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http://www.fwrd.com/product-attachment-leather-jacket-in-black/ATTA-MO7/?d=Mens&srcType=plpaltimage&list=plp-list-14&list=plp-list-15

Attachment band collar leather in cow < $1000, try code CANDY

All sizes available

good find, not sure about the shoulders on it
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Kind of cool. From J. Gallagher's Instagram

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New acquisition from Vanson in their Octagon leather. Model B Deluxe, which I will use for riding almost exclusively. Sits below the competition weight at around 1.2mm (3 oz.). Very distinctly marbled, from a medium tan up to a dark brown. Something to wear when I want something other than all black on the bike. Needs some time to break in and conform to my shape.




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Wicked jacket man. I just received the Vanson Trident from Epaulet and am receiving the Thurston x SF Daredevil next week, but am interested in picking up an Enfield in Octagon. How does the leather compare to Z150 or FQHH?

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I think I already know the answer to this, but would a FQHH jacket be usable for "streetwear use" at all and not for riding a bike? 

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Wicked jacket man. I just received the Vanson Trident from Epaulet and am receiving the Thurston x SF Daredevil next week, but am interested in picking up an Enfield in Octagon. How does the leather compare to Z150 or FQHH?

It is right in between the two. FQHH, at least in the Aero version, is just about the same stiffness as Octagon, but is slightly thicker. The Z150 is right around 2.5 oz and the Octagon is 3.0 oz, with FQHH is typically slightly thicker. I say typically because FQHH has a fair amount of variation from hide to hide and you can specify if you want it on the lighter or the heavier side. This is really true with most leather jackets, and some very good manufacturers now list their weights in a range, such as 3.0 to 3.5 oz. (But with horse this is even more pronounced)
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I think I already know the answer to this, but would a FQHH jacket be usable for "streetwear use" at all and not for riding a bike? 

100% - I'd say that the vast majority are NEVER worn on a bike, although they certainly will protect you well. FQHH typically will start out fairly stiff (although that depends on the tanner) but it breaks in to be much softer and comfortable. (The break in period is greatly exaggerated and as long as you wear it regularly and don't baby it, you'll be surprised at how quickly it breaks in.)
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Don't you like your riding jackets a little shorter, Chris? The leather is absolutely gorgeous though.
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Don't you like your riding jackets a little shorter, Chris? The leather is absolutely gorgeous though.

Good eye, and typically yes, although the back length of this is perfect for riding, it's just the front that's longer than typical for me, by around 1.5". (This is 23" in front, I'd say my ideal is 21" - 21.5", although I have one as short as 20.5" that works ok also) Two things make it ok, though:

1. It has a two way Lenzip zipper that I can crack open at the bottom to keep it from riding up.
2. It has a small flair at the bottom, which is typical of older J-100 designs, which allows the jacket to slip down over the hips a bit which also helps reduce riding up. Bottom opening is 42.5", more typical for my jackets is 40.5" to 41".
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Does anyone have any leather jackets from Surface to Air? If so, how does it fit? The sizing is so inconsistent I'm weary of copping online.
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Just ordered a new jacket from one of the heritage brands still plugging away, Cal-Leathers of Ventura, CA. They are best known as the designers / producers of the original LAPD motorcycle jacket. I've ordered a Ventura, which is basically a combo of an LAPD jacket, with its banded bottom and ducktail back, and a cafe racer design, straight zip and plain front. Ordered it in 1.4mm chrome tanned cowhide, simple black cotton liner and fur lined cuffs. I'll use it mainly for riding. They will supply a denim prototype to nail down the dimensions before production.

http://cal-leather.com



Post fits when you get this

I really like it
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Post fits when you get this

I really like it

I will put up pics when I get the denim prototype also. Still not sure if I'm going to delete the chest pocket or not, I saw a version with only the slash hand warmers and it looked good. Waiting on a build schedule which I should get on Monday.

Same jacket but with a dress collar and chest pocket delete. (just to show the option to leave off the chest pocket) It's a clearer picture but it also has a pebbled cowhide and I'm having it built in a smooth cowhide.

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Should I get a 3.5 ounce fitted leather shirt: http://cal-leather.com/shop/mens-leather-shirt or is that just too masochistic, even for me?

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Should I get a 3.5 ounce fitted leather shirt: http://cal-leather.com/shop/mens-leather-shirt or is that just too masochistic, even for me?

Only if you're not concerned with raising your arms up to eat, drink, drive, etc...

I'd be interested is seeing what Gwen would say, as she talked me out of going heavier than 3.5 oz on my Ventura, when I asked her to build it from 4.0 oz cowhide.
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