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The Japanese Repro Clothing Thread (Real McCoys, Freewheelers, Etc.)

HickeyBarnicle

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THIS store (Celluloid 1984) specifically. They are the only store I have found that removes tax for RMC purchases and charges like $30 to ship. So for stuff over $200, you are paying JP prices for it shipped and much less when you buy the nicer stuff. I got that blue flannel for $222 shipped and the retail would have been about $217.

Barnstormer uses a proxy that adds some fees and they don't remove tax. So the price comes out above JP pricing.

That said, buying from shoplostfound.com will get you the most competitive pricing if you are based in the US and dont want to buy from Japan.
Damn I wish I knew about this site when the CWU7/P was in stock!!!!!!
 

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How does Real McCoys quality of their outerwear compare to lets say Manifattura Ceccarelli or Private White?
I have a private white peacoat and a RMC M65 & N1 jacket. I’d say they are all of very high quality. No flaws in the stitching, although on my n1 there was a slight issue with the zipper getting caught on the tread but was easily fixed. Materials on the RMC pieces are excellent for intended use
 

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I have a private white peacoat and a RMC M65 & N1 jacket. I’d say they are all of very high quality. No flaws in the stitching, although on my n1 there was a slight issue with the zipper getting caught on the tread but was easily fixed. Materials on the RMC pieces are excellent for intended use
Saw an N1 for sale on ebay for 300 not too long ago but I hesitated cause I live in the south...
 

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Saw an N1 for sale on ebay for 300 not too long ago but I hesitated cause I live in the south...
That's a great price, I think I grabbed mine for around 450ish. Honestly it's a super warm jacket so I'm not sure it would be worn much in the south. I can wear it with a t-shirt and be warm in the 30's
 

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$300 isn’t a bad price for the kind of piece you can keep forever. Even if you use it once a year on some trip somewhere. It’s timeless so you’ll use it.
 

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That's a great price, I think I grabbed mine for around 450ish. Honestly it's a super warm jacket so I'm not sure it would be worn much in the south. I can wear it with a t-shirt and be warm in the 30's
I got mine for $500 (but it was the new Mccoy's one from last Winter), and yes these are *insanely* warm. Possibly the warmest jacket that I own. I can't imagine the utility of wearing one of them in the south at all.
 

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I got mine for $500 (but it was the new Mccoy's one from last Winter), and yes these are *insanely* warm. Possibly the warmest jacket that I own. I can't imagine the utility of wearing one of them in the south at all.
Agreed, you are better off just layering. I have a Buzz peacoat for when I need something very warm with room to layer. Majority of the time it doesn't get buttoned
 

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Speaking of McCoy’s outerwear, has anyone handled their A2 deck jacket? Seems to be the lighter equivalent of the N1.
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I tried on the buzz rickson and it seemed just as warm. I think it replaced the N1? Thick whipcord and a fur lining. Same concept. I wanted one but felt it was redundant.
Oh damn, for some reason I thought it was lighter… yep that’ll be too redundant
 

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I have OrSlow Chambray Work shirt size 3 BNW for 130€ shipped (+PP fee) if anyone wants it. Unfortunately too long in the body for me.
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new to the reproduction clothing area, so apologies if this is a controversial question:

How far apart are items from Bronson vs. Real McCoy's in terms of quality? I'm interested in picking up an M-65 field jacket, but for something that's a bit of a style experiment/outside of my normal wheelhouse $150 is a lot more palatable than $850...
 

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new to the reproduction clothing area, so apologies if this is a controversial question:

How far apart are items from Bronson vs. Real McCoy's in terms of quality? I'm interested in picking up an M-65 field jacket, but for something that's a bit of a style experiment/outside of my normal wheelhouse $150 is a lot more palatable than $850...
Assuming design details and measurements are the same, the RMC would probably just be better fabric/hardware, maybe higher stitch density.. which in reality is most likely better made than the original garments. For a clothing ‘experiment’ I’d say stick with the Bronson simply cause of the cost difference.
 

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