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Drinking or trolling....not sure.

Definitely not trolling. I have a 60/ 40 mountain parka that I use for hiking and outdoor stuff. But it's noisy and that Ventile stuff looks a lot more interesting/ practical.
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Just yanking your chain.
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Definitely not trolling.

So I guess its drinking?

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So I guess its drinking?

 

More like San Francisco, probably.

 

 

I, for one, enjoy these latest episodes in the DW saga.

 

See a sociocultural analysis in my forthcoming book,

 

From Fixed-Gear Bikes and Flat Whites to Jazz LPs and Birdwatching: The Pursuit of Authenticity and how the Hipster and the Yupster Converge at the Mediocre Center

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Definitely not trolling. I have a 60/ 40 mountain parka that I use for hiking and outdoor stuff. But it's noisy and that Ventile stuff looks a lot more interesting/ practical.

I swore by 60/40 fabrics until I went X country skiing at Yosemite where
the temperature was around 32F ( zero C) and wet snow was coming
down. The parka soaked through and I froze when the temperature dropped
later in the day. It made me a convert to Goretex ( or Goretex clones).
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There's a bunch of MTM places for Ventile, like Hilltrek.  Prices are pretty good.  But I'd go w/ Luxire, who would really let you customize all details.  I have a ventile overcoat made by them and an m65 on the way.

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It was a pleasure to meet, once again, Kirk Miller of Miller's Oath at The Proper Kit trunk show a week ago. I meet Kirk and his brother when they set up Barker Black in NOLITA 10 years or so ago. Some of you may remember that the two of them were one of the favorite early subjects around NYC for the Sarorialist. Both brothers have great personal style.

I've never had an opportunity to try on any of Miller's Oath before. I was very impressed by the details, styling and fabrics. The RTW fit is a bit too slim for me so I ordered a MTM corduroy trouser, cornflower blue, single rear pocket, side tabs, button fly. Kirk adjusted the cut to give a bit more room in the seat and thigh. If I was trim like Kirk I'd be all over their RTW.

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Just finished this. AMETORA by David Marx. Great read on Japans post war fascination with US Ivy Style and how and why things evolved to include preppy and denim/workwear. Excellent background on the evolution of style and quality manufacturing as well as the importance of magazines in promoting certain looks and styles to each generation. Styleforum even gets mentioned in the last chapter or two.

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SInce I mix jeans with tailored jackets, I get asked by a lot of guys, "what jeans should I buy?"


Big, wide leg workwear cuts never look right to my eye to mix with more classic menswear. I keep those for sneakers, t shirts and workshirts. . I think a neat fitting but not skinny fit is best for the mix of tailored and denim. Most guys who wear jeans with jackets look and feel best wearing a jean with a little room in the thigh but a somewhat tapered cuff.

In the past I have recommended Levis LVC 1947 or the 1962 ZXX (sanforized with a zipper) but have been frustrated by inconsistent fit and production issues. So many of the best quality Japanese and American makers use the full leg workwear style or, the other extreme, skinny.

I'm glad to say that I came across a pair of jeans that seem ideal for my menswear needs. They are the relatively new Strider model made by Rogue Territory in LA of 14oz Japanese denim woven from hemp and cotton. These are sanforized so no guessing on shirking. They have a classic higher rise, room in the thigh and a nice tapered cuff. I picked them up a Standard & Strange in Oakland. I'll post some fit pics once I break them in a bit and give them a soak.
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I like the RgT 'Stanton' cut myself - Strider has a bit too much rise for me, but I do share your love for RgT
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I think a bit higher rise is a better look when mixed with tailored jackets. But, I also have a long torso.
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I really don't like the tailored jacket with jeans look. But I would be interested to see what you come up with with those new Rogue jeans.
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Please give our charity auctions a look and subscribe to the thread.  Might be something you like AND you will donate much needed monies to the Ronald McDonald House:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/512486/styleforum-gives-2015-our-annual-holiday-charity-auctions-for-the-ronald-mcdonald-house/150_50#post_8214538

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I have a pair of the Rogue Territory SK denim which I really like. I've been considering a pair of the Striders lately so I'll be looking forward to your Strider pics Gus.
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