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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2018, 06:51:13 pm »
Yeah, great fits and I'm jealous of the PJ! Can't await its restock.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2018, 02:12:36 pm »
That looks like a good fit, @GBurke

Thanks for the tips, too. I am trying to find a way around ordering two (or more!) sizes and sending one back. Postage is steep here. I cannot see another way around it, though, what with it not being possible to try on anything locally.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2018, 04:07:51 pm »
That looks like a good fit, @GBurke

Thanks for the tips, too. I am trying to find a way around ordering two (or more!) sizes and sending one back. Postage is steep here. I cannot see another way around it, though, what with it not being possible to try on anything locally.

You can buy return postage from us for USD20:

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/returns-shipping/
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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2018, 06:20:26 pm »
With a t-shirt and an Iron Heart flannel shirt:
108cm chest
48cm shoulders

So, it looks like an XXL will be the right choice for my shoulders and will give a 3" clearance in the chest, much like my old Levi's jacket.

I shall give it a punt. With return postage at £16, not such a brutal fee to send it back if it does not fit.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2018, 05:51:16 am »
With a t-shirt and an Iron Heart flannel shirt:
108cm chest
48cm shoulders

So, it looks like an XXL will be the right choice for my shoulders and will give a 3" clearance in the chest, much like my old Levi's jacket.

I shall give it a punt. With return postage at £16, not such a brutal fee to send it back if it does not fit.



@JimBobTTD go for it!  Post some photos when you get your jacket, too.  I’d love to see them.
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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2018, 06:49:57 pm »
@JimBobTTD you've made the right choice with the XXL in my opinion.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2018, 09:34:39 pm »
Annoyingly, something went wrong at UPS's warehouse in Denmark last night and the jacket was not delivered today. It will be here by end of play on Tuesday. Another five days! I shall post photos.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2018, 12:50:40 pm »
It has arrived! And on a Sunday, no less.

The fit is very nice indeed. I have tried it on with a t-shirt, shirt and hoody underneath - it gets cold in Sweden, and this is the yardstick. If it is too tight for that, it can only be used in the short period of early autumn and mid/late spring. It fits perfectly in the shoulder and chest. The length is excellent.

The sleeves are a bit on the long side, though...even with a bit of movement upwards when the elbow creases come in, they are long and leave just the tips of my fingers peeking out.

Photos when I can!

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2018, 02:10:28 pm »
@JimBobTTD  Great news. As a fellow Brit living in Scandi-land I understand the need for flexibilty and warmth in your outerwear. After my first type III I came to the decision that the way forward was multiple jackets. Watch out for that ;)

When it comes to sleeve length, unless you have long arms yourself then a bit of excess at the wrist is the norm. It’s an often repeated point but Haraki-San prefers longer arms on jackets so that they still cover the wrists when arms are stretched out from the body. This is the position of a motorcycle rider when holding the handlebars of the bike.

I flip the cuff of nearly all my IH jackets.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2018, 04:02:01 pm »
@JimBobTTD  Great news. As a fellow Brit living in Scandi-land I understand the need for flexibilty and warmth in your outerwear. After my first type III I came to the decision that the way forward was multiple jackets. Watch out for that ;)

When it comes to sleeve length, unless you have long arms yourself then a bit of excess at the wrist is the norm. It’s an often repeated point but Haraki-San prefers longer arms on jackets so that they still cover the wrists when arms are stretched out from the body. This is the position of a motorcycle rider when holding the handlebars of the bike.

I flip the cuff of nearly all my IH jackets.

@neph93 you are right, arm length gets mentioned a lot, by me also. I'd love to take a straw poll of just how many IH customers ride motorbikes compared to those that don't. The practical intentions of this clothing has been outshadowed by the quality and aesthetic that it's loyal customers love, I'd fancy!

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2018, 04:08:06 pm »
The sleeves are too short for me on 50% of our tops. Can't be all things to all men, unfortunately

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #56 on: June 24, 2018, 04:16:25 pm »
I'd love to take a straw poll of just how many IH customers ride motorbikes compared to those that don't.

In Japan, pretty much all of them. Rest of the world less so. But that isn’t the point, the point is the designer wants them that way. And as you say, the T-Rex’s amongst us generally find that the plus points with IH gear far outweigh an inch too much on the sleeves.

Also @Alex has gorilla arms


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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2018, 04:39:25 pm »
It is technically possible to shorten a sleeve that is too long, it is impossible to lengthen a sleeve that is too short.  So whilst we could spec shorter sleeves on some of our western shirts/jackets, it is just not a sensible thing to do. 
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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2018, 07:12:57 pm »
This ^^^^

I love love love the longer sleeve length on IH tees.  I'm a bit on the gorilla arm side so it works...plus it's much easier to get away with a shirt that has longer sleeve lengths than too short.  Nothing worse than sleeves that are too short.

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Re: IH-526PJ - Indigo 21oz Selvedge Denim Modified Type III
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2018, 06:02:31 am »
Fit pics!
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I shall take it out on a spin on the hog* this morning.


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