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Can I just use regular leather conditioner on a navy leather jacket or do I need something special? I have Saphir renovateur, Saphir delicate, and Saphir cream universelle
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Black & White one looks incredible. Wasn't sure if it'd look good in person, you pull it off well.

Thanks SirGrotius. The fit on the black and white one is really good, I got it from MRporter and was skeptical about it because I weren't able to try it on before I buy. But end up loving it. 

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I really like this schott X UO jacket. What do you guys think?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=36657054&category=M_OUTERWEAR
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I really like this schott X UO jacket. What do you guys think?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=36657054&category=M_OUTERWEAR

Much better pattern than most Schott jackets, looks great. Nice change using the pebbled leather. Can't beat the $ as it will be well constructed coming from the Schott factory.
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I really like this schott X UO jacket. What do you guys think?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=36657054&category=M_OUTERWEAR

I tried that on a few months ago. Thought it was pretty nice.
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I tried that on a few months ago. Thought it was pretty nice.

 

Cut looks pretty good. What did you think of the leather? Might go check it out in person. 

 

Can they add texture like this to make up for less than perfect hides? A way to keep costs down? 

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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Cut looks pretty good. What did you think of the leather? Might go check it out in person. 

Can they add texture like this to make up for less than perfect hides? A way to keep costs down? 

Yes, they can, but typically hides in this price range are top-grain already (as opposed to full-grain), so more of a stylistic choice.
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Cut looks pretty good. What did you think of the leather? Might go check it out in person. 

Can they add texture like this to make up for less than perfect hides? A way to keep costs down? 

I tried this on at the store and thought the quality was nice but didn't like that it was cut longer.
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post


Yes, they can, but typically hides in this price range are top-grain already (as opposed to full-grain), so more of a stylistic choice.

 

Interesting. Full grain usually closer to $1k? 

 

I understand the technical difference between full and top grain, but is there a tangible, noticeable difference? Like if you were given unlabeled swatches of each, would you be able to tell the difference? Would the average person? Not exactly related to this particular jacket, but I'm just curious. 

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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Cut looks pretty good. What did you think of the leather? Might go check it out in person. 

Can they add texture like this to make up for less than perfect hides? A way to keep costs down? 

This is from a very rough memory. I popped into UO after seeing the jacket online, and only tried it on, poked around, and left. I remember the leather seeming slightly lighter weight and (IIRC) milled, which meant it was slightly softer than what you find on standard Schotts. I assume it was a split leather, which means the regular hide was split in half and the bottom part (the top grain) was used. Makes it lighter weight, but top grains are typically not as sturdy as a full grain hide, just because the fibers aren't as densely packed. Probably doesn't matter to those of us who are just looking for a fashion jacket, but it might affect the way it ages. You probably won't get that heavy "evo" that leather die-hards like Chris are after.

Anyway, it seemed nice for the price, esp since most of the guys buying that probably won't be interested in the look seven or ten years from now.

I picked up the 519 model on Mr. Porter, which is slimmer than the standard 613, but shorter than the slim fitting 626. Ended up returning that and just got something used off eBay. I wanted something beat-up looking, and a new model just looked too new to me. No way I'm going to wear this enough to put in serious wear, so I just went second-hand.
Edited by dieworkwear - 9/26/15 at 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

The way you like things to fit, I would suggest that half belt rather than the Highwayman, which, I believe that @ChrisGold said, is fairly boxy.  The 30s half belt, on the other hand, as a pretty straight fit.  

 

In other news, my leather paints are here.  Now it's just matter of finding the time and motivation to put this stencil on the back of my 30s half belt.  

 

Yeah, If I were to go for a Highwayman, it would definitely be the 1930's "Premier" version (slim). The cut of the regular would be way too boxy for me.

 

I didn't know you had a half belt. Whats your opinion on it? Any fit pics to share? I think @ChrisGold  also had one at one point. What's your opinion on that jacket Chris?

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Yeah, If I were to go for a Highwayman, it would definitely be the 1930's "Premier" version (slim). The cut of the regular would be way too boxy for me.

I didn't know you had a half belt. Whats your opinion on it? Any fit pics to share? I think @ChrisGold
  also had one at one point. What's your opinion on that jacket Chris?

Good. It's a pretty straight cut. Deceptively slim. I like it.
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Good. It's a pretty straight cut. Deceptively slim. I like it.

 

Ok. No fit pics then? What leather did you choose for it? What would you say about its versatility? What do you usually wear it with?

 

IMO it seems like a very versatile pattern - like an A2 or A1, or even the Highwayman or such jackets.

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That Schott/UO looks really nice for the price and target demographic. Would have killed for something like that when I was a freshman in college
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Ok. No fit pics then? What leather did you choose for it? What would you say about its versatility? What do you usually wear it with?

IMO it seems like a very versatile pattern - like an A2 or A1, or even the Highwayman or such jackets.

I'll try to take some. It's pretty versatile. I just wear it with jeans and boots. 4 ounce steer, so it's ridiculously heavyweight.
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