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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Denise Bryson

Anyone else love jeans?

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Recently I've developed a mild enthusiasm an unhealthy obsession with jeans. I've worn jeans all my life, but I can't explain this recent denim fetish, especially if it's from Levi Strauss.

 

Yesterday I bought a mid blue pair and black pair of 501s to add to my collection including two blue 503 bootcuts, a black straight cut 514 and a blue 527 bootcut with a leather patch!

 

I hope to acquire more and fill up several drawers with these beauties.

 

I also find it funny with the 501s, women get confused when they have to unbutton you when they're undoing your trousers. They expect a zipper!

 

Any preferred brand? What jeans does JWfan wear? What jeans does John Williams wear?

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Sure! 

 

Jean Arthur was great in old Hollywood films. Jean Smart is a wonderful current character actress.  Jean Craighead George wrote some of my favorite childrens novels I loved when I was a kid.

 

Lots of great Jeans!

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Blue Jeans, slim fit. All week long, except in summer when it's too hot.

 

I already had guys with button jeans to unbutton... souvenirs... souvenirs...

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I'm kind of sensitive to clothes. Recently I've only been wearing slim fit chinos, anything else makes me feel uncomfortable. I sometimes wear the same pair of pants for 2 weeks just because I don't feel like wearing anything else.

 

It really has to be a special kind of slim fit. Almost a skinny fit, but not quite as tight.

 

When I think about this shit, it makes me feel mentally ill, to be honest.

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5 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Hey Drax, when you meet up with a girl, you don't go on about Trump, jeans and leather jackets for the duration of the date do you?

 

No, I talk about corded telephones, CRT TVs, erectile dysfunction, and the 1988 War of the Worlds TV series.

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I wear Levi's 507 Slim Bootcut Jeans, which Levi's stopped producing a decade or so ago. In fact, I have one of my last remaining relatively unworn pairs at the tailor's right now.

 

Drax, have you ever done 501s the right way, meaning the shrink-to-fit?

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28 minutes ago, Godzilla said:

 

Oh man, those are 501s!

 

These look like early nineties style though. Norma wears a pair similar at one point in Twin Peaks. On a woman I prefer a cut closer to the hips. 

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Just on the shrink-to-fit stuff. After some labourous research, I found that 501s are either original fit or shrink-to-fit, but never both at the same time. According to the labels, the ones I bought were original fit.

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Shrink-to-fit aren't made right these days, anyway. They're way too big of a fit. They're supposed to achieve more of a classic fitted Steve McQueen type of look, but they fit like shit and fade horribly. I believe that Levi's has increased the sizing to accommodate the increasingly obese population. Weirdly, they just introduced 501 skinny jeans. Historically, they were fairly skinny.

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Having followed Godzilla's obsession on Facebook, I have to say the quality of LEVI's has gone downhill.

 

I find Wrangler, Lee and even Sams Club brand last longer than Levi. Their quality is nowhere where it is was 10-15 years ago. They tear easily and if you're like me and wear a belt, the loops will end up ripping out of their seams. Plus they are over priced in my opinion.

 

I love jeans and wear them quite a bit, even as dress attire. A nice pair of jeans go good with a jacket and tie. 

 

 

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I'm still wearing the same Levi's 507 Slim Bootcut jeans from 10 years ago. Amazing quality. They still look the same way they did when they were new. It was all downhill after they discontinued those.

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Although I wear blue jeans for general casual wear, I find the black ones ideal for business attire because the pockets are tighter than traditional slacks, which have loose pockets and my phone, wallet and keys keep falling out when I'm commuting to and from work.

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