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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HoosierDaddy, Nov 26, 2019.
Love those French seams.
What an awesome jacket. Theodoros is certainly a master craftsman.
Love all the customization you did. No fur Grizzly definitely looks cool! Excellent lining choice too.
Thedi jackets showcase his stitch work very well.
The Veg Cow leather should patina and darken with time. Very nice design overall. Enjoy! Is there a storm cuff hidden inside the sleeves?
agreed, it's something I was not expecting too so it was a really nice surprise. thanks
thanks! he sure is and glad to finally know what it's really like first hand
thanks brother, a real grizzly pattern is just a lot out of my comfort zone so can't go that route lol I hope it darkens with wear, curious to know what will happen when this gets wet as well. no storm cuffs on this jacket, I've never tried one but it's basically just an elastic cuff like in the A1-2 so that might be warm
thanks @MrProper, just wanted to see what it's all about and I'm not disappointed at all. The waist is where the extra room is, it's a little wide and it looks puffy when unzipped. Its not tapered enough so it's not a real V shaped look that I prefer, it looks a bit puffy in the waist especially when unzipped. It's not noticeable on those photos (part of it is maybe because I pushed down on the hand warmers to straighten out the jacket and the massive pocket design without closure and the leather itself) so I'll take another batch when the weather is a little better.
This may not languish in the closet as much as other jackets.
Custom MTC12790 in thinned burnished goatskin.
Thedi really ought to do something about those jacket names. I doubt it even fans care to remember all those letters and numbers. I'm still trying to figure out what qualifies one Cafe racer to be CCT and not MTC. Or vice versa. And then on the second page of the Cafe racer section, there's a cross zip style is also an MTC. Weird.
@Jin431 I am with @Marc mndt. This is the centerpiece of your collection, very nice, especially the more relaxed fit! This type of work jacket is allowed to be cutted a bit more generous, especially since it was used to be worn during work and therefore had to guarantee freedom of movement. In contrast, the biker jackets, especially the cross-zipped ones, can be cutted/worn a bit on the tighter side, because they have a different function.
But a work-style jacket that is worn too tight (as you can see unfortunately a lot atm, maybe a passing fad) looks awful for me. I call it "head cheese" syndrome...
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Jin congrats on the new jacket! Looks terrific!
about that wavy zipper… I have three Thedis with zippers, two are washed Buffalo and one is washed goatskin. All three of them have the wavy zipper and it honestly hasn’t relaxed much over time yet. I also have a fourth Thedi, button style Cossack—and no wave down the center. Drapes much better on me. Hope the zipper on yours settles down, let me know if you figure anything out! I agree with the explanations people have given about the treatment of the leather causing tension in the fabrics that pull on some areas of the zipper disproportionately more than others but wonder what Theodoros would say. It’s not that noticeable or a problem, but does look a little funny to me on my jackets. For the heavily treated Thedi leathers, I will probably stick to buttons…
Thurston calls the one I just got The Evander.
thanks @58panheadfan I have to agree that in terms of technique and craftsmanship make this is a real center piece of any collection and I'm lucky to stumble upon it. the notion that a work jacket should be roomy for layering makes sense and the leather is really comfortable too so it's really an everyday jacket I can bring to work and it won't look out of place.
thanks it does fit well and it's been made masterfully so I'm more than pleased @BassandB3 i have noticed it before on a lot of Thedi jackets and it doesn't take anything away from it at all so I guess it's not anything to be to concerned much about. it's happened before to one of my aniline (Olive leaves tanned HH JL jacket) jackets that got wet and I wore it to dry zipped up while stuck in traffic so the zipper became wavy and it never did went away even though I tried to straighten it out. I'm guessing maybe a whole zipper tape replacement ought to do the trick but then again it's not guaranteed so I'm not sure I want to pay for something not guaranteed to do the trick. Maybe I'll upgrade the hardware for a heavier #8 riri on that JL (next year probably) and I'll let you know how it works.
Congrats Jin, superb jacket and excellent fit. Well worth the wait. Thanks for posting these pics. I ordered that exact same lining as well.
Yep this. And go for a #10. Made a big difference. When I had my zipper changed out, even though I forgot to mention it to Dena, it smoothed out a lot when she installed the new one. I did get the jacket wet in the rain though last week, so a few small waves came back as I guess it dried a little too fast. Was fine as the jacket is slightly big on me anyway and looking back, I should have given it the full blown Shrinki treatment before sending off for the zipper repair. Although, the liner is right on the edge of peeking through, so not much more room to shrink without collateral damage. I do admit, I liked it a lot better without the waves.
I think the waves work on cross zips and weathered/worn/vintage style look etc. But on a straight zip and probably a CR, IDK, draws the eyes too much to something that should be sleek. Just IMO. In any case, it's not a deal breaker for me, but when you got several jackets and you need to pick one each morning, these are the little things that push certain jackets to the back and others to the front.
thanks nick, it is definitely worth the wait And I really do hope you get yours soon before the heat of summer comes around. I'll post updated photos later in the week as I've been wearing the jacket regularly and it has taken shape around me already showing deep rolls in the sleeves. The body lining is good, no static and does not cling to clothing while the sleeve lining is like a textured cotton blend that's still pretty easy to get in and out of
an m10 riri on that midweight HH JL would be overkill but it will last a lifetime and a big upgrade on that #5 talon it currently has. I'm also optimistic that it will do the job so it will be on the to do list in the upcoming months. Love that whole shrinki episode you had a while back lol but I'm glad you didn't do that for the Thedi! I am definitely not a fan of the wavy zippper look.
The wavy zipper does not look nice on my Thedi or JL, its like something is off about it and takes your eyes to it right away. It reminds me of an old zip up hoodie that's seen the washer/dryer one too many times or like the bacon look on old underwear but on our leather jacket zipper instead lol
Thanks, I'm admittedly a noob here so I'll leave it to the more experienced members to review the leather...but I have to say I'm sold. Already corralling funds for Thedi number two.
I'm a new father so I don't have time for much at the moment...but hopefully I can post some pictures of it in the sunlight in the near future...you can really see the texture in the deep java tones. No more podcasts, I'm just walking around looking at the variation in my sleeves.
Thanks Jin, and of course your jacket is really something special. And yes...of course...I feel like I made the right decision going with Thedi as well.
Thanks! Yeah, can't take too much credit for it since I saw it first on Thedi's instagram...but it matches the dark java color in the leather and the brass hardware really well. It all looks 'intentional' if that makes sense. Which again, is all thanks to Thedi...that liner comes in a couple different color variations.
After going pretty boiler plate in some aspects (being my first mto) felt like a nice touch.
Of course thanks to everyone who contributes here regularly - I'm sure this isn't new observation, but I'll say it anyway - What a great resource. I'm a new father and with out all the posts "aggregated" here I would have never had time to do all the necessary leg work
Thanks for the excellent fit pics (as usual)… The jacket indeed fits you like a glove and looks great!
To be honest, I’ve always had an issue with the wavy zippers seen on Thedi jackets. The one on your jacket does not seem as extreme. However, a lot of the jackets displayed on Thedi’s website seem to have an excessive amount which unfortunately would be a deal breaker for me. Personally, they really distract from the clean lines I like having on my jackets.
Potential reasons I think that cause this are probably the washing/aging effect Thedi puts on these jackets and using a large zipper which is less forgiving/pliable (?) This could potentially be avoided if the leather is washed/aged prior to stitching the panels together (?). Another possible cause could be the temper of the leather used. Interestingly, the HH jacket displayed on his website does not show this effect…
So, if I do ever go in for a Thedi, it would need to be one of his heavier HH and without the washing/aging process...