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Originally Posted by Thurston Bros View Post
 

 

On smell alone, we like the Vicenza.  The smell of the Vicenza is a bit more nuanced than the the CXL, but that nutty veg-tanned aroma is absolutely awesome!

 

{Insert Vicenza Smell here}

 

Keep in mind that each color of Vicenza smells a bit different...different recipes, different scents!

I will certainly keep that in mind!  That Brown Vicenza looks awesome... what other color variations are offered in Vicenza?

 

Out of curiosity how would you compare Vicenza to Thedi HH? In terms of feel, quality, and of course smell.  Thedi's racers looks top notch too.

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I will certainly keep that in mind!  That Brown Vicenza looks awesome... what other color variations are offered in Vicenza?

 

Out of curiosity how would you compare Vicenza to Thedi HH? In terms of feel, quality, and of course smell.  Thedi's racers looks top notch too.

 

In the Vicenza, we have Russet, Seal Brown, Dark Seal Brown, and Black.

 

Our Vicenza (Veg-Tanned) is a much more expensive horsehide than Thedi's horsehide (Chrome Tanned).  Also, the Vicenza is Full Grain Leather while Thedi's horsehide is, I believe, Top Grain Leather.  Both of these horsehides are incredibly nice leathers, but the leather connoisseur would go for the Vicenza...

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Ok here goes. What do you make of these images? Anything else that you would like to see?

 

@LA Guy you said earlier that you've heard bad things about the leather LL uses nowadays. Care to share your thoughts on these images?

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Edit: all the photos above have been uploaded with pretty high resolution. So if anyones wants to see things in closer detail, just use the "show original" option after clicking on one of the pics.

 

@LA Guy? Any comments?

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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

 

@LA Guy? Any comments?

It looks nice.  I hesitate to comment on a leather that I have not actually handled.  I can understand that for some customers, this might not be the most interesting leather, either at first glance, or over the course of several years of wear.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It looks nice.  I hesitate to comment on a leather that I have not actually handled.  I can understand that for some customers, this might not be the most interesting leather, either at first glance, or over the course of several years of wear.

Thanks. Which kind of customers are you referring to?
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Thanks. Which kind of customers are you referring to?

Not presuming to answer for LA Guy, but here is the back of a steerhide jacket from Aero, before break in. Some people want more character like this, or at least for it to break in and look more like this. Other leathers just keep their tight grain and don't develop much further throughout their life.

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Thanks. Which kind of customers are you referring to?
The hardcore traditional leather guys. Sorta the leather equivalent of the repro denim guys, who are interested very specific aspects of traditional leather jackets. For example, a lot of the heavier leather jackets are heavier than vintage jackets, including jackets from the 20s through the 50s, and made from better leather than that used on actual vintage jackets, same as early makers of jeans did not put nearly as much care in weaving and dyeing denim and fabrication of the jeans as modern repro companies. Not that such things are always desirable. A pure cotton heavyweight natural denim with no sulfur top would just not work for, say, Saint Laurent Paris tight fit jeans.
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Where can I find a bomber that looks like this?

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I want to say here: https://www.schottnyc.com/products/a-2-leather-flight-jacket.htm?catID=46

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That's their bigger version, you probably want their slimmer model

https://www.schottnyc.com/products/waxed-natural-pebbled-cowhide-a-2.htm?color=2&catID=8

I think it was Eastman people said had pretty slim a2's as well
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@Darkside The Real McCoy has several variations at Blue in Green. 

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Where can I find a bomber that looks like this?


I want to say here: https://www.schottnyc.com/products/a-2-leather-flight-jacket.htm?catID=46

This is a frankenjacket, an A-2 with hand warmers, shoulder gussets and a G-1 style wind flap. (none of which you find on an A-2) You can either look for an A-2 reproduction produced from a slim original contact or a fashion clone that's already slim by design.
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Sorry if this was already posted; I may have missed it as I only lurk the thread from time to time. Anyways, this was posted a few weeks back on the Rick Owen's Online Tumblr along with the tag "RICK’S 1990S SCHOTT JKT"



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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Where can I find a bomber that looks like this?

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I want to say here: https://www.schottnyc.com/products/a-2-leather-flight-jacket.htm?catID=46

 

Looks like a TOJ, and since I'm such a nice guy, I am willing to sell you my spot in line. 

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That is a TOJ A2. If you want that particular jacket your best bet is probably grailed.

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I want to say here: https://www.schottnyc.com/products/a-2-leather-flight-jacket.htm?catID=46

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Originally Posted by HeavenResign View Post

That's their bigger version, you probably want their slimmer model

https://www.schottnyc.com/products/waxed-natural-pebbled-cowhide-a-2.htm?color=2&catID=8

I think it was Eastman people said had pretty slim a2's as well
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@Darkside
 The Real McCoy has several variations at Blue in Green. 

TRM, Schott and Eastman will have much more workwear-y feeling models. For a ToJ-like A-2, I'd just look at more fashion-orientated lines, like APC or something. The kind of brands you'd expect at Barney's.
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