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Originally Posted by PDinh View Post

Was originally gonna order a sand tan collared moto but now thinking of either the medium or dark whiskey calfskin. Those two colors are so damn rich and handsome looking.

agreed, I think the collared in the medium would be incredible. Pretty tempted myself.
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Collared moto in the dark whiskey color for that Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inception swag. nod[1].gif
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I need to call upon the collective "wisdom" of SF, and on Drew in particular.

Going to order myself a birthday jacket in the next week or two, and have some decisions to make. Something not black.

I've convinced myself that a 4-zip 2011 moto would look awesome in sand tan. I don't think I want a collared moto, since it's a little too staid for my tastes. A bcdr isn't the answer either. I'm not convinced on the band-collar of the moto jacket either.

Basically I just need someone to confirm that this would look awesome, and that I'm not crazy. Oh, and drew, if you have anything even whiter than the sand tan, now would be a swell time to let me know happy.gif

halp me oh grate sf
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Thread Starter 
would look good, but you got the tan Bball - get a medium whisky 4-zip Moto. It will deliver.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

would look good, but you got the tan Bball - get a medium whisky 4-zip Moto. It will deliver.

Would love to see this.
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I sent an email for an order a few days ago. Is it normal to not hear anything for a while?

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Thread Starter 
bump yourself up if you haven't heard from me in a few days. Emails get read and marked read, but sometimes I get caught up with something else while I'm replying or it'll push on my iPhone with 3 others and get marked read.
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speaking of bball jackets, can I still order one? I'm thinking about a navy one...
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gotta be persistent with your order, contact every other day if you haven't heard from them. the volume drew does is pretty high

+1 on the CWU45 pics. drew, do you have pics of you wearing it during your vacation? or of when you gave to winq?
Edited by uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx - 9/16/11 at 6:07pm
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Will the Chesterfield be available this coming season?
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Thread Starter 
yes, Chesterfield will be avaialable, slight mods, same pattern.

I don't think there are any CWU pics I didn't post - it was 100 degrees out East during July so I could only wear it in LA.
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Has anyone gotten the CWU45 at all? Id like to see more pics. Hopefully in brown

Ordered one this morning, in black lamb though. Is my order confirmed, Drew? smile.gif

Why are bombers more difficult to construct out of calf... is it just because the construction details require you to stitch through multiple layers of leather and the thickness becomes too great? Guess I'm thinking of the pockets mainly, it seems like the moto and DR have fewer external details = fewer layers of leather to punch through.
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Had a guy come up and smell my leather several times tonight at the club. Think he was straight since he made his girlfriend touch and smell the leather as well.
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I've got a red hot nut for the toj1 and moto, collared or not.
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post


Ordered one this morning, in black lamb though. Is my order confirmed, Drew? smile.gif

Why are bombers more difficult to construct out of calf... is it just because the construction details require you to stitch through multiple layers of leather and the thickness becomes too great? Guess I'm thinking of the pockets mainly, it seems like the moto and DR have fewer external details = fewer layers of leather to punch through.


you are confirmed, read your email.

Bombers are made by a different guy than the Riders jacket guy. The Bomber jacket guy is actually a former Marine, wears a leather Bomber of his own creation daily as well. How he came from being a Marine to making awesome leather jackets, I don't know. Anyway, the Bomber guy is a bit clinical, he puts saran wrap on the leather to protect it as it goes through the machine and then takes it off once the jacket is done. His work is always impeccable, without fail. His downsides are two: he likes traditional and simplistic jackets, and it's unspoken thus far but I can tell he likes making flight jacket inspired pieces, so that is what I give him to make. Also, he is fussy about his sewing machine and likes making the lamb jackets because they turn out great. The seaming is clean, it's easy to run through with the machine, you can do good stuff with it, because of the density. Horse usually results in more rustic arm scyes and seams that can't lay completely flat.

The guy who makes Rider's jackets, I call him the Korean Andy Warhol, because well, he looks like that, and he's a fucking artist. He does not sew, he makes his wife sew and that's the duo, and he just cuts the leather and directs the pieces actually, so he's less sympathetic about complexity, the material thickness, etc. His wife is mega talented with the machine though. She made the TOJ fishtail, peacoat, chesterfield, and tons of other stuff too, so anybody with one of those can attest to her sewing skills. Really unmatchable. Anyway, those two people take on horsehide and calf because they have a softer, more artistic bent, and like to see things come together like puzzles. They're pretty laid back, and I leave it to them to show me what they can do from my directions. They never fail me. It's just a matter of diverting the different designs to the most able person, and since I have two very disparate personalities on the sewing machines, I give them what they can do best and will enjoy doing most. The lady liked making the QDR's, because they're an awesome show of her skills, probably some of the best work she's done in her life. The Marine likes making all the nice flight jackets, because they have a male romanticism, especially for an ex-military guy who sews.
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