I actually just bought the stuff on amazon, around $35 total
Yost 13006-HD 6" Bar Clamp https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079H85767?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
FirstChoice Pant Stretcher - 30" to 59" -Heavy Duty - Instant and Long-Term Stretch - Free Prime Shipping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6GY9CO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
My friend/ex-coworker is currently in Japan making a documentary about the Japanese Repro scene. teaser picture
He's being so kind and texting me pictures of everywhere he's visiting, everyone he's meeting, all the denims......
I definitely regret not going. But I did give him $500+ to buy me shit while he's there, so that's cool
Shout out to /u/ajchen for featuring /u/jugglemank and I in this IG post!
r/rawdenim, we outchea!
Also, here are some recent photos I've taken.
Breakfast this past Saturday, chorizo & homemade tortillas. I had a ton of stuff that I was meaning to to this past weekend but ended up just not doing it and spent more time with the family.
Everyone else have a good weekend?
i made a hat!
and one of my favorite pattern designers featured a bag i made with her pattern on her instagram! exciting times
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Hey guys! For anyone interested in some photos I took in the Netherlands and Belgium, have a look here. I really had a blast.
Also, /r/rawdenim fantasy baseball league updates:
There are currently 11 people signed up, and there can be a max of 20. If anyone else would like to join, please comment and send me your email ASAP.
When do you guys want to draft? I was thinking sometime this weekend? Maybe Saturday, around 3 PM EST?
Wahoo! Just ran my second 5K this morning and crushed my PR with a 20:25 time. Shooting for sub-20 next. I’m gonna lay out on the couch now and watch Jurassic World and wait for some Chinese delivery because cot damn I’m craving some orange chicken and hot and sour soup.
Also, used up the last of my 3mg juice for my e-cig and bought a few 0mg nicotine-free bottles. This is gonna be miserable.
(Btw runners and cyclists, come join our /r/rawdenim Strava group.)
PBJ XX-012 Contest, C9 running shorts, and OptiFlex-K1 Passive Movement Machine, which moves my leg for me (as seen here) so I get those lazy-fadez.
Humor and wanting to be actually wearing my jeans again are some of the things getting me through this shit...
It's pretty cool to see a product you worked on ship. I wrote some software for the Amazon Fire TV as an intern last Summer. Though I probably won't even buy one. The Chromecast is good enough for me.
I just found out they made a commercial with Gary Busey. Check it out. It's pretty great.
Agree, looks like someone peed on them.
Same photos/jeans posted elsewhere, sans filter:
Honestly I think this is marketing.
I really like blue.
Loving my first chambray. Also surprised to find out how well it goes with my denim jacket.
You missed out on the Second Narrows Kickstarter where they offered a j-cut. Maybe reach out to them and ask if you can still get in on it?
By the way, a faux felled seam is 5-thread overlock with dbl needle topstitch on the outside. [shudders].
In the denim world, people think of the flat-fell seam as being exclusive to the "caballo." Caballo is Spanish for "horse"--which is double needle chainstitch machine "off the arm" for tubular sewing. That's how the yokes and back rise seams are sewn on 5-pocket jeans. The operator has a folder, and performs the flat-felling in a single operation instead of two.
People were felling seams before the sewing machine was invented. The felled seam is one way to enclose all the raw edges within a line of stitching-- French seams are another.
This is from a sewing manual from 1912
>Sew up the seam in any of the ordinary ways. Trim the under edge narrower than the outer. With a narrow turning fold the broad edge over the narrow edge of the seam and hem either by hand or on machine.
You can also make a felled seam (as I believe you did) by pressing back 1/4", joining and turning to topstitch. Sewing manual from 1906
>A fell is a seam hemmed down to the goods to protect the raw edge. It is usually made in night dresses, drawers, corset covers, etc. Baste with the piece farthest from the worker extended one-eighth of an inch beyond the other and sewed with the grain of the goods, beginning at the widest part of any bias. Press the seam with the nail on the right side, turn the wide edge down flat to cover the raw edge and line of sewing, and hem flat either by hand or machine. Care should be taken to keep the seam flat on the right as well as on the wrong side. If the felling is done with the machine hemmer, the wide edge must be on the opposite side. The seam may be basted with both edges even if preferred, cutting off one edge after stitching.
