Cross zip nation

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by J Leather Investigater, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    until you see the chocobo on the back:)

    seems like they have a frozen pockets set template, and just measure it from the hem, longer jacket in your size have "lower" pocket set, and smaller jacket like Rabbit's have more center pocket set, while the pockets have same distance to each other and fixed margin to the hem, also seems like it has fixed "windflap" panel width too, making your lapel slimmer and longer, and smaller jacket has fuller lapel in proportion, strange decision totally change the look of the jacket based on the size.
     
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  2. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Super, I am kind of surprised that you didn’t mention Himel’s “Avro” so far. Your Himel’s are perfect fits as far as I am concerned, and the Avro just is a very cool interpretation. Granted, it’s a risk going custom on your first x-zip, but I am sure David/Eli could sort you out.
     
  3. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    Epic Buco J23 original
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  4. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    1947 Sears Hercules MC jacket in horsehide.

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  6. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Wow!
    I really like that one Terry!
     
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  8. roadking04

    roadking04 Practically Family

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    WOW!!!!
     
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  9. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    It feels great.

    This one has the wool green wool lining. Has a size 46 tag. Finally one that fits. I will be getting the "other one" conditioned, also size 46.

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  10. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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  11. Wildhorses

    Wildhorses New in Town

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  12. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Those two jackets are the definition of Bad Ass!
     
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  13. Wildhorses

    Wildhorses New in Town

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    The RP jacket arrived yesterday. The great thing is that the leather is amazing, thick, heavy, indestructible with no damage. My first impression was the the same as when I received my first brand new FQHH Aero long time ago…
    But this one is supposed to be Steerhide, and there I absolutely can't tell the difference with heavy horsehide.
    The bad thing is that it's really stiff. I did use some Pecard on it, and it will be necessary to do it some times more, and I will have to rub all the jacket with my fingers until it softens. This reminds me of a 70s police jacket that was almost as stiff. It will take time for sure, this jacket has been stored and unworn during several decades. My only real concern is the seams. I will have to do some stitching on one shoulder/sleeve jonction, and eventually on the sleeve cuffs, but that is doable. The Pocket zippers have seen corrosion, but the main zipper is nice. I did check the zipper thread, and I confirm it dates this RP from the 1950s, no surprise here, you were right. All zippers work fine. Everything is original, I think. The lining is ok, but it won't last long when (if) I wear the jacket in the future. In the sleeves, the lining has holes and is torn. This is a rare find, and I will do my best to
    make it wearable again. I did not try it for the moment, I want to wait until it is pliable again, but the measurements are nice for me. I will post some pics later.
     
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  14. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Perfect birthday card today from wife. The lapel and collar shape is perfect!! This is not modeled after a Perfecto for sure! It’s also real leather and real zipper
     

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  15. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Happy Birthday :)
     
  16. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    Cool, happy b day
     
  17. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    Terry do you notice are difference in the hide on the 47 sears MC from later MC jackets?
     
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  18. navetsea

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    Few days ago finally I got to try out the 1st mockup, well somehow i feel they didnt dig out any of my previous patterns they have done in the past, and decided to start from scratch and somehow the shoulder is 1.5cm too narrow on each arm, p2p is perfect, while the waist is boxy because they somehow misread my drawing, totally eliminate the side panel and half wrap the front panel to the backpanel making a waistless tubular body.
    I cant judge the sleeve length since it is too short now but with wider shoulder it might be perfect, i imagine with the same p2p and wider shoulder the sleeve will hang clean unlike now.
    The length is perfect for me, my pants is low rise there, with my mid rise jeans it would be perfect, on low rise pant i will wear the jacket sans its belt, half the reason i want removable belt, another reason i want black belt to wear with jeans even without the jacket
    since they surprise call me while im out wearing chunky turtleneck i cant really judge how the neck trully fit on me, the collar and lapel seems fine i like the size and while i asked for slightly curving zip but i got really straight slant, it will be smoother in operation so im still weighing my decission to insist curved or just go with straight.
    Pockets config are really funky there lucky they only draw it with pencil, because it was not optimal too much to the side the chest pocket was really on my armpit hah.
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  19. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Great start!
     
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  20. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks man, yeah some elements I like, collar and lapel looked pretty cool, chest and length also looked fine, im looking fwd for the next one.
     
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