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Sartorial Leather Jackets by Craftsman Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Former Affiliate Vendor Threads; a Locked Forum.' started by CraftsmanCo, Feb 13, 2016.

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  1. CraftsmanCo

    CraftsmanCo Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    WHO IS CRAFTSMAN CLOTHING?

    Craftsman Clothing started in the early year of 2015 by three ambitious Hongkies who are menswear fanatics. We met on a local forum about ten years ago and have built a lasting friendship since based on shared passion in menswear.
    From experiences, we noticed trends come and go and there is certainly a price to pay if you want to be “fashionable”. Over the past years, however, the fashion landscape has changed with the invasion of fast-fashion companies. They allow consumers to catch up with the latest trends at an affordable price. But of course, you get what you pay for and the quality is far from sublime.
    Craftsman Clothing has a different curation philosophy, we believe in quality, long lasting yet affordable classic pieces. As our debut collection, we are offering some classic flight leather jackets that are put together with top notch raw materials such as exotic leathers from either Spain or Italy, smooth Italian RiRi zippers, authentic horn buttons and comfortable bemberg linings by our experienced artisans.
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    Our whole process from designing, choosing material, cutting and sewing, patternmaking, producing, doing quality checks to packaging are all done in Hong Kong. We take pride in the craftsmanship of our experienced artisans hence we chose Craftsman Clothing as our brand name.
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    We believe luxury is defined by the time you spend on designing and manufacturing a well-crafted product and the expert hands behind it; thus our goal is to provide our customers who have a strong character, pays attention to details and craves for his own style identity, “affordable luxury.”
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    Customers are also able to have embroidery options on their jacket lining; be it your name, initials or even a inspiring quote, not only will this make your jacket unique but personal, a discreet secret that belongs to you.


    WHAT DO WE OFFER?

    Jacket Style

    Canton: Our Canton model is the “A-1” leather flying jacket, it was conceived in 1922 and was standardised for use on November 7th 1927. The Type A-1 jacket was technically referred to as the A-1 Summer Flying Jacket. The jacket was also manufactured as Navy issue from November 1927 to 1931. The knit collar, was designed to secure snugly around the pilot's neck and keep out the cold wind of the open style cockpit found on most aircraft of that era.
    • 5 central buttons for closure with 2 buttons for neck fastening.
    • Bemberg lining with wool knitted collars, cuffs and waistband.
    • Buttons at the base of the waistband
    Lambskin: Navy / Black / Olive Brown / Bordeaux / Brown = 900USD
    Suede: Navy / Snuff / Chocolate Brown / Olive Green = 830USD


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    Hollywood: The Hollywood model is the “A-2” flying jacket, it was standardized by the U.S. Army Air Corps as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket adopted in 1927. The Type Designation Sheet lists the dates for Service Test as September 20, 1930, and Standardized (adopted as standard issue) on May 9, 1931. Broadly similar in construction to the A-1, it replaced the A-1's buttoned front and pocket flaps with a zipper and hidden snap fasteners (although some very early A-2's retained the pocket buttons). The A-1's stand-up knitted collar, which buttoned closed, was supplanted in the A-2 by a shirt-style leather collar, with hidden snaps at the points and a hook-and-eye latch at the throat. Stitched-down shoulder straps were also added to the design.
    • Snap-flap patch pockets with extra slanted pockets as warmer compartments
    • Shirt-style snap-down collar
    • Shoulder straps
    • Knit cuffs and waistband
    • Back constructed from a single piece of leather to limit stress on the garment
    • Bemberg lining with a leather hang strap
    Lambskin: Navy / Black / Olive Brown / Bordeaux / Brown = 900USD
    Suede: Navy / Snuff / Chocolate Brown / Olive Green = 830USD

    *A sample is being made and picture will be available soon!
    Nathan: Our Nathan model is the "G-1" military flight jacket, it remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard.
    • Fur collar (Option to choose a removable collar style)
    • By-Swing Back for easier arm movement
    • Buttons on front patch pockets with extra slanted pockets as warmer compartments
    • Knit cuffs and waistband
    • Bemberg lining with a leather hang strap
    Lambskin: Navy / Black / Olive Brown / Bordeaux / Brown = 950USD
    Midnight Navy / Noir / Oak = 880USD

    Fur Color: Noir / Dark Brown / White / Brick Red
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    Size

    EU 42 - EU 54 (US 32 - US 44)
    *MTM as an add-on option = 50USD
    Leather Color:
    Lambskin: Navy / Black / Olive Brown / Bordeaux / Brown
    Range Midnight Navy / Black / Oak
    Lamb Suede: Navy / Snuff / Chocolate Brown / Olive Green

    LEATHER:

    All the leather we use is guaranteed top notch quality of Spanish and Italian lambskin and lamb suede.
    Kindly email us if you don't see the colors you want.
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    WHEN WILL I GET MY JACKET?

