the Spittafield market area.  They had some Union-specials.  But things change. 
Any recommendations? 


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 9:33am
Sonofastag or send them to Carey at Dept of Works.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 9:47am
Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

Sonofastag or send them to Carey at Dept of Works.
 
Wiil shoot a p.m to Cary - although He's probably busy hemming sufu'ers denim.
 
'Sonofastag' - do they have a chainstitch-while-you-wait service, or is it days' I'm looking at?
Gotta plan ahead...
 
Cheers M


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 12:27am
It depends how busy they are. If you call in advance and explain when you plan to take them in and how soon you need them, they may turn them around straightaway, or allow you to drop them off in the morning and collect in the afternoon, etc.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 11:18am
can i just say, after catching up ... or rather reading back and forth discussion over minutiae over on that other LVC thread  i am glad I can talk and learn about LVC in a less terse environment.

Clap


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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 4:12am
Taken from http://thescoutmag.com/features/style_fashion/1224/workers" rel="nofollow - The Scout Mag . This is about Takashi Tateno from Workers. Thought it might interest some of you. You can view more pictures by visiting the The Scout Mag page.





Takashi Tateno might not have been the first to introduce you to the beauty of American workwear but he probably comes close. He is responsible for the incredibly successful http://e-workers.net/" rel="nofollow - Workers website that documents American workwear through extensive research and historical materials. Unfortunately for us, most of his research is in Japanese, we’re only left to admire the archival photos. After designing a bag and publishing it on his site, he was encouraged by his loyal readers to make them available to the public. Since then, he has designed and created a number of garments and accessories painstakingly replicating the stitching and detailing of the originals. Tateno is the sole proprietor Workers managing every aspect of the company, we were able to stop by his store in Kurashiki, about five hours southwest of Tokyo, to talk to him about his obsession with American workwear.

When did Workers start?
2004

Did e-workers begin as a blog and evolve into producing clothes?
No, e-workers was originally a website that introduce work clothes, its history and ads.

What did you do before Workers?
I grew up in Saitama Prefecture and graduated from the University with a degree from the department of economics, and eventually went on to Bunka Fashion School to study basic skills in garment construction. After graduation I moved to Okayama Prefecture where I found a job at a sewing factory. My duties included cleaning the cutting floor, cutting fabrics, sewing parts, driving, calculating cost, quality control, factory management, and sales. But it was a great learning experience. The factory was small, so I was doing it all from accepting the orders to making the clothes.

During the evenings, I would work on my own designs, drawing the patterns, cutting the fabrics, and sewing them. I made jeans, sack coats, and work shirts. I was in search of a particular shape and silhouette and gradually was able to make the patterns that I wanted. But it was a challenge because work clothes were sewn by special sewing machines that used various attachments.

I paid particular attention to the details in the clothes. For instance, the front placket of almost all old work shirts are chain stitched. Some were two, while others were four stitches. The width of the plackets are similar. I asked a lot of people as I researched. Everyone from factory workers, sewing machine specialist, to my boss. One by one, I gradually understood which sewing machines and attachments were needed. As I further researched I began to fall in love with old work clothes. Not only the clothes themselves, but the manufactures, the history, and the ads.

However, during the middle of the last decade, people were not as interested about work clothes, like chambray shirts or railroad jackets. So in 2005, I started a website called “WORKERS,” to show the beauty in vintage clothes, its history, and the ads as a way to share my research. Initially, I didn’t imagine I would be selling clothes from my website. But at the end of 2006, I made a newspaper bag and showed it on WORKERS. I recieved e-mails from people telling me to sell it. I was shocked. I didn’t think people would be interested in it. By 2007, I started taking orders for the bag and was shocked again by the number of people who wanted to buy it. It was more than I had anticipated.

So that’s when I decided to start making clothes. I thought about it carefully, and chose to make a work shirt referencing shirts and jackets from Reliance MFG, Railroad Jackets, and ads from HEADLIGHT.

