Sucked in! And fit question

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jimmy Shinki, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Jimmy Shinki

    Jimmy Shinki New in Town

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    Agreed. Mind you, this place is very helpful to get a head start with those different nuances of various manufacturers. I'm sure the info on here will help me to limit jacket misdemeanors
     
  2. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    he basically was. Even has long hair kind of like Keanu does now :D
     
  3. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thedi is amazing with fits, his patterns are amongst the most intricate. This jacket was custom made when I was 10kg more, and still fits well enough for me - wearing it with a t-shirt here.
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    If you want a good fitting jacket that will still look good with 5kg variations, Thedi will sort you out. And no need to overthink it. He will tell you the measurements he needs and make you the jacket you need.

    There are other makers that have good patterns as well, but if you are looking at a Thedi, there is nothing else remotedly close to what he does. His style is very unique.

    Edit: I posted this thread after a big weight loss, 10 to 15kg, depending on when I got the jackets. It should give you an idea how jackets look with a big weight loss.

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/red-devil-fit-checks-evolution.101045/
     
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  4. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    Unless you jump on some serious cycle your workouts in the gym should not affect your sizing, atleast not in shoulders and chest. And as for belly fat, you would have to put on like 10lbs to elevate yourself to the next jacket size in the belly area. Don‘t overthink it, just buy one that fits well without giving you the latex-superhero-skintight look and you will be perfectly fine with a few pounds more or less on your frame.

    I think it‘s a smart move to start out buying second hand and get a feel for how different styles and different makers jackets fit. As Carlos pointed out, sizing and comfort can differ vastly with diffferent makers and styles despite similar shoulder or ptp measurements.

    If I were you, I‘d try to pick up a used Vanson Enfield or similarily styled Schott or Johnson Leathers for like 200-300 bucks from the bay and go from there.
     
  5. Jimmy Shinki

    Jimmy Shinki New in Town

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    Thanks Red Devil. I'm considering a couple of Thedi jackets. They look awesome and the buffalo hide has caught my eye. I'm a little doubtful about the outward flare on the hem but that's not a deal breaker. Before I pull the trigger on a thedi, I'll be picking up a couple of used jackets to hone in on fit.
     
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  6. Jimmy Shinki

    Jimmy Shinki New in Town

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    No cycle here. Lifting is a good hobby for me but I'd never be so obsessed with it to bother with that crap.

    I've got one second hand jacket on the way and will keep an eye out for one or two more. Hopefully that will help me dial in sizing. Thanks for the advice. Glad you folks are confirming that 5kgs either way won't make much difference. Thought it best to ask the question though. It's quite an investment and I'd like to get a new jacket that's as close to spot on as possible.
     
  7. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Your posts are always informative as you are someone very detail oriented in your thinking. One aspect often overlooked is the bottom hem measurement which you emphasized is very important. Whether one is V-shaped, pear-shaped, apple-shaped or shaped like a stick as I am has a drastic effect on overall fit. Your statement "1" more or less in the bottom hem has far more influence on fit than 1" in the pit to pit" is of utmost importance, and overlooking hem measurement is perhaps the most common cause of an ill fitting jacket. It's all about proper symmetry.
     
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  8. I ordered my Thedi through Thurston Bros. who sent me a fit jacket...and then nailed the final fit IMO....

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