Field Leathers

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MrProper, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Monitor

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    Agreed. For a one man operation, having slots is absolutely essential. Pretty much every artist that sells their work online will periodically open 10 or so empty slot on the first come, first served basis and that's it until the next batch. Even Ship John does it (though in their case, it can only be a marketing stunt as there's no way they couldn't put together as little as 1 of those Wills jackets per day).
    Piling up orders is a road to TOJ and we all know how that turned out.

    On a personal note, wait time immediately kills my interest. Not saying there's anything wrong with it and I can't even discern why would this be so, it ought not to be a problem for me since I'll just be browsing clothes anyway whilst waiting, but it's just something I am feeling very reluctant to commit myself to.
     
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  2. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    +1
     
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  3. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    I have been thinking that too. Greg started as a dude who loves to make leather jackets only one year ago. I believe, it would be a major change for him to start to run a company, hire and pay people etc. And what if the current wave of orders subsides because there´s a new kid on the block...?

    I would think, the most likely route to more efficiency for him is to cut back on individualisation. At the moment everybody and their dog (stole that phrase here; thanks much, Monitor!) can approach him re new patterns, design elements, even hides.

    Anyway, I spoke to him yesterday, and he seems really happy about all the positive attention. As long as it stays like this, all is good. I mean, the waiting list is an issue for us customers, right?!
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I’ve noticed a trend in successful businesses. Usually it’s two people. One is the marketing, and one is the creative. The problem with a “one man show” is that there isn’t really time for both. If Greg goes to a trade show to get more business, the jackets aren’t being made and the business suffers. Same goes for the inverse: no marketing= no new work at some point. He’s off to a great start, and I hope he makes insightful decisions going forward.
     
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  5. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    He can always hire Julie Leitch.

    ..and Stuart Clurman for the marketing.
     
  6. hondurasdave47

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    Almost spit out my coffee!
     
  7. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    Field Leathers Frankenstein shameless plug again. I do believe the hype is real but it is well worth the attention it's getting. Case in point

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  8. JCSD

    JCSD A-List Customer

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  9. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    Thank you buddy!
     
  10. Perfect fit, Jin !!
     
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  11. powerserge

    powerserge Familiar Face

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  12. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Amen! Tuck for the win.
     
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  13. Riu

    Riu A-List Customer

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  14. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    Thanks @HoosierDaddy! Much Appreciated!


    Thanks guys hahaha I don't know @powerserge @dudewuttheheck I might be in the process of converting! It makes sense to me now to tuck the shirt in when the jacket is so short for a better look.



    Thanks man! It's going to be a jacket that will be worn a lot!
     
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  15. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    @Jin431 that looks perfect. Just perfect. Well done!
     
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  16. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    Thanks buddy! Hope all is well in your part of the great state of Texas. How is your FL order coming along?
     
  17. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    Thanks man. It’s been a rough week, for sure!

    I’m pretty sure this one is mine:

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  18. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    I'm sure! We want leather jacket weather but man didn't that come out of left field! So bizarre!

    Got it! This is it! Can't wait to see the progress on this.
     
  19. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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  20. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett A-List Customer

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    Great fit Jin, and another fan for those boots!

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