If anyone needs a weekender bag, I can wholeheartedly recommend this one from Amazon as a great budget option. I got one for Christmas, and waxed it with otter wax, and then didn't use it until this past weekend. But it worked great for a few days worth of stuff and I was really impressed with the pockets. Only thing that would make it better would be a shoe compartment, but I'm fine without for this price. Oh, and a grey strap to match the grey canvas would have been nice as well. I just wanted to state this in case anyone is looking for a cheap weekend bag option.
Spent the weekend on the beaches of Lake Michigan and had a great time. The lake was choppy as hell so we didn't get to swim really, but we had a fun time nonetheless. It felt real nice to get away for a weekend.
I have bought two items from Manny. He made me khaki chinos that fit me the very best. He will make you anything and however you want it. I should be getting my chambray shirt sometime this week. It's easier to communicate with him if you know spanish.
You're welcome! Your 501s fit and look like 501s should, because some people's 501s end up looking way baggier than yours do. And yours will also look even less baggier after some wears soften them up more and allow them to drape more naturally around your legs.
One option which can give you an even slimmer fit in the thighs, if you ever wanna go for blue jeans, would be the Levi's 517 Bootcut, or Wrangler's Cowboy Cut (especially their Slim fit models), or Rustler Bootcut. Those bootcut models won't really look any more like bell bottoms than your current 501s do. And the denim on the Levi's 517 is also a tad bit heavier than on any of their 501s too.
BTW, in these pics, your 501s do look like the black x white 501s. If you look at the spots where the denim is slightly lighter, you will see colors which are more like light blacks or grays, not the bright blues you would see on indigo Levi's.
I thought on it for a long time and had considered it for other repairs before but always thought it looked too hard... but then I figured out it's literally just a running stitch, mistakes are easy to remove.
for your first pair that gives quick fades cant go wrong with unbranded which is on sale right now for ~$50 on amazon. they're a great entry pair that'll give you some nice results. by the time you figure out the bells and whistles youd like on your next pair (different fabrics, construction, etc.) you'll have a great pair of faded broken in denim.
most raws will be stiff off the bat but all my pairs have gotten real comfortable after they break in.
So I am a bit of a math geek. In my hunt to find my daughter the perfect fabric for her Pi Day of the Century dress (which I will be sharing in the coming weeks) I found some awesome linen canvas with trigonometry topics printed all over it. Needless to say I incorporated some leather into it and came up with this pencil case. Other than that I made this large custom bifold this week.
He's so fucking wack on so many levels (let's just say that mans tastes, values, and personality are a 180 from what I appreciate), but when it comes to functional budgeting and personal financial literacy, he's a great asset if (like me) you're coming from a place of being a complete and total dunce in that arena. I haven't listened to the podcast, but read The Total Money Makeover and put it into practice immediately to wild benefit. How successful that will be for anyone is a factor of how seriously they want to address the issue at hand. Great resource though...will have to listen to the podcast.
Getting better at climbing after a few months. Did a dyno a bunch yesterday.
Gfycat of it.
Sugar Cane Hawaiis came in last night. Was very excited not to have to pay any duties s I was expecting to pay close to $50CAD. Nailed it on the sizing which is a good feeling. The texture on them is nuts, and unlike anything I've seen before. Here's some quick pics I snapped while waiting for transit this morning.
The fit is definitely different than my skinny guys for sure. In the future I should probably stick to slim-straights, as they look way better on my chicken legs, but I'm pretty happy with the 1947 501 cut too.
So, I can't claim credit for the construction, as all I really did was pick out the fabric, the rest was due to my mother in law (who is quite a seamstress), but I think my daughter is ready for Saturday.
Also - shell cordovan key clips
The back right pocket where I keep my wallet on my PBJs blew out last night. it's about a dime sized hole right now and I think I'm just gonna leave it and see how big it gets. It's pretty crazy that I've already blown it out so quickly. I think if I ever decide to patch it up I'll use some patterned bandana fabric. Anyone know where to get some cool thick canvas bandanas from?
Only a couple weeks in with bouldering but I keep pushing myself. Tried a V3 yesterday. GIF was too big so hopefully the video works.
New Amazon Echo Dot is available for pre-order today. I already have a big Echo and I'm debating getting the new Dot to hook up to my HT system. Apartment life doesn't feel like it needs two smart assistants, but I could just put the big echo in the bedroom?
