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dudewuttheheck last won the day on March 17 2020

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  1. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    The length could be good for some people. I'm not a tall guy and have a broad chest so it wasn't great for me.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    I handled and tried on a couple Orgueil leather jackets in Japan a couple years ago. They was pretty nice, but didn't tempt me away from Freewheelers personally. Unfortunately I only tried on. The cossack jacket was nice and I liked the leather more than the Mister Freedom campus, but the sizing didn't work for me. Was much too long overall. My shirt from Orgueil is fantastic and one of my absolute favorites though.
  3. dudewuttheheck

    Vintage clothing and footwear

    Great thread idea @Flash! I do not have much vintage at all, but I think this is kind of unique so I thought I would share it. It's an old Swedish M-59 jacket from what I think is the 60s or 70s, but I could be wrong. It was modified by a defunct store in England.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Absolutely! That's basically my uniform
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    that whole outfit is fantastic @srudy
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I'm personally just against chunky chelsea boots in general. In my mind, Chelsea boots are fairly sleek. If I'm going to buy a more hefty laceless boot, I would just go with engineers, pecos/ropers, or a fairly subtle cowboy boot. I'm sure I'm in the minority here with my chelsea boot opinions, but I just would never go for those chelseas over his engineers.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Actually, with most McCoys jackets, the sleeves are even worse than with Freewheelers for me because the chests are crazy undersized, especially with the Buco jackets. I'm not sure why this jacket was so different, but I'm glad it was.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I'm OK with that becoming the new official logo.
  9. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    I think as of now it probably is. The black Mulholland is close. The biggest difference is the sleeve length of the RMC works better for me.
  10. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Haha yeah it's funny looking back at that post. I still would have preferred a normal Shinki leather without a doubt. However, the design and sizing of the jacket appealed to me too much. Realizing/being told that the jacket was actually dark brown and not black pushed me over the edge. So it's more that the benefits of the jacket outweighed my misgivings about the leather.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    I own Flame Panda and Lofgren boots and love both. Personally, I really love Flame Panda's work. Peng (the owner) is a very nice guy and pricing is pretty competitive in my opinion given how high quality the product is. He also posts my favorite instagram stories because he posts about his local cuisine and cultural festivals and things like that which is fantastic. @Broark to more directly answer the pricing question: My monkey boots from Flame Panda made with Maryam vegetable tanned horsehide were $685. This includes hand welted construction and hand sewn midsole/outsole stitching as well. His shop is just him and his immediate family so I think there's only a couple or three people actually making the boots. To me, that's a pretty fantastic price. The quality is pretty high in my opinion. The only boots I own that I can say are made even more nicely are my White Klouds. He has quite a few other leather options as well. Quite a few horsehides and cowhides from Italy and Horween as well as several cordovan options as well. I think cordovan boots can be over $1,000- $1,500 with the Horween horsehide costing the most. I think if you got my same boots with CXL, they would be less money. I'm not sure how much less, but the leather swings the price quite a bit. @julian-wolfis right and engineers are slightly more money, but less than $100 more... maybe only around $50 more or something like that. The leather and whether or not you get norwegian stitching makes a bigger difference in the price than the boot style. Sounds like an ad, but I really am thrilled with my boots. I already have another pair on order and I don't make second orders often.
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    The Leather Jacket Thread

    This is pretty difficult. Others may disagree of course, but figuring out how leather jackets fit was certainly a learning experience for me. If you are going custom in any way, make sure you do not just send your body measurements to the maker and just hope they give you the correct size. I did this twice and it turned out poorly both times. Personally, I feel leather jackets tend to look best fairly trim and look worse oversized than a denim jacket for example. However, I also need to allow for more room in the chest with a leather jacket than with cotton/fabric jackets. I can button up my Mister Freedom Ranch blouse which has a 40" chest in total and my largest Freewheelers leather jacket all have chests at least 3" wider and feel just as tight in terms of movement when zipped up. Material also makes a difference. My horsehide jackets are much stiffer than my deerskin jacket for example. It depends on how you like your jackets to fit as well. I tend to undersize my jackets due to my short height and wide chest so they won't be too long (and I still had to shorten the sleeves on two of my leather jackets.) Basically, in my experience it is a very fine line between a leather jacket that looks great, one that is too big, and one that is too small. For me, I had to make a lot of mistakes before getting it right and I still make mistakes sometimes in terms of getting jackets that fit right. Maybe if you're less fussy than me or have a different body type, you have an easier time. If you can get a fit jacket first from whoever you order from (if you go custom) or go try some leather jackets on in person and measure those to see how you like the fit and comfort, I think that would help a lot.
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    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    Well my cotton jackets are all on the shorter side now which helps and I am replacing a couple of longer leather jackets with some shorter ones so I'm in the process.
  14. dudewuttheheck

    Happy jeans: TCBxSufu S40s WW2 contest thread

    I like the high rise in terms of comfort and I think it looks good when I just wear a t shirt, but it does make some of my jackets look too long which is something that I don't like.
  15. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Please do! I'll be posting my new pair when they show up, but now he's saying they won't be ready until early 2021...
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