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post #31 of 83
I have a Zegna jacket, which I like quite a bit, but my favorite leather jacket is probably a Hermes (Seraphin) that I purchased a few years ago. I recently bought another Seraphin shearling that is quite nice as well. It has nice details (including riri zippers) and is very warm if not particularly slim fitting.
post #32 of 83
I'm of the opinion that leather jackets should not be conservative in look.
post #33 of 83
What is the "classic" jacket color for you guys, black or brown?
post #34 of 83
Thread Starter 
Brown seems to be the classic color. Black seems more gangsterish..

Brown seems elegant and classy.
post #35 of 83
Black is clearly the classic color IMO. Brown can be nice in some circumstances but is clearly more difficult to match.
post #36 of 83
I have the Lost Worlds Ryder jacket in Russet Brown horsehide. Its tough as nails and breaks in nicely. The fit is clean and trim. Very high quality. I'm also thinking of picking up this JH jacket in Horsehide by Vanson in reddish tan:
http://www.vansonleathers.com/produc...s/jh_horse.htm
post #37 of 83
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I'm of the opinion that leather jackets should not be conservative in look.

While I do follow this rule I certainly strongly disagree that it should be universal. What I tried to convey in my earlier post is that a leather jacket should, at least partly, reflect your lifestyle, general style and attitude. While it's perfectly fine to be a little bit aspirational about it, a complete 360 looks ridiculous IMHO. A fine example of this would be a 40 y/o size 46 happily married banker trying to wear a punk rocker perfecto. Why not get something dressier and more conservative that fits his lifestyle, look and values?
post #38 of 83
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Originally Posted by sammy
I have the Lost Worlds Ryder jacket in Russet Brown horsehide. Its tough as nails and breaks in nicely. The fit is clean and trim. Very high quality. I'm also thinking of picking up this JH jacket in Horsehide by Vanson in reddish tan:
http://www.vansonleathers.com/produc...s/jh_horse.htm


Vanson makes some great, rugged, masculine, and long lasting jackets. Always great with jeans, khaki's etc. I'm partial to their Comet.
post #39 of 83
Thread Starter 
I used to be of the persuasion that leather jackets were to be more rough and rugged and not to be worn in a conservative way.

That though has changed.

The way that high end leather manufacturers treat the hides, create a very high end item that shouldn't be "broken in" like the traditional form of leather that gets better as you make it wear more(sort of like a baseball mitt).

These high end pieces are glove soft..and provide a different dimension of wear than the rugged jackets.
post #40 of 83
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Originally Posted by nighttrain7404
http://lostworldsinc.com/A-2FlightJacket.htm

YOu mean these? How come? Fit? Feel? Quality?

Yes, those, for all of the reasons you listed. These are not 'clubbing' jackets, they are meant for protection from the elements. They are made to vintage specs by Stuart Clurman, who is a fanatic about classic American jacket styles and construction. Not to sound cliched, but they exude what other posters have referred to as 'rugged', or 'masculine' style. The horsehide is like a coat of armor - you feel invincible...

http://lostworldsinc.com/Motorcycle_...Jacket_SBB.htm
post #41 of 83
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Originally Posted by nighttrain7404
I used to be of the persuasion that leather jackets were to be more rough and rugged and not to be worn in a conservative way. That though has changed. The way that high end leather manufacturers treat the hides, create a very high end item that shouldn't be "broken in" like the traditional form of leather that gets better as you make it wear more(sort of like a baseball mitt). These high end pieces are glove soft..and provide a different dimension of wear than the rugged jackets.
I agree. Many of high end leather jackets shouldn't be worn in a "beat up" look.
post #42 of 83
Thread Starter 
Anyone own an hermes jacket?
post #43 of 83
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Originally Posted by nighttrain7404
Anyone own an hermes jacket?
Read post #31 at the top of the page.
post #44 of 83
I will second Seraphin. Amazing quality at amazing prices. Hermes jackets are made by Seraphin, although I am not sure about all their leather wear.
Other companies that produce high quality leathers are:

http://www.schiatti.com
http://www.gimos.com
http://www.gallotti.it
http://www.lamatta.com

And, products by the following French companies are one of a kind:
http://www.jitrois.com
http://www.zilli.fr/uk/homepage.htm
post #45 of 83
Thread Starter 
These look like they are in the 5000 range...
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