I intend you, yes. If I forget, someone should remind my ass. My google calendar is pretty jammed packed, and there are always additional fires to put out.
Flight jacket. I'm going to start patching the (ripping) lining of my cotton Cloak jacket with antique fabrics, I think. Anyway, make sure you take pictures whenever you do it.
Well, the samples are ready!
My personal one is a heavyweight bison - so, a heavy grain and it is bulletproof (think Wolverine), but the other sample is goat. Of course, when the time comes, we'll do pictures of the leather options. @GusW, I think that you are going to want one of these things. You will be the most badass dude at any winebar, anywhere. Next time we meet up for drinks, you will be sipping a well balanced Pinot Grigio and destroying some musclehead in an armwrestling contest at the same time.
I remember having really liked this jacket, but I really wished that he would specify that the jackets be made of calf instead of lamb. It's odd that he would always use lamb, which doesn't age very well, seeing that so much of his inpsiration comes from grunge and from punk. Both are associated with beat up, worn in, clothing. For me, that is the thing that is missing from his design - he thinks of the "look right now", but not about the way the orignal inspiration might have been worn and treated. Lamb works for Brioni and for Brunello Cucinelli and for Gucci. But SLP, I dunno.
I stand corrected. All the jackets that I've handled have been lamb, but it's not been a particularly comprehensive sampling.
Yeah, it looks like Vanson is just super super bottlenecked in the patterning department. I don't think Thurston said it's a never but I'm guessing after all the delays that have happened with the daredevil (OG dates for the size grading were supposed to be back in October iirc) Thurston doesn't want to make any promises they can't keep
I think SLP Calf only comes in L17 and in the seasonal inspired jackets (Sumi Ink, Studded, Leopard, Western, etc.) While the L01 and most of the stuff in stores and sent to retailers is lamb due to customer complaints of calf being too heavy. I agree though, for a few hundred more the Calf is the way to go, much more durable and substantial.
I will just wear it and try to keep it in good shape, but I'm not going to baby it. The lamb is very soft so I'll probably avoid things like wearing it traveling or in huge crowds or something.
The zippers are fully functional but I won't be doing much with the other one, It is mainly there for fashion's sake.