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Topic: Small Questions
Posted By: Bob Dale
Subject: Small Questions
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2013 at 4:13pm
A place to ask questions that aren't necessarily worthy of their own thread, or might potentially take a thread off topic.

I'll go ahead and start this off.  I was reading some tweet or something and read about 'Haus of Strauss' a levis shop in LA.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me a bit more about it. Is it a store, I googled like hell and couldn't really get a solid answer. 







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Posted By: Majormajor
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2013 at 6:26pm
Have a look here:
 
http://www.levistrauss.com/blogs/haus-strauss-opens-its-doors-black-keys" rel="nofollow - http://www.levistrauss.com/blogs/haus-strauss-opens-its-doors-black-keys


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2013 at 10:09pm
so ... it's basically just a room in the marketing dept where levi's gives celebrities free stuff and takes pictures?


Posted By: Majormajor
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2013 at 2:05am
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

so ... it's basically just a room in the marketing dept where levi's gives celebrities free stuff and takes pictures?
 
Yup, I guess so. I think "marketing" is the operative wordWink


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 5:26am
I guess many of you will find this an incredibly silly question . . .
 
I am a big nerd, my new son won't be able to wear 'jeans' or even denim really so I had the idea of getting some chambray 'swaddling' cloth... the only thing is I am not entirely sure where to source 2-3 yards of good chambray.  The fabric stores here have 'chambray' but it's all blend stuff dyed with synthetic indigo. 

Does anyone know of a good source ?


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 8:06am
Hey bob, this place doesn't have minimums and their prices aren't bad! They can also swatch out for you if you want to feel the stuff before you place an order... 
http://pacificbluedenims.com/index.php?p=catgp&id=30


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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 8:49am
Thanks Proulxsie!
 
That site is awesome, wish i had machines and skilss.


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:21am
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

Thanks Proulxsie!
 
That site is awesome, wish i had machines and skilss.

Meeee tooooo! I know how to sew a bit and I have an old 60s singer straight stitch machine. I've been thinking of getting a heavy duty singer. Wish I could learn some pattern drafting skills... at the very least I wish I could make another pair of my favorite jeans.


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Posted By: CrashTestBrummie
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 2:12pm
Guys, anyone have an info on these US-made Woolrich by Round House dungaree pants? Picked them up in TK Maxx for £25 and they're pretty decent albeit more lightweight than you might imagine:





Cheers in advance!


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 2:20pm
i don't, but they look nice! i just ordered some wrangler bluebells off tkmaxx online for the same price as it happens. :)


Posted By: nonoy412
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2013 at 9:53pm
I was looking at getting a gingham jacket after coming upon this one by Chimala:  http://unionmadegoods.com/Chimala_Gingham_Check_Jacket__8689.html" rel="nofollow - http://unionmadegoods.com/Chimala_Gingham_Check_Jacket__8689.html . I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions aside from the Heller's Cafe version:  http://www.ware-house.co.jp/?page=item&ic=44036" rel="nofollow - http://www.ware-house.co.jp/?page=item&ic=44036 .  Also, is the Heller's Cafe one completely sold out?  I like the pleated version of Chimalas but the distressing is throwing me off.  Canyone anyone attest to the quality of Chimalas clothing?


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2013 at 11:12am
Chimala is sick. I've never come across the men's clothing though.  Quality is nice.


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Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2013 at 4:58pm
how do I get into the "Makers" ?

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2013 at 8:20pm
Makers forum is for private, non-searchable conversations betwixt craftsmen or manufacturers. You need the password, which has been sitting in your mail box for a bit. :)


Posted By: shoy
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2013 at 9:21am
Hi all,

I was thinking lately (since my gf want to buy a sewing machine) about making my own denim shirt.

I found already few ideas, vintage buttons, a 1940's and a 1970's sewing patterns.
I'm just not sure where I could find the best denim fabric. I found already a biological one, a raw dark blue 7.5oz. But if you've got some good fabric websites. I'm really open-minded.  

