A visit to leather jacket heaven in Thessaloniki - Thedi Leathers!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    Cool photos Red Devil. I have seen that accordian type gusseting before on some earlier Thedi jackets.

    I saw a distant image of the Pea Coat also in their instagram page and I'd like to see a full image. It looked nice.

    I like that he is doing more styles. I want a button front like that German inspired coat but shorter for my 5' 8 " size.
     
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  2. Bern1

    Bern1 One of the Regulars

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    Awesome writeup and pics Red Devil! Cool to see all the people into bikes here and the various rides as well.
    Oh, the jackets are fantastic as well!
     
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  3. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Like @red devil mentioned, I joined him and his lovely wife to this excursion to Thedi shop in Thessaloniki.

    I must say I was blown away by all the jackets at display in the shop! so many new and old styles, also some not yet at his webpage and huge selection of different leathers in various colours and finishes: deer, cow, horse, buffalo, goat, sheep, shearling etc.

    I have kept Thedi in high regard in the past, but seeing all his creations in real life made me think that he is quite probably the most creative and original jacket maker out there at the moment! The attention to detail is absolutely brilliant! You really need to see these jackets in real life to truly appreciate what Theodoros is doing.

    Unfortunately I was overwhelmed by the overload of beatiful jackets on forgot to take lots of pictures like I intended.

    However I did not forget to order new jackets!

    I have on order black Shinki cross button, black Italian hh peacoat, green buffalo/military canvas cross button and a A-1(ish) style made of military canvas and camouflage leather(!).

    Here is the black italian hh peacoat:

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    Here’s the cross button model that I’ll have made of green buffalo and green canvas:

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    Thedi’s black shinki (not the model I’m having made)

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    Couple of other pics:

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  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    The gent truly is an artist. He took a common form and molded it into his own thing. I think I need one of these soon!
     
  5. Davidm

    Davidm Familiar Face

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    been drooling around this jacket for years. i guess gonna make one but without applications =) amazing jacket!
     
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  6. Thedi won me over months ago with especially a couple of their designs. In fact I sold many of my other top tier leather jackets since I was so thrilled with the washed buffalo with bees wax finish. It just feels like a leather jacket should in my opinion. Not shiny but not a flat finish. Not spongy or soft but not really stiff. I would say crisp and shaped. The stitching is impeccable and the added niceties such as hvy corduroy pocket lining, etc. is cool. Thedi also incorporates other special stock additions that other makers just do not offer.
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  7. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    Thanksfully @Jejupe had a pic of it

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    This jacket is the basis of the next long term one :D

    Could not agree more. The word artist has been overused for years, but in this case it simply fits.

    You would not regret it :D

    The jacket I ordered directly is a mix of German and British style, pretty unique as well. I have been curious about German styles as they really had some interesting models. any resources on this?

    He's been going back through time I think. He clearly has been doing a lot of research to feed his inspiration. What I like about him, is that so far that creativity is endless. He is the only maker that has kept things fresh for so many years. Every new batch of jackets has some gems that I want.
    He also has the quiet confidence of someone who has created many styles but still has so much to offer.
     
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  8. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is the only way I could be taken into the Thedi store without blowing every cent I own. I'd need my mouth gagged as well so I couldn't just shout orders at them.....

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  9. ton312

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    Too bad he doesn’t have an off the rack sales model (web store), especially given the large amount of stock he seems to have. Or are those for display purposes only? The one thing that scares me a bit is the wait time.
     
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  10. Rosecitymike

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    Last week I finalized an order with Carrie for a shawl collar. She said 2-4 months, which seems reasonable. Thurston doesn’t have a ton of models but it did help with sizing—the XXL fit jacket I tried was perfect, I just wanted a different leather. Thedi jackets are very impressive in person.

     
  11. Davidm

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    I dunno about german stuff, saw some jackets here in there, but nothing special. For me is more like a mix of old ENG motorcycle jackets and i even think US m-65 field jacket is kinda close to this one (well 4 pocket config, overall shape). And i really love this style in a mix of green and brown. Im even thinking to add some chainstitch embroidery on the back. Like some fancy skull and bones in golden or orange color etc... Gosh. so many ideas =)
     
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  12. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    Yep they were all samples or prototypes. What was the jacket that took the longest from the day you ordered it?

    Quoted for truth :D
     
  13. ton312

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    I’ve never ordered directly from Thedi. Just based on what I’ve seen from other members waiting on their jackets. The longest wait time I ever had for a jacket was nine months from Vanson, When they lost my order.
     
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  14. JMax

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    It seems that most of his stuff is artificially distressed/aged. Is that true?
     
  15. regius

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    If I missed somewhere, but how can I order from them without going through Thurston, sorry just don’t like them


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  16. Yes but you can't really tell it is artificial..at least in my opinion. It is done very professional and in a unique way. No other jacket manufacture attempts the process that Thedi uses that I know of.
     
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  17. Regius
    Just look up Thedi Leathers on FB or the internet and send them an email. They have photos and instructions on line. Can't imagine anyone being displeased with Thurston Bros. Of course mistakes and mishaps can happen.
     
  18. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    He does have a waxing (or washing) technique that makes leather look aged but it’s not “distressing” in the typical sense. (From what I understand anyway).

    But that’s a specific leather style request, he definitely does untreated leather as well.
     
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  19. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    You would not wait as long of this even in the worst case scenario. He has been in the business for over 30 years, so he is pretty much set in a pace that suits him.

    As said here, it's mainly washing and playing with leather, hence why it looks natural as opposed to typical distressing. Also just ask for untouched leather (which I did with a couple of mine)

    All contacts here, email is best:
    http://thedileatherscompany.blogspot.com/2009/01/contact-information.html

    Edit: adjusted the quote
     
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  20. JMax

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    Thanks all. It does look extremely well done and must be well received since it appears on most of his jackets. Good to know an “untouched” option is available for all of his styles, not just the few I have seen, most of which came out of TB.
     

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