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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Yea, starting price is $5k, and it only goes up from there, depending on the leather and design. From the price sheet they sent me, I'd say $5,500-5,750 is probably closer to what one should expect to pay.

How are Rafael's?

My issue with most tailors is that they don't really have the same design chops. Unless it's a super basic design, all the casualwear I've seen come out of bespoke tailoring shops looks a bit too clean. Sometimes fuddy duddy. Unless it's a sahariana or something, anyway.

The nice thing about Savas is that you're getting something from a former Billy Reid designer, but I'm not sure I'm prepared to pay ~$6k for a leather jacket.

Rafel is a shearling maker in NYC. I chose them because they make on site so adjustments to the canvas are easier. For example, there was an issue with the shape of the right arm hole and the maker came downstairs to work out the adjustments.

http://www.rafelshearling.com/mens-jackets/

You are right their designs are pretty basic. I came in with an idea for a coat based on a Nepenthes design and it evolved from there.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Rafel is a shearling maker in NYC. I chose them because they make on site so adjustments to the canvas are easier. For example, there was an issue with the shape of the right arm hole and the maker came downstairs to work out the adjustments.

http://www.rafelshearling.com/mens-jackets/

You are right their designs are pretty basic. I came in with an idea for a coat based on a Nepenthes design and it evolved from there.

Ah, I thought you meant Raphael Raffaelli. Didn't know about Rafel Shearling.
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Anyone familiar with Addict leathers?

http://addict-clothes.com/category/addict-clothes-new-vintage/leather-jacket/

I have my eye on this one - it appears to strike a good balance between authentic riders like Schotts and the more fashiony-fitting riders. The measurements they sent via email look good, but I wanted to get some feedback since I wouldn't be able to try before buying.
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Excellent stuff, great alternative to Lewis Lewis for that style of jacket.
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That horsehide looks really really nice. 

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Originally Posted by BBSLM View Post

Anyone familiar with Addict leathers?

http://addict-clothes.com/category/addict-clothes-new-vintage/leather-jacket/

I have my eye on this one - it appears to strike a good balance between authentic riders like Schotts and the more fashiony-fitting riders. The measurements they sent via email look good, but I wanted to get some feedback since I wouldn't be able to try before buying.

 

These jackets look great, there were a few fit pics posted on sufu. Sizing advice from the user: 

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Addict sizes pretty true to their measurements. 

 

I wear size L in Wackomaria

Size 3 in Blackmeans

Size 3 in Undercover

Size 38 in Lewis Leather

 

 

 

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Excellent stuff, great alternative to Lewis Lewis for that style of jacket.

Thanks. I've always liked LL's, but the patch kills it for me.
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These jackets look great, there were a few fit pics posted on sufu. Sizing advice from the user: 



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Yup, I actually talked to him about his.
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New Aero Type III jacket in heavy steerhide.

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Yowza, that looks great..
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Glad they were able to pull this off for you, looks like they really nailed it. Well done, I love Aero's Steer.
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Yowza, that looks great..

It's super nice.  Still stiff, obviously, despite it having been put through a vigorous snow shoveling this morning, which accounts for the wierd folding at the arm, since it has not broken in at all yet (just came yesterday).

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Looks great on you, Fok. A lot better than their stock photo in that color.

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Looks great on you, Fok. A lot better than their stock photo in that color.

Thanks.  Their stock photos are non-excellent.  A lot of customers lose out of good clothes due to a lot of companies doing a suboptimal styling job.  A lot of what I do, when not here, is either figuring this out for a vendor, or taking advantage of this for a retailer or designer.  I mean, the eYe jacket is just a standard Vanson, in a different leather, and then marked up a ton.  Remember Nigel Cabourn's coastal commander?  It was an Aero coastal commander ($900 at current exchange rates, way more if you got Nigel's version) with just an orange instead of a yellow hood. 

 

If I could give any advice, I would say "Look past the styling."  and look at the product and its potential in your hands.

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