If you're ok with that, I will post all the different steps about the shirt making.

Cheers


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2013 at 5:10am
Originally posted by Happy Hooligan Happy Hooligan wrote:

how do I get into the "Makers" ?


ditto


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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 11:06am
how do you get pictures off of instagram.com to share here?
 
 


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 11:25am
Bob, if you pull up the picture on a third party site (like statigr.am) you can do the usual right click, copy image url.  Instagram tries to make it difficult, but other instagram-viewer sites don't.

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Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 11:57am
can't you guys with the secret forum make it properly secret so those of us who aren't allowed in aren't constantly reminded of our second class status every time we click on new posts? Wink


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by proulxsie proulxsie wrote:

Originally posted by Happy Hooligan Happy Hooligan wrote:

how do I get into the "Makers" ?


ditto

If you post articles of clothing or accessories that you've made around on denimbro, someone in the Makers forum should notice and recommend you, and if there are no objections you'll be sent a password.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 12:22pm
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

can't you guys with the secret forum make it properly secret so those of us who aren't allowed in aren't constantly reminded of our second class status every time we click on new posts? Wink

Killer, it isn't private to be exclusive. It's so that people who make stuff can talk about things they don't care to have appear in Google searches or things they aren't ready to publicize yet or technical matters that would probably not be of general interest.
 Really, it may not be so interesting as you suspect. It's like when your spouse is reading a magazine and all the articles appear fascinating. Then you get it and you're like, oh, whatever.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 12:38pm
i know, only joking tbh. it still feels like an itch that needs scratching though... Big smile


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

Bob...


Thanks Hollows!


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2013 at 12:10pm
Not sure where to put this.


Is there some sort of artisinal axe, woodchopping revolution going on that I don't know about?


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2013 at 12:25pm
Oh yes, the blogosphere has been all about it for at least a year now. Lots of very artsy shots of log piles, chopping blocks and beautifully presented axes. Most of which look like they've never touched a piece of wood in their very short lives. Companies like Best Made etc. are making the most of it. I have a feeling there are now more axes hanging on apartment walls in Brooklyn than anywhere else in the Continental United States.


Posted By: redchris
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2013 at 5:13am
Not that I mind. But does anyone know why a picture of me adorns the Market thread ?


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2013 at 6:22am
That's very funny. C'mon Chris, do you really have to ask why? Do bears shit in the woods?


Posted By: redchris
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2013 at 8:57am
ARF ARF. Funny thing is I have never actually sold owt on here.


Posted By: Hankum
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2013 at 5:09am
I'm a new member to this forum. My apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area. I'm attempting to buy something from Yahoo auctions, can anyone suggest the proper method of doing so. If a proxy is necessary. Can someone provide a reputable one. I'm in the U.S. Thank you. 


On another note. Does anyone know where to purchase, Japan only Irish setter/Redwings boots? Thanks.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2013 at 7:26am
^sutocorp.com is a reputable proxy buyer for yahoo.jp auctions.


Posted By: Hankum
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 8:42am
Thanks ^, Mr. Randal. I have another ?. Does  http://www.e-cream.jp/" rel="nofollow - http://www.e-cream.jp  AKA American Clothing Cream or  http://j-clothing.com/" rel="nofollow - http://j-clothing.com  aka J-Clothing store ship to the U.S.?  E-mailed one but don't know the email of the other. Specifically, Ecream/American Clothing Cream doesn't appear to have an email or at least I can't find it. Maybe, someone knows or has dealt w/ them. Again, Thanks in advance.


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 9:08am
Our member 'the bandana almanac' does proxy service for some things too. You might try sending him a pm and asking if he can help.


Posted By: Texas
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2013 at 11:03am
What's the hairiest 1947-style jeans available?

