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post #8761 of 10349
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Giving the G socks a go today:


Would love to hear your feedback. Been interested in them
post #8762 of 10349
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Giving the G socks a go today:

 

Looks nice with the jeans and shoes.  I also ordered the Gustin socks but I've not tried them yet.  This is my first experiment with high end socks so we'll see how it goes. I'm worried they won't last ie a thread will break and they unravel, or they slide down in an annoying way.  But I hope not.

 

They are going to look so awesome with my usual shoes!

 

post #8763 of 10349
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


Would love to hear your feedback. Been interested in them


I'll give some more impressions at the end of the day after i've walked a few more miles in them and sweat through them a bit (gross, I know). Right now I can say that the weave is not soft at all, but not uncomfortable. breathes OK. Not my favorite, most comfy socks, but I like the way they look. Not sure if I would buy another 3 pairs, but definitely not a regretted purchase. So maybe a 6 out of 10 so far.

post #8764 of 10349
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I'll give some more impressions at the end of the day after i've walked a few more miles in them and sweat through them a bit (gross, I know). Right now I can say that the weave is not soft at all, but not uncomfortable. breathes OK. Not my favorite, most comfy socks, but I like the way they look. Not sure if I would buy another 3 pairs, but definitely not a regretted purchase. So maybe a 6 out of 10 so far.

Thanks for the feedback! I love everything Gustin but I have been wearing Levis socks with my sneakers and absolutely love them. They are boring looking but super comfy. Since Ive been a huge Gustin fan I figured I would give their socks a try but I just bought like 10 packs of Levis....
post #8765 of 10349
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

 

I prefer the more simple, clean, streamlined design of the Gustin compared to the GB+TS.  I like how the Gustin has only one chest pocket and without a zipper.  And I like that the Gustin doesn't have all the extra arm gusseting.

EDIT: I added photos of the back of the GB+TS and Gustin.  Note the multiple vertical seams and extra leather folds associated with the gussets on the GB+TS.  Also note the horizontal waist height seam.  I don't think any of these seams on the GB+TS back area are ideal.  The one type of back seam I think could be a style positive, and might help avoid the back looking so large or unshaped, are the diagonal seams that mimic the shape of the shoulder blades and potentially allow 3D tapering to the back shape.  I added a photo below of the Aero Highwayman as an example of back seams that look good.  I think the Gustin back is superior in this side-by-side against the GB+TS but I'm unsure whether the Gustin or Aero back is superior.

 

Also for CA or other warm climates its critical to NOT have extra lining or insulation in a jacket.  I have a few leather jackets with insulation or nice quilted interiors and I basically can't ever wear them in CA.  They have sat unused in my closet for years.  This is almost equally true for warm fuzzy linings such as heavy flannels that when combined with leather are too much for a warm climate.  Leather is so warm and wind resistant by itself that its best if just lined with a simple thin non-clingy liner fabric to avoid conflict with typical under layers, and feel comfortable with both long and short sleeve shirts.  Gustin is an SF, CA company and I think their selection of the uninsulated herringbone fabric is perfectly aligned with our needs in CA.  You can always add a thicker long sleeve shirt or sweater but you can't remove a quilted sewn in liner!  At least not very easily or reversibly.  :)

 

I have mixed emotions about the zip vs. buttoned cuff.  I like the look of the button better for a jacket that isn't designed to be a moto jacket.  But if I find myself needing to open/close the button very often then I'll probably find it difficult.  If the sleeves are correct length and width then I'll never screw with the button in which case its better.

 

The leather on the GB+TS is nice and under normal circumstances I'd find it to be awesome.  But the Horween Gustin options are just so awesome that in this case I favor them over the GB+TS.

 

Despite having way too many leather coats and being risk adverse to ordering a first jacket build from a new jacket player, I'm seriously tempted to order.  Not sure which one I would get though.  I love the Horween natural and #8 and they are the top contenders.  The German brown and black are too much like other jackets I own.  The Dublin Tan is amazing but maybe a bit too risky without in-person inspection.

 

I wish Gustin would post photos from various angles including the back with the jackets zipped and arms simply at the sides ie not distorting the shape.  I think I'll email them a request to do so.  I hope this will prove that the fit is nice, slim, and not baggy in the back.

