Wolverine all day baby! Jackets, belts, claws, oh my.

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  1. Bowelrock

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    Ok I'm trying to find a decent Wolverine jacket. I searched the forum already but found nothing of any real help. I prefer the first movie, I know they were all different in there own ways.. Id love a Vanson but i can't afford a $600 jacket unfortunately. So my question is, have any of you guys bought one of these taylor made $150 range jackets on ebay? If u have how did you like it? How did it fit? How well was it made? Do you have pictures? Please if you can help me out thanks folks!


    I figure this is costume related. Please move this thread if i have miss categorized it.
     
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  2. DavidCoppola

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    Heron makes a good one. The language barrier is tough from what I've heard, they're in Mexico.
    Request a heavier grade leather than their stock though.
     
  3. yodakiller1138

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    Try Wested .
     
  4. DavidCoppola

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    Wested is so so...good if you have short arms and a long torso.
     
  5. superDrool

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    I would steer clear of Wested, unless you are honestly hard-up for money and you can't wait to save for one of Dan's jackets from Vanson. I believe David from UD Replicas is trying to feel the water on how many are interested in a run of all 4 Wolverine jackets. If I were you, I'd hit up David from UD and let him know you are interested.

    -Tony
     
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  6. DAVIDYR1

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    Thanks for the plug Tony. :thumbsup
    .....and yes, we're quietly testing the waters for a possible 4 style (meaning all 4 movie jacket designs) released. All identical to what was seen on film, or used on film is probably more to the point....and with removable CE Approved body armor making them suitable for riding.

    But, we're quietly testing the waters.....so we'll see.:angel:lol

    David
     
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  7. DavidCoppola

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    Well, look who's here...
     
  8. DAVIDYR1

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    Never mind us...What took YOU so long?:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
    :cool
    David
     
  9. superDrool

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    Whoops. Sorry David for spoiling the secret. :/ I would've kept my mouth shut if I had known.
    I guess I'll leave spilling the beans to UD from now on. :p
     
  10. DavidCoppola

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    I've been hear lurking for a while...like my avatar David? It's one of your jackets...very distressed and darkened though.
     
  11. DAVIDYR1

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    LOL...
    Not at all buddy.:lol It's not a secret.

    Besides, there is no 'quietly' testing anything when it comes to message boards. :)
    Word travels faster than light around these parts, and I did already make that suggestion of these being a possibility. I just added to your post...you didn't spoil anything bud. :thumbsup
    Actually, maybe this will open a discussion of sorts regarding this idea....to which I'd be happy to participate in.

    :angel

    David
     
  12. Bowelrock

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    I think the stuff you guys are putting out is well worth the cost in fact i believe buying your products is somewhat of an investment. They are that fantastic. That being said i think its a great idea making an affordable high end jacket from any of the X films would be a home run. I hope too see something soonish .
     
  13. Talisen

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    I should have taken a pic of David wearing my ebay Wolverine jacket! crap!

    Personally, it works for costuming, and I use it in warmer weather. At the moment I can't recall the maker, could be Heron, but I don't see anything on their site.
     
  14. Bowelrock

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    Id love too see it man even if its just a cheap jacket to hold me over untill i get a more quality jacket
     
  15. superDrool

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    Heron makes a really good product for the dollar. I own a custom X2 jacket from Heron, as both David's have seen over at the filmjackets forum. Heron makes the X1 and XO, pretty accurately. But due to past issues they have sinced remove those listings from their site and ebay. But if you contact them through email they will be able to make those same jackets to your exact (any specs, really) specifications. If anyone else needs info on Heron Leathers, please feel free to PM me. For those that ride, Heron doesn't specifically work in armored leather, they do however work in thicker quality leather that I used for my jacket that I ride with.

    -Tony
     
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  16. Bowelrock

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    Well id love too see a picture really.. Pics speak louder than words
     
  17. Bowelrock

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    Anyone? Really? Nobody has a picture of the Heron jacket in question?
     
