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Any type of oil or product to stiffen back leather, horse in particular?

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Any type of oil or product to stiffen back leather, horse in particular?

maybe some sort of topical viagra creme 

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maybe some sort of topical viagra creme 

 

A lot of people have had great results with this method, but make sure to contact your veterinarian if the horse stays stiff for more than four hours.

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maybe some sort of topical viagra creme 

 

 

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A lot of people have had great results with this method, but make sure to contact your veterinarian if the horse stays stiff for more than four hours.

Errr.... how would you guys know that it works :puzzled:. Hope you do this as a profession :uhoh:.

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wrongthreadsorry
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wrongthreadsorry

And wrong forum too.

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so long story short i ended up getting this goat jacket. In store it's 400 eur, but i found it some dude selling brand new one for 160 eur. I got it next day, completely authentic but i don't like it :(

 

First, the front does not look good when unzipped because everything flaps around and next, it's not comfortable and too tight on my shoulders.

 

I think i won't have problems reselling it though as it still have stickers so it's brand new.

 

This goat leather feels very sturdy and hard, i think i'd prefer lamb by far. I'll probably go with a lamb, just you guys gave me an impression like lamb is bad and will break quick, while i don't think that' the case for regular usage.

 

Also, can i expect this Schott jacket to last me long time and be good quality? It's not made in USA but it's still Schott.

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Hmmm Scotch & Soda … maybe you should have gone with All Saints instead.
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Hmmm Scotch & Soda … maybe you should have gone with All Saints instead.

irony...

 

But seriously, you're making fun of this but where are the good brands? As far as I can tell every brand here in Holland is either no-name or not recommended.. S&S, Goosecraft, Hugo, Gipsy, and hundreds of other strange brands.

 

And what is the problem with these brands? If i buy a lamb leather jacket for like 300-500 of any of these brands it won't last even 5 years with regular use or something like that? If it will, then i am perfectly fine with that, I don't really need some kind of terminator jacket which will outlast WW3.

 

Is there some kind of a list of good brands? All i know is Schott NYC right now, but they have a single jacket in 500 price point. And is it even possible to buy a good jacket for <500 eur?

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I'll probably go with a lamb, just you guys gave me an impression like lamb is bad and will break quick, while i don't think that' the case for regular usage.

Don't think anyone here told you that.

I think the biggest problem is that your taste in jackets doesn't really match up well with people's here. Not that it's better or worse; it just makes it hard to recommend things.
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Don't think anyone here told you that.

I think the biggest problem is that your taste in jackets doesn't really match up well with people's here. Not that it's better or worse; it just makes it hard to recommend things.

 

Well what I got is "Lamb generally is not going to be a "long lasting" jacket, its too soft and is damaged easily, it is also known for stretching and losing shape over time.", which gave me an impression that lamb is not a good leather.. 

 

Anyways, I am looking for a comfortable leather jacket for ~400 euros for daily use and would like it to last for 5+ years, that's about it. 

 

There is a leather jacket store nearby where there are big selection of brand new lamb leather jackets, all for around 300-400 eur, but all of them are no names (for eg. "Superior New York" or "Dekkers", so i really have no clue what's that.

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irony...

But seriously, you're making fun of this but where are the good brands? As far as I can tell every brand here in Holland is either no-name or not recommended.. S&S, Goosecraft, Hugo, Gipsy, and hundreds of other strange brands.

Well yeah I was being snarky … but in a good-natured way. Admittedly finding a good leather can be difficult not only because of the material, construction and price considerations, but also fit, style, and how it will be worn.

Yeah there's Schott, Aero, Vanson. The problem I think is really price point … in that range most brands are extremely overpriced. It's similar to that almost top tier of watches where it's really a better idea to wait and save until you can afford a piece that you really want and is a good product for the price.

Maybe you don't have the availability in Holland which is unfortunate, but S&S, All Saints, etc. are the type of brands that retail at 4,5, $600 and immediately after the season are flooding the racks of Marshall's and TJ Maxx (US high-discount clothing retail stores) for $99, $149, $199. I'm sure you could find one of those on sale somewhere.

I have a couple nice TOJ leathers, but one beater that is a brand similar to those you mentioned … retailed for around $400 and picked it up for $78. Good luck!
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Well what I got is "Lamb generally is not going to be a "long lasting" jacket, its too soft and is damaged easily, it is also known for stretching and losing shape over time.", which gave me an impression that lamb is not a good leather.. 
Anyways, I am looking for a comfortable leather jacket for ~400 euros for daily use and would like it to last for 5+ years, that's about it. 

Just shooting from the hip:

1. I don't really care for the pre-distressed leathers you've been posting. There are some brands that make good pre-distressed leather jackets, but they're easier to get wrong than right -- esp at the lower end of the price spectrum.

2. Just personal preference, but I also don't care for the all-black leathers, where the hardware is also black. Could look good with black jeans and boots, but I get the impression you're going to wear this with blue jeans.

