[Image] Corter moves a lot of volume, if you have no patience order from a stockist like Blue Owl. [Quote] Condition it as needed with a decent leather dressing like Pecard's or Montana Pitch Blend, Snoseal if you need water-resistance. Oils like mink or neatsfoot are also good but are easy to overuse and if you do it enough you'll have a floppy orange belt that can barely hold itself together, let alone some pants.

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Maybe he just read it and forgot to reply. He really does get pretty busy though.

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If you want an exotic denim try N&F, if you just want some plain blue jeans APC is a slightly better choice.

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The composition matters more but if the container doesn't list ingredients try to stick with trusted brands: Kiwi, Fiebing's, Lexol, Montana Pitch Blend, Pecard's are all reliable.

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That stuff is for basic leather care particularly useful on footwear but not necessary. As Kiya's shown you can go a long while without treating leather and it can still turn out looking great, but regular maintenance is important for longevity. If you don't see yourself wearing that same belt in say 2 years it's not as big an issue. I think TG leathers are all still lightly treated and wearable out of the box so you shouldn't need to condition it for a while, but it wouldn't hurt to give the strap a rub down first.

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[Quote] 1. Depends on what specifically you want and #2 2. Tell him to hem them, a chainstitch is just a vintage element like hidden rivets and a selvedge trim coin pocket, only necessary if you're a stickler for tiny details. 3. You can do it yourself with a $3 sewing kit but a simple alteration like that should be no more than $10.

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-Saddle soap for cleaning -Leather creme for moisture and natural oil replenishment -Leather wax for balancing and maintaining color, light water-repellance Some people prefer leather dressings as they combine the benefits of a cream with a larger proportion of a sealing wax, though its not as effective as using the two separately. Others like mink oil and neatsfoot oil can be used to soften a firm tempered leather but drown the leather through overuse.

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Depends on what qualities you like in denim. With APC you get a nice clean jean that you can wear for a good bit and with Baldwin you get a nice jean with nifty detailing, some interesting cuts and the washes are not so bad.

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Not necessarily, could mean they wore them off work/weekends for 5 months.

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That one looks okay. Better than a junky $60 - 80 piece you might find at Nordstroms or some other mall shop. I got a few printed buckles from those guys and they're kinda neat. For $50 you can get the thread more than enough leather and an awl to make one or a dozen yourself. Alternatively you might like [b]Zissou[/b]'s cardholders they're all under $40 and look pretty cool. Never tried one myself but his customers give good reviews. [Image] www.styleforum.net/t/259203/zissous-handmade-leather-card-cases

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[Quote] Yes yes denim all stretches with wear. I've never had SGs Kiya would surely know but I wouldn't size down expecting to stretch them out if that's what you're thinking.

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For the intended fit of 501s size +1W, +3/4L(ie 30x32 gets 31x35/36) For slim straight fit size 0W, +3/4L(ie 30x32 gets 30x35/36) Mynudies has/had an annual STF contest, bunch of pics there.

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If I were you I'd cut 2 inches off. Better to have a little extra than lack it.

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They're the black wefts kind of like the Grand Blue Momotaro made last year. Some guy in the sufu STF thread bought them but yet to update. Waiting for them to drop at Macy's.

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