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post #7306 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Chris Migs View Post

I had the exact same thoughts after wearing the trucker while traveling.

I could see Gustin updating the interior pocket since it wouldn't require that much extra fabric to make it slightly bigger. But, it's unlikely they'd do a complete re-design of the exterior pockets. they run weekly campaigns for their truckers, and if they're being funded each and every time I don't see why they'd change the aesthetics if it's already successful.

if they did release a standard looking Levi's style type3 they'd have to tweak it a little the same way Taylor Stitch tweaked their long haul trucker (which is essentially a Lee 101 Rider clone). Using waxed canvas on their current truckers works but they could probably do some interesting denim type3's. Ciano Farmer has already done a slim fit type3 that's longer in the waist. I'd be interested in something like that - longer waist, interesting selvedge fabrics (like the BlackxGrey twill) and cool stitch details. There's a lot of potential but i'm sure people would scoff at the idea of another type3 trucker when the market is currently flooded with them.
post #7307 of 10357
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


I could see Gustin updating the interior pocket since it wouldn't require that much extra fabric to make it slightly bigger. But, it's unlikely they'd do a complete re-design of the exterior pockets. they run weekly campaigns for their truckers, and if they're being funded each and every time I don't see why they'd change the aesthetics if it's already successful.

if they did release a standard looking Levi's style type3 they'd have to tweak it a little the same way Taylor Stitch tweaked their long haul trucker (which is essentially a Lee 101 Rider clone). Using waxed canvas on their current truckers works but they could probably do some interesting denim type3's. Ciano Farmer has already done a slim fit type3 that's longer in the waist. I'd be interested in something like that - longer waist, interesting selvedge fabrics (like the BlackxGrey twill) and cool stitch details. There's a lot of potential but i'm sure people would scoff at the idea of another type3 trucker when the market is currently flooded with them.

 

I do get that it may not be a top priority. And I don't think it's a total killer. Also, I'm not a designer - there may be an easy fix, or there may not be. No idea. Just sharing some feedback.

post #7308 of 10357
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post


I could see Gustin updating the interior pocket since it wouldn't require that much extra fabric to make it slightly bigger. But, it's unlikely they'd do a complete re-design of the exterior pockets. they run weekly campaigns for their truckers, and if they're being funded each and every time I don't see why they'd change the aesthetics if it's already successful.

if they did release a standard looking Levi's style type3 they'd have to tweak it a little the same way Taylor Stitch tweaked their long haul trucker (which is essentially a Lee 101 Rider clone). Using waxed canvas on their current truckers works but they could probably do some interesting denim type3's. Ciano Farmer has already done a slim fit type3 that's longer in the waist. I'd be interested in something like that - longer waist, interesting selvedge fabrics (like the BlackxGrey twill) and cool stitch details. There's a lot of potential but i'm sure people would scoff at the idea of another type3 trucker when the market is currently flooded with them.

 

Yes, the challenge with improving usability of the exterior pocket would be how to do it without harming the aesthetic.  I think the jacket looks fine, my complaint is that functionality of the pockets is less than ideal.  Customers would not know this until they have already purchased and received the item, but it may be affecting the long term satisfaction of some customers and that affects future sales.

 

Even if a product is selling well, its still important to look for ways to improve or eventually a product becomes obsolete and someone else displaces you.  Its a common trap, ie "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" vs, constant innovation and product improvement.  I hope Gustin finds the right balance and thrives as a result.

post #7309 of 10357
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

 

Yes, the challenge with improving usability of the exterior pocket would be how to do it without harming the aesthetic.  I think the jacket looks fine, my complaint is that functionality of the pockets is less than ideal.  Customers would not know this until they have already purchased and received the item, but it may be affecting the long term satisfaction of some customers and that affects future sales.

 

Even if a product is selling well, its still important to look for ways to improve or eventually a product becomes obsolete and someone else displaces you.  Its a common trap, ie "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" vs, constant innovation and product improvement.  I hope Gustin finds the right balance and thrives as a result.


Good point.  Don't fix it if it ain't broke is not a bad policy in theory, though improvements can always be found in some cases and it's unwise to not even consider the option.  Gustin has shown some willingness to address feedback, ie the new shirt style w/ different buttons, though it took ages.  Keep harping on it and you may see change in a few months or years.   

post #7310 of 10357

Heavy flannel! 

post #7311 of 10357

Wow, the broken twill jeans were gone in like an hour.  I received a notification email and by the time I logged in they were already gone.

 

Did anyone who ordered one note the %increase when they placed their order?  I'm curious how many there were.

post #7312 of 10357
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

Yes, the challenge with improving usability of the exterior pocket would be how to do it without harming the aesthetic.  I think the jacket looks fine, my complaint is that functionality of the pockets is less than ideal.  Customers would not know this until they have already purchased and received the item, but it may be affecting the long term satisfaction of some customers and that affects future sales.

