Wolverine's Jackets

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by LogansRunner, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Wolf Style:
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    Same color gussets
    Zipper on the left side
    No snap back on collar
    Gold Trim
    Front pockets zip up to close
    1-1/2 inches at the zipper and 5- at the back.
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  2. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    I believe Vanson Leathers made\makes it.
     
  3. Got Maul

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    vanson leather -

    Ask for Dawn, ask for the wolverine jacket, ask for GOLD stripes (default is red)


    OOPS.
     
  4. The Mantis

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    Dawn is not there anyone...but they all know what this is there.


    AND ask for GOLD stripes, NOT yellow.......
     
  5. GuntahKela

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    But be ready to wait a long time if you order one of these. I ordered mine's last September. After they told me it would take 6 to 8 weeks, when I called them in November, regarding an update. They told me, "we don't have the leather."

    You had my order for 2 months, and just now you realize you don't have the leather? I really needed it for a con in Nov. I even told them that I had a deadline. A deadline they said they could make with days to spare. I called them again in Dec., and they gave me the leather excuse again.

    Back in October, we were undecided about the size, so they said they could send me a slightly different jacket for me to try on; however, I will have to pay for it. A refund will be issue when I return it. Price was the same as the Wolverine jacket's price. Fine, I paid for it. That was a good idea, but they miswrote my shipping address, and the package spent a whole month in some UPSP warehouse. I called Vanson for them to try to track down the box, and they kept giving me the "what do you want us to do? The PO lost it. it's their fault"

    Well, you sent it, so if the PO owns an explanation to someone, it should be to you.

    After the PO found the box and delivered it to me, I called Vanson to tell them the jacket was here and well. The lady on the phone kept saying, "it wasn't our fault. The secretary miswrote your address." Uh, the secretary works for you, Vanson. Playing hot-potato with the fault is so unprofessional.

    Excuses, excuses. I regret my review not being more positive, for I heard great things about them. Their products might be topnotch, but their disorganized costumer service leaves a lot to wish for. In their defense, I will say the lady taking care of my order is not there anymore.

    I called them last week, and they tell me the leather came in. It will be ANOTHER month; however, the dude I talked to didn't sound too reassuring. We will see.
     
  6. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Can some one pm me specifics like the cost, for the future..
    -Thanks
     
  7. GuntahKela

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    You can call them and ask for all info and a mesauring kit with charts and all. Jacket is about $530.00 plus shipping. Ask for a pricecheck. See their info on their website www.vansonleathers.com
     
  8. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I did a product search, they have 3 different ones down prices from $559-about 715
     
  9. Funky

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    So...how does a LEATHER company not have the LEATHER to make a jacket???... :eek
    So what is it they ARE doing???
     
  10. GuntahKela

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    Is like a bank with no money.

    Apparently, they use another kind of leather for the X-men Jacket, and they were out of it. They were taking so long to restock, it seemed they were growing the cows themselves.
     
  11. dijinn

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    Sorry, not trying to ressurect an old thread... but I recently become interested in purchasing one of these "Wolverine" jackets from Vanson and I wanted to know how the final outcome on your order ended up turning out. So, far your story makes me hesistant to even place an order with Vanson.

    - J.
     
  12. darthgoat

    darthgoat Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious too. I'm getting to the point where I need a new jacket.
     
  13. TK502

    TK502 New Member

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    I'd like to know the outcome of this as well. If there's anyone else here whose gotten a Vanson, let's see some pics :)
     
  14. dijinn

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    Maybe at this point I'll just wait for MR to come out with Wolverine's X-suit then. Wonder how much that's going to run.... :confused

    - J.
     
  15. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    I heard that suit wasn't going to be released...
     
  16. dijinn

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    Nooooo..... Dammit, where did you hear that Sal? I just saw pix of the suit at Toy-Fair in NY just last February and I was pretty excited to see it was going to be available.

    - J.


     
  17. Starkiller0613

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    I'd like to hear about how your order is going too because I've seriously thought about getting one of these made and wanted to check things out before I made up my mind.

    Also, does anyone know about Wolvy's X2 jacket? I know it was made by Bates leather, but I don't know if anyone has looked into having one of those made. Any info on that version would be welcome.
     
  18. darthgoat

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    I know a couple board members have Bates jackets. IIRC the jackets were twice the cost of the Vanson ones.
     
  19. Got Maul

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    yup...and IMHO didn't look as sharp as the Vanson.
     
  20. Starkiller0613

    Starkiller0613 Well-Known Member

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    Could you PM me some contact info so that can ask them about pics of the bates? There are certain elements I like about that jacket and certain aspects of the vanson that I like as well. I'd love to see pics of both.
     
  21. dijinn

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    Yep, I would like to see pix of the Bates jacket now too. I am planning on eventually ordering either the Vanson or the Bates jacket. Just trying to see how people feel about the ones they've ordered.

