The Official Flat Head Thread.

[B]Flat Head Spring Collection, Wild Child Wallets, Horsehide Jackets, & More[/B] First up we've got an indigo rope-dyed cotton linen short sleeve shirt. The fabric on this shirt starts super dark but will fade and age over time like a pair of jeans.  The fabric is woven like a linen and breathes extremely well, perfect for warmer weathers.  At Self Edge we love coffee so naturally we knew we had to have this new coffee and Fire-King themed loopwheeled t-shirt.  Its a discharge print on a black loopwheeled tee and if you like vintage glassware or coffee you need it. The leather and cordovan Wild Child wallets are one of the more popular wallets we've carried due to the design and inner layout of the wallet.  The materials used are top notch and the wallet ages very well with regular wear.  We've now done a black cordovan with black cowhide version that Flat Head has just finished producing.    We've also received a small number of the Wild Child wallet chains in tan leather. When we started carrying the Flat Head horsehide jackets a year ago we underestimated the demand for this style of jacket, we sold out of most sizes within a month and it takes Flat Head almost a year to produce a run.  They've just finished the new run, this time they also come with a set of Flat Head patches you can sew onto the jacket (or another jacket) if you'd like. [Image]

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Strike Gold Jeans from Japan

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2 Weeks ago in Denim

Roy's Jeans - Single Man Made

[B]Roy Unsanforized Duck 5-Pocket Jeans[/B] Never a dull moment with Roy Slaper.  The man lives for finding excitement in the most minute details of a garment.  With this new release he set out to made a 5-pocket jean out of an unsanforized duck canvas fabric.  This is a similar material to what he's used in the past except this time the fabric is unsanforized and therefore will shrink like an unsanforized denim jean.  We believe this is the first time in over 75 years that anybody has worked with an unsanforized duck.  You may wonder as to why would you want your duck canvas pant to be unsanforized?  Because it will not only fit better but it will  also age better over time because the fabric hasn't gone through the sanforization process which flattens and (in our opinion) destroys a lot of the character contained within the fabric.  In addition to the beautiful fabric the jean comes with belt loops made on a 1920's Union Special beltloop making machine, so the loops are a narrow width, like how they used to be in the early 20th century.  The pocket bags are made of a heavy 9oz greige cotton fabric and all the pockets (including the coin pocket) are full lined with the same fabric.  He's done something very unique with the way the inseam is stitched, the selvedge ID is folded over to one side and single needle stitched down the leg.  The high-wear point of the front pockets is lined with duck and detailed in a very unique way.  Also, this is the first pant Roy has done where many points are triple-needle stitched for durability.  There are quite a few more details to list, but those are best found by the owner.  [img][URL]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

3sixteen SL series denim

Go one size up from your APC size. 3sixteen's jeans run about 1" bigger than APC jeans in the waist and they don't stretch as much.

2 Weeks ago in Denim

3sixteen SL series denim

The fits are very similar but the denim on 3sixteen's jeans is far superior in the way that it ages over time with regular wear. The two brands may look similar on a rack at a store but they couldn't be any more different with the way they'll look after six months of wear.

2 Weeks ago in Denim

3sixteen SL series denim

[B]The New 3sixteen+ 30BSP Jean & More[/B] We have a very exciting new fit from 3sixteen+ this week, the new 30BSP Straight Tapered jean. Made of a hefty 15.5oz sanforized pure indigo dyed Japanese denim woven by Japan's Kuroki Mill and cut and sewn in America. 3sixteen+ is an ongoing collaboration between 3sixteen and Self Edge's Kiya Babzani, the models are designed with a need in mind. We get a near daily request for a fit that has room in the upper block but is fairly tapered below the knee. This jean is a combination of a straight leg jean and a tapered jean for the guy that wants (or needs) room in the upper block but also wants a small leg opening. The jean comes complete with hidden rivets, coin pocket selvedge, and the most mystical leather patch to have graced a product at our store. If you need a reminder as to why this brand gives you the most bang for your buck than any other brand out there, [URL]. [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

