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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned? - Page 810post #12137 of 1710810/8/14 at 6:00pmpost #12138 of 1710810/8/14 at 8:24pmIt'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.
Edited by Abraxis - 10/8/14 at 8:37pmpost #12139 of 1710810/8/14 at 11:05pm
^^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 11:18pmpost #12140 of 1710810/9/14 at 4:23ampost #12141 of 1710810/9/14 at 4:47amQuote:
+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.post #12142 of 1710810/9/14 at 10:18ampost #12143 of 1710810/9/14 at 10:59amYeah 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.post #12144 of 1710810/9/14 at 12:12pmpost #12145 of 1710810/9/14 at 12:40pmQuote:Originally Posted by nicelynice
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
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.
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 1710810/9/14 at 12:47pmQuote:Originally Posted by Abraxis
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.post #12147 of 1710810/9/14 at 9:44pmpost #12148 of 1710810/10/14 at 4:08ampost #12149 of 1710810/10/14 at 8:07pmpost #12150 of 1710810/10/14 at 8:24pm
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