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My new Thedi X Thurston Phenix Quilted Cafe Racer

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Radz108, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    I have been wanting to get another horsehide jacket for a while. I got an Aero 30s half belt size 42from Thurston Bros 3 years ago and totally love that jacket. However, I lost quite a bit of weight since then and unfortunately I feel the jacket is at least 2 sizes too big for me. The body and arm length seem more pronounced as well since losing the weight. I am debating to keep it as a winter layering jacket or sell it off :) .

    Anyways, I wanted to get a nice slim cafe racer type jacket to match my new physique. I contacted Carrie at Thurston Bros to see what was available off the rack that would fit my measurements (Height 5'6.5", weight 158lbs, Chest 39-40). I was initially looking at an Aero board racer in Vicenza size 42 on their sale page but I felt the arm and body length were too much for my frame. Carrie suggested their Thedi leather cafe racer and upon comparing my measurements with their size measurements, I opted to order the Thedi racer in medium (I wanted a slim fit and I didn't plan to layer with it at all)

    After 1 week wait, the jacket arrived today and like many of you who had the privilege to own a Thedi Leather Jacket, I was totally impressed! The jacket feels lighter than my Aero 30s half belt but the leather feels almost as thick, but softer and more pliable. Carrie said the veg tanned italian horsehide is different from Vicenza but just as high quality and would break in and patina just as well. What impressed me more was the fit. It is snug but in no way restrictive and I feel it is arguably the best fitting leather jacket I have.

    Here are some photos of me "modelling" it:
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  3. singer

    singer Familiar Face

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    Wow, that looks awesome @Radz108! Suits you and fits great on your new physique.
     
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  4. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    Here are some formal fit photos (zipped and unzipped)
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  5. BobJ

    BobJ Practically Family

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    That is a sharp jacket Radz108! The fit is perfect. It looks snug, but since you said it's not restrictive, you get comfort AND style - lucky man! It's made for your physique, and it's flattering. It looks to be a good one to grow old with. Couple questions: How stiff and restrictive is the padding? Do you know what it's stuffed with? Thanks, Bob
     
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  6. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Doesn't get any better than that.
     
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  7. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks BobJ :)
    The areas with padding are a little bit stiffer than the areas without padding but it does not feel restrictive at all. I'm sure the jacket will drape better once it is broken in a little. I don't notice the padding in the short time I have worn it. As to the stuffing, I don't know. Maybe Carrie from Thurston might know.
     
  8. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin A-List Customer

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    Ticks every box..well done
     
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  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Fantastic fit! Looks great!
     
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  10. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Wow that really could not fit any better. Thedi again making an epic jacket! I don't even like quilted jackets usually, but I love this.
     
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  11. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic stuff. As DWTH says, I'm not normally a massive fan of quilted jackets but that's home run.
     
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  12. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Nice fit there, good length and not too tight. Well done.
     
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  13. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Home run for sure!
    Thedi also make this general style is an amazing worn-in brown colour. Would love to actually see one in the wild.
     
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  14. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    This one just flew through my radar this morning and concur with what everyone else has said. The look and fit is incredible. Nice to see Thedi continuing to get good press here.
     
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  15. I certainly agree with all the above comments.
    Congrats
    HD
     
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  16. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    +1 on every comment in this thread. I have nothing to add, I can only echo all the positive comments. Fantastic looking shoes, also.
     
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  17. navetsea

    navetsea One Too Many

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    cool jacket that will grow even cooler with time.
     
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  18. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Exactly how it should fit! That's magnificent! Enough good things can't be said about Thedi...I've never seen one that doesn't look absolutely perfect!
     
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  19. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    ...and a nice yard to go along with it! You guys kill me with your backgrounds.
     
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  20. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    What a cool jacket !
    The fit is spot on. Congratulations also on your weight loss. Wear it proudly, as it looks fantastic on you!
     
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