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Himel Heron Shinki Horsehide 44

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by jonesy86, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    $1,200 OBO plus shipping.

    P to P 25"
    Shoulders 19"
    Back Length 25.5"
    Sleeves 25.5"

    I am truly in love with this wonderful jacket. I have no words to describe this beauty that would do it justice.

    Here is what Mr. Himel said about the Heron:

    The Heron is named for both the majestic Canadian waterfowl, and the White Heron Castle in Japan, near where our proprietary Shinki horsehide is sourced. It’s based on a deeply primitive early-1930s style, which demonstrates both the simplistic beauty of naïve tailoring, and the construction excesses of the 1930s. Characteristic of adventurers from Earhartt to Byrd, this Cossack style was adopted by the American military and designated the ‘A-1.’ Its descendants became universal—but the Heron is unique. Its shawl collar shape and organic, hand-drawn lines are specific Himel Bros. innovations. We stand by it—the Heron is the finest A-1 money can buy.

    The smell is the distinctive leathery smell of shinki mimosa tanned HH. The leather is then lightly pigment finished with a coating of oil and wax to give a glossy top coat that dulls over time with wear. The base colour will show through due to the natural mimosa colour of the leather underneath the top coat. The leather is typically 1.2 to 1.3 mm or (2.5 to 2.75 oz) and can come smooth or grainy. Like all vegetable tanned leather fully shrunken grains will pop up and create ripples over time especially after getting wet that will mould the jacket to the wearer and develop character.
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  2. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Took it down to $1,200 OBO.
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  3. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Pretty cool jacket, make an offer.
     
  4. holdencain

    holdencain One of the Regulars

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    Interested, but apparently not allowed to send you forum messages...?
     
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  5. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Just sent a PM with contact info.
     
  6. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike New in Town

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    Screaming deal. Wish it were my size!
     
  7. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Thanks, it’s a pretty nice jacket.
     
  8. Lance Sterling

    Lance Sterling New in Town

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    How many monies?
     
  9. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Hi @Lance Sterling, thanks for your interest. This is a pretty special jacket, and you don't see too many of them used. It is currently at 1,200.
     
  10. Lance Sterling

    Lance Sterling New in Town

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    Thanks
     
  11. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    If it fits please note that it also says OBO, OR Best Offer.
     
  12. Thuggee

    Thuggee A-List Customer

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    It’s my size tempted - what’s the jacket weigh?


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  13. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Hey @Thuggee

    It weighs 3.9 lbs. The design and quality of this jacket is up there with the best!
     
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  14. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Look at that collar!
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  15. Thuggee

    Thuggee A-List Customer

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    Couple of questions.

    What colour would you call this? I currently don’t have access to a pc only my phone.

    What’s the lining wool, cotten, something else?

    Lastly any issues, eg strange smells, loose buttons, damage to the lining, damage to the leather that a buyer should be aware of?


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  16. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Hey @Thuggee
    This is a sweet jacket, I am having seller's remorse already.
    I am pretty sure this is what David Himel calls his "Shinki Horsehide Medium Brown Oil Tanned", although it could be the Pigment Finish I'm not positive.
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    The lining is a brushed flannel called a Manitoba Plaid.
    Jacket is in great shape, no issues. I had JL re-sew all the buttons and they did a very good job. The leather has a unique and distinctive aroma that I have really grown to treasure. Here are some pics with different lighting and camera.
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  17. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    I think I'll Keep this one. :)
     
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  18. holdencain

    holdencain One of the Regulars

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    Jonesy86,
    I never got your pm. Can you try again please.thanks.
     
  19. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Hey @holdencain
    Came to my senses and decided to keep it.
     
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