    - J.
     
  22. GuntahKela

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    Well, I was just thinking of this thread today, since I still don't have the jacket.

    So, a month later, I called Vanson, and guess what they tell me?












    We don't have the leather.





    WTF? That's what you told me in November. It's already February, a month after you told me it'd be ready in a month because the leather already came in. So I started complaining about how their costumer service has given me the run-around, and the guy at the phone says, "Well, I'm not Amanda. I didn't give you those past excuses" (Amanda is the lady who took my order in September).

    WTF does that means? Someone new takes over my account and that entitles them to a fresh start for excuses? You are not Amanda, but you still owe me a jacket.

    He said he was gonna see what the deal was and would call me back. I asked, "Are you sure you will call me back? Because Amanda used to say the same and we will go weeks before me calling again because she never called back." He replies, again, "Well, I'm not Amanda. I promise you I will call you back today with an update. We get a lot of orders at this time of the year, due to the cold." I replied, "yeah, that's why I placed my order in September, so i could have it by now."


    4 weeks later, he still hasn't called back. I'm calling the owner tomorrow. This is ridiculous.

    I was tempted to go the Bates route, but their leather seamed way too soft. The vanson jacket is really strong leather and somewhat unconfortable. Like, if you wear it while talking on the phone, you will have to switch arms, for the leather will crush your front elbow from having it bent; however, this jacket can be broken into and sandblasted to make it softer.
     
  23. dijinn

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    Hmmm... I'm glad I haven't placed my order with Vanson yet. I was planning to place it this coming Friday too. I had a long talk with a woman on the phone (can't remember her name right now) and she NEVER expressed to me once that the leather was out of stock. Now, she didn't say it was in stock either... but when you're about to drop $500+ on a jacket, you'd think if the leather was out of stock, she would have mentioned it to a prospective buyer.

    At this point in time, I'm a little leary of Vanson and will wait to hear what GuntahKela's outcome is before ordering a jacket for myself.

    - J.
     
  24. Minder Thr33

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    Maybe Wested (the people who did the original Indy Jones jacket) might want to look into it. Not only would the jacket be more than half the price, but way better customer service.

    It's possible with plenty of requests to them. They're doing the Rocketeer jacket, and they just finished the War of the Worlds jacket.
     
  25. LogansRunner

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    Maybe if you want to call back again, you can just ask them if they have the leather in stock.. :)
     
  26. GuntahKela

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    Yeah, I was gonna suggest that. "Do you have the right leather for this jacket? Because JC ordered his in September and, as far as he is concern, his jacket hasn't even been stitched yet."
     
  27. Minder Thr33

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    Maybe not worded like that. You should play with them a little longer. Asking the turnaround time, what the holdups will be (if any), and mention that you need it on that specific day b/c you will be out of the country a week later. Then when they use their business salesman tactics to ensure that everything is ready and good to go, you ask them to pull up the JC file and explain themselves. Then you ask to speak to the owner.
     
  28. Kittlemeier

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    Bates pics

    Check towards the bottom of page one for pics of Jackman's X2 jacket before it went to the studio. K
     
  29. Banquo Fett

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    Vanson's site doesn't show the jacket. anyone have some clear pics?

    More importantly, anyone know of a lower cost jacket like this? Perhaps i could add the stripes?
     
  30. azuma

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    I made an order from Vanson a while ago, but never heard anything from them and they haven't charged my card yet.. Does any one here actually received the jacket?

    Azuma
     
  31. GuntahKela

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    Yeah, a few members here own this Vanson jacket, hence the motivating recomendations.

    UPDATE 3/30/06:
    I called Vanson yesterday. After I told the Lady on the phone for an update, she puts me on hold for a few seconds only to comeback with a suddend "Bunhoward" accent (Bunhoward (SP?) from king of the hill). All I could understand from her speedy voice was that THE JACKET HASN'T EVEN BEGAN BECAUSE THEY STILL DON'T HAVE THE LEATHER.

    I started delivering a certain annoyed tone, as I explained that this is the same excuse I've been given since November. To this, the lady on the phone replies, "uh-huh, I understand..."

    Uh-huh, you understand, what? Your own excuses? I'm supposed to say I understand.

    She said someone upstairs will give me a call to explain the situation. About 30 minutes later, someone leaves me a message in my voicemail that the material should be in, in a few weeks, or something. Excuses are starting to sound more like buzzing sounds to me.
     
  32. Minder Thr33

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    Are they even offering it to you at a discounted rate now? This is pretty ridiculous.
     
  33. The Mantis

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    I would cancel the jacket order....I have heard that Wested will be doing there own version and it should be about $245.....
     
  34. LogansRunner

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    Yeah, but maybe GuntahKela wants his jacket to be ACAP, which may be why GuntahKela hasn't canceled yet. That being said, any pics of Wested's jacket? :p
     
  35. GuntahKela

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    I think about this everytime I feel like calling them for an update. They already charged my card long ago and their refund policies are strick; however, since they haven't delivered anything or even began to make the garment, I guess I could try to get a refund.

