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New jacket: Vanson x Thurston Bros. Gambler

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ton312, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Hey Ton......I thought the Johnson was going to be the last one...........Keep going though..... as we are the same size !!
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Eventually, something is going to have to go. At this point I can't even begin to decide. But I'm really liking the ELMC windward in walnut.
    I'm also growing to appreciate lighter weight leather. Not more so but I get it. Hell hath frozen over.
     
  3. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Yeh, I am probably wronging them, I am just bad at waiting. :D I got a mail late January that got my hopes up and then two weeks later I was told they went out of leather before mine got cut and they are waiting for a new batch of leather. Unlucky me, that's all. Anway, didn't mean to hijack our thread of this beautiful jacket, enjoy wearing it, looks great!
     
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  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    No hijack at all. When I ordered my Derby the email was "lost" and my order sat in limbo for a good 4 months! You'll be rewarded for your wait!
     
  5. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    The Vanson America will be worth the wait...............for sure !! Trust me on this one, it is one damn cool jacket bar none !!! ( sorry Ton, just had to get that in ).....
     
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  6. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Looks awesome Tony! Very well done. I like the mix of styles, along with simple nickle hardware and rich deep black leather. I get it, too, with regard to slightly lighter weight leathers. Maybe I just need to spend more time at the YMCA (and oh do I ever) and my 4 - 5 oz Steer and Horse jackets will get more time on my back again. Keep it on, keep wearing it and starting to break it in. Seems it takes a while with these, I like the "spring" comment, good description.
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Another winner Tony, congratulations!
     
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  8. Pdxgeo

    Pdxgeo A-List Customer

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    Holy crap that's badass Ton! Great Fit, leather looks like armor. Cant wait to see how it evolves! Congrats!
     
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  9. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    That's what I have, American Walnut as Eastman call it. It's a really beautiful color. The topcoat wears quickly, though, which I was surprised by, and not necessarily in a good way. I was hoping it'd look new a long time, and it's going to have that well-worn in look that everyone loves much sooner than later.

    Agreed, the Windward is a good fit on me overall, but very snug through the shoulders and upper arms. I really wonder if I should have gone with a 46...
     
  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I was surprised to learn they ran so true to size. It just goes to show that numbers really don't always tell the whole story and tag size is literally almost meaningless!
     
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  11. K-Pants

    K-Pants One of the Regulars

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    Thats a great piece of jacket, Ton. You wear it well. What's your cross zip count up to now? I admire your collection, man.
     
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  12. SkyTurtle

    SkyTurtle Familiar Face

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    It's not just you, Junkie. Vanson is the best in my opinion, but their customer service is über langsam. Seriously, I ordered a set of hanger stickers several years ago. Never got here. Called Vanson and they swore they sent them. Address correct and everything. So, I ordered them again. Never got them. Swore they sent them. I ordered my first jacket from Thurston, got here in a week. Few months later I ordered a second jacket from Thurston and asked if I could maybe get some stickers. Jacket was here in a week...with stickers!
     
  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Exactly too many. And not one less!
     
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  14. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  15. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Great jacket! I really like that pocket! Is that a C pocket?
     
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  16. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    The more I look at it, the more I like it. Almost enough to forgive the lightweight, fashion mall lambskin leather it's made of. Almost.

    That's a (ಠ__ಠ) pocket.
     
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  17. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    That could be a good name for it. It's a nice big ass pocket that's for sure. I do wish the snaps would've been hidden in the flap itself. Just would've been a bit cleaner.
     
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  18. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    What size is your Aero Bootlegger? (not that i am trying to figure out my size in Vanson....)
     
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  19. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    It's a 40" with 27" sleeve and length. This one fits very similar in the body but much more slim thru shoulders and arms.
     
  20. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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