LostWorlds Leathertogs/ review in progress

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Davidm, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Davidm

    Davidm New in Town

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    So i had a chance to visit Stuart in NY and grab my LW LT.
    Now back home and it's Like +30c, so kinda can't make proper fit pics. But i will do in upcoming weeks, also with more detailed shots of the jacket! Oh and there is sooo much great small details everywhere. Im in love haha =)

    So first things first i want to challenge few misconceptions regarding LostWorlds:
    1. My communication with Stuart was super fast, very polite, comfortable and i mean probably the best experience regarding buying smth via internet.
    Point is i trusted, i respected and i didn't asked for "shoulder to shoulder" measurement =)
    I actually had a chance to ask about shoulder measurement a fellow lounge member, but it was more confusing actually. So in short- just trust Stuart and everything will be fine. At least in my case it was!
    2. The LW 4oz HH is by faaar not plastic! it's actually more alive than mccoys shinki to my liking. I wore jacket for a day in NYC (a looong day with a lot of adventures!) and wore it on the plane, and it already shows some grain, and actually some sights of wear across the zipper. But yes, its heavy and unkillable and will last 100 years and very hardcore. At the same time very comfortable and it just feels right. Tried his 3oz hh in the studio, and its also very cool! Probably an option for my next jacket (i'm really torn between FW and LW for my next one now).

    So about the jacket:
    1. The build quality is top. Better than mccoys and gw to my liking. Cant judge FW, as only saw those jackets, but never owned.
    2. Leather - see above, very high quality, i like it, exact what i was aiming for (everyday jacket to beat the hell out of it, but preferably to last as long as possible).
    Total oposite to all this "fast fading teacore handdyed bullshit" modern Japanese market developed to amuse masses after they found themselves in decline.
    3. Design - it's just one of the best designs on the market i believe, as when you look at pockets, deerskin sleeves lining, zips placement, belt placement, one-piece back, epaulettes made like on monarch a-2 (covering and protecting the main seam), leather lined belt area - to protect lining from scratching, snaps placement- it's all just makes so much sense! Like this jacket really is made for living and every single detail and feature is actually usable even in modern world day-to-day living.
    4. Fit and pattern.
    Size seems to me true to size. I'm 42 in RM, FW and Rainbow Country, took 44 in this one as i wanted roomy fit to layer stuff, and i will probably gain some weight in upcoming year. Oh and also i'm tired of all this skin-tight jackets i had and sold, i made sleeves a bit shorten as a custom option, as im not riding and in general i prefer shorter sleeves. But even with this they are a bit long to my liking right now, but it think they will settle with some wear and time investment.
    But just listen to Stuart when choosing size- this process was very helpful for me.
    The pattern itself feels good and clever - nothing too tight or too large or too short.
    And i still can move my hands with total freedom almost. And can button and close a collar with no issues at all.
    4. Furniture and lining - i took crown zips as a custom option, they are heavy and big, but i decided it's good to pair them with 4oz HH. Works good. No issues with snaps. All well made and placed well. Lining is NOS brown sateen. Great color and feel. Seems durable and will last.

    Overall amazing jacket. Definitely an endgame for me!

    I will make proper fit and detail pics soon, when weather will allow.



     
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  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Lost World's is top shelf.
    Enjoy and congratulations!
     
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  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Awesome jacket! Fit looks great too. I had no idea Stu had a studio. Always figured the jackets were put together by little body builder midgets in a dark and foreboding weight room or cave. Like they hammer the leather with 45 lb plates and sew it with their teeth.
     
  4. Davidm

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    Thanks a lot! HAHA, i was assuming almost the same! But turns out it's a really working place, a lot of stuff, everything is busy, like if you ever been at brian the bootmaker place in LA - looks the same. The place where the man does his job and some magic happens=) but actually i still wonder how its even possible to sew this leather so precisely... mhm =)
     
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  5. Is the bottom of jacket above your pants belt line? Hard to tell.
     
  6. Davidm

    Davidm New in Town

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    It fully covers belt loops on the jeans. AND i wear my jeans kinda low. So the jacket is not short. But remember- i sized up.
    Edit: I mean, from this pic it's hard to tell, because my t-shirt is long and jeans are high rise, some special modern cut, and not intended to wear with this jacket =) But with normal jeans its like i described above.
     
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  7. ton312

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    Agreed. Stu sews that heaviest of hides with absolute laser precision. It’s quite remarkable. So tight and robotic really. The 3 or so LW’s I’ve owned have all been master class. Perfectly put together. Literally perfect.
     
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  8. Davidm

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    yep! exactly! i mean, i had mccoys and some other japan made stuff, some US made as well, but it's just insane when you see a jacket made of THIS kind of leather AND actually better build.
     
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  9. ton312

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    Totally agree. For all the hype I hear about Japanese stitch quality...Stu does it just as well if not better in a hide that’s at least twice as thick. That is super impressive. Deserves more credit than he receives but he might be his own worst enemy in some ways.
    My exchanges with him have always been all business, short and sweet, to the point. I enjoy a little more banter. Certainly not required, I’m just a talker.
     
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  10. El Marro

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    My experience was exactly the same. I never found Stuart to be pushy nor rude, just very much to the point.

    Beautiful jacket Davidm! I just received my own lost worlds in 4 oz horsehide last month and I agree with everything you said about it. Truly an amazing leather.
     
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  11. red devil

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    So it's here! Congratulations!
    It is an amazing jacket indeed! And happy to see it fits you well :D
    Make sure you use on a daily basis without worrying about it, it will most likely outlast you anyway :)

    Have you ever tried calling or just communicated by email?
     
  12. jacketjunkie

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    Amazing jacket! One of my favorite LW styles, too.
     
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  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Just email. No problems with the comms. Very efficient.
     
  14. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    It's only dark to hide the leotards they're wearing while they alternately whinny, giggle and snarl: 'Blog Queens! Not biscotti! For men, meeeeennnnn!'
     
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  15. Davidm

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    Thanks a lot mate! your help was very on point! yea, im planing to give it hell =) actually never babying my stuff =)
     
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  16. Davidm

    Davidm New in Town

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    Yes exactly! and i like it a looot! I mean if you do business you talk business, it is how it is.
    But when i visited Stu, he was really willing to share a lot of stories about the hide, vintage jackets, etc etc. Was a very nice conversation.
     
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  17. red devil

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    Try calling him if you decide to go for LW jacket again :)

    That's the spirit! :D

    I have not had the chance to visit him yet, but have had numerous phone conversations with him, and he has always been a wealth of knowledge and stories. Pretty much as you describe it here :)
     
  18. Robbie79

    Robbie79 A-List Customer

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    Congrats. Your jacket looks pretty damn cool!! I do have a Buco Rider in their brown HH ("only" 3.5oz) which is approx 7 years old and has been worn quite often (leather is nicely broken in and liner is like new). When comparing the stitching quality of my Freewheelers and LW I have to admit that LW is probably doing a slightly better job here - on top of that the LW leather and lining (except the regular Talon zippers) seem to last forever - even if I prefer FW (leather thickness, suppleness, etc.), I'm sure my FW will possibly survive me....my FW may not....of course I could be wrong. Anyway, enjoy wearing the jacket....I wish I could wear a leather jacket...simply too warm at 35°C (95F).
     
  19. Colin G

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    You guys are getting hammered right now with the heat. Stay cool Robbie.
     
  20. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    I like LW stuff.

    I can agree with the OP that Stu is easy to communicate with. I had an e-mail exchange with him last week about something.
     

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