What kind of productivity tools do y'all use? I am in love love with Workflowy. Its basically an online infinite bulleted list. And its great for data capture.
On any given day I'm at one of six different computers, and having workflowy set up as a default tab on Firefox allows me to research something at my desk in my office, hit the lab, bring up a pdf link to a paper, prep stuff, hit a different lab for synthesis, and check prep parameters by my phone. There are probably eighty five different other ways of doing stuff like this, but it works really well for me.
Other than that Dropbox saved my life when I was finishing up my grad work.
Hope everyone's Friday and weekend will kick ass!
Thanks for the referral!
As for home goods, I stock coasters, leather trays and bookmarks, but I'm always down for custom dye commissions if there is something specific you want dyed.
I did a quick google of farmtown and found that she's got an Amazon store, have you tried contacting her through there?
Best of luck!
Costco sells these 4 packs of hiking socks. $9.99. I bought 2 of them last year and I wear them daily, year round. They still look new. I just saw them again for sale this past weekend and picked up another couple of packs. 10/10 would buy again and again.
Mah jeans are here!
But I can't wear them yet!
I guess I've got time to figure out how to take good pictures (without anyone ever, EVER seeing what I'm doing.)
The lottery drawing for the NYC Marathon was yesterday. Didn't get in :(
BUT! I'm officially registered for the Chicago Marathon through a local charity. Now to raise $1000 by the end of September...
Also, any of the runners/cyclists on the sub use Strava? Join the /r/rawdenim group if you haven't already!
Hell yes it does!
Here's one on amazon
I finally got my hands on a copy of "Fuck Ivy - And Everything Else". I've always liked the guy's take on casual footwear & outlook on "fuck it" fashion, and his book perfectly portrays his attitude. A lot of it is obviously meant to be "tongue in cheek" (his take on wearing sunglasses as much as possible is that "dilated pupils can blow your cover; keep them eyes quiet"); but he also rips into the "Made in USA" marketing hype, runway vs. street, flip flops, etc.
Amazon has it on sale; it's a beautiful little hardcover to have, in my opinion.
Stoked to finally get some wear out of the new jeans. Sorry for the basic pics but I am out of town for work so mirror fit pics is all I have. The jeans and I made it out to the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach this weekend. No pics but they are off to an eventful start.
Good luck to everyone!
For what it's worth, I'm new to this sub and would love to participate. I've lurked for a few days and am mostly a broke college kid compared to the adults with real high paying jobs, I work in a bar selling 6-packs once a week and drive a safety shuttle for my college once a week netting me about 100 bucks per week. It's not bad, it pays for pizza and dates with my girlfriend, but doesn't allow me Samurai.
I personally think this would be a cool way to meet someone in the community, especially if opened up to cool accessories. I'd do something like this because I think it's cool and something I personally would want. That's just my personal take, but don't keep people out simply because I'm new to the idea of raw denim, please!
Naked & Famous Long sleeve flannel - Small
(Sorry for the google photos, imgur refusing to upload) - I have a hardly worn Naked & Famous Flannel button up, long sleeve that I'd love to give to a good home. It's a size Medium but it shrunk quite a lot when I washed it (only washed the once) and combined with that I've gained some weight so it's way too small on me now. I would say it's a solid size small at this point.
Like I said only worn about 3 times and it's since been ironed and tucked away, still in perfect shape (other than shrinking a size ;) I was going to bring it to savers but I figured someone here would appreciate the quality. Just asking for however much it costs to ship. Should be pretty cheap if you don't mind it coming in just a flat rate envelope!
I thought about the conversation /u/zenossuspension and I had about building out a power loom. He was on the right path with just retrofitting my existing table loom-- especially since it was free.
I went out this morning, found a stronger servo motor and wrote a quick script. Here's a video of it in action.
I actually just put some mufflers on mine -- /u/mfarmtown and a few other vendors sell leather key covers. I put them on both my metal keys, and it muffles the jingling.
Brouwerij 't IJ is a great place to shop for beer. Definitely a must see if you like beer.
I've been to the city a few times. But clothes have never been on my Amsterdam agenda.
