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The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread

norMD

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Do you have a high heat tolerance?

Not going to lie, my ego was absolutely destroyed after that night. I would normally challenge anyone, but that night really killed me.

Another time, when I was an undergrad, I was invited to a grad student party. I wanted to go to grad school so badly at the time. I thought being an academic was the coolest thing. So I was obviously super, super psyched that these grad students thought I was cool enough to be invited to their party.

Anyway, the two guys I was friends with were of Polish and English descent. They invited me into the kitchen to have drinks, but they kept knocking back these shots. I wasn't going to let myself look dumb in front of all these cool people, so I tried to keep up with them. They kept knocking drinks back and back and back. I normally don't even knock drinks back, I sip gently and slowly like a polite little mouse. But I didn't want to let my hosts down.

I don't even remember what happened, to be honest. My only memory is waking up briefly and finding myself laying stomach down on the host's bed while puking into a bucket. One of the grad students was patting me on the back. The next day, like a schmuck, I went back to that house with a huge hangover and profusely apologized.
It is a though Job, but somebody has to be the most drunk at a party. If anything you make other people feel better as they atleast is not the drunken fool. I have had this Job my self a couple of times and I had some friends at University who took this task very seriously.
 

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What brand are the tees?
I did a fair amount of research on these and the two that fit me best were Flat Head’s Glory Park and Strike Gold (both purchased from Self Edge in Manhattan) and the off-white is not loop-wheeled but came from a brand that is available in only a few Asian markets (I think) called Glad Hand & Co. The two loopwheeled were about $100/each while the Glad Hand was about $60.
 

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Speaking of western shirts, I am surprised that I can't find a 1955 LVC sawtooth shirt in rigid. I went to Levi's in downtown SF and they didn't even have a LVC section let alone a shirt. I asked where the LVC was and they pointed to a small rack w/ a handful of tshirts. My search for a western shirt took me to a legit old western shop in Richmond, Ca. They had a gang of Wrangler shirts but the patterns were a bit too wild. Almost had them order me a Stetson Open Road, though. No idea how I'd wear it but it's a cool hat, none the less. I'll take a look at Taylor Stitch.
I think @dieworkwear mentioned it but you can get Wrangler western denim snap shirts for pretty cheap and they’re nice.
 

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I like the W. But I have some sentimentality towards Wrangler. They were my favorite jeans as a kid because they resisted wear in the knees better than any other pants. I haven't had a pair of their jeans for a long time, but I do have a denim shirt that I've had for about 20 yrs. The tails are long though. Iirc, that's so they stay tucked in even if you're riding a bucking bronco or bull.
 

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I like the Stevenson Overall western shirts. It's a classic menswear tale. Old American company relaunched by some Japanese dudes. Kiya from Self Edge seems to be a fan of the brand.

To be fair, I like them, in part, because they are cut short. They work untucked, but may be too short for some.
 
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I think you’d be hard pressed to find anything but a Wrangler shirt on a “real” cowboy these days. That’s about all the western wear stores used to carry, when they were still around at any rate.
 

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As a Texan I qualified to say you should't wear a brush popper if you ain't popping brush.
 

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Of course. Just as you shouldn't wear a bomber if you're not a bomber pilot, or a motorcycle jacket if you're don't ride motorcycles, or fatigues if you're not a veteran (or fatigued)...
If that dog won't hunt, it won't hunt. Stated differently, you can kill all the rattlesnakes in Abilene, but you ain't making sweet tea.
 

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I think you’d be hard pressed to find anything but a Wrangler shirt on a “real” cowboy these days. That’s about all the western wear stores used to carry, when they were still around at any rate.
I used to buy wrangler PBR jeans at Shepplers in Wichita in the late 90s and bring them back East with me. I remember being told that real cowboys wear baseball caps and t-shirts, Mexicans dress up like cowboys.
 

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I think I'm going to hold out for the LVC sawtooth when and if it comes back. Just got off the phone with the HQ store at Levi Plaza and they don't currently carry any LVC which to me is very surprising. I hope they haven't decided to stop the LVC line.
 

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