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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8010 on: August 20, 2018, 10:43:55 am »
I guess Bosuzuku´s arent IH´s Major Target Group, more "Normal" Guys like in Europe and USA too.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8011 on: August 20, 2018, 10:56:21 am »
I guess Bosuzuku´s arent IH´s Major Target Group, more "Normal" Guys like in Europe and USA too.


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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8012 on: August 20, 2018, 12:49:24 pm »
Lets say something between Normal and Bosuzuku  :D

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8013 on: August 20, 2018, 01:04:14 pm »
@Steffen @theshigster In Weaving Shibusa Haraki-san mentions that he designs clothes he wants to wear himself. He's a Japanese biker. Japanese bike riders are what Haraki-san considers his core target group in Japan so most designs are made with them in mind and IH are seen as a biker clothing brand in Japan.

I don't think Haraki-san considers his western audience when designing at all. Giles tells a story of the first time H was in NYC at a SE party and he was bemused and amazed at the way people were wearing his clothes as it was not what he had in mind when designing them at all  :D

H is responsible for the fabrics and most of the clothing designs. Obviously @Giles and @Alex spec things based on Haraki-san's work that are perhaps more targeted at the international market. With jeans you have the 555, 666, 777 and 888 cuts that have been specced from Gosport, and some UHF colourways are IHUK designed/specced too.

The way the IHUK and Japanese operations inform each other is fascinating. Famously H never used to be overly interested in selvedge as the way the fabric performed was more important than the kind of loom it was woven on. Also interesting/amusing is that when G specced the 666 cut Haraki-san initially didn't want anything to do with it in Japan. That changed too :D

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8014 on: August 20, 2018, 01:04:37 pm »
Any chance of SBG in 888 anytime soon?


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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8015 on: August 20, 2018, 01:05:58 pm »
Any chance of SBG in 888 anytime soon?

No plans for the 888 in anything but the 142 and the XHSib denim, as it stands, but that doesn't mean we will not do more options in time.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8016 on: August 20, 2018, 01:08:04 pm »
Cheers Alex


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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8017 on: August 23, 2018, 09:23:13 pm »
Any plans for more indigo/indigo duck?

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8018 on: August 24, 2018, 04:13:43 pm »
is there a chance the ihsw-23 gets made in grey as well?
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8019 on: August 24, 2018, 04:27:25 pm »
Any plans for more indigo/indigo duck?
None, it did not sell well I am afraid......
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8020 on: August 24, 2018, 04:31:50 pm »
is there a chance the ihsw-23 gets made in grey as well?
There's always a chance, but not in the pipeline.

But how about this?  it's in the pipeline...

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8021 on: August 24, 2018, 06:09:46 pm »
that's grey by me..  :)
tell me more... fabric wise..
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8022 on: August 24, 2018, 06:19:33 pm »
Same as the IH sweats that were released last year. I tried on the crew neck top at FnC and it’s great heavy fabric.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8023 on: August 24, 2018, 07:36:57 pm »
Would've preferred them without side seams. At least on sizes up to L like on the IHT-1610, 1720 and 1721.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #8024 on: August 25, 2018, 09:32:12 am »
you mean like the IHSW-34? i'm not sure which one i had a look at, either the 31 or the 34, in which i felt it was a little light. but i prefer the material of the 10 because of how heavy and warm it felt..
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