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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post


Yes and no.

As Fok implies above, I can't give you objective facts on the leather. I'm not well versed enough in leather.

Then again, if I say "cheap, shiny, and something out of Macys" would I be stating anything less specific than what's been opined about Moo's jacket? No. And yet, cheap, shiny (minus Macys), and the silliness of the overly structured shoulders, among other things, is why I don't like it.

As for hatred, $650 was difficult to stomach. I'm still feeling the sting....

 


You're being obtuse. You can post your own opinions about why you don't like the jacket. This is styleforum, not Objective Facts forum. I'd just like to hear your opinion, that's all.

 

Also, I'll stop posting about rick after this pic:

 

 

 

so nice

post #10952 of 16648
yours?
post #10953 of 16648
$650 is a lot for a good leather jacket? This is styleforum and all, but come on man. Not a lot of brands offer a good combination of design, price point, construction and leather quality. IMO leather quality can't be determined solely on thickness etc.
post #10954 of 16648
I will say that the JL jacket I have has the nicest leather I have ever handled. Other jackets have been thicker, treated in a more interesting way, more expensive, etc. but this one is juuuust right.
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Would you be in for the veg tanned full grain horse? Just gonna state for the record that that will not come cheap.

 

The only veg tan leather I have experience with is natural, which would be cool on a jacket.  If it's dyed black I'm not sure I know enough to care, really depends on the price difference, and I'd need more information on how the two types compare.

 

Then again the difference between a $750 and $1000 jacket isn't very significant imo considering it's the sort of thing that lasts a decade.

post #10956 of 16648

idk about you guys, but I've been looking towards leather more in terms of aesthetic value these days; ever since there was that small discussion about what makes leather 'good quality' a while back.

 

I still have an appreciation for the good and substantial stuff, but the artisanal aspect of leather as a fabric is what's really drawing me to leather jackets right now. It's kind of like buying a nice pair of heavy denim vs just buying a pair of pants that already have the desired aesthetic value. Both have their benefits, but I guess I'm just more invested in the "interesting" rather than the "good" right now--though I'd like to strike a balance of both. 

 


Even jackets with the good quality leather like @Mr. Moo's jacket, it just doesn't like right until it gets some heavy wear in it.

post #10957 of 16648
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post



You're being obtuse. You can post your own opinions about why you don't like the jacket. This is styleforum, not Objective Facts forum. I'd just like to hear your opinion, that's all.

Besides, and as already stated, the leather being too shiny and lacking in character, and shoulders being structured in a manner I'd never want in a leather jacket, what would you like to know?
post #10958 of 16648
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post


Besides, and as already stated, the leather being too shiny and lacking in character, and shoulders being structured in a manner I'd never want in a leather jacket, what would you like to know?

 

You know that shininess will go away in about a month of wear, right?

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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post


Besides, and as already stated, the leather being too shiny and lacking in character, and shoulders being structured in a manner I'd never want in a leather jacket, what would you like to know?

 


The shine: I think you have to wear the jacket to give it character and remove some of the shine.

 

Shoulders: What about the shoulder structure do you not like?

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

 

You know that shininess will go away in about a month of wear, right?

 

He bought it years ago and never wore it due to the shininess. 

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Wait a second I thought TOJ weren't shiny and my piece of shit leather was shiny?
post #10961 of 16648
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I will say that the JL jacket I have has the nicest leather I have ever handled. Other jackets have been thicker, treated in a more interesting way, more expensive, etc. but this one is juuuust right.

That Horween leather is going to look amazing when its worn in, the real high end leathers always look their worst (i.e.: shinny and like plastic) when new, they just get better and better with time and the worse you treat them.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Wait a second I thought TOJ weren't shiny and my piece of shit leather was shiny?

 

TOJ black calf looks shiny at first.

 

 

And after some wear:

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In your face everyone shog[1].giffoo.gif
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Acually not all calfs have that shine... for instance the Italian olive.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

ITT People are being dumb. There are subjective opinions being thrown around like objective facts. Stating your preference is one thing, making completely unfounded assertions is altogether different, and just makes you sound ignorant.

 

Amen!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Dairy Phobic View Post

what's the difference between the veg tanned and chrome tanned?
 

 

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?76645-Veg-v-Chrome-Tanning

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