Mate, where's your BK? Is it in the closet or are you in the queue after laying out your money? Just curious. Do you think Good Wear or Aero or ELC would have any better reception here without a product to show? People wearing the product? People reviewing the product?ausreenactor said:Mate,
You are never going to win this one. Apparently the reviews and pics on VLJ from buyers who take the time to post, as recently as today, are not enough. When the Mods at the Fedora Lounge close it down they just start the barrage in this direction. A wait for hides is unsatisfactory. A longer wait for a queue is fine. Adopt that strategy perhaps. There are fewer of ANY style of jacket popping up these days as reviews or 'shares'. Regardless of anyone's leanings. Until you start a Gallery on the website nobody is going to 'buy' in apparently. Entice your buyers somehow to provide a pic or two. It appears the perception is you are just making your jackets for shits and giggles and no one is actually buying them? I use the Facebook page to see the latest offerings from BK. I use the website pics that others post to see the latest from GW. And for the most part I just use Google. That links me to everything everyone is posting. Some want it all laid out for them in forum, so be it. My jacket buying has tapered off of late. After grabbing the original Bronco from Aero I thought I was done. Only opportunity buys these days. A few good used Buzz Rickson jackets from Yahoo, a Good Wear USL via the forum and a RMNZ Dubow from eBay. I am not sure if others are forging ahead as they used to. Perhaps this is a cause of the concern for all vendors. Credit Card chargebacks are security enough for me when I purchase anything. I don't sweat the little things. Rockets and rogue Afghans are my only worry for the time being. I have an ELC Air Comfort somewhere in Milwaulkee that I am not sure if I will ever see again. Meh? Not worth losing sleep or hair over. Bigger things in life to worry about than a jacket. Just have fun making your jackets....and take pride in it. I think I enjoy badging my repro WWII M41s and M43s more than wearing them at events. And none of my A-2 jackets ever see the light of day. Until next year when the climate changes on posting to Sydney. Then I might bust out the Hartmann...
If you're so offended here, pony up, buy one and tell us all how great they are. As it is, I don't want a personal thread dedicated to my jacket and why I don't have it after months and months of waiting.
BK can win easily here if they're able to sell jackets and show us the product with a reliable timetable.