Hi guys, I’m new in this forum; an italian friend of mine said me to look at this thread because I’m looking for a leather jacket.
I would like to ask you an advice; I’m looking for a leather jacket and for me this is quite difficult because of my small size (often the smallest size is too big for me), so I would like to evaluate also a MTM solution like this of Field Leathers. The price of this solution for me…is high, but eventually can be ok if I can get a “pefect” product. I think I’ll have to to decide before the price will go up on March.
My main worry actually is… That I’m not 100% sure of “what I want” from this jacket. I see everybody here seems to know exactly what they like, pokects, proportions, and so on. Now I only know that I want something very simple and clean. Actually, until 3-4 months ago I would never have bought a jacket with this price... I started interesting more on clothing, style… When I try something at shops I have often doubts about wearability of clothes, if they fits perfectly on me or not… How can I decide every aspect of a jacket without trying it before?!? :-D
What should I do? Book my jacket, and the try to understand what to ask exactly? The 7 months lead time is perfect for my situation ahahha.
In the meantime I should study on this forum I suppose! (if you can suggest me brands where I can look at good leather jacket I start studying them, what I like, and what to avoid…or specif website where to look at…I have already read all this thread of course)
Thank you very much, I hope my thought is clear (and hope my english is not too bad!)
I was right there with you about a year ago ...
I did a lot of research here, and on social media. I knew I wanted a high quality leather jacket and I suppose I had a fairly good sense of what my personal style was.
That said, I landed on halfbelt design. To me it was a “safe design” choice and one I could wear with just about anything. If you’re more fashion forward, there are a lot of other styles out there to choose from.
My recommendation is to start with what appeals to your sense of style, and then decide on the maker. If you don’t mind spending more money, a bespoke maker can fit you to your exact measurements. My only word of advice there, is to be very clear about what you plan to wear the jacket with (layers or not).
Good luck in your journey and welcome to the forum!
EDIT: I suddenly realize I may have confused you. The jacket I’m wearing is not a FL. I have a production slot booked with Greg for my next jacket though