    The current lead time from producing to being delivered will be anywhere from 3-4 weeks
    SO HOW DO YOU ORDER?

    We are currently working on a website which will make ordering easy, but for now please send us an e-mail to craftsmanclothing@gmail.com for inquiries or purchases by filling out a simple order form. If you are choosing the MTM option please also fill out our illustrated measurement chart below and send it along with the order form.

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    E-mail


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    Style


    Size


    Your Height/Weight


    Material


    Fur Color


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    Special Request


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    PHOTOS ARE ENCOURAGED FOR A MORE PRECISE FIT TO SHOW OUR ARTISANS YOUR BODY SHAPE SHOULDER AND POSTURE: (OPTIONAL)
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    • SIDE
    • BACK

    EARLY BIRD OFFER (UNTIL March 13TH)

    20% OFF MSRP + WAIVED SURCHARGE OF MTM

    SHIPPING

    50USD EMS WORLDWIDE SHIPPING WITH INSURANCE AND TRACKING#

    Thank you for your time reading this!
    Please leave any comments or questions down below and we will reply as soon as we can.
    And follow us on
    Instagram@craftsmanclothing for the latest information!
     
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  2. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Welcome. That suede A1 looks very nice!
     
  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Seems like great jackets! Can't wait to see the A2 sample
     
  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    This is excellent....

    Do you provide a physical store for professional measurements?
     
  5. bamboo

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    I am interested in A1, but

    Measurement is tricky and very depend on how you want your jacket fit.
    I noticed young guys tend to wear A2 very short and tight for example.

    Can you provide your garments measurement for each measurement points listed above for each size?
     
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    Possible for us Hong Kongers to try on sizes or do MTM fittings?

    Also interested in the A1 :D
     
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  8. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Just sent an inquiring email!
     
  9. ThunderMarch

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    Great looking product.
    Am very interested. Also keen on having more detailed instructions on how to do the measurements required accurately.
    Have sent you guys an email.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the look of the suede jacket
     
  11. CraftsmanCo

    CraftsmanCo Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks so much @Andy57 for leaving the first comment in our thread.
    Made in top class Spanish lamb suede, our A1 flight jacket keeps all the details from the original design but in a modern fit. The lamb suede itself is beautifully soft and rich giving a sartorial interpretation of classic American workwear. Optional side entry invisible pocket has been created to respond to customers’ demand as well.
     
  12. CraftsmanCo

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    We all know A2 but we can't wait to show you our crafts, @justinkapur.
     
  13. CraftsmanCo

    CraftsmanCo Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @add911_11, we understand one would be concerned about taking measurements for the MTM option. You would not need a tailor but just a friend to measure you, following step by step the guidance in our measurement chart to set up your measurement profile.

    Basically it would include each of the above measurements but more importantly it would be better to have a picture of you showing your body shape, posture, shoulder...for our artisans. We would review your measurements with your preference and interpretation of a well fitted jacket.

    Alternatively, you can just measure a well fitted jacket with any adjustments you want if you do not want to bother your friends.

    Yet, we do have a temporary office in Tsim Sha Tsui.
     
  14. Gambletrade

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    Awesome jackets! Might cop an A-2 depending on the model pics. Subbed.
     
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    I would also be interested in the a2. In my mind it looks like something that i would really want.
     
  16. Death24xASecond

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    @CraftsmanCo "Nathan" jacket looks really nice--very interested! Could you clarify if the fur is synthetic or natural (and if so, which animal)? Also, could you post photos of the colors "midnight navy," "noir," and "oak"? I assume midnight navy is a pretty deep navy color, but am confused on noir since you also list "black" as an option for the lambskin. Same confusion about "oak" since you also mention "brown."

    Thanks!
     
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    Great to see this post! sent you guys email asking about A1 suede MTM! Hong Kong people you can make it!
     
  18. CraftsmanCo

    CraftsmanCo Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi @bamboo, a suede A1 would be a perfect 3-season blouson for spring, fall and winter.

    As different people would have different interpretation for fit, our aim is to offer a full made-to-measure service at affordable pricing. Our price truly reflects the crafts and top quality of materials rather than a designer label. There are many traditional manufacturers doing recreation of vintage workwear for flight jackets, also in lovely quality but rather a little boxy and old school in fit.

    Our made-to-measure service requires communication with customers in details for fit, preference and any personalised needs. Could you please drop us an email for ordering details and the off the rack size chart?
     
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    CraftsmanCo Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi @cpmt10, A1 would be the best substitute for your BnTailor Suit when you dress casual. What a lovely fitting!

    At the early stage, we do more focus on MTM and we are still finalising the specs of our off the rack as we would like to offer both tailored fit and classic fit.

    Yet, we are happy to meet you in person regarding fit and specific needs you are looking for. Please feel free to drop us an email.
     
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