I didn’t know how to make the Wabash fabric. So on September, I traveled to the US for the first time. Went to West Virginia and the archive of J.L. Stifel and Sons. I found some reports from the 1940’s and I was able to understand the basic method of making that kind of fabric. I brought that information back to Japan and asked a fabric manufacturer replicate it.

Do you have formal training in designing and producing clothes or are you self taught?
Yes, I went to Bunka fashion college. But I was only taught the basic clothing construction for shirts, pants, and women’s coats. I studied making work clothes on my own. Fortunately I had a good friend who worked at Kojima and he knew how to make jeans. He taught me the process of making a pair of jeans step by step. After graduating Bunka fashion college, I got a job at a factory in Kojima. There I was able to learn a lot from the sewers, cutters, pattern makers and others.

When did your interest in American workwear start?
It was in 1999 when I was at university. I worked at a large book store in Tokyo, and found one book by chance. The book was called "WORKERS,” and cost about 4000 Yen. It was quite expensive for a student, but I bought it anyway. The book contained ads and catalogs of work clothes.

What is it about American workwear that excites you?
The mass production behind it all. The use of so many different sewing machines made the clothing designs more special than any other country’s work clothes.

What decades of American workwear is your clothing based off of?
Mainly 1900 to 1960 to 70.

Is there an era in American workwear that is particular interesting to you?
1900-10. I have some ads from this era, and there are many special designs from it. These designs were gone by the 1910-30.

Do you recreate and replicate original garments or do you take inspiration from and turn them into new designs?
It depends on the circumstance. I mainly try and replicate original garments by studying how they’re made, what kind of sewing machines and attachments need to be used. There are times when I can’t do them the same way because they are made from different sewing machines or fabrics. I start by replicating them, study the details deeply and well enough, then from there I can start making new designs and details.

There are a lot of details in your clothing. Do you make the hardware as well? Buttons, zippers buckles?
I would ask the suppliers to make some of the hardware. Like the buttons and buckles. Fortunately there are great manufacturers for zipper, so I ask them to order the best zippers, like TALON, WALDES, HOOKLESS.

Can you take us through how you go about making a new garment?
I start off by asking myself what I want to wear for next season, how do I feel when I wear my clothes and can I find something that can make the clothes better? Then I would write the specs, sometime I would draw the designs, but I don’t usually do that because I make the patterns on my own. So there’s no need to draw the designs, just a memo of specs. I would then make the pattens and samples, some I would make on my own, especially the items that are made for the first time.

How often do you introduce a new product? Is it seasonal or do you show new designs whenever they are ready?
I make three or four new products per month. But I’ll be reducing that this year. I want to spend more time making clothes as well as new designs.

Aside from the hats, do you make any accessories? Belts, socks, bandannas?
I used to make bandannas, ties and belts but they’re small products. Because I worked at a sewing factory that mainly sew jeans, work shirt, western shirt, etc.

You’re very thorough with your research. How do you find your information?
I start with the Internet. ebay, world cat, google books, google patent, and US trademark office are other resources. If these didn’t exist, I wouldn’t be able to do my research.

Has Levi’s or any other large companies approached you to help with design or research?
I haven’t from Levi’s, but one other company did ask me. I ask them what kind of ads and information they wanted. They say “Everything.” I didn’t have enough time to give them
everything, so I wasn’t able to work with them.

How big is your store?
Very small. 5*5 M.

Is your workspace in another location or in the same building?
My workspace is at another place.

In your shop, where are your customers from? All over the world?
Yes, Japan and world.

On your site, where are your customers from? All over the world?
They’re mainly from Japan but I have customers from all over the world. The US, Canada, UK, Norway, Italy, France, Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Australia and so on.

What does K&TH stand for?
K is for the factory that I used to work at, T is for my name and H is the initial of "Houseim,” which means “Sewing” in Japanese.

My company is WORKERS Co Ltd, and K&T H MFG Co is the brand of WORKERS. I also have other brands like K&T H FINE SHIRT MAKERS and Best quality clothes for RAILROADERS. These brands are used per item.

Do you have interest in workwear from other countries? Possibly British?
Not currently, I don’t have much interest in other countries without the US.

Do you have any interest in opening another store? Possibly in Tokyo?
No, but I want to open a pop-up shop or something in Tokyo in near future.

