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[[SPOILER]] As size grading has changed over the years this is actually tagged a 42 and I'm usually about a M or 39. The pit to pit was about 21" and the rest of the measurements line up with a current size 40 cyclone tight fit with slightly fuller sleeves. I could fit a sweat or knit under it no problem, It looks slimmer as it had moulded to my frame.
Old fit shots of my late 70s/early 80s Super monza, wish I had better pictures but the jacket is no longer with me. The leather on this particular jacket was slightly heavier than modern iterations If I recall but has been treated the same and had the same characteristics-most notably the uniform fine grain and supple leather.   [[SPOILER]]
Before the super monza was introduced in the late 70s, in addition to the standard monza Lewis offered this...TOJ Banded collar sans quilting
 If you're using celebs to gauge a jacket makers worth, then Lewis Leathers wins hands down... that and the racing history and cafe racer culture with it. I don't think they're easy brands to compare as they offer quite different products. Regards leather choices Aero offer a much larger range of options that have more character and have great aging potential. Lewis use a very uniform, fine grained cow hide that is suprisingly supple for the weight but provides a 'cleaner'...
Looking at the Junya fit, Proposed changes are spot on as per Thurston's suggestions.
[[SPOILER]] Lewis leathers racing jacket no.442 They offer mtm, a wide colour range of calf and have added horsehide as an option for some styles I believe. Very good water resistance and very supple for a heavy leather.
Don't get me wrong I'm in agreement about the banded hem - especially on the front. It takes a 50s racing shirt style and makes it too 70s(?) It visually makes the jacket appear shorter also and impacts on the sharpness of a clean panel. Just trying to put out some ideas that allows the details we all like as it seems my initial post veers to closely to the Junya for Vansons liking...  [[SPOILER]]
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If the compromise here would be a banded hem on the body I could deal with that I guess...Do prefer the cleaner front though. Not sure on the exact details of the double Rider back-Is it similar to what I've done below? Excuse the rushed PS jobs    [[SPOILER]]
The pocket placement and slim fit are the defining elements for me. Reminds me of old racing suits you'd see in the Isle of Man TT  [[SPOILER]]  That combined with front facing sleeve zips and hardwear details like an exposed front double zip provides plenty of visual interest in my opinion. The back detail is the difficult one as you don't want this to be an exact copy of the Junya. I reckon the Daytona back design with adjusted fit and kidney panel shape would suit me...
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