Well, it came and I'm happy.
The collar folded or something in transit, so it won't lay flat just yet. The rest is loosening quickly; break in is much harder with selvedge jeans.
I wanted a fit that could give me a bit of room for a light sweater, but still get away with a t-shirt. I wasn't...
Thanks Will. As mentioned earlier in the thread, although you might find the right chest size, the sleeves and length are issues. 24". Blast it.
Arms and torsos weren't shorter 80 years ago...it was likely the style, with long gloves.
This is true. Those dang sleeves. 2 years ago on the FL classifieds a guy had this amazing 1930's horsehide Windward jacket. It looked like an original Aero Bootlegger. But the sleeves were a ridiculous 23.5", I think. Far too short. The fit pics of the guy selling it were unfortunately as...
When the pandemic began, with lots of downtime at home in front of the computer, I developed a sudden interest in unique, heritage, and vintage clothing. Ironic, given that for many, many months, the only place anything got regular wear was in my living room or basement office.
So for the...
This thread is beginning to sound like a sales pitch, ha ha...but totally agree:
-USA made (100 percent in the case of Cone Mills deadstock pairs)
-chain stitched hems, waist
-cool issues of many denim types
An issue, but why they are much cheaper is a difficult return policy...
I think I have 12 pairs of BS jeans? Plus three jackets. I'm a huge fan. Ironically I wair an extremely faded pair of 21.5 oz BS heavies almost all the time when I should be developing fades on the other pairs. But this one pair is so soft inside now!