New Thedi Shawl Collar Cuoio Buffalo

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Seank, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    I just sold a few jackets (3) here in the classifieds and with a pocketful of $$ I couldn’t help myself but to check out Thurston’s stock pages...(Told myself I was cleaning out the closet but you know how that goes...) and there it was. An off the rack jacket with what looked like my perfect measurements. It was the Thedi Shawl Collar in Cuoio Buffalo sz M. (I usually am a Sz 40)
    Having never owned a Thedi, or a jacket this color I was somewhat hesitant. I typically go for Black/Blackened Brown/Seal etc...
    So this was going out on a limb for me. Wasn’t sure if I should take the plunge (it is a $1400 decision BTW) but after the wife said she likes the look of it, I decided to take a chance.

    well...it arrived today and I have to say. Thedi....where have you been all my life???
    Seriously. This jacket is very nice for off the rack.
    The color and “patina” are gorgeous in person. Darker than what it appears to be in the Thurston page with a lot of depth and variation.
    The feel of the veg tanned Buffalo is nothing short of amazing. It’s like a thicker and heavier aero Vicenza Leather, supple and luxurious feeling. A little stiff but comfortable right out of the box and a couple hours in already starting to soften and mold to me.
    The fit is tight as I believe it is designed to be, but not overly so...that right kinda tight that feels like it is molding to your body with every minute that goes by.
    The jacket is packed with features... a double zipper, leather on the inside under the armpits, an interior pistol pocket with pencil/pen holder, corduroy lined handwarmer pockets etc...
    I’m very impressed. I have owned Aeros, Real Mcoys and other premium jackets, and I have to say, the fit and feel of this Thedi has me wondering why it took me so long to try one of these.
    I hope that it continues to deliver over the years as well as my first impression.
     

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  2. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Welcome to the Thedi club :p Beautiful jacket and perfect fit, congrats!
     
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  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Congratulations!
    It’s a gorgeous jacket, and looks great on you.
     
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  4. nick123

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    Congrats man! That leather will certainly bring some color to your stable.
     
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  5. Ayeteael

    Ayeteael One of the Regulars

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    Looks incredible.
     
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  6. davyjones007

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    Congratulations. I have one on order. Just waiting my turn in the queue.
     
  7. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    You’ll love it. Worth the wait. I’m very happy with mine.
     
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  8. red devil

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    Oh, it most likely will from experience, mine all still do!
     
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  9. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    Starting to beak this thing in. Loving it!
     

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  10. Boyo

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    nice, some yard work will get those creases going..
     
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  11. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    Yep. My wife is like “you’re wearing your new jacket to rake the yard???”
    I’m like...”it used to be a fing Buffalo, I think it will be ok.”
     
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  12. nick123

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    Suddenly house chores just became enjoyable?!
     
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  13. red devil

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    If the wife is clever... she should encourage this lol
     
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  14. marker2037

    marker2037 A-List Customer

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    Awesome jacket. How do you find the armholes? In my canvas and buffalo shawl collar jacket it's the only thing I find a little too snug on my size L. I'm normally a 42 jacket. I think it's actually the canvas and the seam that's sewn around the hole making it feel very stiff and snug. The leather might be more flexible there.
     
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  15. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    the armholes feel high...has that up in the armpit feeling. I would say this is the tightest fitting area of the jacket, which leads to it feeling snug across the shoulders and back, but not in a bad way, at least not in mine. It’s a stiff leather but its loosening up nicely and starting to mold to me.(I’ve been wearing it continuously every day for hours a day around the house and doing yard work in it in an attempt to “break” it in)
    Now after about a week of this it is becoming very comfortable and the snug armholes although still snug aren’t bothering me, but I also prefer a snug fit in leather and I only wear my jackets with T-shirts. I’m a 40r in most and this size M fits like it was custom made to my measurements. In fact I don’t own now or ever have had a custom jacket that fits better than this one.
     
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  16. mangothehuman

    mangothehuman New in Town

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    How are you liking the jacket so far? Does that leather color change with age and wear?
     
  17. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    I’m still loving it. It has softened up significantly. Color has remained About the same so far, but the graining in the Buffalo hide is beginning to become more pronounced. After living with it now for a little bit, and after the initial novelty of a new jacket has worn off, the only thing that bugs me (and honestly is no big deal whatsoever) is the significant drop the jacket has on the front vs the back. More something to get used to than a fault. I still really like it overall.
     
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  18. handymike

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    Not having the drop is what’s wrong with so many other designs...;)
    The 2-way zip is your friend here.
     
  19. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    Love the 2 way zipper.
     
  20. mangothehuman

    mangothehuman New in Town

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    Have you seen any water staining? Just embrace it? Sorry for all the questions, thinking about a Thedi Cuoio leather jacket myself.
     

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