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post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by rolls
I just took a look at Schott. The vintage motorcycle jacket 585 looks terrific. A completely different look, though. I'd wear it out to any bar, free from fear that I'd carry some remnants of the evening home with me. I also happen to ride, so maybe I'll have to look into it more closely...

I own in Brown he Classic Schott Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket
It gets better with use. Love it.
post #17 of 83
duplication
post #18 of 83
Check out Langlitz if you want the "best" in motorcycle, or biker, leather. Vanson is great too in that genre.
post #19 of 83
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Originally Posted by nighttrain7404
. A friend of mine mentioned there's a hugh difference between french made and italian made leather. Not sure how true that is.
There are a few French tanneries that are judged to produce the finest skins on the market, especially sheepskin and exotics. Hermes owns or has interests in a couple of these tanneries. This insures that they have pick of the best skins before they are sold to the rest of the industry. Seraphin, which is controlled by Hermes, makes for Hermes and other top houses.
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post #21 of 83
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Don't ask me. All of the leather jackets that I have purchased make me look like an off duty cop from the 70s. I need leather jacket remediation.


those are the best kinds of leather jackets!

i have an old guess leather jacket that does the same to me.

i like that look, rugged, a little threatening, i dont know, it appeals to me. no one messes with me when i got that jacket on.

i dont like the metrosexual kind or the ones you wear to nightclubs. not my style.
post #22 of 83
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your input.

Wow I didn't hear any input from anyone regarding Andrew Marc...I guess it's too mass produced to warrant a response.

I zegna, magli, Baldissarini, all italian.
I understand that that Hermes has control of the tanneries..but maybe I have an untrained hand and couldn't tell the better quality of the Hermes compared to the zegna jackets I had. at least how it could be 7500 for the hermes and 2500 for the zegna. It didn't feel more superior by 5000.

Of course value is subjective and market/brand driven..I understand that.
post #23 of 83
definitely Wilson's Leather Experts do not have the best leather jackets.
post #24 of 83
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by diorshoe
those are the best kinds of leather jackets!

i have an old guess leather jacket that does the same to me.

i like that look, rugged, a little threatening, i dont know, it appeals to me. no one messes with me when i got that jacket on.

i dont like the metrosexual kind or the ones you wear to nightclubs. not my style.


I'm with you in a sense. I got both kinds of jackets. I actually have a brand called "james dean." It's a rugged sanded leather jacket that makes you look tough when you wear it..but I still get that 70s/80s look hehe.

I also have the metro ones too. But they are a bit delicate and you have to be careful w/them
post #25 of 83
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Originally Posted by diorshoe
definitely Wilson's Leather Experts do not have the best leather jackets.

Is Wilson's even leather? =)
post #26 of 83
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Originally Posted by nighttrain7404
Is Wilson's even leather? =)

funny but i am always suspicious in businesses who put the word "experts" in their name
post #27 of 83
Wilsons Leather Experts is a Mall store. I do not expect Mall stores to be experts in anything, expect maybe monthly rent.
post #28 of 83
Thread Starter 
Any Andrew Marc comments? Bueller?
post #29 of 83
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Zegna: Truly the best leather jackets I've ever had/seen. I own two. A classic cut brown and a very thin overcoat style bone jacket. Both are super thin (almost paper thin) leather..I had no idea the skins could be prepared this delicately. They almost wear like a shirt. The lambskin is exquisite and beyond anything I've seen. Extremly fragile, and I take very good care of them. Both of them retailed for 2500 per jacket. Compared to the Hermes..a bargain.

Your Zegna's were made by Longhi, which is my favorite maker of leather outerwear. Zegna owns Longhi, as of a couple of years ago.

Andrew Marc - some of them are good jackets, and can be an excellent value at discount. Others are junk.
post #30 of 83
Lad musician or Carpe Diem, Rick Owens is pretty good too. Another interesting option is the classic Margiela leather jacket. You look like a 19 y/o rock star and are at most a 38/48 , right? If that's not the case any geriatric model/brand should be okay Sincerely it's either rockstarish or classic and if you're at the classic stage I can't help you much, just try to avoid compromising between these two extremes or you'll end up looking like that balding guy at the bar desesperately trying to hide his bald spot.
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