Denim Jackets - New or Vintage

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by AndrewC, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    looks great in fit, the star looks neat to me, if not better than usual square stitch for the paper/leather patch. I bet your IH is sweating bullets right now
     
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  2. ton312

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    LOL. Indeed. If only IH would stop turning everything into to a chore coat with pant leg length sleeves. They do a wonderful job with the denim CR but the last two or three type III and storm rider jackets I’ve had have been just way too long. To me denim jackets should never, in any size be longer than 25” in back. Unless it’s a “tall” size.
     
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  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    You’re from the midwest. Obviously the solution to the star on the back is a Metallica Master of Puppets (or MUYA or Iron Maiden) back patch.


    And fwiw i found my IH t3 super rigid. Still nit broken in.
     
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  4. ton312

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    Yeah the never fade black is far more rigid than the indigo selvedge, which is soft and loosely woven.
     
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  5. ton312

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    As for the patch it’s a good idea. I don’t have the requisite Marlboro Reds for a heavy metal patch but something like this could be cool.
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  6. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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  7. Trenchfriend

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  8. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    There are about 25 different lining options. Morrocan blanket.
     
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  9. ton312

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    Wow! This just radically changed my opinion on the type II. Very cool. Very, very, very cool.
     
  10. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I second that emotion!
    I found a couple of their jackets that fit well but the vast majority of their offerings are ridiculously too long for me. And that is saying something because I am 6’1” with a long torso!
     
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  11. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I think the reason you like this one is because they raised the chest pockets up to approximately the same height as a type 3 jacket. I agree that it looks very cool, I’ve always been interested in the type 2 but I couldn’t get past those pockets that were halfway between the chest and the belly button.
     
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  12. ton312

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    You’re right!! Couldn’t put my finger on it but that’s totally what it is. Makes a huge difference.
     
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  13. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Since those knife pleats the chest area is quite narrow at least on smaller size, so to have a real size pocket lowering them is the only way, the pockets on type 2 is a functional size unlike type 3 chest pocket not even movie ticket fit into it.
    But i like the lower set pocket kinda look like aviation style to me
     
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  14. Trenchfriend

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    Interesting topic.
    How roomy are type III's breast pockets in the rest of the world?

    In my german market ones, I always got a packet tissue in my right pocket (closed!) and my keys in the left pocket (closed). Train tickets always in butt pocket.
     
  15. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Small pocket tissue max it out, pretty useless to me real pocket on type3 is the inside pockets behind the handwarmers

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    Type 3 this rainy afternoon.
     
  16. Trenchfriend

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    Man, storebrand is my actual nightmare! :D

    Bright blue stone type III for 40 bucks.
    Absolut solid, clean quality, strong middle-weight Denim, excellent buttonholes, true-to-size.
    This is definitely a quality-type III, seemingly passing a real quality-control!
     

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  17. Monitor

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    Actually looks pretty good.
     
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  18. Trenchfriend

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    Yes, and classic robust 100% cotton!! :)
     
  19. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    clean construction inside, perhaps the only difference to the usual type 3 is the facing being a separate piece sewn together rather than the front panel folded back, so your storebrand has extra row of stitching along the very edge of the jacket opening.
     
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    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Type2, i just noticed the extra copper rivets mod along the pleats are now tarnished blueish dark brown :cool: cool
     

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