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post #9226 of 37417
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Sorry. I don't like light leather jackets. I like black and dark brown/burgundy. Light leather jackets fit too niche of a fit. If I buy something that expensive, I want it to be versatile as fuck.

 

It was $330, so not exactly super expensive, but I understand that different people have different standards when it comes to that.

 

I like the fact that it's not dark, as I've owned/own dark leather jackets, and I actually prefer the lighter colour. It adds a touch of lightness to any outfit, a much needed way of brightening a depressingly grey day.

 

It'll look bad ass in the snow (think spec ops with all white outfits), but it's also suitable for a nice spring or fall day, where it's sunny but still cold. The warmth of the jacket is perfect for the UK climate, and I can pretty much wear it year round if I wanted to. I suppose it's more of a niche item in climates with more extreme temperature swings.

 

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post


Light leather jackets are awesome - and not just because they're more seasonal than dark, they look great in colder weather too with dark denim and a scarf. Are they more versatile than black leather? Def not. But by that standard, we'd have pretty small and depressing closets.

 

Indeed, if I was looking for the most versatile items I'd only buy casual navy blazers, light blue OCBDs and grey trousers. Pieces like this are what make clothing fun, and it's a perfect way of rounding out a versatile wardrobe, adding some personality to it. 

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

My at the time girlfriend bought me a tie for our first Christmas together. Needless to say, I married her.
 
She showed up with my college tie one day, simply because I didn't own one yet. I knew I loved her well before then, but it definitely helped sealing the deal a little. 
 
I'm actually in the process of designing a casentino coat for her and having Luxire make it, as she loves the material, but there aren't many women's coats in boiled wool. It's quite challenging, having never designed any clothing item before and not knowing much about womenswear, but it's lots of fun.
post #9227 of 37417
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I think it's great except for lapels.

This. Looks like an excellent fit, though the lapels do have that modern/retro, slightly skimpy look to them. Not terrible by any means, and if you really like the jacket this shouldn't be a deal killer. In truth, no one outside the forum would look twice at the lapel width (but then, we are inside the forum, aren't we? devil.gif)
post #9228 of 37417
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Noodles: email Greg next time you are in town. He could not have been more welcoming or pleasant to talk to.

 

I'm still in NYC. The weather here has been hot in the day but not oppressively so, and just wonderfully cool and clear at night. Walked the highline last night, which is highly recommended.

 

Also tried on this:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Odd how the right side seems to be a touch shorter than the left. I'm assuming that this is an artifact, so ignore that. Length on the left seems more appropriate. It's a purplish harris tweed, a marled fabric with brown and green perhaps. Quite lovely. The shoulders are more constructed than I would like and the lapels are thinner than ideal as well. Perhaps a touch more open in the quarters. But there are things that I like about it as well.

 

Your thoughts?

 

Stop by Carson Street Clothiers if you're still in NYC, they have 60-70% off on Eidos. Bloomingdales in midtown has 50% off Eidos, and wider selection. It's a steal for fully canvassed stuff.

post #9229 of 37417
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Your thoughts?

I like it. Not quite a staple piece but could add to a wardrobe with at least a couple of tweed jackets.
post #9230 of 37417
Thanks all for feedback.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Stop by Carson Street Clothiers if you're still in NYC, they have 60-70% off on Eidos. Bloomingdales in midtown has 50% off Eidos, and wider selection. It's a steal for fully canvassed stuff.

Summer jackets? How much and what fabrics? Are you in NYC?
post #9231 of 37417
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Thanks all for feedback.
Summer jackets. How much and what fabrics? Are you in NYC?

 

Yep, I'm in NYC.

 

Some summer, some 3 season. Jackets for about $350-400, suits for about $650. There's an awesome raw silk suit and a solaro suit at Bloomingdales, lots of nice windowpane jackets, some plaid jackets as well. They had a big selection when I was there last week, but you never know how fast things sell.

 

CSC has a slightly smaller Eidos collection, but has lots of other interesting stuff and bigger discounts, and Soho is a nice area for shopping and sightseeing anyways. You can walk down to Chinatown, go to little Italy or walk up to meatpacking or Chelsea, so you can see lots of things in a short time. 

 

This is the jacket I picked up yesterday, fully lined and wool/silk, so definitely 3 season:

post #9232 of 37417
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Light leather jackets are awesome - and not just because they're more seasonal than dark, they look great in colder weather too with dark denim and a scarf. Are they more versatile than black leather? Def not. But by that standard, we'd have pretty small and depressing closets.
Sorry I don't remember you emailing us or calling us to make an appointment to come into the office. If we dropped the ball, I apologize. For the sake of clarity, we do not have a store in NYC and do not allow walk-ins. We have our office/warehouse here and are happy to organize customer visits by appointment
Greg!
I was in NYC but I was with my inlaws so there was no getting away from them. I am sorry but I was just giving u a hard time. I will reiterate the fact that you guys are just awesome. I would love to visit one day since it is close. I will book it and get your permissipn first. My apologies for making it sound like you guys did something wrong. This is absolutely not the case.
post #9233 of 37417
MF I'd happily grab a drink with you but I'm tied up at a conference. Next time...
post #9234 of 37417
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

MF I'd happily grab a drink with you but I'm tied up at a conference. Next time...

 

No worries, I am should be working right now, and have made dinner/drinks plans for tonight already. Enjoy your conference, hope you get the chance to do some more sight seeing and possibly some shopping!

post #9235 of 37417
Eidos had impressed the hell out of me. Can't wait to see the lineup from NMWA.
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Hm. I guess i just haven't seen that many light leather jackets in fits. Any cool pics to show?

Looking forward to seeing the jacket enter MF's rotation!

post #9237 of 37417
Can someone tell me when NMWA will restock so that I can empty out my savings?

That is unless someone tells me Formosa suits dont fit me properly...
post #9238 of 37417
New Fall offering will probably drop in mid September....I'm guessing. No idea about restock of last years lineup. Didn't Greg say he hasn't re-ordered yet? How are you going to order anything? The jacket you need comes with trousers that are two sizes bigger than what you have. Are you going to try and have them tailored?
post #9239 of 37417
Actually, filling out missing sizes on the existing styles is in the queue behind the new FW14 styles and the three MTO sport coats. So I wouldn't expect anything on size restocks until late October, early November. Sorry but the capacity of the workshop is very limited.

Noodles, happy to hear that we didn't drop the ball there. Please visit next time you're in town.
post #9240 of 37417
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

New Fall offering will probably drop in mid September....I'm guessing. No idea about restock of last years lineup. Didn't Greg say he hasn't re-ordered yet? How are you going to order anything? The jacket you need comes with trousers that are two sizes bigger than what you have. Are you going to try and have them tailored?
Not sure. I think I can get by. But it wud be ideal to have pants size 31.
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