  18. Phoenixv8

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    David, first off great work with the Tron suits and the Dark Knight jackets. If I wasn't a broke * student I would be rocking or the other right now but international shipping puts a real sting in the tails

    Secondly, I would be very interested in the pre x-men jacket Logan/Wolverine wears in the first half of the movie (dark brown with yellow arm stripes iirc) so feel free to consider me interested in the run of jackets

    Many thanks

    Phoenix
     
  19. Kal

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    I have a wested XO jacket . It is not bad, but also not the best. Would love the vanson, but out of my price range. Will get pics tonight for you.
     
  20. Darius Alucard

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    When these jackets become available for purchase, you'll be able to order them here - Universal Designs Ltd.
     
  21. Phoenixv8

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    Already got UD on my facebook pages but thanks for the heads up. Just letting Dave know of intent to buy as he is "looking for reaction" to gauge production value
     
  22. superDrool

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    Bare with me as I've yet to post pics here, and I have plenty to show, as they are up at fj.com as well. I'll try later tonight to post them all for you guys.
     
  23. Kal

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    Not the best pics. Had the kid hold it up for me while I snap'd a few on my cell.

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  24. Bowelrock

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    That wested looks nice.
     
  25. superDrool

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    To be honest they always do on a hanger. To be able to truly judge a good looking jacket though, you should view it on the owner or someone that the jacket fits properly. Not knocking the look of Wested's jackets, just the fit, you can really see where Wested falls short on proportions of waist length and sleeve length. Unless by some odd chance they finally figured out the right proportions of the the X1/X3/XO which I believe they used the same patterns but tweaked them to fit the respective jacket. Which if any follow's Dan's work, the patterns pretty much start from scratch.

    I know I promised my Heron X2 last night, but today will be in front of a monitor all day today, so I shouldn't have any excuses. :p
     
  26. superDrool

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    color of base leather is called: Mahogany
    -satin maroon liner with dual inner pockets, and the obvious dual outer pockets.
    - I haven't decided if I'll rip off the left stripe or not. It's still too new and I'm breakin' her slowly. :cool:

    I couldn't help but to distress it as soon as I was able to the night I picked it up from Fedex.
    With the shipping option of $35 from Fedex, it shipped from Central Mexico to my door in CT, in less than 24hrs!
    I used a shoe brush, slightly loaded with polish to achieve the dirty suede stripes that you can sort of see.
    I then stepped in the shower and proceeded to get the jacket all wet, making sure I crimped and manipulated the collar and rubbed creased into the elbow areas, hence the not-so-new look of the sleeves.
    Well, without further adue:

    The jacket before I got a hold of it.
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    Showing the dual inner pockets (the solid leather pocket was a nice surprise by Jorge).
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    My decision to add the underarm "football" gussets, which make a world of a difference when you ride a cruiser. (notice the # of grommets. I kept in theme with the three's).
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    indoor lighting for the distressed suede
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    Back shot showing where the bottom hits(just right :grin: )
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    Pockets and liner(whatta pimp)
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    Outside w/ flash(I'll take some dayshots and some wintershots in the future ;) )
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    Full frontal (studmuffin' around)
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    The 'from scratch' zip pulls
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    One of my favorite details: the sleeve gussets :cool:
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    Plyable yet sturdy leather, you can see the sleeves got the most attention.
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    Oh, and someone was nice enough to send me their gray paisley shirt that you see.
    Comments and critisism are always welcome (unless you think the jacket just doesn't fit).
    Enjoy.
     
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  27. superDrool

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    with flash
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    with flash and flourescent room lighting
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    (my wife lol)
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  28. superDrool

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    Thoughts and comments on the jacket are always welcome and appreciated. On accuracy based from Bate's original X2 for the film back in '03, it has come to light that the brown suede actually sits below (as the base layer) the accent pieces on the side.

