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post #15316 of 16656
Not sure if there's an appropriate thread for this, but I've got some pre-production pictures from a custom/personal project that will probably be the best leather jacket I've ever owned. I left a swatch of forest green cowhide (aniline) out in the California sun for the warmer parts of last year, and I thought some of you would be interested in the results.


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2.5-3 oz aniline cowhide

The sun bleached it down from that very deep green to an olive/army drab color with brown tones throughout. The darkened portion of the swatch was oiled and conditioned frequently to simulate contact points with skin - like the collar of a rider jacket. I had no idea what to expect when I decided that this was the leather I'd use, because most examples of unfinished leather that I've seen have been some shade between raw and brown... It didn't help Googling "green leather patina" because there hadn't been much documentation there either.

I'm happy with the results of the experiment though, and I'm glad that I decided to stick with this leather over something semi-aniline.

Thought I'd include these as well, since I haven't seen Talon get much love for as long as I've been a member here. The design isn't as uh... aesthetically? refined as YKK/RiRi/Lampo, etc. but for me, that's kind of the point. If you're making a jacket with unfinished leather (scars and color/pigmentation gradients) then why would you want to slap some dainty hardware on top? satisfied.gif

#10 & #5

Edited by omgcookielol - 2/22/16 at 8:45pm
post #15317 of 16656
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Originally Posted by omgcookielol View Post

Not sure if there's an appropriate thread for this, but I've got some pre-production pictures from a custom/personal project that will probably be the best leather jacket I've ever owned. I left a swatch of forest green cowhide (aniline) out in the California sun for the warmer parts of last year, and I thought some of you would be interested in the results.

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



2.5-3 oz aniline cowhide

The sun bleached it down from that very deep green to an olive/army drab color with brown tones throughout. The darkened portion of the swatch was oiled and conditioned frequently to simulate contact points with skin - like the collar of a rider jacket. I had no idea what to expect when I decided that this was the leather I'd use, because most examples of unfinished leather that I've seen have been some shade between raw and brown... It didn't help Googling "green leather patina" because there hadn't been much documentation there either.

I'm happy with the results of the experiment though, and I'm glad that I decided to stick with this leather over something semi-aniline.

Thought I'd include these as well, since I haven't seen Talon get much love for as long as I've been a member here.

#10 & #5

 

The jackets with Luxire will all use Talon hardware.  For leather jackets, I can think of no brand with more history - and the zippers are sturdy and smooth.

post #15318 of 16656

Does anyone know what jacket is this?  Thanks.

 

 

post #15319 of 16656
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Very cool. Although I think HKG is about the last place on earth I would ever need a leather jacket.

I've been wearing leather jackets consistently last few weeks in HKG since early Jan, no problems - definitely could use a leather jacket here more than most SE Asia places (SG MY etc), not to mention a leather jacket would also be useful if a regular China traveller from HK...
post #15320 of 16656
@styleforumfan; check out the Channel line. Looks very similar.
post #15321 of 16656

that awful quilted leather jacket is diesel black gold.

post #15322 of 16656
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post #15323 of 16656
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

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Source?
post #15324 of 16656
PM sent, though the jacket isn't available anymore. I had to get this one.
post #15325 of 16656
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Originally Posted by omgcookielol View Post

Not sure if there's an appropriate thread for this, but I've got some pre-production pictures from a custom/personal project that will probably be the best leather jacket I've ever owned. I left a swatch of forest green cowhide (aniline) out in the California sun for the warmer parts of last year, and I thought some of you would be interested in the results.

Most of my jackets have either modern or NOS vintage Talon zips. I'm not a fan of going huge with the gauge, as it often throws off the balance of the jacket. Totally depends on the jacket design, but #5 gets the job done for most leather jackets.
post #15326 of 16656
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

Most of my jackets have either modern or NOS vintage Talon zips. I'm not a fan of going huge with the gauge, as it often throws off the balance of the jacket. Totally depends on the jacket design, but #5 gets the job done for most leather jackets.

I like a beefy 10 for the main zipper, but for everything else, a 5 or 8 gauge zipper does the job well.  

post #15327 of 16656
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

PM sent, though the jacket isn't available anymore. I had to get this one.

What did you get anyways?
post #15328 of 16656
Fok please just start a thread about the luxire collab already!
post #15329 of 16656

Selling my Pepe Indiana Jacket . New . Tags still attached . Size XL. Price  $120

 

http://us.asos.com/Pepe-Leather-Jacket-Indiana-Slim-Fit-Bomber-0-Pocket/17pj91/?iid=5663413&r=2&mporgp=L1Byb2Qv

 

PM for actual pics.

post #15330 of 16656
Only the rarest of Pepe's are allowed in this thread.
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