 

Taylor Stitch + Golden Bear:

 

Gustin:

 

Aero Highwayman:

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I received a helpful response from Josh to the question about jacket cut and fit when zipped.  Based on a few unofficial photos, I agree with him that the jacket is not lose, baggy, nor should it be any slimmer cut.  It is definitely a modern, slim, fitted shape and this is evident from front, side, and back.  So nobody need worry about the jacket being baggy in back.  Gustin got the shape right, consistent with their slim style.  This jacket is much more slim and fitted than the Aero and TS+GB jackets shown above.

 

I'd say that just leaves one remaining design question.  With all else being equal ie same exact fit and jacket shape, does a leather jacket look better with a seamless back made of a single large piece of leather?  Or does it look better with a few strategically placed seams to cause an appearance of contour (even if there isn't actually a contour difference)?

 

I'm leaning toward thinking that for a moto jacket the seams provide a key part of the style.  Complexity features on a moto jacket such as blatant zippers, extra fold overs, extra seams, and sewn-in quilted padding go well with that style.  And features like double zippers, zip sleeves, longer sleeves, and angled shoulders are functionally useful when riding a motorcycle.  But for a fashion non-biker jacket I'm thinking clean and simple with awesome leather is a better design philosophy.

 

The Gustin L1 is definitely not a moto styled jacket so those moto style and function features don't belong on it.  Its a fashion jacket and I think it does a great job of staying consistently with that idea.

 

Maybe the L2 can be a moto jacket and then you guys who want moto features can rejoice.

post #8766 of 10349

I suspected this was the case - thanks for your additional diligence.

 

And I agree on the styling.  I'm personally not much into the moto look - just doesn't really fit with the rest of my wardrobe.  But I was drawn to Gustin because it was more of a clean fashion jacket look that I can get away with in the office on Fridays.

 

Now here's hoping there is enough room for my chest/shoulders....

post #8767 of 10349

yeah I backed the first couple of the season, the Indigo Jacquard and the Italian Khaki stripe, and they're two of my favorite shirts (especially after re-sewing all the buttons on the Jacquard), I just couldn't get in on all of them in such quick succession. One or two a month or something like that (like a new one and an old favorite) would probably see them fund faster as people who are looking for workshirts could make sure that they're ready for one every month when that time comes around. I know it'd have me excited for workshirt drop day.


Edited by exophobe - 3/11/16 at 12:13pm
post #8768 of 10349
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post
 

:crazy: 

Really? A couple sizes? Did they just sew up WAY outside of spec? 

 

I find this very surprising b/c I've personally found G's fit/measurement guide to be pretty dead on.


Yes. I was surprised. I previously asked about sizing here and everyone assured me just to follow their fit guide. My waist is 34.5". The sizing guide says their 34 is 34.5" plus should stretch about 1/2". I evven measured my best fitting pair of jeans as suggested. Also I like regular straight jeans. Not baggy, but not tapered or super skinny either. The consensus seemed to be that even their straights are pretty slim and their slims are like skinny jeans.

 

So when I found a pair I wanted to back I ordered a 34 straight. After waiting months for it to arrive, I get the jeans and on top of looking like a weight loss picture , like this:

....but they were also super baggy. I sent them back. I expected that they got stitched weird  and were somehow defective. I measured them though and they matched the sizing guide and the pair of jeans I used for comparison. I think  the fabric must affect fit a lot more than I anticipated, though the two pairs were fairly close in weight too.

 

They of course were great about the return and made it very easy, gave me credit, etc. The problem is though, now I have no idea what size to order. I feel like a 32 slim is right. They were enough too big I almost want to get a 31 but then I'm worried I'll order some jeans that are so small as to be unwearable. Also I don't like skinny jeans, despite the straights being too baggy, I'm worried a slim will be too skinny. I'd like to order another pair, and I'm actually in need of a pair of black jeans, but so far nothing is coming up in their stock and I don't want to wait 3 months for a pair of ill fitting jeans that I can't use.

post #8769 of 10349
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Originally Posted by SomeJerk View Post
 


Yes. I was surprised. I previously asked about sizing here and everyone assured me just to follow their fit guide. My waist is 34.5". The sizing guide says their 34 is 34.5" plus should stretch about 1/2". I evven measured my best fitting pair of jeans as suggested. Also I like regular straight jeans. Not baggy, but not tapered or super skinny either. The consensus seemed to be that even their straights are pretty slim and their slims are like skinny jeans.

