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Thedi shawl collar

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Bfd70, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    My new Thedi shawl collar arrived. I'll do my best to review, but please keep in mind that I am quite uneducated on leather jackets. Prior to this my last leather jacket purchase was a cafe racer style bought 20 years ago (some of that will factor in). I will attempt to load a few fit photos but don't currently use a 3rd party since i quit photobucket.

    1. CRAFTSMANSHIP: As already memtioned in other threads on the brand, the detail is superb. No loose threads. Nice material choice for liner. "Silky" (?) sleeves which i assume is to ease entry and exit. Handsome buttons (more on that shortly).

    2. FIT: I went with a stock small. I am 5'10" 150#s. I wear a 14.5 34 dress shirt. 36 or 38 suit coat depending on the cut.My true waist is 30". I think the coat fits very well, but am slightly nervous. I suppose the best way i can describe it is that it fits like a model would wear it in an ad, but perhaps slightly too snug for real life. Here is where my last jacket comes into play. When i bought that i was 20 pounds heavier and it has been broken in to cotton soft over the last 2 decades. I consider it's current fit too loose, but it is what i am used to. I can say with certainty that a stock medium would be too large, but i'd certainly relax if i had 3/4" in the chest and waist (that is with a sweatshirt, with a T shirt it is perfect).

    LEATHER: The color is a beautiful rich brown. Most photos don't do its depth justice. There is a slight sheen to it and an almost waxy texture. The thickness is best described as suitable for crashing a motorcycle in. It is stiffer than I expected and stops just short of being able to stand on it's own. I purchased the button model and have resigned my self to the fact that some will come off during the break in process. It takes better than a minute to get in and out of this jacket. I am sure this will soften with age. The shawl collar is stiff. It easily lays flat, but is not definitely in need of breaking in for comfort. As this part of the jacket doesn't move much during wear, i may need to help it along manually a bit. I suspect that since in my locale this is a spring and fall jacket to be worn in rotation with waxed cotton it will take 3 years to break in.

    PURCHASING: True to all I've read, Carrie from Thurstons was a pleasure to deal with.

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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    FANTASTIC!!!!!!
    Congratulations on a fine looking jacket.
     
  3. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Looking great!

    Don't pop those buttons off. Work the button holes a bit with a dowel rod and get that leather flexing. Once it's broken in and loosened up a bit, you should be fine.
     
  4. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    Bfd70,
    Welcome to the lounge, that is a great looking jacket! The size looks perfect from the photo you posted but that is something that you will have to decide for yourself. If it's comfortable to wear and move around in, then I would say it's definitely a keeper.
    We've been seeing for a lot of Thedi's around here recently and every one of them has been something special!
     
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  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    Thanks. The trepidation was gone 30 seconds after the review was written. I've spent the last 2 gours moving around in it and it is already loosening up just fine. A keeper for sure.
     
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  6. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    I had the same experience with mine. When I first put it on, I thought it was too tight and I would have to send it back to be remade. But after wearing it for just two hours, it felt more relaxed, and started to mold to my shape, and it's basically perfect.
     
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  7. John Lever

    John Lever One Too Many

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    Looks stunning
     
  8. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    I also think the fit is very good and the jacket is fantastic, so congrats! :D
     
  9. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    TBH, I think it fits perfectly through the body, but I'd want an inch more length in the sleeves.
     
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  10. I agree Grayland.
     
  11. Woodyear

    Woodyear Familiar Face

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    Disagreed, on his left arm the sleeve hits perfectly at his wrist, on the right its riding a little high but that looks to be because his shoulders are tilted so I'm assuming it's due to the posture in the photo.
     
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  12. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    I think it looks just fine, too.
     
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  13. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    I wouldn't change a thing, you've done pretty good there. Enjoy it!
     
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  14. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Congrats on a beautiful jacket.
     
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  15. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Lovely looking jacket, but I'd fancy an inch on the sleeves if it was mine.
     
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  16. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    Some sleeve detail. For me the length feels spot on.
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  17. holdencain

    holdencain One of the Regulars

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    That jacket looks AMAZING. Perfect fit. Congrats!


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  18. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Right where they're supposed to be. A lot of nitpicky forum members making new owners insecure, I think. It's perfect.
     
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  19. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Everybody has a sleeve length preference. While these look perfectly good to me I like mine a touch longer. I own various sleeve lengths on different styles and so long as I'm comfortable with it, that's all that matters. I personally think this jacket looks smashing man. Enjoy it! It suits you quite well indeed.
    BTW you remind me a lot of a young Tom Skerritt! Just saw Lucky this weekend. He was in it. And Jesus was that a depressing film. How I saw that before Thor I have no idea. Wife: 1, me: 0
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  20. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Well done !!
     

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