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Belstaffuk at hotmail? Those are knockoffs and I'd be surprised if they bear any resemblance to the photos. You'd be better off looking for old stock, when I checked a few months ago some motorcycle dealers have smaller sizes in at the old prices.
Quote: Originally Posted by robbie LVC has stopped using cone mills, now that white oak has ceased operations correct? Unless they stopped using them in the last 6 days, incorrect. The looms were rolling as I was there; saw some lovely broken twill selvage they're producing, too. They have closed down the dyeing operation there, just before Christmas with the loss of 150 jobs but seemed confident there were still many outlets for its premium...
Quote: Originally Posted by ringring Legler in Italy has gone. Closed well over a year ago. I think a lot of the know-how was bought up by LGM, the Moroccan denim mill - who make splendid rope dyed denim. Ah, althought I'm sorry to hear it, that makes sense - I was told a couple of weeks ago that the new washed models use Cone, too. And here it is, on the loom... Edit: current LVC Europe line has most washed jeans made in Turkey with the...
WHy not experiment? As ringring says, it will give you an appreciation for the work of denim laundries like Bart Sights and Martelli. Most commercial laundries have inflatable templates to position the whiskers, but you can do this yourself by simply wearing them, squatting etc, and you have the luxury of time. I would suggest you use stones or a brush, or several different ones, rather than sandpaper, and don't spend too long on any particular area, keep moving...
There's no intrinsic superiority offered by selvage - it's just a signifier that by itself doesn't mean anything. A bit like the grille on a Rolls Royce, which doesn't mean a lot if you see it on a GM. AS for Gap, they've been producing selvage denim for nearly 20 years, way longer than many of the marques touted here. H&M, by the way, do some fantastic cheap selvage; I just picked up a pair of kids jeans, organic, selvage denim with a souvenir bag... for £15. Yes, $21...
The rigid model only. Washed LVC denim comes from Italy, most likely Legler.
Quote: Originally Posted by ken Having only had experience w/Barbour, what's the reason for the higher Belstaff price tag? Barbour stuff seems constructed w/pretty damn high standards. It's hard to think that something could be more bullet-proof than those are. Unfortunately, Belstaff is being remarketed as a 'fashion' label, after it was bought by an Italian company around four years ago. Although there's still a Union Jack on their jackets,...
Fab post, I can empathise with this having rewaxed a Belstaff many years ago and making a hell of a mess. When you redo, it might be worth using real Turpentine rather than a substitute, it's far better for odors and is, I believe, a good deal less irritating to your lungs and skin.
According to Cinch, their specialist store in London, they're unacnnily close; the mass-market version has a slightly lower rise.
Quote: Originally Posted by why Never thought I'd say this, but... wer2kop DOn't know where you are... but they do crop up in the Liberty's sale. I remember jonesing for these when they first reissued them - they're beautifully done. By the time I got to the sale last year they were out of my size, sob.
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