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

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

  1. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    Yeah man me too! Been wanting to get something in similar style and also been greatly desiring a Thedi…then the stars aligned. Almost went for a Schott 174s but glad I waited. Though I know you’re also a big fan of the 100 series leather…I think this beaut will trump it.
     
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  2. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    oh yeah. Thedi all day long.
     
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  3. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel New in Town

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    Baaaaaaaaaad Aaaaaaaaaassssssss!
     
  4. Leather Walker

    Leather Walker One of the Regulars

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    Thanks! This Cal showed up by surprise in one of my daily searches without typing any word, just searching in the proper category. In this case, in a Japanese site. There's any tag inside, so sellers (as you know) usually describe these no-name jacket as "unknown", "vintage", "used" or "double riders". The listing was recently posted when I spotted it, so after double-checking the measurements, took it.

    Asap I get it! In fact, I still have to take some fitting photos of all my jackets.

    This gonna be my 4th Cal, if I keep going down this path I'll have as many Cals as some of you, guys!:)
     
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  5. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Lol, I couldn't believe it either you got another one! I am constantly looking, too, never saw a single one appear ever (for me, obviously) and you got three!
     
  6. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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    Congrats. Thedi‘s best design, IMO. Love mine and need to give it some more wear…
     
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  7. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    There’s a kickback in it for you if you find one with a 24” or so P2P. I’m in the same boat @Monitor is in. I never even see one, let alone one in my size. And trust me, I look.
     
  8. Leather Walker

    Leather Walker One of the Regulars

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    Ok, I pick up the gauntlet! I will let you know @JMax if I find a 24" p2p padded Cal. @Monitor, are you a size 40? @Jin431, what's your size?
     
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  9. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    As I'm really happy with the quality of my first Shangri-La Heritage suede Trucker which is made in Italy and as I'm looking for something different I'm seriously considering thie Varenne Desert Navajo wool jacket but two things do concern me:
    1) Why is this jacket more expensive than their leather jackets (875€). It has veg tanned lambskin applications and probably the wool knitting (by hand?) is more time consuming
    2) If I still like this special jacket in a couple of years

    What do you guys think?

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  10. Monitor

    Monitor

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    1. For the same reason Philipp Plein jacket costs as much as it does. Brand name, quality material, it's not mass produced, small outfit, etc. - Whether it's worth the money is up to you but in terms of molecular structure, you ain't buying nothing someone else ain't selling for less. I've seen a lot of very similar looking jackets floating about on Aliexpress, all relatively cheap at $200 or so.

    Plus what you said; Creating a well woven woolen fabric is a lot more time consuming than throwing a dead animal skin sunk into a barrel filled with chemicals. Meat industry being what it is, there's an abundance of leather on the market so it could be argued they're actually saving on the production costs with all the leather bits incorporated into the jacket.

    2. Lol well, that's something only you will know the answer to. I personally really love this piece & would love to own it.
     
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  11. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Awesome, I love it. I own a couple of Navajo inspired RRL shirts t-shirts and sweaters and I wear them a lot.
    A quality knit is easily more expensive than Tuscan lamb skin (which isn't all that expensive, as compared to hh for example)

    ^^exactly this
     
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  12. ton312

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    That is absolutely brilliant. Would wear ‘til death no longer allowed it.
     
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  13. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Thumbs down. Pattern is too intense. You’ll get bored of it.
     
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  14. Leigh H

    Leigh H One of the Regulars

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    I've never seen this brand before, that would be twice the price if it was RRL. Id wear that jacket! looks great to me.
     
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  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I agree with @Bfd70. The Mister Freedom Kilim ones are more my style. Now if Thedi were to incorporate old Navajo rugs into a design...
     
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  16. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    I really like it! I’m a fan of Navajo inspired patterns.
     
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  17. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Many thanks to all for your honest feedback. The quality of the fabric looks quite good and the lining and stitching quality I do already know from my Trucker jacket - on par with Aero I would say. The pattern may look good or too intense as highlighted by @Bfd70 and @handymike If I knew that it would look as good as on the model I would buy it despite the fact that it’s quite expensive (probably worth the money). I‘ll definitely sleep a couple of nights on it before I take a decision. The MF Kilim ones are also quite nice but then I’m having another leather jacket and the Shangri-La one would be something totally different which none really offers (at least I haven’t seen it before).
    Thanks again for your advice!
    Cheers,
    Robbie
     
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  18. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The quintessential example of a spectacular jacket that I would exalt when worn by someone else, but I would never attempt to wear it (unless I wanted to keep my wife at a distance).

    Reminds me of this new RRL:

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  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    I am confused by this - Is it painted leather?
     
  20. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Something with authentic Navajo weaving would be very cool, and probably pricey.
     

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