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post #9691 of 10340
Re: the leather jacket - overall, very happy with it.

Positives:
-Smells fantastic!
-I'm a big CXL fan and the leather (on mine) looks good
-Fits well for me - I especially like the waist taper
-I'm a fan of the overall style. Some have commented that it's a bit too "dad's leather jacket" for them, but I like the simplicity. I'd last about two seconds in a motorcycle before I crashed and killed myself, so I feel like an ass walking around in something like a cafe racer.
-Big fan of the Talon zipper
-Some were worried about the one piece back and the effect on fit; I have no issues with the fit and like the aesthetics, so it's a positive for me

Stuff I'm not crazy about, but I knew/expected going in:
-Would have liked thicker stitching. I don't think it's going to be a durability issue, just an aesthetic preference of mine
-Lining doesn't seem substantial enough vs the leather. Or maybe needs more attachments points inside - just feels loose inside the jacket. Have the same issue with my lined chore coat, so this wasn't a surprise to me. Very substantial leather and zipper and I'm not sure the stitching and lining are an appropriate match, but time will tell
-Button cuffs - style wouldn't have been my first choice, but wasn't a deal breaker for me
-I'd like an extra inch on the sleeves, but I have long arms and have this issue with everything, so I can't really knock Gustin here

Negatives:
-While I'm happy with the leather on MINE, the pics that a few others have posted leave me feeling like I dodged a bullet. Knowing what I know now, would I order again and take the chance? Honestly can't say for sure
-I expected the CXL to be waxier. In fact, it's really not waxy at all, and there's no pull up to it. I'm debating whether to give the whole thing a light coat of Saphir Creme Cuirs Gras
-The leather looped around the bottom of my zipper is really tight up against the zipper, which makes it hard to get started/fully unzip. Not the end of the world and I'm sure it'll stretch out, but I do wonder if it'll end up tearing over time (even it it did, wouldn't really be noticeable). This might be unique to my jacket, as the sample pics show more space here
-The edge of the leather on the inside by the zippers is really noticeable when you're putting your hands in your pockets. I'm really nitpicking here. I'm sure it'll lessen over time as the jacket softens up, and I'm not really sure how this would've been avoided, but it's not something I've noticed on other leather jackets. Overall just gives me a bit of a feeling of "this was a company's first try at a leather jacket and they still have some minor details to iron out". Speaking of which....
-This jacket is BEGGING for a two way zipper! This is the only negative that actually bothers me on mine. It's longer in the body than most leather jackets and I already mentioned the taper - both are positives for me, but as a result, sitting down with this thing zipped is an interesting experience.

TL, DR: If you like the style, the measurements work for you, and you're willing to roll the dice on the leather (or the possibility of some loose grain doesn't bother you), buy it. I've been looking for a leather jacket for a while, and I'm really looking forward to breaking mine in. I like the fit, I like the leather, and I like the style - any negatives I see are of far less importance in comparison. And Gustin, get some two way zippers on the next release.
post #9692 of 10340

Nice to see the green T-SHirt  Could we get it singly or in V neck?

 

2 pack of green?

 

 

LIke to see this one sewn up, can't tell how it will come out.

 

post #9693 of 10340
Those 2 new work shirt fabrics are pretty cool IMO
post #9694 of 10340
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short sleeve henleys
I don't have any of these yet, but would welcome some.
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They need a more slimmer fitting chino- something like a 14" leg opening.
Eh, I think the chinos are fine even in the straight cut.
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

I received my "Blue Gum Sole Low Top" a few days ago.

My first impression is that they are great shoes, exactly as advertised.  The quality appears to be perfect.  I looked all over the shoes and found no flaws, inside or outside.  Some variation in shade of the leather but its nice looking and I consider it to be okay and appropriate.  No flaws in the leather such as wrinkles or cracks like others and myself have found on the white sneakers.  I removed the insoles from both shoes and carefully inspected the inside footbed to check for stains or uneven areas and they are both good.  Apparently Gustin has resolved their prior issue of uneven stained footbeds on the Italian made shoes that caused me to return two pair from some early batches.

I like the navy blue leather.  And I like the combination of that color with the yellowish gum sole.  I do think the gum sole is a bit large compared to the leather top of the shoe.  It looks disproportionate.  Maybe it shouldn't come up so high and cover so much of the leather?  This may be true of all sneakers of this style.  The blue and yellow contrast makes it more evident as I didn't notice it as much on white on white versions.  This isn't really a ding on Gustin, more a reason why this style of shoe is not my favorite.  I usually wear medium or high end boots.

