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Fit check - custom moosehide Himel A1

yorch

New in Town
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32
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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Mysteryo

One Too Many
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1,262
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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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10,474
Location
vancouver, canada
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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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.
 

Cornelius

Practically Family
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715
Location
Great Lakes
Jacket & fit look great. Hide reminds me of Elkskin, which, in the realm of soft-yet-tough leathers, is top of the scale imho.
 

Jin431

Call Me a Cab
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2,912
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Bay Area CA
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?
 

yorch

New in Town
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32
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.
 

jonesy86

I'll Lock Up
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4,610
Location
Kauai
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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A very nice design, and quite unique. Great jacket!
 

jonbuilder

My Mail is Forwarded Here
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3,561
Location
Grass Valley CA Foothills
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
 

hondurasdave47

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627
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Cleveland, Ohio

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