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@Mrfrown In honouring the departure of your Bates, which I believe fits you perfectly, today I'm wearing mine.

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madhu

Familiar Face
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My iPhone informed me that I had a package delivered to the front porch this morning at 6:50 AM., on a chilly 60° F. Sunday of all days they bring me a quilted early 50s horsehide Monarch. The sun was out for a couple of hours, and it wasn't raining, so I snapped a few pics, and headed down the hill to get in a good swim.

The wind is from the South, what they call a Kona Wind, and my swim was against the wind and currents, but the sun stayed out just long enough to have some good beach time with my new Monarch.

Nothing fancy, no extra pockets, straps, cinches, half belt, or anything extra. Just some old lovely horsehide put together in a nice pattern with lots of French seams, that fits me nicely. And man check out that 4 inch collar.
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You can actually see the Kona Wind blowing your beard "North" in the last photo!!!
 

Mrfrown

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@Mrfrown In honouring the departure of your Bates, which I believe fits you perfectly, today I'm wearing mine.

20211206-170356.jpg

Looks great per usual

Fit was the smaller part of it for me, although yes I did feel that it was a little short on the front and sleeves and it was starting to get uncomfortably tight across the shoulders. Still, that was just the tipping point for me. I love the jacket from the front but really didn't like the stiff kidney panel. I had considered a while back having it removed but felt like it would be a risky surgery, and something ineffable might very well be lost if I did it.
 

tmitchell59

I'll Lock Up
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My iPhone informed me that I had a package delivered to the front porch this morning at 6:50 AM., on a chilly 60° F. Sunday of all days they bring me a quilted early 50s horsehide Monarch. The sun was out for a couple of hours, and it wasn't raining, so I snapped a few pics, and headed down the hill to get in a good swim.

The wind is from the South, what they call a Kona Wind, and my swim was against the wind and currents, but the sun stayed out just long enough to have some good beach time with my new Monarch.

Nothing fancy, no extra pockets, straps, cinches, half belt, or anything extra. Just some old lovely horsehide put together in a nice pattern with lots of French seams, that fits me nicely. And man check out that 4 inch collar.
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I trust you will keep this one out of the Surf. Looks great.

Just posted on the Monarchs. They made high end outwear of the Day.

https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/vintage-outerwear-threads-of-the-past.102621/page-27
 

Jin431

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amazing grain
thanks, it's not as richly colored as your cordovan coat though.

If I wanted a CXL again, I would definitely go with tumbled. Nice jacket.
thanks, the tumbled brown and black versions I see always look good

Tumbled CXL is the way. The more I see it, the more I believe it.
i prefer veg tanned leather but always liked CXL and this one is the best CXL I've handled personally. the shell is rather soft already but they used a thicker panel for the sleeves which I appreciate greatly.
 
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Looks great per usual

Fit was the smaller part of it for me, although yes I did feel that it was a little short on the front and sleeves and it was starting to get uncomfortably tight across the shoulders. Still, that was just the tipping point for me. I love the jacket from the front but really didn't like the stiff kidney panel. I had considered a while back having it removed but felt like it would be a risky surgery, and something ineffable might very well be lost if I did it.

I actually took the Bates today to my local leather tailor for the same reason - Stiff kidney panel removal and cutting the tail off it to make the jacket shorter at the back - but being smarter than I am, he advised me not to ruin a perfectly good jacket with a very functional feature & I have to admit it's been keeping my back warm this winter.

Besides, doing this would literally turn it into I dunno, Excelled. I mean, it's a much more quality jacket but they all look the same.
 

Bfd70

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Anyone have a thought as to which picture in the WJAYWT thread has the most “likes” of all time? Just curious. Lots of makers and styles seem to get “Likes” but perhaps photo composition pushes a good jacket over the top.
 
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