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Anyone got any experience with FW type 2s?  Looking at the measurements of the size 44, pit to pit is 60cm but shoulders are 54cm. The shoulder measurement seems high - often a 60cm pit to pit has about a 50 shoulder measurement. Wondered how the fit plays out on them.

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Have you worn out all your other denim jackets already? What happened to No Buy 2020?! 
This is your conscience speaking... :laugh:

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Ha ha yes still on no buy matey! Your conscience is valued! Just a bit of window shopping exploring less long type 2 options :). The others are sitting patiently in the closet awaiting their turn at weekends and evenings!! It’s actually quite useful the FW’s shoulders seem a bit roomy as a 51 FW tux is appealing again.

We got a bit of an overall problem though haven’t we.  The pushers show their beautifully faded  jeans - Iron Horse and Double O on the previous page for example - thereby tempting the users!!! This no buy cold turkey will be a challenge...

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On 2/10/2020 at 9:14 AM, Iron Horse said:

The 661ZXX, AFAIK; before that it was the 1951 601XX.

Of the top of my head, it goes, from straightest to slimmest:

1947 -> 1943 -> 1951 -> 661ZXX

 

The top block of the 661ZXX is quite a bit roomier than the 51’s - in fact it’s got more ass real estate than the 47’s or 43’s too. The leg is a good deal slimmer though.

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10 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

The top block of the 661ZXX is quite a bit roomier than the 51’s - in fact it’s got more ass real estate than the 47’s or 43’s too. The leg is a good deal slimmer though.

Nice to see you over here mate 

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20 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

The top block of the 661ZXX is quite a bit roomier than the 51’s - in fact it’s got more ass real estate than the 47’s or 43’s too. The leg is a good deal slimmer though.

A real carrot fit then with the real asstate to match. :tongue:

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Cheers Flash - it’s probably Double 0 Soul that’s caused this ... maybe I’ll claim my tenner from him ;)

Real Asstate is the perfect description IH :laugh:

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Bright and clear for a change - maybe a bit too bright for pics - but anyway Lot601XX 1951

 

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Always liked the 51 denim but my favourite was the 47 I had ... maybe lot 1 ??? Not entirely sure 

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@Flash - the tag would tell you which buddy. If you don’t have a tag and they’re washed and worn then it’s anyone’s guess :sad:

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There long gone mate , I sold pretty much everything once I found conners ( regret letting go of the 47's ) 

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@Flash nothing to regret, you’ve got a fine collection of alternatives 

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FW Turndown Collar Sweater Coat

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On 2/10/2020 at 12:54 PM, MJF9 said:

Anyone got any experience with FW type 2s?  Looking at the measurements of the size 44, pit to pit is 60cm but shoulders are 54cm. The shoulder measurement seems high - often a 60cm pit to pit has about a 50 shoulder measurement. Wondered how the fit plays out on them.

The 507XX is a bit more exaggerated than the 506XX as it should be but not as scalloped as you are suggesting. I wouldn’t suggest it’s a replica Type II (FW call it a 1951 Model ferchrissakes) but it’s more accurate than most re pocket positions and body length IMO - although the newer version has been inexplicably lengthened :huh:.  As regards sizing, I bought my usual FW jacket size (40) and it feels good.

Couple of pics below to compare the Type I and Type II

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@Duke Mantee thanks... I did wonder about the new length... appreciate the info

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Posted (edited)

@MJF9 absolutely pointless, and less authentic if that’s your thing, making it longer ...

An owners comparison

Edited by Duke Mantee

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For fit comparison - Bootleggers pre ‘28 Type I / Lot 213; Freewheelers Lot 506XX 1st (Type I Late ‘30s/ early ‘40s); Freewheelers Lot 507XX 1st (Type II)

 

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@Duke Mantee super details in the link and great fits on your jackets... top stuff...

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Duke that sweater is divine. I would love to get my hands on one of those.

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@the shivman there’s still the odd one available in stores - not many though since it was a very limited run. You’d definitely rock it B)

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What onlne shop sells freewheeles with accurate measurements?

 

their works shirts will they shrink if i use the dryer?

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@edmond - Genco is pretty good with measurements IMO - always been consistent with my findings. Hooosier isn’t ‘online’ as such but will provide you very specific information (measurements, pictures etc) on request.

That’s too general a question to answer - some shirts are designed to shrink, others not. Even then it might still depend on how long/how hot your dryer plans are.

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Thanks ! You got the site for genco?

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Posted (edited)

@Duke Manteethat Bootlegers type 1 fit is so dang perfect!! They all look great but that one takes the cake for me! 

Edited by ecsong187

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@ecsong187 thanks bro 

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Xpost from leather jackets

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Kind of a x-post from WAYWT

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