The horizontal pockets take it out of the douchy-rock/moviestar-I-live-in-LA look and into a more historically-researched-garment place. It's sill a black leather jacket but is subtly more sophisticated. I like it.
Go to Hostem. Probably one of the best stores in the world right now. They're in the middle of redoing the store but I'm not sure if they've started yet. If it's out of the way, maybe call first just to make sure.
I will be in Paris as well... From Thursday night to who knows when... I'll be incredibly busy the whole time working a show/showroom but if anyone hears of anything good going I could do a meet/greet.
Not to be a dick but those brands listed don't look good on chunky folks. Look at para with his CCP suit. He's barely overweight, maybe not even technically overweight but he's not stick thin and it looks not great on him.
I've seen larger guys wearing RO and even though a lot of it is loose and "baggy" it still looks pretty bad. BBS or Julius are only built for super skinny.
Maybe try some of the Dior jeans?
The worst is the subway tunnel in summer. Have they installed a/c in the platforms yet?
I remember some cars on certain lines not having a/c yet (not all of them were changed over from the old cars) and those cars were hell-on-earth in summer. It was such a pleasure when they all finally changed to a/c.
Era Pros will probably last 2 (maybe 3) summers. They're like $65 (might only be sold in skate shops) and they have leather/suede toe panels, better insoles and are generally tougher. I skate in em and they last at least 10 times as long as normal eras and they're way comfier for my old bones.
I find the point of failure of regular eras is toe blowout but the leather helps counteract this on the Pro version.
Oh my lord this thread is unbelievable!
sinnedk wondering about the quality of the leather on a jacket he owns?!? Here's an idea: you own the jacket? TOUCH THE FUCKING THING. LOOK AT IT. Why rely on the speculation of some strangers (way after you've owned the jacket for a while) on the Internet to tell you about the quality of a jacket that you have hanging in your own closet? Meanwhile he's giving completely random and undereducated advice to people about boots that...