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looks like an advertisement for cigarettes
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It looks great opened, but I can't say the same about it zipped up on anyone.

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It's not just that... it's also the long sleeves, really short and slim torso and sometimes shoulders are huge.

I have that jacket.. the same cordovan version (yeah turns out this is a stupid leather to get the jacket in). the wool lining is fairly lightly attached so pretty sure that will just rip off at some point when I take off the jacket.

Especially since the lining in my left sleeve is twisted somehow so I have to screw my left hand into that sleeve to get it through. Unfortunately I got it from Darklands so returning it wasn't really in the cards ;p

Bottom of jacket.


The collar


Sleeve opening

Edited by Abraxis - 10/8/14 at 8:37pm
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^^I wasn't aware ma+ made the biker jacket in cordovan. The horse is stiff and constricting enough.

 

I have the biker in horse and the wool lining is sown to the base of the collar (I think unlike yours, I have the double leather collar) and along the front zipper. So maybe our jackets differ on how the lining is attached. In my case, unless I am really careless or lift the jacket using just the lining, I don't think I would be able to rip the lining off that easily.

 

I agree mostly with the descriptions of the fit. If you have the right kind of body type, the shape of ma+ can be incredibly flattering with broad shoulders and slim waist. It either works or it doesn't. 


Edited by amby16 - 10/8/14 at 11:18pm
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Cordovan is often used instead of horse as a leather descriptor- it doesn't always signify shell, and certainly doesn't in this case.
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Originally Posted by Construct9367 View Post

Cordovan is often used instead of horse as a leather descriptor- it doesn't always signify shell, and certainly doesn't in this case.

+1 - a shell jacket would have to be more of a patchwork, and the leather looks exactly like what you would expect from FQHH. Not sure I have ever heard of a jacket produced in shell.
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belstaff kirkham

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Yeah there's no way it's shell cordovan, but whatever it is... It's pretty stiff and the construction makes me wonder if seams/lining will survive until it breaks in. Maybe mine was just a lemon though. Still I think nice calf or bison or if they ever use like guidi soft horse... that would work much better.
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I'm sure the LEB is impeccably well-made, but the design is just a weird amalgamation of a bunch of ideas ripped straight from the dark style zeitgeist (ha ha ha).

 

this is 100% accurate except LEB is not remotely well-made.

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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

LEB construction is mind-bogglingly awesome. It's not my style, but if you get a chance - see it in person. The fit on them is astounding

Good pictures:
http://gullam.jp/shopping/9759.html

i'd be curious what it's like to try some of it on, especially since i trust your opinion. but to me it looks really overwrought. that word "anatomical" seems like an excuse for adding a bunch of unnecessary seams, and I can't imagine they're actually functional, especially considering the seams on the right and left side don't match. perhaps they're functional in different ways, but i doubt it. and if they're not functional, i.e. they aren't there to allow for natural movement or anything like that, does the word "anatomical" apply? this is all second hand of course since I haven't seen stuff up close so take it with a grain of salt. satisfied.gif

the other day i tried on a friend's CCP perforated kangaroo parka, the one with the parachute lining. it's pretty badass, but the parachute lining makes noise whenever you move. sounds like you're wearing a bag of chips. the piece was very pleasing to the eye, but rough on the ears. haha. and nearly $9k retail!
post #12146 of 16654
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Yeah there's no way it's shell cordovan, but whatever it is... It's pretty stiff and the construction makes me wonder if seams/lining will survive until it breaks in. Maybe mine was just a lemon though. Still I think nice calf or bison or if they ever use like guidi soft horse... that would work much better.

Shell cordovan is the buttocks of a horse and it would take a lot of shell to make a whole jacket. Its barely enough to make shoes these days led alone a whole jacket. Now while it is really resilient i don't think it would be worth the premium one has to pay. Calf is super resilient as a jacket and is really heavy so I'd say calf, horse, bison as mentioned earlier are better options the shell cordovan. Lamb is best option for light.

LEB looks like it has too many stitches and is made from random cuts of leftover leather. Even though it is really expensive it makes me think that it is cheap.
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Originally Posted by J BAILEY View Post

this is 100% accurate except LEB is not remotely well-made.

I should probably stop saying I am sure of things that I actually have 100% no way of knowing
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

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Very nice jacket, looks great.

thanks CG.
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I'm new to leather jackets but I picked up this toj and wanted to see what u more experienced guys think of the fit. It seems slightly big in the torso but I am about 15 lbs under my usual weight right now so I think I'll fill it in perfectly.
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Photos are dark so hard to tell but looks like uh waist area is too big for you.

How are the shoulders/chest?
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