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Has SC ever made a black dyed warp, white weft jean? Would love that variety.
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Ordered some Buzz chinos from HPA this morning. A pleasure to deal with and a super easy transaction on the phone. Thanks Charlie.
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Originally posted by devilish devilish wrote:

Ordered some Buzz chinos from HPA this morning. A pleasure to deal with and a super easy transaction on the phone. Thanks Charlie.

Thank YOU for your valued order!  Your package shipped on 2/18 via Priority Mail, just as requested, but due to the snow we received I don't know if you'll notice any delay in delivery.  Please let me know if there are any fit issues or other questions I can help with once you receive the shipment.  

As for the snow, this has caused more lost days, lost hours, delayed openings, loss of productivity, and lost revenue than I can ever recall.  We were jammed up even without the snow, but with it on a constant basis, I'm concerned about having time to photograph new spring items due to arrive soon.  

There's no winning, and having your own business seems more and more to reflect some masochistic tendencies I never knew I had.   
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You guys got hammered out there on the E. Coast...we had our fair share in Detroit too, but not nearly as bad. Nice to see you on here Charles! Clap
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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

Has SC ever made a black dyed warp, white weft jean? Would love that variety.

Thanks for the interesting question, Texas.  I'd like to say they did years ago, but the jean I think I'm recalling may have actually been a Buzz Rickson William Gibson item and not SC.  

I can say this came up during a meeting about a year ago and we expressed joint interest in making the denim type.  If you and other members here would like to see something like this happen, let's begin the dialog here now.  If we have a reasonable interest level, I can then take it further with the manufacturer either as a special run for the world, a USA exclusive, or even an HPA exclusive.  

What sort of fit and style would you folks want?  Traditional would clearly be the original Type I 1947 style, but something a little tailored along the lines of the Type II 1947 might be very appropriate.  

How about the weight of the denim?  If we go with a typical 14.25-ounce denim as found on the 1947 Original Type I jeans, this should be fairly simple to pull off, though we can do heavier weights.  

Do you want special pocket linings and detailing to further the exclusive nature of this model, or would you prefer to stay basic and keep the cost close to $200 per pair?

Great idea, now it's up to those who like this idea to help make it happen.  Clap

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Thank you, RH; it's fun to be here, too!  

Snow wouldn't bother me if I didn't have numerous responsibilities to employees and customers.  I have an awesome snowblower (Ariens 36" Commercial) that allows me to take care of my neighbors, but it still takes time to prepare, clear the snow, then put the machine away and make sure gas is replenished for the next one, belts and oil are up to snuff, etc.  Then all the shrubs that aren't wrapped have to be cleared, and even those that are wrapped can only have so much snow left behind when we're getting 16 inches.

I'm working on some neat products for later this year and into next year, so this helps a bit to keep my mind off of the snow.  I can say now that we'll have Lone Wolf Engineer boots arriving that will fit up to USA size 11 as measured on the Brannock device.  If anyone is interested in getting on the notification list, please let me know.  

Thank you.
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History Preservation Associates
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Ph: 856-489-8103
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E: fragen@historypreservation.com
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Firstly, I am totally on board with black warp, white weft SC!

On the Type I or II, I've only seen the Type I posted as "fit pics" and they're pretty great, but I wouldn't want to rule out the Type II … especially because the LVC 1947 is regarded as the most perfect fitting denim by most people and they tend to be on the slim side … as modeled by Mr Randal here: http://www.denimbro.com/whats-your-favorite-jean_topic516.html

Perhaps they can do away with the Type moniker and make a special LVC 1947 fit per example.

I'm also a proponent of the "no arcs" "no tabs" like the ones you sell on HP. They just look more classy and minimalistic. There are a bunch who like the SC arcs, though. Same pockets and hardware as the regular SC '47.

Some ridiculously beautiful black Samurai:





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Thank you for the feedback, TX; the Sami's look great, as they usually do.  I'll be exploring the overall market interest this year for the black denim and will make requests to Sugar Cane if I believe it's justified. Anyone who shares this same interest for black SC jeans can add their six bits here or send to me at the office.  

The original 1947 is a fab cut for this concept, though the LVC rendition may be a little different from the SC. I've personally never tried on the LVC 1947 in my size to compare with the vintage 1947s I have, but my SC 1947s are pretty much clones with respect to fit.  The SC Type II 1947 could also be a great move in black, but fit isn't the main issue at this point in time.

Regarding the detailing, unless market forces dictate otherwise, I agree that these should be kept simple and clean.  If not for the nuisance (and cost to some) of the LS & C cleanup of Japanese denim makers in the use of arcs and red tabs a few years ago, I told SC that this was actually a great thing, since the SC product was good enough to stand on its own and the brand didn't need to be a denim label known for copying vintage Levis.  SC wanted to introduce their own new pocket stitching after this event, but I convinced them that plain pockets were better and that forging a new, simplified identity would do more for the brand than looking like another pair of Levis to the general public.  

SC then created their new line of Star jeans with the star on the back pockets and agreed to leave the mainstay items alone with plain pockets.  While they continue to expand their Star line, they've left the backbone pieces alone and sales have only gotten better for these jeans; I can only hope they continue to see the wisdom in this choice and that they'd listen to me with greater frequency.  Wink
Charles DiSipio
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Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Ph: 856-489-8103
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E: fragen@historypreservation.com
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Glad you feel the same way about the arcs and tabs. Go for a new, HPA specific, fit if this is going to be a special run. I'll be looking to order 3 pairs if they're like the SC '47 in terms of frills and quality.
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Hi Charles. Any chance you could get 34w or 36w 1947's with a 36 inch inseam. At 6'2" 34 is just a bit short. I need a 35 or I look like I'm digging clams.


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