 

....but they were also super baggy. I sent them back. I expected that they got stitched weird  and were somehow defective. I measured them though and they matched the sizing guide and the pair of jeans I used for comparison. I think  the fabric must affect fit a lot more than I anticipated, though the two pairs were fairly close in weight too.

 

I'm unclear on how the waist could be so loose.  They came in on spec, matched the size you ordered, and matched the the measurement of the pair you measured.  This seems impossible given your photo of how loose they were in the waist.  One of the above statements you made can not be true or your pants would have been semi comfortable in the waist, regardless of fabric differences. 

post #8770 of 10349
So, I just received my Cone Selvage Canvas Chino in indigo, size 31 straight, and they are too small. Anyone order them in 32 straight and want to trade? They're pretty amazing trousers.

post #8771 of 10349
^ I got the same in 33 straight. My first Gustin chino. Actually a bit big on me smile.gif Awesome fabric. Almost a "linen" crispy feel to it, but much heavier..
post #8772 of 10349
Yeah, it's like an indigo linen burlap- really nice. I sized them like I do jeans, and I suppose they would stretch. But, I'd probably just prefer a 32.
post #8773 of 10349
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

Well in fairness there might be more, we will have to see...  


It was a bad way to release an item that was brought back due to demand, IMO..  

Gustin said there was not enough demand... It was proven there was, 5 workshirts went up inside 2-3 weeks and all funded without issue.  

However none of them were really new or that great.  I will give kudos that they did offer lower cost options and may have hit the price point correctly, which would attribute to quicker funding.  A+ there.   

It would have been better to spread out the 5 shirts over 3 months, let that demand still be there, one bite at a time...  It's much easier to buy 1 a month for 3 months, than potentially 3 in 2 weeks.  

I assume they did it to submit 1 order to their sewing factory.  Which I can appreciate from a Mfg perspective, being an Mfg myself. 

Still looking for a unique denim, something with slub or contrast, or brown or grey.  

So many denims they have shown that keep coming back as jeans that would look great as shirts.  Still think that Japan Silk Slub is the Workshirt grail.  

Anyways, my last bitch fest on the workshirt.     
Agree 100% on spreading them out regularly & offering some new fabrics. I'll also add that the Organic Jute fabric would make a jaw-dropping workshirt.
post #8774 of 10349
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Thanks for the feedback! I love everything Gustin but I have been wearing Levis socks with my sneakers and absolutely love them. They are boring looking but super comfy. Since Ive been a huge Gustin fan I figured I would give their socks a try but I just bought like 10 packs of Levis....

Ok, so after a whole day and close to 5 miles of walking, maybe it's this weave, but they didn't breath that well and ended up kinda soggy with sweat. Also the weave chafed my ankles a little. However, I do appreciate that the weave gave me traction inside my chukkas, whereas softer socks kind of slide around regardless of how snugly I lace up. I also haven't tried the other two pairs. At this point I don't think I would get them again, even though I'm a huge Gustin fan (own 4 jeans, 2 chinos, and 4 shirts).
post #8775 of 10349
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Ok, so after a whole day and close to 5 miles of walking, maybe it's this weave, but they didn't breath that well and ended up kinda soggy with sweat. Also the weave chafed my ankles a little. However, I do appreciate that the weave gave me traction inside my chukkas, whereas softer socks kind of slide around regardless of how snugly I lace up. I also haven't tried the other two pairs. At this point I don't think I would get them again, even though I'm a huge Gustin fan (own 4 jeans, 2 chinos, and 4 shirts).

Did you wash the socks before you started wearing them? If not, think of it like using a towel for the first time before washing it. If you did wash them first, I'd try wearing them with something that holds your foot securely (not a chukka) and see if you run into the same issues.

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