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Shinki Kelso A1 Aeronaut size 42 interest check

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by marmalademan, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    It's Shinki on the lighter side, not flimsy, but there is beefier out there. Basically well suited to hotter climes. In real life it looks virtually black, but it's in fact a very dark brown. Guess you'd call it dark seal. The camera can see the base colour, which is seal, but as yet there is no wear through anywhere on the jacket. It's great in all respects but the sleeves are annoyingly an inch short on me. It's probably stock length for a 42. Price wise I'd want 600 GBP to think about parting with it. If there is any interest let me know and I'll supply more pics and the vital measurements
     

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  2. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 One Too Many

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    I'd like to hear and see more
     
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  3. Lebowski

    Lebowski One of the Regulars

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    Interesting jacket, more photos and some main measurements would be helpful.
     
  4. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Yes, might be interested.

    P.s. just noticed the camo lining - sorry, not for me. Good luck with the sale.
     
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  5. ste60

    ste60 New in Town

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    Bill Kelso in Shinki?
     
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  6. Lebowski

    Lebowski One of the Regulars

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    They used Victory HH and Badalassi cowhide. Now they use Liberty HH. They all are nice!
    But Shinki? It sounds a bit unusual for BK.
     
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  7. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    More than unusual Lebowski, this is a one off! It was made with shinki supplied to the manufacturer by the customer.. And I have it from a reliable source that this won't be happening ever again so it is I guess a collectors piece and so probably I should now jack the price up a bit lol

    Measurements:
    Pit to pit 22.5"
    Shoulders 18"
    Nape to hem 23.5"
    Sleeve along outer curve 25.25"

    A word about the length. I'm 6,1 and it is very good for me. If I had to alter it half an inch I would go shorter over longer. This pattern is sound and the jacket has been expertly assembled to the usual BK standard. You can see 2 more pics of it on their Instagram. I'll take some new ones soon
     
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  8. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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  9. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    Hey
    Got my attention. Don't have a BK. Love Shinki. A bit steep, and small for me.
    GLWS
     
  10. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    What I really need to do is take it outside into some natural light and photograph it there. But in the meantime until I get that chance here's a few snaps taken inside, with and without the flash. With the flash on the lens seems able to detect the base colour.. What these photos, to an extent, I think have captured here is the grain on this jacket
     

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  11. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    Walked past a well placed bush today.

    PS I fear these photos have lost some clarity after being shrunk for here. But anyway, you know what shinki is and this is a super nice batch
     

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  12. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    Alright guys, I've had a few offers and it set me thinking.

    The absolute bottom line is gonna be 800 US via friends and family option on PP plus buyer to pay shipping.

    I also can consider trades for size 40/42 of similar quality i.e BK, GW, ELC, or maybe Thedi. Thx
     
  13. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Beautiful jacket.
     
  14. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    Sure is and what's more I think it can fit you sir! Since I'm a 40 and it's good on me :)
     
  15. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    Lots of chatter but still no follow through. So let's try one more price before the bay

    $845 via PP friends and family shipped worldwide

    This is literally the best horsehide you've never seen and the only reason I can sell is because I'm sitting on another 2 hides. I will be happy to provide high resolution pics over email
     
  16. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    Anyone care to offer up an interesting trade? Keep in mind I'm more 40 than I am 42, though 42 lengths work better

    @tmitchell59 have you anything you'd like to swap?
     
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  17. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 One Too Many

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    I'm not sure.

    I know something you're interested in but it's not an option. I do like this jacket. Just haven't said so. Not sure why it hasn't sold. Looks very similar to the horsehide on my Himel Heron. Frankly, it's a tough Market old or new.

    Maybe I've got something but I doubt it. I'll think about it

    Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
     
  18. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    At your leisure sir. And yes I do fully appreciate that that jacket is on your keepers list. But if you ever do give up on trying to shrink down to fit into it you'll know where to find a buyer.

    As for potential trades on this one, I know you're a fair man as am I, and so money could always be used as a make-weight here (in either direction) if you did manage to come up with something.

    Thanks for your attention
     
  19. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Really nice jacket but to get a decent price you just have to be prepared to sit on it and wait for the right person to come along.

    Its taken me 6 months to sell a jacket before, its a small market to begin with then they have to need your same size etc etc. Sure you will have to fend off some lowballers on ebay but you just need to set a fair price and wait...
     
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  20. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    I hear you PN. I may have a buyer but until it's done it's all ifs and maybes.

    My dilemma here is whether or not to use up another shinki hide on having longer sleeves added. If I can't get a decent price that is what I'll eventually end up doing, but for now I wait
     
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