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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. thecuff

    thecuff Member

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    haha yea i see what you're saying. the ankle does seem on the wider side
     
  2. Benesyed

    Benesyed Well-Known Member

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    Schneider!

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  3. msg

    msg Well-Known Member

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    Peel are fantastic. Top block on the first pair seem like they'll be too tight for you
     
  4. Benesyed

    Benesyed Well-Known Member

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    I spoke to SP about it and they said they seemed to fit like a looser gesso. Im actually debating changing my order from 5 to a 6. They look certainly looser than the players trousers from 2 seasons ago and those fit me fairly well in a 6
     
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  5. anzar

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    But still they look good
     
  6. troika

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    Meh, I have the low tops and have seen these in person too. They're pretty ok, comfy, kinda look like skate shoes
     
  7. John-Galt

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    Lemaire Bouclette Knit Duffle

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  8. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a DR for a little while now, something in a sturdy calf or horse, with a modern fit, and somewhat minimal design with no distressing. I tended to gravitate more towards British-influenced (Lewis) designs rather than US (Vanson), but I was open, though a belt was a no. Finally made a purchase today, but first, here's the journey...

    Rick Owens Stooges
    I actually have a Rick stooges in heavy washed lamb that is one of his best jackets, but I just wanted something without the washed process/distressing. I even had the zippers moved up the arms at a cost of like $300. I thought about one of the heavy calf jackets, but they're TOO heavy and I don't like the grained calf texture. Let it be known that no grail is forever (anyone wanna buy this thing? haha)

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    SLP L01 in calf
    I flippin' hate SLP, but this jacket is pretty nice. Too bad it's like $4000 retail and a bit too cropped. I'd get it at half the price and from a different label, maybe.
    (Pic stolen from the SLP thread on StyleForum, user Gabujabu)

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    Lewis Leathers Cyclone / Lightning
    Here's where I start getting super picky... These are great jackets, and the inspo for the next couple brands, so I thought about going for the OG. However, I just don't like either design for stupid nitpicky reasons: 1.) I don't like the belt on the Cyclone. It looks stupid when worn open, and I wear mine open all the time. 2.) I don't like the front buckles on the Lightning. It looks just a little too much for me, I'd just like a clean front jacket. I also don't love the Lewis branding.

    Lightning (buckles)
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    Cyclone (belt)
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    James Grose
    I wish I could have had a chance to handle the horse, but nobody stocks it in Japan for some reason! The calf is alright, but the lamb feels a light, not so buttery. I think that is maybe the style of these British jackets made from lamb though? I guess it breaks in nicely. These jackets have a great slim-fit and excellent hardware. My issue is the Manila, the one I'm most interested in, is a Cyclone-inspired jacket and has that same belt. The other DRs have a band collar.

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    Undercover
    Undercover has a series of fairly Lewis-influenced jackets, mostly in calf, that are pretty nice. They have a slim, modern fit, with excellent hardware, and a ton of different zip/pocket/belt configurations so chances are you can find one you like. The only thing holding me back is that the leather quality is just good, nothing fantastic. Fairly standard calf. The turquoise in particular is beautiful, and I'd go for it if I was cooler

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    CdG x Lewis Leathers
    This is stupid.

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    WHICH BRINGS ME TO... Addict Clothes. Addict Clothes is a brand that specializes in British-style motorcycle goods (and like, actual vintage motorcycles, which you can also buy in the store). They sell vintage Lewis Leathers jackets, but also have their own repro Lewis jackets that honestly make the original pale in comparison.

    They have three types of leather:

    Sheepskin
    Not a fashion sheepskin, but a thick one that ages beautifully over time. It's dyed first brown, then black, and the black dye fades over time to reveal the brown underneath.
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    Kip (calf)
    Grained calf with decent thickness. Some beautiful colors of this.
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    Horse
    Now here is what I was looking for - I love horse leather jackets because they have the thickness and durability of calf, but they also have a much brighter luster and generally a smoother grain than calf, depending on the piece. The horse leather these dudes use is absolutely beautiful, on par with my Layer-0 horse and CCP CORS in terms of thickness and suppleness, although obviously without the same treatment.
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    The jackets have beautiful details: entirely custom hardware (it felt pretty good), a quilted red lining, zipper tape that is matched to what the jacket will look like faded, etc.

    Now, here's the detail that did it for me - they have the standard Cyclone and Lightning replicas, but they also have "long" versions with a body length better for fashion than riding that hits at the belt, not above it. The long version has the buckles moved to the back!! I was sold. It has the cool "motorcycle" details, but the front looks clean as hell. The fit is perfect - slim, but not skinny. I took a size 38, same as my Lewis and James Grose size.