What are your plans for the future?
Making new items and new fabrics. I will start making samples on my own again this year. I have some new sewing machines in my new work space.



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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 11:45am
I don't think many (any) body else from the left field chino contest is posting over here YET... but maybe they'll eventually migrate. Until then, here is a picture of the gunk my pair ran into tonight and yesterday:



paint, dust, weird ancient sugar frosting shit from the bakery shelving these dudes fade super fast. like super fast


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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 1:26pm
Good stuff ranonranonarat! I have a few pieces from K&TH and they are fantastic. 

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www.rivet-head.blogspot.com


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 6:48pm
couldn't agree more. am thinking of one of their railroad jackets a bit later down the line. takashi is a pleasure to deal with.

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 9:27am
i have a limited edition box of Manishewitz matzos with Levi Strauss on the back cover!!! Add this to your historical Levi memorabilia now!!! Act fast, cause this won't last long.  Looking to trade for any LVC stuff that will fit me.  i will even include the pieces of matzos that i haven't already eaten!  


PM me!!! Hurry before it's too late!!!!


Posted By: riff
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 12:10pm
So this is where all you slackers are hanging out Tongue


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2012 at 12:18am
OHH SNAP! Glad you're here Riff!

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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2012 at 12:18am
Originally posted by riff riff wrote:

So this is where all you slackers are hanging out Tongue
 
Who's the slacker? We've been waiting for you to get your arse in gear and join us LOL
Good to see ya Riff.
 
You here to show us all up with your (flawless) pics??


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2012 at 6:47pm
need a US proxy for an ebay item. anybody or recommendations?

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 6:48am
Anyone want a fight?


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 8:02am
Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

Anyone want a fight?

I'm game.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 9:10am
Originally posted by ranonranonarat ranonranonarat wrote:

need a US proxy for an ebay item. anybody or recommendations?


Is this the sort of thing where I get to keep it for a few months, and then blame the postal service for both the delay and crotch blow-out? (10)

-rF


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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 9:38am
but im buying some ladies underwear rob...


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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 1:18pm
This was driving in front of me recently. 



Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 12:49am
Originally posted by cash cash wrote:


Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

Anyone want a fight?

I'm game.


OK. See you behind the Internet tomorrow after work. Be there...


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 7:05am
saw on the news that India is stopping the export of cotton, that can't be good.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 7:31am
^
I'm sure somewhere in a laboratory someone is developing a corn-based substitute to cotton.


But on a serious note, Pig Weed is ravaging the crop in Georgia. Costs are going to continue to raise until they develop a stronger version of Round Up or mother nature kicks in somehow.  And with the hellacious drought, Cotton in the Southwest is in rather sad shape as well.


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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 6:16am
Not sure if this random thought belongs here or not, but I'll post it anyways.

The evolution thread has always been one of my favorite on sufu, but it's gotten to the point where I'm reeeally bored with it.  The more photos I see of vintage jeans worn in by the average guy, the more and more i dislike the contrived jeans on sufu.  Whether it's really pronounced combs or whiskers, super contrast, messy combs, or an accordion on the lower legs, it all seems so phony to me, and doesn't look all that good.  AND, everyone is doing the same thing.  Would be nice to see a few people break from the mold. 


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I got a rocket in my pocket and roll in my jeans


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 11:07am
Who makes the very best T shirts these days?


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 2:04pm
If you find out lemme know. :D




In all seriousness, I have handled the newer
Velva sheen & I like them a lot. Alternative apparel
Is good too.

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@bobdale. WTB ::: gently worn sz 31 Roy of Oakland


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 6:21pm
I still like goodwear t-shirts.  I tried my hand at the LVC (50s) t-shirts, but was overwhelmingly disappointed with them.  Overpriced and fit like shit.

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 8:15pm
Velvasheen? Hoodies too.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 11:37pm
Originally posted by rnrswitch rnrswitch wrote:

I still like goodwear t-shirts.  I tried my hand at the LVC (50s) t-shirts, but was overwhelmingly disappointed with them.  Overpriced and fit like shit.
 
