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Cool thread, and I'll participate since leather jackets are definitely a passion or compulsion of mine, depending how you look at it. I just ordered one of those Vanson B in octagon BTW, so nice to see it represented here. Most of my stuff is either Belstaff or RRL, although I do have a Schott and a couple of Vanson thrown in there. Hell, when J Crew started making nice looking leather a few years ago, I even picked up some of those. The pictures aren't the best, but if anyone wants to see anything in better detail, I'd be glad to post pictures. So far, I think I probably have a half dozen RRL jackets, 3 Belstaff, 4 J Crew, the Mulberry from Epaulet (not sure who made this one), 2 Vanson, and a Schott. I may post some of these in coming weeks if there is any interest.

First up is this Belstaff Maple. A little less shape than a lot of Belstaff coats, but the color is amazing:


One from PRL this season:


Finally, RRL café racer. She's wearing RRL also:

Great jackets, I agree about the color on the Belstaff, very nice. I do think that of the major "brands", RRL continues to do the best job with leather jackets, and it shows in your pics. Would love to see more of your collection, I'm going to slowly add in more of my jackets so we can build this thread up.

I'm hoping @adroit adds some of his great jackets soon. (Hint, hint)
post #17 of 163

@gnatty8

Make sure to snap a couple pics of the EP Mulberry the next time you wear it. I really liked that design, and suspect it would appeal to those who are looking for a nice leather jacket that makes less of a statement. 

post #18 of 163

Well, since this thread was my idea, you can now see some of me, and Casa Styleforum in all it's disarray (the cleaners haven't come yet).  

 

This is my Bison jacket, made by Johnson's leather, and originally a prototype for a project that ultimately never go off the ground.  Of note is the classic buco style collar, the beautiful 3.5 ounce (could be slightly less) American Bison, which is very thick and soft, but very strong, with a beautiful grain, and the black excella zips, imo, the nicest modern zips on the market.

 

And my go to, my RRL gambler in a mid to heavy weight (I would say 3 ounce, cowhide.  You can tell that I've worn this thing a while, and hard.

post #19 of 163

Really liking that bison hide. I'm dealing with Alan right now on an order for a variation of their m200. I'll be sure to contribute once it's in hand. 

post #20 of 163
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@LaGuy, the RRL is perfectly broken in, looks great. Bison is a nice choice for a unique grain, and as you say, for a heavier leather it tends to be pretty supple right away. I like the blacked out zips here which puts the focus more on the bison hide.
post #21 of 163

great thread! lots of beautiful jackets. I dont know much about leather jackets, so I checked out some of the companies in the first post.

 

i was wondering if anyone has recommendations for "cheap" leather and suede jackets - in the $500 and under range.

 

Obviously you dont want to go to low and get PU or other processed, low quality leather. but are there good options out there for those looking to spend just a few hundred?

post #22 of 163

Used is probably your best option, especially if you're looking at the styles in this thread. Vintage jackets are their own, cool thing - if you're set on new, it's better to save up for something you really want.

post #23 of 163
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great thread! lots of beautiful jackets. I dont know much about leather jackets, so I checked out some of the companies in the first post.

 

i was wondering if anyone has recommendations for "cheap" leather and suede jackets - in the $500 and under range.

 

Obviously you dont want to go to low and get PU or other processed, low quality leather. but are there good options out there for those looking to spend just a few hundred?

I'm with Synth. If you gave us a better idea of the designs you're looking for than we may be able to point you in a slightly more specific direction but it's slim pickings <$500 new

post #24 of 163
LA Guy, I'd love some more photos of that Johnson jacket please!
post #25 of 163
Keep an eye on eBay. I picked up a Schott cosmetic second for under $300 I still wear 6 years later. Lost worlds also sells stuff in eBay if you're into that repro look.
post #26 of 163
Here's one example of an incredible deal (I'm regretting not jumping on this last night)

http://m.ebay.com/itm/391246725767
post #27 of 163

Well, I'm glad this thread got featured on the home page or else I doubt I would have stumbled across it. 

 

Maybe I'll take some pics of my 15 year old Lost Worlds G-1 repro.  Somewhere in a box I have a vintage Cable Raincoat A-2 from WWII sans the wool wristers. 

post #28 of 163
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Aero Ridley Cross Zip in black CXL HH.

post #29 of 163
@avsmusic1

This is out of left field, but check out the Schott x Lucky collab on Lucky's website. All at $500 or under (and you might be able to stack another 20% off but I haven't tried), free shipping and returns, and Schott tends to have pretty good quality control.
post #30 of 163

Good call @js0930 - A couple sharp looking options. That A2 doesn't look half bad - though the purists may think it's blasphemous. 

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