My NOS 1980s 501 was extremely hairy. My new LVC 1947 shows no hair at all. Both were dry/raw.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2013 at 11:54am
I believe the Levi's 501' made in the 1970's and early 1980's used shorter staple cotton, which is hairier/fluffier (and cheaper to produce I think) - Some people think that the hairier the denim, the better.  It's just a matter of opinion; I prefer both for different reasons.  My 1970's NOS 501's are not in any way superior in build than my 1947's or '55's.  Although both were made at Valencia street, so they are not from the new season.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2013 at 12:14pm
Didn't ... Warehouse make a Texas Cotton 5010xx (or however their numbering system works) that had long staple cotton.

A ton of brands make super slubby jeans, Momotaro -- naked/famous,...

I believe Doc is right though, it's just a matter of opinion and hairy denim doesn't always yield better fades or better feel.


Posted By: Texas
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2013 at 3:35pm
Agreed, but it's just that I love the feel and texture. Are '47 Sugar Canes any hairy?


Posted By: Hankum
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 3:53am
Got a question regarding Tulsa shoe re-builders. They've had my boots for over 2 months & now are ignoring my emails. Although, initially they did not. I'm starting to loose patience & about to call them directly. Is this abnormal event for them or common practice.  I'm tempted to take the loss & not pay them their fee. I'm assuming they've done a shit job & this is their reasoning for not contacting me. So why waste the extra cash on what I assume will be a botched job. Any opinions or advice would be helpful. Thanks. If you have advice or answer please PM me, this way I can read your response via email. Again, Thank you.


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 4:31pm
any recommendations for a retro sneaker that fits a little on the wider side? I have a pair of size 10 Purcells that fit good length wise, but they're tight in the toes.  Some PF Fyler models a little wider?

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Posted By: Hankum
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 6:19am
^ In my opinion they are wider than converse.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 6:51am
The 1970's reissue 'first string' converse all stars are a little wider than regular all stars.

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Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 2:03pm
Who does a blanket-lined Type I or Type II other than LVC?

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 5:00pm
The PF Flyers Bob Cousy models have a very wide, round toe and wide forefoot. The other models not as much. They're also IMO more comfortable than Converse.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by Hankum Hankum wrote:

Got a question regarding Tulsa shoe re-builders. They've had my boots for over 2 months & now are ignoring my emails. Although, initially they did not. I'm starting to loose patience & about to call them directly. Is this abnormal event for them or common practice.  I'm tempted to take the loss & not pay them their fee. I'm assuming they've done a shit job & this is their reasoning for not contacting me. So why waste the extra cash on what I assume will be a botched job. Any opinions or advice would be helpful. Thanks. If you have advice or answer please PM me, this way I can read your response via email. Again, Thank you.


I had a friend who didn't get his shoes back from them for over 4 months -- they do a lot of work, their turn-around rate is slow.  Unless they quoted you a turn-around time, I'd give it some time before I got too upset. They do good work.






Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 7:40pm
setterman-- if you can find them Pro-keds did a reissue a few years back that I really liked a bit.

I tried on adidas' Nizza-Hi at the mall a few years back too.

I have heard good things about Converse One-star -- can't remember who was telling me about it maybe Farhad?




Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 8:48pm
Thanks guys! That's one if the models I was looking at mr randal, will call up zappos tomorrow.

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Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 10:36am
Anyone familiar with the brand Reigning Champ?  I'm looking to order one of their tee's and wonder if they shrink or it i can buy TTS.  Decent price and have some nice cuts of tees.


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 1:49pm
Long time reader, first time poster.

Does anybody know who exactly manufactures LVC denim jackets and pants that are Made in the USA? Does Levi's still have any manufacturing facilities in the U.S., or is the production outsourced?

Thanks


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 1:55pm
All raw models with the exception of the '67 505 are made in USA. Washed models and the rough rinse are foreign made -- usually Turkey.


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 2:25pm
Thanks for the reply! But my question was more about who manufacturers the US denims for Levi's or if Levi's manufactures them themselves?


