Simmons Bilt. What’s happened?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dmny67, Jan 21, 2020.

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  1. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I agree. I usually check the SB Outlet a few times a week. There have been no issues with their site. Move along, nothing to see here.
     
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  2. dmny67

    dmny67 New in Town

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    Fair enough. Let’s move on. It wasn’t meant as an anti SB post. I was trying to buy a jacket from them. For whatever technical reasons with either them or me I have been unable to make contact through their website, email or phone.
    Thanks to those who took the time to check for me or reply.
     
  3. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Site worked fine for me on work PC. I have McAcfee Anti-virus on my home PC and when I try to go to that site I get a warning saying it's not secure. I did not have this issue on my work PC. Maybe just over-protective anti-virus software?

    I'm just curious, and not at all trying to be negative, but they keep reffering to Oakland, CA. When searched on Google for this, nothing comes up. But thier website clearly shows:
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  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I think the "Bilt" of Simmons Bilt is homage to the vintage manufacturer Block-Bilt. IIRC Block Bilt was from Oakland, CA?

    Funny, even the Rainbow Country repros use a label which has Oakland on it.
     
  5. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Simmons Bilt actually stared out in the 20th century manufacturing jackets in Oakland, CA. When Alexander Leathers of Scotland changed their name they chose Simmons Bilt to pay homage to the earlier maker.
    It is a funny thing though. I have one of their jackets and the label has an Oakland address that is only about three miles away from my front door. My brother saw the jacket and asked me if it was local. “No, it’s from Scotland” I replied, “it’s a long story though...”
     
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  6. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    It's a very small outfit nowadays, that much I do know.
     
  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The output of the sales page has certainly diminished. I check it every now and again but it seems the same little cluster of jackets are locked in perpetual unsold purgatory.
     
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  8. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    I have 2 Simmons Bilt jackets and they are impeccably made. I really like them both

    Both my most recent arrivals , brand new from Alabama no less ! ( Funny old world !)

    A Nebraska collared café racer and a J100 café racer. Both are great on the Harley.

    That and I am at least 100% more attractives to the wimmens than at any time before..
     
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  9. Thuggee

    Thuggee Practically Family

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    They are definitely still operating I have a custom Deer Skin car coat being made for me currently, patterned off a old Swedish goatskin car coat I bought off the bay


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  10. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    For custom work, they're top-notch. I had them copy a jacket in seal goat: the result was exactly what I wanted, not a stitch out of place and built like a tank. They were a pleasure to deal with, too.
     
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  11. It's gone from difficulty to contact all the way to how great the thieves are now. o_O
     
  12. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    Well all I can add is I had substantial direct contact with Simmons Bilt all the way thru' November and December last year and things were 100% smooth. Even although my jackets were from "Proconsul" in the USA.
     
  13. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Call me cynical, but it crossed my mind that that might have been the ulterior purpose of the thread from the beginning.
     
  14. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    I'd suspected that the true, super-secret and ultra-sensitive function of the thread was to have Simmons Bilt somehow canonised or, balls out, assumed into heaven via whirlwind or chariot. You know, like Elijah.

    Maybe each and every person who works there is an unrepentant criminal, but probably not. The jacket was solidly constructed and exactly what I'd requested.

    Oh, the murky world of horsehide.
     
  15. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    I would not hesitate a moment to order a style or hide from SB which Aero does not offer, e. g. their Desert Run jacket.
     
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  16. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    This thread is making me want to order a jacket from them :)
    I think I will get in touch and see what deerskin they have
     
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  17. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    It appears you have a deerskin "problem" would you like to step into my office to talk about it?
     
  18. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    I clearly do :D
    It all started with the LW moosehide lol
     
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  19. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Coming from you Carlos This is like someone who is using all known drugs calling some one out for using too much pot and not enough meth!
     
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  20. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    That Statesman is a great jacket. I want one.

    I just don't need one.

    Yet.
     
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