The Official Roy Denim Thread

[B]The Roy Nihon Menpu Chambray Shirt [/B] Roy's first production shirt is a special one. The shirt starts with a blank canvas of Nihon Menpu's 6oz selvedge chambray combined with dead-stock fish-eye buttons from almost 100 years ago, those are the simple parts. The shirt is cut and sewn by Roy Slaper using vintage Singer and Union Special machines with a few hidden details that we'd rather not spill here. Best to see this shirt in person and discover all its beauty slowly. One of the details we personally love is the busted selvedge seam up the back of the shirt, over time you'll have jean-like train tracks running up your back. Also, Roy has this wild machine that's able to do a stitch that melts our minds, it's meant to be an invisible hemming machine but to us it looks like a crazy fabric perforator. He's used this machine to hem the front placket of the shirt which also hides the button backs from your body when the shirt is worn. [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Official Iron Heart thread

[b]Iron Heart 8301s Super Black Fade-To-Gray Jean and Native Stamp Loopwheeled T-Shirt[/b] Over the years one of our best selling slim jeans has been the Iron Heart 301s. We've done this style in multiple types of denim and are happy to announce that we're finally able to offer it in Iron Heart's 21oz SBG denim. When in it's raw state the fabric looks like Iron Heart's Super Black denim except it ages over time due to how the yarn is dyed. The fabric starts black and fades to a gray then a light gray with normal wear, not unlike a blue indigo dyed jean. Along with the 8301s jean we've got a new black loopwheeled t-shirt with an awesome graphic in yellow print. [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Official Iron Heart thread

[B]Iron Heart Sparkly Western Shirts, Moto T-Shirt, 634s-B Overdyed, & More[/B] We've just received a couple of awesome new Iron Heart shirts with a special fabric that has a sparkle to it in the sunlight. It was difficult to photograph these to properly show off the fabric. This new Iron Heart shirt is available in black and red. We've also received a new loopwheeled t-shirt with a great print on the front and back with a black cotton body. Along with the new tee and shirts we've received a new run of the 634s-B Overdyed Straight Leg Jean which is only done about once every year or two. [B]Iron Heart Sparkly Western Shirt - Black[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Official Iron Heart thread

[B]Self Edge x Iron Heart x Leather Soul x Alden = SEXIHXLSXA13[/B] For the first time we've come together with another retail store to collaborate on a product. We've come together with Leather Soul to design a set of jeans and boots from two of our favorite brands which compliment each other in both design and fit. We've done a pair of jeans from Iron Heart using a new denim designed for this project and a pair of boots from Alden available in two colors. The Iron Heart jeans are a classic 5-pocket jean with a medium rise and a straight leg with a slight taper that's flattering above the knee all the way up the back, also there's very little taper so the jean looks great with boots. The jean is completely stitched together with dark indigo thread, so while being a 5-pocket jean made of an indigo denim it's easily dressed up because of the lack of contrast stitching. For the jean we had Iron Heart produce us the darkest denim they've made that's still indigo (blue) colored in a new 23oz weight, the denim is sanforized and therefore even due to it's heavy weight, it's still comfortable. This jean looks and feels amazing in person, Iron Heart nailed every aspect of the jean that we had requested to have made for us. The denim warp threads are so saturated with indigo dye that it's looking like a jean that will look amazing with some wear due to how the fabric will age over time. The boots are designed to be versatile in both comfort and utility but also are able to be dressed up or down easily due to the detail, leather, and sole choice. The Alden boot has a "faux" cap toe, a style Leather Soul has named the "conservation boot." This style was made in the 1940's when leather was scarce due to rationing and wartime shortages. Instead of a traditional cap toe, this "faux" cap toe style was used to give the look of a cap toe without using extra leather and the stitching is done by hand. The boot is made on Alden's Trubalance last, has a tan Goodyear rubber wedge sole, and is available in black regina calf leather or Horween natural Chromexcel. [B]Self Edge x Iron Heart x Leather Soul x Alden = SEXIHXLSXA13[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Strike Gold Jeans from Japan

[URL] 18 Months of Wear, 8 Washes. [Image]

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[Visvim] – 2012 Official Discussion Thread

At the request of Lando, here's my (partial) Visvim footwear collection, i've sold off a couple of pairs... To those always asking about sizing, these all fit me like a glove and they're all the same size (US 9). [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Brands

