Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES
Ok just removed Belstaff from title. When time permits I'll post some useful info for da newbs.
So let me start it up asking, what do duralinen jackets (International, flyer, etc) look/feel like? I sent an email to a Brit provider and they said it looks leather(y). Any truth to this?
Also any information on Carbon finshes? If you are familar with both, which would you choose?
is linen with a thick plastic coating that looks like tar. Imagine getting some cloth, painting it with road tar then leaving it to dry. Does it look like leather? Vaguely I suppose. The surface sort of cracks slightly as it ages so it does look a bit like an old dried leather chair, and the slight stiffness of the fabric means it hangs more like leather than linen.If you like an aged look it's pretty cool. I don't own one but I don't think it's waterproof though would obviously cope with a light shower better than pure linen. There are different versions of duralinen - some (e.g. the duralinen International) have a slight glossy sheen, others (e.g. the field jacket) are more matt.Carbon
- basically a reasonably heavy polyester jacket with a definite metallic sheen. Not my cup of tea, but looks better than the memory
finish which is pretty bog standard polyester.