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I've been thinking about sizing up from my ordered CWU in 48-ish to a stock 50. Because I'd be able to layer more and also I think it would be easier to sell it if I wanted to. The thing is I worry about the shoulders: they're 18.6" for the sz50 and my other jackets are 17.5". Is 0.5" on each shoulder too much? I think it would for a DR but maybe for a bomber it's not so bad. What do you guys think?
Nick's has--or used to have--Mexcel leather available, but I'm pretty sure they also offer Horween's CXL now. I got a pair in Natural and I've seen pics of guys getting pairs in olive CXL, and no mention of it being a different, non-Horween version of CXL. There are different grades (is it the right word?) of CXL--e.g. the one used by Wolverine and the one used by Viberg--but I wouldn't know what grade Nick's uses. Is it better than, say, White's? Beats me.
I got a pair of Nick's a few weeks ago. I guess they're Roberts in natural CXL (lined). Here they are next to my White's BH. I wish I had either gone for a cuban heel or a lowered block heel.
How's the prototype coming, Thurston Bros? Will we get to see it in the next couple of weeks?
Leather for sure. Is the toe of your boots unstructured or single celastic? They look great.
From the DR thread:I like it! I'm also glad you went with slimmer shoulders than the Junya models.Are we still a long way off from the prototype? What leather will this jacket be? Z150?
What will be the zipper configuration for the cafe' racer? Or what Vanson model is it based on?
I get the impression you called Kyle (as opposed to emailing him) and I think you got this wrong.He told me he suggests lining for CXL and exotic leathers, and none for thicker leathers like distressed smooth.
Try emailing Baker's again. I gave them my measurements during the weekend and they replied monday morning.
The updated M (21.75 p2p, 18.25 s2s) works better for me.
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