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My third Freewheelers Jacket - The Mulholland

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dudewuttheheck, May 16, 2019.

  1. trapp

    trapp A-List Customer

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    Outstanding! Perfect jacket, perfect fit.
     
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  2. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I've got to join the chorus and admit I like this the most out of all your FW jackets. The fit is great (to me the other two both have slightly too long sleeves but that is purely personal taste) and I also think the "simple" black colour makes it a little more versatile/everyday than the other two show pieces. It might also be a more subdued jacket doesn't compete for attention with all the accessories you also usually wear.

    Dont take it as a criticism, you rock a great style but you do combine a lot of distinctive items in one look. Usually wide boot cut high wasted vintage style jeans, often "statement" colour boots, lots of accessories, key chain, hat, rings, glasses and add a statement jacket.....I think sometimes your eyes are drawn all over the place instead of having one or two key pieces that stand out......everything stands out!

    I'm a very safe "boring dresser" so feel free to ignore me if you don't agree. This honestly isn't meant to offend so apologies in advance if it hits you the wrong way.
     
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  3. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    No offense taken at all. That was very well said and I absolutely understand what you are pointing out. I thik part of it for me is that on other forums I am on and on Instagram there are so many other people who dress wildly and accessorize more than I even do that I do not see what I do as over the top, even though for the most part, it actually is. I do disagree in part because I feel that the wider cut jeans, engineers, and leather jackets all go well together so I think they blend well instead of all being statements. However, I agree some of the accessories draw attention away from the actual pieces I am wearing and the black leather does look more subtle in comparison to most of my other jackets.

    Feel free to disagree with any of the points I made, because I like what you brought up and would be interested to hear more. Also, glad you like the jacket :)
     
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  4. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    You have your personal style Dude, so just dress as you feel it is really honestly the coolest version of you:cool:, sometime if we re active on some forum or instagram, even on this forum, it is easy to get tempted to dress to score internet likes from like minded people you respect in that forum, very easy to get overkill in styling when everybody is pushing the limit.:)
     
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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Outstanding jacket and fit as always Dude.
    Your pics are always so professional and real looking.
    Your signature hat is worn with style as a gentleman’s western should be. Total bonus points there!!
    It appears to be a Stetson Open Road style. Classic!
    Bowen
     
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  6. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I am very glad that this leather is teacore. This will help the aging give it more character so as you say, this and the Sunset have a wonderful journey ahead of them. I agree that I am quite happy with the Caboose's color right now, but I am still interested to see how it will change and develop over time.

    Thanks! I would still be curious to hear what you think of the style in general.

    Thank you so much!
     
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  7. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    It is a cool jacket no doubt, and the fit looks spot on, i like that the slant chest pocket is parallel to the angle of the handwarmer top stitch and the placement and angle of that chest pocket is very ideal not too high not too slant, The single panel back kind of too minimalistic compared to the front. About the style i personally not really into is the full belting trim around the hem somehow I dont like it on leather jacket , i like kidney panel on the back but a sleek front personally, and less ball and chain detailing, couldnt help but to think it might look cooler with a pair of chest pocket and no handwarmers or no chest pocket at all. It really is only my personal feeling, please dont see it as critique to a nicely designed and executed jacket.
     
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  8. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    IMO the Muholland is one of the most "forgiving" cut by Freewheelers for those of us who have a proper belly in stead of a six pack. The Centinela and La Brea are too triangular with a serious drop, Caboose and San Mateo are very slim overall.
     
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  9. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I know what you mean, but my accessories are not part of that. The way I participated in the internet version of keeping up with the Joneses was by owning Red Wings which once I realized that I only had to get approval and likes, I put them up for sale.

    Thank you so much! Yes it is indeed quite similar to the Stetson Open Road, but not exactly. It's made by Tatton Baird Hatters.

    Your thoughts are very similar to my very first thoughts on this jacket before I really got into Freewheelers. I definitely favored simpler jacket styles at that time, while now I adore Freewheelers' embellishments on otherwise classic and simple designs. I think I would prefer that the handwarmer pockets not have the zippers like you, but that may change in the future. Thank you so much for sharing man I can't say I completely disagree because old me would say something very similar to you :D

    Haha true. Having worn it, it's definitely more forgiving than my Caboose, but fairly similar to my Sunset. The Caboose isn't too bad for me, but taking another two inches off my waist would make it nearly perfect.
     
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  10. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @Blackadder,
    It's not that you've got to have a six pack, it's just that you've got to be a Japanese guy; thin. By our standards, as thin as a teenage high school male model. Androgynous kinda thin.
    That's the Japanese domestic demographic that is the largest.
    DWTH just isn't that shape; he's too masculine. It's not his fault. But it is why every FW jacket he posts doesn't fit; sleeves too long, shoulders too wide, armholes too high, waist too tight/too long (or something).
    When you buy a jacket and you're talking about bulking up AND slimming down at the same time to make it fit, doesn't that tell you something?
    Let's be real.
     
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  11. Tommer45

    Tommer45 One of the Regulars

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    No Pigeon Tree belt? Bummer!

    Kidding.... jacket looks great man.
     
  12. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Every time I check out this thread I am in awe of this jackets beauty. I am a stickler for fit and believe this fits you very well. If you ever decide this jacket is not for you it certainly would find a home with me. Just a splendid jacket.
     
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  13. felix03

    felix03 One of the Regulars

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    My wife is Japanese. When she was new to this country I told her how much I liked Japanese style, especially how the gents layered and accessorized. I said I wanted to get into the style but I don’t have the right body type. She said “Don’t worry, there’s fat people in Japan.”
     
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  14. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Thank you!

    Actually, I am working on my physique because I want to, not actually for the jacket. It's just a nice side benefit. Aside from the sleeves, I love how all my jackets fit and even the sleeves don't bother me much and could be easily fixed if I so chose.

    Nick Hollows also makes amazing belts! I have belts from him and Isaac from Pigeon Tree Crafting. Thanks very much. I love this jacket.

    I do agree this one fits me extremely well. I don't see me getting rid of it any time soon though haha :D

    There are, but I've been there twice and there are not very many! :D
     
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  15. felix03

    felix03 One of the Regulars

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    True. Been there about 10 times. It’s REALLY nice to try clothes in person instead of obsessing about measurements.
     
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  16. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Indeed. It is also just my favorite place to be, even without the clothes.
     
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  17. Arizor

    Arizor New in Town

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    This is both crushing and hilarious, I feel you.

    I think the main difference is explained by the body shapes prevalent in each culture. In American, and let's just say broadly "Western" body types, our shapes tend towards endomorphism, a more 'oval' structure, whilst in Japan ectomorphism is more prominent. Here's a handy image. Thus even jacket designs and their measurements, such as the shoulder to chest ratio, in Japan is much more severe. how-to-build-broader-shoulders-ectomorph-bony-to-beastly.jpg
     
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  18. jeo

    jeo One of the Regulars

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    Damn this is so nice! And as always your pics are top notch dude. Your pics always remind me that I need to get a quality camera haha. Although I think all your jackets fit well, this is definitely your best fitting jacket. Congrats on this beautiful piece of wearable art!

    For sure. Seems to be a little less "V" shaped than many of their other models and therefore easier to it to fit different body types.
     
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  19. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Thank you! It's certainly the most flattering jacket on me. I do love having a quality camera to take these pictures. It's quite fun and I use it for a wide variety of purposes.
     
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  20. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    DWTH, I like your whole style in outerwear, I mean not only boots or jackets, but how well it "works" altogether. Really like it, my sincere respect Sir!
     

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