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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9000 on: August 10, 2019, 04:35:53 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what effect,if any,Haraki's epic,potentially life changing,motorcycle trip out to Sturgis and back down the Pacific Coast Highway,has on his fashion sensibilities. I would think/hope it would reinforce the motorcycle aspect of IH. Time will tell.

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« Reply #9001 on: August 10, 2019, 04:40:11 pm »
I have.  My position is that fashions come and go, we'll keep doing what we do.  If we happen to be fashionable at any point, then that's just because fashion has decided that what we do is fashionable, we'll be out of fashion as quick as we were in it.  But, the cycle will repeat.

This is where we can sell some stuff that may be seen as a little more edgy/smart/preppy:

https://www.sondersupplies.com/

We have other brands in the pipeline, so watch that space...

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9002 on: August 10, 2019, 04:41:06 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what effect,if any,Haraki's epic,potentially life changing,motorcycle trip out to Sturgis and back down the Pacific Coast Highway,has on his fashion sensibilities. I would think/hope it would reinforce the motorcycle aspect of IH. Time will tell.
He told me he would come back a changed man.  I told him, he better not  :D
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9003 on: August 10, 2019, 05:17:39 pm »
Just let us know if we need to start addressing him as Haruki......

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9004 on: August 10, 2019, 05:29:03 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what effect,if any,Haraki's epic,potentially life changing,motorcycle trip out to Sturgis and back down the Pacific Coast Highway,has on his fashion sensibilities. I would think/hope it would reinforce the motorcycle aspect of IH. Time will tell.
He told me he would come back a changed man.  I told him, he better not  :D
.   I saw that exchange,and as someone who has done similar motorcycle trips,I think the change is inevitable.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9005 on: August 10, 2019, 07:53:53 pm »
I’m sure it has been mentioned several times already, but I wish Iron Heart would come out with a 25oz denim jacket.  I’m a huge fan of my IH-666-XHS and IH-526V-XHS .  I’ve asked in the past, and was always told that “it is too heavy to do the stitching for the sleeves”, but I have 25oz jackets from other companies, like my Samurai S551XX25OZ-20TH Anniversary Type I.  There is without a doubt a market here.  Maybe even do a test run with pre-orders only and eliminate all risk .   

Take it a step further....... add the ultra heavy flannel material as a liner, and a custom Good Art Pocket Snap.  I will throw all my money at you

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For you and anyone else asking for 25oz jackets - what's the appeal? 21 oz is already very heavy and IH has produced 23 oz outerwear as others have mentioned. Do you actually notice a difference or do you just like knowing your jacket is heavier than others?  I completely understand not wanting flimsy 10-12 oz pants/jackets, but part of me feels like the obsession w/ super heavyweight stuff is like a woman who keeps getting the size of her fake jugs increased because she's never satisfied with their size. Does anyone really want or need ZZZ tits?
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9006 on: August 10, 2019, 08:01:24 pm »
I don't know that I would be able to differentiate between 23 and 25oz but, at least based on my experience with jeans, there is a very noticeable difference between 21 and 25oz.

But I know what you mean. I used that logic to talk myself out of picking up that new SE 23oz OD as I already have the 526Lod.
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9007 on: August 10, 2019, 09:13:00 pm »
@Hematoma for me the weight isn’t the driving factor. Heavyweight denim in general (for the sake of it, lets say 18oz and over) has its charm and uses, but «the heavier the better» or «heavier for the sake of it» idea, isn’t my thing. If it was there are other brands making heavier denim than IH.

For my part, having anything made out of XHS is worthwhile. Iron Heart’s 25oz is probably my favourite denim, full stop. The combination of weight, softness, evolution, ease of use together with a whole load of aesthetic bonusens such as high contrast fades, vertical fading etc. make it very exciting and pleasing to own and wear.
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9008 on: August 11, 2019, 11:33:02 am »
For people who don't care that much about denim the 21 oz and the 25 oz might even look alike from a distance but they are completely different beasts with their own characteristics. I love both and for me they both represent Iron Heart at its best. While both are heavyweight denims the XHS makes the 21 oz feel even lighter than it actually is in comparison. The appearance of an XHS vest is a good sign that The Boss might bless us with an XHS jacket one day and that he loves the idea as well.