I can vouch for the Goodwear t-shirts - I have had several, quality and fit is spot on!


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 4:15am
New LVC 60s striped tees are very nice though, both in quality and fit, much better than the 50s ones.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 4:18am
Originally posted by setterman setterman wrote:

Not sure if this random thought belongs here or not, but I'll post it anyways.

The evolution thread has always been one of my favorite on sufu, but it's gotten to the point where I'm reeeally bored with it.  The more photos I see of vintage jeans worn in by the average guy, the more and more i dislike the contrived jeans on sufu.  Whether it's really pronounced combs or whiskers, super contrast, messy combs, or an accordion on the lower legs, it all seems so phony to me, and doesn't look all that good.  AND, everyone is doing the same thing.  Would be nice to see a few people break from the mold. 


I'll have to start posting some pics of mine then Setterman, not very Sufu at all!


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 4:59am
how long are the goodwear shirts? i've been considering one for a while, but length is a big sticking point for me - so many are far too long.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 9:26am
Bit late to this one.

Take 'em to Son of a Stag. Dan will probably whizz through them while you wait. Mention me and he may even give you a slight discount ( I used to work there y'see).

Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Didn't know where to ask this, so put it here...
 
@ London Bro's - where is the best place to get a chainstiched hemming service?
 
I know there is/was 'Son of stag' or something , in the Spittafield market area.  They had some Union-specials.  But things change. 
Any recommendations? 


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www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 10:35am
Thanks Mr Black - will definately mention your name if/when I ever get back down that way.
 
@killer b - T-shirts are a standard length IMO


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 10:49am
Scene: Son of a Stag.

"Hi I'm Dr Heech, I know Mr Black. Can I have a discount please?"

Son of a Stag staff - "Who? What?"

:)


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2012 at 1:05pm
Haha, when you put it like that.... :)

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www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 8:30am
So, what do you wear on your feet when you wear denim but don't want to wear boots? I need some good options besides sneakers. 


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 11:16am
brogues seems to be the done thing atm. it's what i'm wearing now anyway.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 11:52am
chukkas
bucks
desert boots
moccasins (ie LL Bean, russell)



Posted By: denimdart
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by Cinch Cinch wrote:

So, what do you wear on your feet when you wear denim but don't want to wear boots? I need some good options besides sneakers. 
 
I wear loafers or deck shoes.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

brogues seems to be the done thing atm. it's what i'm wearing now anyway.


Aladdin style curly slippers.

Or stilettos


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2012 at 2:56pm


Q: What do Lucky Jeans and Holiday Inns have in common?

A: Neither have ball rooms. 


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 3:29pm
http://axecop.com/" rel="nofollow - Axe Cop: Written by a 5 year old, drawn by a 29 year old


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 16 May 2012 at 6:44am
The more I wear my Warehouse 700s (and LVC '37s), the more I love jeans with a cinch back.  Too bad this feature has disappeared from main stream jeans.  

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I got a rocket in my pocket and roll in my jeans


Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2012 at 12:15pm
Not sure where to put this, and feel free to remove since it's promoting another forum, but I'm really into vintage sewing machines and I'm slowly gathering enough to start producing some denim but my biggest trouble is finding a resource to fix and repair them since they're so old and used.

So I started a forum dedicated to vintage sewing machines.   

Feel free to visit and sign up if you're into that.   I'd love to get some other guys who are into them too as it would be a great resource for denimbros...

http://www.vintagesewingforum.com" rel="nofollow - www.vintagesewingforum.com


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http://www.MachineCollector.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.MachineCollector.com
http://www.DAEdenim.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.DAEdenim.com


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2012 at 4:37pm
Thats an awesome forum you started Happy Hooligan! thanks for the heads up....I always wanted to know more about vintage sewing machines!!! thanks for the info and post...


Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2012 at 5:03pm
thanks.  I looked and looked and nothing really exists for the old machines.   I know it's an addiction, along with the denim...   

I think I have more machines now than jeans....


