Shangri—La Heritage

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Mich486, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    I was laughing cause we literally posted our reviews within a minute of one another. I really like your black suede jacket. It fits you very well and I like the extra length.
     
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  2. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks my man! I'm itching for my second jacket to show up. We shrank the waist on it so I'm hoping the proportions all still work out.
     
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  3. Flametop

    Flametop New in Town

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    Really tempting. Looks perfect, thanks for sharing your fotos!
     
  4. Marco_Massini

    Marco_Massini New in Town

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    Thank you for the great and very detailed review! I'm so happy that you like your new Terracotta Black Suede Jacket and it fits you perfectly!
     
  5. Marco_Massini

    Marco_Massini New in Town

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    Thanks for sharing these photos! Wow it looks amazing!!

    About the Varenne Black Steerhide, I saw that it's still stuck in Memphis for customs clearance.. I'm going to call FedEx first thing tomorrow morning and see if they need further documentation or something else.
     
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  6. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    No problem Marco. And thanks for offering to call FedEx. The jacket has been there since Monday. Just another example of great customer service by you guys.
     
  7. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    @TG3 et all- any good pictures of the back or side? Curious about the shoulder gusset look & function, and I’ve been having a hard time finding good pictures of it
     
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  8. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    Absolutely. Here's a couple I snapped real quick. I can have the GF take some pics of me wearing it if needed. There's just a back gusset, no under arm footballs. 20210404_183314_001.jpg 20210404_183238.jpg 20210404_182354.jpg 20210404_182203.jpg 20210404_182145.jpg
     
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  9. Mrfrown

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    Thanks for sharing so quickly!

    Looks nice, like it won’t flare out too much like a cobra head.

    Do you notice range of motion while wearing it?
     
  10. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    Was that what you were looking for?
     
  11. TG3

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    Oh I missed that you responded. I think the range of motion is pretty good. It definitely passes the hug test. The range of motion for putting your hands straight in the air could be improved IMO with higher arm holes. Not saying they're large armholes by any means but if there's something I would improve on the pattern it would be smaller arm hole openings for better range of motion vertically.

    Here's some pics of me arms out stretch. You can see the gussets work well when extending forward.
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  12. Mrfrown

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    Nice. They look very cleanly done.

    Looks like a pretty even balance between keeping the look simple and achieving some good functionality.

    Really thinking about one in black as my next purchase. Will be a bit away as I’m in the queue at Johnson Leathers and don’t want to get too far ahead of myself heh.

    Kinda weighing the Varenne against a Highwayman or Premier Highwayman, or maybe a the JL halfbelt? Anyway something simple, refined, and black
     
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  13. TG3

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    Yep, I know what you mean. I like the clean and simple as well. I actually bought the Varenne in black with fur collar. Just haven't posted pics or a review of it yet.

    What size of a jacket do you typically wear? I saw a really nice 38 black Premier hwym in the classifieds. It's my size and I would buy it if I hadn't just got the varenne in black. If it was brown Vicenza I probably would have already pulled the trigger. I'm more of a brown jacket guy myself. But also, it was almost 80 degrees here today so all my jackets are about to go into hibernation and really don't need to be buying more lol.
     
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  14. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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  15. Mrfrown

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    Typically a 40, going slimmer than 21.5” chest is not a good idea for me. The premier HWM in Blackened Brown Vicenza is exactly the kind of jacket I have in mind, but the listed one is too small. There’s another offered for trade in CXL but I’m not interested in the heavier leather version. The roulette will keep spinning and something will come along I’m sure.
     
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  16. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    Gents,

    Here's a quick review of my SLH Varenne in black steerhide with removable fur collar.

    I believe the leather is from Vicenza Italy and it has a nice weight to it but is still pliable with a soft hand feel. The break in time definitely won't take as long as the HH version. SLH website has photos after two years of wear and you can see the dye has rubbed off with lots of brown showing through. The smell is fantastic. The hardware is sturdy and the construction is solid.

    My HH Varenne fit me fairly well in the chest and shoulders but could have used a little shrinkage in the waist. Marco was kind enough to shrink the bottom hem of this jacket at no additional cost. You guys can let me know your thoughts on the fit.

    Here's some pics with the collar off and on. It's a lot of photos but if you're anything like me, the more the better if it's a brand your considering spending your money on.

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  17. TG3

    TG3 One of the Regulars

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    Without the fur collar
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  18. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  19. ton312

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    Agreed^ looks fantastic, luxurious and fits beautifully.
     
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  20. I agree with the others...great fit. I'm not a big fan of fur collars but this one is shaped nicely and looks very good.
    Congrats on a nice looking jacket.
    HD
     

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