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post #151 of 311
I think I/ we get spoilt in HK. The post office is pretty efficient and trustworthy (I guess par for the course, for such a small territory) and shipping costs are relatively low. I have nightmares about people shipping to me from elsewhere, eg I have a parcel from the US that has gone AWOL for 2 months that has just turned up in its home town (OK), parcels disappearing from Spain, exorbitant shipping costs from Canada and the UK.
post #152 of 311
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Does yours say this Andy?

May 3, 2016 , 1:36 pm
Inbound Out of Customs
Your item cleared United States Customs at 1:36 pm on May 3, 2016.


No, mine says "Inbound into Customs". But at least it reappeared on the radar. So there is hope.

post #153 of 311
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No, mine says "Inbound into Customs". But at least it reappeared on the radar. So there is hope.

I don't have a dog in this race, but I think it's a bit unfair to judge this firm based on something that is out of their control. When you do assess the jacket I hope you assess on the product delivered, not the means.
post #154 of 311
FWIW, I think that while shipping through local postal services (in this case, EMS) does take a bit of time, I've never experienced a parcel loss.
I guess they just work differently from a dedicated courier service like FedEx, DHL or UPS. I can't say I prefer these couriers given their triggerhappy, unscrupulous means of collecting local taxes. I'd rather wait a bit, to be honest. Regular postal services are just as reliable, I think.
But in any case, I think it's well worth the wait. The jacket is excellent and I think Craftsman is committed to putting out what they promise.
To all affected parties, I hope you receive your jackets soon.
post #155 of 311
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I don't have a dog in this race, but I think it's a bit unfair to judge this firm based on something that is out of their control. When you do assess the jacket I hope you assess on the product delivered, not the means.


I disagree. I think customer service and the product delivery experience is absolutely a factor. I have suits shipped from Hong Kong in two days and shirts shipped from Malaysia in two days for less money than Craftsman charged me to take more than two weeks with no update. It was totally within their control by the choice that was made of how to deliver their product to me. They made what I consider to be a very poor choice. I have given Craftsman that feedback directly.

post #156 of 311


Jacket made it finally! From my initial throw on it feels really comfortable and fits well. I know the style is supposed to be shorter. I would only wear it with jeans and maybe a tshirt or an ocbd.
post #157 of 311
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Jacket made it finally! From my initial throw on it feels really comfortable and fits well. I know the style is supposed to be shorter. I would only wear it with jeans and maybe a tshirt or an ocbd.

 

Looks good, Justin! I don't think it's too long (I know, I know), and A2s will lift up a bit. Great color, too.

 

Mine is at the Cupertino post office, waiting delivery to my office tomorrow.

post #158 of 311
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Looks good, Justin! I don't think it's too long (I know, I know), and A2s will lift up a bit. Great color, too.

Mine is at the Cupertino post office, waiting delivery to my office tomorrow.

Thanks Andy! I prefer my jackets to be longer but this hits a pretty good length for me. The leather is absolutely buttery.
I might have to make its first wear on my day off Friday. Fingers crossed you love yours Andy!
post #159 of 311
Thread Starter 

Thank you guys so much for all your input. All the feedback is greatly appreciated and will be helpful for us to improve our service especially for product delivery.

post #160 of 311
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Currently in the midst of finals, but just wanted to say I've received my jacket today. Was packaged very well. Tears rolled down my face when I opened the box. The jacket is absolutely beautiful. This is my first leather jacket, and I am so happy to have shared that experience with Craftsman Clothing. I am wearing the jacket as I write this. Sizing is /dead on/. Will write a more detailed overview when I get the time.

 

@Justin and Andy, I hope you guys get your jackets soon, or that this gets resolved swiftly.

 

Nothing is happier than to hear that you love it!! Can't wait for your detailed review on us. 

 

And Goodluck with your exam!

post #161 of 311
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Jacket made it finally! From my initial throw on it feels really comfortable and fits well. I know the style is supposed to be shorter. I would only wear it with jeans and maybe a tshirt or an ocbd.

Hey Justin - I think the fit looks pretty awesome. During World War II, the original type A-2 jacket is in rather short cut and featured a baggy fit with tight knit cuffs that enabled pilots to work in a cold and small cramped cockpit with maximum comfort. And the shorter jacket length stylistically made sense with higher waisted pants of the era.

 

Our Craftsman version of Hollywood A-2 is already slightly lengthened with slimmer body and sleeves to fit in more sartorial and modern styles.

And the mid / high waisted trousers and jeans are back! You can definitely rock this with dress shirt and pants with a SF look.


Edited by CraftsmanCo - 5/5/16 at 8:14pm
post #162 of 311
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Looks good, Justin! I don't think it's too long (I know, I know), and A2s will lift up a bit. Great color, too.

 

Mine is at the Cupertino post office, waiting delivery to my office tomorrow.

We apologize for the dissatisfaction and shipment delay but just can't wait to see the Polo Suede on you.

post #163 of 311
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Hey Justin - I think the fit looks pretty awesome. During World War II, the original type A-2 jacket is in rather short and featured a baggy fit with tight knit cuffs that enabled pilots to work in a cold and small cramped cockpit with maximum comfort. And the shorter jacket length stylistically made sense with higher waisted pants of the era.

 

Our Craftsman version of Hollywood A-2 is already slightly lengthened with slimmer body and sleeves to fit in more sartorial and modern styles.

And the mid / high waisted trousers and jeans are back! You can definitely rock this with dress shirt and pants with a SF look.

it's simply the best ad for this A2, I will definitely get one for myself! 

post #164 of 311
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Originally Posted by CraftsmanCo View Post

Hey Justin - I think the fit looks pretty awesome. During World War II, the original type A-2 jacket is in rather short and featured a baggy fit with tight knit cuffs that enabled pilots to work in a cold and small cramped cockpit with maximum comfort. And the shorter jacket length stylistically made sense with higher waisted pants of the era.

Our Craftsman version of Hollywood A-2 is already slightly lengthened with slimmer body and sleeves to fit in more sartorial and modern styles.
And the mid / high waisted trousers and jeans are back! You can definitely rock this with dress shirt and pants with a SF look.

I definitely agree with your assessment of the fit. I love the feel and weight of the leather. I just need to get used to the style of the jacket but thats on me.
post #165 of 311
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Mine is at the Cupertino post office, waiting delivery to my office tomorrow.

 

And it was delivered to my office today.

 

The jacket look very nice, well finished from what I've been able to see.

 

In terms of fit, I can't really tell. It seems fairly good across the shoulders. Length is okay. The sleeves seem a bit short. Two things jumped out at me, though. One, there seems to be a ton of material in the back, especially around the waistband. The lower back, where the suede meets the waistband is voluminous. Second, the armholes are huge. I realize that this is not a tailored jacket with high-cut armholes, but these armholes are huge. If I extend my arms out, the jacket is basically triangular. This makes it clear that this is an MTM jacket altered from a standard pattern. It looks like an XL jacket altered to fit a size L or even M. I'll take some pictures in the morning and post them.

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