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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

La Guy, do you think the guys at Aero/Thurston would be able to make something similar to this?



(this is pretty much the best-looking leather jacket I've ever seen, so if it turns out I could get something similar in the future when TOJ may not be around, that would make me happy smile.gif )

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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

And yet the toj looks so much better...

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

How can you tell with stock pics? shog[1].gif

It's just styling. You can make things look really good, or really bad, in a still photo.

I have both the ToJ and an Aero Fontana, which has slanted chest pockets. I'm terrible at photos, but imo, even my crap pic looked better:

post #10487 of 16656
Agreed that looks better but I don't think it's just styling. It's kind of apples to oranges imo. One looks like an old fashioned suit of armor for riding a motorcycle and one looks like it's sole purpose is to make you look cool. It's in the shape and the details. I don't own a motorcycle so I'm a bit biased.
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Not sure if I agree it's "better" per say, but that does look really nice LA Guy, doesn't seem to farfetched that they could make something very similar to the TOJ
What leather is yours made out of? (looks so much better than the black shiny leather in the stockpics)

post #10489 of 16656
Generally, the shine will dull with only a little bit of wear/exposure.
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I just think if you're going to a place like that in hopes of replicating a toj (or vice versa) you're going to be disappointed.

Get the thing you like.
post #10491 of 16656
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
La Guy, do you think the guys at Aero/Thurston would be able to make something similar to this?

(this is pretty much the best-looking leather jacket I've ever seen, so if it turns out I could get something similar in the future when TOJ may not be around, that would make me happy smile.gif )

Thats an older TOJ and should be easy to replicate.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post



It's just styling. You can make things look really good, or really bad, in a still photo.

I have both the ToJ and an Aero Fontana, which has slanted chest pockets. I'm terrible at photos, but imo, even my crap pic looked better: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i remember you and I discussed that jacket in a thread when you were ordering it, Blue Aero Fontana looks really good... in fact you are selling me on it. i recently was looking into a midnight blue backlash moto but it didn't work out.
post #10492 of 16656
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post
 

La Guy, do you think the guys at Aero/Thurston would be able to make something similar to this?

(this is pretty much the best-looking leather jacket I've ever seen, so if it turns out I could get something similar in the future when TOJ may not be around, that would make me happy :))

 

If you are looking for a Cafe Racer style jacket and can do without the lower pockets (which were not present on the original Buco J-100), I personally think the Real McCoys Buco J-100 (made from Shinki horsehide) is among the best available.  Here is mine:

 

 

Better stock photo:

 

 

 

The Himel Bros. Kensington (also Shinki HH) is also excellent:

 

 

 

Rainbow Country just introduced a Cafe Racer:

 

post #10493 of 16656
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Not sure if I agree it's "better" per say, but that does look really nice LA Guy, doesn't seem to farfetched that they could make something very similar to the TOJ

What leather is yours made out of? (looks so much better than the black shiny leather in the stockpics)

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Generally, the shine will dull with only a little bit of wear/exposure.

also a flash against a shiny leather makes it look much more shiny but yes it does dull over the years
post #10494 of 16656
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Not sure if I agree it's "better" per say, but that does look really nice LA Guy, doesn't seem to farfetched that they could make something very similar to the TOJ

What leather is yours made out of? (looks so much better than the black shiny leather in the stockpics)
Mine is a waxed blue Horween steerhide.
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

I just think if you're going to a place like that in hopes of replicating a toj (or vice versa) you're going to be disappointed.

Get the thing you like.
Agreed. Just giving options.

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Thats an older TOJ and should be easy to replicate.
i remember you and I discussed that jacket in a thread when you were ordering it, Blue Aero Fontana looks really good... in fact you are selling me on it. i recently was looking into a midnight blue backlash moto but it didn't work out.
Word.
post #10495 of 16656
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Originally Posted by Adroit View Post

If you are looking for a Cafe Racer style jacket and can do without the lower pockets (which were not present on the original Buco J-100), I personally think the Real McCoys Buco J-100 (made from Shinki horsehide) is among the best available.   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here is mine:




Better stock photo:





The Himel Bros. Kensington (also Shinki HH) is also excellent:





Rainbow Country just introduced a Cafe Racer:



Aero, Himel, Alexander, etc., are all of comparable quality.
post #10496 of 16656
Alright, I think I've decided to go with the Aero if I can get it tweaked to my liking, and the TOJ if I can't. Thurston is reputable? It seems like it would be easier to deal with them if they are trustworthy. They say on the site that they can send a preliminary jacket on loan to test measurements, which would be great for me since this would be my first leather jacket and I have nothing to accurately compare measurements to.

Thank you all again for the help.
post #10497 of 16656
Thurston is reputable, nothing to worry about.
post #10498 of 16656
different topic: went to maxfields today, tried on rick moto and bauhaus. leather this season is substantial way better than last 2-3 seasons imo

also tried on bison ma+ biker at hlorenzo. SO GOOD. fit was perfect except super long sleeves whatever, leather feel was out of this world. making me question my allegiance to rick. that and I'm constantly broke
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I would instacop MA+'s aviator in smooth leather if I can find it anywhere. H.Lorenzo only carries huge sizes..(Seriously is everyone there XL or XXL?)

post #10500 of 16656
I dont like the pec zippers on the toj


oh and id like it if the zippers at the sides went up further like near the neck even


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