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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.
Spring/summer uniform in February.
Navyblue type III Canvas.
Tan Thedi again....
For all the great points about this place, the exposure to great jacket makers and swapping info about repairs and new products and shared likes/experiences, the downside, and this is of course just me talking, the downside is we've got to the point where we know what the ultra-perfect fit is we want to achieve and for many of us it's so obsessive that we let go of some really great jackets that still fit well - they just don't fit our neurosis about the all-consuming "perfect" fit. Now guys I'm not criticising anyone, far from it, I'm preaching to myself here - I know I over obsess about fit myself. And everyone who's said the jacket is too big, your opinion is every bit as valid as my 2 cents' worth.
I guess what I'm saying is that I've seen some exemplary jackets pictured here and the more you see that the more anything even slightly less than that photographed perfection falls short of the mark. If I hadn't looked at those pics, well, ignorance is bliss; I'd have been happy with a fit that is just what your average person who's into this style would dig - I'm not talking mall jacket blousiness here (is blousiness even a word?). Looking at old photos of halfbelts, Depression-era jackets and WWII flight jackets is good for bringing me back to reality. Not everything fit like it was bespoke, and yet it still looked good and many times rough and utilitarian.
So we know what Carlos means when he feels it's not as good a fit as his other jackets, but if I were to show his photos to some of my non-FL friends who are into vintage clothing and style, they'd just say what a cool jacket it was and how good he looks in it. They wouldn't pick up on it not being a super-duper perfect fit, because it fits well and looks cool.
I think the jacket looks fine on you, even though you seem to have other more close fitted jackets. This may feel looser now, but the profile still looks great. I think it deserves to be broken in and worn more to better meld it to your body. As was previously said, a slim fit denim jacket underneath would be a great look with this jacket if you want to layer.
That's the best fit A-2 I've seen. I'm not much into flight jacket, but this picture of yours really get me thinking.
Will try to put some consecutive days on this guy.
Seal Liberty BK Roughwear 23380 today. Phone pics are tricky, colours on the right is relatively accurate.
Thank you everyone for your input.
Although most of you were positive about the fit it just wasn't right for me.
I don't think i would have ever worn it feeling good about it.
It should be on it's way tomorrow to it's new owner...
Natural CXL Dustbowl on a sunny day. Norwegian fisherman’s sweater adds quite a bit of warmth.
Although I didn’t truly get to wear it today I couldn’t wait to get home and put on this Natal. Easily the thickest hide I’ve had from any maker to date. What’s most impressive is how comfortable it is. Like a 10lb deerskin. It drapes beautifully. Just when I thought I was going full denim bro...brother Ivan pulled me back into the fray. Really love this one. Just feels right. Understated and easy to wear
That's it, I want it back! Why did I sell this perfection of a jacket? Because of LW which is hilarious because with all the Stu's manifestos on how heavy their HH is, this Natal is literally 2x thick. Maybe more. At first when I only had the vest, I thought it's some lightweight version but nooo... Stu's HH just isn't that heavy.
In short, it fits you better than anything so far. I mean it.
Man I love it. It shot up to my all time top three first time I put it on. I’ve been down the rabbit hole, chased plenty of LW, Vanson, Aero...many others. All spectacular in their own way for sure. I’m happy here though. It’s like pouring leather syrup over your shoulders. I’ll stick!