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post #10081 of 10356

Can a tailor really shorten those L1 sleeves from the cuff?

 

Shortening from the shoulder is gonna be at least $100.

post #10082 of 10356

Thankfully...

 

and also thankfully.

 

Agreed that it's probably more of a pain than it's really worth. My wife is an adept seamstress, so really, I'm set. It's just a matter of getting to do that instead of her crafts. lol

 

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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


At least it's an easier part of the jacket to get tailored.
We're (SF) not most people. Offering custom tailoring sounds like a headache to me.
post #10083 of 10356

Exactly what I'd like to know. I can't imagine the cost being inexpensive, but ultimately it will be worthwhile. The L1 is actually a very nice jacket.

 

My Golden Bear does fit better though. It's a M, and the sleeves are perfect. In Gustin sizing, I need an L for all measurements but the sleeves (particularly over a sweater). The Gustin M would only be a little tight at this time, mainly around my chest and shoulders. I would still probably want to take the sleeves up.

 

I'd love to see more custom sizing available, but that's just not possible at this time.

 

But enough about me...

 

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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post
 

Can a tailor really shorten those L1 sleeves from the cuff?

 

Shortening from the shoulder is gonna be at least $100.

post #10084 of 10356
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Edited by mountainman3520 - 10/1/16 at 11:52pm
post #10085 of 10356
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Hmmm I think the MSRP on these shoes is $154.  Trying to sell them for a profit on the Gustin discussion forum?

Seems like that must violate some forum rule.  This probably belongs on a classified ad forum, right?

If Gustin offered these tomorrow you'd be lucky to have them in your hands in 2.5 months. I waited. Whoever buys these will have them in days, not months.

Why don't you go find out, I'll be right here.
post #10086 of 10356
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If Gustin offered these tomorrow you'd be lucky to have them in your hands in 2.5 months. I waited. Whoever buys these will have them in days, not months.

Why don't you go find out, I'll be right here.

 

The moderators apparently agreed that your post was not in the correct location and deleted it.

post #10087 of 10356

My Okayama Standards are in my suitcase, and I'm on the way to Japan.  I'm considering having them hemmed while I'm there - there's a place near my hotel that does chain-stitching there called...

 

...Okayama Denim  :)

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Do you gents watch you new denim & chino before getting them hemmed?
post #10089 of 10356
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Do you gents watch you new denim & chino before getting them hemmed?

 

I think that is the general recommendation, especially for unsanforized denim.

 

If the hotel can handle it, I'm going to soak my Okayamas in the tub a couple times and then have the hotel do a super-gentle washing (I wouldn't even ask or risk it anywhere else in the world).  If they can't, I'll just leave 'em in the shipping bag like they are right now.

 

I don't really care about high-contrast fades and I'm not willing to deal with a massive amount of crocking/etc., so I always soak at least.

post #10090 of 10356
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


I think that is the general recommendation, especially for unsanforized denim.

If the hotel can handle it, I'm going to soak my Okayamas in the tub a couple times and then have the hotel do a super-gentle washing (I wouldn't even ask or risk it anywhere else in the world).  If they can't, I'll just leave 'em in the shipping bag like they are right now.

I don't really care about high-contrast fades and I'm not willing to deal with a massive amount of crocking/etc., so I always soak at least.
I was thinking about putting it in gentle wash cycle and then dry it in dryer. Then take it to get hemmed. Would you not recommend it? I don't care for fades also.
post #10091 of 10356
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I was thinking about putting it in gentle wash cycle and then dry it in dryer. Then take it to get hemmed. Would you not recommend it? I don't care for fades also.

 

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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Do you gents watch you new denim & chino before getting them hemmed?

 

I strongly recommend doing a few washes on Gustin sanfordized denim before hemming.  I'm consistently seeing ~1-2" of length shrinkage even washing on gentle cold and hang drying inside.  It's much more than I would have guessed but it seems to be holding true across numerous pair.  I wear a Gustin 33 and need a 32" inseam for no cuffing, so with the spec length of 34" and maybe an extra inch over spec at delivery, I start out with a double cuff.  After the first wash I only need to single cuff.  After a few washes I'm thinking I might not hem some of these at all and just stack them a bit.

 

If I had hemmed immediately I would have ruined these jeans.

