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Yes, I'm pretty sure I was first taught by a Florsheim salesman in the 80s that GYW was the best method of attaching a shoe to a sole because it could be resoled many times, allowing the shoe, if cared for, to last for decades.You qualified this later and I congratulate you for that.But I just want to make clear that DW's position has always been, as LA Guy suggested, that all other things being equal, HW makes a shoe superior to a GY shoe. And, as I've pointed before,...
So far just cotton twill. But they're making up some wool flannel that I've already washed a couple times. It was old fabric from the tailor's daughter that had some fading from sun and/or dust. I washed it once in cold and once in hot. It shrank a bit and became a lot like felt. Turned out great. So I thought it'd make a great deconstructed jacket that would wear like a sweater on planes, etc. Not sure if I'll wash it afterwards. Probably not because they're...
I think the tailors have it easier here because of the general consensus on the tailoring equivalents of gemming and rubber soles, ie fusing and polyester. Ftr, I have owned and enjoyed gemmed shoes, rubber soles, polyester clothing, and fused suits. I also enjoy and benefit from DW's, Nick's, Justin's, LA Guy's, and other's posts.
Sounds good. It's already a SF standard to justify a few GY shoes over several glued ones.Let's say we also bring into the discussion the environmental costs to our high quantity, low quality habits of consumption. If only we had a climatologist to weigh in on this...I would like a pair of old school (like 1920's old) sneakers with handwelting.
Would the economy grind to a halt? If people bought fewer things but better things for the same total dollar amount, we'd have more high-skilled, high-paying jobs, hopefully with greater satisfaction. Quality over quantity. The economy would look more like Germany's, which wouldn't be all bad.And it would be great if technology would lead the way in this. I mean, if all those techies in my town and the several south of us could be convinced to spend money on handwelted...
I don't know about those particular pants, but I've washed lots of things that say "dry clean only." You could try dry cleaning them, but there's a good chance the fade will remain in that spot. At that point you could try to wash them to try to make the fade uniformly. Tchoy is right that if you do wash them, use cold water and hang dry. Either way, if the irregular fading remains you could try redying them or using a dye remover to turn them a natural color. ...
Sounds good. I guess I'd say they make gear for enjoying the outdoors. I've read a few articles and part of his book, and I remember that they've turned down quite a few ways to make money that they thought weren't socially or environmentally responsible. They definitely are different from you or the Glasers. Other than scale, use of technology, and something else that I'm forgetting... I think they're very similar though. And I'd prefer to have more businesses like...
I'd go ahead and wash them and hope they fade throughout. Linen looks good faded and worn.
Glaser Designs has repeatedly been approached by very well-known and well-regarded retailers. The retailers are told that if they are to carry Glaser's bags, they'd have to sell them for the same price Glaser sells them. They could not mark them up. The Glasers and DW share much in common. I think they're both world-renowned--probably not by many, but they're might be happy to be known by those who know them.You have much more experience at this than I do, but I'm not...
^For the next one, I'd probably ask to have everything lowered a bit, maybe an inch. The sleeves could be raised a quarter inch. I'd probably ask for wider lapels too. But that's largely personal taste. If the pants are on correctly, then they're the only thing that really needs fixing imo. I can't quite tell where the buttonholes are on these pics, since they're so dark.
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