Originally Posted by aeglus
how confident are you in your leathers lasting as long as i live
if you went the moto cowhide, I'm pretty sure it'll outlive you, and look amazing around the time you die of old age, unfortunately, haha. That stuff is so thick, it's nearing 3mm, it's like 2-3 kilos per hide, so the finished cowhide jackets will weigh something like 3-4lbs perhaps. It's gonna take the next couple years of your life, with hard real life wear, to wear in properly and start to blossom.
The lamb, it's so delicate, if you're a person who can take care of clothes well, then possibly it too, the lamb tends to break in within a couple days though and will blossom much more quickly, within the season you wear it I'm hoping, and then go for a few more.
I really, really like the way a non-matte unwashed traditional leather with a bit of finished sheen looks after a year or two of hard wear; you need those insane arm honeycombs, you need the bit of calandering that moisture and friction give to the high wear points, you get a few wrinkles in the back from sitting on chairs, the neckband takes on a more permanent shape, and all of those hidden snaps I've put on these jackets will start to come out and look awesome.