Tailoring - Shirt ***1/2 Jacket
and Jeans ***
This time around we get 4
items in the set, his jeans, a belt, a western styled shirt and a
Although the shirt
isn’t 100% accurate in terms of the fabric used, it’s still my
favourite garment in the set. Firstly it should actually be a few
degrees darker and have a feint vertical
stripe it should also have buttons/studs on the double
pointed pocket flaps. However, these are the ‘pernickety’ finer points,
as the overall look of the shirt is actually very good, and the
tailoring works fantastically on the RM body. When I first unpacked it
I was surprised to see the lower arm seam to be on the outside, but
then I realised they were meant to be worn rolled up, so it was
actually a nice bit of observation in the tailoring because once
rolled, it makes the seam virtually disappear without bulking up at
all. It’s also worth pointing out here how my supplier went that extra
nine yards when distributing these. I first got this set sent courtesy
of Wai Man @ onesixthbruce way back in late July, but after taking a
few pictures I noticed it had microscopic red dots running alongside
the buttons, but Wai Man had already noticed and arranged for
replacements to be sent out for all the garments affected. So I’m now
lucky enough to have two shirts meaning I can pick a couple of buttons
off of the old shirt to give my new one those extra pocket studs… cool.
The jacket is also very nicely
observed, but still has a few small
inaccuracies but like the shirt it still looks petty
convincing. The actual garment worn on screen was made by CP Company,
so it wouldn’t have
come cheap; it has more of a casual/military
collar as opposed to the classic suit like lapels on the
garment here. This is however an easy fix, all you need to do is dampen
it down then iron it so the lower lapel runs higher giving you a much
smaller point. It should also have tramlines of double stitching going
down the front under the pockets.
Apart from that the rest of the details are very well observed, all the
pockets are working and the zip does up nice and high. If you are a
stickler for detail then it might be worth taking the oversized
zip-pull off, but I’m happy with it as is.
The jeans are also far better
than on the season 7 set, the fabric used seems slightly thinner and
the ageing/weathering is more pronounced, but the biggest improvement
is in the cut, as the length is now much better suited to this figures
height. All the pockets are working, as are the belt loops. Which takes
us nicely on to the last piece in the set, the belt. This is exactly
the same as the last one and is plain black pleather with a slide
through silver buckle. I did however decide not to use it on this
occasion, as Jack wears the shirt un-tucked, so you don’t see it
anyway, and by leaving it off you cut down on the bulk around his waist.
Quality - ***1/2
The general production
quality and observation on the tailoring is all very good, not quite
Harue good, but good nonetheless.
They have been creative on
things like the seams for the shirt sleeves, and instead of giving us
oversized stitches on the shirt and jacket pocket flaps they have
starched and treated the fabric so they can cut it to have a sharp edge
that doesn’t fray. All the pockets are again working and I had no loose
threads or uneven seams on mine. The zipper does up fine and has a
smooth action, though if truth were told it could do with having a
smaller zip-pull. Lastly the shirt does up with two small concealed
press studs, these do a good job of holding the shirt in place, but I
think a third stud at the bottom would improve the look further.
So to sum up, it’s a good
looking set that approximates the season 5 outfit very well, it has a
couple of small issues, but they’re the sorts of things only pedants,
obsessive and reviewers would pick up on, so if you’re not one of the
sad, sad people that inhabit one of those camps, you’ll be more than
Value - ***1/4
company that make this set are based in China, so I’m guessing you
might find it popping up in a few places if you’re willing to root
around, however mine was once again supplied by onesixthbruce.co.uk,
and they are selling it for £27.99 shipped anywhere in the
I gave the season 7 set a value
score of ***, and this set is only £2.50 more and comes with an extra
shirt, so it definitely deserves a slightly higher score.
Like the season 7 set before, this is really for your hard core ‘24’
fans. But if you do consider yourself to be a…? What is the collective
term for ‘24’ fans… ‘Nutter’!
Anyway, if you are one, and you already have the Enterbay figures, then
this is a must have.
It’s a shame it doesn’t come with any distinct packaging, but as this
isn’t an ‘officially licensed’ bit of 24 merchandise I guess that might
be hard to do. It is still however a very nice set, and I’d recommend
it pretty highly!
Now it’s time to wait and see if we get any other outfits for Mr Bauer.
Packaging - N/A
Tailoring - Shirt ***1/2 Jacket & Jeans ***
Quality - ***1/2
Value - ***1/4
Overall - ***1/4
to Buy -
Again, like on the season 7 set, if you’re UK, Euro or in fact anywhere
on this blue planet floating in space that we lovingly call home, then
check out onesixthbruce.co.uk, he can sort you out where ever you are
for the fixed price stated above. Other than that it’s time to don your
Deerstalker and start searching ebay
looking for a deal.