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post #16366 of 16653
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Originally Posted by lukelev07 View Post

Thoughts on this 5zip? Considering making the purchase, just wanted some info on the season of the jacket, the style of zippers used, etc...This one looks to be on the thinner side, but I am okay with that.

http://tinyurl.com/gn9cm5k

I think that's the same as the black one I have. I like it. Zippers aren't as shiny as some other models, which may or may not be something you like. Kind of more gunmetal than bright silver. Leather is slightly on the thinner side, but I wouldn't call it thin. Jacket is medium weight.
post #16367 of 16653
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I think that's the same as the black one I have. I like it. Zippers aren't as shiny as some other models, which may or may not be something you like. Kind of more gunmetal than bright silver. Leather is slightly on the thinner side, but I wouldn't call it thin. Jacket is medium weight.

Awesome, pretty much what I was looking for. I do like the subdued look of the zippers, and the thinner leather isnt a big deal for me anyway. This is a good price so I am probably going to jump on this one.

post #16368 of 16653
This is probably the wrong thread, but I just picked up this jacket, the men's version (which has black zips):



What boots/shoes would you pair it with? Paging @notwithit and @Parker. All I have are workwear boots and white low top CP's.
post #16369 of 16653
^ Black jeans and black side zip boots?
post #16370 of 16653
Black jeans and white sneakers could work fine too
post #16371 of 16653
Might work with CPs and slimmer denim, or side-zips as dieworkwear said. If you're going for something less sleek, I'd recommend combat boots over workboots.
post #16372 of 16653
Thanks everyone. I've worn them with the white low top CPs and it's not bad. I like the idea of side zip boots but prefer a rugged material. Combat boots sound cool. I had Docs but after one year on the jobsite they got thrashed and tossed them.
post #16373 of 16653
There's a Viberg side-zip model, and they may make them in some of their roughout leathers.
post #16374 of 16653
Oh man. You shouldn't have told me that. There goes my Sicily sportcoat money.
post #16375 of 16653
Quick few questions about leather alterations... I have a jacket I'm pretty happy with, but...

1. Bicep and arm are generally baggy and it's an XS so it feels off. How hard/easy is it to trim the arm of a jacket? And ballpark what sort of price should I expect for that?
2. The jacket is a cafe racer style that has those two side flaps on the side of the back as shown (not my pic but same jacket) and I find that sort of like a suit vent they flair open. Does it make any sense to have these tacked down/closed? I know it'll restrict the movement a bit but I feel like it would be a cleaner look. This is my first leather so I don't know how it's all supposed to work.
3. And lastly, my jacket wrist zippers keep opening about an inch like this one shown here too. You guys said something about hairspray? Or any other solution for that or is it just part of how it's meant to work?

post #16376 of 16653
Nice jacket, care to post a link or who makes it.
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post #16378 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Quick few questions about leather alterations... I have a jacket I'm pretty happy with, but...

1. Bicep and arm are generally baggy and it's an XS so it feels off. How hard/easy is it to trim the arm of a jacket? And ballpark what sort of price should I expect for that?
2. The jacket is a cafe racer style that has those two side flaps on the side of the back as shown (not my pic but same jacket) and I find that sort of like a suit vent they flair open. Does it make any sense to have these tacked down/closed? I know it'll restrict the movement a bit but I feel like it would be a cleaner look. This is my first leather so I don't know how it's all supposed to work.
3. And lastly, my jacket wrist zippers keep opening about an inch like this one shown here too. You guys said something about hairspray? Or any other solution for that or is it just part of how it's meant to work?


Leather alterations require a leather specialist, not any tailor has the equipment or expertise.

1. This could get expensive since the specialist has to detach the sleeve at the shoulder to make alterations and sew it back. Leather stretches also, so it might feel looser again over time even if you had it slimmed down.
2. I think those are bi-swing backs for a wider range of motion so it makes no sense to sew them up.
3. Its not supposed to open like that but I don't have a solution for you.
post #16379 of 16653
MC - the jacket looks nice, however, do you get the sense that it's too loose for you based on those questions you posed? My concern about removing bagginess in the arm would be could they somehow shrink the armholes, too? Does it have the high armholes that you want for a non-Dad jacket look?

Otherwise, the leather looks great.
post #16380 of 16653
Crappy indoor phone picks, but this shearling bomber sample turned out real nice. Few adjustments to make but I'll have these ready for production soon(ish).







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