Popular RPF Pulse Posts:

25 Star Wars Gifts That Live Up to the Hype
10 Memorable Marvel T-Shirts That Make a Lasting Impression
Check Out These Incredible Fan Created Movie Posters!
Our Top Picks for the Must Buy Games of 2015
Subscribe
  1. CorriTimigan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Messages
    118
    Jan 31, 2012, 10:07 PM - Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #1

    Hey there everypeople!

    For a long time I've been looking for a replica of Morpheus' coat from The Matrix films:

    Link: http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/movi...reloaded.shtml

    Look at that beast, it's awesome! The long double breasted design with the croc pattern leather, simply stunning. Now unfortunately I came to the costume replicas scene a bit late and I missed the Abbyshot train. As a matter of fact, the only place that does sell it is South Beach Leather.

    I'm fully aware of SBL's shameful status as a replica site but what is the quality of their material? They have the croc skin pattern I'm looking for and I'm thinking of contacting them to ask if I can just buy a few yards of that and having it sent away to someone (possibly Baron Boutique if they're up for it) to get a decent replica made.

    So, does anyone know if that will be worth it? I'm aware that even if I do ask for the material there's a small chance they'll sell to me but I'd like to know if it's worth trying.

    Thanks in advance!
    CorriTimigan
    Last edited by CorriTimigan; Jun 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM.
  2. Anubis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2009
    From
    Sussex, UK.
    Messages
    170
    Sep 10, 2012, 7:44 AM - Re: Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #2

    I've just received a full length replica coat from South Beach Leather and I really have to give them praise for the item! It is beyond what I expected and I am over the moon with their timescale, price and workmanship!!!!

    They are a it slow in replying but I really have to say they do come through!
  3. Heatshock's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2009
    From
    Middlesbrough, UK
    Messages
    424
    Sep 10, 2012, 7:49 AM - Re: Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #3

    Quality is pretty gd. Accuracy isnt. Comms are ok, esp.ly if u post openly on their fb
  4. Bill Clar's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    From
    Lake Mary, FL
    Messages
    66
    Sep 19, 2012, 1:07 PM - Re: Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #4

    A few years back I purchased Spike's leather trenchcoat from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The fit is alright, but the leather is not soft. It's too rigid and feels something a businessman would wear.
  5. IronWarrior777's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2010
    From
    Texas
    Messages
    548
    Sep 19, 2012, 2:12 PM - Re: Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #5

    I bought a S Shield jacket from them. I would say it was very high quality. Just order it a bit bigger than you would expect.
  6. CorriTimigan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Messages
    118
    Nov 18, 2012, 2:27 AM - Re: Quality of South Beach Leather's leather #6

    I must apologise for not replying myself, somehow I managed to unsubscribe from my own thread and didn't see all this until now. Thanks for taking to time to reply!

    So from what I can gather, the general consensus is that they make moderately decent, if not terribly accurate clothing. For the price of this particular coat I feel that probably doesn't surprise me. Perhaps I'll give them a chance.
    I wasn't originally going to actually buy their coat at all, but it doesn't look THAT bad. . . I'm not a stickler for screen accuracy anyway.

    It appears the worst case scenario is I get a fairly cool looking coat that may be a bit on the stiff side. Leather generally softens over time though, doesn't it? I'm seriously considering giving them a go.


    Anubis said: View Post
    I've just received a full length replica coat from South Beach Leather and I really have to give them praise for the item! It is beyond what I expected and I am over the moon with their timescale, price and workmanship!!!!

    They are a it slow in replying but I really have to say they do come through!
    Did you get Morpheus's coat or another? Either way, may I ask to see some pictures of you wearing it? I'd like to see how their coats fare outside of their website.
    Given their reputation, you might understand my hesitation :P

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jul 20, 2015, 7:16 PM
  2. South beach leather mad max jackets?
    Ghost Host, Replica Costumes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Mar 5, 2014, 3:36 AM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: Oct 22, 2013, 7:45 PM
  4. South Beach Leather Problems
    IronWarrior777, Replica Costumes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Aug 11, 2011, 5:34 PM
  5. Rocketeer Harness - South beach leather
    St. Matticus, Replica Props
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: Sep 2, 2010, 10:07 AM