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post #11236 of 16651
I would wait a bit to see how the sf dr pans out and consider the moto

I'd also say that the other 2 have kind of different looks imho, the mccoys has a more classic block cut with short visual torso and the himmel has a shorter back with the slant front which gives a slimmer and longer visual torso, make sense?
post #11237 of 16651
If price doesn't matter Himel Bros would be my choice. Because it matters for me, Vanson.
post #11238 of 16651
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Thinking about getting a simple black moto, and was wondering what people thought of the following three options?
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Real McCoys Buco J-100 repro.
  • Mostly like it because it's a reproduction of a classic, although I'm not sure how far that gets me, when compared to the other options here. I have a Buzz Rickson A2 repro, and while I really like it, it doesn't get as much wear as my other jackets. It does seem nice and simple though, which could be good in the long run.

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Himel Brothers Kensington.
  • This looks like it has a higher collar than the Real McCoys Buco J-100 repro. They use some really nice Japanese tanned leathers, FWIW.

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Possible Vanson x StyleForum jacket, based on a Junya collaboration.
  • Below are the Junya photos. I don't know what the StyFo make up will look like, but it'll probably be something vaguely similar to this. I'm not as familiar with Vanson's materials as I am with the other two, but they look nice (even if a little bulky).

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Anyone have thoughts on the above? Or have an opinion on which is best?

i'd say pass on all except the potential junyaXsf moto

1. don't like how the leather ages
2. the zip area has the classic moto zip with extra space at the bottom, its good functionally but bad fashion wise
3. junyaXsf moto looks bad ass @Distorbiant this is what you have in mind?
post #11239 of 16651
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i'd say pass on all except the potential junyaXsf moto

1. don't like how the leather ages
2. the zip area has the classic moto zip with extra space at the bottom, its good functionally but bad fashion wise
3. junyaXsf moto looks bad ass @Distorbiant this is what you have in mind?

 

I'm hoping the SFxThurstonxVanson moto looks similar. The pocket placement is critical for me. I really hope it gets made that way.

 

Btw, people, we still need to come up with a name for our Double Rider jacket. Post suggestions please.

post #11240 of 16651

Real McCoys and Himel are two of my favorite leather jacket manufacturers, and I contemplated the same two cafe racers.  Both RMC and Himel use Shinki HH, so thats a push.  The detailing on both jackets is exquisite, so that too is a push.  RMC licenses the Buco name for use on the label (as opposed to certain manufacturers who replicate labels without acquiring the license).  RMC also uses the licensed Buco name on the color snap -- that is particularly sharp.  I *think* the RMC zippers more closely resemble the original (although that is not terribly important to me) -- regardless of authenticity, I prefer the RMC chest pocket zippers.  The Himel Kensington does not have any leather or fabric below the cuff zipper -- this was a problem for me, as the zipper can scratch a watch -- on the other hand, Himel will put some fabric/leather under the zipper if requested.  Although I ultimately went with the RMC Buco J-100, it was largely a toss up and I would have been equally thrilled with the Kensington.

 

Someone mentioned the black exterior wearing through and exposing the brown below.  Both Himel and RMC offer the black Shinki in two versions.  One version has a black exterior and brown below, and will show the brown with wear.  The other version -- known as tea core (or something like that) -- is black all the way through and will now show brown after wear.  I went with the tea core on both of my black Shinki jackets.

 

My RMC Buco J-100:

 

 

post #11241 of 16651
Thanks for your opinions, everyone. A lot those made me consider some factors I hadn't before. Really helpful.
post #11242 of 16651
Have you considered aero? Thurston bros posted some good pics recently in their thread.
post #11243 of 16651
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Have you considered aero? Thurston bros posted some good pics recently in their thread.

 

Thurston is offering new Italian veg tanned, full grain horse hides for Aero jackets that are a nice alternative to the Horween leathers.

post #11244 of 16651
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Thurston is offering new Italian veg tanned, full grain horse hides for Aero jackets that are a nice alternative to the Horween leathers.

exactly why i suggested
post #11245 of 16651
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Have you considered aero? Thurston bros posted some good pics recently in their thread.

I have. I've been lurking Fedora Lounge a bit, where there a lot of Aero fans. That Sheene someone mentioned a while back looked really good.

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?77235-My-new-Aero-:slayer:Sheene
post #11246 of 16651
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I have. I've been lurking Fedora Lounge a bit, where there a lot of Aero fans. That Sheene someone mentioned a while back looked really good.

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?77235-My-new-Aero-:slayer:Sheene

That is really pretty nice. 

 

I think that it's better to look at product photos and try something on yourself than to be prejudiced by pictures, good or bad, which depend as much on the taste of the wearer as on a garment itself.

post #11247 of 16651
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I have. I've been lurking Fedora Lounge a bit, where there a lot of Aero fans. That Sheene someone mentioned a while back looked really good.

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?77235-My-new-Aero-:slayer:Sheene

i'd go for the moto
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That is really pretty nice. 

I think that it's better to look at product photos and try something on yourself than to be prejudiced by pictures, good or bad, which depend as much on the taste of the wearer as on a garment itself.

do you have a dual end zipper on the front of yours?
post #11248 of 16651
Rick stooges with a cashemere layer/lapel.
post #11249 of 16651
retarded
post #11250 of 16651

That might be the ugliest rick jacket i've ever seen

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