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7 minutes ago, Broark said:

Not sure I get the reference Doc. :D

Daughter of Elvis. She married Michael Jackson. Jackson coat. And Michael Jackson said 'Hee hee' alot, or was it just some twisted brit tv show? Don't worry, it's just me (Doc) who's probably been self isolating for too long.

Anyway, l find it amusing generally some of the names of FW products. Brown Steamed donkeys gets me every time..

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Now it makes sense, I forgot she was ever married to Michael!

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4 minutes ago, Broark said:

Now it makes sense, I forgot she was ever married to Michael!

So did Michael, allegedly ;)

 

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49 minutes ago, Dr_Heech said:

Anyway, l find it amusing generally some of the names of FW products. Brown Steamed donkeys gets me every time..

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Tsk ... :sleep:

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The best part about the FW names for me is that so many of their items are named after places and landmarks in the pnw. Darius Kinsey & the old logging photos obviously had a great impact on their vision.

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jacket 
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vest and shirt 

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jacket I sold last year

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db tour jeans

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Bootleggers Pacific Coast Highway, Goatskin, Burgundy x Gold #0531001

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Freewheelers Brakeman Coat, Horsehide, Canyon Brown #1531004

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Freewheelers Journeyman Work Coat, Deerskin, Jet Black #1641127

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Freewheelers Spartan Leather Sportswear Mulholland, Horsehide, Vintage Black #1621016

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A couple of non-Freewheelers (but still Freewheelers :blink:) - the first is one of my long time favourites 

Barnstormers 1910s Baseball Style Warm-up Sweater, Wool 70%/Cotton 30% Beach Cloth, Rust Orange  #J12-03RO

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Bootleggers Lee 91b (I’ll need to dig out the details)

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@Duke Mantee - How do you find the Brakeman & Journeyman? How do they differ when you wear them?

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On 5/21/2020 at 11:49 AM, JDelage said:

@Duke Mantee - How do you find the Brakeman & Journeyman? How do they differ when you wear them?

They don’t differ much at all if it’s feel you’re asking - and clearly there’s quite a difference in style, although fundamentally they are very similar coats.

The fit is similar across the shoulders and chest but the journeyman is a little bit more a-line. Deerskin feels more supple when it’s new but the horsehide becomes very soft after a bit of wear, however it’s the lining that you feel (or impacts the feel) when wearing a jacket so I don’t think the shell matters as much as many would like to believe.

That’s not to say it doesn’t matter whether you buy horse, deer or any other leather because obviously they have their own characteristics - the grain, colour etc. are all important for the look.

I (probably - but it might depend on the day) prefer the brakeman, because I feel the pocket flaps on the journeyman make a big statement about the style. However, my mates think the brakeman looks 70s drug dealer/pimp so I guess it depends on whose eyes are doing the looking :laugh:

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Does the 601XX denim gets fully shrunk after a good wash, or is it one of those fabrics (looking at you, black seed cone!) that shrinks over several washes? Wondering if I should get my pair hemmed right away or wait a few more cycles...

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I've tried blasting my '43s in the wash several times to get more shrink in the inseam, hasn't really happened.
They were purchased one washed and did not really shrink much more in the inseam (unfortunately). 

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Washed won’t shrink - tightens up after a wash then breaks again

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OK. Mines are unwashed so I think they'll shrink this one time, but it sounds like I can safely hem them afterwards. Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, JDelage said:

OK. Mines are unwashed so I think they'll shrink this one time, but it sounds like I can safely hem them afterwards. Thank you.

The unwashed I’d suggest to wash twice to be sure - compare the unwashed to washed size charts

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Some old classics

Freewheelers 1910 U.S. Navy Overcoat, Original Heavyweight Wool Melton, Navy #931013 ... this is a beautifully tailored pea coat

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Freewheelers 1920s U.S. Navy Double Breasted Shawl Collar Coat, 11oz Denim, Indigo #1021006

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9 hours ago, lefty said:

The cinch on the FW pulls the belt loops - which are inextricably and inexplicably sewn over the cinch, making it look like they really ran out of room for all of the ornaments they wanted to pack on. 

The front pocket would be partly blocked by a belt due to the bizarre design. 

Shame. The denim looks great. 

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Those are based on these (but I’m sure with some FW standard parts):

Boss of the Road Painter Pants

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Freewheelers Oregon Trail, Early 1900s Mackenzie Woolen Mills Indian Blanket 70% Wool/30% Cotton, Camel x Red x Green #1031008

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Freewheelers Burnham Engineer’s Military Style Coat, 11oz Cotton Duck, Yellow-Brown #1421006

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Freewheelers M-1938 Mackinaw Coat, Vintage Yarn Dyed Chino Cloth, Dry Beige #1521012

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21 minutes ago, Dr_Heech said:

^reminds me of the coat worn by 'Jake the peg'  ;)

Didn’t take you for a Rolf Harris fan Doc :ohmy:

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27 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

Didn’t take you for a Rolf Harris fan Doc :ohmy:

That was where my thought process was going in regards to yourself Duke old chum.

Anyways it was just a wild guess (until l see the matching trousers that is :P)

 

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Freewheelers Ironhead Work Jacket, Original Heavyweight Moleskin, Yarn Dyed Bronze #1621016

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Freewheelers Wigwam, Original Ombré Check Tweed Melton, Bordeaux x Burgundy #1631028

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