My view of this thread is probably a little different than most, because I've had Distorbiant on block for about 6 months. However, kudos to him for being the squeaky wheel that seems to have unholstered the grease gun.
1. Black calf moto -- classic, all business, can wear to work or to go out2. Brown CWU -- casual, all american look3. Black goat or lamb 2010 double rider -- fashion, like the high/low aesthetic between biker look but sleek leather.OR full-on quilted suede MDR, but that's not going to age well. Just my opinion. BTW, didn't Epaulet do a navy double rider recently? It went into their sale section IIRC.
Those derbies look super. I'd like to point out though that the left and right lace pieces don't match in a lot of the pairs from the gmto. Not sure what's up with that.
I have a pair of AE seconds with the same issue and it bugs me. I can live with it for the price, however.
So...I'm now living in Paris, and my last two pairs of Allen Edmonds (MacNeil and Dalton boot) are getting a little bit shabby. AE is basically my price range ($300-400), and with shipping and potential customs hit it's not really worth it to buy from here. (In a more wealthier life I'd be an Alden and Vass man...)
I've poked around a bit and think that Loake 1880s or Herring Classic Range might fit the bill. For those who own both AE and Loake 1880s, is there a...
If it helps you, I am exactly your size and was given almost exactly the same measurements for a CM. I might go a half-inch longer on the front measurements, need to go check again against other jackets.I told Charlie I'd be wearing a T or light button down, with potentially some room for a light sweater.Also, in that pic of Vaalbara, above, the sleeves look great, but the shoulders are just a tad wider than the look I'm going for, and I wouldn't even go 0.1 inch longer...
I still think the arms and body are too long for that style of jacket (cafe racer/moto). Not saying it needs to be skintight, but look at how the Epaulet model wears his on the site. The sleeves end above the base of the thumb and the jacket hits just below the bottom of the belt. Yours is 2-3'" longer.I guess what I would say is that for the price -- this is a coat you potentially will be wearing for decades -- I'd want a perfect fit. Especially because you can get an...
To be honest that Wyatt is too big on you. Too long in body and esp. sleeves, an you have room in shoulders, too. I'd exchange for smaller size.
Too-large leather jackets are one of my no-nos.
^^Sorry, wasn't clear, yes the "reverse seam" shirts have the twisted placket and interior pockets.
However, I have a very early SA shirt that only has the twisted placket -- the seams are normal and the pocket is on the exterior. It also has much larger diameter buttons than the later/current ones.
After about 2002 or so they added the other details -- I don't particularly like the interior pocket, too gimmicky, but the placket and reverse seam are kind of cool and not...
^^i still have some SA shirts from the early 2000. The buttons are really substantial and the fabrics held up really well. They were 170 or so then so not cheap. In ht e past few years I've hit up the sample sales and noticed a slight drop in quality, esp. The buttons.
Regarding the twisted placket: you know you can untwist them with an iron?
Sizing is Tts, with the twisted seam being slimmer than the oxfords. A SA medium is the same as a Gitman vintage m, believe it or...