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post #2281 of 2334
@MickeyPunch


nice jacket!

how much crop did you go for exactly?


and would you say the old calf is at least decently wearable from the get-go? or do you think it's gonna be a while before it really breaks in and becomes comfortable?

if you could re-order, would you stick with it?


also, i've noticed that i'm like the only one who's ever brought up pencil marks

am i just that petty/nitpicky/etc. (wouldn't surprise me tbh), or are you guys just not finding any on your riders/motos?
post #2282 of 2334
Thanks! It's very stiff, but I'd definitely order the same again. It wanted what many described as "armour", and I preferred the less matte look.

I can see how it'd be excessively thick/stiff to some people. Actually I posted a pic in the leather jackets thread and there's a few guys who gave up trying to break in their jackets in this leather. I don't find it thst unconfortable to be honest, way less than, say, my 21oz Unbranded jeans.

And yes I think there are some marks in the leather. I personally don't care, but respect if you do. It happens often with expensive boots/shoes too, when some guys buy shoes for, say, $500+ they expect perfection, while I'm like "what? I'm going to cause way more damage in a couple of wears, let's beat this thing up".

To each their own though. The only thing I complained about in terms of quality was excessive pilling in the ribbing of my MA-1, but you can see Falcon are already offering a synthetic version that hopefully pills less.

Edit: forgot to answer another question: this jacket has a 21 inch front length, whereas my DR4 was 22 inches. I'm 5'11.
post #2283 of 2334
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

That would be nice but it probably won't happen for a while. It's a lot of money to do a quality photo shoot with all the jackets we have. Which is why we chose to do a lookbook with a select few instead - to give you an idea of the look and feel of our brand.

or have users who have bought the product and submit their images themselves?

post #2284 of 2334
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Angel of Death View Post

or have users who have bought the product and submit their images themselves?

We're going to reintroduce a customer photo gallery of some sorts again. They'll be on their own page.
post #2285 of 2334
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Originally Posted by Angel of Death View Post

or have users who have bought the product and submit their images themselves?

You have http://toj-gallery.com for that. I have no idea who maintains it BTW.
post #2286 of 2334
Is Falcon still planning on producing a greatcoat at some point? Last I remember production was pushed back.
post #2287 of 2334
Updated version of my modified DR3 arrived earlier this week:






The original modified DR3 details:
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Originally Posted by willy cheesesteak View Post

DR3 in black calfskin, no shoulder epaulets, belted, shoulder gussets, front facing sleeve zippers, Riri silver two-ways, and a few other changes wink.gif
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Originally Posted by willy cheesesteak View Post

The coin pocket was moved lower and closer to the main zip, the waist pockets were shifted to a more 45° angle, the way the sleeves and the shoulders are attached is done in a more shirting style way with a felled seam, the belt loops were made wider to accommodate snap closure and come from the hem of the jacket instead of being situated higher up with stitching only, and a diagonal zip pocket was added to the forearm area of the left sleeve.

Changes made: Shiny/polished snaps to match the Riri zips <- you can see your reflection in them!, shorter belt length with a less sharp belt tip (more similar to an obtuse than an equilateral triangle), belt loops lengthened with the front right and left loops moved more towards the main zipper with a horizontal seam at the base of the loops following the seam at the hem of the jacket, different style back paneling, and slightly trimmer and shorter body measurements.

Thank you once again @mrchariybrown and @shinobi13, you guys did a fantastic job! I've already worn it several times!
Edited by willy cheesesteak - 2/18/17 at 12:00pm
post #2288 of 2334

@willy cheesesteak looks great man. Do you have any pictures of you wearing it?

post #2289 of 2334
Thanks. No pictures just yet, maybe by the end of this weekend or next when I can get a friend to take some photos in daylight.
post #2290 of 2334
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Originally Posted by Gruff View Post

Is Falcon still planning on producing a greatcoat at some point? Last I remember production was pushed back.

I would also be interested in this, I have been jonesing for a long coat that reaches mid-calf or longer, but I can't ever find anything I like that isn't like £1,000.
post #2291 of 2334
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

I would also be interested in this, I have been jonesing for a long coat that reaches mid-calf or longer, but I can't ever find anything I like that isn't like £1,000.

Truth. Even halfway decent ones are invariably expensive.
post #2292 of 2334
No man walks alone is doing a Leder greatcoat preorder right now for 6-something
post #2293 of 2334
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Originally Posted by willy cheesesteak View Post

Thanks. No pictures just yet, maybe by the end of this weekend or next when I can get a friend to take some photos in daylight.

how specific are you when you request for stuff like a shorter belt or loops closer to the main zipper?

and how much did you shorten the lengths by compared to the previous one?
post #2294 of 2334
Specific to the point where I give descriptions of how it should look like, how many degrees or inches + or - certain details need to be moved/lengthened/shortened, and marked photos or photoshop examples of how I want the final product to look like.

I shortened the front length by .6 in, back length by .5 in, and sleeve length by .2 in. Body width was taken in .5 in and sleeve widths were kept the same. The belt on my older one was 47.5 in long and the new one is 43 in long. I came to this number through referencing other belted DRs, accounting for the new waist width, and testing out with tape measure various lengths with regards to how much I can shorten the belt without it looking weird.

Tbh, I don't think anybody should mess with this stuff unless they know exactly what they're doing, already have a crystal clear idea of what they want, and know what they're getting themselves into.
Edited by willy cheesesteak - 2/18/17 at 7:32pm
post #2295 of 2334
so i received my "revised" a2 a few days ago (if anybody remembers when i was talking about ordering another one just to change the lengths), and i noticed that the placket goes all of the way to the bottom of the jacket now unlike before (compare how it is on the ma-1 vs. the a2):

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unfortunately, they missed a detail that i requested, so it's going to have to be sent back, but i guess it kind of works out since i prefer the older placket length and will be requesting that that be done on the new one



i was also "upgraded" to goat (originally ordered brown lamb) because their current lamb supply wasn't up to their standards, and was actually kind of bummed out when i found out because i wasn't told about it until i was sent my tracking info

was never really a big fan of goat's texture, but after seeing and handling it in person it really is quite nice and i think the texture lends itself really well to the a2

kind of a happy accident, i guess, since i think i'll actually be going with goat for this redone one
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