red devil fit checks & evolution

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    I was told that I am not posting enough pics quite some time ago, so this thread is to address this, sorry it took so long! :)

    It is not exactly a "what are you wearing today" thread, as I generally wear a jacket and go out, otherwise I would simply post in the relevant thread.

    This thread is to revisit certain jackets and check current fit, I have been changing in body shape quite a bit in recent years, so it is interesting to see how jackets continue to fit as I go on. Case in point I have lost quite a bit of weight recently and can fit again in jackets I couldn't zip up last year.
     
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  2. red devil

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    And we will start with the tight jackets, here is the Little Wing repro from Freewheelers

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    It is still a bit too tight currently and I suspect I should be more comfortable in it with a couple kgs less

    Edit: forgot to mention the relevant thread for this jacket here
     
  3. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    And next is another jacket I couldn't zip until not so long ago, the Thedi #MTC-141159/3 in gray cowhide.

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    Surprisingly comfortable on the bike. Full freedom of movement, very tight so no wind comes in, etc...

    Edit: forgot yet again the relevant thread lol
    It is here
     
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  4. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Practically Family

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    That's an interesting design! Haven't seen it before. Fit looks great, doesn't look too tight.
     
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  5. red devil

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    I will add another fit pics if I lose an extra 2 - 3 kg... Although I am already confortable at the current weight. We will see :)

    The original was made by the East West Musical Instruments Company which catered mainly to musicians as you could expect :)
    They made many wild and interesting jackets.
     
  6. red devil

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    So today, we go for red and black starting with the red Tenjin D-pocket. This the only jacket I currently own in red, but I am addressing this point as I am typing this :D

    It wasn't as tight as the previous ones I posted on this thread, but defintely feels better now

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    This time I did think posting the thread be fore the edit... only to find out I don't have a thread for this one. I must have posted the pics in a general thread somewhere :oops::rolleyes:
     
  7. red devil

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    And for the black D-pocket... it could only be the J24

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    Everytime I put this on, it is a special feeling. It used to be a bit tight around the gut as well, but now it is very comfortable :)

    The thread is here
     
  8. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Funky boots, are they ostritch?
     
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  9. red devil

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    Yep, I was in Phoenix a few years ago and was curious about western boots so I asked for recommendations. Long story short, during the conversation the owner mentionned having red ostrich and showed me the hide. You noticed the outcome :)

    This is the shop http://www.espinozabootmaker.com
     
  10. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    all very unique RD some really striking, that thedi and that red jacket fit you best there so far
     
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  11. red devil

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    The Thedi was custom made to my measurements back then, the Tenjin was adjusted according to a sample jacket I tried in the shop :)
     
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  12. Monitor

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    Can't decide between the J and Tenjin. Tenjin is essential for you, though! Boots are mean, too.

    Man, I should add some jewelry to my SD!
     
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  13. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    I like the Tenjin and J24 best (also best fit IMO) and of course your red Ostrich boots!
     
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  14. red devil

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    Let's continue with green buffalo from Thedi leathers. This one was a perfect fit when I got, maybe a bit tight, but not as tight as the CR. Yet after such weight loss it still fits like this

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    Still have a long ways in terms of taking pictures, but I hope this shows it well enough for now :)
     
  15. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    nice ideal fit and cool color and style
     
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  16. red devil

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    And since the theme is green, I can show this jacket as well :)

    The LW Moosehide Trojan, this one was confortable from the get go, the one thing to point out is that with a smaller gut, it falls a bit lower on the front.

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    The relevant thread with the potentially misleading title is here lol
     
  17. Robbie79

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    IMO both jackets fit you good even if the LW allows more layering. The Engineers are from Clinch, right? Like them :)
     
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  18. Robbie79

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    The Moose hide is als quite heavy (approx. 5oz) like the heavy Bison (I own the Bedford car coat and this is a beast of a jacket)
     
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  19. red devil

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    Yeah these are my Clinch engineer with a harness :)

    Yes, the Trojan weighs 3.78 kg, it feels really nice overall!
     
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  20. JMax

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    I never tire of appreciating that Trojan. It’s awesome.
     
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