Once the leather breaks in more and the creases are more balanced throughout the jacket it's going to look good. (especially for $400)
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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned? - Page 969post #14521 of 164368/29/15 at 6:29pmpost #14522 of 164368/29/15 at 7:06pmQuote:
That third jacket looks like a late 60s and 70s interpretation of earlier, say, 30's jackets. It reminds me a bit of the East West Instruments 6 pocket "hippie" jacket, though it doesn't have quite the same vibe. I would love to see the historical jackets that the RRL team uses as inspiration. I heard that they used to go to Bobby's of Boston and just clean out the place.post #14523 of 164368/29/15 at 7:58pmpost #14524 of 164368/29/15 at 8:10pmQuote:Originally Posted by LA Guy
That third jacket looks like a late 60s and 70s interpretation of earlier, say, 30's jackets. It reminds me a bit of the East West Instruments 6 pocket "hippie" jacket, though it doesn't have quite the same vibe. I would love to see the historical jackets that the RRL team uses as inspiration. I heard that they used to go to Bobby's of Boston and just clean out the place.
Just went to Bobby's last week actually. It's like stepping into a time capsule.post #14525 of 164368/29/15 at 8:23pmQuote:
I've seen the first one in store. Very solid piece, in my opinion fits mostly TTS. Quality is excellent as RRL leathers tend to be.
All three of those look great, especially if you're getting a great sale price like I'm guessing you did. If you check the RRL thread, some guy there got the first piece during the 4 of July in-store sale for something like around $500-700, I think.post #14526 of 164368/29/15 at 9:17pmpost #14527 of 164368/30/15 at 8:19ampost #14528 of 164368/30/15 at 8:42ampost #14529 of 164368/30/15 at 10:13am
RRL makes a pretty good leather jacket. Over-priced at MSRP, but a good value at the rock bottom sales prices after multiple discounts. My primary gripe with RRL leather jackets is the length of the body -- typically, they are quite short. For example, jackets with a 22 P2P are frequently less than 24 inches in the back length.post #14530 of 164368/30/15 at 10:19amQuote:
I get that, but I think that of all of those, RRL does the best job (not always, but often). It looks like they use a leather with an additional coat (like Horween's crazy mustang, or whatever it's called), and then strip away some of that coat, so you get distressing that closely approximates what you'd get over a couple of years, anyway.post #14531 of 164368/30/15 at 10:49amQuote:Originally Posted by LA Guy
I get that, but I think that of all of those, RRL does the best job (not always, but often). It looks like they use a leather with an additional coat (like Horween's crazy mustang, or whatever it's called), and then strip away some of that coat, so you get distressing that closely approximates what you'd get over a couple of years, anyway.
Yeah they might be "good" at doing that but being the best at something that IMO should never be done, is hardly an achievement.
And not only looks bad 99% of the time but also detracts from the fun that is breaking in a leather jacket.
And I really like RRL otherwise, just too expensive for me most of the time (I like their knits but I only had a couple of pairs of jeans).post #14532 of 164368/30/15 at 10:57amSome fashion-y DRs that look interesting:
Nonnative (this is old, but I recently just remembered it, so thought I'd post it here).
Available at Coverchord (ignore how small it looks on the model; I think they gave him the wrong size)
Beautiful People (I think only available in Japan. One of the stores being Shabby & Industrial, which is sort of like a Japanese Unionmade)
More photos at Rroommpost #14533 of 164368/30/15 at 11:10ampost #14534 of 164368/30/15 at 11:14ampost #14535 of 164368/30/15 at 11:19am
Looks like reverse (and waxed) leather to me? Haven't handled it in person but looks similar to my reverse leather boots.
In any case, if I need to be more specific, it's something like this what I hate (note: it's not RRL but RRL has done something similar although not as ugly, just looking for an extreme example):
You know, that kind of bi-tonal thing with the edges artificially distressed. Fugly.
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