What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    ok then keep the disguised sheen which is really a phwm. ;)
     
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  2. Hobbes1

    Hobbes1 Familiar Face

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    Cafe racer is a bit snug. However, the PHWM looks great. I'd keep that one for sure.
     
  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    If you don't need the money or the closet space, I'll tell ya to keep both.
    photographically they both look great. The question is how do they feel while wearing ? and how do they make you feel when they're worn? are these styles you feel comfortable wearing?
    If so.. you're Good to Go!
     
  4. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead A-List Customer

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    Yeah, Racer a tad bit snug. But not too bad. Is leather broken in?

    Collared one is spot on.

    What size is the racer? I might be interested. We similar size, I'm 185lbs, so if it's tight on you, might be perfect for me :) Just saying.
     
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  5. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    I think they both look too snug, especially the arms. Imho you’d benefit from a slightly more relaxed fit. I think you are more a standard highwayman body type than premier version.
     
  6. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle One of the Regulars

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    Rainbow Country A-2 today.
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  7. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^^ Nice looking A2 up there!

    Ok so this feedback all helps confirm what I have been suspecting for a few months now. While my physical dimensions have not "technically" changed that much, I have been in the weight room in a much more dedicated fashion for the past ~9-10 months and (quite thankfully) have realized some gains in strength. I have also been focusing quite a bit on cardio and stretching as those are all rather important as well. I have no goal to become a power-lifter. Just in moderately good overall fitness.

    So - my upper shouder area, and especially tricepts & bicepts have changed from where they were a year ago. While I absolutely love Blue FQHH - "Gen 1.0 Premier fit Highwayman" which came into my ownership from Ton312, I intially thought it was just overall a bit small and in particular the arms & lower torso were not 100% to my desire. But the leather itself is awesome! Plus I had Johnson Leathers replace the main zipper. So I just stuck with it, wore it a lot, and now that we're having to add some layers under again, this is just not happening for me anymore. Even just a T-shirt with that jacket is still a little "skinny" for me these days.

    This feedback:
    First sits like a wurst casing, length is good.

    Second fits a bit better but too short.

    Both have way too tight sleeves.


    This is perfect and describes what is going on with both these jackets.

    The Black FQHH 4-pocket CR is a unique piece - it has full leather trim inside around the waist, and inner & outer kidney panels. Plus it is made with rather heavy FQHH Horween Horsehide, so it's set up to be a very long-term jacket. It's just a little to "sausage casing" for me, espeically with the continued weigth lifting.
     
  8. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    Today was the goatskin Simmons Bilt J100 café racer as it was 14C to start off and 28C on the way home.
    Photo taken at our "Guinness" stop at a biker friendly pub on the Indian Ocean.
    The Guinness picture my poor attempt at an "art" shot...
    SPOILER ALERT same photo(s) used in other threads !

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  9. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    1950s Lawrence FQHH halfbelt:

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  10. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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  11. Nykwil

    Nykwil New in Town

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    Brand new blackened brown Aero Premier Highwayman delivered yesterday. Loving it.


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  12. Psant25

    Psant25 One Too Many

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    JL MC500 recently re-sleeved
    Honcho buffalo boots
    Wrangler cowboy cut jeans-tapered
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    The CHP is one of the coolest. Looks great bud.
     
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  14. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Vanson AR3. Not worn much, but great jacket for riding.

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  15. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    That is such a cool jacket! I love the brown Shinki. Yours and @Marc mndt jacket made me order one from Greg too. Can't wait for the bespoke and then finally the jacket to arrive.
     
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  16. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    Congratulations. You will be very satisfied and I will be jealous LOL ;)
     
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  17. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    Rough’n’ready x Hooch hauler crossbreed in jerky HH. Fits to my taste everywhere but the waist where I wish it was a bit wider... it’s one of those measurements I’ve always failed to take into account but learnt my lesson. Will probably end up selling it at some point.
     
  18. ton312

    ton312

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    Does it feel too tight at the waist? I think it looks great! Fit looks perfect!
     
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  19. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    ^Cheers man. Yes the waist when zipped is a bit tight, not unwearable but enough to bug me. Probably an extra inch added to the waist circumference would be enough. If I ever go custom again I’ll make sure to ask that measurement. Normally is not an issue as I’m not really overweight (I still could shed a few kgs) but both this and the Aero Grizzly I had are surprisingly v-shaped.
     
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  20. ton312

    ton312

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    Man do I love this jacket. I’ve paid a lot more and been a lot less happy. If Shawn can continue to expand his available leather selection...I’ll have quite a few of these.
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