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 2:56pm
All LVC made in the USA is outsourced. It has been this way ever since Valencia Street closed. Taylor Toggs did most of the sewing up until three years ago. Last bit of credible info on this says that LVC is now sewn in LA by a factory that previously did all the RRL stuff.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 2:59pm
Most Denim is from Cone. A lot of info on that. 505's are Japanese Sanforized stuff. The non-traditional, pre-1920s stuff is mostly produced in Japanese mills. But the standard shrink-to-fit LVC redline is from Cone.


Posted By: setterman
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:01pm
My '78 501s came over the weekend, and they have a 4420 button code, so lvc might have changed sources again for raw 501 production. That's the fourth different button code in five or six years.

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Posted By: clayton
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:05pm
@flatpattern
 
reigning champ & wings + horn are the same company. however RC = better pricing and better quality control
 
the RC stuff fits TTS.
 
 


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:11pm
Thanks cash.
I knew about Cone producing the denim fabric, but who is sewing the actual (U.S. made) pants together? Is it done by Levi's themselves, or by a third party company?


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:46pm
As far as I know Levi's doesn't do any domestic (U.S.) manufacturing of anything. It's all outsourced to different companies. Places like Taylor Toggs and Sky Blue etc. I don't know who their current production is done by though.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 3:47pm
Read my post previous to the cone one...


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 2:13am
Sorry cash, didn't see that post, as it was the last one on the page, but thanks for answering that was the info I was looking for!

Such a shame they ceased all their manufacturing in the US. I guess eventually they'll return, outsourcing is not an indefinite process... plus I'm sure they are looking to capitalize on the current boom of "Made in USA" products.


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 8:51am
They are 'Made in USA' just not directly by a Levi's factory. Levi's has no real production capability in America but the places mentioned by me and Cash are still here. Quite frankly, with how lax the laws are on labeling of origin countries, at this point if a button or a hang tag gets put on here they could probably claim 'Made in America'. No one is really paying any attention.


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 9:08am
@clayton, thanks for the info.  They have a simple raglan sleeved tshirt that I'm interested in.  Gonna give them a go.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 10:00am
also, if it's something that concerns you, be weary of items labelled "Made in America" rather than "Made in USA"...i believe the former allows some wiggle room if desired and could refer to items made in other North, Central or South "American" countries

not saying Levi's does this, but i seem to recall this happening in other cases

Originally posted by devilish devilish wrote:

They are 'Made in USA' just not directly by a Levi's factory. Levi's has no real production capability in America but the places mentioned by me and Cash are still here. Quite frankly, with how lax the laws are on labeling of origin countries, at this point if a button or a hang tag gets put on here they could probably claim 'Made in America'. No one is really paying any attention.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 10:34am
Levis got a lot of flack in the late '90s for making 501s in the "USA," although they were made in third-world factories in territories of the USA not the Continental USA.  


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 10:35am
"Territories" because the US would never, ever engage in colonialism.

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Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2013 at 10:37am
Well, not since Viet Nam, anyway.


Posted By: nonoy412
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 7:14am
Anyone know what stores carry Cousy Lo's in the NYC area?  I know  http://thebkcircus.com/" rel="nofollow - http://thebkcircus.com/  does but they don't have my size and i'm tired of randomly walking into each shoe store I see in the city.  I'm pretty impatient so I was figuring i'd ask before I buy it online.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 7:24am
www.zappos.com 

Free shipping and exchange...why walk anywhere. 


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Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 1:46pm
Collective Wisdom Needed Please -- A few months back we visited some friends, and they were intrigued about my Roy's, and then (knowing I am a huge dork) proceeded to ask me what was so special about them.  I explained it, and kind of tried to make some suggestions for my friend.

Anyhow, his wife is wanting to get him a pair of jeans.  As of now, his favorite pair are some Levis 514.  I feel like Filson made a selvage, made in usa, version for about 200$ right?

Also -- can you guys suggest the best jean with this sort of fit, in the 150-200$ range?

I have my suggestions, but I am looking to pool knowledge and give her about 5-6 different jeans to choose from for him.

