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The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread

bicycleradical

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I just got a pair of the Birdwell board shorts and they're great! No mesh liner, $80. The 33's measure 34.5 in the waist - there's no stretch in the fabric. Have been looking for something like this for ages - love them!

I believe they're a DWW approved brand :)

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Based on the above post and subsequent discussion, I have bought myself a pair of Birdwell board shorts. Thanks, everyone.
 

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I think they're still made in Southern California.

I was out with someone the other day and they were wearing a cool Birdwell face mask. We ended up getting into a convo about Birdwell and my friend said that he bumped into the company owner many years ago. The guy said he had just bought the company and was looking to produce everything in Santa Ana.

Agree they make cool swim shorts.
I'm more into Katin, which is still owned by the former seamstress that worked for the deceased founders.
Fantastic, dumpy old store in Sunset Beach.
 

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A guy in Manhattan Beach bought the company. It used to be run by the family that founded it - you could call them and the matriarch would answer the phone at the factory, and you could actually go the the headquarters and buy trunks, or get them made to order. I think they still have the same factory, and I think there's a store at the headquarters, as well as a store in Manhattan Beach (I bought some cord shorts at the Manhattan Beach store a few weeks ago.) They eliminated a lot of the oddball colors, many of which were my favorites (watermelon! coral! :inlove: ). And they changed the fit to vanity sizing, they used to be extremely TTS. The fly is now a button fly rather than velcro, which I thikn is a plus actually. They have a stretch fabric available too, as well as the original non stretch nylon.
They were bought by Matt Jacobson, Facebook employee number 19 or so. I'm not sure if he is retired fully from FB now but he basically surfs, sits on the board of Leica and buys watches, brands and buildings.
He owns one of my favorite buildings in the USA, The Doolittle House
 

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They were bought by Matt Jacobson, Facebook employee number 19 or so. I'm not sure if he is retired fully from FB now but he basically surfs, sits on the board of Leica and buys watches, brands and buildings.
He owns one of my favorite buildings in the USA, The Doolittle House
Geez. Haven’t felt this jealous in a while.
 

cyc wid it

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He's not retired and definitely has some cool watches :redface:
 

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He's not retired and definitely has some cool watches :redface:
Geez. Haven’t felt this jealous in a while.
Yea, I’ve met a few friends of his and they all say he is lovely. Nice to see those FB shares being spent on beautiful things, not sure Zuc has similar aesthetic values….

on the Doolittle house, I shot there once and it ranked with Utzons Sydney Opera house for me in terms of beauty. If you are everin Joshua Tree it’s an easy visit. You can’t enter the property but it’s very public and worth stopping to see the house and blow up doll in the police cruiser parked at the top of the driveway. It’s a decoy to keep architectural peeping toms out!
 

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I was looking at Birdwell and I think y’all just confirmed it, thanks for the suggestions everyone!


What's a baby diaper liner? Is it just your way to say you don't like swimwear mesh liners or is it something else?
I couldn’t think of any way to describe the shape of the normal mesh liner. I am not opposed to a liner, the mesh material just seems to give me a rash
 

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...one of my favorite buildings in the USA, The Doolittle House
I find this fascinating: the degree to which architectural preferences can vary.
If it's not too much trouble, I would really be interested in reading what aspects of this building you find so alluring.
 

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I'm more into Katin, which is still owned by the former seamstress that worked for the deceased founders.
Fantastic, dumpy old store in Sunset Beach.
I really like Katin. Their graphic t-shirts have become my main t-shirts. Super soft, but pretty sturdy and durable fabric. They also have a lot of really great designs. I like their cord shorts too.
 

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I find this fascinating: the degree to which architectural preferences can vary.
If it's not too much trouble, I would really be interested in reading what aspects of this building you find so alluring.
That is a great question.
there is a branch of American architecture that grew from students of Frank Lloyd Wright. It includes great architect architects like Schindler, Lautner and lesser known ones like Bangs Kellog above.
I love the optimism embodied in their work.
Specifically this house, I find It’s ambitious on a scale unlike any other residential building, except perhaps Lautners, in the US.
It’s structurally incredible, the engineering is at Gaudi levels of ingenuity, each petal for example is self supporting with thin infill glass panes.
It’s also wholistic, the structural system of petals informs details all the way down to the bathroom taps. You feel as if you are inside a whole object, not an assembly of parts.
it’s beautifully crafted. The door handles are cast bronze with inlays of precious stone. The furniture is incredibly beautiful, and reflects the face that it took 20 years to build.

even if you don’t love it aesthetically, I hope the points above cast it in a new light. Have a look at photos online, it’s an incredible building.
 

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I really like Katin. Their graphic t-shirts have become my main t-shirts. Super soft, but pretty sturdy and durable fabric. They also have a lot of really great designs. I like their cord shorts too.
Nice...
I just had a new pair of cord shorts delivered today.
 

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DWW any thoughts or comments on J Peterman?
I don't know, but this season is really appealing. I feel like I dismissed the brand forever. But then, this season, I started seriously looking at their catalog.

Right now, they have a British SBS Canoe smock for about $375

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A fishing jacket that reminds me of a cool piece from Naissance a few years ago (bummed I missed out on that piece). This is again $375, which is like the price of a sweater nowadays in fashion.

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Corduroy Western shirts in three colors for like $110

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Tons of basic and classic sweaters starting around $100
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Potentially too slim, but also potentially good topcoat for $450
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Anyway, could go on and on. I was going to write a post for PTO about it, but then it fell by the wayside. I used two of their jackets in a separate post about how to dress for the reopening. They have a 10% or 20% off coupon if you sign up for their newsletter. I think their offerings this season are interesting, but I've never bought anything from them.
 

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They were bought by Matt Jacobson, Facebook employee number 19 or so. I'm not sure if he is retired fully from FB now but he basically surfs, sits on the board of Leica and buys watches, brands and buildings.
He owns one of my favorite buildings in the USA, The Doolittle House
Well, fuck that guy. Jealous abounds!
 

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