It's still there... https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/maison-margiela/black-zippered-leather-jacket/1341953
I love you!no homo. Just bought it!!!!! 🙆🙆
For anyone who cares, the latest sample of our collaborative project with @luxire is came today, and it is perfect. I don't think that I want anything changed on this particular jacket. The fit is perfect. For myself, I'm going to get this jacket done in a heavier hide, but for anyone wanting this jacket for spring, this is a good weight and hide for you.
A quick and not very good (well, just down right bad) cellphone picture just to show the fit:
Oh right, my son wanted to get in the picture as well. He inherited his mom's looks, lucky little dude. Also, he hasn't taken as many kicks and punches to the face.
I dunno if you can tell from that photo, but the shoulders fit completely flush, and there is no gathering under the armpit, which sometimes happens if the shoulders are not cut well. The collar fits flush on the neck, but because of how well the shoulders are cut, it doesn't make my long neck look long at all. Hardware is all Talon, which makes, imo, some of the best jackets for leather jackets. This is definitely a very well balanced jacket.
Of all the samples that we've gone through, this one is definitely on point. For any true size 40s that are about 5'9 to 6'0, I would not change a thing on this jacket, except maybe the sleeve length. I'm extremely confident in this jacket. Workmanship is also there.
I may do one sometime in the future, but I would need to adjust the proportions on details quite a bit, change the pockets around to be a more American style, etc... For now, we are going to offer the moto and the rider, and allow people to adjust the measurements, and for the moto, subtract pockets (I wouldn't suggest this, but it can be done without really messing up the balance) etc... We can also take pockets off of the rider jacket, but it's really not something that I would recommend. At least with the moto jacket, a 2 chest pocket only configuration is pretty historically tested, and 2 hip pocket configuration, no chest pockets, is a configuration found on a lot of "suburban" jackets, but I don't know what would start to happen if you started taking pockets off of the rider. It would be unique, for sure.
It's going to be a straight up MTM. We got the samples right, and we'll grade from there. I will post some pictures with the measurements that need to be made in order to dial in the fit for you. Truthfully though, I don't think that unless you are a very unusual body type (if you are a powerlifter, an NBA center, etc....) that it's a great idea to deviate too much from the graded pattern.
I thought about that, and decided against it. It is a regular, rounded tab collar. I really like the Buco collar, but decided that it had a decided vintage feel to it that is not really in the DNA of this jacket, which is a pretty modern cut. with modern details.
And here is a quck snap of the double rider, on. This one is 95% perfect as a sample. I want to take in the under-the-arm and natural waist measurement abut 1/2", and the hem about 3/4", so that the jacket is lslight more of a V shape, but still quite straight, and sits a little closer to the body. Overall, though, I am happy with this somewhat more complicated design as well, enough to know that it's ready to go to market.