Could I get a fit check on a pair of SL-120x's that I got yesterday? A bit tighter than I was hoping to see, but they'll stretch. Or I will actually try and lose some weight. I think that white piece of schmutz is feather from the down comforter. Its not there anymore.
Size 33 SL-120x
Why isn't there a weekly fit check thread?
Awesome, there's so little info on this model in actual use, I'd love to see what it's like after a few months.
EDIT: They posted pics!
EDIT 2: hnggg
Once again, I have forgotten that there is an evening GD on Thursday. Whoops.
I recently stumbled upon this article and it made me terribly homesick for Seattle.
Miracles of Modern Science is one of my favorite contemporary bands. Orchestral pop, with a lot of spirit. This will be my second time seeing them live. Tickets are $8 advance, show is on September 10.
x-post from /r/running earlier:
Ran ~8.5 miles with a running group this morning. It was my farthest distance in quite a while. Pretty happy about my pace as well.
Certainly can do. Check out my instagram feed or facebook page. You will see most of the designs there. The Traditional wallet is the one that most closely resembles the Tanner.
The "I had my Spanish speaking friends help me out" had me majorly second-guessing myself, so I did some digging
http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/200685/que-and-qu and some other websites I've never heard of seem to agree with my memories from high school Spanish classes
Ummmmmmm... If you want. It's QC so it's not a comic I'd recommend but it does have a large fanbase.
To add more context she's pre-op which is why 4chan's freaking out.
Thanks. I'll make a post in the future with a list of stuff I need help with, because there's a handful of stores that I want to verify that they exist, but I don't know Russian, Chinese, etc.
Really, I just want to bring up this shop right now, because their image reads, "BE MAN - MORE THAN SHOP," and they carry a brand called Hobo and Sailor. Everything is super cheap because of exchange rates, apparently.
Oh that's a great read. Here's a picture of what mine look like it almost seems flat felled from what I read but I could be completely wrong.
Oh I'll definitely be posting up some pictures here and on Instagram. Feel free to add me there if you're on there too @bigalindahouse.
I am just getting into raw denim and super excited about the journey and mending my clothes as I go. Even bought A Mending Life book to help along the way. Thanks so much for the information.
Look around Amazon first. It's a Chinese made and imported item, so there are ~ 6 or 7 vendors selling the same thing. So you can get them for like $35. The leather on it seems alright for bonded leather. I'll try and grab some pics for you if you would like. And I'll let you know how the waxing goes, probably won't get to it until next week at the earliest though.
edit- $40 here: https://www.amazon.com/Ulgoo-Travel-Leather-Weekend-Overnight/dp/B01M33TCI3
double edit: leather trimmings on the Ulgoo (worst name ever) might be poly instead of bonded leather.
Thanks! This is made by Klik Belts. Got mine off Amazon.
A mail / key / knickknack organizer something like this (which was on my wifes Amazon wishlist) with some modifications to make it a better fit for our place. I'm also using some of the leftover wood from the project to make some small planters for succulents as well.
I think the biggest thing when it comes to mattresses is the up front cost vs the longevity of the mattress. I bought a $200 memory foam mattress off of Amazon and in the three or so months of owning it, it's been amazing for me and my girlfriend when she's stayed over occasionally. I do not know, however, if it will still be comfortable in 5-10 years, but I couldn't beat the price at the time.
There are certainly more expensive options that might hold up better in the long run, but this one has done well by me in the short time I've been sleeping on it.
I got some random hooks from amazon and hang pants by belt loops in the closet. Not much for display but it keeps things tidy. My walls are also taken up by skis or dressers so unless I want to hang my jeans over the bed... Nah, girl would never go for it.
Amazon had these N&F in a few different cuts for $68.99 last Black Friday. Not sure what other fabrics they had this same deal for.
Anyone here familiar with Dave Ramsey? Even though he's a conservative southern evangelical christian (which is NOT me at all), I'm totally hooked on his podcasts and just picked up The Total Money Makeover
Become more minimalistic, clearing out all but the most necessary things from my room/the things that spark joy when I hold them. I just finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up which sparked this goal. I hope to extend this to purchasing habits, as well. Hopefully I limit them to those that are necessary or those things that bring me joy.
I'm also looking to continue working hard in the gym, which is an easy one. It's simply a continuation of a lifestyle I already adopted. I'm just worried about my thighs blowing up and becoming even more difficult to size for.
