Standard & Strange - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by StrangeJeremy, May 13, 2014.

  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    love all those boots. The 1st two are probably too similar color wise to some pairs already in my collection...but hot damn on those Van Cleef! Those will be tough to pass on
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those natural boots should take on a beautiful patina over time. I haven't seen anything quite like it. Way to go!
     


  3. StrangeJeremy

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    The Van Cleef are pretty spectacular - I have way too many boots, and I'm considering adding a pair for myself.
     


  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Neil is currently hard at work seeing in what manifestation a pair of Van Cleefs will work out for me. And if he's not working on that right now, some one tell him to get back on it... ;)

    Really he's been super helpful and responsive to my questions.

    On another topic: Old Blue Denim

    So these are unsanforized (pretty much un-everything as I read it). For a 35ish measured waist and a tendency to wash things, at least eventually, sizing to a 36 seems to make sense.

    They look great!
     
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  5. StrangeJeremy

    StrangeJeremy Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    The Oldblue Co - I think you are correct in that you want the 36, not the 34. We have yet to wash and shrink a pair to figure out what they do, but based on our experience with other heavyweights in loomstate, you could go true-to-size, and never wash OR go bigger, and shrink'em up, and both paths will lead to denim nirvana.
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    In for the OldBlues. Didn't think I'd go with 19oz denim and unsure if the wisdom of doing so when the weather should be getting warmer, but I'll figure that out as I go.
     


  7. StrangeJeremy

    StrangeJeremy Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Ooe Yofukuten is the most special brand in our shop, some of you have seen their jeans on us, or are participating in the denim contest we just facilitated with them.

    Ryo and Hiro Ooe, husband and wife, make garments in the Japanese countryside using a collection of rare vintage sewing machines. Ryo is the patternmaker and cutter, Hiro does the sewing. Their dedication, focus and level of detail is superlative. The waistband label sums up the soul of what they do: "We wish to express our gratitude to all people involved in this work."

    The production is very limited by nature, and they have developed an international cult following over the years. When you hold a pair of Ooe Yofukuten jeans, it may take a moment to notice the subtle details.

    These jeans are subtle themselves, as close to as an elevated classic as we've ever held. They are all about the details, not the detailing. The fabric is just like a pair of vintage Levi’s, the needlework is flawless, and the buttonholes absolute perfection - each a mark of the craft of Ryo and Hiro.

    We're very proud to have worked with them for our very first collaboration jean. This is an important milestone in the history of our shop, and we hope it is the first of many to come.

    For our OA02-510 jean, we started with their classic 02 fit, which is very similar to a 1960's 501 with a medium rise and a slim tapered leg.

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    We made some small tweaks to make them our idea of a perfect jean. We lined the back pockets to prevent wallet blow-out. The chainstitch on the hem is our signature orange. The hip pockets are two inches longer to accommodate our bigger telephones. Our paper collaboration patch is printed with our slogan "Own fewer, better things".



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    The pocket bag stamps are inspired by Japanese pilgrimage stamps, a tradition dating back over 1200 years that continues today. Sacred temples and shrines each have a unique seal, and visitors receive a stamp of the seal, which is collected in a special booklet called a go-shuin-chou. The stamps are proof of the visit, a physical mark representing the experience.

The collaboration jeans are a stamp booklet themselves, receiving a stamp from each group involved in the jeans' journey, from Japan to California, and on to each wearer of the jeans.


    Ryo and Hiro Ooe designed a seal representing their family's history in the region of Ichinomiya.They use a wood block hand carved by Ryo Ooe to stamp the seal on the right pocket bag.


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    We designed a stamp representing the history of streetcar transit in the Temescal district of Oakland, and co-owner Jeremy Smith of Standard hand-stamped the left pocket bag.


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    We invite you to stamp the jeans, to leave your mark on them, to represent your participation in their journey.
    This time around, we had Ryo and Hiro give the jeans a rinse before shipping them to take any surprises out of buying a pair of unsanforized jeans. 



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    Here’s Neil’s sample pair after 2 months of hard wear:


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We're offering complimentary chainstitch hemming for our first collaboration. E-mail us with your desired inseam length after ordering. The chainstitch hem may delay shipping by up to 3 days. Unfortunately we cannot accept returns on jeans after they have been hemmed.

    • 13.5oz unsanforized denim exclusive to Ooe Yofukuten
    • One-wash
    • Hidden rivets on the back pockets
    • 100% cotton thread
    • Custom paper label for S&S
    • Extra-deep pocket bags
    • Lined back pockets
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I picked up a pair of these beauties. The denim and subtle details are well thought out and perfectly sewn. I think I finally found a jean with all of the classic vintage features from the 60's with a trim tapered fit and with a longer inseam. Yippie!

    Picks of Jeremy Smith stamping my pockets with the S&S artwork.

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  9. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Beautiful indeed. @GusW I see your pair has a 35W. How did you size?

    Cut sounds really good on these.

    And against those beauties, I have my hands on the beast in a pair of those 19oz OldBlues. Arrived today. Started out a little large in the waist, so I've already given them a soak (I'm a devil may care kind of denim guy...) and will try them on and post a photo once they've dried. Really nice stuff at first glance.

    Edit: I also love the paper patch on those Ooes. My collector's bent says I need jeans with a paper patch.
     
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  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A couple of months ago they had a prototype pair in size 34 that had one wash that was a bit tight so going to a 35W was an easy conclusion.

    It is also cool because, back in the day, I would get Levis in a 35 x 38 501XX STF. Even the guys that work at Levis (and LVC) today wish they could still get unsanforized 35W's and 38L's.
     


  11. StrangeJeremy

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    Based on looking at worn-in examples for the Ooe OA02 fit across a couple sizes, and from putting a lot of folks into them in the last 2 days:

    1) Size up 1 from your usual denim size
    2) Final size post-stretch after wearing will be tag size - the 34's are 17" laid flat, the 36's are 18" laid flat.
    3) If you want an anti-fit, size up 2 from usual denim size
     


  12. scottcw

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    Damn, I'm a 36 and 38 is not available. On the bright side, saved $355!
     


  13. gte872h

    gte872h Senior member

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    Hey Jeremy, Any plans on carrying the 7.5" cut from Oldblue?
     


  14. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Got the Oldblues on:

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    And I'm feeling conflicted about wanting to buy a pair of jeans with "Own Fewer Better Things" printed on them when I just bought a pair of jeans...

    Perhaps someone will clear out my size before I resolve my issues on the topic.
     


  15. scottcw

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    Just wanted to confirm, if I am a 36 in Tellason, I'd want a 38 in Ooe collab?
     


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