And... my first testimonial is in!!
"Chris's jackets are stunning, arrived at my home in a package, made of what seems to be leather, with a zipper that goes all the way from the bottom to my neck. Two arms, covers most of my upper body, what more can I ask?"
FWIW - I have a pair of Lucky Brand stretch jeans that are still going strong after 9+ years! 98% Cotton 2% Elastane. They were comfortable from the start. No holes, no crotch blowout, just some fraying at the pockets and cuff. Sure, they're closer to white than the deep indigo they started, but that's to be expected. I'm into the heavy/raw/selvedge denim thing (don't like the Gustin cuts, however, I'm a regular straight, no taper, 501 kind of guy) but I've never had another pair of jeans last 9 years - especially not with regular wear and abuse! I think a little stretch can make for durability.
Except for IH-634s, I haven't had a selvedge pair last more than 3 years, and that's with multiple repairs.
I've got a couple pairs of those too. They were my main jeans before I discovered comparably priced selvedge. Dude, I hate the Lucky's now! They feel like pajama pants
how does Gustin's classic belt sizing? Seems like it doesnt size correctly? I am wearing a size 30 jeans, shall I order a size 32?
BTW, by any chance I can get the similar belt in UK?
I measured the sleeves in the usual manner and I have them at just a hair under 26" on a size large. Usually I'd like something a little longer than this but on this jacket it works perfectly. Just a couple of quick bathroom shots. (yeah, it's a bit of a mess but we just remodeled and are moving are stuff back in there so...)
And yes, there's not much to an unlined jacket like this, but it's very well constructed, just the right weight in my opinion, and you can't beat the price.
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I have to confess, for the slim/ tight fit around the thigh and knee that I like, and +12hrs per day wearing it, without some elastene my feet would go numb and cold inside my boots, probably by the time I yank off the boots my dead feet would come off together with them. lolI've got a couple pairs of those too. They were my main jeans before I discovered comparably priced selvedge. Dude, I hate the Lucky's now! They feel like pajama pants