The Offical Sugar Cane Denim Thread

[B]Self Edge x Toyo Enterprises = SEXT17 - The Stealth Jungle Cloth Pant [/B] Two years ago we released a collaboration with Toyo Enterprises which ended up being one of the most popular Self Edge exclusive products we'd done. We're revisiting the idea of the jungle cloth fabric and have stepped up the hardware a bit and made it in black fabric this time. Self Edge and Toyo Enterprises have come together to bring the ultimate pant in terms of hardware, details, and fit. Jungle Cloth fabric, hidden rivets, Sugar Cane pin-check pocket bags, red cotton twill inner leg seam lining, dark indigo poly-core stitch, iron embossed buttons, Buzz Rickson UFO rivets, and a slim fit round out this new release produced in a limited run. We've seen quite a few khaki fabric pants enter the market over the past few years, we wanted to do our version in a slim cut. A version that is not only extremely comfortable but uses a fabric far more interesting, more durable, more versatile, and more comfortable than a khaki fabric. Jungle Cloth is exactly that. The SEXT17 is made of a black garment dyed "Jungle Cloth" (100% cotton gros-grain). Used by the USN from the 1920's to 1950's, this fabric has amazing sturdiness and is also weatherproof and comfortable to wear. It was loomed to USN specs by Toyo's (Sugar Cane, Buzz Rickson, Mister Freedom) fabric mills in Japan. Jungle cloth is a very durable fabric that far outlasts any khaki (fabric, not color) on the market, also due to it's gros-grain weave the fabric is weatherproof and extremely soft on one side, the inside of the pant. The inside feels like pressed cashmere while the outside is a smooth and slick canvas so any dirt or contaminants are easily brushed off. Self Edge x Toyo Enterprises = SEXT17 - The Stealth Jungle Cloth Pant [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

Dry Bones - Japanese Denim

[B]Rock Out This Winter With Dry Bones[/B] Fresh from the cold winter days of Tokyo comes four new pieces from Dry Bones along with a restock of their Red-D jeans and Dual-Prong Belts. First up we have a beautiful melton wool Award Jacket with a quilted interior. Custom oversized cat-eye buttons and a great thick ribbing makes this a stellar winter jacket that's comfortable and warm. Next up we've received two button down shirts. One is a micro-cord shirt with a woven jacquard fabric as the front yoke. Dry Bones has been doing this exact repro for almost twenty years, every year a different color. It just so happens that very recently a high-end Japanese brand has become very popular producing these exact shirts, I guess when you make something for long enough it'll be hip at least once during your lifetime. The next shirt is a 100% cotton flannel with red Bakelite-like buttons, the pattern on this shirt pops. Last up is a jacquard loom woven sweater made of an acrylic/wool/nylon blend which is crazy soft on the inside and outside. The Fair Isle pattern looks great with the colors they've used on this sweater. [B]Dry Bones Melton Wool Award Jacket[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim

The Official Roy Denim Thread

[B]Roy's Jeans - The Cone Mills Project - Straight & Narrow Fits[/B] Roy Slaper is back with his first denim jean release in many months. This long overdue set of jeans is made up of a custom fabric from Cone Mills made exactly to Roy's specs. This is the first time in over three decades that Cone has produced an unsanforized fabric for anybody, and therefore we feel that this is history in the making. The denim is a loomstate unsanforized indigo denim that clocks in at 13oz per square yard in it's raw state. The fabric has a slight gray-cast to it and feels far heavier than it's stated weight due to it's weave and loomstate nature. The jeans themselves come in two fits, both a slim and a straight leg. Both silhouettes are slightly modified from past iterations of Roy's straight and slim fits. Never content with just "doing another run", Roy has improved and tweaked everything surrounding the production of these jeans. The stitching of the body is even finer and more accurate and we love the fully lined back pockets and coin pocket; i don't believe we've ever seen a lined coin pocket on a pair of jeans before. The rear pocket hems now have a hand-done welt in them, mimicking the vintage style belt-loops found on many of the best Japanese brands. And last but not least the back pockets have been slightly reduced in size from past versions. Jeans from Roy don't come often and we can't keep them in stock as long as we'd like, so if you've been waiting for a pair, now is the time. [B]Roy RS03 - Straight Leg[/B] [Image]

2 Weeks ago in Denim
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