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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by amirrorcrackd
If you're talking about the one at the Filene's Basement in NYC, DEFINITELY skip it. Theory's pricing is borderline insulting.

Dan

Yeah but on sale some pieces are quite nice IMHO.
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fuuma
Yeah but on sale some pieces are quite nice IMHO.

That was my feeling. I might wait around a couple weeks and see if Filenes Basement "automatic markedown" brings it under $200 at any point. I found a pretty good pic. Its like this, but thinner leather (As its not supposed to provide any padding, just look cool). I liked the nice floppiness of the chest/collar/lapel whatever. Anyway, a Brando-look for under $200 sounds pretty good to me.
post #18 of 33
First im assuming you ride. Motorcycle jackets are made to take a beating. First i'd make sure it can take the abrasion of sliding on concrete, than it has the propper armor for a crash. Than next, how it looks. If you don't ride, than by all means go for looks alone.
post #19 of 33
I'm going to assume you don't ride. If you did, you wouldn't want to ride in that, it's too thin. I'm also going to assume you are not actually one of the Ramones or a member of Guitarwolf. If I am right, I would suggest you not get a jacket in the Perfecto style (zippers and snaps and buckles, etc). I ride a motorcycle every day and I would still not get a jacket in that style.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but...



No offense intended.
post #20 of 33
J,

As I'm sure you know, Theory is definitely one of the brands of choice for Leather-daddies everywhere.

John
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by Flame
Not a fan of the distressing. I like to break my leather in just like my denim.

It'd take a lifetime to get leather distressed like that wouldn't it?
post #22 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by j


sounds like a pass... thanks guys!
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
sounds like a pass... thanks guys!

Well I like it, and (I'm unaware of it's quality/fit in person) but if you like everything about it I'd say go for it at $500. Just because you can get "better leather" or "better name" doesn't mean those will look as good on you which is most important.
post #24 of 33
I intend to search your office. Peter Lorre was excellent.
post #25 of 33
If you want something similar but less... , look into cafe style jackets. Those are the very short cut ones with the short mandarin snap collar and very plain front. The Schott 141 is probably the most common, and Vanson makes a couple models in that style, along with all the moto companies and many other more fashion oriented brands. If you get a "real" one, check that the one you get has side hand pockets, as it is a bit awkward not to have them. If you go with Vanson, I do not suggest getting their heavyweight leather. I ride in one of those and it is not comfortable for lounging around in.


(Schott 141)
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by j


What's that emoticon? It looks like someone with a dirty sanchez wearing a newspaper hat
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
What's that emoticon? It looks like someone with a dirty sanchez wearing a newspaper hat
A bear.
post #28 of 33
Vanson has a "Metropolitan" line designed for non-biking purposes (i.e. not super heavy leather) but is quite durable nonetheless, and feels the way a leather jacket is supposed to feel - substantial. It is a little more expensive than their regular jackets, and designed to cater to the fashion demographic, so you can get interesting colors like distressed polished oxblood, that I've never seen any real bikers wear. But, you're wearing the jacket for fashion, right?
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
A bear.

it kinda looks like a Frenchman as well.
post #30 of 33
It's a bear? I thought it was a leather daddy. Or are they synonymous?

John
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