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Has anyone had luck contacting TS customer service lately?

 

Ordered a pair of Chinos in Slim and they sent Democratic.

 

I have sent multiple emails and called at least a dozen times with no response or answer...

 

Of course I know its the busiest time of year but these were a gift to myself for the holidays and was looking forward to wearing them!

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Originally Posted by 09alloy View Post
 

Has anyone had luck contacting TS customer service lately?

 

Ordered a pair of Chinos in Slim and they sent Democratic.

 

I have sent multiple emails and called at least a dozen times with no response or answer...

 

Of course I know its the busiest time of year but these were a gift to myself for the holidays and was looking forward to wearing them!

@09alloy drop me a line bud with your Shopify Order # and i'll see what's happening... We didn't quite predict the increase in inbounds this year so apologizes on the delay.

My email is mikeg@taylorstitch.com

 

cheers

post #2388 of 3308

got the season's version of the work shirt (in pine) yesterday — another fine makeup.  somewhat softer to the touch than last year's i think and trued up to the usual TS fit (though i am a great fan of last year's work shirt fit, slightly more room in the upper chest, that for me at least made sense w. the heavier cloth).  also catching a diagonal pattern in the weave i didn't see in the workshop pics, but sort of catch it in them now that i have the piece IRL.  

 

really taken w. that millerain fabric on the rover, esp. balanced w. the brown moleskin, though the overall makeup not my thing — i'm an old dude and still scoff when i see city folk break out a barbour.  that said, the TS project and wayfaring jackets dial it down to gobsmack.

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I gave my wife the Katherine shirt in dark indigo star and it is a knockout on her! The design and tailoring that went into its creation are evident at first glance.
I received the Triple Needle Moto shirt in Navy and love it as well. It is almost enough jacket for a Charleston winter by itself. Two great purchases that are going to be enjoyed.
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Maybe I'm just being dumb, but I can't find the estimated ship date for the ISC work shirt. Anyone remember when it should be going out?

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Originally Posted by brooks23 View Post
 

Maybe I'm just being dumb, but I can't find the estimated ship date for the ISC work shirt. Anyone remember when it should be going out?


Says to ship 1/11 - 1/14.  You can check for future by clicking workshop, and scrolling down to in production.  They list the ship dates right under the item.  Let us know how that shirt is when it arrives.  I really like the look of the canvas and don't have anything like it.

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So how snug should the moto jacket fit? It's a crazy awesome jacket, but I'm not sure if it's too tight. It zips up just fine - it's more of right across the chest that feels off. Arms formward feels fine. Arms at my sides...feels a little restricted. I was thinking this kind of leather seems like something that will stretch/mold to you, but figured I'd ask...

 

For what it's worth, I've got on a thicker flannel for this sudden appearance of winter, but I didn't expect much of an issue from it until I zipped the jacket up.

 

EDIT: Typos...


Edited by th3buhbuh - 1/4/16 at 9:48am
post #2393 of 3308
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Originally Posted by th3buhbuh View Post

So how snug should the moto jacket fit? It's a crazy awesome jacket, but I'm not sure if it's too tight. It zips up just fine - it's more of right across the chest that feels off. Arms formward feels fine. Arms at my sizeds...feels a little restricted. I was thinking this kind of leather seems like something that will stretch/mold to you, but figured I'd ask...

For what it's worth, I've got on a thicker flannel for this sudden appearance of winter, but I didn't expect much of an issue from it until I zipped the jacket up.
I wonder the same thing. Amazing fit when it's open, but when zipped up my shoulders feel constricted and like they're being squeezed forward. If I put my shoulders back and my chest out, it almost feels like I'm stretching it to the limit (even though I don't think I am). But like you said, when my arms are forward, say, on my bike, it feels fine.
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Did you both go with your TS shirt size on the moto jacket?
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Originally Posted by whatjones View Post

Did you both go with your TS shirt size on the moto jacket?

I did. I go Medium (40) in all TS shirts (including the Maritime ones) and generally feel comfortable in those.

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Originally Posted by SerialComma View Post


I wonder the same thing. Amazing fit when it's open, but when zipped up my shoulders feel constricted and like they're being squeezed forward. If I put my shoulders back and my chest out, it almost feels like I'm stretching it to the limit (even though I don't think I am). But like you said, when my arms are forward, say, on my bike, it feels fine.

 

Similar experience here. The gusseting (potential misuse of technical term) in the back allows for easy reaching forward. Makes sense that it feels right when you're riding. When I have it zipped, I do feel constricted across the chest. Not uncomfortable, just "hmm, should it be like that?" My plan is to wear it and hope through regular range of motion and normal activity it will shape up right.

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I did. I go Medium (40) in all TS shirts (including the Maritime ones) and generally feel comfortable in those.
I also went with my usual TS size (42).
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Originally Posted by SerialComma View Post


I also went with my usual TS size (42).

Hey all

Glad so many of you went in on the workshop and helped to make our first leather jacket such a successful release.

After I saw all similar questions, we called up Golden Bear and asked them directly about the jacket sizing and what they thought about the sizing. 

 

Firstly, they understood the issue and affirmed this is something they have seen and had to explain to customers for years. Cheri at Golden Bear likened the jacket to a baseball glove. Just as a glove needs to be conditioned with shaving cream, a ball, twine and maybe the help of your oven - this jacket also needs to be conditioned. As we don't recommend shaving cream or the oven trick, Cheri said that there is no substitute for wearing it around. The more you wear it around, the quicker it will condition itself and loosen up.

 

Cheri also said they make the leather jackets for the SFPD and that they use a leather twice as thick. Often the officers ask her the same question about tightness in the chest. She actually tells them to do all the exercises they would do at the gym in the leather jacket, and usually the officers will come back bewildered how quickly the jacket breaks in. 

 

In summary, the jacket should start a little tight in the chest. If it is really tight and totally hindering your movement, you should consider sizing up. The jacket needs conditioning and will stretch in tighter areas to fit you like a glove. If you wear the jacket once a week, expect that conditioning period to take around three months. If you wear it everyday, it should start really fitting well in 3-4 weeks.

 

Hope that helps. Feel free to DM me or just bomb away any questions.

 

Here's to a grand 2016,

mg

 

cc: @th3buhbuh, @SerialComma, @oynag

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Originally Posted by mikegnthensome View Post

She actually tells them to do all the exercises they would do at the gym in the leather jacket, and usually the officers will come back bewildered how quickly the jacket breaks in.

I'm not sure how me blasting high-rep curls in the squat rack will mold the jacket's chest but ooooookaaaay.

Thanks for the research. Time to start sleeping in it.
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great to know Mike. My wife is going to look at me funny when I start doing pushups and bench presses in it, but whatever it takes biggrin.gif
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