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I was fifteen minutes early to Rare for dinner.  I noticed the “H Lorenzo” sign 100 feet away.  I recalled reading the store name on this thread and, therefore, suggested to my wife that we kill the fifteen minutes there.  Very impressive store.  Unfortunately, fifteen minutes was not nearly enough time to get the full experience; to the contrary, I only scratched the surface (never made it upstairs – apparently, all Kapital).  Most of the pieces were far too avant-garde for my particular taste.  I looked at a few MA+ jackets.  The leather on this MA+ jacket was unreal – like butta:




My wife really dug that jacket.


Conversely, the leather on this jacket was similar to a heavy glad trash bag:




I spent most of my time interacting with this Bison jacket:




Great design and fantastic Bison hide/grain.  So I decided to try it on.  I told the salesman I am typically a 40-42.  He recommended a 54.  Lol!  I am 6 feet and 175 lbs.  I could not zip the jacket closed – in fact, there was at least a couple of inches between the zippers when pulled snug.  Moreover, the sleeves were so long that my finger tips were barely visible.  The salesman said a 56 would fit me perfectly but, alas, I didn’t have time to test his hypothesis.

The foregoing is likely well known to most here, who are considerably more familiar with these types of jackets.  I really liked the design of the Bison jacket and would consider it but for the unworkable fit.  Oh well.

Now that I am aware of H Lorenzo, I will go back when I have more time to soak in the full experience.  Unfortunately, my wife also likes the store and she too will be returning.  Gulp.

My recent run in with ma+ biker jacket has me drool.gif for one

good write up on PN/P
post #10832 of 16653
MA+ jacket sizing is a different level of crazy. The 54 fits me. I am about your size, but fit a 48-50. Great brand, but sized for the world's skinniest ninjas.
post #10833 of 16653
/\ with super long arms!

Very few times have I seen it look nice on someone....@unbelragazzo is one of those few.
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/\ with super long arms!

Very few times have I seen it look nice on someone....@unbelragazzo is one of those few.

Thanks - FWIW, mine is a 54 as well. I'm 6'1 195ish and usually take a 52 in suits/SCs.

I tried on a few of the other jackets at PN\P that were nice, but none of them quite had the magic of the MA+.
post #10835 of 16653

Heavyweight Stooges. Looks heavy and unfinished.

 

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Heavyweight Stooges. Looks heavy and unfinished.
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where did you find this?
post #10837 of 16653

It's from Plinth, sold on farfetch.

post #10838 of 16653
ty
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that fuckin rules
post #10840 of 16653
Love super heavy jackets
post #10841 of 16653
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that fuckin rules

 

Yep. It's too bad not many stores carry the more interesting Rick leather variants, such as the heavy calf or the reverse cowhide.

 

 

 

For comparison, this is the standard calfskin (oiled?): 

 

heavy calf: Looks a lot like (to my untrained eye) the heavy naked calfskin/cowhide that Schott uses for their bomber jackets. It will probably shrink considerably if caught in a heavy downpour. 

 


Lamb Glass Ice (LGI), seems to be Rick's standard lamb. Feels like very fine grain glove leather with a finish.

 

 

 

Reverse Cow (credit: Mr. Moo)

 

Maybe this will help someone make sense of all the variants of the same jackets RO is putting out these days.

 

There's also the season-by-season ones like the stooges with the fur collar, or with the hidden hood, and a couple other variants I can't be bothered to google.

 

edit: I've heard the suede is awful recently. Buyer beware. 

post #10842 of 16653
that's really interesting, thanks. i thought calf was pretty much water-resistant?
i tried the heavy stooges last year, it was amazing but the extra-long sleeves in such a thick leather just looked wrong on me.
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Naked leather is very susceptible to water. It's not coated with anything, just aniline dyed, so it absorbs liquids easily and shrinks.

 

I've worn a naked cowhide jacket through light rain and snow and the jacket shrugged off most of the moisture, so it's not going to fall apart. But a downpour would shave a good inch off the sleeves, for example. It's almost like unsanforized denim in terms of possible shrinkage. Wonderfully soft, though. 

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that sounds awful why would anyone want that
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that sounds awful why would anyone want that

Lamb shrinks like crazy, and shreds easily, but some people (not me) like the softness.
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