    But I really want a screen acurate jacket. I just wish they weren't growing the cows themselves, or something.

    Did someone say Wested was making the war of the worlds jacket? I couldn't find anything on their site. Any links?
     
  36. The Mantis

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    I bought the Wested War of the Worlds jacket just 2 weeks ago...reveived it last week and I LOVE it....go on Ebay and do a search for WESTED.

    I hear their Wolverine will be excellent.....and they are potentially doing all three types....just a thought.
     
  37. GuntahKela

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    So, with what I'm paying Vanson for 1 jacket, I can get 2 jackets from Wested?
    Screw this. I'm calling Vanson tomorrow and cancel this motha. They dropped the ball.
     
  38. azuma

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    I got a message from Them saying that my Credit Card address does not match, and I checked my order status, and every information I put was correct. don't know what went wrong... And again, in the mail they said that they still have no right leather at this moment. So wested is going to make Wolverine Jacket? Did they got the correct pattern of the jacket or they created their own?

    Best,

    Azuma
     
  39. Knightsaber

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    So wested is doing a wolverine jacket now...son of a.... Aghh, figures after I go through all the trouble to have my "poor man's" jacket made, a screen accurate alternative is out for about the same price. I think I might just have to see what I can get for the one I made on ebay and pick up a wested when they're out. Well, thanks for the heads up on this.
    - John
     
  40. darthgoat

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    David,

    Do you have a timeframe from Wested on their Wolverine jacket?

    I'm very interested in this.
     
  41. Knightsaber

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    I was just thinking the same thing. Soon? Later? Any idea at all?
    - John
     
  42. snoose27

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    Wow,..

    What a Beating.... All ( old ) arguments aside...

    Wolvies Jacket in the 1st movie was made by BATES...
    I owned one.... and Have posted in the past...

    Wolvies Jacket in the 2nd Movie was made by VANSON...


    Believe it or Not, the 2 Jackets are totally diffrent...

    Cost of the Vanson... APRX. $ 600.00 - 800.00

    Cost of the Bates... $ 1100.00 - 1400.00 depending on Size..
    Prices may have changed..

    Mantis has huge Dialog regarding both jackets...

    The Reason it takes such along tome to make is...

    1. Custom Fit
    2. Custom Color.. They have to wait for the correct Leather in the Correct Color.
    3. Business Volume.. Since you want a One Off,.. and are notpart of mass production,.. Singles are not profitable... Most likely,.. they will hold your order in hopes of getting several more.


    Stay Hard,

    Snoose
     
  43. Kittlemeier

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    You got it backwards.

    X1=Vanson, X2=Bates.

    Did you sell yours? K
     
  44. snoose27

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    Yes I sold just about a year ago... My son made a Club Hockey Team,.. And needed New Gear... Sooooo the jacket was sacrifices...

    As for the Movie 1 vs 2 thing,,... This is why i never argued to hard w/ Mantis,.. I just knew the Bates version Kicks *,,.. I've seen the Vanson,.. I guess if you were a Cafe Racer.. It's OK,.. but their is NO comparison between the two...

    Kitts,.. Nice to hear from you... Hope all s well..

    I'll shoot youe some of the old Pics I took... Since I still, have trouble posting...

    Whats your e-mail addy...

    Stay Hard,
    Jim
     
  45. The Mantis

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    No arguement here...the Bates one is gorgeous. Just for me the first movie jacket screams Wolvy to me...

    No timing on the Wested....they seem to be a bit cagey about it. maybe because of liscnesing? dunno.
     
  46. LogansRunner

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    Is there any pics of what the Wested jacket looks like?
     
  47. Kittlemeier

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    I gotta go with the Bates on preference. I just love the added detail. The Vanson just screams bulletproof though. Very tough looking(in a good way). We should all be like Mantis and buy them all. I'll just stick with my screen used Lethal Weapon 4 Hilfiger. K
     
  48. The Mantis

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    Wested versions might not be premiering for some time...never know with them.
     
  49. Minder Thr33

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    That's true. They said they are working on a Rocketeer jacket since last year. Then in the fall, they announced that they are working on a War of the Worlds jacket. The WotW jacket is out, but no word on the Rocketeer jacket.

    Either way, I'll be waiting for Wested to make a Wolverine (Vanson version) jacket.
     
  50. GuntahKela

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    Costume fit, with Vanson, might be for people with special requests. Otherwise, they make you a standar adult size jacket, like 42 with me.

    Also, my complaint is none of the mentioned aboved was mentioned to me at the time I placed my order with them. I told them I had a deadline, and they asured me I'd get the jacket before it. It has been one broken promess after the other. It's bad bussines practice. I was planning to get them to make me a themed jacket, but they can forget about that.
     

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