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The ELMC jackets are made from a medium weight Italian HH -- the leather has a very nice grain -- the jackets are well made.

post #107 of 141

Here's my new cafe racer made by Johnson Leather in SF.  Probably doesn't need to be said, but go in and tell Alan what you're looking for and he'll take care of the rest.  

 

 

This is made out of 3.5 oz american bison leather in dark chocolate.  Took about 5 weeks since it was based loosely on his stock n200 pattern.  

 

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Here's my new cafe racer made by Johnson Leather in SF.  Probably doesn't need to be said, but go in and tell Alan what you're looking for and he'll take care of the rest.  


This is made out of 3.5 oz american bison leather in dark chocolate.  Took about 5 weeks since it was based loosely on his stock n200 pattern.  

Well done, I really like that color. Seems to have some variation in shade already. Wear it in good health.
post #109 of 141

@SloppyJoes

That looks great! I really like the grain on the back panel. I strongly considered the bison hide on my custom m200 variant but ultimately ended up going HH. Dealing with Alan was fantastic (as always)  

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Well done, I really like that color. Seems to have some variation in shade already. Wear it in good health.

 

Thanks!  The brown shade is actually even across the jacket.  It's just a bad representation in this picture because I took it directly under a spot light.  I am hoping it ends up with that variation with wear.

 

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@SloppyJoes

That looks great! I really like the grain on the back panel. I strongly considered the bison hide on my custom m200 variant but ultimately ended up going HH. Dealing with Alan was fantastic (as always)  

 

Thanks!  I was pretty close to getting HH too.  Maybe for my next jacket =). 

 

Alan really has been such a pleasure.  My wife already has her own order.  It should be ready this week. 

post #111 of 141
Well since the weather is getting colder, I though I would start adding some repro shearlings in here


I do have a question regarding caring for the jacket, seller told me this is a jacket from 1978. I assume the leather becomes more fragile over the years? There are two small holes circles correspondingly which appears to stem from two stitching holes. Will these holes get bigger, if so how can i prevent it from doing so?

Also, how could I condition this jacket? Seller said he has used pecard on it, but I don't see how leather conditioner can penetrate the coating on this jacket

But i really like the colour of this jacket, which is a bit washed out by my phone cam. And the lighter brown areas looking as if it's distressed (but not really, finish is still one it and jacket looks barely worn)




Edited by Dairy Phobic - 11/4/15 at 2:13pm
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Well since the weather is getting colder, I though I would start adding some repro shearlings in here


I do have a question regarding caring for the jacket, seller told me this is a jacket from 1978. I assume the leather becomes more fragile over the years? There are two small holes circles correspondingly which appears to stem from two stitching holes. Will these holes get bigger, if so how can i prevent it from doing so?

Also, how could I condition this jacket? Seller said he has used pecard on it, but I don't see how leather conditioner can penetrate the coating on this jacket

But i really like the colour of this jacket, which is a bit washed out. And the lighter brown areas looking as if it's distressed (but not really, finish is still one it and jacket looks barely worn)



 

 

Nice.  Looks similar to the aviator Tom Hardy wears in the March issue of Esquire UK.  Somebody created a thread here trying to find out the brand of his jacket; I tried some internet sleuthing but couldn't uncover anything.  Who makes that one?

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Nice.  Looks similar to the aviator Tom Hardy wears in the March issue of Esquire UK.  Somebody created a thread here trying to find out the brand of his jacket; I tried some internet sleuthing but couldn't uncover anything.  Who makes that one?

This one is made by Avirex, it doesn't have the usual made in USA size tag. But it says Avirex on the black contract label.

I googled the Tom Hardy pic. It looks like a RAF flight jacket just like this one, but his has pockets. Mine does not, so it's similar but no the same. But I like how high the collar goes on mine when i pop it too.

I wish mine was like 28" or 29" sleeves though, the shearling makes the sleeves a bit short because it sits higher on my shoulders

I also did not know lamb leather could be this thick and stiff
post #114 of 141


Lost Worlds HH A2. I've wanted a proper HH snug fit A2 for a long time. Just bought this one here and couldn't be happier. Heavy hide, beautiful color. I've read some 'authentic' detailing is lacking and some people dont like the maker but this jacket kicks ass. I like the heavy duty leather and the quality of the construction is top notch.
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I like the fit generally but it is maybe a hair too short? Thoughts? Thanks
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I like the fit generally but it is maybe a hair too short? Thoughts? Thanks

In my opinion the length is spot on, but fit is as much about feel as it is about the look.
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In my opinion the length is spot on, but fit is as much about feel as it is about the look.

+1

post #118 of 141
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Diamond Dave Custom Buco J-100 repro with original NOS Talon zips on the pockets and sleeves, front slider is also original, just not the chain. Top snap also NOS United Carr Dot. Leather is Horween Essex, veg tanned steerhide in mid-brown, overdyed in black by the jacket maker, including a protective top coat. These are the producer pics from right before shipment, hopefully I post some fit pics tomorrow.

Comfortably under $1K.








Edited by ChrisGold - 1/8/16 at 7:05pm
post #119 of 141

i have a schott perfect 618 size 40. I wear a size 40 in suit jacket and to me it seems like when i tighten the belt there seems to be loose around the waist area . is this normal? should i size down to a 38? 

post #120 of 141

My Alexander Cafe Racer jacket in Horween Front Quarter Chromexcel horsehide

 

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