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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12735 on: February 10, 2019, 10:48:57 pm »
I have an upcoming trip to Mexico and would like to order my latest IH wants and have them delivered to the hotel for me to fetch on arrival....
The hotel already confirmed they will receive and hold them for me.
I was wondering what the tax situation is in Mexico? Any forum member had stuff delivered there? Any probs or duties that I should be aware of before going that route?
Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12736 on: February 10, 2019, 11:10:43 pm »
Anyone owning a Simmonsbilt jacket with a Riri size 8: what side is the zipper pull on (while you are wearing it looking down at it)? On the right (typical USA) or on the left (like iron heart stuff, seems backwards)...

Also is there really any reason to go with a 2 way zipper on there? Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

I don't own a Simmons Bilt jacket (yet!) but I hope it's alright if I share my thoughts or observations with you. According to the photos I've checked out of the Simmons Bilt jackets that are currently on sale on eBay or generally available on the internet, the Riri zipper pull should be on the left side if you look down at it. Worst case you might ask for it to be on whichever side you prefer - after all you'd be paying a good amount of money for a great jacket and you should be able to get whichever detail you want/ is possible.

Also the 2-way-zipper is mainly for ventilation and comfort: When you're sitting and you don't want to take off the jacket, you'd zip up the second zipper (the bottom one) and that would allow for the jacket to basically not bunch up if it makes sense. As to the ventilation aspect, you may want to stay warm but still get some air when you're indoors for example and that's when it could come handy. I own a Golden Bear cafe racer jacket which I'm currently selling (as I'd like to order a Simmons Bilt jacket as well) and I can say that the two way zipper was only useful when I sat down without taking off the jacket. I can also see how it could be useful if you like to ride though!

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12737 on: February 11, 2019, 12:56:45 am »
I remember reading the advice of a stylist once, and it is apparently an industry view that when pairing tops and bottoms, the top should always be lighter in colour than the bottoms,
That's probably why black leather jackets never caught on....

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12738 on: February 11, 2019, 06:45:04 am »
I remember reading the advice of a stylist once, and it is apparently an industry view that when pairing tops and bottoms, the top should always be lighter in colour than the bottoms,
That's probably why black leather jackets never caught on....

It was probably in the 1990s, and probably Carol Franklyn, and she was probably wearing a white denim tux at the time. Jeff Banks on the other hand...

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12739 on: February 11, 2019, 12:42:50 pm »
Will there be a release schedule for the spring / summer stuff? Or does it already exist and I didn't find it?
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12740 on: February 11, 2019, 01:07:49 pm »
There will be.  We need to get updated dates from Japan
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12741 on: February 11, 2019, 02:10:08 pm »
Hi Giles, this is TSG in Japan. Where are you based? In Gosport, Japan, the US or .....where are you.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12742 on: February 11, 2019, 02:24:12 pm »
Our products are made in Japan, we run the International operations from Gosport in the UK and have a US based website.

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/content/about-iron-heart
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12743 on: February 11, 2019, 02:28:37 pm »
So Giles, you are in Gosport, with Adam. Love that ferry!

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12744 on: February 11, 2019, 02:47:24 pm »
Have been for 14 years.....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12745 on: February 11, 2019, 04:30:41 pm »
...with Adams and other charming people  ;)

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12746 on: February 11, 2019, 11:03:04 pm »
Yes, a lot of Adams over there! You are all lucky guys (and girls?) working with such great products. It amazes me that Gosport is the home of IH UK, I lived in Alverstoke for many years, and we never had anything like IH in Gosport before. A real backwater! Times change. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12747 on: February 12, 2019, 07:05:27 am »
It still is a backwater, that's why we like it.....

You needed one of these:

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/extinct/iht-3004.html

or

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/extinct/ih-gt.html

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12748 on: February 12, 2019, 08:54:33 am »
Yes, a lot of Adams over there! You are all lucky guys (and girls?) working with such great products. It amazes me that Gosport is the home of IH UK, I lived in Alverstoke for many years, and we never had anything like IH in Gosport before. A real backwater! Times change. Keep up the good work.

I have lived in Alverstoke for 24 years so you can only believe my luck when I found IH only 2 minutes down the road!
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #12749 on: February 12, 2019, 01:35:22 pm »
You are lucky! I live in Japan now.... a few thousand miles away. But the online shop is terrific.