I have the 201s. Lucky for you I got a pic in the archives!
My top button just came off after 2-3 years of ownership (~1.5 years of wear) which is understandable. I'm guessing with the increase of production over the years it's difficult to control the quality of buttons.
Guys today is a great day. I managed to snag a brand new Weber genesis II grill today for over 50% off after seeing the alert on slickdeals. Can't wait to test this baby out on labor day while fading my 3sixteen st-121x!
If you're talking about this trip then you shouldn't worry too much. Anacortes is well below the snow line so just be prepared to be outside when it's about 45F and potentially raining. Unless you think you'll get more mileage out of a rain coat just dress for that temp and buy a cheap rain poncho.
They collect the entire series in five volumes with a smaller volume for Death. They are hardbacks with thick cardboard slip covers. I wanted them forever and was able to get them basically for free through my job. Here's a link to one of them. Sandman
You'd know if you had radiation sickness. You're fine.
I recommend using all that energy and concern to read more about nuclear meltdowns to learn about them more:
I had some of the people from this feed reach out to me and have purchased the jeans on Kickstarter, but I wanted to make sure that this feed had access to the links:
1. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74042813/silk-lined-jeans
2. Website - http://www.koben.co/
Thanks for all of your great questions, constructive criticisms and feedback in this feed. Feel free to contact me with more questions and such.
Considering the storm hitting Japan is like something from the Day After Tomorrow
All I can say is...Good Luck.
More pictures: https://imgur.com/a/npNsJ
These are the measurements I took from them. Forgot to get the inseam measurement pre-soak, d'oh!
PBJ XX-005 raw measurements (size 29):
7.5" leg opening
7.25" leg opening
Didn't want to put them in the dryer, so I stood around with a blow dryer for about 15-20 minutes last night trying to speed up the drying process so I could wear them today. This surprisingly worked out, and I'm wearing them right now. :)
edit: Added info.
I'm mobile at the moment but I was just down there and stayed in the best airbnb. When I get home I'll link it up. It's in Kerns right up the street from 29th and burnside. The place was great and the hosts were wonderful.
Edit: realized I didn't know your budget but here you go: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5393534
i read an article about a site named codecademy earlier today. I just started checking it out earlier. Going through the Java one and it seems pretty intuitive to learn. you should check it out, it's free too.
Trying to find this jacket, or one that is similar.
Anyone have any ideas? I have tried finding the jacket itself (Edwin Panhead jacket) but it is several seasons too old. I am looking for it in Large/XL.
If that is a bust, does anyone know of any places that could replicate it? I specifically like the type II look with hand pockets.
Well if your asking for the reason why i'm doing this is because i want something "outside the box" in idea wise... I always had a love for jeans ever since i was younger. (i'm a 90's baby and it was kinda all about the jean in those times or a while) I always seen it as timeless and i want to make something... epic. Something that not many if any think about using or mixing. now for the bamboo hemp cotton (I'm gonna use BHC for short for now on) can't find anymore... BUT i found another one... but with wool. i would think that it with the BHC it would be a softer but very strong type of denim. IMO i think it's kinda a epic mix of fabric itself! Soft AND strong... did i just find the perfect denim?
Well Europe is just gorgeous and like I mentioned, you can hit several countries that are uniquely different with one trip since the countries are so close to each other. Either rent a car or just get around via the rail system.
Bali and Belize are both a little more off the beaten path than Europe, of course, which is what I really enjoyed. Both are very beautiful countries and while there are certainly super-touristy areas in both places, there are other spots that just seem untouched and unspoiled, which I thought was awesome.
I would suggest researching various countries you are interested in and going from there. Wikitravel and Tripadvisor are two of my favorite resources.
I use Dxtory for recording and did a search to see if it would capture in browser flash. The thread I found said it couldn't, and pointed me to Open Broadcaster Software. That might work for you.
Myspace crashed. You linked your bands, I got halfway through one song, and Myspace went down.
Anyhow, what I heard of the half a song from the first link, it actually wasn't embarrassing at all. I was kind of hoping it would be embarrassing.
On my ride yesterday I couldn't stop thinking about how awesome my fades would be if I wore my jeans. Then I decided I value the skin on my legs too much to do that.
