The Flathead Rider Jacket (Last Ever?)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Arizor, May 10, 2019.

  1. Imuricecreamman

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    This is all shaping up really nicely :)
     
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  2. Captain Sensible

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    What’s the bag? Filson?
     
  3. Arizor

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  4. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Always been a fan of this one as well, love the cafe halfbelt Frankenstein effect. It’s a 42 if I remember right? Would you mind providing the chest and shoulder measurements when you have a few minutes?
     
  5. Arizor

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    Since this thread has a bit of a resurrection, jacket at 6 months.
     

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  6. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Still looks killer!
     
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  7. Imuricecreamman

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    Leather looks amazing. The grain is really popping now.
     
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  8. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    I have to ask. How much wider are the shoulders on this jacket compared to what you normally wear?

    The reason I ask is I am looking at a jacket from a Japanese maker and the measurements are all spot on except the shoulders are 1" wider than I normally wear.

    I am at 18" shoulder width and this jacket is at 19". Do any of you guys think 1" more width in the shoulders will be too big? I went through all my jackets and all I have is a levis trucker with a 19" shoulder width and it fits pretty good with just a bit of seam overhang over the edge of my shoulders.
     
  9. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    I have jackets with both 18 and 19 inch shoulders, 18 is a touch tight on me. You can feel the difference when wearing the jacket but visually it’s barely noticeable (particularly when the jacket is broken in)
     
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  10. Arizor

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    hey mate, I agree with @ai00344 , you won’t notice it too much. Plus having a bit more wiggle room in your shoulders allows mobility and actually feels better.

    I normally wear jackets with 19”, and this is 20”, and I probably prefer this.
     
  11. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    What is your actual shoulder width at? 19" or under?
     
  12. Arizor

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    Last time I checked it was just under 19", but I'm doing a lot of shoulder work at the gym so it might be bigger now.
     
  13. Colin G

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    Thanks Arizor.

    I am trying to gauge your shoulder size to the pics of you in your jacket. In the pics it almost seems you have 1" overhang on each shoulder. You're a 19" shoulder while the jacket is at a 20" shoulder, correct?

    I think 1" too wide on the shoulders of the jacket I'm looking at may be a bit large.
     
  14. Arizor

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    Correct @Colin G . I think you’ll be fine with it, look at @dudewuttheheck ’s pics too, he has similar over hang and it looks good.
     
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  15. Arizor

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    My Flathead Rider and Racer jackets have been worn quite a lot these past few months, thought whilst I have a decent camera in my hands I'd snap some pics.

    First 3 pics are of the Rider, next 3 are of the racer. Stitching is immaculate throughout, as you might expect.

    I have to say, even for Shinki leather, the Rider leather is on some other planet.

    The extra "greasing" process Flathead put this one through (if anyone speaks Japanese - https://www.flat-head.com/items/srj-07c/ ) has resulted in just the juiciest leather I've ever handled, and I've been to Tokyo and handled, bought and worn tonnes of Shinki.

    The Racer leather is also gorgeous; a much more familiar Shinki kind of leather for those who've owned any.

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  16. dudewuttheheck

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    Holy smokes that leather is indeed on a different planet. Some of the most intense and (IMO) beautiful arm creases I've ever seen.
     
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  17. Arizor

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    Yeah it’s a completely different hand to any leather I’ve ever felt or seen. In person even folks utterly disinterested in our nerdy obsession instinctively reach out and run their hand over it and start asking questions.

    Whatever this “greasing” process is, now Flathead have went under (good ep on the issue btw @dudewuttheheck ), they need to share the secret!
     
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  18. Tommer45

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    Jacket looks great! The leather looks amazing. And yeah I've been enjoying the D&B Podcast as well.
     
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  19. Ayeteael

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    Killer jacket. Japanese leathers are calling me. Just nothing like it.
     
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  20. Powerband

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    Agreed... at least in my scope of experience with two Japanese makers. Just incredible.


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