My first „real“ Denim Jacket - Iron Heart Type III overdyed, 23oz

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by AlexB, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    For quite some time I was looking into alternatives to leather jackets. After being very happy with my higher quality jeans I started to look into denim jackets already back in Germany a year ago. Regularly I went to Burg & Schild in Berlin to try on jackets from Japan Blue, Pure Blue Japan, 3Sixteen and Sugar Cane to Name a few. Each time I left disappointed that there is no jacket that fits my torso, mainly my long arms. I already thought about finding someone who does customized denim jackets.

    This weekend I more or less accidentally I passed by Self Edge located at the lower East Side of Manhattan. I’ve read about the store before but never made it in. Without real hope to finally solve my „problem“ I stopped and walked in.

    Nick greeted me friendly and asked whether he could help while I was browsing through the denim jackets on their rack. My attention was grabbed by a dark, hefty feeling jacket (I guess I’m biased by my CXL jackets). Nick handed me a 44 which already raised my hopes to finally find a jacket that fits. Unfortunately not perfect and still a little short in the arms. I tried a 46 - the jacket was not significantly wider in the body, but arm and body length were spot on for my personal taste. I learned I was looking at an Iron Heart jacket which was the result of a collaboration with Self Edge. The main difference to the standard Type III is a lengthened body (2 inch) and hand pocket slids. Of course Iron Heart was not new to me, but I didn’t know that they are inspired by motorcycle gear and thus come with longer arms than other jackets (also about 2 inch).

    That was exactly what I needed! Nick congratulated me that I fell in love with the most expensive denim jacket in the store. Honestly, I am still in shock that a denim jacket could cost more than USD 500, but from what I heard, Iron Heart is worth it.

    Before swamping you with pictures some specifications.
    23oz unsanforized Indigo Selvedge Denim, Garmented dyed with black fugitive pigment dye that will slowly come off to release electric blue fades, right hand twill, American cotton.

    I am very excited how the jacket will develop and really love the details of the jacket. Look at the indigo residue on the snaps!


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  2. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Sweet, the fit is perfect too, well done.
     
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  3. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Welcome to the Iron Heart denim club.
    I have two denim jackets from them- both 21 oz.
    Congrats- looks great on you.
     
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  4. Will Zach

    Will Zach One of the Regulars

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    Perfect fit - congrats!
     
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  5. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    A+... wear it well!
     
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  6. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    Yes perfect fit man congrats!
     
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  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Might as well burn all the leather jackets. Dude that’s cotton armor!!
     
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  8. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    It is, but it’s also surprisingly wearable right from the beginning


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  9. Bennarion

    Bennarion One Too Many

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    Perfect fit. Cool!
     
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  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Great jacket,i I love their OD denim, got some 25oz jeans in it myself, awesome bit of cloth.
     
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  11. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    Great fit, and color, it shows nice creases along the sleeve, congrats
     
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  12. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    Really nice. Puts my 35 year old Levi's denim jacket to shame.
     
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  13. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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    As someone with longer arms I still ended up selling all but one of the Iron Heart shirts I've bought as, as you say, the larger sizes seem to vary little in width but much more in length and the larger sizes were just too long for me, if I'm paying that much for a shirt then the fit has to be spot on.

    Thats a score though and a great fit! (I do love their jeans too.)
     
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  14. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    I am still in shock that a denim jacket could cost more than USD 500

    I'm in shock that you paid it!
     
  15. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    The only other option would be to steal it or accepting not to find a fitting denim jacket ;)


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  16. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Many mornings my IH 21oz typeIII pushes my leather jackets to the back of the closet. Comfortable from jump street but it is as hard to tame as some leather.
     
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  17. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Nice jacket and a great fit. Should last a long time too, I’d think.

    I have the opposite fitting issue... nothing ever fits me because I need a few inches shorter than standard. Anything that fits my shoulders hangs to my fingertips!


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  18. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    I visited Self Edge in San Francisco - the prices were eye watering......I'm a tight Scotsman - so wrong store for me I guess!
     
  19. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    However, shortening things should be easier than trying to make in longer...probably not with a denim jacket;)


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  20. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    IH sizing can be a tough nut to crack. They typically overshoot sleeve length. It's kind of their thing to do that I guess. I'm excited to see how my IH storm rider fits...arriving today! Nervous anticipation is great?
     
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