I just spent that past few days scouring for one in size 38 and no dice. You will have to do a pre-order for March 2022. If you are a 40 or 42 I think Speedway has some slots left. They had just sold out of the 38s when I emailed them and I am gutted. Trying to find another store doing the pre-order right now.Does anyone know if the La Brea is more or less readily available from the Japanese shops, or are most pre-order?
From what Genco Clothing communicated with me there will be a delay of delivery for the La Brea Rude Black 2022 batch. Something about the current Shinki batch not up to par for FW Standards so they are delaying the drop. I'm in line to get a size 36 jacket myselfAh, I see two sites listing it as March 2022. Is September the more realistic timeframe? I'm after a size 40 (I think!), in either of the black colors.
Pls provide chest and shoulder measurementsOne more follow up question about sizing, if anyone has any input or suggestions.
I'm trying to nail down my size here, it's either a 40 or a 42. I actually don't my my exact chest measurements, but I can provide the following info:
Weight: 190lbs but about to start a regimen which should reliably bring me down to 180lbs at least.
I have a Fine Creek Leathers "Richmond" (type 1 style leather) in size 42 that fits me pretty spot on (and fit me well even 10lbs ago). Measurements on that are here: https://www.selfedge.com/jackets-vests?product_id=2701&filter=27
I tried a Fountainhead "Delta" in size 42 and that was a pretty decent fit, maybe sliiiiightly large.
I've looked at all measurements available from the Japanese shops, and these forums, but I've also heard you can't really go on numbers alone for this one.
If the consensus is size 42, then there's one in the classifieds that I can grab. If it's size 40, I'll have to order it online and wait till March. (but I'd be able to get the "Black Jack" color)
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
I just measurement my chest wearing a tight t-shirt... the actual chest measurement is 48.5cm. Not sure how to translate that into jacket measurement.Pls provide chest and shoulder measurements
And also the pic you try on fcl fountainhead,
Once you have a Freewheelers leather jacket you would find how ridiculous the cutting of fcl and fountainhead was and they are designed solely for Japanese people body shape.
I knew that there was a brown 38 out there! I have made comments about it in the past! Congrats!I actually managed to find a brown La Brea in my size which is cool because I prefer brown to black. I didn't even think that one would have been possible given how long ago they last did the brown one.
Looks like the drop of the La Brea this year will be wild.
I just measurement my chest wearing a tight t-shirt... the actual chest measurement is 48.5cm. Not sure how to translate that into jacket measurement.
48.5cm then 40 should be okay, consider you are only 180cm and 85kg, size 40 the body length and sleeve would be perfect, 42 labrea chest is around 113 114cm, 40 is around 106 107cm. In case you have 97cm chest, but 85kg, I assume you have a big belly, la brea is your best choice among leather jackets of Freewheelers, it has pretty much room for the waist and belly.I just measurement my chest wearing a tight t-shirt... the actual chest measurement is 48.5cm. Not sure how to translate that into jacket measurement.
Should've taken a pic but forgot to.
Well, yes that's what I'm trying to do here
It seems you are not the only one...Ugh, just got notice that the La Brea I pre-ordered in January will not be delivered because Freewheelers has apparently discontinued the La Brea all together! Does anyone happen to have any other info?