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http://www.MachineCollector.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.MachineCollector.com
http://www.DAEdenim.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.DAEdenim.com


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2012 at 9:06pm
Laundry day. Engineered Garments and Beams+ chambray. The Beams+ fabric is a linen/cotton chambray and it is a truly amazing fabric.





Close ups of the linen/cotton fabric. One comparing inside and out and one of just the inside closer up.






Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 6:36am
Watching "In Cold Blood" last night with the little lady, first time for her, and shortly after it starts she says, "hey, look at those cats paws!" I said huh? and she backed up the reel to reel to show me. On second viewing she says, "oh look, they even say cats paws." It has been a long time for me, and I either never noticed, or forgot. Poor thing, I didn't think any of my banter ever stuck with her


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 2:52pm
I realized that another thing I appreciate about this forum is that unless I have somehow missed it, there is no 'new purchases' thread.  To me, that is great.  It isn't about acquisition here, it's about brotherhood! 




Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2012 at 8:24pm


Carry on....


Posted By: CrashTestBrummie
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 11:45am
Originally posted by setterman setterman wrote:

Not sure if this random thought belongs here or not, but I'll post it anyways.

The evolution thread has always been one of my favorite on sufu, but it's gotten to the point where I'm reeeally bored with it.  The more photos I see of vintage jeans worn in by the average guy, the more and more i dislike the contrived jeans on sufu.  Whether it's really pronounced combs or whiskers, super contrast, messy combs, or an accordion on the lower legs, it all seems so phony to me, and doesn't look all that good.  AND, everyone is doing the same thing.  Would be nice to see a few people break from the mold. 


Bit late for this one, but you're bang on the mark.

And, to add to that, the bollocks on there about 'retiring' this pair of jeans or that pair of boots after a year or two or whatever. You retire your clothes when they actually fall to pieces.

Up to that moment, they're still evolving...


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 1:49pm
Originally posted by CrashTestBrummie CrashTestBrummie wrote:



Bit late for this one, but you're bang on the mark.

And, to add to that, the bollocks on there about 'retiring' this pair of jeans or that pair of boots after a year or two or whatever. You retire your clothes when they actually fall to pieces.

Up to that moment, they're still evolving...




Or when they reach 65...


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2012 at 11:24am
 
Originally posted by Mr Black Mr Black wrote:

Bit late to this one.

Take 'em to Son of a Stag. Dan will probably whizz through them while you wait. Mention me and he may even give you a slight discount ( I used to work there y'see).

Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Didn't know where to ask this, so put it here...
 
@ London Bro's - where is the best place to get a chainstiched hemming service?
 
I know there is/was 'Son of stag' or something , in the Spittafield market area.  They had some Union-specials.  But things change. 
Any recommendations? 
 
Kudos to Dan at 'Son of a stag', and a big thankyou to Mr Black for the heads-up, for the wonderfull hemming service there.  Both my Bartacks and SC47's skillfully shortened and re-hemmed with 100% cotton on an old union special. Such a lovely quiet machine.
Whilst gabbing on about vintage Levis and the next best thing to original 40's/early 50's 501's, I was introduced to the Fullcount 1101 with Levis arcs and (cut-off) red tab.  Mmm ...
 
 
 
btw Maynard, when I tried your suggestion to get a discount, it didn't work  :(
 


Posted By: CrashTestBrummie
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2012 at 1:20pm
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

Kudos to Dan at 'Son of a stag', and a big thankyou to Mr Black for the heads-up, for the wonderfull hemming service there.  Both my Bartacks and SC47's skillfully shortened and re-hemmed with 100% cotton on an old union special. Such a lovely quiet machine.
Whilst gabbing on about vintage Levis and the next best thing to original 40's/early 50's 501's, I was introduced to the Fullcount 1101 with Levis arcs and cut tab.  Mmm ...


I might have to pop in there next time I'm down that way to get some hemming done...and, coincidentally enough, I've a pair of FC 1101s on their way to me - first new pair of jeans for a couple of years or thereabouts, and a completely random, impulse buy this morning!


