Good Wear Hercules

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Boyo, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    "The waiting is the hardest part"... As has been fully documented in a few threads here on TFL these last few years I placed my Good Wear order on March 29th 2014.. well today the wait ended, and it ended in the best way possible.
    John Chapman delivered.
    I could gripe about the wait, the gaps in correspondences, that other guys that ordered after me, received jackets before me ... but why bother (it does make for some interesting threads though). In the end I can say John and I had some very fun and interesting conversations via email and telephone, some about jackets and some not, but through it all I did find some amusement in the waiting and I will actually miss being on the wait list. I also would be remiss if I didn't mention that John did not charge me for this jacket..all this for the $200 deposit.
    What I asked for and received is a GW version a 1939 Hercules jacket made from seal brown shinki horsehide lined in 24oz wool, 1930’s vintage talon zipper and olive thread.

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  2. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Merry Christmas to Me!

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  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Totally smiling inside.
     
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  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    That's literally what i had ordered...
    Glad you finally got it, it's a beauty!
     
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  6. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    That is a beautiful jacket and well done. My experience with John is he is truly a prince of a guy and a pleasure with whom to communicate.
     
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  7. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    You had me singing with the introduction! Absolutely perfect. You must have been a good boy all those years as Santa was watching. The Imperial and the Sears Hercules are John's finest work. Great presentation and a Merry Christmas to you!
     
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  8. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    I'm smiling on the Outside too Nick..

    Thank you..

    I agree, John is a great guy to talk to.

    Thanks Terry.. Merry Christmas..
     
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  9. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Wow- what color, leather and style- Must smell heavenly.
    Congratulations!!
     
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  10. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    damn!!! totally awesome!!!!!!! John IS THE MAN!!!!!
     
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  11. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    Wow

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  12. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    You scored big time, I can imagine you wearing this masterpiece for 20 years plus, after which time the extra three years of waiting will seem immaterial. Congratulations.
     
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  13. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    The leather is awesome, looks feels & smells beautiful,

    cant argue with that..

    Yup!
    I forgot about the wait already..
     
  14. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Congratulations Boyo!
    Looks like a great fit right out of the box and that seal Shinki absolutely glows in the sunshine.
     
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  15. Graemsay

    Graemsay Practically Family

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    Lovely jacket @Boyo.

    As someone whose order was ahead of you in the queue, I really should chase up John.
     
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  16. SinSir

    SinSir A-List Customer

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    Wow! What an incredible jacket in every way! I've already looked at these pictures a handful of times in just a few hours. Congratulations on a happy ending and many years of wear!
     
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  17. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    congrats and merry xmas Boyo!
    patience really pays off big time in the end, and in a such perfect timing of the year too.

    I guess in the near future the other thread asking about broken in brown shinki will get their answer too :)
     
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  18. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Stunning stuff! Couldn't be better.
     
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  19. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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    Sweet!


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  20. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Amazing jacket!
    Merry Christmas indeed.
    :)
     
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