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I think that jacket would look good on a girl for a guy its too much going on imo
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Fabric: 100% Polyester

And that jacket is horrible anyway

 

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I saw that but I assume the 100 p c polyester concerns the lining. Or it wouldn't say leather jacket in the name.
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tax return finally came through. looking to pick up an a2 jacket. current front runner is an eastman slender fit, but wondering if here are other places to look. thanks!

im biased but I think BoO made the best a2 bomber ive seen. All of their leather jackets, actually, are perfect for that aesthetic.
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Yeah, it is rather square (not oversized), nice jacket and all. There's nothing great to say about it but it's a good, everyday piece.

Pretty much this. The fit is kinda square, though still really slim. The arms a bit loose then taper quite a bit towards the wrist. An extremely wearable and still beautiful piece. The leather is remarkable (mine is from aw or ss13) looks like, well, a $5000 leather jacket. Extremely soft, scintillating sheen, thinner and very light. I know we all love the hobo aesthetic (myself included) but sometimes I really appreciate the luxury/opulence feel in my clothes.

Heres a quick pic I took. Im a shitty photographer, it looks like im wearing a big size but im in a 46. The length is just right for me, im like a shade under 6'0.

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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

I saw that but I assume the 100 p c polyester concerns the lining. Or it wouldn't say leather jacket in the name.

Still, it looks like a mix of rider/bomber/down jacket, woudln't touch it

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im biased but I think BoO made the best a2 bomber ive seen. All of their leather jackets, actually, are perfect for that aesthetic.
Pretty much this. The fit is kinda square, though still really slim. The arms a bit loose then taper quite a bit towards the wrist. An extremely wearable and still beautiful piece. The leather is remarkable (mine is from aw or ss13) looks like, well, a $5000 leather jacket. Extremely soft, scintillating sheen, thinner and very light. I know we all love the hobo aesthetic (myself included) but sometimes I really appreciate the luxury/opulence feel in my clothes.

Heres a quick pic I took. Im a shitty photographer, it looks like im wearing a big size but im in a 46. The length is just right for me, im like a shade under 6'0.

What's remarkable about the leather?
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Originally Posted by 0JSIMPS0N View Post

im biased but I think BoO made the best a2 bomber ive seen.

I can't find anything on a BoO A-2. Are you sure they are still making one? A google image search doesn't yield anything either.
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What's remarkable about the leather?

1. The sheen. Its a black jacket but it really stands out. It almost glows, you can tell its an expensive leather.
2. Really soft and comfortable, the jacket when worn feels almost weightless. I know its fun to buy a leather jacket that is extremely thick and uncomfortable, but a thinner, comfortable leather usually gets way more wear and consequentially adds a significant value factor.
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I can't find anything on a BoO A-2. Are you sure they are still making one? A google image search doesn't yield anything either.

http://www.selectism.com/2011/03/09/band-of-outsiders-bomber-jacket/#slide-4

I was talking about this one. They don't refer to it as an a-2, just a bomber.
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Originally Posted by 0JSIMPS0N View Post

1. The sheen. Its a black jacket but it really stands out. It almost glows, you can tell its an expensive leather.
2. Really soft and comfortable, the jacket when worn feels almost weightless. I know its fun to buy a leather jacket that is extremely thick and uncomfortable, but a thinner, comfortable leather usually gets way more wear and consequentially adds a significant value factor.

A jacket doesn't have to be thick and uncomfortable, but I appreciate your sarcasm. To each their own, I'm not a fan of leather being stripped down or rolled and stamped until there is no more grain or character showing.
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

A jacket doesn't have to be thick and uncomfortable, but I appreciate your sarcasm. To each their own, I'm not a fan of leather being stripped down or rolled and stamped until there is no more grain or character showing.

The grain and treatment of the leather is really dependent on the maker's style though. High-end, Italian jackets often don't show any grain, and they often use very thin, lightweight leathers. The material makes sense for the style. You wouldn't want something thick with a heavy grain to wear with tailored wool trousers.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

The grain and treatment of the leather is really dependent on the maker's style though. High-end, Italian jackets often don't show any grain, and they often use very thin, lightweight leathers. The material makes sense for the style. You wouldn't want something thick with a heavy grain to wear with tailored wool trousers.

I agree with everything you have said, and certain styles require top grain, sanded surface leathers. I'm not a fan of them but they have their place. I guess my question was more about it being "remarkable"... these are actually less expensive hides that can be corrected to a flat surface.
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

I agree with everything you have said, and certain styles require top grain, sanded surface leathers. I'm not a fan of them but they have their place. I guess my question was more about it being "remarkable"... these are actually less expensive hides that can be corrected to a flat surface.

It sounds like it's remarkable given that kind of context. There are some makers who use paper thin, grain-less leathers, and they're widely considered the best in their class. Seraphin, for example. Would be hard to say that either Seraphin or Hermes cheap out on materials.

IMO, it's good to just look at a jacket and decide whether it looks good or not as a whole, rather than put too much weight on things like top grain/ full grain/ split grain (which, frankly, are just internet-dude obsessions).
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I have to agree, the SLP stuff needs to be seen to be believed. There is something about the smell and feel of the leather. Some Rick Owens jackets used to do it for me. A lot of the higher end SZ aesthetic leathers do the same and are obviously better in design and uniqueness, but most are treated and processed so harshly that they don''t really feel like personalized. The SLP jackets are great in that they are almost like Raw denim. You can imprint your characteristics right away into the jacket and it will mold to you and age with you. I also personally think grain and texture on leather is disgusting, so can really appreciate a clean simple jacket like SLP with minimal leather paneling.

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Originally Posted by scanner View Post

I have to agree, the SLP stuff needs to be seen to be believed. There is something about the smell and feel of the leather. Some Rick Owens jackets used to do it for me. A lot of the higher end SZ aesthetic leathers do the same and are obviously better in design and uniqueness, but most are treated and processed so harshly that they don''t really feel like personalized. The SLP jackets are great in that they are almost like Raw denim. You can imprint your characteristics right away into the jacket and it will mold to you and age with you. I also personally think grain and texture on leather is disgusting, so can really appreciate a clean simple jacket like SLP with minimal leather paneling.

SLP's leathers (at least the ones I've tried on) are grained.
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

A jacket doesn't have to be thick and uncomfortable, but I appreciate your sarcasm. To each their own, I'm not a fan of leather being stripped down or rolled and stamped until there is no more grain or character showing.

Dude, there was absolutely 0 sarcasm in that post, nor is there in this one. I have a leather jacket that weighs like 8 lbs that can stand by itself. And I love it. Im a fan of both.

And thick always = uncomfortable (in comparison, atleast to thinner varieties). The weight alone makes it so. Hard to bend arms, hard to zip up, hard to reach down to tie your shoes etc.
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