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post #1276 of 44930
looks like a good fit on that bomber. is that the lamb?
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that is the light grey lamb, actually. I think we made either just one or two of those, that was awhile ago.
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mmmmmm got tracking info for my cracked pepper chesterfield.

check it, because it might show up today. We shipped that lot 2 or 3 days ago, it should be arriving.
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photocredits: P

so glad i picked this up on b&s. quality exceeded all expectations.
leather is crazy soft. ribbing is thick and rich in colour.

This colorway is sick. Really like it a lot. With regard to the sleeves, is the consensus that they should stack like that, i.e. pretty long? It seems if you straightened them they would extend well beyond your finger tips. I think the stacking looks good in this photo, though. I know it's personal preference, but wondered some opinions..
post #1280 of 44930
Just got into customs historically it gets stuck there for 24 hours, so I'll have it by monday
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whoaaaaa did USPS really stop Saturday deliveries already?
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This colorway is sick. Really like it a lot. With regard to the sleeves, is the consensus that they should stack like that, i.e. pretty long? It seems if you straightened them they would extend well beyond your finger tips. I think the stacking looks good in this photo, though. I know it's personal preference, but wondered some opinions..

he bought it off B+S and not us, so it's likely the sizing is a bit different than if he were to size a jacket through Charly.
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Sorry if this is stupid but what is B+S? edit: nevermind, buying and selling forum :P
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check it, because it might show up today. We shipped that lot 2 or 3 days ago, it should be arriving.

Any word on the next lot of Chesterfields? I'm assuming I'm in the next lot ...
post #1285 of 44930
So is the leather swatch just to the right of the white one is what? Is that whiskey lamb?
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^ you're right, that's whiskey. The white is definitely more sand with hints of elephant-y grey, though. I think all the colors are a shade washed out by the iPhone pic.
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^ you're right, that's whiskey. The white is definitely more sand with hints of elephant-y grey, though. I think all the colors are a shade washed out by the iPhone pic.

Noice. That's currently available for a bomber make up then? This may have been discussed ad nauseam, but what's your opinion on lamb vs. calf for a bomber? I know I've heard your lamb leathers aren't super delicate or anything, but I believe the calf is tougher than lamb and harder to break in, but your opinion on the leather type on a bomber would be great to hear.
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it is, and that is lamb; to be really honest, I prefer lamb for everything. They're obviously not jackets for really riding a bike in, but lamb falls nicely on your right out of the box, you can wear it a little slimmer because it stretches and doesn't crease hard in your elbows or pits like the harder leathers do, and it looks really fucking cool when you have a Bomber in A-2 style but it's cut trimly, see what BoO is doing this season (and what I've done for 2 years now with the Bomber - I<3Bacon wears the very first prototype and wears it well, it may not even come across slimly enough in pics but it definitely is, because it was made for me ) The thick lamb we have (which is all of those colors except the red, which is mid-thickness) is something really nice, not run of the mill stuff. That's why I tend to use it on all sorts of things, like varsity jacket sleeves, coat trimmings, there will be more; it's 'ours' if anything were. Other makers make leathers in Korea here using the same garment leather sources that we do, like Geller, etc, but they don't step up the extra $1-2/square to the nicer lamb that we use, because a larger sized leather jacket with detailing can be 50 squares per jacket. They tend to stay with the thin Italian nappa hides that are more standard and run fairly cheaply, it's genuine leather as opposed to full on aniline dye leather like I prefer to use, which has a transparent, deep finish with several color layers and a full grain, as opposed to the painted-on opaque finish that covers blemished or split-down hides.
post #1289 of 44930
regret not getting the bomber when it was A-2 style instead of the current G-1 style, any chance the A-2 style will be made again?
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it is, and that is lamb;

to be really honest, I prefer lamb for everything. They're obviously not jackets for really riding a bike in, but lamb falls nicely on your right out of the box, you can wear it a little slimmer because it stretches and doesn't crease hard in your elbows or pits like the harder leathers do, and it looks really fucking cool when you have a Bomber in A-2 style but it's cut trimly, see what BoO is doing this season (and what I've done for 2 years now with the Bomber - I<3Bacon wears the very first prototype and wears it well, it may not even come across slimly enough in pics but it definitely is, because it was made for me )
The thick lamb we have (which is all of those colors except the red, which is mid-thickness) is something really nice, not run of the mill stuff. That's why I tend to use it on all sorts of things, like varsity jacket sleeves, coat trimmings, there will be more; it's 'ours' if anything were. Other makers make leathers in Korea here using the same garment leather sources that we do, like Geller, etc, but they don't step up the extra $1-2/square to the nicer lamb that we use, because a larger sized leather jacket with detailing can be 50 squares per jacket. They tend to stay with the thin Italian nappa hides that are more standard and run fairly cheaply, it's genuine leather as opposed to full on aniline dye leather like I prefer to use, which has a transparent, deep finish with several color layers and a full grain, as opposed to the painted-on opaque finish that covers blemished or split-down hides.

whoever is updating the blog should add a "shud i get a caf or lmb lthrs" tab.
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