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Eternal 872 10th Anniversary Jeans c. 2007

I bought these jeans lightly used off the superfuture sales board back in 2007, but never really wore them much because the cut was a little too baggy for me. They’d been sitting around for years until recently when I took them to my tailor to be tapered and shortened; now they’re among my favorite jeans to wear.

The denim is a really slubby hank-dyed (where each individual thread is dipped in indigo dye multiple times, resulting in a much more saturated finished denim) 18 ounces, which makes these great winter jeans. In terms of denim texture and color, these are definitely the most complex jeans I own.  

Heschung Boots

Pure Blue Japan

Pure Blue Japan

Yesterday’s city casual.

Yesterday’s city casual.

Button detail: Pure Blue Japan XX-005

Denim stack.

Denim stack.

Denims.

Denims.

Some say a tie is never appropriate without a sport coat or suit…I disagree.
Jacket: Nordstrom Harrington Jacket (super-nice jacket, silk bemberg lining in sleeves, horn buttons, etc.), thrifted $7
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $5
Sweater: Banana Republic merino v-neck, $20
Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005 tapered to an 8” opening, Superfuture B+S
Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell, recycled clothing store NWOT $17 

Some say a tie is never appropriate without a sport coat or suit…I disagree.

Jacket: Nordstrom Harrington Jacket (super-nice jacket, silk bemberg lining in sleeves, horn buttons, etc.), thrifted $7

Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren OCBD, thrifted $5

Sweater: Banana Republic merino v-neck, $20

Jeans: Pure Blue Japan XX-005 tapered to an 8” opening, Superfuture B+S

Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell, recycled clothing store NWOT $17 

Details on the Eternal 872s. 

sunny weather continues, and I go sockless…

sunny weather continues, and I go sockless…

Shirt: Huntington, thrifted $3

Tie: Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren for Neiman Marcus navy silk grenadine, thrifted $4

Jeans: Eternal 872 10th Anniversary, $125 Superfuture B+S forum (the denim on these is insane; details to come later today)

Belt: Tommy Hilfiger, TJ Maxx $10

Shoes: Rockport, ebay $20

Today’s fit.
Boot: Red Wing Chukka, bought NWOT at used clothing store $36
Jeans: Dope and Drakkar, bought at another branch of the above-mentioned store $25. This day was crazy. I found a bunch of Japanese denim in my size for $25 a pop. I find it hard to believe that someone who paid $200-300 for jeans that were still like new would sell them to a shop for about $15 a pop cash, a little more in trade. Oh well, I wasn’t complaining. Got some Full Count, RRL, Sugar Cane, Dope and Drakkar, and Warehouse jeans that day. Sold all the others, gave a pair to a friend, and kept these here. I kinda’ think some dude got robbed, and then someone sold his jeans.
Shirt: Lands’ End Canvas chambray ‘work’ shirt, thrifted $5
Tie: Lands’ End Canvas, on clearance for maybe ~$7
Sweater: J Crew, gift 

Today’s fit.

Boot: Red Wing Chukka, bought NWOT at used clothing store $36

Jeans: Dope and Drakkar, bought at another branch of the above-mentioned store $25. This day was crazy. I found a bunch of Japanese denim in my size for $25 a pop. I find it hard to believe that someone who paid $200-300 for jeans that were still like new would sell them to a shop for about $15 a pop cash, a little more in trade. Oh well, I wasn’t complaining. Got some Full Count, RRL, Sugar Cane, Dope and Drakkar, and Warehouse jeans that day. Sold all the others, gave a pair to a friend, and kept these here. I kinda’ think some dude got robbed, and then someone sold his jeans.

Shirt: Lands’ End Canvas chambray ‘work’ shirt, thrifted $5

Tie: Lands’ End Canvas, on clearance for maybe ~$7

Sweater: J Crew, gift