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Damon141

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For those of us that started with Schott jackets with a square back, this is just amazing to know it possible for a jacket to be this fitted
 

oskar

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I know what you mean. Once you start with high quality jackets/shoes/ .... there is no going back.
 

Canuck Panda

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There are more than a few pre war jackets that had the half belt back with waist cinch and some sort of map pocket or later known as D pocket up front. They just weren’t so “D” shaped until maybe the first Hercules. TMitchell has quite the collection of those in the vintage thread. Worth checking out.
 

Damon141

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Long Story (with pics!)

My Field Leather story started when Greg's lead time was still within 4 months. It was a two tone aniline Shinki Manhattan. I've heard Greg's jackets fits smaller so I went with size 42 instead of 40. When I got the jacket I was very impressed. It was by far the very best top stitched jacket I have. I am not talking about high stitch counts, but how close the top stitch is to the edge of the fold, thus creating a very fine bead, very luxurious.
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Unfortunately my first FL Manhattan didn't work for me in terms of sizing. Here is the sizing measuring photos of that size 42 Manhattan:

For the longest time I was quite confused and had a Love and Hate relationship (in my head) with the FL brand based on my first Manhattan experience. It was the finest jacket I have but I didn't enjoy it. Blinded by frustration, I blamed it on pattern and grading. There is actually nothing wrong with Greg's pattern or grading.

Luckily, the Leather Gods threw me a bone. An Aviator Manhattan in one size up popped up on Greg's sale page. I was hesitant at first because of the published numbers. But once I asked for nape measurement I knew it'd be fine.

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Yesterday I received the DHL package!

Fit pics!
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Speaking of side adjusters, they complimented this jacket perfectly giving a perfect fitted look without that skin tight look.

I’d like to see a shot of this open if you ever think about it.
 

MrProper

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Speaking of side adjusters, they complimented this jacket perfectly giving a perfect fitted look without that skin tight look.

I’d like to see a shot of this open if you ever think about it.
I prefer the side adjusters as a visual gimmick. And it's optimal when I don't need them at all.
 

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Damon141

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I prefer the side adjusters as a visual gimmick. And it's optimal when I don't need them at all.
Ofcourse you don’t need them, you don’t have an ounce of fat on you

I hate time to decide but I’m either going to go with the side adjustments or if he thinks I can get the shape right for my body type then I will have them on the waist more as a decorative feature but possibly if he is willing try to do a little V shape cut on the bottom hem where the adjusters go so I can bring it in or out depending on the shape I’m in.
 

Damon141

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I haven’t
I know what you mean. Once you start with high quality jackets/shoes/ .... there is no going back.
got into the high quality handmade boots, I don’t know if my wallet or wife could handle it.

I feel like I missed the whole cheap Indonesian boot train, they were propelled into the main stream by the online influencers. I’m still searching for one with reasonable prices but I’m not sending $800 to Indonesia knowing they were $200 2 years ago, fame has its price.
 

oskar

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Try some spanish brands. I love tlb mallorca. They are around 400 euros and have great looking boots and are high quality.
 

Damon141

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Try some spanish brands. I love tlb mallorca. They are around 400 euros and have great looking boots and are high quality.
Beautiful, do you have any suggestions for anything less dressy?
I was going to buy a pair of Grant Stone because of the look, Leather choices and prices but I’m not sure on the quality. I don’t expect any shoe to last forever though, so I try not to spend over $300 and that’s pushing it.

When I had a use for dress shoes, Yoox has amazing deals on Santoni, Giovanni Conti, Sutor Mantellassi and others.
Great for white sneakers too, I recently bought a pair of Angelo Pallotta shoes for like $90 on sale, made in Italy same quality of Common Projects without being $450. Which is just crazy to spend on sneakers
 

Spiney

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Beautiful, do you have any suggestions for anything less dressy?
I was going to buy a pair of Grant Stone because of the look, Leather choices and prices but I’m not sure on the quality. I don’t expect any shoe to last forever though, so I try not to spend over $300 and that’s pushing it.

When I had a use for dress shoes, Yoox has amazing deals on Santoni, Giovanni Conti, Sutor Mantellassi and others.
Great for white sneakers too, I recently bought a pair of Angelo Pallotta shoes for like $90 on sale, made in Italy same quality of Common Projects without being $450. Which is just crazy to spend on sneakers
Grant Stone are excellent quality. Probably the best out there for the cash.
 

Marc mndt

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Personally I've never been interested in car coats and I don't think I ever will.

But look at the execution of this one. Perfect for showing off Greg's amazing skill as a machinist.

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I love the look of those Art Deco buttons. I sent Greg NOS 30s buttons for my latest project and he liked them so much that he had a company reproduce them in black and brown.

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Brandrea33

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Personally I've never been interested in car coats and I don't think I ever will.

But look at the execution of this one. Perfect for showing off Greg's amazing skill as a machinist.

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I love the look of those Art Deco buttons. I sent Greg NOS 30s buttons for my latest project and he liked them so much that he had a company reproduce them in black and brown.

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I dunno Marc, I could see you wearing a car coat:)
 

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