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Regius two tone Hercules!!

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I hope this posts. I have had absolute fits with this site for the past few weeks. This jacket is the end result of a year long project that ultimately landed with this truly remarkable garment. I am genuinely speechless. Which is quite a feat for a typically loud mouthed goof like myself.

The inspiration for this piece is the jacket below. I believe a 40’s era Hercules. I sent this to Reg to have a look at.
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Time passed. The project was ultimately abandoned. Until it wasn’t. The result is this extraordinary jacket:
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The end result is so incredibly unique. I’ve never had (or seen) anything quite like it. It weighs in a beefy 7lbs. The rough out feels like 4oz leather and the black grainy shinki is a close match in terms of weight. The interior body is a hefty tan wool, with rayon in the sleeves. Moleskin pocket bags and corduroy under the flap pockets. Every detail is just absolutely perfectly done:
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Everything about this jacket feels like art. Reg really took creative liberties with the design and I think this is where he is at his absolute best and his talents really shine through.
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My photos really don’t do it justice! It almost has to be seen in the flesh to really appreciate what it has going on. It’s freaky and wild and I couldn’t be more gobsmacked with how well it turned out.
THANK YOU @regius
Absolutely Brilliant Work!!!
 
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torfjord

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That's an insanely cool jacket that fits you incredibly well. It's truly impressive how Regius has managed to master his art.
 

bigmanbigtruck

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Not the biggest fan of two-tone, but this one looks artfully done. Especially like the contrast and how it brings attention to all the pockets which also have a slight curve to them.

Of course, nailed the fit. Congrats!
 

Marc mndt

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Wow, what a masterpiece.

Reg took an original design and made it more interesting. Slanted flap pockets, tapered side straps, a beefy halfbelt. They all work perfectly together to form a coherent, unique design. End game material.

You are not allowed to move this one on Tony, under penalty of a permanent TFL ban.
 

AeroFan_07

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Tony (and Regius) that is simply amazing! Excellent work Regius, appears to be extermely well made.

Tony - I hope you get that out into Chicago streets and people start asking you about it. This could be one of the most unique men's jackets in the whole area.
 
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The rough out is super heavy cowhide. I believe around 4oz. It wears like a soaking wet wool blanket. And this jacket I cannot ever sell. Not an option at any price. I have reduced my extremely humble collection to its most unique. I have nowhere else to go.
 
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One thing I failed to mention and it’s another engineering nod that I really dig. The pocket flap can be seamlessly stored in the pocket itself, which is handy when I put and walking around with my hands in and out of the handwarmers. My original Windward does this too. Also changes up the look a bit.
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MrProper

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One thing I failed to mention and it’s another engineering nod that I really dig. The pocket flap can be seamlessly stored in the pocket itself, which is handy when I put and walking around with my hands in and out of the handwarmers. My original Windward does this too. Also changes up the look a bit.
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Cool jacket, even if it wouldn't be for me. Two tone is not necessarily mine (yet).
But it's super cool, looks absolutely great and is well adapted.
But I wouldn't bet my money that you won't pass it on at some point lol
 

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