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 4:05pm
Somebody needs to buy this, and then they need to reproduce it at a reasonable price.  Especially the 'Bob' part.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1940s-LEE-Union-Made-Sanforized-COCA-COLA-Uniform-Shirt-XL17-17-5-L-patches-/300743365379?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item4605b39303" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1940s-LEE-Union-Made-Sanforized-COCA-COLA-Uniform-Shirt-XL17-17-5-L-patches-/300743365379?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item4605b39303


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 7:51pm
I wonder if a tailer would have a tough time cutting it down to your size.


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2012 at 6:43am
Sent the RJB tour jeans to Schaeffer's Garment Hotel for repair back before July 4th.  They called a week ago yesterday to say they were done and to get my CC# for payment.  They ran payment that day, but I'm still waiting on my jeans.  After waiting two months to get them from the last guy in the tour to have them, and now waiting around with Schaeffer's, I'm getting pissed.        

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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2012 at 7:57am
Originally posted by Joseph Hill Joseph Hill wrote:

I wonder if a tailer would have a tough time cutting it down to your size.


I don't know.  If I were to bid on/win this particular piece I'd just admire it or something.

I've seen the patches around occasionally, but I can't ever seem to find the khaki twill w/ green striped shirt in my size. 


Posted By: b_F
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 2:43am
Maybe thisi s old news but anyway...

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/rebel-youth-1950s-1960s-by-karlheinz-weinberger/

A friend of mine gave me this link. In my opinion...not everything was better back then ;)


Posted By: CrashTestBrummie
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 11:05pm
Originally posted by b_F b_F wrote:

Maybe thisi s old news but anyway...

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/rebel-youth-1950s-1960s-by-karlheinz-weinberger/

A friend of mine gave me this link. In my opinion...not everything was better back then ;)


This is the look for 2013, mark my words:







Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 8:54am
Fun link. The hair, massive belt buckles and ornamentation are something else. Maybe I will put something like that together to wear to Denimbruin. LOL


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:24am
they look proper punk. love those crazy massive elvis buckles.


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:44am
Originally posted by CrashTestBrummie CrashTestBrummie wrote:

Originally posted by b_F b_F wrote:

Maybe thisi s old news but anyway...

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/rebel-youth-1950s-1960s-by-karlheinz-weinberger/

A friend of mine gave me this link. In my opinion...not everything was better back then ;)


This is the look for 2013, mark my words:






When did almostnice shave his beard off?


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I got a rocket in my pocket and roll in my jeans


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 11:21am
Soooo Mr Dale, so I noticed you have ten million and 74 points? wow you must have been doing aaaaalot of posting lately, or won the point lotto........soooo tell me what the story is behind all these points.....you know just from one mod to another, i wont tell.




Posted By: almostnice
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by setterman setterman wrote:

Originally posted by CrashTestBrummie CrashTestBrummie wrote:

Originally posted by b_F b_F wrote:

Maybe thisi s old news but anyway...

http://www.retronaut.co/2011/09/rebel-youth-1950s-1960s-by-karlheinz-weinberger/

A friend of mine gave me this link. In my opinion...not everything was better back then ;)


This is the look for 2013, mark my words:






When did almostnice shave his beard off?
10 Days ago.



( Pic taken by http://redwing1905.blogspot.de/ )


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by Nonriveted Nonriveted wrote:

Soooo Mr Dale, so I noticed you have ten million and 74 points? wow you must have been doing aaaaalot of posting lately, or won the point lotto........soooo tell me what the story is behind all these points.....you know just from one mod to another, i wont tell.




I think the universe dropped these points into my lap.

Check your messages NR.


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 5:44pm
whoaaaa.....I just won the point lotto and didnt know i was playin...can i cash these in for real money? cuz i only have 17 dollars in my account till friday. I have a feeling mr Dale had something to do with this, thanks Bob.
nr


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 12:17pm
i dont expect  a answer but does anyone potst pictures using a sony playsmtation ?My computer went down for the count and it's  going to be my ps3  for a few weeksOuch


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 1:28pm
A few years ago i went to a Viviene Westwood exhibition showing the designs that defined her career.
From Punk to Buffalo to Pirates and beyond. Those halcyon days before she started selling nasty denim to the men folk of Leeds. It was pitch black inside, I whipped out my camera before being "Told Off" by the curator. This was all i got its an original from 74-76 sold in SEX and helped shape the UK punk scene.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89777545@N04/10427577464/" rel="nofollow">
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89777545@N04/10427577464/" rel="nofollow -



Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2013 at 6:59am
Originally posted by cash cash wrote:

Tattoo is mandatory, location is arbitrary.


