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post #26 of 70
If my grasp of the situations serves correctly, you can have more control over your BS jacket than your suit from TasT.
post #27 of 70
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Originally Posted by Zacdog View Post
Both of you guys are correct, but since black scissors has stopped making the repros, wouldn't it be close to the same now?
besides the obvious fact that one is making suits and one is making leather jackets, yes. the main difference is that TaT has a good reputation
post #28 of 70
Thread Starter 
man oh man I apologize for ever bringing up the subject. I didn't think this would spark a fashion debate.
post #29 of 70
That's the point of this subforum.
post #30 of 70
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That's the point of this subforum.
True. Not the point of my topic though.
post #31 of 70
Why are you all not wearing Levi's but choose to support criminal activities instead...
post #32 of 70
What's TaT?
post #33 of 70
post #34 of 70
In case anyone is interested, Soul Revolver also does custom leather jackets including ones inspired by those worn in movies (Fight Club, Lord of the Rings, etc.). Like BS it's also a U.K. based company and I've bought a couple of their items before. Decent quality and fit for the price but not sure how it compares to BS.
post #35 of 70
is that where you got the ill-fitting flashy leather jacket on WAYWT a while ago? Passsss.
j/k

they are much more expensive than bs
post #36 of 70
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Originally Posted by Narciso View Post
is that where you got the ill-fitting flashy leather jacket on WAYWT a while ago? Passsss.
j/k

they are much more expensive than bs
It actually isn't that ill fitting...it's the Fight Club replica jacket you can see on their site. Just looked a bit odd in my post because I was lifting my arm to take the pic. All that aside, the jacket itself isn't meant to be short and "tight" fitted like the jackets most of the other dudes around here wear (see the stills from the movie). I still get lots of compliments on it whenever I wear it, from guys and girls alike so it's a good option for when I'm in the mood for something that's different from the mainstream.
post #37 of 70
yes, it is ill-fitting. don't blame it on the camera angle.
post #38 of 70
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wow that was horribly unhelpful.
Hi. Just stopping in to say this was hilarious.
Carry on.
post #39 of 70
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Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
yes, it is ill-fitting. don't blame it on the camera angle.

I actually didn't blame it on the camera angle...I blamed it on lifting my arm, James.
post #40 of 70
I admire what BlackScissors is doing but also understand both sides of the argument. Mainly, that they got notoriety doing fakes, and might still be doing them were it not for the Italian shit storm that was most certainly headed their way. Their nose isn't clean, but now that they're running a rather transparent operation I give them the benefit of the doubt.

It's my personal belief that BS is the beginning of a new challenge for the world of premium boutique apparel:Bespoke Internet Fashion Vendors.

This is an entirely new market BS is addressing weather they realize it or not – Savvy people who populate places like SuFu, who are very cognizant of what's happening on the runway, but are several notches down the ladder of socioeconomic participation. Unless your shitting money, or place a conspicuously high priority on dressing well, paying $3,000 for a jacket is completely out of the question. These are also people who are not concerned with the snob factor of wearing a designer label - They're concerned with quality craftsmanship and being current.

Conventionally, styles work their way down the retail food chain, and as somebody mentioned earlier, give the masses access to the latest trends. Already Diesel is riffing off of Rick Owens stuff, and eventually we'll see Express and H&M do the same - except often the idea is completely diluted and lacking 'edge' by the time it hits pleb'-friendly price points.

But BS does a few things differently that change the game:
- One - Their copy machine is faster than retail. When product planners go through the pain of doing a season, there's lag built into the process. BS, on the other hand, can have something ready to sell in about 30 days, provided they have enough reference material to work off of.
- Two - Their craftsmanship is theoretically better for the money. BS is working with the same pool of suppliers and sweatshops that Diesel, DSquared and the rest of them are using when they go to town. If anything, their quality is on par or better than the non-Italian competition.
- Three - Bespoke capability. Yeah, you like a certain jacket but you want blue leather? You can have that. You're not limited to what's been ordained for the season's palate.

So this invites a tough puzzle for very high end labels with a relatively young constituency - If consumers are after the style and craftsmanship, and not the cache that comes with a brand, then lots of people are going to opt for knock-off. I don't see it as a matter of counterfeiting, it's really more like generic prescription drugs.

Is it right to blatantly copy the work of top designers? I don't see why not - it's been standard behavior in the fashion world for decades. The difference with Black Scissors is that they're accelerating the process, and delivering a much more targeted product.
post #41 of 70
Interesting... First, the BlackScissors thread on SuFu got deleted. Now their eBay shop has gone dark.
post #42 of 70
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
Interesting... First, the BlackScissors thread on SuFu got deleted. Now their eBay shop has gone dark.
They asked to delete the thread and will not take any custom order in the future.

Not sure about their ebay shop though, but I'm certain they are still in business.
post #43 of 70
Thread Starter 
they changed their ebay name to Blackscissors2
post #44 of 70
^ Thanks Mikey. Looks like they're keeping a really low profile.

My BS201 came in last week. Great jacket.
post #45 of 70
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
^ Thanks Mikey. Looks like they're keeping a really low profile.

My BS201 came in last week. Great jacket.
Show us some fit pics please!
post #46 of 70
^ I'll post something in WAYW. The fit is great.
post #47 of 70
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^ I'll post something in WAYW. The fit is great.

what size did u get and can u post measurements

cause im trying to figure out theyre measurements vs. tagged size

a few people are saying their ebay measurements are off
post #48 of 70
I'm a M in Diesel leather jackets and their M fits me perfectly. The arms are tight at the elbow, but that's intentional and will likely improve with wear.

I'm not sure about their measurements. The jacket I got showed a huge shoulder-to-shoulder measurement in the listing, but ended up being just fine.
post #49 of 70
whats your height/weight^^

[since i dont own any diesel tops]

fit pics would be great too
post #50 of 70
I own a custom bs jacket, it was cut exactly to the measurements I specified. I doubt that the measurements listed in their ebay auctions vary from what it actually is. I have not purchased a pre-made to test this though.

Grondie, did the measurements in the ebay auction match those of the jacket you received?
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