Mike or Dylan - think it would ever be possible for MTO rivets to have an option for patch back pockets, if I want something a bit more casual? I may be an anomaly, but I really like that look when i've seen it elsewhere.
Anyone pre-ordering the elephant 5 denim jacket? ~$200 for a 20 oz, well fitting jacket in a decent looking denim is a pretty good deal IMO, even though I'm pretty over the type III model. I tried on another N&F jacket and do think they are one of the few brands that actually gets the sleeves right, largely due to their taper. Blousy sleeves don't work when raw IMO, and I don't feel like dealing with them for the months it would take to break them in. Just wish it came...
True. I guess the few places I've looked recently have raised their prices to reflect the weaker yen (so the pricing is pretty consistent with the usual~$700-800), but I admit that I haven't looked very hard. I'll give some of the Japanese retailers a look later today.
I wouldn't be surprised if each jacket counted as at least 10%. It looks like a great piece, but ~146 (which would be 5% per backer) seems like a lot for an $875 jacket in a design that is fairly common. No doubt the specs and leather are top notch and worth every penny, though.