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

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

  1. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,681
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    The wait for a Bill Kelso is currently almost a year .... but they get paid in full up front.. at least GW only takes $200
     
    jonesy86, ton312 and ProteinNerd like this.
  2. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown A-List Customer

    Messages:
    321
    Wow a whole other world of demand there
     
  3. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Practically Family

    Messages:
    759
    I love the elmc californian. They've become pretty expensive though. Eastman is now asking £1200. I'm not saying that's too expensive, but only a few years back they were a few hundred less. Made me look elsewhere. Field Leathers seems to make a pretty decent halfbelt.
     
  4. marker2037

    marker2037 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Willemstad, Curacao
    This Schott 538 is my current most wanted. I wish I had it coming, but (sigh) I just had to start a bathroom reno...

    45C8D8B1-8D0B-4233-BA26-BDDB81281A66.jpeg

    7B6CBBE4-466E-4250-A40D-6903E643CB03.jpeg
     
    ton312, Monitor, Jin431 and 4 others like this.
  5. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man Practically Family

    Messages:
    995
    Location:
    Australia
    1200 pounds sterling , yowzah ! That's close to $2500 Australian.

    That would be the cost of a fair portion of my jacket collection combined.

    I have 3 Eastman Luftwaffe of various ages , the first I bought new in 1990 for 350 UK pounds.

    The last of the three was bought 3 years old but truly "barely worn" ( like new , still smelled "new" ).
    381 pounds sterling delivered to Perth Western Australia September 2015 five years ago so jacket is now 8.

    With "inflation" would things have got to 1200 pounds since 1990 ? I'm no economist but maybe I suppose.

    Majority of my collection bought "lightly used" it has to be said. BUT those kind of prices frighten me !
     
  6. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    228
    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Great leather, but were I in your place I'd be posting linen Guayaberas & bush jackets instead. Isn't it routinely 29-30c & over 75% humidity in Curaçao?!
     
    marker2037 likes this.
  7. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown A-List Customer

    Messages:
    321
    I really dig that one and the 545. Just don’t feel like I’d ever get regular use with that lining and the unremovable sheep collar

    upload_2020-9-22_19-45-18.png
    upload_2020-9-22_19-45-48.png
     
    ton312, Jin431 and marker2037 like this.
  8. marker2037

    marker2037 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Willemstad, Curacao
    Haha yea, but I have plenty of linen already and I doubt many of you care for linen safaris and Gurkhas. The leather is for my travels. :)
     
  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,738
    Location:
    Sydney

    Ouch! I just checked and I bought 2 ELMC jackets in mid 2018 for £900 each....I thought that was bordering on too much then!!! Looking back I’m glad I got in when I did.

    Business must be booming.
     
    Mrfrown, Marc mndt and Psant25 like this.
  10. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,066
    Location:
    Australia
    How about a Field Leathers? The stuff he’s doing is definitely top notch and he can make any design you want by the looks of it.
    Also cheaper than ELMC.
     
  11. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman Practically Family

    Messages:
    654
    Something tells me your changes will become the new standard for Field. I feel they really makes a more coherent design.
     
    Jin431, ton312 and Marc mndt like this.
  12. Rawky

    Rawky New in Town

    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    I've just ordered an A2 Memphis Belle from Wested. My first aviation jacket of any kind. Is it odd to feel a little apprehensive? o_O
     
    marker2037, Zoo, Mrfrown and 2 others like this.
  13. Hh121

    Hh121 Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,269
    Horsehide?
     
  14. Rawky

    Rawky New in Town

    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Plymouth, UK
    No. Not quite that fancy :D.

    It's cowhide. This is more of a "testing the waters" kind of jacket for me. Before I join the big boys league.
     
    Zoo, ton312, El Marro and 1 other person like this.
  15. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,221
    Location:
    California
    Relax man, it’s completely normal. With my first couple jackets I was nervous about the order because I wanted to make sure I got everything exactly right. I went over all of the details repeatedly and sweated every last one right up until the day I had the jackets in hand. As it turned out I didn’t get everything exactly right, and I think that is part of the learning process.
    This is easy for me to say since I have ordered many custom jackets since then. It’s natural to feel apprehensive, but remember this is also supposed to be fun!
     
    handymike, Zoo, Mrfrown and 2 others like this.
  16. Hobbes1

    Hobbes1 Familiar Face

    Messages:
    60
    Looking forward to getting this jacket in hand in the near future:
     

    Attached Files:

    MrProper, handymike, Zoo and 4 others like this.
  17. Jin431

    Jin431 A-List Customer

    Messages:
    332
    Location:
    Bay Area CA
    Nice, five star is getting lots of action here recently. Which leather did you pick?
     
  18. Hh121

    Hh121 Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,269
    looks great! how much it cost?
     
  19. Hobbes1

    Hobbes1 Familiar Face

    Messages:
    60
    Hi. I picked the seal brown steerhide.
     
    ton312 likes this.
  20. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown A-List Customer

    Messages:
    321
    Also interested in their steerhide. Looking forward to seeing more of yours once it arrives!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.