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As an experiment, I found a BNWT pair of Hecho en Mexico selvedge STF 501s at a fund-raiser sale for $20. I'm going TTS at 32-34, (normally I like a 33 inseam) so I plan on wearing a little bit then cold-soaking with a stick in the waistband. Basically just trying to find a pair of beater jeans. They do have a leather patch and seem to be identical to the MiUSA $178 501 Selvedge they're now selling. I think the Mexico ones sold for $98 a couple of years ago. As others...
Living through NYC winters (except this one!) I've come to prefer heavier denim (currently wearing 16 oz BiG N-02's). But we will be moving to France in a few months and I would like something a bit lighter -- 12-13 oz -- as a second pair that I can wear in warmer weather. APC would be the obvious choice, but that seems a little TOO obvious in France. Looking for a slim straight or slight taper, medium rise, at a relatively low price point (150-225ish), with no or minimal...
+1 -- and, I'll add, now that LLB has free shipping (again!) I took another spin through their catalog and bought a few things. That, combined with their return policy, goes a long way to overcoming my distaste at what kind of company they've become.I'll add Brooks Brothers to retailers with great return policies. Once you get in their system they'll take anything back, any time, and are super-quick to fulfill substitutions on open orders, even on "final sale" items. Plus...
I can recommend the popovers very highly. I may pick up another this year -- the gray polka dot looks like a winner.
These are absolutely perfect -- exactly what I'm looking for. We're moving to Paris in a few months and I was just thinking that I'll need a raincoat suitable for business wear. Let's see what my tax refund will be this year...
This may be heresy...but...I've been wearing rivet chinos to work a lot (2x a week)...and I'm actually less in love with the taped outseam than I was a couple of years ago. (I cuff about 1.5 inches) I think it may not be the tape as much as the stitching. But the fit is absolutely perfect. Mike, would you even consider replacing the tape with a felled seam? (believe the term is either flat-felled or double-felled?) The cost might be the same, i.e. replacing the tape with...
I can't comment on the Rossi,s but I have a pair of Blundstone 500s made in Australia, a decade old, and I've resoled them once. THe leather is still pretty much good as new - really thick; the gore is a little stretched out but serviceable.But newer Blundstones are made in Indonesia, I think, and maybe the quality is down a little. I've handled some new ones in stores and can't really tell the difference. Perhaps the leather, gore or stitching is a little less...
Some eye candy on the Nepenthes site. The Post O'alls x EG chore coat is insane and I'm afraid to go over there and even look at it.. The sunforger fabric really mellows as it ages.
Usually warmer, for example 12 oz vs 17oz. BUT it does depend in part on the weave, of course. My wife has some really tightly woven Jean Shop Rockers that are 12 -13 oz that she swears are nearly totally windproof.It's also a more rugged look, IMO. I just got some BiG-002s that are 16-17 oz, super slubby and definitely not a "refined" look.Durability -- again, on the face of it, yes, 21 oz IH are going to last longer than 12 oz APC's. But alot depends on stitching and how...
No, it's cool. SF usually goes out of its way to disclose conflicts/promotions/quid pro quos -- as it should be. That's why I found the omission here a little odd. At any rate, I think many -- if not most -- SF members have keen bullschnitz detectors and know when someone's shilling.
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