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post #10561 of 16653
New jacket from San Francisco based Johnson Leathers. I met with Alan in his shop in San Francisco and we went over some details of what I wanted in a jacket. Alan is a skilled craftsman and he is a wonderful resource not only for jackets, leathers, and the garment industry in general, but also for talking watches. We spent a good long while with measurements, ideas, and fitting of his off-the-rack jackets to start getting an idea of where I am with sizing. Measurements were taken, plans drawn up, and the order placed. I wanted something not too heavy but still sturdy, good looking and "modern", with the lightest possible lining for breathe-ability. The experience was really, really great.

Johnson Leathers has contracts to make all of the leathers for the local police and CHP. They also have large contracts with many Japanese designers, including Comme des Garcons (according to Alan their collaboration baseball jacket sold out within a few hours). They also do completely custom work, with any and all customization available - color, leather type, jacket design (move pocket here, angle it like this, etc.), zippers, lengths/widths/etc. Alan showed me several jackets that he is currently working on and some of them were really mind-blowing - crazy, heavy bison, horsehide, some interesting colors, mouton collars, etc. All completely custom. The best part, aside from the quality and experience, is that their pricing is completely reasonable, and downright a steal for what you get - high quality, made in the US (in San Francisco in his shop), completely custom jackets. His wait times for custom jackets are about 8-10 weeks.

Specifications:

3.5-oz Horween Overdyed cow hide leather
Hidden pocket on the left side seam
Hidden pocket in collar
Bi-swing back
Heavy duty blacked out zippers, with dual way front zipper
Cotton lining on back/chest; cupro lining in the sleeves

Pics when brand new:













Pics after about 5-6 wears:



post #10562 of 16653
And of course the place is well known for fixing motorcycle jackets biggrin.gif
post #10563 of 16653
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It's not a fashion company, and they don't think like one. There is already a line of lighter weight jackets that are their "civilian" line. I doubt that they gave Junya much thought after what was probably a pretty small run. This from personal experience dealing with old school brands which have little interest in the fashion world.
To some degree, yes.

Ah, I guess it's perspective that we on this site don't think about. If they made one without the camo lining and Junya's name on it at their regular price I'd be all over it.
post #10564 of 16653
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Originally Posted by bokhan View Post

Ah, I guess it's perspective that we on this site don't think about. If they made one without the camo lining and Junya's name on it at their regular price I'd be all over it.

Thurston bros, an affiliate here, do Vanson Mto. You could probably do something very similar through them. I believe that Hanson is amenable to some customization. Ask in their thread.
post #10565 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

New jacket from San Francisco based Johnson Leathers. I met with Alan in his shop in San Francisco and we went over some details of what I wanted in a jacket. Alan is a skilled craftsman and he is a wonderful resource not only for jackets, leathers, and the garment industry in general, but also for talking watches. We spent a good long while with measurements, ideas, and fitting of his off-the-rack jackets to start getting an idea of where I am with sizing. Measurements were taken, plans drawn up, and the order placed. I wanted something not too heavy but still sturdy, good looking and "modern", with the lightest possible lining for breathe-ability. The experience was really, really great.

Johnson Leathers has contracts to make all of the leathers for the local police and CHP. They also have large contracts with many Japanese designers, including Comme des Garcons (according to Alan their collaboration baseball jacket sold out within a few hours). They also do completely custom work, with any and all customization available - color, leather type, jacket design (move pocket here, angle it like this, etc.), zippers, lengths/widths/etc. Alan showed me several jackets that he is currently working on and some of them were really mind-blowing - crazy, heavy bison, horsehide, some interesting colors, mouton collars, etc. All completely custom. The best part, aside from the quality and experience, is that their pricing is completely reasonable, and downright a steal for what you get - high quality, made in the US (in San Francisco in his shop), completely custom jackets. His wait times for custom jackets are about 8-10 weeks.

Specifications:

3.5-oz Horween Overdyed cow hide leather
Hidden pocket on the left side seam
Hidden pocket in collar
Bi-swing back
Heavy duty blacked out zippers, with dual way front zipper
Cotton lining on back/chest; cupro lining in the sleeves

Pics when brand new:













Pics after about 5-6 wears:




I guess that I know my next project.
post #10566 of 16653

Great looking jacket Mr. M!

post #10567 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

New jacket from San Francisco based Johnson Leathers. I met with Alan in his shop in San Francisco and we went over some details of what I wanted in a jacket. Alan is a skilled craftsman and he is a wonderful resource not only for jackets, leathers, and the garment industry in general, but also for talking watches. We spent a good long while with measurements, ideas, and fitting of his off-the-rack jackets to start getting an idea of where I am with sizing. Measurements were taken, plans drawn up, and the order placed. I wanted something not too heavy but still sturdy, good looking and "modern", with the lightest possible lining for breathe-ability. The experience was really, really great.

Johnson Leathers has contracts to make all of the leathers for the local police and CHP. They also have large contracts with many Japanese designers, including Comme des Garcons (according to Alan their collaboration baseball jacket sold out within a few hours). They also do completely custom work, with any and all customization available - color, leather type, jacket design (move pocket here, angle it like this, etc.), zippers, lengths/widths/etc. Alan showed me several jackets that he is currently working on and some of them were really mind-blowing - crazy, heavy bison, horsehide, some interesting colors, mouton collars, etc. All completely custom. The best part, aside from the quality and experience, is that their pricing is completely reasonable, and downright a steal for what you get - high quality, made in the US (in San Francisco in his shop), completely custom jackets. His wait times for custom jackets are about 8-10 weeks.

Specifications:

3.5-oz Horween Overdyed cow hide leather
Hidden pocket on the left side seam
Hidden pocket in collar
Bi-swing back
Heavy duty blacked out zippers, with dual way front zipper
Cotton lining on back/chest; cupro lining in the sleeves Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pics when brand new:













Pics after about 5-6 wears:



 

 

 

Did you start off with an existing design/model they had or are you able to come up with any crazy design you want with them?

post #10568 of 16653
I appreciate that Moo shows us his manicure in the last shot too.

(but seriously, nice jacket)
post #10569 of 16653
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Originally Posted by jordache jeans View Post



Did you start off with an existing design/model they had or are you able to come up with any crazy design you want with them?

You can get pretty creative. I do believe they will work with you to create a new pattern if you wish.
post #10570 of 16653
Sweet jacket, Mr Moo. I'm visiting a friend in the bay area next week, might try to squeeze in a visit to that store if I can. If you don't mind me asking, how much did that setup run?
post #10571 of 16653
Thanks.

Expect to pay about ToJ pricing.
post #10572 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Thanks.

Expect to pay about ToJ pricing.

 

That's not bad at all.

 

Moo sell me some of your jackets you have too many :)

post #10573 of 16653
His stock jackets, of which there are many nice options, are in the $500-600 range. Custom stuff adds $100-200 or so, unless you want some crazy leather. So I might be overshooting it, but generally that's the range.

You know me... items are generally always in queue for the trading block. smile.gif
post #10574 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

That's not bad at all.

Moo sell me some of your jackets you have too many smile.gif

where were you when i was selling a rick
post #10575 of 16653
I think he's more my size than yours...
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