or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned? - Page 1000

post #14986 of 16653
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

ugh, any recommendations on how to get stains out of a leather jacket? leaned on a countertop the other night and something got on the sleeve (probably alcohol...) and stained it. i'm kind of inclined to just leave it though and hope it fades with wear.

I've had pretty good luck sending things to Rave FabriCARE in Arizona. The problem with leather is that it can react in unpredictable ways -- shrinking, fading, cracking, or losing color depending on the cleaning treatment. I think that's true for any cleaner, but it's more true if you send it to your local dry cleaning spot down the block, who's probably just shipping it off to the same mass-cleaning plants that everyone else uses (few dry cleaners own their own equipment; they're typically just drop-off centers competing on price and service).

It's also hard to get stains out of leather for obvious reasons, although I sent a very soft lambskin jacket once to Rave and had reasonable success. It was stained with some oily waxes from being pressed up against a Barbour jacket. Anyway, the trade off was: dip the leather in some kind of dry solution and take the wax out, but also lose the luster of a brand new lambskin jacket, or spot clean and get 90% of the stain out. I opted for the latter and you can hardly tell the stain was there anymore. Afterwards, I believe Rave can apply some kind of stain guard to the leather, but that might depend on the material (I can't remember if it was for lambskin or just suede).
post #14987 of 16653
hmm, yeah the leather is already kind of waxy and irregular and i'd hate to lose that. i'm really leaning towards just kind of leaving it. wabi sabi?
post #14988 of 16653

you could try saphir renomat or hiver winter if salt based stain

post #14989 of 16653

Just hand wash or throw it in the washing machine and let it do it's thing. 

post #14990 of 16653


Got this used Real Mccoys Buco jh-1 in recently but it has a little too much patina for me. Will be returning it or letting it go here if anyone's interested size 42
post #14991 of 16653

Friend is in the very early stages of creating his own MTM leather jacket line.  Lotta inspiration by ToJ but a tad more minimalistic.  Here's the lambskin MA-1 he created for me.

 

 

Hopefully I will have more info in the near future for those who might be interested.  Prospective price points will be under Falcon.

post #14992 of 16653
Where is the work being done?
post #14993 of 16653

He's based in NYC and I know that he was telling me that hides were being shipped to him and all but he did not give total clarity on where he is having production completed.  I do know though that once he was able to get all the needed raw materials in and we confirmed my pattern, the jacket was completed in about a week and a half.

 

Gonna chat with him later this week though to ascertain more information.

post #14994 of 16653
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

ugh, any recommendations on how to get stains out of a leather jacket? leaned on a countertop the other night and something got on the sleeve (probably alcohol...) and stained it. i'm kind of inclined to just leave it though and hope it fades with wear.


Do you know what type of leather it is? Chrome or vegetable tanned? aniline or semi aniline finish?...all of these could dramatically change the way you approach cleaning it.

post #14995 of 16653

Ive heard that Himel bros and RMC use a combination of "tea core" and oil tan horsehide jackets. Does anyone know if this is true for The Flat  Head?

post #14996 of 16653
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeraQueezy View Post

Friend is in the very early stages of creating his own MTM leather jacket line.  Lotta inspiration by ToJ but a tad more minimalistic.  Here's the lambskin MA-1 he created for me.




Hopefully I will have more info in the near future for those who might be interested.  Prospective price points will be under Falcon.

we need more deets!!!! website yet?
post #14997 of 16653

Sorry, still on the dark on everything.  No website yet nor do I believe he is ready to scale production to the public (full on at least).  Whenever I do hear more though, I will update back.

post #14998 of 16653
Pretty cool: bespoke leather jackets by a former Billy Reid designer.

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-made-atelier-savas-leather-jackets/

Not 100% sure if she designs all of her own patterns, or if she hires a pattern maker to make standard blocks. Ability for customization might vary depending on that, but it still seems reasonably close to bespoke. She does fittings using toile.
post #14999 of 16653
Do you know the price point? I saw $5k flash on the screen in the end. eek.gif

BTW, Rafel does a similar process, with a canvas fitting, in shearling for about $2-2.5k.
post #15000 of 16653
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeraQueezy View Post
 

Sorry, still on the dark on everything.  No website yet nor do I believe he is ready to scale production to the public (full on at least).  Whenever I do hear more though, I will update back.

Please do update. TOJ for all its misery did hit upon a nice pattern here and there, and anything more minimalist than that is straight up my alley. Definitely interested.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?