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I know we all love horse hide but I gotta be honest, lamb and calf are really dope too. Sometimes I don't want stiff armor.
know how you feel. I’ve been going with the Todd Snyder suede trucker over my HH jackets. We had some beautifully cool weather then it hit 80 and humid again this week.

Sorry for the bad pictures, but I got to try on the Butterscotch x Addict collab today. That’s a size 40. After getting a feel for it and trying it on, I put down the deposit. Can’t wait for January. 😎
** Edit: Any input on the fit and sizing? The size 40 felt very good. Just wondering if I should size up to a 42.
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Dude that looks fantastic!
 

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Thanks for all the positive feedback. This will be my first properly fitting leather jacket and I honestly love everything about it. It’s definitely my biggest clothing purchase ever so I’ll be wearing it for years and years and years. The only thing I don’t like about the jacket is having to wait until January.
 

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That is actually a surprisingly good fit for the jacket as I have a similar build and would have thought TFH jacket would fit super small similar to their other clothing. Thats going to be killer with some wear on it!
 

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That is actually a surprisingly good fit for the jacket as I have a similar build and would have thought TFH jacket would fit super small similar to their other clothing. Thats going to be killer with some wear on it!
Thanks! my two complaints really are 1. it is kind of full up top because of the wider frame and 2. the stiffness of it (but not really a complaint considering that it is brand new and requires a lot of break in to soften. I'm sure once this happens the upper portion, as well as everywhere else, will fall/lay accordingly)

I'm a new leather jacket owner so any tips besides wearing it daily to soften is much appreciated. I've owned a John Elliott Rider jacket but that leather was already soft to begin with.
 

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TFH Delraiser is probably the nicest leather jacket I have ever owned. The leather beats anything else I've had (FCL,Addict, 9L) Unfortunately the fit didn't work out for me, but the leather does indeed soften and become super comfortable rather quickly. I got a ton of compliments on it too. Sorta wished I held onto it.
 

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Man that's a perfect fit.

Sorry for the bad pictures, but I got to try on the Butterscotch x Addict collab today. That’s a size 40. After getting a feel for it and trying it on, I put down the deposit. Can’t wait for January. 😎
** Edit: Any input on the fit and sizing? The size 40 felt very good. Just wondering if I should size up to a 42.
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Man that's a perfect fit.
Thanks! I don’t know how I’m gonna handle waiting until January. I bought a Dehen shawl cardigan on sale at Butterscotch to hold me over until then. I know it’s not the same, but those Dehen Shawl cardigans are built like tanks.
 

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1. The wide shoulders on Flat Jackets do soften and become less pointy, as you can see from pics of them worn in (I’ve previously posted some as well).

2. I’ve worn mine in some light rain — seemed to help soften them. But yeah, just wearing it a lot will make it yield eventually.

Thanks! my two complaints really are 1. it is kind of full up top because of the wider frame and 2. the stiffness of it (but not really a complaint considering that it is brand new and requires a lot of break in to soften. I'm sure once this happens the upper portion, as well as everywhere else, will fall/lay accordingly)

I'm a new leather jacket owner so any tips besides wearing it daily to soften is much appreciated. I've owned a John Elliott Rider jacket but that leather was already soft to begin with.
 

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1. The wide shoulders on Flat Jackets do soften and become less pointy, as you can see from pics of them worn in (I’ve previously posted some as well).

2. I’ve worn mine in some light rain — seemed to help soften them. But yeah, just wearing it a lot will make it yield eventually.
just saw after searching. Man, i love this jacket even more now knowing what it'll look like in the long run. Thanks for that'

Yea, you just have to beat it a little.
LOL
 
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@Newcomer @d4nimal ok guys so I checked out the FCL Roberts and I wasn’t a big fan of it IRL TBH.

1. leather and liner felt very thin to me. I understand it’s a lighter jacket but for comparison my IH is heavier and I dig that.

2. the body felt like I was wearing a tube, the jacket was very tight in size 38 around my shoulder and chest but body felt loose. The size 40 I sank in.
So I gotta ask: What shoulder width do you normally prefer in a leather jacket? I'm perfect right around 17" across so the Roberts has me super interested. Also, how were the arm and wrist dimensions? Slimmish?
 

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I find myself torn between the Iron Heart Black Battle Horsehide and the FCL Roberts. Anyone wanna add their two cents? I'm not sure I'd like the shoulder gussets on the Iron Heart because they'd just give me more fabric to swim around in back there. And 2mm horsehide in Texas might not be so versatile.
 

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I find myself torn between the Iron Heart Black Battle Horsehide and the FCL Roberts. Anyone wanna add their two cents? I'm not sure I'd like the shoulder gussets on the Iron Heart because they'd just give me more fabric to swim around in back there. And 2mm horsehide in Texas might not be so versatile.
I mean, I obviously like the Roberts, but they're two very different jackets to me. The Roberts seems a lot lighter, esp considering the IH heavy flannel lining though I haven't handled it in person. I can't see how that's workable in Texas, but that's just me. The Roberts is more like a light layer and the design is more uncommon vs. the IH as well. I'd say it's slightly less versatile, but in real world practice I doubt it really makes any difference.

Also, SE is doing 15% off the store starting tomorrow.
 

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