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post #14581 of 16651
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Originally Posted by CPaul View Post
 

what's everyones opinion of the taylor stitch jacket?

http://taylorstitch.com/products/the-moto-jacket-in-whiskey-steerhide

It's nice. I think that I'd like it a lot better had it had zippered handwarmer pockets.

post #14582 of 16651
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Not bad. Does "owner" mean he* is/isn't involved in the design process?

* he, she, shim, it, both spirits, etc.

No, it's a really small company. At the moment, it's just him, although I think he's looking to hire someone to help with trunk shows by the year's end. He does all the designing, product testing, materials sourcing, etc etc etc. He used to be the Director of Product Development at Isaia and then left to start his own company. Wore these models for two years to test the materials out and whatnot before releasing them.
post #14583 of 16651
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 Not sure that I love the idea of the M-65 (well, M64, it looks like, but whatever) in suede.

 

This makes a ton of sense to me. Perfect for guys like @EFV, or people who want a masculine jacket in a luxurious material. Everything looks scarily Pitti-ready (not always a bad thing). 

post #14584 of 16651
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

 

This makes a ton of sense to me. Perfect for guys like @EFV, or people who want a masculine jacket in a luxurious material. Everything looks scarily Pitti-ready (not always a bad thing). 

For an unstructured jacket that long, in a material that soft, I feel that it would be hard to get the drape right.  But if it's who Derek says it is, the dude knows product.

post #14585 of 16651
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Originally Posted by CPaul View Post

what's everyones opinion of the taylor stitch jacket?
http://taylorstitch.com/products/the-moto-jacket-in-whiskey-steerhide

To echo what's been said, I can't believe they didn't put zips on the hand warmers of a motorcycle jacket. On the other hand, for the quality you'll get from Golden Bear, sign up as a new member of Taylor Stitch, take 20% off the price and you have a pretty cool jacket. I think it looks well designed and the leather is heavy and full grain. Should look even better with age.
post #14586 of 16651
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I would happily read/contribute to this thread. Not that I know a ton, but I'd love a place to talk about old/repro flight jackets

To me, while I do wear mostly moto and "traditional" designs, I think it's interesting to look back on the history of leather jackets to see how we got to where we are today. (it's remarkable to see just how long ago some of the pioneers were producing jackets that others think were invented by TOJ)

The question is do we make an Aero thread or just one dedicated to flight / moto / work jackets, all under the "traditional" or umbrella?
post #14587 of 16651
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

To me, while I do wear mostly moto and "traditional" designs, I think it's interesting to look back on the history of leather jackets to see how we got to where we are today. (it's remarkable to see just how long ago some of the pioneers were producing jackets that others think were invented by TOJ)

The question is do we make an Aero thread or just one dedicated to flight / moto / work jackets, all under the "traditional" or umbrella?

The best way is to do traditional and gives some brand name examples like Himel, Real McCoy, Brimaco, Eastman, Lewis Leathers, Golden Bear, Schott, Lost Worlds, Langlitz, and Vanson, just to.list a few "repro" companies as well heritage companies. I would even argue that RRL should be in there.
post #14588 of 16651
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post


To echo what's been said, I can't believe they didn't put zips on the hand warmers of a motorcycle jacket. On the other hand, for the quality you'll get from Golden Bear, sign up as a new member of Taylor Stitch, take 20% off the price and you have a pretty cool jacket. I think it looks well designed and the leather is heavy and full grain. Should look even better with age.


I ordered it just last night...looks like delivery isn't until November or something. 

 

The pre order price + 20% off got it to a fairly reasonable price. I'll report back once I get it...

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Speaking of leather things, I had the chance to try on a couple cool jackets last week in L.A. with @StanleyVanBuren. One was a great LL horsehide moto that I sadly don't have a picture of, but I do have a picture of this other HH moto jacket by The Flathead we found at Self Edge LA:

 

 

 

 

edit: I guess it's this one

post #14590 of 16651
Looks good, I like the smirk.

Are those the same apc that you have been posting since the dawn of time? Amazing durability. I could never get a proper fit with those. Either the waist was fine and the legs were sloppy or the legs were fine and the waist and rise were crushing.
post #14591 of 16651
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

Speaking of leather things, I had the chance to try on a couple cool jackets last week in L.A. with @StanleyVanBuren. One was a great LL horsehide moto that I sadly don't have a picture of, but I do have a picture of this other HH moto jacket by The Flathead we found at Self Edge LA:

 

 

 

 

edit: I guess it's this one

you have the shortest arms.  I tried on a few Flathead jackets, and every single sleeve hit at least a full inch above my wrist.  They are nice jackets though. 

post #14592 of 16651
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

 

Nice! I have been wanting to see fit pics of the slimmer versions. Can you post some when you get it?

 

 

Aero Premier Half Belt in Vicenza HH:

 

post #14593 of 16651
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

Speaking of leather things, I had the chance to try on a couple cool jackets last week in L.A. with @StanleyVanBuren. One was a great LL horsehide moto that I sadly don't have a picture of, but I do have a picture of this other HH moto jacket by The Flathead we found at Self Edge LA:

 

 

 

 

edit: I guess it's this one

 

As shown in your photo, the shoulders on FH leather jackets are way too big and disproportionate to the chest dimensions.

post #14594 of 16651
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

To me, while I do wear mostly moto and "traditional" designs, I think it's interesting to look back on the history of leather jackets to see how we got to where we are today. (it's remarkable to see just how long ago some of the pioneers were producing jackets that others think were invented by TOJ)

The question is do we make an Aero thread or just one dedicated to flight / moto / work jackets, all under the "traditional" or umbrella?

The best way is to do traditional and gives some brand name examples like Himel, Real McCoy, Brimaco, Eastman, Lewis Leathers, Golden Bear, Schott, Lost Worlds, Langlitz, and Vanson, just to.list a few "repro" companies as well heritage companies. I would even argue that RRL should be in there.

 

I agree.  Post the link here and I will participate in the new thread.

post #14595 of 16651
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post
 

 

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.

 

So I sent these pictures to LL and asked for their comments. In summary, this is what they replied:

 

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The jacket you have is a cowhide item. We use a fine grained supple
cowhide, that is quite an advanced specification, in that it is fully
dyed, & then treated to be supple, water damage & abrasion resistant.
It isn't like the stiff cowhide you may be used to.
 
This Leather is Chrome tanned, & is vat dyed, so it is dyed completely through the skin, not just surface coated.
It is also finished on the surface, & treated to resist water damage.
It is full grain leather, we don't use split leather etc.

 

@ChrisGold 

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