    -Tony
     
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  29. Bowelrock

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    That is a fantastic looking jacket!~
     
  30. Phoenixv8

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    dammit, just looked on the heron website and it looks as if the x2 is no longer listed :(
     
  31. superDrool

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    Thanks Bowelrock! Alot of emails swapped back and forth for 4 months to get it to look that way. On the language barrier from Miguel in Mexico. It wasn't as bad as you might hear. He relayed what he was asking very well. As he ensured me that I was in charge of the jacket, not the other way around. So customer relations was really positive. He used to sell his X1 and XO's on ebay constantly, to which you could see his work displayed and was head above the other hackjobs on there now. But unfortunately they've resorted back to their site to sell their replica jackets now.

    Heron only displayed the X1, XO, Bride moto jacket from Kill Bill and the Tom Cruise War of the Worlds jacket. The X2 was a one-off, custom that I special ordered.
     
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  32. Spaz

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    I have the Heron X1 and I love it. The color is a little too light, but I can't bring myself to weather it because I wear it every day.
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  33. Bowelrock

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    Were are the arm stripes?
     
  34. Spaz

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    They're there, but like I said the base color is a bit too light so they don't stand out as much as they should. Stripe at the bottom is correct shape too.

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  35. superDrool

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    Wested makes good quality jackets for a decent price (hence the look). Just the attention to detail is just not there.
    Those are some really sweet side burns though, Spaz!
     
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  36. Bowelrock

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    Ill be going with Heron.. But it will Be an X-1 wolverine jacket :) what color should i ask for for the arm and waste stripes?
     
  37. Spaz

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    I just got whatever the standard was (bought it from their eBay store at the time) so I have no advice in that regard.
     
  38. superDrool

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    An 'amber tan' color would work. Ask for a bunch of color samples to choose from.
     
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  40. Bowelrock

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    Looks great but im going for the X1 nothin beats it for me. I don't like the half arm strips
     
  41. superDrool

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    I completely understand your reasoning. Half stripe = half assed, right? ;)
    This jacket sent me searching for the best replica out there and I eventually found the Vanson version over at fj.com
    I've never made such a solid decision in finding that site. It compliments the RPF perfectly.
     
  42. IndyBlues

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    Hail hail, the Gangs all here!! David, Super Drool, and David Copolla, Nice to see my FILMJACKETS.COM buddies at the RPF. This is a great place!
    Mike
     
  43. Bowelrock

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    The origins jacket would have been much better looking with Full wrap stripes and thicker leather.
     
  44. superDrool

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    I couldn't agree with you more, Bowelrock.
    The Fox production/design team completely failed again. Nothing more annoying that continuity being constantly screwed with to suit someone's personal taste. What ever happen to canon film-decision making? It doesn't exist anymore, I swear.


    Mike!!!!!!!! Glad you could rejoin the group in talks of jacket-nerding!

    Mechanic would be here as well, but he's a little busy with things such as making us all patches. :lol

    -Tony
     
  45. superDrool

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    Mens Movie Replica Style Leather Jackets - Leather Next

    Bowelrock,

    Here's another choice I figured you might want to consider, as they seem to be in line with what Wested offers, but if the end result is anything like their site pics, they are already leaps and bounds better than Wested.
     
  46. Bowelrock

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    Miguel has been really good with keeping in contact and answering any questions i have.. IM gonna have him make an X-1 in the same style ur X-2 is in just with the solid color stripes.. Im pretty excited
     
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  47. superDrool

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    Ah Snap! Totally looking foward to seeing the results. You have to promise to post any updates with lots of pics of the process. :love

    I did that over at fj.com to supliment the rabid folks over there as well as to tide myself over of excitement.
     
  48. Bowelrock

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    Its worth it for a taylor fit leather jacket... I'm sure the fit and finish is as nice as any Vanson jacket.
     
  49. superDrool

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    Heh, I wouldn't know. I don't own any. But I'll bet it comes pretty * close.
     
  50. Rupert_Angier

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    I'm looking forward to seeing the product that UD's going to put out in the future. However, I'm waiting for Dan's X2 to hit the market. I've two Danson jackets, and I love them. Yes, there is a wait!! I waited seven months for one (my X-1 with red stripes), was gone on deployment for my X-3 (so it was waiting for me when I got home), and am waiting (over a year, but that's cool with me!) for a horsehide X-1 (red stripes, of course!)
     

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