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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

Alexander Wang reversible suede/leather jacket:



2k... It's a shame his prices have been going up.

 

I wonder if I could get someone like Johnsons to make me something similar.

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You know how awful that would turn out?
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I'm a sucker for reversible pieces, even though experience with reversible outerwear/knits has taught me that after a couple of weeks of experimenting with both sides, I usually settle into wearing only one of them. Sometimes because one side just works better for me in everyday usage, sometimes purely out of laziness (because turning the garment inside out is too unwieldy/complicated). Most importantly, a reversible jacket is effectively an unlined jacket, and I have learned the hard way that there is a reason why outerwear generally has at the very least lined sleeves.

Having said all this, I do like this jacket. The official Wang EU store has already sold out all but one size; it's probably pointless hoping that it will make it into sales...
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The only thing I can think of worse than effectively having a suede lining in a jacket is having a leather lining....that thing would be terrible to wear either way, especially with just a t-shirt as shown.

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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

I'm a sucker for reversible pieces, even though experience with reversible outerwear/knits has taught me that after a couple of weeks of experimenting with both sides, I usually settle into wearing only one of them. Sometimes because one side just works better for me in everyday usage, sometimes purely out of laziness (because turning the garment inside out is too unwieldy/complicated). Most importantly, a reversible jacket is effectively an unlined jacket, and I have learned the hard way that there is a reason why outerwear generally has at the very least lined sleeves.

i concur with @proteinnerd that the idea of a suede and leather reversible jacket is good but maybe not comfortable to wear it. i also find many young american brands way over priced. 

 

i can't stop staring at your profile icon. it's soooo funny.


Edited by robxznyc - 3/27/16 at 9:31pm
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i concur with Proteinnerd that the idea of a suede and leather reversible jacket is good but maybe not comfortable to wear it. i also find so many young american brands are way over priced. 

i can't stop staring at your profile icon. it's soooo funny.

Yes, Elmo toilet-dancing = hours of entertainment. I have to admit I stole it myself when somebody posted it in a song discussion in the Radio Paradise forums.

Back on topic, the objections are all true. I have a suede T-shirt (also Wang) and wear it almost never: When do you wear a T-shirt that only makes sense wearing if it's not concealed by a knit/sweater? In high summer, exactly. And what do you (or I anyway) do in summer? I sweat profusely, and who wants to take a T-shirt to a leather cleaner every other day... so yeah, looks great, but not very practical at all.
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Thanks for the additional recommendations. Lot of nice options out there that I wasn't aware of.
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Yohji has done a reversible leather with denim on the other side.

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Found an LVC suede jacket that I liked:



Do I spray it with suede protector or not?
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Do I spray it with suede protector or not?

I sprayed my suede jacket with a protector (Allen Edmonds suede waterproofer, if it matters). Just some notes:

1. It does seem to affect the nap a little. Depending on how much you use, your jacket won't be as soft afterwards (although, it'll still feel soft).

2. I spoke to Stu at Rave FabriCARE about it. He warned that spray protectors can sometimes "spit" clumps of material out, which can stain the jacket. His advice: wear the jacket for as long as you can, then get it professionally cleaned when you need to. When it's being cleaned, you can ask for a suede protector to be professionally applied. Supposedly this is done by dipping the jacket in some kind of material. I can't remember why, but he didn't recommend applying the protector (even professionally) before the cleaning.

Anyway, I applied a protector on mine without any issue, but YMMV. Just note that it affects the nap a little.
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Found an LVC suede jacket that I liked:


Do I spray it with suede protector or not?

 

I personally wouldn't spray it... Rather I would wait until it needed to get professionally cleaned, like DWW proposed. With the colour being so bright, it will probably need to get cleaned rather regularly anyway.

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I personally wouldn't spray it... Rather I would wait until it needed to get professionally cleaned, like DWW proposed. With the colour being so bright, it will probably need to get cleaned rather regularly anyway.

My only issue with that: leather is super hard to clean. Especially suede. So if you get something on it -- especially something like an oil based food (e.g. salad dressing) -- you're might screwed. You may or may not be able to get it fully out, but the chances are lower on leather than they would be on wool or whatever.

Leather can also react in unpredictable ways to cleaning agents (esp if you send it to someone who doesn't really specialze in leather cleaning), so every time you clean it, you could be rolling the dice. Damages could include anything from permanent discoloration to cracking.

I weighed my options and went with the suede protector.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


My only issue with that: leather is super hard to clean. Especially suede. So if you get something on it -- especially something like an oil based food (e.g. salad dressing) -- you're might screwed. You may or may not be able to get it fully out, but the chances are lower on leather than they would be on wool or whatever.

Leather can also react in unpredictable ways to cleaning agents (esp if you send it to someone who doesn't really specialze in leather cleaning), so every time you clean it, you could be rolling the dice. Damages could include anything from permanent discoloration to cracking.

I weighed my options and went with the suede protector.

 

Yeah, you definitely have a point. I guess it also depends on wether the suede is brightly coloured or not. Like in MoK's case, maybe it would be the lesser of two evils to spray it yourself. But if the jacket would've been in dark brown or navy, the situation would maybe been different.

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I actually just bought the APC Ferris suede bomber in dark navy, and I still haven't decided wether to spray it myself...

 


Edited by hoodog - 3/28/16 at 12:44am
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Yeah, you definitely have a point. I guess it also depends on wether the suede is brightly coloured or not. Like in MoK's case, maybe it would be the lesser of two evils to spray it yourself. But if the jacket would've been in dark brown or navy, the situation would maybe been different.

Mine isn't as light, but it's relatively close.



That said, I'm putting lots of asterisks around my advice. Again, a guy with a lot more professional cleaning experience than me recommended having a protector professionally applied, not doing it at home with an aerosol can.
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