Durable cotton t-shirts to pair with leather jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rich22, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I've often said "everything is political", but I don't think I've ever applied it to socks before! Thanks, that's interesting to learn. Also never seen the original-type tabi before; I was indeed thinking of the modern, stretch version. Those are some connections I'd certainly prefer to avoid, though...

    (Interesting that Japan has abandoned the bamboo scaffolding - modern H&S legislation? They're still widely used in Hong Kong, but Chinese territories, including the SAR, aren't big on H&S!)

    Interesting the lack of seams (ringspun?) is seen as a luxury option these days. I would have assumed it was more complex or expensive to produce, but I have some cheap vests I bought in Peacocks that are made that way, so.... ?
     
  2. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @Edward, steel scaffolding? It's an attempt to bolster demand for Japanese steel during almost 20 years of economic stagnation, when to be frank, if the Japanese steel industry is uncompetitive, it should restructure instead of continuing a 40 year old business model.
     
  3. SimonR

    SimonR One of the Regulars

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    Ditto ... my cheap amazon vests are ringspun ... I think the dearer versions are perhaps less prone to loosing shape ... I've ordered a pack of the Kirkland to see what they are like as my wrangler cowboy cut jeans show you don't always have to pay top money :)
     
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  4. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    $160 IH, obviously the best thing to wear to repair stone work ;)
    Must admit I'm just not really a t-shirt guy these days, but this morning what heck.
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  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    @Dav, i’ve been meaning to hound you about updating the engineer boots page with those new RC but I suppose we could talk about the sailor jerry instead.
     
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  6. Edward

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    Jinkies, yes. I have soem lovely, expeinsive jeans sitting waiting for me to lose as couplec of stone, but when I wantec some to wear for now, Herself went online and found the Wrangler Cowboy Cut. Frankly, for me these are the discovery of the century, so far - vintage cut (unchanged since 1947), good quality and not scary expensive? The Holy Trifecta! I'm practically evangelical about mine. I'm even considering buying a pair of black jeans for the first time in well over a decade...

    The dye effect round the neck is interesting. Is that replicating an original T?
     
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  7. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    I think that's just a shadow, Edward.
    Does look a bit odd though.
     
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  8. John Lukich

    John Lukich New in Town

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    Fit pic of the Lady White, size S. I typically wear a 36 in jackets. Definitely a trim look, but I think I can get away with it. Very comfortable to wear, so far. In reality, the real test will be how I feel about it a year from now. Do I reach for it often? Or does it sit in the dresser for months at a time? First impressions are really good, for now.

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  9. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    Big J, it is a shoes off party up here in Canada too, for the most part. If I ever came in the house and kept my shoes on, my mother would give me a verbal lashing and a nasty side eye look that would stop me in my tracks. Now when my wife comes in and keeps hers shoes on, even just to grab something quick, I let her have it.

    No shoes worn inside my house.
     
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  10. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    I really appreciate shoes-off-indoors cultures. Really do. And offering guest footwear at the door is plain ol' smart. In my experience, the only people who begrudge the custom, or request, are people who have never cleaned a house for themselves. The types who benefited from other people doing certain types of community work and have no real appreciation for it being actual work. What they do is work, but everyone else doing anything different is something other than work. I'm sure you get the gist of what I'm saying here.

    I can't imagine living in a big city where walking and public transportation are the main forms of movement and not taking shoes off at the door. Heck, walking through your normal parking lot should be clear reason enough. I wish I had a nickel for every time I've seen an ill someone spit out a loogie on the way into a store.
     
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  11. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    My friend used to say it's all just the same old atoms. Makes sense in a way but then again he ended up in a mental institution so I don't know how legit his views of the world are. . .
     
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  12. Big J

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    @Colin G, Ernest P Shackleton,
    The Japanese suffered an apocalyptic plague about 2500 years ago (I don't quite recall off hand) that destroyed their society Mad Max style.
    Taking shoes off in the house, separate toilet slippers etc is probably the last cultural memory of that.
    But in the modern era, there sure is s lot of spitting going on, and Japan has a lot of lung infections.
     

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