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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Picked up another new label...

Nice.  Thrift or discount store?


Either way, looks like a spring fit

post #97682 of 110179
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post

I need some advice: I found a seller on ebay that had 2 binobo sweaters of the same brand and size, but in different colors. I placed an offer on one of the sweaters, with "I want both of the sweaters shipped for $X" in the terms field. The seller accepted. I messaged the seller to ensure that he understood the terms and didn't just accept the bid assuming it was the one piece. He responded indicating that he didn't know what I was talking about.

I decided to be nice and give him the out of cancelling my bid if he didn't want to do the deal, but he is not responding to any of my messages and won't cancel the request. I now have an unpaid case open against me. Do I pay, then do an "item not received" when he does not send both sweaters? I don't want to be an ass, but he won't respond or cancel the bid.

Wrong thread - Ask in ebay tips and tricks to get a better response, BUT so you dont run into this in the future, message the seller before hand and ask to avoid problems.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

And I never brag about H&M, but this is just too awesome to pass up. Pristine. Tagged 38, and one of you small guys def wants to own this. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
photo IMG_2682_zpsf2429e85.jpg

Bummer too big :drool:

post #97683 of 110179
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Nice.  Thrift or discount store?


Either way, looks like a spring fit

Thrift.
post #97684 of 110179
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Is that a baby monitor in the background.

Anyways, great fit.

Yup. Born in April (but v early).

Thanks!
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To the folks PMing about the Church's, I'll be taking pics soon!
post #97686 of 110179
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Yup. Born in April (but v early).

Thanks!

Very nice. My daughter is almost two, and we still use one.  I know that shape all too well...

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post
 

 

I wouldn't say they're exactly trying to be deceptive. Raw can be sanforized and unsanforized like Chet said. It's still raw. I still don't know how I feel about Tellason though. I liked the one pair I had before I sold them, but I'm not sure if they're $200+ jeans. Josh Gustin (of Gustin) assured me they use the same sewing factory as Tellason in SF and use many of the same exact denims and sell practically the exact same jeans for $100+ less. I've read elsewhere that the Cone denim that Tellason uses is exclusive to them, but I doubt that it's $100+ more. 

 

Edit: To add to the deceptive thing, it's Cone Mills in North Carolina who is sanforizing the denim and not Tellason. So it's completely fair to say that Tellason uses no water in the process of making their jeans. 

 

I completely forgot to respond to this post earlier, perhaps for the best, as a response from my phone would have been jumbled at best...

 

I didn't realize that raw denim could have been wet-processed before dyeing. I always assumed that it meant that the denim had never been wet-processed. Lesson learned I suppose! I guess I wasted my time soaking the Tellasons. I'm not sure how I feel about this... I'd been hoping that I could stretch out the jeans just a bit. I suppose I still can, it's just going to take some wearings!

 

In theory, I like Gustin's business model more than Tellasons. I love the fact that they are both made in San Francisco. For me, this is about buying a product that was made locally... Where I find myself at odds with Gustin is the whole idea of crowdsourcing their production runs. On the surface, there's nothing wrong with this approach, but if I need a pair of jeans tomorrow (I don't know when this would be an issue, just making a point), I'm sure as hell not going to wait until some time in April for Gustin's next run... I'm going to run into my nearest Tellason (or maybe Roy Denim, which is also local and which I just learned about today!) dealer and try stuff on. Yeah, it's a bit of an instant gratification thing, but there's something to be said for supporting a brick and mortar retail shop too! I also feel that Gustin has this whole schtick about not believing in their product enough to commit to a full production run.

 

I'm working on a blog entry about regionalism in men's fashion, especially as it pertains to denim and "classic workwear", but for now, you're going to have to let it suffice for me to say that I support any company that sources materials locally and makes stuff HERE, wherever HERE happens to be. I first started down this track when I came across a pair of Raleigh Denim jeans a few short weeks ago and began to research them. This is leading me down a rabbit hole I never knew existed...

post #97689 of 110179
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post
 

First thrift store in a few weeks. Only spent ten minutes, but came out with three belts for three bucks. (DanM, Valley in Fairfield.) 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

For my denim bros. Pic of the combs on my Maison Kituné raws after 2 months. Thrifted by silverwarebandit.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

In a few months, you gonna have some sweet honey combs!

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

I'm soaking raw denim for the first time ever... I sure hope this works out!

 

It should do fine! Welcome to the crazy world of raw denim!

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

Deetz? Pics?  :hide:

 

Bro, that is my line!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post
 

 

Your Tellasons or something else? If it's your Tellasons they're sanforized and don't need to be soaked. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Should I trust your word or Tellason's?

http://www.tellason.com/our_story

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Sanforization is a wet process. They specifically state that their denim is raw and not wet processed. Soaking is a given, it would seem.


Well, you guys are all right...Denim heads usually don't soak their jean for the very first time until around the 6 months point. But that's not to say you can't soak/wash your jeans before then. I'd say, if your jeans get dirty or smelly, wash it! Even with raw sanforized denim, they will still shrink just a bit after a soak/wash. I would get them down to your true size and contour to your body by soaking/washing them. I've just soaked my Gustin Super Slubs for the very first time 2 weeks ago and I think they did shrunk a bit especially the inseam shrunk a bit.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Mind blowing stop this evening...

L-R: Tori Richard, Adriano Goldschmied, Gilded Age (cherry popped!)



L-R: Barbour Durham Stowaway jacket, 2X Mountain Hardwear Windstopper vests

That Gilded Age is sick! I would totes jump on if I weren't saving up for our trip coming up in 1.5 weeks...OMG!!!

 

That's pretty sick but I think the style is a bit dated for my current taste...But that's a sick coat!

post #97690 of 110179
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post
 

 

I wouldn't say they're exactly trying to be deceptive. Raw can be sanforized and unsanforized like Chet said. It's still raw. I still don't know how I feel about Tellason though. I liked the one pair I had before I sold them, but I'm not sure if they're $200+ jeans. Josh Gustin (of Gustin) assured me they use the same sewing factory as Tellason in SF and use many of the same exact denims and sell practically the exact same jeans for $100+ less. I've read elsewhere that the Cone denim that Tellason uses is exclusive to them, but I doubt that it's $100+ more. 

 

Edit: To add to the deceptive thing, it's Cone Mills in North Carolina who is sanforizing the denim and not Tellason. So it's completely fair to say that Tellason uses no water in the process of making their jeans. 

+ 100!

 

I've been saying this for months, now, yet people still claim Gustin denim is lower tier while Tellason and RRL are considered mid tier...Uhhh, ok...All three makes are made in the same factory, Skyblue Sewing, with the same workers, using very similar denim, and use the same damn machines!!! Tell me, why Gustin is still considered to be low tier while Tellason and RRL are mid tier? Is it the lower price point? If so, I guess they are lower tier priced...But the quality you get from Gustin is on par with those aforementioned makes.

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Picked up another theory piece today, seems like it doesn't get as much attention than I thought. Anyone else have similar experience?


No aftermarket luv

I don't hear much in theory anymore
Nice stuff though
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Wow that's a sweet overcoat.  Also, my observation is that smaller sized overcoats seem pretty rare uncommon compared to the larger sizes.

 

Good fit pic too, your PS is legit.  You guys who post good fits - seems like it's always the PS that brings the notches.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

And I never brag about H&M, but this is just too awesome to pass up. Pristine. Tagged 38, and one of you small guys def wants to own this.
photo IMG_2682_zpsf2429e85.jpg

 
post #97693 of 110179
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

^yes

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post

Real!

Thanks for the help!
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