Freewheelers leather jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Serghei Velescu, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. sweetfights

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    It would seem that the 2019 batch was the last edition with longer sleeves. My slightly under 26 inches is the straight measurement. This all speaks to the universal challenge of getting Off The Rack and whether or not it will fit.
     
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  2. Roy Hobbs

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    Anyone know if the FW Switchyard coat comes in brown? I see a few available on ebay and speedway but they all are in 'rude black'. When I search online though, I do see a few brown ones. Not sure how often these come around but definitely interested in this one.
    Thanks!
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  3. edmond

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    i think real mccoys jackets are better than fw's what do you guys think?
     
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  4. Jin431

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    FW Mulholland in vintage black. Still pretty rigid but folds are coming on nicely. The back of my hands are sore from where the cuffs are digging in so I'm massaging/folding it to place. I'm slowly teaching the leather strap on the bottom hem to adjust to my size, still a long way (about 50% there) to go to where I want it to cinch.

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  5. Jin431

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    I read that it came in dead lead brown? or whatever brown they name it but looks like it's one of those that is not regularly made for each Fall/winter season. Maybe reach out to speedway Sendai/Genco et al Japanese retailers as I'm sure they'll have a more detailed answer for you. Happy hunting.
     
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  6. Marc mndt

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    Such a cool jacket. Fit is spot on. I don't think Greg could have done it any better :)

    Are those side adjusters functional? Isn't the leather way too stiff for them to work?
     
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  7. Tom71

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    Yeah, they are functional. You need to disengage them completely and work them until they are pliable. After that they work ok.
     
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  8. Brandrea33

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    You really do wear it well. Actually, all of the jackets you post here fit you extremely well IMO.
     
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  9. sweetfights

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    The perfect jacket.
    If you only have one jacket this is it!
    Wow- great fit! Cannot get any better.
    You and Superfluos.
     
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  10. Jin431

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    Thanks @Marc mndt, it does fit very well. So well that I don't think I can squeeze a warm sweater underneath it comfortably because the armhole is high and small but good thing I can get away with just a light longsleeved shirt and the heavy flannel lining for my local climate. The 2021 version seems to be smaller than my older brown Mulholland.

    The strap does work, you have to bend/fold the leather band some to soften it up and then slowly cinch it bit by bit where you want it in place.

    Thanks @Tom71 that is how I am doing it too. The D rings won't be that as secure as first compared to a pronged buckle but when the strap is more pliable then the D rings remain in place well. I haven't needed to adjust the securement on my brown Mulholland for 5 months now.

    Thanks @Brandrea33. I am very lucky in that regards that my preferred patterns work well for my body shape (anything V shaped seems to work best for me). It looks like I'm the archetypal size 36 body lol the struggle will be keeping the same body shape. If I go a size up it will be too long in the sleeves/back length for me and it won't look as tailored.

    Thanks @sweetfights. I love the straight zip Cal iterations a lot and I'm glad the pattern works well for me. This jacket and the brown one will serve me well if I wanted to downsize my collection lol I can't just have one. @Superfluous black Mulholland certainly fits him well
     
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  11. Colin G

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    Mulhollands look good on you guys.

    I really like my Freewheekrs stuff so I was excited to find a Mulholland in a 40 while in Japan last year but did not like it and was let down since I was expecting something that fit me better. I found it very boxy but @Jin431, it looks truly superb on you. Well done.
     
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  12. Jin431

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    Thanks! Anything straight zip CHP is my go to and favorite pattern. It's not tapered as compared to my other jackets with the 36 Mulholland having 20.5" chest to 18.25 hem but thankfully the side adjusters work on this jacket so i can get the bottom hem to 17.75 for that V shaped look

    Too bad it didn't work out when you tried it out, good thing you were able to do a fit test in person. I hope you atleast got something that worked better for your physique while you were in Japan!
     
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  13. dudewuttheheck

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    @Jin431 I wish I could get a Mulholland to fit me as well as that one fits you. Perfect!
     
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  14. Jin431

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    Well maybe down the road once you settle your weight to your desired range and in the maintenance phase of working out. Do you think you are between sizes? I remember your new MF campus is a 36 if so a 36 Mulholland might fit but don't get the 2021 batch as it fits smaller. I'm 5'5", dry weight in the morning ranges 144-146
     
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  15. dudewuttheheck

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    Yeah I would definitely want to try out a size 36 Mulholland. I'm 5'7" and 168lb dry, but I always have to size down in the chest on leather jackets... and any jackets actually.
     
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  16. dudewuttheheck

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    They're not. Having owned several of both, Freewheelers are objectively better stitched and have less finishing issues. I also think the patterns are better as well.
     
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  17. Jin431

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    When I go to SoCal I can bring the brown/black Mulhollands and you can try them out if you want.
     
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  18. dudewuttheheck

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    Would be awesome man and would definitely want to hang out too if possible. Let me know when you come down! I'll treat you to some good tacos.
     
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  19. Jin431

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    You bet, I'll make sure to hit you up either here or on Instagram. Can't say no to some good tacos my man lol
     
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