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New Himel transcontinental railroad - what do you think, keep or return?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jejupe, May 16, 2018.

  1. Jejupe

    Jejupe A-List Customer

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    I received yesterday new Himel which I got from Orvis’s sale page. With shipping, customs and taxes it cost me about 850 €, so cheap for a Himel but with same money I could get a new Aero.

    I was a bit underwhelmed with this jacket when I first took it out of package. Himel’s being in general very expensive, I was expecting some kind of a ”wow” - effect. But no, it’s nicely built leather jacket, but I’ve been more impressed with some other jackets.

    But enough of my impressions. Here’s my pluses and minuses and photos. Please tell me your opinion. Should I keep it or should I return it?

    + nice medium weight steer with great graining.
    + I like the color
    + I like the style in general

    - baggy fit around waistline even with waist straps in second tighter button
    - strange shape of collar
    - borderline of being one size too big all around (the jacket is XXL, which according to Orvis is right for sizes 48-50, which is exactly my size range)


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  2. Buco

    Buco Familiar Face

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    I agree with your own observations. Beautiful colour and very nice looking jacket but definitely too big and that collar does look a bit odd, but maybe that's just because the overall fit just isn't right on you.
    I would return and invest in something that looks right on you.
     
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  3. torfjord

    torfjord One of the Regulars

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    Yes, agreed. It looks a bit big on you. Would return it if I were you.


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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    I would return it, it looks too big on you, sleeves are too long, and the straps on the back just look weird.
     
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  5. apba1166

    apba1166 A-List Customer

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    Or get one size smaller. Orvis is always oversized. Nice jacket.
     
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  6. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    I also feel this jacket is beautiful but one size too large for you.
     
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  7. barnabus

    barnabus A-List Customer

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    I agree with everyone: the colour is gorgeous but the jacket is at least one size too big, probably two whole sizes.
     
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  8. Jejupe

    Jejupe A-List Customer

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    I thought about that. However the jacket is all sold out now.
     
  9. JMax

    JMax Practically Family

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    I would return it...or start a cheeseburger diet and put yourself on a medieval rack to lengthen your arms. That leather is beautiful though.
     
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  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Great color.
    Size too big.
    Collar is misshaped.
    Return for sure.
     
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  11. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    One size!? That's three sizes too big! Looks gigantic on you. Those sleeves are ridiculous. Hard to even comment on the fit as there isn't one. Return.
     
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  12. marmalademan

    marmalademan Banned

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    It does seem a little big. Sleeves I don't think are a problem since they might lose a bit of length with wear or could always be shortened.

    It's that collar that has my attention. How does it look fully buttoned up? That pic would perhaps be the most revealing shot
     
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  13. Powerband

    Powerband One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful grain! The consensus is clear on the size.


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  14. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The sleeve width is wildly blown out of proportion, as is the neck hole. Man this jacket is built on odd proportions to say the least. Run, don't walk, to the post office and ship this sucker back but quick.
     
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  15. navetsea

    navetsea One Too Many

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    those buttons on the back are weird, and whose neck could fill that huge neckhole...
    nice looking leather, and sturdy throat/ neck for the button support.
     
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  16. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  17. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    I really like the concept of the Transcontinental and the Northlander. I bid on an Orvis Transcontinental on EBAY and I very nearly picked it up (the seller declined my final offer). It would have been slightly too large by my estimation. However, in retrospect I'm glad that I saved the money and bought my Freewheelers Journeyman instead.
    This one looks too big for you - a smaller size (or a bespoke Northlander/Canuck from David Himel) would be the way to go.
     
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  18. Jejupe

    Jejupe A-List Customer

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    I just came back from Movies - Deadpool 2, which featured the Juggernaut. I’m pretty sure this jacket (especially the neck hole) is designed for Mr Naut while he is on offseason with beer and pizza diet.




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  19. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I have yet to see anyone report a good experience with this particular Himel jacket. Only problems.
     
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  20. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I feel bad, as I'm the one who informed you about the sale. I'm hoping the jacket will look a lot better once it gets broken in: I know Boyo (here on the Lounge) got one and was pleased with it. I hope it works out for you.
     
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