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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2019, 03:58:32 pm »
I tried these on when I was in Gosport. I’m an XL in IH shirts and I tried the XL and L vests. I found the L ok with just a tee shirt, but even that was a little trim. I could wear the XL comfortably with a flannel and undershirt and will go with that one day. My conclusion is, go with your shirt size.
You got the XL eventually @neph93 ?

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« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2019, 04:24:13 pm »
@Signal11  I did indeed. On reflection it was the right choice. Despite missing the option to wear it over one layer, the XL is the more flexible size for me.
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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #77 on: May 11, 2019, 06:38:40 pm »
Thanks @neph93. I feel the same way about my size L.
The main reason for me to order this vest was for wearing it over my 35 while riding my motorcycle. But now I got it I find it's such a great vest, I would like to wear it all the time! With one layer the vest feels a little too big but with multiple layers like wabash or denim, the size is good.
Also as AdamC mentioned, with a smaller size comes shorter length. Not good if you are wearing an untucked shirt.

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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2019, 06:47:49 pm »

Also as AdamC mentioned, with a smaller size comes shorter length. Not good if you are wearing an untucked shirt.

I think the length was the important thing for me too. The chest if the L could fit over layers but as you say too much going on beneath the end of the vest is odd.

I just saw your shot of it over. Type III on WAYWT and it looks very, very good.

One tip, start conditioning the leather now, before it even looks like drying out. I use the Chamberlain stuff that IHUK sells.

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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #79 on: May 12, 2019, 02:19:52 pm »
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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2019, 02:37:18 pm »
Fantastic. Love the coordination with the Wesco’s.

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Re: IHSB-C3 - Simmons Bilt/Iron Heart Modified C3 Vest
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2019, 08:38:14 pm »
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...it has darkened the pockets and taping in a very pleasing way.
True. I used Obenauf’s and I like it even better now!  8)

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God-damn it... What are the temps like over there?..

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« Reply #84 on: September 07, 2019, 05:37:34 pm »
God-damn it... What are the temps like over there?..

11C in the sun. Bloody lovely. Summer ends in the middle of August up here.

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It's been absolutely lovely here as well... 17C° and rain... But 11C°... Sigh... Not yet...

And just out of curiosity: what was the highest temp you got during summer?..

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And just out of curiosity: what was the highest temp you got during summer?..

We had one super warm day when it touched 30C. That is very unusual (but probably won’t be going forward, the way things are looking). Generally it was an above average summer. Having a week of 20C plus temps and sunshine is normal, we had about three such weeks this year.