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  1. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Yeah good point. I knew you would have a more concrete comparison than I would.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    He's doing it to me, too now. It's so pathetic that it would be funny if it weren't for the sexism.
  3. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Freewheelers in particular has gone up a lot in the past couple of years. I was able to get most of my jackets from them used or as older stock models and the difference can be quite a lot. I don't know the exact pricing differences, but jackets that are now $2,700 were around $500-$700 cheaper five years ago roughly. I got my older model FW Caboose for $2100 or $2200 shipped and my 2014 model Sunset was just at $2k give or take. RMC has gone up as well. I got a Red Silk A2 for around $1,700 five years ago and now that jacket is $2,500 or so. Rainbow Country jackets are also a lot more than they used to be, though still more affordable than their Freewheelers brothers. Himel has slightly upped his prices recently, but his have mostly been the same or similar for quite some time. Aero has also gone up, but not by a lot. Schott has drastically raised prices over the past few years though.
  4. dudewuttheheck

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I have had very good luck buying leather jackets online without trying them on. In fact, the only leather jacket I bought online that did not fit well was my custom Aero from last year which was just way too loose in the body. For me, the biggest difference is I feel like I need a little more room in the chest and shoulder with a leather jacket than with a cotton jacket.
  5. dudewuttheheck

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    lol yeah I fixed that haha. Divide by 100 for yen, not 1k d'oh. That's fair. I certainly size my leather jackets differently than I size other jackets in general.
  6. dudewuttheheck

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Yeah you're just about spot on. I usually get charged around $80 in shipping from Japan. It could be more now with them not using EMS. For example, my latest pre-order from Mushmans for a leather jacket was 9,400 JPY for shipping which is more than I usually pay. IMO if you're going to spend $2k plus on a leather jacket, Freewheelers is the one to buy from.
  7. dudewuttheheck

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    Still looks like a great fit, @Duke Mantee. Thanks again for the swap! As you said, it really is only about half a size difference between the 40 and 42 in this model. Unfortunately it's still much too warm for me to wear mine yet.
  8. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Well I'm extremely anti-double denim overall. I'm probably more out of touch in general compared to most people here.
  9. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    This was weird to see... I like a lot of his fits... not this one.
  10. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    Yeah their Shinki is absolutely amazing. I remember Kobayashi-San said that theirs was special or he got first pick from Shinki. He said they were actually the ones who introduced Shinki to RMC. Obviously you would know this better than me. Either way it's absolutely stunning leather and it makes me wish their jackets had fit me better.
  11. dudewuttheheck

    The Leather Jacket Thread

    I love the design of this jacket, but I hate the leather they chose for it. I may have bought it if they just used some regular Shinki
  12. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Well, CSF doesn't even make leather jackets so I'm with ya there
  13. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Glad they got there safe!
  14. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    The pictures I've seen seem to have all yellow stitching and this pair didn't. They've been sold anyway
  15. dudewuttheheck

    Conners Sewing Factory

    And the belt loops aren't made with a lighter fabric as they should be.
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