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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

I was thinking about putting it in gentle wash cycle and then dry it in dryer. Then take it to get hemmed. Would you not recommend it? I don't care for fades also.
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


I strongly recommend doing a few washes on Gustin sanfordized denim before hemming.  I'm consistently seeing ~1-2" of length shrinkage even washing on gentle cold and hang drying inside.  It's much more than I would have guessed but it seems to be holding true across numerous pair.  I wear a Gustin 33 and need a 32" inseam for no cuffing, so with the spec length of 34" and maybe an extra inch over spec at delivery, I start out with a double cuff.  After the first wash I only need to single cuff.  After a few washes I'm thinking I might not hem some of these at all and just stack them a bit.

If I had hemmed immediately I would have ruined these jeans.
Thank you for this info and it helps a lot !!
post #10093 of 10356

I received my Gustin HORWEEN CHROMEXCEL #8 BELT.  Photo below.

 

The length is exactly correct, 36" from back edge of the buckle to middle hole of 5.

 

The buckle construction, feel, color, finish, and attachment are great.  I thought the two horizontally aligned chicago screws might feel a bit less solid because some of my nice belts have 3 or 4 but it feels solid.  The buckle does not feel flimsy or thin which I appreciate.

 

The leather feel is great.  Much more supple than I expected, but I guess this is inherent in the Horween CXL.  I hope it doesn't mean the leather stretches a lot.  I wouldn't be surprised if I end up in the second to last or last hole after fully stretched and need to cut an inch off the belt to recenter.  But that should be possible if needed due to the construction of this belt with a proper removable buckle and chicago screws.

 

The leather color is nice.  It doesn't look as red and dramatic as the CXL#8 on the Gustin L1 or bag, and has a more brown color.  I'm hoping it will get more reddish after use.

 

Leather finishing such as cut and beveling are nicely done.

 

Good product.  Might become one of my favorite belts.  Big improvement over the original Gustin belt styles with permanently attached buckles.

 

 

 

 

 

post #10094 of 10356
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

 

 

I strongly recommend doing a few washes on Gustin sanfordized denim before hemming.  I'm consistently seeing ~1-2" of length shrinkage even washing on gentle cold and hang drying inside.  It's much more than I would have guessed but it seems to be holding true across numerous pair.  I wear a Gustin 33 and need a 32" inseam for no cuffing, so with the spec length of 34" and maybe an extra inch over spec at delivery, I start out with a double cuff.  After the first wash I only need to single cuff.  After a few washes I'm thinking I might not hem some of these at all and just stack them a bit.

 

If I had hemmed immediately I would have ruined these jeans.

 


Thanks very much for the advise - I'll stick to a soak and maybe a wash in Japan and get them chain-stitch cuffed on SF when I'm there sometime.
post #10095 of 10356

Really happy with both the unlined CXL and backed Gustin belts. The sizing is good, and I am running TTS with these. Whoever is manufacturing these does a good job.

 

My favorite belt is still the natural CXL from Oak Street Bootmakers (not sure who actually makes them). I will say that the OSB belts hold their shape a little better, and I definitely should have ordered TTS and not sized up as recommended. Unlined CXL belts will stretch.

 

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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

I received my Gustin HORWEEN CHROMEXCEL #8 BELT.  Photo below.

 

The length is exactly correct, 36" from back edge of the buckle to middle hole of 5.

 

The buckle construction, feel, color, finish, and attachment are great.  I thought the two horizontally aligned chicago screws might feel a bit less solid because some of my nice belts have 3 or 4 but it feels solid.  The buckle does not feel flimsy or thin which I appreciate.

 

The leather feel is great.  Much more supple than I expected, but I guess this is inherent in the Horween CXL.  I hope it doesn't mean the leather stretches a lot.  I wouldn't be surprised if I end up in the second to last or last hole after fully stretched and need to cut an inch off the belt to recenter.  But that should be possible if needed due to the construction of this belt with a proper removable buckle and chicago screws.

 

The leather color is nice.  It doesn't look as red and dramatic as the CXL#8 on the Gustin L1 or bag, and has a more brown color.  I'm hoping it will get more reddish after use.

 

Leather finishing such as cut and beveling are nicely done.

 

Good product.  Might become one of my favorite belts.  Big improvement over the original Gustin belt styles with permanently attached buckles.

 

 

 

 

 

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