I've been to Copenhagen (cleanest place I've ever been, don't remember much as I was young but I loved it), Athens (amazing city, they didn't like Americans when I was there in 1999, really great food, lovely people, I want to go back) and London (well it's London, the 2 best museums are free, any food you want, clothing stores are incredible, expensive and getting everywhere takes forever, I'm going back in 11 days).
From friends/internet acquaintances; Prague, Budapest, Bruges and Berlin are HIGHLY rated as well as the whole of Croatia, I'd go to as many of these as you can.
Avoid Venice, it's an expensive tourist trap built (floating?) on an open sewer, it doesn't represent Italy well any more other than the visuals. Consider Athens, staying longer in Croatia or going somewhere else in Italy, either the towns on the heel or travelling across the lower calf to Rome(4 hours by train)/Naples(3 hours by bus).
For planning routes and calculating costs use http://www.rome2rio.com/ it uses google maps and works for the whole world. Good luck!
I emailed Andrew from Left Field about the Brand Spotlight. He said he would be willing to help out with any questions we have about the company. I'll probably email him next week with some questions.
I can't wait to see the progression of the sweatpants over on SuFu.
The new Google Maps on Firefox/Mac is super glitchy for me.
I have so much schoolwork to do over the weekend :( Guess I'm gonna have to Self Control it up.
I'm going to repeat what /u/zenossuspension said, and say that you're better off sourcing some scrap leather, and cutting it out of that, attaching it to the pocket with superglue. The example you posted looks like it's a rubber stamp made to fit a pocket. 3D printed plastic is pretty brittle, and you'll be sitting on it.
If you want to try it out anyway, I recommend TinkerCad. It's free, web based, simple and can be exported to print on any of the major 3D printers
I liked that, because it was a lot more sensitive and made varying the pressure much easier, especially since I'm left-handed.
I mostly use tracing paper or vellum, and the ink tends to lie on those much better. Regular sketch paper is probably cold pressed and rough, which gives the ink a lot of places to spread.
If you want some tips and are willing to try Skillshare (about $10/month, can be cancelled any time if you pay by the month), there are some really good courses about lettering.
Unless you've gotta have it asap, it's been dipping into the mid-sixties price range every couple of weeks for a while now. Camel can help you set up a price alert.
Edit: Lol this GD is so fast and eager to help. Awesome.
If you like those indoor soccer shoe vibes (I have a couple pairs of black and w couple pairs of white samba ogs and classics from way back) you might like the Puma Liga
Here are the raw denim Wrangler models. There are three Regular/Original fits, two Slim fits, and one Relaxed fit.
The Slim fit raw denim Wrangler 936 model is available at Amazon too.
OP doesn't seem be a valid reddit user anymore, but I figured I'd answer their question anyways, for our UK fam.
The Levi's UK website does not have the baseline 501 STF (unsanforized) listed, but does have some of the LVC 501 STF models listed, at a much higher price of course.
However there are one-wash sanforized 501s listed and there are 511s listed which are one-wash, and possibly even one of the colorways might be raw denim but which is most likely a thin and definitely stretch fabric.
For people in the UK wanting to purchase the basic 501 STF, Amazon UK does have them in stock, but only in a few sizes.
The Levi's 559 is a Relaxed Straight fit/cut, and the Tumbled Rigid colorway is 100% cotton, and is very light, about 10oz-11oz. It is so lightweight that when I received my pair, it didn't feel like raw denim to me. But it is still a dark denim and soft too.
It is available in size 42, but is out-of-stock right now at levi.com. However here is the Amazon link which shows the size 42 Tumbled Rigid 559 is in stock and they have a good return policy.
Yeah, I was just about to send you that info about Amazon too. :-D
That "Rinse" 501, which you had linked elsewhere, are the "Original Fit" 501s, which means they are made with sanforized denim. That "Rinse" color version is another one-wash version of the sanforized 501s.
There are not any 501 STF showing up at the Levi's-Canada website.
However, here is the Amazon-Canada link for the 501 STF.
Amazon usually pretty closely matches levi.com's price, which historically is right around $40 when on sale. Right now, it is $41 for many sizes at Amazon and levi.com is $35 with free shipping even. But at least you can always get free shipping on a single STF pair with Prime.
