Another sheene

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

  1. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,782
    Location:
    Sydney
    @Fanch my long overdue Sheene MAY be on the cards again. Seeing as you have one with shoulder gussets and one without, do you find much difference between them now they have broken in?

    Any difference in mobility? I probably prefer the overall look of the yoke with no gusset but don't want too much excess leather flapping about on my back.
     
  2. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    @ProtienNerd I also have both. You're welcome to check them out in person to physically 'see' the differences if you would like............
     
    ProteinNerd likes this.
  3. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,782
    Location:
    Sydney
    @dan_t oh I forgot you had both! ...that would be great. I'm message you in a week or two and try and arrange a time....thanks!
     
  4. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,491
    Location:
    Texas
    I just tried on both Sheenes going back and forth from one to the other 3-4 times to compare. Honestly, I'm not sure I can feel any appreciable difference in mobility at all between the two, certainly not enough for me to choose one over the other. Both are, of course, Vicenza jackets. The one without shoulder gussets perhaps has a bit of a cleaner look but also think the shoulder gussets looks cool.

    The main difference between the two is the black Vicenza Sheene has no zippers on the handwarmer pockets, which I much prefer over the russet Vicenza that does have zippers that rubs the **** out of the back of my hands every time I use them. :p Even Ken Calder told me he preferred no zips on the handwarmer pockets. If I had it to do over again I would have left zips off the russet Vicenza Sheene.
     
    Fonzie and ProteinNerd like this.
  5. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Couldn't agree more.
    The zippers on the hand warmers are really a bad idea - unless of course you are using the jacket to ride in, then they are a good idea to prevent the loss of whatever you may store in there.
    I also agree with the functionality of the gussets. There is a little more wiggle room, but for my money, I'd chose the style that most speaks to you from an aesthetic perspective.
     
    ProteinNerd and Fanch like this.
  6. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Oh yes, do come over and look at two very heavy leather jackets in the midst of Sydney's hottest summer in over 150 years!!!
    You never know, it may actually be below 40oC on that day.....
     
    Fonzie and ProteinNerd like this.
  7. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,491
    Location:
    Texas
    Almost 90 degrees today in N Texas in mid February. You can't imagine how hot it gets here in August. :eek:
     
    ProteinNerd likes this.
  8. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Well, it's been around 113 for three days straight in Sydney.....
    So over summer right now
     
    ProteinNerd likes this.
  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,782
    Location:
    Sydney
    Well I have just bought a new Aero Board Racer so apparently I'm just plain crazy as it is.
     
    El Marro, ton312 and dan_t like this.
  10. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,366
    Location:
    Glasgow
    A sweltering 37F over here today... *pulls on Irvin*
     
    El Marro likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.