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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior member

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    + 1 .., the final product is impressive
     
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  2. canstyleace

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  3. Panzer

    Panzer Active Member

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    Nice work! Where did you buy the jacket?
     
  4. Lorcan7

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    Thanks! Got it on Ebay. There are loads of them on there, just search like "vietnam jungle jacket" or something. I sized down one as they fit big like a lot of old military stuff.
     
  5. colabear

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    Mix shirt (micro-check & red chambray)
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    70s "everything but the kitchen sink" shirt
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    a little 70s Cheap Trick musical inspiration :slayer:
     
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  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    y'know, I don't hate them... huh, not bad really!
     
  7. fireflygrave

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    I've got a question for anybody who's handy with a sewing machine: what is this stitch that is going around the thumbhole of these gloves to reinforce it, and how do you do it?

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    Many thanks :D

    edit: Another question. I need a cheap weekender in a neutral color and this one from everlane looks good to me. However I want dye the brown leather handles and zipper details black. Would just stripping the color and rubbing black dye on work?

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  8. Moonchild

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    I've had this camel/beige jacket from ZARA for some years as my 'beater' jacket...
    I was looking for something on a shelf in my bedroom when l accidently dropped my GF nail polished on the floor, and it splattered on a few things around, including that jacket...
    l decided to give it a new life by masking the polish splatters with some acrylic paint.
    the colours and patterns look randomly applied but l put them mostly on the polish stains...
    The result is a little WTFish (and somewhat clownish), but l personnally love it l've enjoyed this jacket ever since, it's been my favourite summer jacket and good conversation starter, some compliments and weird looks too..
    Now back to the WAYWT for an outfit with my "paintball jacket" as call it lol

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  9. colabear

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    great job :slayer: Now you can sell this for $28K http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/217739
     
  10. Moonchild

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    Whaaat? What justifies that price? Lol fashion, fashion...
     
  11. el Bert

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    Sterling Ruby justifies that price but honestly I couldn't really imagine an art collector buying that.
     
  12. a tailor

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    hi Firefly

    That stitch is done by a sewing machine called a serger. Its not a reinforcing stitch.
    Its purpose is to keep the cut edges of cloth from fraying.
     
  13. thatoneguy

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    I ran out of room so I made a rack out of pipes, just got the idea from googling diy clothing rack. Worked pretty well!

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  14. Kwaker

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    Looks cool ... what was the cost of materials?
     
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    Thanks, it was about $70 all up. I think you could find cheaper steel, the only kind they had at the store I went to was galvanized steel
     
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    I think, using those valves on the ends is a cool idea.
     
  17. canstyleace

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    thanks for sharing that tog, you've inspired me to build one for myself now

    how long would you judge one could go on a single stretch
     
  18. thatoneguy

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    Are you saying how long could you go without it bending? I could have gone probably double the length, these galvanized pipes are incredibly strong. Although I would have needed to make a wider base for that, but ya there's no way these pipes are being stressed
     
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  19. Bryer Leather

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    Feel free to take a look at this, it is my "behind the seams' post and details how I stitch, cut, and create genuine horween leather wallets. Any and all criticism is welcome, I hope you enjoy!

    I am working on another DIY spread of images, where I detail how I bring a duffle bag to life. I hope you enjoy!
     
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  20. blue collar

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    Nice work.

    I built my leather working bench this way. Nice and cheap but solid.
     

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