Thanks

-rF


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 2:19pm
Rogue Territory is my pick for something slimmish, selvage, and USA.  Just outside that price range, though.

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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 3:30pm
^^ Bob, how about anything Leftfield - Greasers, Chelsea or the broken twill?


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 5:39pm
Filson had a skinny and a regular cut.  I saw them both at the factory, but didn't try either on to see how they fit as I wasn't in the market for modern style jeans.  They looked nice enough, and I think I recall a Cone label.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 8:00pm
I have not handled the Chelsea from Left Field --I have a pair of Greasers though which I love.  Left Field was on the list. 

Is anyone here familiar with the jean from Apolis?

I love RT, and their stuff is great.  I may suggest it actually.



Posted By: danisdead
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 11:07pm
I'll throw my vote in for Rogue Territory too.  Their pretty much around 200 and worth every cent.


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Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 5:17pm
If anybody has a good lead on where I could find a navy colored dixie cup Navy hat I would appreciate it.  I've been trying to find one on ebay and have had no luck.  They either stink to holy hell or are a mess.  They made the navy colored ones for the crew on top of the boat evidently.  Trying to find one for a while.  Thanks


Posted By: BMH
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 5:30pm
LF or williamsburg garment company http://williamsburggarment.com/categories/men/jeans.html" rel="nofollow - http://williamsburggarment.com/categories/men/jeans.html


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 9:50pm
^^I never saw blue ones, were they denim, or blue canvas?


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 08 May 2013 at 12:42am
^^ they are the white canvas ones dyed blue.  the shades all vary,  you can see in the pic above the colors really vary a great deal.  I'm having a tough time finding a dark one in decent shape, I wouldn't mind some nice stenciling on it as well.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 8:52pm
any ideas where I can purchase one?

something like this OG one



Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 9:04pm
^ ebay.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 9:10pm
yeah...i watch ebay like a hawk, but i usually lose out on the ones that are my size and are in good condition...i was outbid on the very shirt i have in my message

Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

^ ebay.


Posted By: *lefty*
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 11:06pm
This Summer shoe thing is really getting to me. I was resigned to Vans, but something won't let me backslide. So, I'm back to square one - warm weather shoes. 

Requirements: shoes (no sandals), comfortable for walking, casual (would make sense with shorts), wearable without socks, slip-on or just a few eyelets, non-third-world-made

Working ideas: Red Wing (though most seem too high in the toe), and the front-runners:
http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/navy-vibram-sole-trail-oxford" rel="nofollow - http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/navy-vibram-sole-trail-oxford

Dead ideas: Quoddy, Eastland USA - not a fan of either

any help is appreciated




Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 11:14pm
Can someone Tell me what happend to the Jack pucells? Bought some at uniomadegoods but they are different to the ones i owned before ??? Even the mustache looks cheaper now


Posted By: attackwithstones
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 11:26pm
Shorty Long, I have a dead stock short sleeve chambray just like that in a size large. It is for sale. Email me if your interested. YHVintage@gmail.com


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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 2:45am
Lefty- Have you considered Arrow mocs?




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Posted By: Boyo
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 2:50am
Lefty, try a pair of Clarks desert boots, get them beat up a bit first..


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 2:57am
Or perhaps these from Clarks. Quite tempted with a pair myself!!

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20353010?cm_mmc=Google-_-Product-Listing-Ads-_-PLA-_-la&kpid=20353010


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Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 5:23am
Even though you've already buried the Quoddy idea, I really recommend them.
I have had the Bluchers for two summers now, most comfortable moc I have ever worn. I wore them constantly and only now did they require some small repairs (new laces, replacing soles and insoles).

Plus, Quoddy have a great customer service and everything can be custom made in their shop in Maine.


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 5:23am
I appreciate the offer, but I think I would be more of a M (15.5)

Originally posted by attackwithstones attackwithstones wrote:

Shorty Long, I have a dead stock short sleeve chambray just like that in a size large. It is for sale. Email me if your interested. YHVintage@gmail.com


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 5:57am
Lefty,

You might consider Rancourt.

