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Michael J Krell - affiliate thread (www.michaeljkrell.com)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. michaeljkrell

    michaeljkrell Senior member

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    I'm not sure if the linen jacket fits the same as the first jacket what was sold here, but I'm thinking it is going to be way too small for you Sauce. I am a pretty normal 38 (6'1" 160 lbs) and the medium version of the first jacket is just a bit too tight for me, especially through the shoulders. Kind of annoying, because I think overall the large might look too big, especially with how short the jacket is cut, not sure though.

    Im sorry to hear that it is a bit tight in the shoulders. That jacket is cut a little more extreme in the shoulders than the linen jacket. I don't know what to say. Do the shoulders need to be wider or are the arm holes not big enough?

    Colby, thought that jacket was always tight, but I could fit a shirt and hoodie underneath the size small and wear it alright. And the khaki jacket that I was wearing in the picture is actually slimmer than our current small in that jacket.

    I think whodini is the same size as you. Maybe he can add the conversation...
     
  2. raley

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    Im sorry to hear that it is a bit tight in the shoulders. That jacket is cut a little more extreme in the shoulders than the linen jacket. I don't know what to say. Do the shoulders need to be wider or are the arm holes not big enough?

    Colby, thought that jacket was always tight, but I could fit a shirt and hoodie underneath the size small and wear it alright. And the khaki jacket that I was wearing in the picture is actually slimmer than our current small in that jacket.

    I think whodini is the same size as you. Maybe he can add the conversation...


    Maybe we'll see what whodini has to say. I definitely still wear it and like it a lot though, although for some reason it has been in the 30's the past couple of days so there hasn't been too much use for that light of a jacket.

    Maybe it is not the shoulders on second thought, they seem to fit ok. It seems to be more of an issue of not having enough space starting from under my armpits and going around my back. For instance, if I just fold/cross my arms casually, it pulls a little bit in the back, if you know what I mean. It might just be an issue specific to me.
     
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    Maybe we'll see what whodini has to say. I definitely still wear it and like it a lot though, although for some reason it has been in the 30's the past couple of days so there hasn't been too much use for that light of a jacket. Maybe it is not the shoulders on second thought, they seem to fit ok. It seems to be more of an issue of not having enough space starting from under my armpits and going around my back. For instance, if I just fold/cross my arms casually, it pulls a little bit in the back, if you know what I mean. It might just be an issue specific to me.
    Raley, so you have this jacket? [​IMG][​IMG] If so, I'm 6', 160lbs which sounds an awful lot like you. The jacket fits like second skin on me (read: slim). Shoulders are the perfect width as the seam is exactly where my shoulders end. It does get a little tight in the back when I fold my arms (as can be seen in the rear shot towards the top of the jacket but notice the slack towards the bottom). Raising both arms straight does add a lot of stress on the shoulders to the point that I can't bring them fully straight. But I don't mind this at all because it's not that it's too small for me, rather that it's fitted. The arms feel a little tight around the elbows when I flex but then I do lift and don't mind the ladies seeing the guns (again, not a problem). Everyone has their own taste sartorially and maybe you'd be better off going up to a large. In my mind, though, a large on me would make it look a little bit more relaxed and loose like a generic medium. Aside from the minor glitches, it sounds you're still as much of a fan of the jacket as I am. What color did you end up going with?
     
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    Yep, that is the one. It looks like it fits about exactly the same too, with the way you are describing folding your arms and lifting them. Like I said, I really like it and wear it a lot just maybe medium and a half would be a little better for me. I got it in a khaki sort of color.
     
  5. michaeljkrell

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    Hey Raley. If you ever order any more outerwear from us, we will take this into consideration, and make sure that jacket will fit you the way you want it to fit...
     
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    Hey Raley. If you ever order any more outerwear from us, we will take this into consideration, and make sure that jacket will fit you the way you want it to fit...

    Thanks, can't beat the customer service here, hah. I will definitely be looking forward to more offerings in the future, particularly your 2007 F/W stuff if you decide to do anything heavier than light jackets.
     
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    How much are the samples going for?
     
  8. michaeljkrell

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    I got to start putting some up. They will be priced to sell. Knits(t-shirts mostly with a hoodie or two thrown in) will probably be $10-$20 shipped and jackets will be probably be $50-$60 shipped.
     
