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lol @ brobrobrobro
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Just threw it on for you guys. No lifestyle pics involving the girlfriend I'm afraid.

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Originally Posted by NotClever View Post
 

 

If I had to guess I'd say that they're not getting finished in strictly chronological order.

 

Which is why I suggested a 'range of dates'. It seems so simple and would save a lot of arse-ache.

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I don't like to be "that guy" but in terms of just knowing where your order is in the general thick of things I believe that it's more like...

 

1. Order in which it came in subject to the below.

2. Similarity of product to other orders so that bulk cutting and sewing can take place.

3. Speed at which the workshop in question produces (may be heterogeneous and the elderly workers don't have the hand-eye coordination to work as fast as half a decade ago)

4. Availability of raw material on specific day/week in question (rarer colours need the TOJ boys to go out and source just before production for optimal working capital management efficiency)

5. Quality control processing (do the measurements line up within 95% CI and is the colour/model correct? Is the stitching ok?)

 

I don't think Drew has a real-time inventory management system to keep track of WIP. To check anything he'd need to call the workshop in question, get them to stop work and look for the order. 

 

I also don't think having a range of dates given the customer would help all that much. If he promised a range of dates he'd need to deliver on that, and if the order was a weirder/non-standard order like my red calf BCDR that would mean halting production on other jackets. I'd trust the decision-making of the workers making the product usually in terms of finishing it at optimum speed, so that may end up pushing orders for a whole bunch of people back just to finish one jacket. Drew may also not have any control over what the workers do, they are working for themselves after all and aren't really accountable to him so long as he doesn't have the option to costlessly switch to other firms (holdup problem). Of course I'm talking without really knowing what anyone ordered, but that seems like a good enough reason for Drew to not promise dates.

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Originally Posted by tonyboy View Post
 

I don't like to be "that guy" but in terms of just knowing where your order is in the general thick of things I believe that it's more like...

 

1. Order in which it came in subject to the below.

2. Similarity of product to other orders so that bulk cutting and sewing can take place.

3. Speed at which the workshop in question produces (may be heterogeneous and the elderly workers don't have the hand-eye coordination to work as fast as half a decade ago)

4. Availability of raw material on specific day/week in question (rarer colours need the TOJ boys to go out and source just before production for optimal working capital management efficiency)

5. Quality control processing (do the measurements line up within 95% CI and is the colour/model correct? Is the stitching ok?)

 

I don't think Drew has a real-time inventory management system to keep track of WIP. To check anything he'd need to call the workshop in question, get them to stop work and look for the order. 

 

I also don't think having a range of dates given the customer would help all that much. If he promised a range of dates he'd need to deliver on that, and if the order was a weirder/non-standard order like my red calf BCDR that would mean halting production on other jackets. I'd trust the decision-making of the workers making the product usually in terms of finishing it at optimum speed, so that may end up pushing orders for a whole bunch of people back just to finish one jacket. Drew may also not have any control over what the workers do, they are working for themselves after all and aren't really accountable to him so long as he doesn't have the option to costlessly switch to other firms (holdup problem). Of course I'm talking without really knowing what anyone ordered, but that seems like a good enough reason for Drew to not promise dates.

 

I'm not suggesting any speculation or promises. Just a range of dates when shipped items were ordered.

 

Would mean their lead times are more accurately reported, which I suspect is the real issue.

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Originally Posted by tonyboy View Post
 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Just threw it on for you guys. No lifestyle pics involving the girlfriend I'm afraid.

 

Did you get this with the last shipment, or have you had it for a while?

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Real nice jacket (red calf BCDR) but there's something about your pose or the bunching on the side that is present when it's zipped that makes the fit very unflattering.
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Aaaand this is why a channel quilted red band collar jacket only works at Comic-Con or on male models...

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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post
 

Aaaand this is why a channel quilted red band collar jacket only works at Comic-Con or on male models...

 

Nah he could wear it fine it just needs to be styled beter.  Worn open over a white tee and some black jeans it would look good. 

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I think it just doesn't suit his body type, he lacks a predominant v-taper
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Originally Posted by PDinh View Post

Real nice jacket (red calf BCDR) but there's something about your pose or the bunching on the side that is present when it's zipped that makes the fit very unflattering.

 

It's because he doesn't have good body proportions (sorry) 

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Drew's almost deaf. How is he gonna call the workshops? He personally sources all of the leather and delivers it to the shops.
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Originally Posted by Leather View Post

It's because he doesn't have good body proportions (sorry) 
I thought it was a girl?
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BCDR looks fine on you Tony

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I like Tony's jacket a lot actually

 

When do you guys think I'll be able to tell if my jacket was in this batch or not? 

 

Even though it's a late june order, I'm hoping not.

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