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    Field Leathers

    Thank you (and many thanks for sharing tips via PM)! It would have been a slimmer fit, but I lost about 15 pounds in weight from the time the pattern was made to when the jacket arrived. Briefly thought about contacting Greg about that, but I still had the toile and when I tried it on again...
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    Field Leathers

    Hi! I do not know the answer there. But I can tell you that when I received the toile mock-up, the top hem of the shoulders were extending too far beyond my actual shoulders. So when I asked for adjustments, one of those was to narrow the top shoulder hem by 1 inch on each side, which Greg did.
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    (Cross-posted from the Field Leathers thread.) My Field Leathers navy shinki Michigan has arrived...and I love it!
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    Field Leathers

    Thank you! Good heft indeed. This is not the thinner/pliable stuff. I agree that this pattern really highlights Greg's stitching skills. If you see this jacket strolling around Vancouver, it is me! If you see a nearly identical one in Europe, that would likely be @Tom71
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    Field Leathers

    My Field Leathers navy shinki Michigan has arrived...and I love it!
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    Field Leathers

    Greg has finished my jacket...and made it "Insta-famous" (lol) by posting pics of it on the Field Leathers Instagram. I am so thrilled with how it looks - now counting down the days until I get my hands on it!!!
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    Show us Pics of your Deers, my Dears!

    And Viberg 310s?
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    Field Leathers

    After waiting the requisite time, I am pleased to say that Greg is currently working on my bespoke Michigan in blue shinki HH (inspired by/copied from @Tom71 ). So far the process has been a pleasure, and the extra 100 pounds to get the toile sent to me was well worth it - couple tweaks...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Was just thinking the exact same thing!
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Nice herringbone! I've been eyeing vintage Harris Tweed blazers myself, but the ones I'm seeing for sale in my size from vintage sellers are more like $70-$120. Still not bad, but can't compete with $4.69!!!!!!
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Is this what the kids call a photo dump? LOL! ;)
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    Help! Unbranded jeans feel crushing my balls

    I'll politely disagree. I have about 15 pairs of selvedge jeans that range from $40 (Uniqlo) all the way past $400 (Stevenson Overall, Iron Heart, etc.) My best fitting, most worn, and very well-constructed pairs are Unbranded (made in China/Macau from Japanese selvedge) and Uniqlo (made in...
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    Help! Unbranded jeans feel crushing my balls

    Huh - I suspect you bought the wrong make/model/fit in the Unbranded lineup. I often find many brands and fits of jeans to be tight in the crotch...so I solved the problem by buying 2 models of Unbranded selvedge and they fit me great. In a very general sense, if you have this fit problem you...
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    Brooks leathers

    Hi Folks, The Brooks landed today and I am thrilled! The jacket looks practically unworn for an item near 50 years old. In fantastic condition! That bottom hem is soooooo close to even...close enough for me to be very happy. BTW the jacket is labelled as a 46 and it is TTS, but considering...
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    Brooks leathers

    Just as an illustration of what I'm talking about, here is a link to a later Brooks sold by Thurston Bros that has this issue...but I have seen many where the uneven hem is even more prominent: https://www.thurston-bros.com/products/vintage-brooks-cafe-racer-jacket-size-38

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