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Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2021, 06:40:37 am »
It is probably my most worn Iron Heart piece.......
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« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2021, 04:38:38 pm »
I think this jacket would be damn nice and even more functional with a zippered pocket in collar that contains a hood just like the M-65 jackets.

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« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2021, 06:55:50 pm »
@cityofdelusion I have some jackets with thin zip in hoods and rarely use them (I also understand that you didn't ask for my opinion on the idea). It does add some nice rigidity to the collar though.

On this topic, when Haraki debuted the FW/21 collection on Intagram in Japan, he showed an IHJ-79 with a hood. I asked @Giles about it and he said that they didn't bring it over here because they never got to get their hands on a sample before they ordered their collection. I think it was called the IHJ-102 or similar. I've tried to track down more info on it with no luck. 
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« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2021, 07:03:27 pm »
@jordanscollected Better to have something you may need one day than not to have it :) I think this way, both customers that want a hood and that don't want one would be satisfied. It benefits both parties rather than just one (as it is right now). For me, it's only intuitive that a water-resistant functional (and light) jacket like the IHJ-79 should have a hood. But of course I respect your view on this.

Regarding the new iteration of this jacket with the hood: I'm so excited about hearing this! Thank you for letting me know :) I hope we can see more very soon, this is great news @Giles

Edit: Are we talking about the IHJ-79 with a hood or a hood hidden in the collar? I was referring to the latter.
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Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2021, 07:07:35 pm »
it's only intuitive that a water-resistant functional (and light) jacket like the IHJ-79 should have a hood.

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« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2021, 07:13:20 pm »
It isn’t if you’re riding a motorcycle.

@neph93 I was referring to my idea of having a hood hidden in the collar like the IH M-65 jackets. Don't want to create a large discussion here but: By that logic, if you're riding a motorcycle, you don't need the hood on the M-65 jackets, the IHJ-75 or IHJ-100 (?)

If you're riding a motorcycle and it bothers you, simply don't take out the hidden hood.

I understand that IH makes products for bikers. Then you simply don't use the hood if you're riding. And when you're not and you need a hood, you can consider yourself lucky that your jacket has one hidden in the hood. Intuitive, if we're talking about a functional jacket imo.

PS: Edited the message to express myself better.
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Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2021, 07:29:39 pm »
IHJ-79-BLK is my most worn IH piece.  If I want a hood, I'll wear a hat or something with a hood.
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« Reply #82 on: October 14, 2021, 07:30:43 pm »
IHJ-79-BLK is my most worn IH piece.  If I want a hood, I'll wear a hat or something with a hood.

Exactly. So: If you want to wear something with a hood, how about the IHJ-79 with a (hidden) hood?

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« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2021, 07:31:46 pm »
This is explicitly a riders jacket, the M65 is not.  I don’t disagree that functionality would be increased for the casual wearer, but if you are going to design a jacket that should act as an insulating layer, under leathers, for a rider, this is it, and a hood is superfluous to that design.
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« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2021, 07:37:09 pm »
If it had a hidden hood it would not be my most worn piece. I don't need the shag and hassle and compromise.  You want one, I don't.

Personally, I think the hidden hood in the M65 is a complete waste of time.  Obviously, lots of people don't.

The thing is that we all want different stuff from our stuff.  If we all wanted the same shit, life would be very boring....
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« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2021, 07:39:22 pm »
This is explicitly a riders jacket, the M65 is not.  I don’t disagree that functionality would be increased for the casual wearer, but if you are going to design a jacket that should act as an insulating layer, under leathers, for a rider, this is it.

Fully agree with @neph93 on this point…for a motorcyclist, a collar made thicker by a rolled up hood will never be as comfortable under a full face helmet as a thin, windproof collar which slides easily under the helmet. The reason I say this is a dream ‘motorcycle inner layer. Haraki san absolutely nailed this one perfectly for the motorcycle riders!
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« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2021, 07:42:09 pm »
This is explicitly a riders jacket, the M65 is not.  I don’t disagree that functionality would be increased for the casual wearer, but if you are going to design a jacket that should act as an insulating layer, under leathers, for a rider, this is it, and a hood is superfluous to that design.

The example I gave with the M-65 was to underline the fact that IH does not only make jackets for riders. This is evident, since jackets like the M65, if not for riders, are meant for casual wearers. Thus, this means that IH does indeed make jackets for casual wearers. If so, the IHJ-79 can be designed both for riders and for casual wearers only by adding a hidden hood. Win-Win.

Regarding the argument of a hood beeing superflous: I don't ride so I wouldn't know but let's assume that when you're riding you don't use the hood. But if you are not riding (since you wouldn't always be riding to everywhere at all times I assume) and it rains, the "superflous" hood could come in handy. And if it doesn't; tuck it back in.

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« Reply #87 on: October 14, 2021, 07:44:11 pm »
This is explicitly a riders jacket, the M65 is not.  I don’t disagree that functionality would be increased for the casual wearer, but if you are going to design a jacket that should act as an insulating layer, under leathers, for a rider, this is it.

Fully agree with @neph93 on this point…for a motorcyclist, a collar made thicker by a rolled up hood will never be as comfortable under a full face helmet as a thin, windproof collar which slides easily under the helmet. The reason I say this is a dream ‘motorcycle inner layer. Haraki san absolutely nailed this one perfectly for the motorcycle riders!

I understand. I cannot argue against the thought that this jacket, as it is, is very useful to riders. I agree that nothing should be changed about the design if it is so. But it could be tweaked to have a hidden hood also for casual wearers and released as an alternative product, no?

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« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2021, 07:45:25 pm »

Regarding the argument of a hood beeing superflous: I don't ride so I wouldn't know but let's assume that when you're riding you don't use the hood. But if you are not riding (since you wouldn't always be riding to everywhere at all times I assume) and it rains, the "superflous" hood could come in handy. And if it doesn't; tuck it back in.

@motojobobo just explained the reason why a hood would be a bad idea for this jacket, from a riders perspective.

As a self proclaimed minimalist, you can understand purity of design from concept to execution, I’m sure. This is made as a riders jacket. Can non-riders wear one, of course. But there won’t be a hood.
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« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2021, 07:51:36 pm »
@motojobobo just explained the reason why a hood would be a bad idea for this jacket, from a riders perspective.

As a self proclaimed minimalist, you can understand purity of design from concept to execution, I’m sure. This is made as a riders jacket. Can non-riders wear one, of course. But there won’t be a hood.

Hadn't seen his comment when I commented to your reply. @motojobobo does raise a good point here that I, as a casual wearer, obviously wasn't aware of. As I replied to him, however, whilst changing nothing about the IHJ-79, there could be an alternative iteration model for casual wearers that does include such a hood.

Minimalism does not mean less functional. To me, not having to additionally carry an umbrella or a hat is minimalism :)