The Flat Head vs The Real McCoy's: which jacket to choose?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by racepunter, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    To me they are jackets with different vibes. Both are high quality, and if they both will fit then it really comes down to the look you prefer: vintage vs. edgy.
     
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  2. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    I only have one freewheelers and its one too many. Not for me
     
  3. Rich22

    Rich22 A-List Customer

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    What don't you like about your one?
     
  4. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    Freewheelers are sort of cause celebre around here. Dont want to stir up any trouble. Lets just say I dont like the way it looks
     
  5. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    I have the Mulholland- Love it.
    If I were to get a Real McCoy's it would be the Nelson for sure.
    Both are top quality.
    But I do agree that the hookless zipper sucks! Looks nice but I am not a fan. Originally I did not like the diagonal stitches to the pockets of the Mulholland, but, like a few around here it actually grows on you and now I love the look. Like an unconventionally beautiful woman-you begin to really appreciate a beauty that is outside your limited scope and experience of ignorance.
     
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  6. sweetfights

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    ps The Mulholland has a better underarm design for functional reach and movement.
    The adjustable buckles sit higher on the Nelson. Just a few small preferences to consider.
     
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  7. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    I also like the zipped side pockets (hand warmers) of the Mulholland.
     
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  8. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The ones I've tried, the speedmaster and the LA Brea size 42, didn't work for me in terms of fit. As you can see the chest is too narrow while the shoulders are relatively wide and the armholes high / narrow. One size down might look better but the chest would definitely be too tight. In terms of looks I'm not a huge fan of those generous upper arms in combination with the wide shoulders. It makes the jacket look bulgy from the back.

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    For comparison, this is my HD Sportster which has a wider chest and narrower shoulders. Upper arms are generous like the FW but the HD doesn't look as bulgy from the back because the shoulders aren't as wide. A much better look for me imo.

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  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Amazing the difference body type makes with these jackets! One would never guess that the one you tried and the one @JCSD posted are the same jacket.
     
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  10. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    FW jackets are a crapshoot in terms of fit. I love the Caboose and Speedmaster, but they do not come close to fitting me.
     
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  11. racepunter

    racepunter New in Town

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    After analyzing all the comments here on the forum, for which I am very grateful to all of you, guys, I decided to buy both jackets in size 40. I hope I don’t regret about my decision.
    Ideally, I would like to buy a Mulholland in brown color, but I understand that it is very difficult to find one in a new condition. Therefore, I agree to black.
     
  12. Rich22

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    Enjoy your new jackets! :D
     
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  13. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    That's the TFL spirit!
     
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  14. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 A-List Customer

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    My biggest disappointment in my short leather jacket career was the fit on the Mulholland. Quite bummed that it didn’t measure up (literally):rolleyes:
     
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  15. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Nice!! I do hope you'll do a review of both when you receive them.
    We don't see a whole of them on here.
     
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  16. racepunter

    racepunter New in Town

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    I have already bought Freewheelers Mulholland in Size 40 here. I hope that everyting will be OK.
     
  17. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Have you posted fit pics?
     
  18. dudewuttheheck

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    That is the true TFL way! Just buy both! Can't wait to see how they fit.
     
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  19. racepunter

    racepunter New in Town

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    I will make photos when I get the both jackets.
     
  20. dudewuttheheck

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    Awesome! I'm very interested to see how they both look on you.
     

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