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Wool Bush Shirt ...

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by littlebiglane, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. sasquatch

    sasquatch Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Aye, fingers crossed for the Dutchies!

    Sounds good Steve, time will tell what's going on. I've been patient so far, I can wait longer if need be!
     
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  3. littlebiglane

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    Yep - Kev dropped us a line. At last there is some movement on this. Its great to have Arktis involvement as the quality of stitchwork and finish should be good - they are literally just down the road from Kev. The dutch wool blankets they are made from are cruiser weight and should keep out some serious chill and are much thicker than anything commercial I hav some across. I think Kev wants an orderly queue so he can get them produced in one batch. When the blankets have gone...then they've gone.
     
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  4. VirusKiller

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    I just spoke to Kev. Summary:

    - Kev's going to be doing these at cost price. We agreed that I wouldn't post the ballpark figure, but I think it is very attractive in outright terms and particularly given there's really nothing like this on the market. :)
    - He's got a commitment from Arktis to do 5 batches of 10 shirts.
    - The Dutch blankets he has selected are "type 3" (or was it mark 3?) which is a nice soft wool about 2.5-2.75kg per blanket.
    - The "type 5" blanket (not as soft, but denser wool - 3kg per blanket) will *probably* be available as an option.
    - The basic shirt will be made locally in the Arktis factory, three miles from Endicotts. Definitely not "Made in China" or Eastern Europe. Kev expects the quality to be very good.
    - Additional customization will be available and done at Endicotts.
    - I think he's going to want to make up another list of 50.
    - I'm stakin' my claim to be on the list(!), but given a few people already have theirs, I imagine that everyone on the original list will be okay, particularly as there is bound to be drop-out from the original list.
    - First batch should be done in the first week of October!
     
  5. Leonidas

    Leonidas Settler

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    Thanks for sharing viruskiller, the possibility of having the shirt ready for early (ish) October is welcome news.

    Tom
     
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    Just spotted this thread. Any room on the list left out of interest?
     
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    any chance of being added to the list regards dave:lmao:
     
  8. Twodogs

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    Me thinks people are waiting for a price :)
     
  9. VirusKiller

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    At the risk of being presumptuous, I'm going to start a reserve list, to be taken after anybody on the original list (should they wish to continue).

    I believe I've captured all requests to be put on the list in the order they were made.

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    Glad to hear i am going to get my shirt - finally, i got a call last october/november from kev asking for my sizes and telling me i should have it in a matter of weeks, a year has gone by and to tell you the truth, i had kind of given up all hope of this happening.

    Best be that i get my shirt first or at least before Tom hehehe..in all seriousness looking forward to this before the Scottish winter kicks in......
     
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    Looks to have been worth the wait, should stay nice and warm this winter.
     
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    I wouldn't say presumptuous, but depending on price we shall see :)
     
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    Would like to get in line for this!
     
  14. luckylee

    luckylee On a new Journey

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    if i could get one of these that would be great
     
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    Very excited to see this moving forward. I've been following this thread from the start :). looking forward to hearing from Endicotts on this.

    To avoid confusion, I'm on the list as kpmoloney at 23. I had my forum handle changed to match my handle on bushcraftusa.
     
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    Full update from Yesterday Evening......


    http://www.endicotts.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1931
    http://www.endicotts.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=2465


    #5 Bottom line. Cost. At this point in time I'm not able to quantify this as there are still several unknown factors. I would, however, antisipate that after I have paid Tim for his time / factory time and Materials etc. etc. all of ENDY's work will be done on a 'cost price' basis. So long as I can cover the Blanket and some basic 'on' costs my end I'm happy doing this for the minimum amount.

    Approximate cost of the ''finished'' product: £75.00.
     
  17. RichardIT

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    Me too please

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  18. sasquatch

    sasquatch Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice to have some good news on here, happy days! I've just read all the updates, I still have one burning question Kev;

    Will you be getting measurements off us for these as per the original batch or is it going to be more of a small, medium or large type of production run?

    Actually two questions for you;

    If you have all 7 grades any chance of a thicker grade if requested until they run out? I'd love one to be made from the same blanket I have on my bed, it's lush!
     
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    I think I am goingto start a new thread on this to wipe the slate clean......
     

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