Quality of South Beach Leather's leather

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by CorriTimigan, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. CorriTimigan

    CorriTimigan Active Member

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    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/movies/pages/morpheus-matrix-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!
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  2. Anubis

    Anubis Active Member

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    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

    Heatshock Well-Known Member

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    Quality is pretty gd. Accuracy isnt. Comms are ok, esp.ly if u post openly on their fb
  4. Bill Clar

    Bill Clar Member

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    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

    IronWarrior777 Well-Known Member

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    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

    CorriTimigan Active Member

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    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.

    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

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