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

Natural CXL with red soles is, IMO, a winner.

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/4-eyelet-ranger-moc-natural-chromexcel.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/4-eyelet-ranger-moc-natural-chromexcel.html

Or how about some unlined suede bucks from Alden.

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html



Posted By: *lefty*
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:09am
Thanks for all the help. 

As far as I can tell, the problem with the Arrow and Rancourt (particularly nice), are that they have very thin soles. 

After a second look at Quoddy, I really like these, but the leather is boring.
http://www.quoddy.com/maliseet-oxford-rugged-vibram-sole/" rel="nofollow - http://www.quoddy.com/maliseet-oxford-rugged-vibram-sole/

The Aldens are great, but too dressy for my purposes. 

I know there are those who love them, but I really dislike Clarks. 

RAncourt with a Vibram (or just thicker) sole or the Quoddys with a nice leaher look good. 


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:24am
I think you can custom order the Quoddys with whatever leather you like.
All the Horween Chromexcel leathers are fantastic though in my opinion.


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 1:57pm
Rancourts are made to order, and the Vibram soles on the Clymer model are nice.

When I started looking at these type of shoes last year I was really turned off by the thinner soles too, but now the lower profile has grown on me, particularly for sockless wear.


Posted By: accidental
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 3:52pm
I've got a question concerning Type II style denim jackets.

Has anyone ever seen a black Type II style jacket? Did Levi's ever produce one? Others?


Posted By: *lefty*
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:17pm
I'm spending a lot of time on this warm weather shoe thing - way too much time. It turns out that all of my choices are crap. This moc/trail style of shoe is the opposite of the "shoes that look better with age" idea.  

All of the "fresh out of the box" photos on styleforum and other sites are beautiful, but this style of shoe ages like a meth-head. Sole (soul) splits, blobby appearance, loss of color, and a stink of death are evident even through cyberspace. They age quickly, and they age badly. 

stupid3rdworldvansgoddamnit
I'd buy these - if I could find them - and not give a crap about where they were made. 
http://www.flightclubny.com/p.php?c=vans&i=401908" rel="nofollow - http://www.flightclubny.com/p.php?c=vans&i=401908


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 9:28pm
Hmmm. I dunno bout that. Agree that it is harder to find summer footwear that aligns with the "shoes that look better with age" philosophy......

.....but the trail mocs or boat shoes in CXL should age pretty darn similar to CXL boots. A company like Rancourt has different lasts, so you can mitigate the blob with a narrower last. And stink of death is at least partially curtailed with cedar shoe trees. Soles are meant to be replaced.


Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 11 May 2013 at 9:53am
any idea where I can pick up a pair of low pf flyers bob cousy in color natural or navy? preferably from online shop in europe


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 11 May 2013 at 11:42am
I don't know if there is an EU contingent of Zappos.com -- but if so it's the way to go for just about all shoe purchases that can't be made at a Brick and Mortar.


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 4:29pm
No question, just dropping this here for Mr Randal to see:

http://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/collections/garden/products/japanese-hand-forged-garden-clippers" rel="nofollow - http://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/collections/garden/products/japanese-hand-forged-garden-clippers



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I make things out of http://www.hollowsleather.com" rel="nofollow - leather .


Posted By: dkatz
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 5:00pm
^ yeesh. inspired by medieval torture?


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 5:04pm

A thing of beauty!
 I think my Felcos might give me less blisters, but maybe blisters aren't so bad...


Posted By: attackwithstones
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 7:52pm
Hollows, that website is so awesome! Thanks for mentioning it to Randal!

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Sell me your Mister Freedom stuff. :)


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 8:18pm
Yeah that's one of my favorite non-clothing shops.  Also  http://www.oldfaithfulshop.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.oldfaithfulshop.com/  might be of interest if you liked Kaufmann.

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I make things out of http://www.hollowsleather.com" rel="nofollow - leather .



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