Another sheene

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Fanch, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Just prior to a HA cruise to the Norwegian fjords, we stayed in London for a few days, during which time I had arranged for a Sheene to be shipped by Aero to my hotel in London prior to sailing. Over the course of my vacation I was able to wear my new Sheene mainly while in Norway.

    It is a size 42 with 2” added to the waist (1” added to each side panel) and has the following measurements:

    Pit to pit – 24”
    Waist – 21” (21.5” at the bottom)
    Back – 27.25”
    Shoulder – 19.5”
    Sleeves- 27.25”

    The skin is russet Vicenza horsehide with olive cotton drill lining throughout and antique brass zippers and leather toggles. It does not have shoulder gussets, only a single point rear yoke, and no kidney panel. The construction is flawless (thanks Julie Leitch) and fits exactly the way I like. I was greatly assisted with fit by a TFL member who is very similar to me in size and am indebted to him for his assistance.

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    The last picture probably best illustrates the color (in the sun). Speaking of the sun, I am now back in hot, sunny N Texas and am several weeks away from wearing my Sheene again.
     
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  2. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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    Very nice indeed and a great fit. Good move getting it sent to your hotel and getting some use out of it in a European summer.
     
  3. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    Another superb stallion in the stable Mr Fanch. Congrats mate.
     
  4. pawineguy

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    Fit is really perfect. Looks like just enough room in the shoulders to keep it comfortable and the russet Vincenza is a beautiful color. Well done and welcome back.
     
  5. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wonderful jacket Fanch!

    Ps: I spent two weeks in the Baltic region, including Norway, this Summer.
     
  6. Monitor

    Monitor

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    In every way just perfect!
     
  7. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Congratulations! Wear it in good health!!!
     
  8. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Another great jacket there Fanch!
    What lining did you go for?
     
  9. Fanch

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    Thanks karate guy! I went with olive cotton drill lining. Maybe someday I'll go with a tartan.
     
  10. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    What I really like is how the jackets drapes so nicely when it's unzipped. They did a nice job adjusting the pattern for you.
     
  11. nick123

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    Fanch, your Sheene, attire, and scenery is just pure class.
     
  12. garzo

    garzo One of the Regulars

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    Great looking jacket, but what I'd really like to know is how you managed to get this custom order delivered to your hotel in London in time for your cruise -- sounds like a logistical miracle!
     
  13. Fanch

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    Thanks Chris. I feel certain your experience with the drape of the Vicenza HH is the same as mine. ;) I am still blown away with the Premier HWM in Seal Vincenza HH that you posted yesterday.
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  14. Fanch

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    Holly had assured me that Aero could pull it off. The logistical miracle was accomplished by the Aero staff. All I had to do was walk into my hotel room at the end of a busy day navigating the London Tube to find the box sitting on my bed, having been placed there by the concierge. :D
     
  15. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic stuff, and sans import tax!
     
  16. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Twins!

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  17. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    shhhhhhhh :D
     
  18. Fanch

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  19. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Very nice and it will be even better after break in. My Sheene only took a few weeks to break in.
     
  20. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    amazing fit on the front and back, zipped and unzipped it looks trim and flattering.
     

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