It's very heavy and a bit of an a traditional fit. Not a comfy jacket, I wouldn't wear Carpe boots on my chest
If you want thick, beat-up leather, though, by all means go for it
Indeed the price is pretty good. I think it could be very nice. But I'm not sure if it's exactly the same jacket as in re-porter pictures? I'd love to see some regular fit pics. Seller said color is greenish black.
Excellent post and very well said. I'm not wanting a Rick Owens just because it's Rick Owens. I love several of the styles, but I was hoping to get an understanding of just how much variance there is in the quality. $5k is indeed a huge purchase and not one I'd ever make unless I was in love with the jacket, I was just hoping to hear "rick owens veterans" thoughts on it compared to previous seasons.
What really confuses me is the huge variance in RO leathers... some are well regarded and are in the $2.5k price range while some in the $5k range seem to be strongly disliked. Are the $5K ones "experimental/runway" offerings compared to the others?
I'll check out superfuture, but what is sz?
Abraxis gave you a really good answer, but I'd also say to focus on the leathers that you see Rick wearing unless you really find something you love - the stooges, intarsia, bauhaus, and maybe one other. They're good designs and he's been releasing them every season for a reason. For the most part you probably don't want the bastardized versions of these with cashmere liners or hoods or whatever.