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

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

  1. Marc mndt

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    Oh sorry I didn't mean to imply that the alterations were done badly. They probably did a real good job because it's impossible to tell the laces were there, if you don't know. It's just that personally, I'm not too keen on jackets that have been altered.
     
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  2. ton312

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    You'd certainly never know the laces were there to begin with. Typically they help dial in the fit around the torso, hopefully they were primarily decorative.
     
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  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    The jacket was not "altered" in the proper sens of the term, they literally just chopped of the lace holders with a stanley knife FCL style! (you can see the side of the cut edge in your last pic)
    To me an "alteration" would have been to unstitch them and restitch the panels leaving no sign they ever existed.
    Cutting them off is IMO a slight "botch up"...
    In the end, as long as you are happy with the result and mention it when you sell it on it's all good, but i don't think i would have bought it...
     
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  4. ton312

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    Yeah you're right they did cut them. I had to REALLY look but the edges are there. Robbie, take it to a tailor and have them properly removed.
     
  5. Monitor

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    Oh, right! I didn't see the back measuring photo until now. Yeah, they just sliced them off. The seller is lying to you @Robbie79 , no specialist laid a finger on that jacket. Someone just cut 'em off. What @Carlos840 says, an actual professional alteration would include opening the seams, removing the leather bits and stitch it all back up.
    You're lucky if they haven't damaged the leather panel underneath while cutting the laces holders out.

    I seriously recommend you to not go through with this deal. If the jacket doesn't fit you, you're in trouble.
     
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  6. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah, that seller seems dodgy, it clearly looks like a hack job on a very expensive jacket
     
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  7. Marc mndt

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  8. Peckinpah

    Peckinpah New in Town

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    Got a shipping notification today, my Highwayman is on it's way. Should be here tomorrow.

    Excited and nervous, I hope it fits. Never had something tailor made before.
     
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  9. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Yes, will do. Due to the hide-change it will be another 6 weeks at least. Thanks to my diligent planning, I won´t have to go un-jacketed in the meantime though...:)
     
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  10. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Now THAT looks spectacular...!
     
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  11. Imuricecreamman

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    Made a deal for this Schott HH 689. Looks substantial.[​IMG]
     
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  12. dannyk

    dannyk One Too Many

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    @JCSD had a Gap Suede Trucker he thought would fit me very well and let me know. All the measurements look good, only PTP is in that zone of well in some makes and models it’s fine, in others it’s a touch big. But hey if it is a touch large I’ll sell it for what I got it for and someone will be really happy. But JCSD is not only awesome for reaching out about it I told him with my wedding fast approaching (September) and trying to pay everything off; I wouldn’t have payment until this coming Thursday or Friday when I get paid. I said list it if you want and if it sells I will not cry haha. He said hey man I totally understand that I’ll hold it until then. This is why I love dealing internally with other TFL members. We don’t lie, try to rip off, or extort others. And often times make deals we would never do for outsiders. So got that on the horizon!
     
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  13. Jin431

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    @JCSD is stand up guy. Guys our size should definitely stick together!
     
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  14. dannyk

    dannyk One Too Many

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    Hey so are you! We’ve dealt back and forth and you recently reached out. Just that one was a little out of my price range with the wedding coming up. Otherwise I would have given that one a shot too. We absolutely need to stick together.
     
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  15. Blackadder

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    Oh it has been a long hunt. I just have never found a Muholland at the right price.
     
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  16. ton312

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    Yes you guys should stick together. You don’t want to come into the range of @JMax and @John D Maccarter and myself. It’s savage. Right there in the meaty part of the curve. It’s dog eat dog! Every time I see something I think “oh shit, these guys are an hour ahead and probably saw it first”. LOL
     
  17. Jin431

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    I hope to get lucky for a black one in my size too. Hope you get yours too.


    lol you guys are so funny with that but always end up making great deal/trades too
     
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  18. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Same. This is me after someone posts a jacket I lost out on—

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  19. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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    scored this for $78 all in. Has a glaring red marker stain, so we'll see. Going to hit it with an eraser as step 1, wire brush step 2, shampoo step 3, and dye a darker brown as last resort. The crap I'm doing during covid to pass time.

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  20. Mrfrown

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    Snagged a Vanson Royale Enfield today. Been looking around for something like this for a while. Supposedly originally purchased last year w limited wear. Measurements look right, fingers crossed for the fit.

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