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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. LuxireStudio

    LuxireStudio Senior member

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    Makes sense.

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    The other image we had. Will talk to the customer to see if we can get an image of him wearing the jacket.
     
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  2. ChrisGold

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    +1, I started to write constructive comments but stopped, because it's so hard to tell what's fit related and what's construction related.

    It actually might be better just to show the jacket laid out on a table or floor, front and back, because now we're only looking at a small part of the jacket.

    The epaulets are certainly glaring, but they would relax a bit if they were on the correct size model. They still needed to be tacked though, from the looks of it.
     
  3. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Eek that looks very short. Is this jacket meant to be fashion or function? What's it made out of? Which vendor did you use?
     
  4. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    lol @ you guys posting your own product in this thread and then reacting like a child when people don't like it your jacket looks bad, accept reality and improve
     
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  5. chupas

    chupas Senior member

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    pls see me after class
     
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  6. Kid Nickels

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    :lol:
     
  7. navetsea

    navetsea Well-Known Member

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    I would say those epaulettes sit too high, u want to see the the top of the epaulette to make it look more 3 dimensional. that slant chest pocket is also probably a bit too high since it is party covered by the lapel... or probably the snap to secure the lapel is positioned to low.
     
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  8. fireflygrave

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    In general I can't picture the human body that was designed for
     
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  9. LuxireStudio

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    We make custom clothes. Made exactly as the customer orders. Hence, the fit is usually not a concern.

    Styling is done as the customer desires.

    Where we have our contribution is in the material used and workmanship. The leather, the metal hardware, the zippers are always of very high quality. Workmanship is something for which we are best known for.

    This was made in soft calf leather.

    We make everything in-house. No process is outsourced.

    A little bit about our manufacturing can be read in this post by a customer who visited out facility.
     
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  10. LuxireStudio

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    Happens sometimes. :)

    "Improving" has been our biggest driver since we started about 3 years ago. Anyone who has followed our journey even for a small period would agree.

    We started making leather jackets very recently. Made about 6-8 only so far.

    Our leather goods manufacturing is in its infancy. For the improvement we have seen, we are confident of them attaining the same level of recognition our other garments have achieved.

    Some of the bags we have made.
     
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  11. Distorbiant

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    Keep working on it then. Theres a niche in the leather jacket market that needs filling.

    The issue is that good taste and perception of leather jackets are hard to come by. It comes down to the small details, like the angle of the zipper which effects how much extra leather is double breasted, or the width and proportion of the lapels. Zipper placement, how exposed they are, how long they are, etc. Body to sleeve length proportions. Each of these seemingly minor elements can throw off the aesthetic value of a seemingly traditional jacket if done wrong.

    I think attempting to pull off a good moto/cafe racer might be a better place to start than a double rider.
     
  12. navetsea

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    that's where your mistake is, unless your customer is a designer... most people don't really know what they exactly want.

    you should make a jacket in a most ideal size to show its ideal proportion as a sample piece to better illustrate your products.
     
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  13. LuxireStudio

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    Thank you, excellent points.

    We saw this initially with shirts and later with all other products. The subtle improvements do keep happening with each iteration.

    It is an iterative and a participative process. The customer and Luxire work together to build a service that then fills the void.

    Will suggest reading a bit in our official thread here to see how members here have created an ecosystem that has enabled them to get what really wanted but not able to buy.

    That balance does come in over time. We do offer the option of making a jacket in slightly stiff canvas that can be sent over for trial. The customer can try it on and make suggestions about the changes in pattern and styling.

    Does take away a lot of the risk.

    But then, that is where Luxire way of working can be leveraged: We do not have a standard or fixed process about anything. The customer can decide, over discussions with us, how he wants to proceed with his order. It is a whole new way of buying clothes.
     
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    i appreciate what you guys do, but it still doesn't change the fact that the leather jacket is absolutely atrocious, even if you made it exactly the way the customer wants. would have been better to refuse to produce that imo.
     
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  15. LuxireStudio

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    The onus is on you to make it better. We can put you in the driver's seat, if you want to be there. Bring out the designer in you.
     
  16. LuxireStudio

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    How about this: Any style of jacket, in black calf leather: $500

    Includes one iteration of free canvas trial jacket.

    If the final jacket is not liked, can be returned for a full refund.

    Makes sense? Write to us here.
     
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    i respect what you do...

    small recommendation for outerwear which people always want a nice quality version of
    1. MA1 bomber - goretex or some water resistant fabric
    2. Leather Moto - see aero, TOJ moto
    3. Leather Rider - see vanson slim fit daredevil http://www.styleforum.net/t/387175/...-bros-slim-fit-japanese-double-rider-mto/1785 or one of TOJ's riders http://toj-gallery.com
     
  18. Kid Nickels

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    ^ If you prototype the jacket and tweak it, could actually work. What about sample swatches?
     
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    I may have an idea of who that customer was...

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  20. navetsea

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    how can you calculate like that? when you say any style someone here would draw stuff and want you to make it into a jacket with a perfect fit.
     

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