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Posts posted by dudewuttheheck

  1. 1 hour ago, chicote said:

    I’ve been looking into getting some steel toed engineer boots for the past few months but have no experience with them in person and am not sure where I could try some on where I live, especially with lockdown starting up again tomorrow. I really like their styling in theory, but worry they might come off a bit cartoonish in real life. I’d be wearing them at work, where they’d certainly be considered over dressed, if technically regulation compliant, as well as for riding a motorcycle I’m starting to build over the winter. How have you all managed incorporating engineers or similar boots into your wardrobes? Do they feel more natural on than they might seem at first?

    For me, it's been very natural to incorporate them into my wardrobe. They're easily my favorite style of boot. I personally don't see that as that "different" so I feel comfortable wearing them with just about anything. I would say the only thing I don't wear them with usually is baseball caps. Of course, I really love engineers so I don't think everyone shares my way of thinking. Just confidently wear them with whatever you want. I wear them to work and most people don't bat an eye. My only tips would be these two: Firstly, I personally think engineers look better with wider leg openings, at least 8.5" at half measurement. Secondly, just be ready for some heel slip. Even in my best fitting engineers, I experience at least some level of heel slip. It's not an issue for me, but some people can't stand it. 

  2. 19 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

    Your jeans have a chest size? That’s a very high rise ...

    Didn't you hear? That's how they're fixing the sizing issues on the TCB 40s jeans. They're not changing the size chart or measurements at all, they're just going to change the "waist" measurement to say "chest" instead.

  3. Yeah he's still around, but wait times seem to be up to 4 years plus poor communication from what I understand. I would be fine with a long wait if it was said to be that from the outset, but that doesn't seem to be the case there.

  4. 6 hours ago, Broark said:

    This is it! Couldn't put my finger on it, but this is exactly what they remind me of. :blink:

    Also, Attractions got back to me. They'll be restocking the Lot 444 in size 12 in January/February of '21.
    People who own a pair, how easy/difficult are they to get on and off? I still have this issue with my Lofgren horsehide engineer boots.
    But I think the issue is more with my ankle, I had reconstructive surgery on it a decade ago and my range of motion on my right ankle isn't as good as my left.

    Yeah, that's why I think they look so atrocious. It's a shame because I really like a lot of Wesco's boots. 

    For me, they are probably the easiest engineers for me to get on and off. Unlike you, I find my Lofgrens pretty easy to get on and off, but mine are CXL, not the horsehide that you have. The Attractions are even easier for me personally. People have described them as "leaning forward" and I will admit they do feel like that a bit, but it doesn't bother me. 

  5. 18 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

    Not quite the Purple Haze Little Wing magnificence of colour but I really like that tone. It’s good to see leathers in something other than browns and blacks.

    Haha yeah I didn't want it to be that extreme. I'm glad to have something more unique in color though.

    12 hours ago, JDelage said:

    I agree this is a good color, and a nice jacket overall. On a zipped jacket, especially a longer coat, I really think I'd want a double-ended zipper...

    Thanks! Yeah, this won't be zipped very often. It's not cold enough anyway.

    12 hours ago, lee porter said:

    Like the colour it’s a bit different to the usual can we have another picture with it zipped up please 

    Sure, I can give a couple photos for comparison:



    It fits well zipped up, but I think it looks much better unzipped.

  6. I got my Mushman's "Adventurer" jacket last week. It was supposed to arrive in late November at the earliest, being more likely to show up in December, but somehow it showed up in the middle of October which was fantastic. If anyone is interested in dealing with Mushmans, the ordering process was super easy. I just DM'd on Instagram and everything was really smooth and communication which was great. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was an excellent experience. I'm sure you could email too if you're not on Instagram. They even threw in a nice branded hangar which is a cool touch.

    This is a "repro" of the Indiana Jones jacket, but it's really more of an homage as it's not accurate to the screen models, of which there are multiple. My old RMC A2 is something still in the back of my mind, but I didn't want another A2 just yet so I liked how this model had elements of an A2 combined with a sports jacket. It fits long, but I am surprisingly happy with this. I think it suits the jacket personally. Plus, I now have plenty of short fitting jackets. The only issue is that the arms are a bit long right now. I think they may shorten enough when the arms start to crease. If I need to shorten the sleeves, it should be pretty easy given that these don't have cuffs. The materials are all quite nice with the cotton drill lining being impressively soft compared to the cotton drill I've experienced in the past. 

    The real star of this jacket in my opinion and the main reason that I bought it was the leather. It is Badalassi Carlo steerhide in a color they call "prugna" which I think means plum in Italian though it looks like prune to me. It is a burgundy-purple color that changes color drastically based on the lighting. Badalassi is my favorite tannery after Shinki Hikaku and this jacket is only reinforcing that opinion. The grain is beautiful and varies nicely depending on the panel, the color is deep and rich and there is a beautiful sheen to the leather. The smell is also amazing, even by veg tanned leather standards. Construction is good, but not stellar. It's better than a lot of jackets I have had, but well below the standards of my Freewheelers. It's about what I expected and it's satisfactory to me. Sorry for the rambling, here are some photos.












  7. 8 minutes ago, mpukas said:

    Yeah, it does look good in pics (as long as i don't move, lol), and I could prolly prolly suffer it with just  tee shirt, but like I said I wanted this be a jacket I could wear with a wider variety of layers. 

    With such a high end jacket you don't want to have to compromise.

  8. 2 hours ago, mpukas said:

    Well, to be fair to Tommy, part of the issue for some people is that the leather is so stiff when new that it feels very tight and restricting. Personally, it's exactly the leather I was hoping for, and find that it does take some time to break in and conform. The conditioner recommendation was more to get the leather to soften and be more pliable than stretch. 

    Yes a lot of people do think that jackets fit too tight when in reality the leather needs to just break in. Obviously from your description, that is not the case, but I can understand Tommy saying that. I just got a new jacket and it definitely feels stiff and isn't the easiest to move around in yet, but I can still tell that it actually fits me. From your picture, it looks like a solid fit from what I can see, but based on your description it won't work out.

  9. 1 hour ago, mpukas said:

    Looking for recommendations for someone that can make alterations and additions to a lined denim jacket that's USA / NA based. I need the sleeves shortened, and possibly add some leather. @dudewuttheheck? Who altered your jacket(s)? 

    The guy who did mine is named David Sheeley and goes by the name Maverickson on The Fedora Lounge. I think he did a good job and would recommend him. He also makes his own leather jackets. DM me for his email.

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