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How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Not wishing to start anything. 2016 figures from the World Health Organisation indicates American men are 3 inches taller on average today than the average height of 5'7" back in the early to mid 20th century. A 22-23 inch back at 5'7" to 5'9" is manageable, especially with high pants. I noticed in Sears period ads for half-belts from the 1940's-50's that they proudly advertise 25.5 inch standard back lengths. Again, at 5'7" to 5'10", that seems longer that I would have imagined. I think once you are six one or over the back length needs to leave behind off the rack period accuracy.
     
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  2. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Well guys, I am back in the saddle again!
    A few hours after my crushing rejection by Langlitz I picked myself up off the ground and reached out to Lost Worlds via email. Stuart and I sent a couple emails back and forth this morning and then I called him up to finalize the details. I am in the queue for a CHP in heavy black horsehide.
     
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  3. JMax

    JMax One Too Many

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    Any tweaks or his standard CHP? I should have done the mouton collar. Congrats!
     
  4. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I eliminated the epaulets, belt loops, and badge holder. I also requested a straight waistband, with no dip in the back, since this is a casual jacket and not for riding.
    The mouton collar sounds like a great idea! I will ask Stuart if he can add a removable mouton collar to my order. Thanks JMax!
     
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  5. JMax

    JMax One Too Many

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    Very nice. I found a vintage police jacket with almost the same mods for the same reason. To wear when off the bike. It’s going to be stellar.

    Did you keep the side laces?

    Stu’s mouton is great. Real deal. On par with the vintage Cals I own.
     
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  6. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Yes I kept the laces. I know that some people can’t stand them, but to me that is a quintessential part of what makes it a real CHP style jacket.
     
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  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Me too; it's the age-old TFL thing: there are those of us who want an overall vintage look, and for whom therefore the old-school proportions are desirable, and then there are those who are only interested in a jacket that will fit with modern proportions. Horses for courses.

    I would look at 'period accuracy' as being less a question of the numbers, more a question of fit and proportions. Certainly true that then, as now, a much taller guy would with have to be able to afford to go custom (if available), or simply accept wearing his jacket much shorter than anyone else if he was much taller by comparison (see early photos of Joey Ramone!).
     
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  8. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    1DC3A782-E8BB-4466-855E-94734CD420A5.jpeg With regard to wearing short jackets, here’s an image of FL member @Michael A, who’s nailed the look IMO. The jacket sleeves are much longer than the jacket body but he wears it very well. It’s making me think twice about returning that Windward.
     
  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    I can only repeat myself - If you care for owning a true and proper 50's motorcycle jacket, you got one. Sure, it's short by today's standard but then again, we are on an internet forum dedicated to the fashion of the 50's. That's how these jackets used to be. Keep it.
     
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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Exactly so. I've yet to see a Perfecto-type which ditches these proportions and manages to look good. The fashion efforts I've seen with backlengths of 28" and such look uniformly awful.

    Quite.
     
  11. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Late '50s/early '60s Perfecto 613 (stars missing). Patina galore. If this jacket could talk, it would tell us quite a story.

    The leather is really soft and comfortable. Any tips on how to remove the little paint overspray without harming the leather?

    1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg
     
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  12. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    6E98924E-435A-4968-8903-49886473C0BB.jpeg A7C65A40-B9A4-44C5-8BF1-547FFF9D3865.jpeg This jacket is cleaning up quite well. Also found a size tag: 44.
     
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  13. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Removable mouton rocks!! Extra warmth when chilly outside. Temperatures go up, off with the mouton!
     
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  14. bobm

    bobm A-List Customer

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    [​IMG][​IMG]Lone Pine shearling. Incredibly light, warm and comfortable. Leather is extremely soft as is the merino shearling. Oiled calfskin storm flap is a nice contrast.
    Again, pictures (especially with me as the wearer) do not do this coat justice.
     
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  15. You look good in it bobm. Appears warm, nicely designed and well put together.
    HD
     
  16. hancockva

    hancockva New in Town

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    Hi,

    I hope this is ok to post here, it's ever so slightly spammy (sorry!!) but totally relevant to the thread and I think many of you will be interested!

    For disclosure, I'm one of the owners of Hancock Vulcanised Articles. We're based in Scotland and make handmade outerwear using the traditional "mackintosh" process.

    We launched our customisation service on Kickstarter and there are just over 48 hours left of the campaign.

    You can choose from around 20 styles, 12 colours and a range of customisation options, liners like the image below. It's all around 50% off RRP too. Sleeve and hem lengths can be altered for no charge, it's pretty close to bespoke.

    thanks (and apologies once again!)

    Graham

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hancock/hancock-vulcanised-articles-handmade-for-you-in-sc


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  17. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Those aren’t really my style but they do look decent. Whenever I hear the word vulcanize though...
     
  18. Ever so slightly spammy?...really? i'd say very spammy .
     
  19. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    Too much spammy to use the word "slightly".
     
  20. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Well at least he came clean from go. LOL.
     
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