Himel Bros Kensington: Black and brand new Dark Brown Shinki

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  1. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Just picked up the Dark brown oil-tanned this afternoon.
    The black Shinki has indications of wear and has softened quite a bit.
    The new Dark Brown is slightly thicker and will require a little more effort.
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  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jackets!!!!!
     
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  4. jonesy86

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    Very beautiful! A boy can never have enough Himel jackets.
     
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    Awesome jackets
     
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  6. navetsea

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    Congrats for the twin
     
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  7. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One Too Many

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    That brown oil tan is gorgeou$, thats money
     
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  8. Brandrea33

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    Beautiful duo you have there, congratulations!
     
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  9. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    What beautiful jackets man!
     
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  10. dudewuttheheck

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    They are both stunning. I still think the Kensington is the most beautiful cafe racer available.
     
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  11. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Congrats and nice score! I like them both! Especially the oil tanned Shinki is amazing and one of my favorite leathers.
     
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  12. Brandrea33

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    Belated congratulations! Beautiful duo you have there.

    Out of curiosity, did you order exactly the same bespoke measurements as in the first jacket or did you tweak this one slightly?

    I’m thinking of ordering another Imperial in the dark brown shinki ... if I had to do it over again, I’d maybe change my sizing ever so slightly.
     
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  13. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    Did you request any modifications with the fit of the brown Kensington from you black Himel? If I ever order a jacket form Himel I would ask him to match the measurements of the Kensington I purchased from you. Presently I am selling and not buying jackets until I get to a more manageable number of jackets
     
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  14. sweetfights

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    I ordered three Kensington's in total.

    The very first one I sold to another TFL member, thankfully. I say thankfully because we are the bunch that truly appreciate the workmanship and quality. My second black Kensington had wider shoulders by one inch, and slightly longer sleeves.
    I do believe another 1/4 inch might have been added to the chest measure. On my third and last Kensington, in brown, I added another 1/2 inch to sleeve length because I loved the "tunneling" effect.
     
  15. sweetfights

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    Wider shoulder to shoulder by 1 inch, and added sleeve length for better "tunneling". Also, I think Dave added a bit to the pit to pit, maybe 1/4 inch.
     
  16. Cyber Lip

    Cyber Lip Practically Family

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    How did you guys approach your fit when ordering? I just gave them my actual body measurements and what I was looking for in terms of fit
     

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