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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2021, 02:13:34 pm »
When I was viewing the first sample of the IHJ-35 - Black Cowhide “One Star” Jacket in Tokyo, which as per norm was my size (well, actually Haraki's but luckily I happen to fit the same size tops as him), I asked him how many Yen I needed to give him there and then to take it home with me.

I've never done that before or since.

There is actually very little that Haraki shows me that I am not excited about.  I tend to expect most stuff to be amazing, with the occasional "you can release that in Japan if you like, but I won't be buying any" piece  :)

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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2021, 02:45:55 pm »
Thanks G!

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« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2021, 04:35:59 pm »
Giles- After the acquisition of my new Indigo N1 deck vest, i got curious. Why did the Indigo version cause such a premium if the Wabash or other indigo dyed items retail in line with other shirts?
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« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2021, 04:41:06 pm »
Just a guess.

We did a relatively small run of the indigo whipcord.

Also, costs are going up in the factories and new fabrics get the costs worked out from first principles, but the Japanese are not very good at going back and looking how increased costs affect stuff that has been being made for ages, so they tend not to increase costs of older stuff until they realise they're taking a hosing.
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« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2021, 06:06:44 pm »
@jordanscollected I'm unsure if this was the case, but there was also some talk before release of the difficulties involved in indigo dyeing whipcord effectively. I believe it was challenging and took multiple dips. This would add to to cost if true.

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« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2021, 06:12:55 pm »
great info from you both. Thanks and I'm glad i scored this when I had the chance. It seems like there was someone else watching the 2 larges, because the moment i bought mine, the last one sold too. 
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« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2021, 01:42:18 am »
...when do the UHF's start being released? I use the Harakisan picture of the stack of UHF material for 2021 as a screen saver. :)
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« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2021, 06:25:20 am »
...when do the UHF's start being released? I use the Harakisan picture of the stack of UHF material for 2021 as a screen saver. :)
Hopefully Giles won’t mind me fielding this one.

The first UHF of the A/W season tends to arrive late August and the remainer of the releases are spread over the rest of the calender year to November/December.

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« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2021, 07:44:28 am »
We'll get a restock of the current constant production UHFs, the red/black buffalo and the blue/black ombré before then
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« Reply #114 on: January 15, 2021, 10:07:43 am »
Red/Black ombré western UHF re-coming in a near future? Giles?


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« Reply #115 on: January 15, 2021, 10:40:18 am »
No current plans....
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« Reply #116 on: January 15, 2021, 02:36:42 pm »
...thanks guy's!
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« Reply #117 on: January 15, 2021, 02:41:57 pm »
...on a side note, Graham just informed me that a package that was lost in the wilderness will be arriving today! 8) So happy that worked out for all of us! Have a great weekend everyone! :)
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« Reply #118 on: January 27, 2021, 10:05:59 pm »
Giles, do you have a pair of jeans that you keep nice for dressing up? if so, what are they?

If not, what would you choose as "nice dinner and drinks but still wearing denim" jeans?
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« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2021, 07:20:34 am »
I typically wear one pair of jeans with no rotation until another denim and/or cut comes along that I want to try. If I am forced to wear something other than those, I'll reluctantly pull on a pair of chinos, or if it is a wedding or a funeral, a dark blue linen suit. In the summer I will wear shorts a lot and if I am wearing waders, I'll wear sweat pants under them.

And to me, a pair of jeans is a pair of jeans, I don't understand the concept of smart versus non-smart.  They all start smart but end up being non-smart.

Sorry....
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