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Finding the right leather jacket can be tough. If this one is EVERYTHING that you want in a jacket then go for it. If there's any hesitation about some aspect of it than don't spend that kind if coin on it. It's another thing to spend $800 +/- and not have everything be perfect for your taste 

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Honestly the only thing making me think twice about the jacket is not being able to try it on first. Trying to get a trip planned to SF before they sell out of size 46.

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Maybe ask Kiya if he'd do a special return policy for you if it doesn't fit right since it's such an expensive item? 

A question I have about that jacket re: the belt/band at the back - I can't tell from the pics, but is the belt sewn to the back panel across the horizontal length at the top and bottom, or is it free floating and only sewn into the seam at the sides/ends? 

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The only thing I don’t like about leather jackets is weight loss.  As someone who has it gone through (and still going through) drastic weight loss, nothing is worse than having a jacket you can no longer wear because it’s now too big to wear.   I Had a leather jacket a while back that went through that tragedy. :(

Unlike jewerly, which can fit almost all body types, jackets can’t.  Just my .02

Go with the jacket but don’t make any drastic weight loss or weight gain decisions.

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Are there any heavily articulated cut jean brands? I'm looking for something Veilance/Lululemon level articulation, nothing insane like Acronym. I really want to give denim a try.

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What do you mean by articulated? Like cut with extra knee and crotch gussets, or? Never heard that term used in the context of clothes before

If you want to give denim a try you can just get any old pair of jeans, there’s really not much to them

I think Endrime made some jeans with a bunch of extra folds of fabric at the knee if that’s what you’re looking for

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Perhaps they could articulate their request a bit better? B)

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5 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

Perhaps they could articulate their request a bit better? B)

Haha, my bad. I thought I was clear enough when I referenced Veilance and Lululemon. I mean articulated as in the clothing is sewn in a way as to improve mobility, and free range of motion.

I don't like regular jean cuts, simply not my preference. Just curious what the options are out there, as denim isn't (normally) stretchy so I was curious if someone had done cuts/sewing similar to those two brands in order to compensate for that. 

 Image result for veilance articulated

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Right on. Yeah, Endrime comes to mind as having done some weird non-standard cuts in the past. Overall, you might have better luck asking over on reddit; they might be more familiar with the other brands you’re referencing

In general, haven’t seen many jeans with that sort of features—as Roy puts it, jeans are pretty fundamentally an ill-fitting garment, and most higher-end jeans companies seem to embrace that rather than fighting it

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G-Star comes to mind when considering your question but, then you gotta ask yourself...really?

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Mister Freedom Okinawa Ranch Blouse or TCB (new) Triple Pleat Blouse?

Both?.....

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I can't speak highly enough of the MF Okinawa Ranch Blouse. Love it. Details galore. Awesome fabric. Awesome fit.

New TCB looks good. Did you check out Bowery Blue Makers triple pleat? I really like it. Foxy has one and some pics in the BBM thread. It looks great.

If choosing a priority order, MF would be my numero uno.

However it has to both mate!!!

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^ thanks guys

'Both' is what I was hoping to hear if I'm being honest. 

More likley that I'll aim for the MF first as well - it's been the denim jacket I've wanted to buy for a while. 

Thanks

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^ LVC v TCB v Bowery Blue would be a difficult triple pleat triple dilemma

Good luck - keep us posted

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Did anyone here buy the Freenote shearling-lined denim coat per chance? Feel free to DM me if yes...

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Fullcount vs sugar cane vs denime vs eternal 

looking for a vintage denim that fades nicely with time. Trying to not go for the super high contrast fading jeans. 

I had a pair of SExSC 509 that I loved but no longer fitted me and loved the way it faded

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Totally different in terms of fit.
Do you want a 50s wide and straight leg or a slimish tapered pair of jeans?

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I want to get a Type 3 denim jacket, and have narrowed it down to a couple options. 

Vintage Flat Head Type 3, in good shape (leaning towards this one).

https://www.sapporo-base.jp/SHOP/HDO_001.html  

https://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2087  The pockets on this one seem like a good idea.

 

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Any recommendations for wool button/snap front shirts? 

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Where can I find a superb waxed cotton jacket? Is Barbour the top of the food chain? Thank you.

For context: I am looking for a raincoat with hood & hand warmers. I generally don't have to deal with subfreezing temps, so the IH parka is probably overkill for me...

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If you wanna have something special Barbour has some nice collabs with engineered garments and Margaret Howell. Their tokito range is also worth looking into.

Filson also springs to mind.

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For barbour Tokito, EG, MH as above. Also Dept B (their own in house special department ) and the new MIJ range 

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Anyone have any recommendations for 1/4 zips? I know The Real McCoy's did one last year, but haven't found another one on that same level recently.

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