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Old 01-24-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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What brands zip together?

I know several makers use the same zippers so their jackets and pant will sip together. Is there a chart online of which makers fit each other?

For example, I have a Fieldsheer 2pc suit but I would like to put a different jacket with the pants. Just wondering which brands can zip into those pants.
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Most jackets and/or pants have the other side of the zipper attached. Go to a tailor, have him remove whatever is on the pants, and have him stitch on the match.

Alternatively, have him just stitch matching zippers on everything. Cant cost THAT much.
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I would love to know this too. So if anyone has mix and matched tops and bottoms post up your mash up!!!!!

I believe I saw a thread either here or somewhere else and a guy said he zipped an A*s jacket to Teknic pants, but I might have been hallucinating again.
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Most jackets and/or pants have the other side of the zipper attached. Go to a tailor, have him remove whatever is on the pants, and have him stitch on the match.

Alternatively, have him just stitch matching zippers on everything. Cant cost THAT much.
False. I tried the tailor route and the cost of the modification isn't even close to being worth it. Just make sue the zippers match up when you buy the gear. For example, I was quoted $500, and the tailor told me straight up that even at that cost it wasn't worth it for him to take the job.
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False. I tried the tailor route and the cost of the modification isn't even close to being worth it. Just make sue the zippers match up when you buy the gear. For example, I was quoted $500, and the tailor told me straight up that even at that cost it wasn't worth it for him to take the job.
Was this to get a complete 360 zipper stitched to the leather itself. I have a jacket that I want to stitch a little 8 inch zipper too and it has a cloth tab for doing so. Therefore I wouldn't imagine it would cost $500 just for that. What was it exactly you wanted done that was going to cost so much?
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False. I tried the tailor route and the cost of the modification isn't even close to being worth it. Just make sue the zippers match up when you buy the gear. For example, I was quoted $500, and the tailor told me straight up that even at that cost it wasn't worth it for him to take the job.
Go to a different tailor man. To rip a seam stitch and pop on an 8 inch long piece of cloth with a zipper attached shouldn't run you more than $20 tops. That's why most manufacturers ship the garments with the other side of the zipper already attached. They know full well that you may buy a First Gear jacket but prefer the feel of Tourmaster pants for example.

Now a 360 zipper? Yeah - that's a little different.
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Was this to get a complete 360 zipper stitched to the leather itself. I have a jacket that I want to stitch a little 8 inch zipper too and it has a cloth tab for doing so. Therefore I wouldn't imagine it would cost $500 just for that. What was it exactly you wanted done that was going to cost so much?
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Go to a different tailor man. To rip a seam stitch and pop on an 8 inch long piece of cloth with a zipper attached shouldn't run you more than $20 tops. That's why most manufacturers ship the garments with the other side of the zipper already attached. They know full well that you may buy a First Gear jacket but prefer the feel of Tourmaster pants for example.

Now a 360 zipper? Yeah - that's a little different.
I was attempting to get a 360 zipper match, which is required for most track days, and for that it would have been more cost effective just to buy a matching pair. For the record, say you get the little 8 inch zipper fixed for 20 bucks, then decide to do a track day. Then what...

Bottom line is that it just makes more sense to buy what matches up in the first place so you don't run into any problems.
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I've run into similar issues with zipper fixes over the years. I will say this. Most normal tailors and seamstress don't have the right equipment for the job. This is what they told me in my hunt. To get that zipper on may require taking something else apart that their machine cannot put back together. I have a industrial sewing machine for sewing banners together that cost me about $1800 and it was already 10 years old. My machine can sew a new leather sole on a leather shoe, but cannot hem a pair of pants. The foot is too aggressive and just bunches it all up. So, I have a regular sewing machine to hem our delicate cloth flags and such. So, what I'm saying is that a regular seamstress might have to farm something like that out and it's not worth their trouble. I have my zippers repaired by a boat upholstery guy that I know....and it costs about $20. He even knows where to get those big zippers from. None of the tailors I talked to knew where to get the big zippers. They only know what they can get at JoAnn's Fabric and such. Good luck finding someone! Try some upholstery shops. Maybe Coleman's on FM 1960.
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But back to the million dollar question. What brands (or even particular models) of jacket and pants zip up together? Has anyone done this or is this virgin territory?
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