Menswear: The 'Rough And Rugged' Thread.


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Sayword
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25 Jan 2013 07:13
Wisdom From LOST WORLDS Leathers
http://www.lostworldsinc.com/
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO MAKE THESE JACKETS?

Today’s clothing differs completely from that of the past. Then, clothing was meant to be functional, strong and well made: during and after the Great Depression people lacked the money to change "fashion statements" with the weather! Things were made to last, even to be handed down.

Before the introduction of synthetics (Polar Fleece, Hollofil, Gore-Tex, etc.) sturdy leathers and woolens were used for warmth. The look and feel of these older materials differ wholly from current clothing.

People think, for instance, that fragile, short-lived, non-performing leather like lambskin is the thing to have. We don’t. We call such taxi leather – great if your life consists of getting in and out of taxis. Geez, they make condoms out of lambskin. Maybe that’s the point! You are what you wear?

Sorry to sound so aggressive, but Fashion doesn’t interest us a bit. Fashion's not for men. Style is. Fashion is fleeting, Style remains forever. (Coco Chanel said this.) We make clothing with which customers establish emotional bonds. Like a beloved dog, our clothing is always at your side, recalling the best times, ready for the worst. Clothing that becomes a part of one’s memory, not clothing soon forgotten. Clothing a joy to wear, not a necessity, unless a psychic one.
Nick.
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25 Jan 2013 07:23
i should do some scans of my Workwear and Lightning mags.
Nick.
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25 Jan 2013 19:35
as per above, random pics from workwear/lightning. Anyone who buys these mags will know these photos aren't really indicative of their quality….more so of their content.

Sayword
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25 Jan 2013 19:47
good work! Eye-wink
snaye
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25 Jan 2013 23:00
Some of those old Joe ones are Cool I thought this thread was going to get a touch too much tenderloin but your posting some interesting stuff Say.
DY
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25 Jan 2013 23:03
was thinking that too, some really good styles being shown, especially Nicks. stuff.
Sayword
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25 Jan 2013 23:12
Old Joe & Co.
http://www.oldjoe.jp/
Sayword
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25 Jan 2013 23:29
Nick.
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26 Jan 2013 00:39
doomedyouth wrote: was thinking that too, some really good styles being shown, especially Nicks. stuff.

i read all of your posts as sarcastic but if you're being sincere on this occasion then thank you, I'll keep posting in this thread
Seventyfour
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26 Jan 2013 00:44
Anything worthy of this thread thats not Japanese?
DY
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26 Jan 2013 00:45
Nick. wrote:
doomedyouth wrote: was thinking that too, some really good styles being shown, especially Nicks. stuff.

i read all of your posts as sarcastic but if you're being sincere on this occasion then thank you, I'll keep posting in this thread

nah being serious pal

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26 Jan 2013 00:54
russ74 wrote: Anything worthy of this thread thats not Japanese?

there's a cool feature in one of my mags on old-town clothing that springs to mind.


http://www.old-town.co.uk/
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26 Jan 2013 02:27
russ74 wrote: Anything worthy of this thread thats not Japanese?
Why don't you contribute something, if you prefer, non-japanese.
Seventyfour
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26 Jan 2013 03:07
You've got the wrong end of the stick mate, there is some great stuff in here, and tried to find a few of the bits, but its to hard to get hold of, ok you can proxy stuff but it ends up costing a fortune, doesn't fit, can't return it and end up taking a massive hit when selling on, if you can sell on!
I'm looking for similar but not as much of a pain in the arse to buy!
Sayword
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26 Jan 2013 04:39
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Sale_Mens.html
http://www.mrmuddandmrgold.com/en/
there was a frech motor cycle spot that sold jap stuff but I can't remember the name
Nick.
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26 Jan 2013 08:52
Bunkerstud bitches


Shinsuke Cool



Bennelli
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26 Jan 2013 20:30
Threads taking shape Ubercool

Nick Clements (photographer) for Fiskens & Ralph Lauren Drinks 2012



billybrown
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26 Jan 2013 21:24
Good thread.
Hanto
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3117 posts since 30/11/09

26 Jan 2013 21:38
I find Workwear to have a bit too much archive stuff from adverts. Mind you I've only got Free and Easy to compare it too and they have a bit of an obsession with RRL. Mind you they are great references for brands. Has anyone bought any others that are good, like 2nd, Lightning and Popeye as I have got any F&E for a while because of the cost!


Great shop if anyone ever gets the chance to go; mind its a little bit out of the way. Pretty expensive too. Any swedes on here ever been to Unionville?
Bennelli
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26 Jan 2013 22:06
http://www.misterfreedom.com/