Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thread

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Anonymous

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Further research has revealed that the jacket has a pocket that is made to be waterproof!!!
I will show the relevant pics shortly.

This became known a few days back and in the meantime, we have been able to source the right material to make waterproof pockets.

Also, one member here suggested a particular lining to use and I will show that soon as well.
 

Who

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Impressive work Platon. You've excelled yourself with this.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

thanks and sorry that daily routine job (and arguing at other threads) doesn't leave too much time for this

so here we are



I can read: "all wool plaid body lining" we will deal with that
"durable cotton drill sleeve lining" luckily it's easy to find it,
"wool patented neckhand inside collar" already know about it, (see previous posts)
"new humidor zip cigarette pocket with a water proof lining"
never encountered that on a jacket before, but with a little extra effort was able to find the rubber fabric this requires to be done. Here it is:


what else? knitted cuffs, and cotton flannel lined pockets, easy!

have got some more related stuff coming, on the next episode..
 

Andreart

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

PLATON said:
thanks and sorry that daily routine job (and arguing at other threads) doesn't leave too much time for this

so here we are



I can read: "all wool plaid body lining" we will deal with that
"durable cotton drill sleeve lining" luckily it's easy to find it,
"wool patented neckhand inside collar" already know about it, (see previous posts)
"new humidor zip cigarette pocket with a water proof lining"
never encountered that on a jacket before, but with a little extra effort was able to find the rubber fabric this requires to be done. Here it is:


what else? knitted cuffs, and cotton flannel lined pockets, easy!

have got some more related stuff coming, on the next episode..

Are ya gonna sell it for $8.00 too? LOL
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Maybe will consider selling some for that amount for promotion purposes.

Before I forget, there is one more vintage ad we should take notice of



this one gives another take to the lining, "navy blue cotton melton", so I guess we should be able to have both.
Melton cotton could be hard to find but we ought to give it a try.
 

Andreart

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

well when you make your prototype make it in a 48, i'll buy it off you.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Thanks.
Well, we 're almost ready to start. Now we gotta make the label, order the various materials after we find the best quality etc. When all is here we will make the pattern. Luckily our designer is very good and will nail it with one shot.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

The release date of the subject jacket is now approaching...
 

Silver Surfer

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

manoman, what a cool design. do it! russet goat would be my choice.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Yeah, accepting pre-orders!!!!
 

Andreart

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Too late for me, i already had someone else make me one.
 

zhz44

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

What hide is it? How much is it going to be?
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

It will be made with Liberty horsehide, the new and improved version of it.
Price I don't know, but competitive for sure.
 

Superfluous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

What is the "new and improved" Liberty HH and how is it different from the prior Liberty HH? When will you be receiving it?
 
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Anonymous

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Too late for me, i already had someone else make me one.
I see, it will be battle of the Titans again (in this case good that we're Greek).

What is the "new and improved" Liberty HH and how is it different from the prior Liberty HH? When will you be receiving it?
I cannot say anything in this respect as these are trade secrets which have to do with the specifications of the leathers and the tanning process. I can only say that the new Liberty HH will look and feel better in comparison with the current (previous) and that is the difference BK's customers are going to experience. How we reached the improved result that is another story for another time, but basically through (costly) trial and error and hard earned experience managed to optimize the leathers. (This is why I sympathize those who announce that they will be using full grain leathers for the first time :mrgreen: - it's not that easy, it can take years until you get the right stuff).

So, the new Liberty HH is expected to be here in 3rd-4th week of July, unless otherwise advised by the tannery.
 

zhz44

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

So this jacket will be available in late July this year? If you posted this earlier, I may not order the Westfall but this one instead.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

No, not in July. A bit later, maybe Aug/Sept.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

We are "live" again

 

bretron

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Saw this on FB. Love the tag for sure. Fresh batches of Victory and the new Liberty all queued up?
 

handymike

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Re: Hercules 1920 half belt - "live" jacket development thre

Platon, I'm really enjoying this thread.
I have many photos of these jackets. If you want me to send them, please have Andy send me an email. Keep Posting progress pics!
 
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