Fit check - custom moosehide Himel A1

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by yorch, May 18, 2021.

  1. yorch

    yorch New in Town

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    Friends,

    I recently received a custom A1 in moosehide from Himel after a long wait (+6 months). I must say that the moosehide is something else, the look and feel of the texture is like nothing I've seen/felt before, unlike deerskin is buttery soft, yet it feels sturdy. I have been wanting an A1 that I can wear more in a business casual setting but classic A1s are, as expected, more informal and roomy/boxy for my taste, so I decided to check if Himel could do an interpretation of the A1 and this was the result. Appreciate some tough love on the feedback.


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  2. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Cool. I like it.
     
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  3. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    The look and fit look spot on!
    Dave and his team did a great job, and this is a one of a kind interpretation on this jacket.
    Congrats!
     
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  4. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I love it. I have long wanted a moose hide jacket after I sewed my brother a heavy bag for his home gym (stuffed it with leather scraps from a jacket factory). I choose the moosehide for its softness yet density. Many years of my brother beating the crap out of it....literally...... the hide still looked great. I thought damn that would make for a great jacket.
     
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  5. antoine p

    antoine p One of the Regulars

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    Looks fantastic- no need to worry. The jacket suits you well.

    Wear in good health.
     
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  6. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda One of the Regulars

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    Very Cool!
     
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  7. yorch

    yorch New in Town

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    Thank you everyone for the positive feedback!
     
  8. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    Jacket & fit look great. Hide reminds me of Elkskin, which, in the realm of soft-yet-tough leathers, is top of the scale imho.
     
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  9. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 One of the Regulars

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    That’s a beauty, congratulations :D
     
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  10. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    fit looks great, seems like you can layer up or just wear a shirt and it would still work. I gotta add that that's a bold choice of color, will that darken over time?
     
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  11. yorch

    yorch New in Town

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    I haven't had the pleasure to see elkskin @Cornelius, but thank you!
    @Jin431 thank you! I don't know if it will darken over time, but will make sure to report on aging progress.
     
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  12. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    A very nice design, and quite unique. Great jacket!
     
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  13. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The fit looks good to me!
     
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  14. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    why do you even ask about fit, it is clearly perfect fit on you, color is very striking
     
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  15. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    I'm only familiar with Elkskin from my work gloves, but it really gets the job done well - I imagine it would make for a comfortable yet durable jacket.
     
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  16. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 Practically Family

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    I've heard good things about moosehide. Any close-up pics of the leather?
     
  17. Leigh H

    Leigh H One of the Regulars

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    Wow that colour is awesome!! love your pants too!
     
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  18. yorch

    yorch New in Town

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    @Leigh H thank you! My jeans are custom from Companion Denim, highly recommend!

    @hondurasdave47 here are some close up pics I took, not the best quality but hopefully can show the leather

    Thank you all for your comments on the fit! I'll post pictures as I wear this jacket more to show how moosehide ages.

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  19. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    The fit looks loose and relaxed which seems a good thing if you're wearing the jacket all day in a business office environment. The close-up pictures show a much more muted color than the fit pictures on my monitor. The bright yellow would not work for me personally in a business environment which I would not bring that kind of attention to the jacket I was wearing. I do like the pattern alot
     
  20. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 Practically Family

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    Looks awesome - thanks! Much less yellow and more natural looking up close.
     

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