This is the best


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2013 at 7:03am
That could actually make quite a nice t-shirt.

Someone (other than me Wink) should look into it.


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Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2013 at 10:59am
Actually, some forum swag to help Mr. Randal with costs is a great idea.

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Posted By: swallowtail
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2013 at 11:47am
im down for denimbro tee's!
swag on!


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2013 at 10:06pm
Random post, but yesterday I saw someone wearing a pair of Lvc where I work! If you know me from the RxC contest, you'll know that I work at a golf club, so the likelihood of seeing anyone in quality made, well-fitting clothes is rare indeed. So, a golfer on the course wearing some grey Bedford cords!?
Living in a semi-rural area, I've only seen one person in Lvc locally - on the railway platform wearing some knappaves two years ago.
Apart from that, there's just me.

Ho hum






Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2013 at 11:00pm
There's a Denimbro lurker with username steelydan that has never posted.  I like to imagine this is William Gibson, who is a big fan of Steely Dan.

Note: steelydan, if this isn't the case, don't tell me.  it's funner this way.


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Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 12:57am
A 65+ year old man
piggybacking a 90+ year old man
down the sidewalk today in Ginza
perfect picture of this country's future.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 1:16am
That is a very astute observation you have made there Ish.Clap


Posted By: hollywoodisgood
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 9:57pm
I'm really starting to follow the path of "less is more". I'm selling off a lot of my collection and just getting down to a few good basics. The point of most of the stuff on is here that it will last you a lifetime, and you spend more money on something because you don't need as much. I want to start focusing more on the pieces I have than the pieces I want (but don't need). In a state of boredom, I made a collage of my projected wardrobe from here on out (a few vtg pieces excluded.)
http://s27.photobucket.com/user/shemaleriot/media/c1.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 11:34pm
Nice to see the semi-dress made that list!


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2013 at 7:02am
It's like a theoretical version of a "one of everything" thread post.  I hope that thread lives on.

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Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2013 at 3:10pm
When and why was it that someone in the WORLD DENIM HQ said: "y'all listen up now, them buttons on those jacket cuffs need to start going the other way around "




Lee '34 vs. Blue Bell '47

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Too much Denim - too little time...


Posted By: ashjini
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 4:46am
Just saw this posted on Styleforum. I liked what I saw:

http://custom.luxire.com/products/denim-paisley-wabash-tie" rel="nofollow - Denim Paisley Wabash Tie

 

Luxire Denim Wabash Tie



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Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 5:28am
Great stuff hollywoodisgood. Chinos and a ranch blouse is a great combination.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 9:15am
Originally posted by ashjini ashjini wrote:

Just saw this posted on Styleforum. I liked what I saw:
http://custom.luxire.com/products/denim-paisley-wabash-tie" rel="nofollow - Denim Paisley Wabash Tie


Most people on this forum spend their lives trying to avoid that certain item of clothing.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 9:21am
If ever i saw anyone wearing that combination of tie, shirt & jacket, i'd really struggle not to give them a slap.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 9:32am
My first reaction was reminiscent of that scene from the Exorcist when Max Von Sydow chucks holy water on the possessed girl?


Posted By: ashjini
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2013 at 5:35pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Originally posted by ashjini ashjini wrote:

Just saw this posted on Styleforum. I liked what I saw:
http://custom.luxire.com/products/denim-paisley-wabash-tie" rel="nofollow - Denim Paisley Wabash Tie


Most people on this forum spend their lives trying to avoid that certain item of clothing.

As you can see I am new here. Would love to be educated on the topic.

What I would like to understand is:
1. Is the tie the problem?
2. Is the jacket the problem?
3. Is the combination the problem?

Would really like to avoid getting slapped :)


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