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I certainly prefer the look of the Shinki to the deerskin, but as you say it may be too much for your purpose, especially for summer wear.  FQHH can be a bear, though it seems like the Shinki versions are usually more forgiving than the Horween, which are thick and stiff for a while until break in.  You may also want to check out the Vicenza horsehide that Aero offers -- it is thinner and much more pliable than the FQHH.

 

What size are you looking for?  There are often jackets available slightly used various places.  In fact, I have one I can send you info on if the sizing is right...

 

 

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Originally Posted by mildundklar View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

I'm about to make another leather jacket purchase and you might be able to help me. I'm a pretty lonely guy in Sweden with this particular interest...

 

My recent purchase was a RRL Morrow in vegetable tanned calf from Italy. A great jacket, that fits perfect - but it's not it.

 

I've always looked at The Real McCoys and their leather work. The 30's style leather jacket with collar, the pockets and the side-adjusters. And The Real McCoys... The feeling is good about it and I like their leather work and this was/is my dreamjacket, The Real McCoys Oklahoma in deerskin.:

 

 

 

https://www.superdenim.com/eu/30-s-oklahoma-sports-jacket-deerskin.html

 

The pricing is high, but you get what you pay for, right? Hmm, not always, but in this case it seems fine. I didn't pay full retail for my Morrow, thank g*d.

 

Here's my question:

 

I want a leather jacket that works in Sweden during spring, summer and atumn. Think +3 to +15 degrees. I will layer thin, t-shirt or a casual shirt. But here's the thing. I know what I want - but I don't know what it is... The knowledge and range in Sweden isn't top notch when it comes to leathers and I havn't been able to try any decent leather jackets... I don't need anything bulletproff - since I don't even ride a bike.

 



The Real McCoys even have a similar jacket in Shinki FQHH in brown and black. This particular one:

 

 

 

https://www.superdenim.com/eu/steinbeck-sports-jacket.html

 

What can you guys say and recommend? Will a FQHH be a bit overkill?

My wallet is thin - but this time I feel like... spare no expense! I just want it right.

 

Take care!

post #152 of 163
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

Thank you, I really appreciate it.

 

I'm usually a size M/40/50.

post #153 of 163
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Originally Posted by mildundklar View Post
 

Thank you, I really appreciate it.

 

I'm usually a size M/40/50.

 

The one I have will be too big for you, but I will include a pic or two so you can see what else might be out there.  It's a Goodwear/Himel Bros collaboration, a classic 1930s style "Californian" half belt.

 

You should check out the outlet/sale pages of both Aero and Simmons Bilt, which often have nice jackets available.  I see right now there is a really nice 1930s (slim cut) Highwayman on the Aero page in size 40 that might fit your needs. And a VERY affordable Arkansas in size 40 on the Simmons Bilt page:

 

http://aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv

 

http://www.simmonsbilt.com/sale.html

 

 

You could also check out the Classifieds page on the Fedora Lounge, where really nice, slightly used jackets show up quite frequently:

 

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/forums/classifieds.15/

 

 

Here is my Goodwear, just for info:

 

 

post #154 of 163
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

The one I have will be too big for you, but I will include a pic or two so you can see what else might be out there.  It's a Goodwear/Himel Bros collaboration, a classic 1930s style "Californian" half belt.

 

You should check out the outlet/sale pages of both Aero and Simmons Bilt, which often have nice jackets available.  I see right now there is a really nice 1930s (slim cut) Highwayman on the Aero page in size 40 that might fit your needs. And a VERY affordable Arkansas in size 40 on the Simmons Bilt page:

 

http://aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv

 

http://www.simmonsbilt.com/sale.html

 

 

You could also check out the Classifieds page on the Fedora Lounge, where really nice, slightly used jackets show up quite frequently:

 

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/forums/classifieds.15/

 

 

Here is my Goodwear, just for info:

 

 


Thanx again!

Short answer, I'm at work...

I decided to pull the trigger on the black Real McCoys Steinbeck - unfortunately it was not in stock... The brown still is and the brown was my first choice. I'm brown eyed and brown hair and my brown fits my wardrobe best - for now (I have a brown RRL).

 

Just put the RRL up buy & sell...

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Originally Posted by mildundklar View Post
 


Thanx again!

Short answer, I'm at work...

I decided to pull the trigger on the black Real McCoys Steinbeck - unfortunately it was not in stock... The brown still is and the brown was my first choice. I'm brown eyed and brown hair and my brown fits my wardrobe best - for now (I have a brown RRL).

 

Just put the RRL up buy & sell...

 

Right on.  It also occurred to me:  Not sure how close you are to Copenhagen, but Brund there has a nice Simmons Bilt Roadster in stock:

 

https://brund.dk/products/simmons-bilt-roadster-black

post #156 of 163
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Right on.  It also occurred to me:  Not sure how close you are to Copenhagen, but Brund there has a nice Simmons Bilt Roadster in stock:

 

https://brund.dk/products/simmons-bilt-roadster-black

Sweet! 

I'm close to Copenhagen. Gonna look in to that after my shift!

post #157 of 163
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Originally Posted by mildundklar View Post
 

Sweet! 

I'm close to Copenhagen. Gonna look in to that after my shift!

 

Why not just get an Aero Half-belt or Highwayman?

 

http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/

post #158 of 163
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From another board:



So this is potentially the end result of black dyed CXL FQHH? I'm very intrigued by the black-fade-to-brown phenomenon, though if it takes 25 years I will be on to some other obsession.

Noted this Addict version of the black-to-brown;



And on a fairly different theme, saw High Large Leathers in the Standard & Strange Instagram feed and I'm taken with this:


Edited by FrankCowperwood - 3/20/17 at 5:14pm
post #159 of 163
The Addict Clothes black to brown fades (only on lambskin) happens much quicker - you can likely start to see high-abrasion areas turning color after a season or two of wear. It's quite cool
post #160 of 163

In the process of ordering a board racer. Hanging out lads. Going for Vicenza Russet, like this.

post #161 of 163
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

So this is potentially the end result of black dyed CXL FQHH? I'm very intrigued by the black-fade-to-brown phenomenon, though if it takes 25 years I will be on to some other obsession.

The show through does start pretty quickly though with CXL, almost immediately..
post #162 of 163
I suppose this belongs in "Someone Should Buy This," but holy shit, someone here smaller than myself & with more disposable income should buy this!
Vintage 1920s-30s horsehide A-1 with shearling/corduroy lining.





post #163 of 163
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

The Addict Clothes black to brown fades (only on lambskin) happens much quicker - you can likely start to see high-abrasion areas turning color after a season or two of wear. It's quite cool

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

The show through does start pretty quickly though with CXL, almost immediately..

Good to know in both cases.

Addict has the advantage of two styles that I'd consider, while Aero is a little overwhelming. But I'll poke around and think it over. Some of the fun is in that anyway.
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