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I recall that the prototype had a very narrow banded collar. I'm hoping it will be a bit taller in production. Not a fan of the thin collar look.

Well, you are in the Bay Area, so you may be able to see the collar for yourself and figure out if it is for you.  It is pretty faithful to the collar of the iconic Buco J100.  I like it, it looks good on, and I'm not a big fan of the thin collar look either, since my neck is long (and a really thin, truncated collar makes me look like an ostrich.)  One thing to keep in mind is that the neckline and collar are 3-D (yes, we exist off this screen, maybe) and that a collar of the same height can look very different depending on the cut of the neckline and the shoulders (if the shoulders are super squared up, the collar typically looks smaller)/  If you can, I would very much recommend actually looking at the sample (not your size, unfortunately) 

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Is it my size? shog[1].gif

It's my size.  I'm a bit bigger than you, but I also wear my clothes more douchily fitted, so maybe.  You are either a M or an S, I would guess.

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To me, who's a traditionalist, especially when it comes to leather jackets, this is a double edged sword. On one hand, when I see what some designers will do to a perfecto design, or how someone might be wearing it, I want to yell "no, no, no."

On the other hand, when I stop and think about it, it's great that classic designs can transcend and move into new spaces, whether the designer or wearer have any idea of the history behind it or not. As you note, I'd love to see some fashion houses use more HH, even if it's skived down to a fairly light weight. Contrary to popular belief, HH can be very soft, it's all in the tanning / finishing.
 
I think that designs can only survive by transcending their original function.  I mean, no one, and I mean no one, needs a jacket that allows an officer to slash downwards from horseback anymore, and yet, Cossack jackets regularly appear, sometimes drinking lattes.  And if not for fashion, dirty word though it is, greatcoats would not exist at all.  No modern military issues greatcoats for field wear, though that would be awesome, and definitely not in a nice camel and cashmere blend. 
 
I recently tried on the Epaulet Thedi HH A1 jacket, skivved down to 2/3 of the original thickness, and it is really quite soft - feels more like most midweight calf out there.  It's really nice, but too light for me.  I like my leather to be bulletproof, and 3 ounces is about as low as I go.  
 
Chris, do you know how Lost World's jackets fit?  I want to get a super heavy (4 ounce) leather jean jacket, and I called to ask for sizing advice.  I am a pretty standard size 40 right now, a 38 in the Aero Sonoma, and he recommended a size 42 jacket for a "trim" fit. and a size 44 for a roomier fit.  I gotta say that I am... dubious.  I have never seen a fit pic of their jackets, so it's hard for me to gauge what they mean by "trim" fit.  
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LW has a pretty comprehensive ordering info page and they keep repeating that they are a slimmer fit than current Mall jacket sizing. They also say any non custom jacket are returnable for fit issues....

 

I think they use the more old school sizing where a 42 chest is the actual measurement pit to pit NOT to fit a 42 inch chest where they add 3-4 inches to the size.

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I think that designs can only survive by transcending their original function. I mean, no one, and I mean no one, needs a jacket that allows an officer to slash downwards from horseback anymore, and yet, Cossack jackets regularly appear, sometimes drinking lattes. And if not for fashion, dirty word though it is, greatcoats would not exist at all. No modern military issues greatcoats for field wear, though that would be awesome, and definitely not in a nice camel and cashmere blend.

I recently tried on the Epaulet Thedi HH A1 jacket, skivved down to 2/3 of the original thickness, and it is really quite soft - feels more like most midweight calf out there. It's really nice, but too light for me. I like my leather to be bulletproof, and 3 ounces is about as low as I go.

Chris, do you know how Lost World's jackets fit? I want to get a super heavy (4 ounce) leather jean jacket, and I called to ask for sizing advice. I am a pretty standard size 40 right now, a 38 in the Aero Sonoma, and he recommended a size 42 jacket for a "trim" fit. and a size 44 for a roomier fit. I gotta say that I am... dubious. I have never seen a fit pic of their jackets, so it's hard for me to gauge what they mean by "trim" fit.

I'll try to find some good fit pics, but as PN noted, I believe he sizes to the exact chest measurement instead of "chest measurement + X". Being the maniacal genius that Stu is, I believe he'll make sure he really nails it for you. I also agree with PN that he is very good about NOT oversizing his jackets. All the fit pics I do see are pretty trim fits, unless someone specifically asks for extra room. The best advice I can give you is to trust Stu... everyone that I see ordering one says he made them nervous during the process, but then absolutely nailed the jacket that they wanted. And if you're not happy, he's going to make it perfect for you.

That Thedi A-1 is a really beautiful design, but you're totally right, that Italian HH is very soft and I'd say maybe in the 2.5 oz range. I wear my Thedi Cafe Racer a fair amount, but it's a very different animal from my full weight Aero jackets.

I'll post again when I dig up some fit pics.
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Never really wanted a perfecto style jacket till this horsehide one from Flat Head came in. Fits like a glove brand new.
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Not really a fan of the DR either but that looks like it was made for you.

 

BTW @LA Guy, where does calf fit in compared to other leathers? I'd like for the Honourmark jacket to be my first good leather so I don't have much hands on experience. I'm looking for something with a tight grain and a smooth/matte finish.

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Never really wanted a perfecto style jacket till this horsehide one from Flat Head came in. Fits like a glove brand new.

Nice looking jacket, and very interesting take on the collar with some significant roll to it compared to the usual flat style. It also looks like it sits nicely on you when unzipped, which is a challenge with any type of asymmetrical design.
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Never really wanted a perfecto style jacket till this horsehide one from Flat Head came in. Fits like a glove brand new.

dude that jacket looks kick ass on you, congratz...

guessing you gusy got them in at self-edge?
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Never really wanted a perfecto style jacket till this horsehide one from Flat Head came in. Fits like a glove brand new.


Wow. Looks fantastic.One of the best I've seen. I'm going to have to make my way over to the MIssion again very soon.
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The flathead looks phenomenal.
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I don't really have any interest in another DR but just looking at the Lost World's Speed Demon image it's definitely a beautiful jacket, I just kind of want to see some fit pics of it. It looks plenty trim despite the dude's rants about tight fitting jackets being bad, but I'm guessing his rants are mostly aimed at cheap leathers?

 

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I don't really have any interest in another DR but just looking at the Lost World's Speed Demon image it's definitely a beautiful jacket, I just kind of want to see some fit pics of it. It looks plenty trim despite the dude's rants about tight fitting jackets being bad, but I'm guessing his rants are mostly aimed at cheap leathers?

His rants are aimed at high priced fashion jackets which Stu sees as impractical. Many of his designs are trim, but still designed to be functional. Because he uses mainly very heavy leathers, there has got to be some room to allow for movement. Many fashion leathers get away with very tight patterns by using lighter, more flexible materials.
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That's a nice-looking jacket, I agree.
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