- May 23, 2011
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Really don’t think that cowboy boots are that hard to wear.
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IIRC there is more than one factory in Japan making loopwheeled stuff. Loopwheeler has their own factory, there's the Kanekichi factory that many repro brands contract with, and The Flat Head has a few of their own in-house factories as well.Thx for the sweatshirt recs, guys. Yeah, re: loopwheeling it seems there are only two factories still in operation? One is Merz in Germany and the other is Loopwheeler in Japan. This is from 2015, wonder if still accurate: https://www.acontinuouslean.com/2015/01/19/rarest-sweatshirts-world/
Thx for the sweatshirt recs, guys. Yeah, re: loopwheeling it seems there are only two factories still in operation? One is Merz in Germany and the other is Loopwheeler in Japan. This is from 2015, wonder if still accurate: https://www.acontinuouslean.com/2015/01/19/rarest-sweatshirts-world/
Interestingly, in the comments section of that Continuous Lean article, Kiya says there are/were six factories in Japan making loop wheel garments. Also, that article and Merz say loopwheel machines were used in the US till the 60s, but I have t-shirts from the 80s that are loopwheel, or sure seem like it.
Dude, if you were a real punk, you'd chop your toes off.I have to bitch about Doc Martens Made in England boots for having one of the stupidest design quirks I've experienced in footwear.
The toecap is reinforced by a piece of cloth or something like that. And it ends right at the base of the laces. They failed to snip the loose edge of the reinforcement closely enough, so when you're putting your foot into the boot it rolls over this loose edge and creates a single line of contact right at the flex point of the boot. I end up with red marks right across the top of my foot every time I wear em. I've had 3 pairs of MIE docs and it's been the case in all three. They're otherwise great boots for the price, but this one error makes them uncomfortable enough to wear that I can't justify keeping them.
Dafuq. The API should go through shopstyle, but take you directly to Barney's. @admin - we need to look at this.Nice coat! I noticed two things on the Lanvin coat I posted. It costs $2145 and the care instructions say "machine wash" which seems like a red flag to me. I don't think I could spend that much on something and then chuck it into the washer, synthetic or not!
Also, when I clicked on the Barneys link in my original post and in your quote it got hijacked by Shopstyle.com. Never noticed that before here on SF.