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    michael: any idea what's in store for the summer? My warm weather wardrobe is severely lacking right now and I'd kill for a pair of slim/lightweight cargo pants, or some tees with a slightly u-cut neck. and yes that "kill" comment was a threat [​IMG] EDIT- seriously though: do you plan to be more of a knitwear/jacket line or is there going to be some summery pieces in the future? [​IMG]
     
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    We will be getting out some tees for summer. Pants, hmm... Maybe.

    We are working on some more jackets, but is there a jacket style out there that you would like to have for spring/summer?
     
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    We will be getting out some tees for summer. Pants, hmm... Maybe.

    We are working on some more jackets, but is there a jacket style out there that you would like to have for spring/summer?

    I find that in the summer, I don't wear a coat unless I absolutely have to, so S/S jackets end up being less practical than they could be. If it's a bit cooler, I'll grab a hoodie, and if it's raining, I'll grab something waterproof, but beyond that...

    Your linen jacket is really great though and I might still buy it on principle.

    I can only speak for myself here, but I think the hardest pieces to find in S/S ends up being fashionable legwear- for when your tight dry denim is wayy too hot to wear. Shorts or slim linen pants or lightweight cargos, etc etc. I spent all summer last year looking for something like this, or some shorts that didn't look like utter crap and found absolutely nothing in my price range.

    It's really rad that you're responding directly to your customer base here. You'll make a fortune next fall selling wool duffel coats and EG herringbone bedford style jackets [​IMG]
     
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    I can only speak for myself here, but I think the hardest pieces to find in S/S ends up being fashionable legwear- for when your tight dry denim is wayy too hot to wear. Shorts or slim linen pants or lightweight cargos, etc etc. I spent all summer last year looking for something ....


    +1000!
     
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    I find that in the summer, I don't wear a coat unless I absolutely have to, so S/S jackets end up being less practical than they could be. If it's a bit cooler, I'll grab a hoodie, and if it's raining, I'll grab something waterproof, but beyond that...

    Your linen jacket is really great though and I might still buy it on principle.

    I can only speak for myself here, but I think the hardest pieces to find in S/S ends up being fashionable legwear- for when your tight dry denim is wayy too hot to wear. Shorts or slim linen pants or lightweight cargos, etc etc. I spent all summer last year looking for something like this, or some shorts that didn't look like utter crap and found absolutely nothing in my price range.

    It's really rad that you're responding directly to your customer base here. You'll make a fortune next fall selling wool duffel coats and EG herringbone bedford style jackets [​IMG]

    Those are some great pants you linked.
     
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    I got that jacket today. It is pretty fitted on me, a bit too tight if I zip it up as of right now, not sure if it will stretch. Fits pretty well if worn unzipped and its definitely cut very slim. Pics to come.
     
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    Those are some great pants you linked.
    I know! apparently they're from korea. (It was posted on another forum so don't ask me how to get em [​IMG])
     
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    [​IMG]

    I just took it out of the box so the lapels don't look right as of yet. I can wear this probably zipped with a T under it fairly easily not really with a sweater though.
     
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    I know! apparently they're from korea. (It was posted on another forum so don't ask me how to get em )
    They look almost mil-spec only slim. Damn good fit and I bet the wool is nice. Damn I need to find those.
     
  18. madgrad

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    I frankly would kill for a pair of slim fit cargo pants. It would add a much needed variety to much wardrobe, and work great for summer wear!
     
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    I as well would simply love slim fit cargos in the same style as the ones posted above. It's something so ridiculously simple... so brilliant... that for whatever reason hasn't been done yet (well... on our side of the world anyway)!
     
  20. michaeljkrell

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    Hey wc,

    This is probably the slimmest jacket we will offer. I think whodini said it well when he said it fit him like a second skin. If you want a size up, we could exchange it for you, just let me know...

    I talked to Colby about a pair of lightweight slim fiting cargos, and will work on a pattern for spring. I think we can get some fabric that will fit the bill...

    Sorry about not getting the samples up. Im going back to school part-time and working part-time, so I am little rushed. I will have free time tomorrow evening to take pictures of the garments...

    Regards, Michael
     
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