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Good Wear Hercules

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by cdallas, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. cdallas

    cdallas New in Town

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    I just posted a picture of this jacket in "What jacket are you wearing today" but as requested I started it's own thread. I just received this jacket from Good Wear and absolutely love it! John Chapman emailed me last week saying he had gone through some emails and came across one I had sent requesting a reproduction label. In his email he said he had just finished making this jacket and wanted to know if I was interested in it. He said the jacket was a test jacket as he had recently got his button hole machine running again and had made a few jackets to test it out. The specs he gave me were:
    1. Size 44
    2. Horween black Mustang horsehide
    3. cotton plaid lining
    4. Rayon sleeve with no inner cuffs
    5. vintage 1939 Talon slider
    6. vintage Talon chest zipper pull
    7. vintage WWII side buckles

    I had just sold my size 42 Aero Original Hercules since it was a little too small on me with intention of buying a 44 but the dimensions on this looked perfect and the price was right! Anyway, The jacket is absolutely fantastic! Below are a few pictures. I'll try to put up a few more later.
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    You are one super-lucky guy!
    Congratulations on your jacket!
    It's awesome.
     
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  3. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Doesn't get any better than that. Congratulations!
     
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  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    That is just perfect; fit is too. Good god.
     
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  5. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 One of the Regulars

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    Boom. Perfection.
     
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  6. Lebowski

    Lebowski A-List Customer

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  7. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very nice...and great to hear this troubles with the button hole machine are at an end!
     
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  8. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    Very curious about what @Carlos840 and others in the waiting list have to say about this :rolleyes:

    Fantastic jacket. Can we get more fit pics with the zipper closed? Smile! You got a great jacket
     
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  9. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Jacket is stunning. Fit is perfect. Beautiful. I can't type about the button hole without laughing. I'm a simple man. Congrats on a stunning Hercules! This pattern and the Arcadia are just divine.
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  10. cdallas

    cdallas New in Town

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    12EBE51E-1B4B-412A-96BC-76F3DAA4CDC1.jpeg 6C97370C-0877-48D7-A6F4-5E6594FF8524.jpeg Thanks for the compliments! Here’s a couple more pics. They’re inside and a little dark but best I can do right now with the weather outside.
     
  11. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday Call Me a Cab

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    Outstanding! Congratulations!
     
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  12. Jejupe

    Jejupe A-List Customer

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    The jacket looks amazing. Congratz! I guess this thread hasn't had more replies yet, because all the folk on Good Wear waiting list are busy banging their head to walls. :)
     
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  13. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Couldn't look or fit any better.
     
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  14. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Beautiful! just a stunning jacket any way you measure it!
     
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  15. cdallas

    cdallas New in Town

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    9583FD78-1927-410B-8734-9F20627ED6FC.jpeg Shot of the back
     
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  16. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I can’t talk for the others but after over 3 1/2 years I’m at the point where I want the jacket I want and probably wouldn’t “settle” for something different just because it came available.
     
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  17. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I would be the same way for sure. That's a nice jacket nonetheless.
     
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  18. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    I've reached the point where mentions of Goodwear just make me angry, so i avoid the threads...
     
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  19. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    My point was that if you guys aren't getting replies to your emails and you are in the waiting list after having paid a deposit, seeing that he has time to look through emails of people who only asked for labels(Therefore no a client by any means) and offer them sample jackets would make me react like the following:

    I'm not saying that you should settle with a jacket you don't want but rather that I find it so weird for him to ignore emails from people who have paid a deposit and are waiting but can find the time to go through emails and offer jackets for sale to people who aren't on your client list but only asking about labels. Surely if he has time to do that he could reply to you guys? What do I know anyway....

    No offense to @cdallas since he got a great opportunity and took it but focusing on the whole situation. I just find it ridiculous.
     
  20. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Let's hope that the button hole machine doesn't die again, it would suck for GW to add another 20 years to the wait time. Or would it? Dun dun duuun!!! Either way, shame nobody ever managed to reverse engineer a button hole machine and make a new one. For like $500 or so. That's certainly help with the orders and it'd take what, only three deposits to cover for it? Damn shame. . .

    The jacket is nice (reminds me a lot of that RRL). The rest of the story isn't.
     

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