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  1. Seb Lucas

    “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” ~ John F. Kennedy

    I just responded but changed my mind; the thread will get clogged with irrelevancies (by me).
  2. Seb Lucas

    “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” ~ John F. Kennedy

    Interesting. I think the internet and the ongoing quest for authenticity though consumer goods has resulted in many people seeing things and looking for things that mostly were not really noticed before. Even a by-product of photographing everything has resulted in us all becoming more detail...
  3. Seb Lucas

    Classic department store?

    It's interesting this one. As a young person I would insist on seeing all things at the cinema. Sometimes many times over. But I go to a cinema probably once every 10 years these days. I actively avoid the cinema to be honest. I don't like large groups of people and, frankly, I saw movies every...
  4. Seb Lucas

    Help identifying a vintage cafe racer jacket

    I don't think there is evidence that jackets shrink over time. I'm not saying it can't happen but there is no documentation establishing this is a thing. I have owned leather jackets over 35 years and I have never had a jacket shrink on me. But jackets may shrink if you dry them quickly using...
  5. Seb Lucas

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    I understood some of this just not how the blue ones were derived. So these are the measurements a proper tailor would want?
  6. Seb Lucas

    “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” ~ John F. Kennedy

    I That's critical Dude. In the review community it's getting harder to tell who is a shill and who is legit. We live in a saturated world of phoney product 'reviews' - this era's slightly more cunning marketing strategies. People buy things based on a tissue of lies. In relation to jacket...
  7. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    And now, Scottish Vs English Vs Aussie. You can't win, Cobber....
  8. Seb Lucas

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    Quilted has to be wormer because it is synthetic, double layered and filled with air trapping spun fibres.
  9. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    I see your point. I don't think Aero is trying to compete with the high craft artisanal makers. As Edward has so well put this, Aero is making jackets in the spirit of those of the period but is not trying to copy directly or perfect the patterns and craftsmanship.
  10. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    I think that's pretty obvious too.
  11. Seb Lucas

    You know you are getting old when:

    So that demonstrates to me he doesn't wear a wig. He has good stubble growth after a shave and a widow's peak. His hair is not what it was, sure, but product can fill in the blanks. You can see the window's peak when his hair is long. That article - and there are whole websites frequented by...
  12. Seb Lucas

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    The flare effect is caused by the double thickness of the cuff against the softer single ply sleeve. It goes away over time as the cuffs soften.
  13. Seb Lucas

    Himel Bros Chevalier bis

    I don 't understand why it would be acceptable on a $1K jacket. Where is the scale that determines when a failure in a core artisanal skill is ok? I wouldn't accept it on a $600 Vanson. This level of stitching on a 5* jacket would get a "this is why we don't buy cheap jackets" comment, surely?
  14. Seb Lucas

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    So yours is actually 3.5 inches by the look of it. :eek:
  15. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    I think you may have expressed a fallacy of bifurcation here - it has to be X or Y. Actually there are other options. Artisanal high craft jackets are intended to show off a maker's skill. Sure, there can be imperfections, but not incompetencies. When a basic artisanal skill, like stitching...
  16. Seb Lucas

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    Looks good and is totally wearable. But why the difference in measurements? Is this low rent deception or a different way of measuring?
  17. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    Did you ever get to hang some of them up on your wall as art?
  18. Seb Lucas

    Ever think some jackets are overhyped

    Goodness Carlos that would annoy me. I don't see myself being willing to pay that kind of money for a jacket no matter who made it, but if I did I would expect straight seams. I don't mind handmade things looking rustic, but this looks hastily put together. On the left side of the last Himel...
  19. Seb Lucas

    Denim Jackets - New or Vintage

    Obviously thinking about a goatskin jacket by 5* decades in the future.
  20. Seb Lucas

    Classic department store?

    Why feared? Remember before there were malls there were department stores. They were in fact the first mall - everything under one roof. In the 1970's department stores were not cool but they were still popular. These are two different things.
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