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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #675 on: March 20, 2015, 11:42:37 pm »
I think gwillig means they run a half size bigger, right?

Personally I think that's more true for the engineers than sneakers. JL doesn't make an 11.5 in sneakers, but I'm fairly certain I couldn't have sized down from my usual 12us to 11.5 in the Lofgren sneakers.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #676 on: March 21, 2015, 12:30:25 am »
For me I could (and for the sneaker, do) wear a 9 in either and am reliably, digitally and Brannock measured 9.5 D US.
Think it, be it.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #677 on: April 01, 2015, 04:18:55 pm »
got the navys in size 8 from Self Edge and there is a bit of heel slippage even with the extra insoles. do they make these in size 7.5?

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #678 on: April 02, 2015, 04:13:23 am »
Hey fellas,

Following up on my ELMC inquiry, I just got three t-shirts I ordered from them in the mail!



Fit pic:



Mini review:

So, I guess all these t-shirts are made for ELMC by John Lofgren, I'm assuming in the same factories that make his other t-shirts/clothing articles, but that is pure conjecture. The blue shirt seems to fit pretty well, I am 5' 10" at about 10% bodyfat and 168 pounds and I went with a size 40 on all of these. I think that the measurements in the chest, shoulders, and sleeve length are all spot on for what I like and what I was expecting, although the shirts are a bit long for my taste. You can't see it in the picture, but it bunches up a lot at the bottom if I let it sit naturally and if I try to kind of even it out, it's pretty long in the body (at least to someone who prefers a more form fitting silhouette!). I think with a hot wash and a trip through the dryer though, that these tee's will all be in the perfect place fit-wise.

As far as materials go, I am a bit taken aback. The henley and ringer tees are made of a really soft medium/heavy weight cotton that is pretty similar to John's striped-t's and I thought that they felt really nice to the touch and justified the higher price paid for them. However, with the navy blue pocket tee, the cotton is fairly coarse and a bit thinner than the other two. I wouldn't call it itchy, but it's certainly one of the rougher tees that I own and is just not as comfortable as the others.

All in all, I would say that this was an 8.5 experience with John Lofgren for ELMC. ELMC's customer service was very helpful when I had a question about SagePay, and I think the product I got from them met expectations. I'm a little disappointed that it took 12 days to get to me, but that's just from me being an anxious wanker. I'm also thrown for a little bit of a loop with the blue pocket-tee but that may just be because I'm particular about my clothes! I'm sure no one short of the IH forums would have any issues and I definitely would recommend shopping with ELMC. Hope this helps anyone interested in purchasing from them!

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #679 on: April 02, 2015, 05:34:24 am »

I'm particular about my clothes!

Sounds like you need some flat head stuff ;)

I really like the ringer. You wholeheartedly recommend that one? And is it as long as the blue one? I had to sell my foggy dye tee because it was too long so maybe I shouldn't get my hopes up...

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #680 on: April 02, 2015, 03:46:05 pm »

I'm particular about my clothes!

Sounds like you need some flat head stuff ;)

I really like the ringer. You wholeheartedly recommend that one? And is it as long as the blue one? I had to sell my foggy dye tee because it was too long so maybe I shouldn't get my hopes up...
Hey Ben,

Got a coupleplain THC shirts in black and white, they're absolutely great! I don't think these shirts are coming in at that level of durability or nearly as tightly woven, but they're still nice. That ringer, in size 40, measures 27" from the collar to the hemline. I know you wear a 40 in the FH tees, so this may not be up your alley-lengthwise. No idea what the dimensions of other sizes are because they don't put them on the website... Don't know if I can give em my wholehearted backing just because I know you like your tees shorter in the body . I'd say the FH tees are still a cut above

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #681 on: April 06, 2015, 04:39:20 pm »





Had to get these after seeing @davito and @Sugar Mountain 's pics. Also have been wanting some blue/gum sneakers after seeing @summ3rhays post his Spalwarts each time.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #682 on: April 06, 2015, 04:40:26 pm »
Nice @goodrain.  Those look sweet!
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #683 on: May 22, 2015, 04:10:30 pm »
Though I'm confused by his calling it a "heavy full-grain suede" (perhaps he means roughout), the latest JL engineers look good:

Think it, be it.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #684 on: November 06, 2015, 06:27:08 pm »
Hey guys, figured this was worthy of a bump.
New John Lofgren Dessau sneakers! Going to be a lovely replacement for my old Converse 70's.
Need to get a pair of the white ones next.





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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #685 on: November 06, 2015, 06:55:49 pm »
looking sweet nice hi-tops @Broark you took the same size as in your champion sneakers?
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #686 on: November 06, 2015, 06:57:51 pm »
Thanks @davito, and yes same size as my Champions.

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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #687 on: November 06, 2015, 07:06:56 pm »
Cool man thanks and enjoy them @Broark
Cheers,
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #688 on: November 06, 2015, 07:24:20 pm »
@Broark  I need to ask the obligatory sizing question: how did you size compared to your Converse 70's?
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Re: John Lofgren (Speedway)
« Reply #689 on: November 06, 2015, 07:26:54 pm »
@FurattoHeddo 70's I wear an 11.5, I took an 11 in these.
Haven't gotten to wear the Dessau much yet but they feel similar size-wise, maybe a little more room in the toe?
Which would be a good thing, since the 70's have always felt a teeny bit narrow.