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6 hours ago, persco_ said:

^^ Perfect fit.

Thank you! 

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40 minutes ago, dudewuttheheck said:

that whole outfit is fantastic @srudy

appreciate that jake! ecru and leather is a winner.

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43 minutes ago, srudy said:

appreciate that jake! ecru and leather is a winner.

Absolutely! That's basically my uniform :P

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What's the quality & fit of Orgueil jackets? I've not seen them discussed much.

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13 hours ago, JDelage said:

What's the quality & fit of Orgueil jackets? I've not seen them discussed much.

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.

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They have orgueil leather jackets in clutch they didn’t have my size left to try on but you can see the quality is top end Japanese stuff 

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What the fuck! check out Orgueil's pricing at Clutch Cafe :ohmy:

The Orgueil Sack Coat i bought from Earthmarket, 7 or so years ago was only a couple of 100 quid..

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3 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

What the fuck! check out Orgueil's pricing at Clutch Cafe :ohmy:

The Orgueil Sack Coat i bought from Earthmarket, 7 or so years ago was only a couple of 100 quid..

You can order direct from Orgueil, and it's less expensive. I find Clutch and SOAS prices are very, very high. SOAS prices for RDT Coupen's are nearly twice the price as direct from Japan - not sure why.

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6 minutes ago, persco_ said:

You can order direct from Orgueil, and it's less expensive. I find Clutch and SOAS prices are very, very high. SOAS prices for RDT Coupen's are nearly twice the price as direct from Japan - not sure why.

Because it’s Laaandan Taan mate :laugh2:

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1 minute ago, Duke Mantee said:

Because it’s Laaandan Taan mate :laugh2:

:) I thought you'd reply quickly to that...  Must be the rents. Ha ha ha.

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5 minutes ago, persco_ said:

:) I thought you'd reply quickly to that...  Must be the rents. Ha ha ha.

Aye, that’s the usual ‘excuse’ :wink:. But if you can sell the same stuff for more money than your neighbours, then bravo I say ...

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Posted (edited)

Some of Orgueil's leather jackets look quite a bit more forgiving than FW's, on paper at least. I didn't look at the length though.

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11 hours ago, JDelage said:

Some of Orgueil's leather jackets look quite a bit more forgiving than FW's, on paper at least. I didn't look at the length though.

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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Damn, that's a nice jacket.

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1 hour ago, Broark said:

Damn, that's a nice jacket.

At last - your leather jacket ...

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1 minute ago, Duke Mantee said:

At last - your leather jacket ...

Now if someone just wants to spot me $2.1k, sure. :D
I've always leaned more towards the half-belt style personally. But mulling this one over...

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I wouldn't buy a second hand Brakey.. the leather is quite mouldable/plastersceney  and within a few days wear the arms stack as it moulds to your body shape, this stacking settles down massively within a month or two but those virgin wrinkles will always be apparent... i like vintage clothing and i'm quite happy to buy used denim even though the fades don't quite follow my regular fade pattern, the difference being, those jeans will be fucked in less than 2 years and chucked in the bin whereas a Brakeman will last you decades, if not the rest of your life therefore for a few 100 quid more you might as well make it your own from day one or it could always feel like you're wearing someone else's jacket, not a feeling you want when you've just splurged $2000...

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Yeah I was thinking the sam exact thing 00.
Looking at the creasing and comparing that to the price it's a no-go.
And like I said, if it was a Mulholland or Caboose I would probably be all over it.

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1 hour ago, Double 0 Soul said:

I wouldn't buy a second hand Brakey.. the leather is quite mouldable/plastersceney  and within a few days wear the arms stack as it moulds to your body shape, this stacking settles down massively within a month or two but those virgin wrinkles will always be apparent... i like vintage clothing and i'm quite happy to buy used denim even though the fades don't quite follow my regular fade pattern, the difference being, those jeans will be fucked in less than 2 years and chucked in the bin whereas a Brakeman will last you decades, if not the rest of your life therefore for a few 100 quid more you might as well make it your own from day one or it could always feel like you're wearing someone else's jacket, not a feeling you want when you've just splurged $2000...

Good point - although I was going to say to Broark the seller needs to knock at least $200~300 off the price 

1 hour ago, Broark said:

Yeah I was thinking the sam exact thing 00.
Looking at the creasing and comparing that to the price it's a no-go.
And like I said, if it was a Mulholland or Caboose I would probably be all over it.

You need to go new all the time based on Neal’s point - that’s how FW (and I guess then Shinki) horsehides are 

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Just need to plan my trip to Japan to try one on whenever COVID is finished. :rolleyes:

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On the other hand, if the price is right, you might be able to try & see if you like it, and then resell it at cost, more or less. So, there's that.

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True, I'm just more sold on a Mulholland or Caboose from a style perspective personally.

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