red devil fit checks & evolution

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  1. red devil

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    The Thedi grizzly :)
     
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  2. Will Zach

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    That grain looks like dinosaur hide!
     
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  3. Jejupe

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    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).
     
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  4. red devil

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    Yes, it was red with some black in it originally
     
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  5. red devil

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    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 :)

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    Edit: Forgot to mention the relevant thread here
     
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  6. Berto

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    Love that grizzly jacket !!!
     
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  7. Marc mndt

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    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.
     
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  8. Marc mndt

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    And now you're probably going to tell me this grizzly has a 26' body length :p
     
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  9. red devil

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    Actually I am not sure :oops:

    I will take the measurements a bit later, but it should in 25" range
     
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  10. Mich486

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    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.
     
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  11. Marc mndt

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    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.
     
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    ^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.
     
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    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
     
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  14. red devil

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    @Marc mndt , it is actually shorter than I thought... about 23.5" measured from the base of the neck
     
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  15. Marc mndt

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    There you have it :D And it looks just right.
     
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  16. red devil

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    The red jacket is on the way! I suspect it will be about that length as well :D
     
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  17. Marc mndt

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    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.
     
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  18. red devil

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    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.
     
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    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.

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    The relevant thread is here:
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/langlitz-leathers-deaths-head-cascade.100281/
     
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