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

Thanks Chris, that is good info. Still learning about the differences in quality leather.
post #14612 of 16653

Is there any particular reason for zipped handwarmer pockets tend to be preferred to unzipped?

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Originally Posted by Louys View Post
 

Is there any particular reason for zipped handwarmer pockets tend to be preferred to unzipped?

1) Practicality - ease and security of storage/

2) It makes the fit a bit more forgiving.  With unzipped, you can easly get stretching, or gaping if the jacket is just a bit too long, a but too tight, whatever.

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That makes sense. I always considered zippered handwarmers a design flaw because of all the chaffing, but I can see it could be worth it stop permanent gaping. 

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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.

 

Jelado are a lesser known Japanese repro / denim brand. There's a US company (the name of which I forget) that also has the license to do East West style jackets, but the Jelado ones look better to me. As per standard for a Japanese repro I think they aim to finish them to higher standards than the originals.  Cheapest ones start at around ¥160,000 and go up to ¥320,000 if you want the Papaya Noon jacket...

 

 

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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?

 

As size grading has changed over the years this is actually tagged a 42 and I'm usually about a M or 39. The pit to pit was about 21" and the rest of the measurements line up with a current size 40 cyclone tight fit with slightly fuller sleeves. I could fit a sweat or knit under it no problem, It looks slimmer as it had moulded to my frame.

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hey guys I'm looking for some advice as to whether I can dye this jacket or not. Meaning will the dye work well with this jacket?

this is a FW 2002 5-zip in a "distressed" dark grey colour, the leather it self isnt too distressed it seems, just the dye job is. The jacket looks like it only has surface dyes for the most part.

The jacket looks to be in new condition

I would be trying to dye it black with this https://www.hangerproject.ca/saphir-teinture-francaise-dye.html?SID=591442tnk0f35omvpcrle40hu0&___store=canada_default

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post #14618 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Dairy Phobic View Post

hey guys I'm looking for some advice as to whether I can dye this jacket or not. Meaning will the dye work well with this jacket?

this is a FW 2002 5-zip in a "distressed" dark grey colour, the leather it self isnt too distressed it seems, just the dye job is. The jacket looks like it only has surface dyes for the most part.

The jacket looks to be in new condition

I would be trying to dye it black with this https://www.hangerproject.ca/saphir-teinture-francaise-dye.html?SID=591442tnk0f35omvpcrle40hu0&___store=canada_default


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That jacket looks great as-is.  Why would you want to dye it and potentially mess it up?  At best it probably just needs some leather conditioner.

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Originally Posted by Dairy Phobic View Post

hey guys I'm looking for some advice as to whether I can dye this jacket or not. Meaning will the dye work well with this jacket?

this is a FW 2002 5-zip in a "distressed" dark grey colour, the leather it self isnt too distressed it seems, just the dye job is. The jacket looks like it only has surface dyes for the most part.

The jacket looks to be in new condition

I would be trying to dye it black with this https://www.hangerproject.ca/saphir-teinture-francaise-dye.html?SID=591442tnk0f35omvpcrle40hu0&___store=canada_default

Step one would be dying a small area on the inside of the waist to see how it takes. On full Aniline leather, I have seen some pretty nice dye jobs where the color has been completely changed and you would think it came out of the factory that way. However, if the jacket is semi-aniline or top coated it could resist the dye and not soak into the leather at all.

Fiebings is the dye that I've seen others use.
post #14620 of 16653

That distressed grey looks awesome. Would not dye.

post #14621 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Lorcan7 View Post
 

That distressed grey looks awesome. Would not dye.

Agreed.  Anyone can wear a plain old black jacket (I know that I have more than enough for one man, though that will not stop me from getting more.)

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thanks guys,

I was tempted to dye it because I've been looking for a black one with MRS zips for forever in a large size (roughly 54?), but I like the grey colour also so I was waffling on the decision still.

I must say the 5-zips sleeves are quite long, I have a 6'4" wingspan and the sleeves almost touch the first knuckle of my thumb


What are some good leather conditioners that will not alter the colour of the jacket too much?
post #14623 of 16653
I like Pecard's Antique Leather Dressing. Any product you choose, just use it first on the inside.
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Topman :colgate:

 

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Topman :colgate:

 

You look perplexed.  How is the leather?  I imagine that the construction is indifferent but passable.  

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