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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Jun 22, 2020.
The Thedi grizzly
That grain looks like dinosaur hide!
That @red devil ’s grizzly is made of one of the thickest and stiffest goatskin I’ve handled. I believe it started out red, and Theodoros used his trademark beeswax method to darken it to dark burgundy (Cordovan).
Yes, it was red with some black in it originally
Speaking of the Grizzly... Finally had some light to take some pics, so here it is.
Fortunately, my weight has been pretty stable overall and I am still within the same general weight range. I also decided that I might as well standardise these fit pics with only wearing a t-shirt under, as opposed to try to optimise the fit by layering where it can make things look better.
This jacket was comfortable when I was much heavier, it was a jacket I could also layer in back then as I had planned it as a colder seasons jacket. The range of motion it offered back then with a thick sweater was really impressive, so with a t-shit under and less weight... it is roomy.
On to the pics
Edit: Forgot to mention the relevant thread here
Love that grizzly jacket !!!
This is a real looker. I like the short body length. Personally I think people often wear their jackets too long. I know that's probably to accomodate low rise jeans but I think these kind of jackets look best when they're 25' or shorter.
And now you're probably going to tell me this grizzly has a 26' body length
Actually I am not sure
I will take the measurements a bit later, but it should in 25" range
Looks killer! I’m a sucker for grizzlies so biased but I’d go as far as to say this is my favourite jacket of your entire collection.
I also like the relaxed fit a lot. Lately I’m not into of super fitted jackets.
I agree. The relaxed fit does look good. I'm thinking of going for a relaxed fit for my next jacket. But I'm struggling with the bottom hem. Because I don't have hips, going for a relaxed fit usually results in huge overhang.
^double up on the squats and you’ll find yourself with a ghetto booty in no time!
More seriously though, IMO relaxed jackets pair well with relaxed/straight cut jeans/trousers. No baggy cuts but no skinnies either. I think the fit of Red Devil jeans in those pic suits the cut of the jacket very well.
That wasn't intentional, but now that you've mentionned it, I see it as well
They're the IH that are dyed through black, forgot their name, those that will always stay black. They're not a tight fit either, they were too tight before but in going down in weight I "passed" them.
The pattern on this is really good, it still hangs nicely and doesn't look too roomy, even though it was made for me when I was about 15kg more
@Marc mndt , it is actually shorter than I thought... about 23.5" measured from the base of the neck
There you have it And it looks just right.
The red jacket is on the way! I suspect it will be about that length as well
I think Theodoros does that exceptionally well, getting the proportions of a jacket right.
And that's where some Japanese makers like FC or Y2 fall short imo.
Pretty much yes, he's been working on his patterns for years now, and that also shows in how many little details there are in the jackets.
Also had the time to take pics of the Langlitz. Not much of an evolution as I was already about halfway through with my weight loss. But still interesting to see how it fits.
It is quite funny as I really liked the Death Head Cascade, but I had been told it needed a proper athletic shape. So as we were driving to the shop I was repeating "yeah... I will try it just to see what it fits like, but most likely it won't work and I will be ordering a custom Columbia or Cascade".
And then I am at the shop, I try it... and it just fits. That was such a good feeling! Needless to say I took it!
It is extremely confortable to move around and on the bike it is just perfect. It is made of their black goat hide.
The relevant thread is here: