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  1. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    what materials is it?, despite looking on the thin side yet the body panel around the main zip is sticking out awkwardly I'm afraid it is neoprene. I dislike that materials it never drapes naturally when made roomier than a tight wetsuit.
     
  2. Stock Man

    Stock Man New in Town

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    Anyone have any suggestions as to how one can increase the diameter on the sleeve opening, recently purchased a new Cafe Racer and I can just barely squeeze my hands through the opening, but virtually impossible to get the jacket off without assistance. Custom built Jacket to my size, so can't return. Never had this problem with any jacket in the past.
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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  3. born113

    born113 One of the Regulars

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  4. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Sadly, no. Not much that you can do yourself. I'm afraid that if it is that big off an issue, the only solution would be to alter the sleeve gusset like so. . .
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  5. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    +1
     
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  6. Will Zach

    Will Zach Call Me a Cab

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    It looks like you need about an inch in diameter (not circumference). You can stretch leather when wet, but you won't gain an inch on a sleeve opening, not even close. A go-to leatherworker around these parts is Dena, @iknowleather.
     
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  7. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Do you have big hands like Trump? :p

    Unless you explicitly asked for narrow sleeve ends, I would send the jacket back. Doesn't matter whether or not it's custom.

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  8. Stock Man

    Stock Man New in Town

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    Thanks for the suggestion #Monitor, will consider if I can't stretch it a touch. My left hand is 1cm in circumference smaller and just fits, a little tight but OK, so I only need to stretch the right one a touch.

    #Mark, not sure if my hands are as big as me old mate Trumpy, but I know my wallet is much slimmer. The manufacturer in multiple correspondence never suggested returning for amending or credit, actually to be honest, were not that helpful as they put the issue solely to the fact that my hands are too big and did not offer any real solutions. A bit disappointing as the previous jacket that they made for me was so perfect.

    Before I try to correct, will probably create a Fit post to get others opinions on the overall fit of the Jacket. To me, it feels a little small and tight overall, even considering that it is a riders jacket, its like slipping on a wet-suit without the elasticity. Thinking that this jacket might hit the Classifieds.
     
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  9. born113

    born113 One of the Regulars

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    Recommend manufacturers of belts with STEEL square buckles to me please. I am looking for the exact same brown belt.
     
  10. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  11. born113

    born113 One of the Regulars

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    Thank you. But I'm looking for regular polished steel.
     
  12. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    What do you mean, the actual material or the color?

    You can choose between nickel or brass hardware, polished or matte.
     
  13. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Wet it and force it over a glass bottle wait till dry, then condition it. Or wet it while wearing it halfway over your hand stretch train it by making a fist di that over and over, would be a lot easier if your cuff is just rolled and not stitched, since yours is stitched then be forewarned any stretching might gain lesser result and might break a stitch or two, or might rip a stitch hole.
     
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  14. born113

    born113 One of the Regulars

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    Nickel is only a thin layer on the surface in this case. This thin layer will be quickly erased and unevenly. There is cheap black metal underneath this layer. Ordinary stainless steel can maintain its original appearance for a lifetime. Or I don’t understand something.

    P.S. My English is bad and I may not be able to explain it accurately enough.
     
  15. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The hardware is solid nickel, not nickel plated. Nothing cheap about these belts.

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  16. MrProper

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    This is exactly my problem with nickel belt buckles. That is why I prefer brass. But sometimes silver would not be bad. Stainless steel or aluminum I could also imagine well.
     
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  17. born113

    born113 One of the Regulars

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    Nickel is a soft metal. It's stupid to make a belt buckle out of solid nickel. Sellers can also lie or "inaccurately" describe. I could do an examination of this particular buckle. But I've already seen everything. I've been doing metals all my life. And I can even understand the quality of the metal used only by the color and shape of the product. No doubt I am grateful for your help, but this is definitely not what I am looking for.
     
  18. iknowleather

    iknowleather Vendor

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    Thank you, Will!
     
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  19. Kubatu

    Kubatu A-List Customer

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    I purchased an older Schott jacket recently, and although the zipper looks to be in okay condition, the teeth aren't attaching whenever I go to zip it up. It doesn't seem to matter how carefully I zip, they won't align more than one or two teeth. Any idea what causes this, and is the fix something I can DIY fairly easily? Not sure if I should just return it or not.

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  20. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    I'm pretty sure the nickel ones are brass that is nickel plated, i have never heard of a solid nickel belt buckle...
    I have also never worn through the nickel plating of a nickel plated belt, if it is a quality buckle it shouldn't happen.
     
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