Skateptych Ghost Hanger Skateboard Wall Mount Deck Display Luxury Skateboard Storage Holder Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FNHNKB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_v7qbGb22D1WR9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Probably used some like these
Is there a go-to for good quality jean buttons? There are a lot on Amazon, including these that say "Fashion Jeans" and claim "There is no protrusion on the back of the buckle to prevent the meat from being caught," which is sort of awesome. But I bet there's something better. Also, is it possible to get an existing button off without destroying the waistband?
Amazon has good return policies, and even has the Prime Wardrobe plan which allows you to request several different sizes, and return the ones you don't want.
Even though those '67 505s are not made in the US, I personally think they are worth that current $144 sale price, but I wouldn't want to pay any more than that.
They are a little on the light side, but they still have a good hefty feel with that Levi's 14oz sanforized denim, which is actually a bit heavier than their regular 501 STF denim after soaking.
And I do really like my zip-fly jeans. :-D If I didn't already have a pair of the LVC '54 501 with a zip fly, I would consider buying myself a pair of those '67 505s at that price.
But that price does make their regular 517s with a similar, but non-selvedge, 14oz denim look like a really good bargain since they are available for $28 right now on Amazon.
One other jeans model you might be interested in is the Canadian-made Naked and Famous 15oz Dirty Fade Selvedge in the Strong Guy fit, though it might be looser-fitting all over than you want.
I bought a 5.11 Rush 12 bag 5.11 last year. I'm happy with it so far.
Normally, I carry a 15" laptop, small binder and a thermos with a little room to spare in the main compartment. There are a ton of interior pockets that I use for spare bike tubes/compressed air, chargers, and other small things.
After daily use, the only wear has really been the cinch buckles, as one of them cracked pretty early. Build quality is solid. Overall, I'd buy it again for $80 on amazon.
Edit. It won't fit a professional aestethic if you need that. Just read the end of your post...
Naked & Famous - Weird Guy Natural Indigo Selvedge
Fit: Weird Guy
Condition: Wore once for about an hour until I realized I was too fat for them
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017PG0M1S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Price: $80 shipped
This is good advice. Amazon has 20% off on many N&F and Unbranded, with free shipping and free returns. Sale ends tonight at 11:59PM.
Amazon has a bunch of different sizes
and the Jacket (nice)
The Elephant 5's are harder and harder to find these days.
Amazon has a few pairs of the Weird Guy's
Tate + Yoko has some Skinny Guy's
I can't tell you about the stretch, but I have the Solid Black and I love them. They are vanity sized; check the size charts before ordering. Mine stretched over 1" in the waist with just a couple of wears. If you are in the US, buy them from Amazon with free return shipping, if needed. They also have the Black Red stretch with free return shipping, so you can try them both.
amazon for that rubber tray. There are a bunch of sizes, just search rubber tray
The standard makeup they had available on Amazon for a bit, looks like they only have a few sizes in black available now: https://www.amazon.com/Whites-Boots-Americana-Semi-Dress-Black/dp/B00K763URC/ref=lp_8620644011_1_4?srs=8620644011&ie=UTF8&qid=1501095024&sr=8-4&th=1&psc=1
I got them in brown chromexcel which appears to be sold out.
Levi’s US site is having a 30% off sale on entire site right now excluding Made in USA and LVC products so you may be able to get a good deal
Also, I found the Tumbled Rigid in 28x32 on Amazon US site just now for $39.99US:
Levi's Men's 514 Straight fit Stretch Jean, Tumbled Rigid, 28x32 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018OQ6CI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UM1VAb1EN7WNT
Also have them in Rigid Envy:
Levi's Men's 514 Straight fit Stretch Jean, Rigid Envy, 28x32 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OTT10GQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GP1VAbEN0PZCC
You can also get sashi.co thread thats been dyed with indigo On amazon
Are they just small in the waist for you? I used this stretcher from amazon and it worked pretty well: https://www.amazon.com/FirstChoice-Pant-Stretcher-Instant-Long-Term/dp/B07KY5TD2W/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=pant+waist+stretcher&qid=1571091816&sr=8-3
Been wearing every day for the past two weeks and the thighs stretched a bit, not much, but it only shrank about a quarter inch after hot soak to my pleasant surprise. Now I’m afraid to let it hit water or I’d have to lose some weight fast lol.