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    They unfortunately didn't have my size in stock, so I placed an order (and had the measurements slightly adjusted while I was at it). Order process is fairly quick at two months. Price was 160,000 (same price for MtO and off the rack), about $1400 at current exchange rates.

    The store owner would love to sell more jackets overseas. He speaks pretty good English and is happy to do mail orders via their website: http://addict-clothes.com/
    I think he's also looking for overseas partners/stockists if any of y'all are "in the biz."
    Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help facilitate orders because it's a cool brand with cool people.

    Here's some quick pics from the store:

    Kip leather jacket in yellow
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    Lambskin jacket worn for five years in the front, horse worn for one year in the back, the motorcycle is also for sale!
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    Horse leather jacket after being broken in
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    Horse leather jackets on the rack
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  9. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Well-Known Member

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    If you haven´t had enough DRs with nicelynice's post above, I just got a Falcon DR2 in heavy black calf (and it really is thick/stiff, literally got bruises around my elbows, they offer two different types, a heavier glossier one and a thinner/more matte one). I'm loving it already, and the fit is perfect (advantages of MTM and being my 3rd Falcon jacket so I could make adjustements). I'm like 5 years late to the black rider bandwagon (everyone around here has one, especially girls, but in 99% of the cases it's horrible pleather versions from Zara or similar) but I wanted a jacket that I could beat up and still look good or even better (my other leathers are in calf suede, lamb, sheepskin and an oiled calf whose design I don't love anymore). I went with the more minimalistic DR2 design with gunmetal zips.

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    Buttero sidezips. After failing to find some black Guidi side/back zips for a decent price in the sales, I came across these Butteros whose design I really liked. I know the leather will be no Guidi (I really like the rolls that zipped Guidis get with use) but there are few things that I like about the Buttero more, namely the cleaniness/finish (i.e. no distressing, which I prefer), the not so round toebox (I was quite concerned about the roundness of Guidis, that's the reason I barely wear my WJK boots, they´re perfect from a side view but I don't like them from above), and obviously the price (these were €234 down from €390, still a couple of sizes left in Buttero´s website). I also like the slight cuban heel and the double sole, and they seem to come with a rubber sole so no need to vibram them.

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  10. penanceroyaltea

    penanceroyaltea Well-Known Member

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    @nicelynice i take back what I said about the zipper! I had no idea that was the function of the zipper tape. Nice touch actually. You've put so much thought into getting a perfect DR.. I feel like a slob just kopping one second hand from grilled :(

    Agree about your verdict on undercover.. cool jackets and fit but the leather and hardware is very meh..
     
  11. RXS09

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    I've never liked the way the zipper tape looks but I wish my DR had it
     
  12. bows1

    bows1 Well-Known Member

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    It seems like Nicely said the Hardware was excellent though?
     
  13. cyc wid it

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    I've wondered if Addict allowed for customizations (like replacing the ball/chain pulls with tabs).
     
  14. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    No customizations on the hardware - it's 100% custom, so they simply don't have any other hardware. Customizations can made to length and lining. I'm not completely sold on custom hardware, seems like it's adding quite a bit to the cost and making replacements more difficult if they do break, but I guess it's totally for nerds who appreciate those details.
     
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  15. adeniran

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    @MickeyPunch i dont see the butteros for that price. do you have to enter a code? also, same sizing as CP's?
     
  16. sinnedk

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    sizing for buttero is .5 down from your size, I'm a 44 and wear a 43.5 in buttero.
     
  17. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Well-Known Member

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    Try this link:

    http://www.buttero.it/en/BLACK-LEATHER-BOOTS.html?RwDet=true&articoli_ID=676&language=1

    Current price (what I got them for) is €234, but maybe it's one of those cases where the website detects where your ISP is (e.g. the US) and changes the price. There's sizes 42 and 45 left, and as sinnedk says the consensus is to size down. I'm usually a 41 and got the 40, they didn't seem to have half sizes, at least in this model.
     
  18. adeniran

    adeniran Well-Known Member

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    well darn. I'm a 42 in CP's, so I won't risk it. They look pretty good though.

    And yeah the UK price is a lot cheaper than the US price, but will it let you ship to the US if you select UK as the shipping country?
     
  19. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that will work, but you can try. [​IMG]
     
  20. RXS09

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    FWIW I wear a 43 in both buttero and CP. You should be fine with the 42
     

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