Even if a product is selling well, its still important to look for ways to improve or eventually a product becomes obsolete and someone else displaces you.  Its a common trap, ie "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" vs, constant innovation and product improvement.  I hope Gustin finds the right balance and thrives as a result.

The exterior pockets are awkward, i'll admit that, but I wonder what Gustin could do to make them more functional? When I think of innovation and improvement, clothing doesn't really come to mind. As the other old saying goes, "why reinvent the wheel?" I think i've seen every possible variation of the Type3 trucker out there and very few companies are doing anything innovative with this style of jacket. Although Gustin's trucker may not be ideal it's certainly different from everyone else's.

Like I said earlier, I'd be down with Gustin putting out a more tradtional looking type3 (like Levi's), that way the pockets would be functional and they could experiment more with different types of denim. Their waxed trucker only seems to work with certain fabrics/colors. I remember when they first released the unlined tan waxed trucker and it failed miserably. Then they rereleased it with lining and it funded. The possibilities with a denim type3 are endless but of course, they'd have to tweak it a little to make it their own.
post #7313 of 10357
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I could see Gustin updating the interior pocket since it wouldn't require that much extra fabric to make it slightly bigger. But, it's unlikely they'd do a complete re-design of the exterior pockets. they run weekly campaigns for their truckers, and if they're being funded each and every time I don't see why they'd change the aesthetics if it's already successful.

if they did release a standard looking Levi's style type3 they'd have to tweak it a little the same way Taylor Stitch tweaked their long haul trucker (which is essentially a Lee 101 Rider clone). Using waxed canvas on their current truckers works but they could probably do some interesting denim type3's. Ciano Farmer has already done a slim fit type3 that's longer in the waist. I'd be interested in something like that - longer waist, interesting selvedge fabrics (like the BlackxGrey twill) and cool stitch details. There's a lot of potential but i'm sure people would scoff at the idea of another type3 trucker when the market is currently flooded with them.

Not to derail the thread, but have you actually ordered from Ciano?
post #7314 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Klemins View Post

Not to derail the thread, but have you actually ordered from Ciano?

No, I haven't. I'd consider going with CF's slim fit type3 but his wait times have been pushed out to 3-4 months. I'm simply unwilling to wait that long for clothing. 2 months is my limit (with Gustin).

I've considered doing a custom jacket through Indigogene as his turnaround times are 2-3 weeks and by all accounts, his quality is pretty good. The one and only drawback is that it's incredibly difficult trying to decide on a custom garment when you're doing it yourself. I'd basically want a similar slim fitting type3 (like CF's) that sits longer in the waist, and has a 14.5oz or heavier selvedge denim. I'd probably change the back yoke slightly to make it different to other type3's but other than that it's up in the air. Some ideas are either 1) black/black selvedge denim with black hardware & tonal thread, 2) IndigoxIndigo with silver hardware and tonal thread or 3) basic Indigo selvedge with contrast stitch/zig zag stitch on placket.
post #7315 of 10357

All right, I'm just gonna toss this out there - feel free to redirect me to another thread if there's a better answer elsewhere...

 

I've sent my first few pairs of Gustins to AB Fits in SF for hemming, but since the promotion is expired and I live in Chicago, I'm figure there has to be a competent place around here to have a chainstitch hem done. Any advice from others in the area?

post #7316 of 10357
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Originally Posted by boggly View Post
 

All right, I'm just gonna toss this out there - feel free to redirect me to another thread if there's a better answer elsewhere...

 

I've sent my first few pairs of Gustins to AB Fits in SF for hemming, but since the promotion is expired and I live in Chicago, I'm figure there has to be a competent place around here to have a chainstitch hem done. Any advice from others in the area?

Found this http://www.styleforum.net/t/327954/its-here-chain-stitch-hemming-for-jeans-in-chicago 

post #7317 of 10357
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Awesome - thanks. I've always had trouble with the search functionality on SF and for some reason that didn't show up for me. Much appreciated.

post #7318 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Klemins View Post


Not to derail the thread, but have you actually ordered from Ciano?

There's pretty extensive documentation of the Ciano Farmer brand over at the Selvedge & Style forum if you're looking to do some research. I have a pair of five-pockets from him in 12oz canvas and the construction is pretty great. I wouldn't (and haven't) hesitate to suggest the brand, but it does need to be mentioned that he is running an approximate 13-15 week turnaround right now, but working hard and adding people to reduce that wait-time.

 

(sorry Gustin for the brand transgression)

post #7319 of 10357
They're offering 21oz denim today. Just backed it. It's only 115 so this'll probably go fast. Thought I'd post it here in case anyone didn't get the email yet.
post #7320 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Rene_Lahm View Post

They're offering 21oz denim today. Just backed it. It's only 115 so this'll probably go fast. Thought I'd post it here in case anyone didn't get the email yet.
Don't know much about it new to denim game but it's cheap enough so backed it.
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