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Very detailed answer, so it's basically a semi-aniline leather (most common for moto jackets) that they purposely keep supple. It's the exact opposite route as say Vanson, who after vat dying waxes the leather and makes it stiffer. I guess that time will tell as to how the leather breaks in and what type of character the leather acquires. Regardless, LL makes some great looking jackets that we just don't see enough of.
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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


I'm actually kinda surprised their isn't already a thread like this since the majority of sw&d garments and footwear are interpretations if not regurgitations of military/ workwear designs.

 

A thread like this one but dedicated specifically to military outerwear would be awesome! I guess the Technical Outwear thread already covers this but its pretty dead as of late.

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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

2k for that... kinda boring imo
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might be boring, but it looks perfect in execution. it's stellar.

or maybe it's just the ~*^SYNTHESEFFECT^*~ sparkle
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2k for that... kinda boring imo

it's about the leather, on that one, as well as a very specific historical look.. 

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Premier Fit Highwayman in Seal Vincenza Italian HH. Leather is finer grained that my previous Vincenza jacket, but should pick up deeper grain as I break it in. According to Aero, this was patterned off an early 30s design. Nickel hardware and light weight wool liner. Some quick, low quality shots.


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might be boring, but it looks perfect in execution. it's stellar.

or maybe it's just the ~*^SYNTHESEFFECT^*~ sparkle

it doesn't look bad but its definitely too boring for synth, needs some craziness added
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it's about the leather, on that one, as well as a very specific historical look.. 

yea i know its shinki, just my 2c
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it doesn't look bad but its definitely too boring for synth, needs some craziness added
yea i know its shinki, just my 2c

I guess that I have to disagree.  Craziness is definitely nice, but I don't think that it's always necessary, nor even desired.  For me, "interesting" is that small strip of ground between "too safe" and "over-designed:.  The first is self evident.  The second is when a design puts on something into the design for no reason other than to "make it interesting," I see this in a lot of budding "artisanal" designers - a lack of good editing.  

 

This jacket focuses on the leather, and there are just a few details and a clean enough cut, but enough, that prevent it from going into snores-ville  If there was a bit extra in the body, or the shoulder was not as defined, and you have had a very expensive version of a jacket you might find at Loehmann's.  As is though, it's a standout.  

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Perhaps not to the taste of many in here (but on the subject of craziness) I sometimes think about an East West Musical Instrument Company repro by Jelado for some full on 70s cosplay... :hide:

 

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Perhaps not to the taste of many in here (but on the subject of craziness) I sometimes think about an East West Musical Instrument Company repro by Jelado for some full on 70s cosplay... :hide:

 

I looooove old East West Musical Instruments leathers, and they are the grail of estate sale searches.  Never heard of Jelado, but I do love the originals.

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Old fit shots of my late 70s/early 80s Super monza, wish I had better pictures but the jacket is no longer with me. The leather on this particular jacket was slightly heavier than modern iterations If I recall but has been treated the same and had the same characteristics-most notably the uniform fine grain and supple leather. 

 

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Product shot taken from a vintage jacket store I sold my jacket to. 

post #14608 of 16653
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It's nice. I think that I'd like it a lot better had it had zippered handwarmer pockets.
It's definitely a sharp jacket in a great color. As previously stated it's Golden Bear so that's really positive. Beyond the hand warmer pockets, I also notice that it's chrome tanned vs vegetable. Still worth considering when you can take 20% off presale.
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Old fit shots of my late 70s/early 80s Super monza, wish I had better pictures but the jacket is no longer with me. The leather on this particular jacket was slightly heavier than modern iterations If I recall but has been treated the same and had the same characteristics-most notably the uniform fine grain and supple leather. 

 

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Product shot taken from a vintage jacket store I sold my jacket to. 

 

Looks like a great t-shirt fit! I guess you couldn't do much layering under that one?

 

Do you remember which size this was? Did you size down?

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It's definitely a sharp jacket in a great color. As previously stated it's Golden Bear so that's really positive. Beyond the hand warmer pockets, I also notice that it's chrome tanned vs vegetable. Still worth considering when you can take 20% off presale.

For a true moto jacket you definitely want it to be chrome and not veggie, for increased water resistance.
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