SF group buy poll: Skookum Varsity Jacket.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by shoreman1782, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I'm already having a few issues with the poll. Choose: sleeve type (raglan vs set-in); jacket composition (wool/leather); closure (zip, etc.); trim; pocket trim; embroidery or not (like "made for styleforum" or something); and, probably most importantly, colors.

    Most people have probably looked at the "Skookum Varsity's" thread, but just in case--there's been some discussion on getting a group buy together for a custom varisty/letterman jacket from Centralia Knitting Mills/Skookum.

    Jo3B pulled some nice examples from rakuten/other sources. There seems to be plenty of interest, but some disagreement on design. I talked with Centralia last week, and although I didn't get a lot of details (sizing/measurements; prices for specific updgrades; specific colors available), it seems a basic jacket will run between $100-$150 excluding shipping. The minimum order for a single spec/design is six.

    In order to get some consensus here, let's try a poll. Just pick your preferred choice, not every choice you'd be mildly interested in. Assuming this generates some sort of majority-preferred jacket, we'll get a real interest check and I'll get real prices. I reserve the right to wash my hands of this if you guys pick an ugly jacket.

    Design by democracy FTW. Or FTL. Hope we don't end up with a frankenjacket.

    Examples below, stolen from the other threads.

    All wool, burgundy with gray raglan sleeves (SF colors lol), snaps, striped trim
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    Wool with leather raglan sleeves, all olive (I guess?), buttons, plain trim
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    Wool with leather raglan sleeves, navy/cream, snaps, navy trim, leather pocket trim, extra zip pockets at chest and sleeve
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    Wool with leather raglan sleeves, burgundy heather wool, zip, zip pockets
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    Wool with leather raglan sleeves, navy with cream, buttons, cream pocket trim, burgundy trim
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    APC and Visvim versions (not skookum) with set-in sleeves, note zip closure on visvim
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    GAP denim varsity from the early 90s.
     
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    constant struggle Senior member

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    Vashin Senior member

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    cool now everyone can brag about their styleforvm internet membership [​IMG]


    I liked the first jacket.
     
  4. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Can I get A Straight Edge one?

    Uh, yes--just take whatever we get to your local trophy shop. That's where edge kids hang out anyway.

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    delirium Senior member

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    like the designs of the olive button shawl one
    and the burgundy double zip one

    so i'm down with something similar to either.

    thanks for putting it together, shoreman.
     
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    i like the apc version..
     
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    Teger Senior member

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    I'm interested as long as i tisn't ass ugly (it prob will be)
     
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    wiru Senior member

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    The Wisdom of Crowds tells me that this poll will result in an objectively perfect jacket. Oh, also want the fold down/shawl collar.
     
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    robertorex Senior member

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    like the designs of the olive button shawl one
    and the burgundy double zip one

    so i'm down with something similar to either.

    thanks for putting it together, shoreman.


    +1
     
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    +1

    +2. In the end I think i'd go Burgundy color over olive. How many times do you see/get to wear a burgundy jacket. More unique. My $0.02
     
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    dcg Senior member

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    Love the burgundy with leather sleeves, love the shawl collar. I'd be open to whatever regarding zipper/buttons/snaps.
     
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    I like the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ones best. I'm obviously partial to leather sleeves. I was thinking navy and grey, but I do have a number of jackets in those colors already, so maybe a different color might be better. Oh and yes I love the shawl collar as well.
     
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    Johnny Amiga Senior member

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    The Visvim jacket in SF colors (haha) with snaps instead of a zipper would be perfection.
     
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    What's the pricepoint going to be around?
     

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