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post #691 of 2311
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Originally Posted by brianoh View Post

Fit is great, the leather supple and soft, but it's mad veiny.

First photo from the back panel of the sleeves.


Veiny in the lapels.


Is this normal and to be expected?

That just looks very lightly glazed, if at all.  Glazing is... typically not like a donut. Instead, the leather is pressed to get rid of most of the grain.  My advice - just live with it.  The stuf I'm doing with Luxire has a flatter quality, which I think that a lot of people like, but you know what style you are getting with Falcon.

post #692 of 2311
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Originally Posted by gong View Post

iirc fok has said that a 1.5mm lamb is incredibly thick, his exact words being "1.5mm lamb is a lamb to kick all the other lambs asses." i believe their spec is 1.2, i'll post my impressions once i get my jacket.

1.5 mm corresponds roughly to a 3.5 ounce leather.  That's as heavy and thick as a traditional motorcycle jacket.  I like mine that way, but my jackets are often very heavy, well past 6 lbss  I love that feeling of walking out in my armor but tt's not for everyone.  Most "fashion" jackets are more in the 1.1 mm range.  Falcons, if they are much like ToJ, are on the slightly heavier side (closer to 1.2-1.3 mm, or at least, that has been my experience with the horse and heavy calf jackets). Once you get to about 4 ouces (1.6 mm) you need some pretty experienced people doing the sewing.  Sometimes you have to sew evenly through up to 6 layers of leather.  Even properly skivved, that is a ton of leather.

post #693 of 2311
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

... The stuf I'm doing with Luxire ...

Timeline/link? Really keen to know more about this.
post #694 of 2311
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post


Timeline/link? Really keen to know more about this.

Working on second samples now.  I am a bit of a perfectionist in all aspects of product development.  Anyway, maybe this is not the best place to talk about that project.  Back to Falcon!

post #695 of 2311
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Quick shot Daniel sent me of the navy calfskin and dark walnut (naked) calfskin in early morning light.

Remember, the navy is very limited. Enough hides for maybe 4-5 jackets.

 

This is perhaps common knowledge (I'm new to leather): how does dyed leather hold up compared to the tanned stuff? Will the navy calf, for example, just start losing patches of dye after five years?

post #696 of 2311

I received my brown goat A-2 today and it's perfect. I had to go MTM since I'm 6'5" and 230 lbs. I'll post some pics tomorrow.

post #697 of 2311
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post
 

 

No, you got the superhero part right... he's just not retired yet. 

My four year old son is Batman this year for Hallowe'en, so I am being Robin.  The costume has foam muscles, and it is sorta short, so even with workout clothes underneath, it has the optical illusion of enhancing... package.  This costume is so full of win.

post #698 of 2311
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

My four year old son is Batman this year for Hallowe'en, so I am being Robin.  The costume has foam muscles, and it is sorta short, so even with workout clothes underneath, it has the optical illusion of enhancing... package.  This costume is so full of win.

Right there with you...

post #699 of 2311

Someone's been skipping leg day...

post #700 of 2311
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Originally Posted by BlackYeti View Post

This is perhaps common knowledge (I'm new to leather): how does dyed leather hold up compared to the tanned stuff? Will the navy calf, for example, just start losing patches of dye after five years?

That isn't something you have to worry about. You may get slight fades in areas of stress/wear (which is a good thing), but that's about it.
post #701 of 2311
Thread Starter 
Heads up!


- Belted DR incoming: T-minus a couple days haha

- Order queue is open right now for all jackets. So if you don't feel like waiting on the wait list before getting in the queue, this would be the time to do it. Lead time is will probably be 2-4 weeks (no more than that).

- There's only enough hides of that really nice navy calfskin that Daniel found left for 1 jacket (MAYBE 2 more jackets), so if you wanted that, speak now or forever hold your peace.
post #702 of 2311
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Originally Posted by shinobi13 View Post


Hey guys - Dan here. We want to assure all potential customers that the leather consistency will have the same thickness and meet all Falcon standards prior to production and shipping. I personally choose and hand pick all the hides before purchasing and then our tailors, who have over 20 plus years working with just leather, have also been instructed to evaluate leather quality before any patterns are cut and will return any hides should they not meet our standards.

As I stated before, I limited the amount of leather vendors we work with to ensure quality control and consistency. Thickness, coloring process (dye vs paint), sheen (matte vs gloss), and overall draping and wearability are the basic standards when selecting our hides.

Hope this helps and clarifies our leather selection process.

 

Vein's / Stretch Marks seem to pass Falcon's stringent leather selection process.

post #703 of 2311
Oh hey, rbnman is back. Still upset he didn't incorporate your 20 requests yet?
post #704 of 2311

My calf M1 arrived, fits great - will post pics later.

I seem to remember Charly (or was it Drew?) once posting info about breaking-in and removing the sheen - can anyone remember (find) that post, i've tried?

 

The calf-skin is a little too shiny for my liking - Is getting in the shower with it a good idea?

 

post #705 of 2311
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Originally Posted by KuDeTa View Post

The calf-skin is a little too shiny for my liking - Is getting in the shower with it a good idea?

I own 0 Falcon/TOJ jackets but I'll guess the answer is no. Just wear it a bit.
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