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Mechanismo

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Hi guys,

Since I've been asked about this, I thought I'd made a quick reference chart comparing the various aspects of the current, major coat providers.
Let me preface that I do not own all of these coats and I'm only going on what my eyes tell me, feedback in this forum and my own views. The only area I think I might have something to offer is the custom collar sizing and the shearling material which I'll get into below.
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(Note regarding coat color: since the movie coat looks very different depending on the lighting and color grading, in my opinion, it’s difficult to say which one of the coats are the most screen accurate in this regard. Barbour-style waxing is a terrific option in terms of giving the coat character and sheen, but also darkens it. )

So what is the crucial thing every coat provider gets wrong? The collar. When strapped up/closed, they all tend to ‘smush up’ tightly against the face instead being a looser, funnel-type type fit as seen in the movie. Why does this happen? Because the movie collar is larger, curved and tapered. I.e. it is not just a straight, rectangular piece.

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**Note that the following two photos below are practically on a 1:1 scale. Aside from the different shape, notice the difference in collar size. This is the clincher.
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Thoughts on the various coats:

Soul Revolver: their professional photos look terrific and, honestly, go a long way in selling this coat. The stitching especially looks impressive. As with WSL, they would vastly improve their current coat by simply shifting the collar, on the left/short side, slightly further back, to about an inch from the shoulder panel, as clearly illustrated in this photo of the movie coat below:

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The size of the collar is also more accurate than the other coat providers but, crucially, it is not curved or tapered...it's just a rectangular piece. So, close... but no cigar. Their 'shearling' is pretty dreadful at the moment. It looks like cheap wall-to-wall carpeting. Other considerations: ultimately, IMO the coat is overpriced and only offered in standard sizes only.

Magnoli: Magnoli no doubt makes quality products but, unfortunately, they really did not get this coat right on many levels. I’d call it a nice (and very pricey) “BR2049-inspired” coat, but nowhere near a screen-accurate replica.

Zlurpo / Big Effects Props: If this coat had the right sherpa shearling and (slightly) enlarged, curved and tapered their collar to SA dimensions, they’d have it pretty much nailed. Pros? The great, competitive price for a custom-made coat and, crucially, they might be able to accommodate custom alterations like collar specs and shearling material.

White Sheep Leather: The coat construction is very durable, (solid and hefty) and they get a lot of things right. Sadly, ‘as is,’ the collar and shearling are way off. Pros? They’re the most inexpensive and also accommodate custom-made specifications. Cons: in my experience, liaising and back-and-forth instructions with WSL in Pakistan was tremendously challenging and frustrating. PM me for more on that if you’re interested.

The winner? On balance, judging on price/quality/accuracy, it has to be Zlurpo-Big Effects. If they agree to alter their current collar, providing them with more screen accurate specs and could somehow source the correct Sherpa-variety shearling, they would have the most SA coat without a doubt IMO.

Anyway, to quote the Dude, this is, like, just my opinion, man.
All the best!
 
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Shahrooz

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Mechanismo - what a great, thorough and informative post, as always. We are all indebted to you. Hello friends, joining the convo here. Met some of you already, thanks for all the support. I know I'm a bit late to this but great things, like this great movie and the even greater jacket, never get old. A question for all you SoulRevolver owners out there - has anyone actually waxed their jacket? I know some have waxed their WSL and their Zurplo jackets but I have not yet seen anyone here comment that they waxed their SR coat. I know some mentioned that they would do so once received but I'm just curious if anyone actually has. One of the reasons I ask is because as Mechanismo pointed out to me, the SR coat already seems to have a sheen/shiny nature to it. I understand it's 'washed and aged cotton' so perhaps it was treated with something during the washing/aging process. Question is whether the material would actually take to waxing and if so, would it look good? thanks everyone. So glad I found this forum. You guys are generous with your time and knowledge and definitely saved me from making some mistakes. Obviously, I'm leaning toward the SR coat.
 

kenobibale

Well-Known Member
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Hi guys,

Since I've been asked about this, I thought I'd made a quick reference chart comparing the various aspects of the current, major coat providers.
Let me preface that I do not own all of these coats and I'm only going on what my eyes tell me, feedback in this forum and my own views. The only area I think I might have something to offer is the custom collar sizing and the shearling material which I'll get into below.
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(Note regarding coat color: since the movie coat looks very different depending on the lighting and color grading, in my opinion, it’s difficult to say which one of the coats are the most screen accurate in this regard. Barbour-style waxing is a terrific option in terms of giving the coat character and sheen, but also darkens it. )

So what is the crucial thing every coat provider gets wrong? The collar. When strapped up/closed, they all tend to ‘smush up’ tightly against the face instead being a looser, funnel-type type fit as seen in the movie. Why does this happen? Because the movie collar is larger, curved and tapered. I.e. it is not just a straight, rectangular piece.

View attachment 1457205
**Note that the following two photos below are practically on a 1:1 scale. Aside from the different shape, notice the difference in collar size. This is the clincher.
View attachment 1457204
Thoughts on the various coats:

Soul Revolver: their professional photos look terrific and, honestly, go a long way in selling this coat. The stitching especially looks impressive. As with WSL, they would vastly improve their current coat by simply shifting the collar, on the left/short side, slightly further back, to about an inch from the shoulder panel, as clearly illustrated in this photo of the movie coat below:

View attachment 1457667

The size of the collar is also more accurate than the other coat providers but, crucially, it is not curved or tapered...it's just a rectangular piece. So, close... but no cigar. Their 'shearling' is pretty dreadful at the moment. It looks like cheap wall-to-wall carpeting. Other considerations: ultimately, IMO the coat is overpriced and only offered in standard sizes only.

Magnoli: Magnoli no doubt makes quality products but, unfortunately, they really did not get this coat right on many levels. I’d call it a nice (and very pricey) “BR2049-inspired” coat, but nowhere near a screen-accurate replica.

Zlurpo / Big Effects Props: If this coat had the right sherpa shearling and (slightly) enlarged, curved and tapered their collar to SA dimensions, they’d have it pretty much nailed. Pros? The great, competitive price for a custom-made coat and, crucially, they might be able to accommodate custom alterations like collar specs and shearling material.

White Sheep Leather: The coat construction is very durable, (solid and hefty) and they get a lot of things right. Sadly, ‘as is,’ the collar and shearling are way off. Pros? They’re the most inexpensive and also accommodate custom-made specifications. Cons: in my experience, liaising and back-and-forth instructions with WSL in Pakistan was tremendously challenging and frustrating. PM me for more on that if you’re interested.

The winner? On balance, judging on price/quality/accuracy, it has to be Zlurpo-Big Effects. If they agree to alter their current collar, providing them with more screen accurate specs and could somehow source the correct Sherpa-variety shearling, they would have the most SA coat without a doubt IMO.

Anyway, to quote the Dude, this is, like, just my opinion, man.
All the best!
Great post man. The colour chart is a great visual aid in breaking down each supplier. Thank you for going to that effort.
 

Shahrooz

New Member
Great post man. The colour chart is a great visual aid in breaking down each supplier. Thank you for going to that effort.
Agree 100%. He is a scholar and a gentleman - the time it took to put that together?! Everyone who's considering their options, including yours truly, owes him a debt of gratitude. I disagree slightly with the conclusion - I actually think WSL but only WITH Mechanismo's significant modifications, is the most SA and best looking coat followed very, very closely by SR. In fact, SR would be the clear winner in my book BUT for that fur collar - is that carpet?! I think Magnoli and Z both have significant short comings (still all four are clearly better than the abominations you can find on Amazon, ebay etc). just my 2 cents.
 

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