I'm hoping the sizing works out for me but I'm not 100% sure it will.  I normally wear a 43 or 10, sometimes 9.5 and rarely 10.5.  And I have fairly narrow feet, width B/C.  So I ordered a Gustin 10.  I'm pretty sure that a 9 would have been too short as the 10 is almost right, but a little loose, particularly on my right foot which is a bit smaller than my left foot.  I feel some motion on that right foot that I don't prefer.  Probably my narrow feet are contributing to the loose fit as other's observed Gustin shoes tend to be wide.  I'll try tying it tighter and maybe it will break in okay as it conforms.  The laces are not pulling the top flaps too close together as is often true if width is way off so that's hopeful.  If they made half sizes a 9.5 would likely be a better fit for me.

A minor nit: why ship with the lacing inside out?  It makes it difficult to use the laces when they are laced from outside to inside on each hole and it looks the same when tied.  It only takes a few minutes for me to reverse them to normal inside to outside lacing, but why create the bother?  Am I missing some advantage of lacing that way?

From a quality and value perspective, I think these are great shoes.  Good work Gustin!
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Like the shoes, but dem socks.
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- Offer collar options, button downs or spread.

- Increase the back rise on the jeans.

- redo the chinos.  I cant buy them because I don't fit within the waist profile.  The pattern also looks "schlubby". 

Eh, I haven't seen any fabrics that are spread collar worthy yet. Gustin doesn't strike me as dressy.
post #9695 of 10340
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I don't have any of these yet, but would welcome some.
Eh, I think the chinos are fine even in the straight cut.
Like the shoes, but dem socks.
Eh, I haven't seen any fabrics that are spread collar worthy yet. Gustin doesn't strike me as dressy.

 

If not white ankle height, what are the proper socks to wear with shorts and sneakers?

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If not white ankle height, what are the proper socks to wear with shorts and sneakers?

I prefer no shows or anklets myself.
post #9697 of 10340

Has anyone received the Horween Brown CXL Roller Belt? They were expected in June?

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/3314

 

I did order the non-backed one too, and it seems that's already in production.

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Those 2 new work shirt fabrics are pretty cool IMO

Agreed. One looks just like the recent Taylor Stitch Striped Chambray chore jacket. I backed the Japan khaki and grey herringbone work shirts. I'm glad to see all of them funding so quickly.
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I prefer no shows or anklets myself.

 

I get that.  But the super short ones feel uncomfortable to me.

 

The white is really bright next to the darker shoes.

 

Maybe my optimal solution would be some multi-color or medium shade sock.  Hmmmm.

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The best socks are no socks imo

post #9701 of 10340
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

I get that.  But the super short ones feel uncomfortable to me.

The white is really bright next to the darker shoes.

Maybe my optimal solution would be some multi-color or medium shade sock.  Hmmmm.

Maybe try an anklet that goes right below the ankle?

I personally don't even have too many white socks. I have white no shows that I only really use when I wear my light colored Chucks.

I don't see the contrast between the white socks and dark shoes to be a good thing. It really highlights the white socks, which is something I don't think you want to do.
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I get that.  But the super short ones feel uncomfortable to me.

 

The white is really bright next to the darker shoes.

 

Maybe my optimal solution would be some multi-color or medium shade sock.  Hmmmm.

 

I've always thought socks necessary with sneakers to mitigate smell and keep them in best possible condition but many opt for no socks for comfort or appearance.  If you're going to go the sock route with low top sneakers, there's nothing wrong with a little sock showing but it should be pretty minimal.  Ankle/no-show/footie socks that hit below your ankle bones on your foot/leg.  They don't have to be the kind that feel like they're falling off or bunching down the second you put them on, they can go a bit higher.  Color option is up to you but something with low contract usually works well.  I do see some people rocking the low tops with higher socks that hit mid calf but that doesn't look good or right in my opinion. 

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I've always thought socks necessary with sneakers to mitigate smell and keep them in best possible condition but many opt for no socks for comfort or appearance.  If you're going to go the sock route with low top sneakers, there's nothing wrong with a little sock showing but it should be pretty minimal.  Ankle/no-show/footie socks that hit below your ankle bones on your foot/leg.  They don't have to be the kind that feel like they're falling off or bunching down the second you put them on, they can go a bit higher.  Color option is up to you but something with low contract usually works well.  I do see some people rocking the low tops with higher socks that hit mid calf but that doesn't look good or right in my opinion. 


 Recently I learned that one of the primary functions of shoe trees is to wick moisture away from the interior of the shoe where leather rot/breakdown typically begins.

 

For that reason, I'd always wear socks, and consider shoe trees.

 

I've been using JC**W factory no shows and have been pondering a more expensive version, but these are pretty cheap and work well.

post #9704 of 10340
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 Recently I learned that one of the primary functions of shoe trees is to wick moisture away from the interior of the shoe where leather rot/breakdown typically begins.

For that reason, I'd always wear socks, and consider shoe trees.

I've been using JC**W factory no shows and have been pondering a more expensive version, but these are pretty cheap and work well.
Contemplated picking up some Smartwool ones, but $14ish/pair is kind of pricey.
post #9705 of 10340

What happened to those cool looking striped workshirts?

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