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joezam713

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Gentlemen,
I've been looking at Fine Creek's lynchburg jacket, and I noticed Double Helix offers a very similar one called western pioneer. Would you say that Fine Creek's offering is better? If so, in what ways? I have yet to own a double helix, but from my understanding they're comparable to y2 leather, which I own two jackets from. I am quite happy with their roughout type 3 and their kakishibu type 1 jackets. Anyways, thanks for your input.
 
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I am not sure if Double Helix uses Shiniki. The ones I have handled at the local dealer certainly don't seem to be Shiniki at least not the same type of Shiniki used by RM, TM, FW or RC.
 

joezam713

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I am not sure if Double Helix uses Shiniki. The ones I have handled at the local dealer certainly don't seem to be Shiniki at least not the same type of Shiniki used by RM, TM, FW or RC.
Yeah, double helix doesn’t use shinki and fine creek only uses it on certain models. Thanks for
Gentlemen,
I've been looking at Fine Creek's lynchburg jacket, and I noticed Double Helix offers a very similar one called western pioneer. Would you say that Fine Creek's offering is better? If so, in what ways? I have yet to own a double helix, but from my understanding they're comparable to y2 leather, which I own two jackets from. I am quite happy with their roughout type 3 and their kakishibu type 1 jackets, but if I am looking for a sleek black jacket then shinki is my go-to-hide. Anyways, thanks for your input.
I am not sure if Double Helix uses Shiniki. The ones I have handled at the local dealer certainly don't seem to be Shiniki at least not the same type of Shiniki used by RM, TM, FW or RC.
yeah, double helix doesn’t use shinki and FCL only uses it on certain models. Thanks for your input
 

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Lynchburg is a rad jacket. I think FCL really excel with their denim style jackets. I'm a big fan of the brand.
 

joezam713

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I am not sure if Double Helix uses Shiniki. The ones I have handled at the local dealer certainly don't seem to be Shiniki at least not the same type of Shiniki used by RM, TM, FW or RC.
Would you say that FCL’s standard leather is worth investing in?
Lynchburg is a rad jacket. I think FCL really excel with their denim style jackets. I'm a big fan of the brand.
would you say that they fade gradually or too fast?
 

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I've had my Richmond since October 2020 and it's just now really starting to get a nice patina. I got stopped in the street twice today with people commenting on it. I'll post some pics if I can get some good ones taken.
 

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I've had my Richmond since October 2020 and it's just now really starting to get a nice patina. I got stopped in the street twice today with people commenting on it. I'll post some pics if I can get some good ones taken.
Cool. Would much appreciate the pics
 

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Would you say that FCL’s standard leather is worth investing in?

would you say that they fade gradually or too fast?
I like Shiniki leather. I'd pick it over CXL and badalassi for jackets (shoes I'd pick almost anything but shiniki). I am not certain what leather FCL uses because I have known the brand since their High Large days and those High Large denim type jackets are not shiniki but I did and still do like them over CXL.
Shiniki does fade quickly but so does some CXL as they are normally not dyed through. Depends on what you compare it to. Chrome tanned leather used by LW and Vanson etc takes long time to fade but then I would want those to fade at all since they only fade to a grey-blue. I have a leather vest that faded to a tinted blue colour and I don't find that appealing.
 
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