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post #31 of 45
Hmm, the vest I saw was definitely made of 100% virgin wool. It was scratchy as hell.

Are any of those sweaters still available?
post #32 of 45
Hrm. If it was wool, then it wasn't the piece I was pointing to. Virgin wool vest, with big chunky knits? It might be the cowichans, or it could be the one knitted with something similar to shoelace? I vaguely remember those. The labels in there were a PITA to print. Don't know if either sweater's still available in the wild.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by Kane
Yeah, I think there were vests made as well. The novelty about them is that they're made out of fleece fabric cut up, turned into knitting-compatible shapes, and hand-knit Cowichan-style.

The sweater looks awesome in that picture. And welcome to the forum, Kane.

Everyone note the jeans. I'm pretty sure they're 5EP, I can see a little chunk of the rivet and it looks to be no-scratch.

Very cool look overall. If I didn't have chest hair and a massive scar on my chest, maybe I'd rock a look like that.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
The sweater looks awesome in that picture. And welcome to the forum, Kane.

Everyone note the jeans. I'm pretty sure they're 5EP, I can see a little chunk of the rivet and it looks to be no-scratch.

Very cool look overall. If I didn't have chest hair and a massive scar on my chest, maybe I'd rock a look like that.

Those are in fact 5EP jeans, if you can read the small print.
post #35 of 45
Has anyone ever seen the Spruce black french terry zip-up hoodie? Is that the one with the white zipper, or does it have a regular metal zipper?
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by jiomitori
Has anyone ever seen the Spruce black french terry zip-up hoodie? Is that the one with the white zipper, or does it have a regular metal zipper?

If I have the correct hoodie in mind, the terrycloth is on the fleece side, and the jersey side is just that. The zips are all white (AFAIK) but the actual teeth are silver colored.
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
If I have the correct hoodie in mind, the terrycloth is on the fleece side, and the jersey side is just that. The zips are all white (AFAIK) but the actual teeth are silver colored.
Wow, what great luck! If you get a chance, would you mind taking a photo and sending it to me? Also, when did you get this hoodie? PS. I appreciate all your helpful posts on this message board, LA Guy.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by jiomitori
Wow, what great luck! If you get a chance, would you mind taking a photo and sending it to me? Also, when did you get this hoodie?

PS. I appreciate all your helpful posts on this message board, LA Guy.

I don't actually own that particular hoodie (hey, I am on a buying moratorium and am poor), but Steven Alan has them last I checked. Also, there are good pictures on Rakuten Explorer, IIRC. The hoodie was new for S/S 2006.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I don't actually own that particular hoodie (hey, I am on a buying moratorium and am poor), but Steven Alan has them last I checked. Also, there are good pictures on Rakuten Explorer, IIRC. The hoodie was new for S/S 2006.

Hmm... I can't find it anywhere on Rakuten.

I remember reading on superfuture that you were going to replace the zipper on a the cast hoodie with a riri zipper. I was really curious about that process. First, how do you go about buying a riri zipper, and second, how do you swap one in for the other?
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by jiomitori
Hmm... I can't find it anywhere on Rakuten.

I remember reading on superfuture that you were going to replace the zipper on a the cast hoodie with a riri zipper. I was really curious about that process. First, how do you go about buying a riri zipper, and second, how do you swap one in for the other?

I ended up going with another heavy weight YKK zipper (it was the right color, (tarnished brass on black), and was easier to get. There are retailers on the Riri website, and the list is not comprehensive. You just need to phone around to fabric stores.

As for replacing a zipper, it's a pain, but the results are worth it. First, take a stitch ripper and take out the old zipper carefully. Then baste the new zipper into the cavity the old zipper was in, making sure that both sides are even (i.e., zip up the damn thing afterwards to make sure). Then, stitch the zipper in, making sure to reinforce the top and bottom.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I ended up going with another heavy weight YKK zipper (it was the right color, (tarnished brass on black), and was easier to get. There are retailers on the Riri website, and the list is not comprehensive. You just need to phone around to fabric stores.

As for replacing a zipper, it's a pain, but the results are worth it. First, take a stitch ripper and take out the old zipper carefully. Then baste the new zipper into the cavity the old zipper was in, making sure that both sides are even (i.e., zip up the damn thing afterwards to make sure). Then, stitch the zipper in, making sure to reinforce the top and bottom.

Wow, that sounds like a fun project. Or maybe I'll pay someone else to do it...

I'll call around to see if someone will send me a Riri zipper. Is it pronounced REE REE or RYE RYE or something else? I don't want to sound like a rube.
post #42 of 45
Or... if the only thing I don't like about the hoodie is the white taping on the zipper, is this something I can just dye another color? Does anyone know how I might go about that without tearing up the garment? It's a black hoodie, so I'm guessing the dye job doesn't have to be incredibly accurate. Maybe spray a little of that on?
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by jiomitori
Or... if the only thing I don't like about the hoodie is the white taping on the zipper, is this something I can just dye another color? Does anyone know how I might go about that without tearing up the garment? It's a black hoodie, so I'm guessing the dye job doesn't have to be incredibly accurate.



Maybe spray a little of that on?

Good luck dyeing the taping on a zipper - you'll need a special dye that works on polyester (most easily available dyes work well on cotton, and polyester not at all). Personally, I like the contrast on an otherwise very plain looking hoodie...
post #44 of 45
Haha, thanks. I tried to email Riri about this but the address on their website doesn't work. I'm going to try to get ahold of some polyester dye and give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes.
post #45 of 45
Just a note, polyester doesn't take to overdying well. Also, believe it or not, there are a whole bunch of different shades of black. For example, if you go over some things with a sharpie, you get blotches of purply blue or green.
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