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9009 on: August 12, 2019, 10:29:06 pm »
Are there by any chance any plans for a rerun of the IHW-13-GRY/BLK or something similar to it? ::)

Unfortunately those jackets were produced shortly before I discovered IH which is why I couldn't get one. I feel like those jackets are extremely functional, warm and robust. I would love to see (something like) it reappear.

Also I have never seen anyone sell one in size small which is why I couldn't get my hands on it. Even tried posting in the WTB section :-[

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Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9010 on: August 13, 2019, 05:43:53 am »
Are there by any chance any plans for a rerun of the IHW-13-GRY/BLK or something similar to it? ::)


As a general rule, anything that ends up in the Outlet won’t be re-made/restocked. That being said the jacket came out in early spring when it’s season was over. This is perhaps a reason for it’s underwhelming sales. This is a real shame as it is an incredible jacket. Very well made and designed and functions wonderfully in the cold.

IH Melton wool jackets come out relatively often by which I mean they are not unusual to find in AW collections. There are two due out in October, a pea coat and duffel coat, but no M65’s in any material. There are also som Primaloft coats/jackets coming which look very promising indeed.

Good luck with the wtb post. I don’t think there were more than two or three in small, in each colour for sale so they are really quite rare in that size.
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9011 on: August 13, 2019, 07:57:30 am »
They did arrive super late in the season (Dec I think) and we were let down by a retailer who did not pay us, so we did not ship the ones he ordered to him.  The end result is that we had many more than we wanted and we had missed the main selling season.  We ended up reducing them by a lot, they are one of my bêtes noires and I'd rather commit hari-kari then stock them again....Sorry...
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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9012 on: August 13, 2019, 10:14:06 am »
Are there by any chance any plans for a rerun of the IHW-13-GRY/BLK or something similar to it? ::)


As a general rule, anything that ends up in the Outlet won’t be re-made/restocked. That being said the jacket came out in early spring when it’s season was over. This is perhaps a reason for it’s underwhelming sales. This is a real shame as it is an incredible jacket. Very well made and designed and functions wonderfully in the cold.

IH Melton wool jackets come out relatively often by which I mean they are not unusual to find in AW collections. There are two due out in October, a pea coat and duffel coat, but no M65’s in any material. There are also som Primaloft coats/jackets coming which look very promising indeed.

Good luck with the wtb post. I don’t think there were more than two or three in small, in each colour for sale so they are really quite rare in that size.

The only designs that appeal to me, when it comes to wool coats that is, is either the M65 or something like a university coat. When it comes to wool coats, I like them to be approximately up to the half of my thighs in length. The duffle coat for example therefore is rather unappealing.

I also dislike asymmetric designs in general such as the pea coat because of the double row button. To me, the M65 was extremely functional due to the amount of pockets and the hidden hood it had amongst other things.

Generally, selling or buying used IH items on the forums or anywhere else has proven to be a super difficult task as size small seems to truly be a rare size to ask for and sell.   

They did arrive super late in the season (Dec I think) and we were let down by a retailer who did not pay us, so we did not ship the ones he ordered to him.  The end result is that we had many more than we wanted and we had missed the main selling season.  We ended up reducing them by a lot, they are one of my bêtes noires and I'd rather commit hari-kari then stock them again....Sorry...

I didn't know the story behind that. From a business point of view it absolutely makes sense that you'd want to invest in other potentially more successful releases than on something you've had bad experience with. For what it's worth, I'm convinced that those coats are were one of the best winter releases of IH and definitely had the potential of being the most favourite winter jacket of the majority of the people if that retailer hadn't spoiled it for you (and for us)  :'(.   

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Re: Iron Heart Products - What do you think we should make?
« Reply #9013 on: August 13, 2019, 12:12:04 pm »
IHE-40 in 21oz black or SBG denim.

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I absolutely LOVE the look of this bag, but do not love the price tag, lol!

The only thing keeping me from buying one as-is, is the fear of what Maddy would do to me if my purse costs more than hers, lol!
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