The Diplomat Gun Check

Remember that post I did a while back on Gun Check jackets?  Well, mine showed up, and I’m pumped.  I talked to my man Read at Diplomat Outfitters, and let him know what I was looking for:

  1. Unique, ‘brighter’ Gun Check fabric
  2. Almost fully unlined.  I wanted to be able to wear this almost year round
  3. The nice touches (working buttonholes, ticket pocket, soft shoulders) that updated it from the old-school heavy duty jackets

Needless to say, they delivered.  Read sent me a picture of a fabric end piece where there was just enough fabric to construct the jacket.  Since they have my measurements on file, I gave the go ahead without a second thought.  The jacket arrived four weeks later, and it’s now in the rotation:

How cool is that touch of light blue?

Not a lot of lining…


Your ticket, please…

I couldn’t be happier.  The guys at Diplomat did me right.  Expect to see this jacket quite a bit…  And I know you’ll ask: the artwork is by my man Tayler Ayers (@tayler.ayers).  He’s amazing.

Thanks to Diplomat for the jacket.  I really do love it.

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  1. Nem
    03/08/2019 / 8:21 AM

    Sharp!  How was the fit?  I assume, by having your measurements on file, you’ve purchased from them before.  Any final tailoring, or off the hanger ready to hit the street?

  2. Trip
    03/08/2019 / 1:59 PM

    How did you get fitted for yours? Did you provide measurements, or did you use their fit algorithm. If the latter, how was the process?

  3. Trip
    03/08/2019 / 2:02 PM

    Also, did you opt for half canvas or full canvas? Is your jacket the “half lined” or the “unlined” option?

  4. Geoffrey
    03/08/2019 / 6:38 PM

    I think I would have gone with some shade of brown for the buttons.  Black is a little too much contrast.  Sharp jacket otherwise!

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