3. I don't know anything about Superior New York, Be Edgy, of Dekker. Not crazy about the designs though.

4. Lamb is fine. It's not as tough as calf, but unless you're riding a motorcycle, it should hold up well. I have a few lamb leather jackets. The biggest difference with lamb is that it doesn't look as rugged as calf, all things being equal. It's more about how you want the leather to drape.

5. I would again focus less on quality and more on design. Schott makes nice jackets, but they're stiff and workwear-y. Which might be what you want, but it might also not be.

6. 400 euros for a leather jacket is a bit low. You can go vintage, but those will tend to be the workwear-y kind. For a more fashion-y look, you can try searching eBay and Grailed for a company called ToJ/ Temple of Jawnz. Sometimes their stuff sells second-hand for like $500. LVC/ Levis Vintage Clothing and Levis Made & Crafted can also be sometimes had second-hand for that price, but they do a more vintage-y rugged look.

Edit: Actually ToJ is a terrible idea cause those are all MTM and you might wind up with something that doesn't fit -- esp if you don't already have a jacket to compare it against. Prob better to just check things out for a few months to figure out what kind of brands you like and search for them on Grailed and eBay.
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thanks guys!

 

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Well yeah I was being snarky … but in a good-natured way. Admittedly finding a good leather can be difficult not only because of the material, construction and price considerations, but also fit, style, and how it will be worn.

Yeah there's Schott, Aero, Vanson. The problem I think is really price point … in that range most brands are extremely overpriced. It's similar to that almost top tier of watches where it's really a better idea to wait and save until you can afford a piece that you really want and is a good product for the price.

Maybe you don't have the availability in Holland which is unfortunate, but S&S, All Saints, etc. are the type of brands that retail at 4,5, $600 and immediately after the season are flooding the racks of Marshall's and TJ Maxx (US high-discount clothing retail stores) for $99, $149, $199. I'm sure you could find one of those on sale somewhere.

I have a couple nice TOJ leathers, but one beater that is a brand similar to those you mentioned … retailed for around $400 and picked it up for $78. Good luck!

Several good brands I see mentioned here are strictly from US. I guess we can agree that those brands are overprices, but i am more interested to know if they are really bad quality or they are OK.

 

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Just shooting from the hip:

1. I don't really care for the pre-distressed leathers you've been posting. There are some brands that make good pre-distressed leather jackets, but they're easier to get wrong than right -- esp at the lower end of the price spectrum.

2. Just personal preference, but I also don't care for the all-black leathers, where the hardware is also black. Could look good with black jeans and boots, but I get the impression you're going to wear this with blue jeans.

3. I don't know anything about Superior New York, Be Edgy, of Dekker. Not crazy about the designs though.

4. Lamb is fine. It's not as tough as calf, but unless you're riding a motorcycle, it should hold up well. I have a few lamb leather jackets. The biggest difference with lamb is that it doesn't look as rugged as calf, all things being equal. It's more about how you want the leather to drape.

5. I would again focus less on quality and more on design. Schott makes nice jackets, but they're stiff and workwear-y. Which might be what you want, but it might also not be.

6. 400 euros for a leather jacket is a bit low. You can go vintage, but those will tend to be the workwear-y kind. For a more fashion-y look, you can try searching eBay and Grailed for a company called ToJ/ Temple of Jawnz. Sometimes their stuff sells second-hand for like $500. LVC/ Levis Vintage Clothing and Levis Made & Crafted can also be sometimes had second-hand for that price, but they do a more vintage-y rugged look.

So you recommend brown jacket? I personally would prefer brown as well. I want to wear it casually with jeans and pretty much everything.

 

The problem I see with buying 2nd hand, is how do I know it's true high quality leather? Maybe some guy is selling his 1.5K jacket for 200 but I have no idea the real worth of the jacket. To me almost all leather jackets look good.

 

Now I understand that you don't care about my mentioned brands, but in your opinion do you think they can last? If that no-name lamb jacket will last me 5 years I will be happy to be honest, especially considering it's my first jacket.

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So you recommend brown jacket? I personally would prefer brown as well. I want to wear it casually with jeans and pretty much everything.

The problem I see with buying 2nd hand, is how do I know it's true high quality leather? Maybe some guy is selling his 1.5K jacket for 200 but I have no idea the real worth of the jacket. To me almost all leather jackets look good.

Now I understand that you don't care about my mentioned brands, but in your opinion do you think they can last? If that no-name lamb jacket will last me 5 years I will be happy to be honest, especially considering it's my first jacket.

Brown is probably easier to wear for the average guy, but it really depends what you want. Black looks better for double riders; brown is probably better for bombers. Bombers are arguably easier to wear, but some guys really like DRs.

Again, think you should focus more on design than quality. Looks are obviously subjective, but the stuff you've been posting doesn't look good to me (again, subjectively). Given that, I'm not sure why it matters if it's built well or not. FWIW, pre-distressed leathers are sometimes done to hide the imperfections in a poor quality hide -- although it's sometimes also just a design feature. Almost any jacket will last five years, even the cheapest ones. You're paying a premium so that a jacket looks good, not so that it can last past five years.

I think you should just set your purchase off for six or eight months and pay attention to the styles and brands you like, then figure things out from there.
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