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post #12541 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

yeah i mean im not a stooges fan, but before i even identified that as the design... it was like ugh the zipper color contrasts poorly with the shade of black - if the zipper was silver it would have been only mediocre and a poor value and maybe escaped the territory of atrocious
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post #12542 of 16653

Hey guys, I'd greatly appreciate any input from SF members regarding a future leather jacket purchase.

 

What I think I'm looking for:  Simple, timeless design.  Small collar (no 70's 'wings' lol) or elastic 'baseball' style collar.  Perhaps a modernised MA-1 style?  Prefer black or very dark brown.  No light colors.  Something fairly thick/tough that will last for years with proper care.

 

Something with a vintage/throwback flair; possibly distressed appearance.  An example would be the Cockpit USA Tanker Jacket (sorry couldn't post a link).

 

Budget:  Would like to come in around $500....I know, not a lot of options.

 

Problem is my build:  I'm 43, 5'-9.5", 208 lbs, 48 chest, 34 sleeve, 34 waist.  Any "slim-fit" jacket I cannot get my arms/shoulders into. 

 

Any ideas, places to buy, etc. would be very much appreciated.

 

Oh, and before anyone says to try some on locally, I live in Montana now.  Unless you like cowboy boots and western wear, there isn't anything remotely stylish available here!

post #12543 of 16653

Are these accurate measurements for an XL 09 oiled calf mollino? Seem rather slim.

 

Chest 54cm
Shoulders 45.5cm
Length of back: 68cm

post #12544 of 16653
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Originally Posted by radjxf View Post
 

Hey guys, I'd greatly appreciate any input from SF members regarding a future leather jacket purchase.

 

What I think I'm looking for:  Simple, timeless design.  Small collar (no 70's 'wings' lol) or elastic 'baseball' style collar.  Perhaps a modernised MA-1 style?  Prefer black or very dark brown.  No light colors.  Something fairly thick/tough that will last for years with proper care.

 

Something with a vintage/throwback flair; possibly distressed appearance.  An example would be the Cockpit USA Tanker Jacket (sorry couldn't post a link).

 

Budget:  Would like to come in around $500....I know, not a lot of options.

 

Problem is my build:  I'm 43, 5'-9.5", 208 lbs, 48 chest, 34 sleeve, 34 waist.  Any "slim-fit" jacket I cannot get my arms/shoulders into. 

 

Any ideas, places to buy, etc. would be very much appreciated.

 

Oh, and before anyone says to try some on locally, I live in Montana now.  Unless you like cowboy boots and western wear, there isn't anything remotely stylish available here!

 

You want a very specific design, good quality, and a specific fit.

 

yeah you're not getting that for 500.

post #12545 of 16653
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Originally Posted by radjxf View Post

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Hey guys, I'd greatly appreciate any input from SF members regarding a future leather jacket purchase.

What I think I'm looking for:  Simple, timeless design.  Small collar (no 70's 'wings' lol) or elastic 'baseball' style collar.  Perhaps a modernised MA-1 style?  Prefer black or very dark brown.  No light colors.  Something fairly thick/tough that will last for years with proper care.

Something with a vintage/throwback flair; possibly distressed appearance.  An example would be the Cockpit USA Tanker Jacket (sorry couldn't post a link).

Budget:  Would like to come in around $500....I know, not a lot of options.

Problem is my build:  I'm 43, 5'-9.5", 208 lbs, 48 chest, 34 sleeve, 34 waist.  Any "slim-fit" jacket I cannot get my arms/shoulders into. 

Any ideas, places to buy, etc. would be very much appreciated.

Oh, and before anyone says to try some on locally, I live in Montana now.  Unless you like cowboy boots and western wear, there isn't anything remotely stylish available here!

Schott has an ma1, used toj ma1.... look at used options
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

You want a very specific design, good quality, and a specific fit.

yeah you're not getting that for 500.

on sale or used its possible
post #12546 of 16653

Thanks, gentlemen.

 

With my body habitus, I have little expectation for a perfect fit. 

 

I'll keep perusing the SF classifieds and maybe even, gulp....Ebay.

post #12547 of 16653
Check out Vanson's offerings. They offer some of the best leather jackets at any price and aren't far off your budget. Insurrection is your source in the states, The PLU-3 and the Enfield are both fantastic Vanson designs.
post #12548 of 16653
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Are these accurate measurements for an XL 09 oiled calf mollino? Seem rather slim.

Chest 54cm

Shoulders 45.5cm

Length of back: 68cm

yes it fits small
post #12549 of 16653

Besides TOJ, do any other brands have minimilistic double riders like SLP? Thanks

post #12550 of 16653

What's with Backlash sizing?  A bunch of them on Yahoo auctions have really weird measurements, like sub 17" shoulders or sub 18.5" pit to pit for size M or even L leathers.  They aren't Ballet either.  Am I supposed to disregarding the measurements due to the pattern method they use?  How does a normal TTS small/36 fit in Backlash?

post #12551 of 16653
There is no backlash sizing, each piece fits differently depending on the treatment of the leather. Most fit quite small. I'm a US size small and I've gone as far as XL in their leathers. Need good measurements and a bit of luck. Most of the time the shoulders are a bit wide and the body is a bit tight - always go by the chest measurements if you're unsure, as they are usually very tight in the chest.

Same advice goes for Incarnation, I just ignore tagged sizes on both brands and go by measurements and descriptions
post #12552 of 16653

Thanks!  By the way, do you know how thick the calf leathers are?  Should I be aiming for ~19 p2p or more or less due to thickness?

post #12553 of 16653

I need some opinions on a double rider, specifically a black schott one star. I like the way the jacket looks a lot, but my style is classic menswear (ocbds, chinos/cords, wool trousers, sweaters, leather "dress" shoes, occasionally sport jacket & ties). I am young, but I'm afraid the jacket would make me look like a goon because whenever I see these in real life or on anyone but Marlon Brando, they look terrible. However, is there any way it could be implemented into a wardrobe such as mine? I am not so rigid in my rules and ways that I would refuse a meshing of the styles. 

post #12554 of 16653
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

I need some opinions on a double rider, specifically a black schott one star. I like the way the jacket looks a lot, but my style is classic menswear (ocbds, chinos/cords, wool trousers, sweaters, leather "dress" shoes, occasionally sport jacket & ties). I am young, but I'm afraid the jacket would make me look like a goon because whenever I see these in real life or on anyone but Marlon Brando, they look terrible. However, is there any way it could be implemented into a wardrobe such as mine? I am not so rigid in my rules and ways that I would refuse a meshing of the styles. 

Sounds like the outfit the guy in Taken had.

post #12555 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Lohikaarme View Post

Sounds like the outfit the guy in Taken had.
Is that supposed to be good or bad? And to further add to my original point, is a double rider to biker-ish to be worn by a non biker?
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