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Drawing on the back is by Colossus of Roads

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Awesome. You are even more of a disk than me, in the best possible way.
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Some cool video features on Blackmeans (x-posted from RFT)



And one on how to distress a leather jacket
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I've heard of scrunching, putting in a tumble dryer on no heat and using fine grit sandpaper all being used to distress a leather jacket but what the hell are they doing by ironing it with a hot iron?

 

That one I've never heard of....anyone know what that is supposed to achieve?

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I remember when that kid in the TOJ thread posted his grandpa was BuZ Blurr. Really cool.

 

Glad to see you went through with that project, @dieworkwear. Turned out great. 

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Yeah, that's awesome. Well done.

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Originally Posted by Homme View Post. Leather smells and feels amazing,

Honestly smell is probably the main reason I enjoy wearing leather so much

 

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Looks great, how did you get the drawing to stay on permanantly? I remember @LA Guy drawing a rose or something on the back of one of his jackets and I thought he said it wore off quickly.

 

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If anybody has this iteration in a 50, hmu (Also looking to get rid of my 52)

I think theres a 50 on eBay or at least there was recently. What color is your 52?

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Originally Posted by proteinnerd View Post

what the hell are they doing by ironing it with a hot iron?

Just a guess, but I think it's to help dull and dry out the leather? Maybe strip off any finishing.

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Looks great, how did you get the drawing to stay on permanantly?.

It's done with a mean streak, which is a kind of dry paint pen.

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-763W/Paint-Markers/Mean-Streak-Paint-Marker-White

There are acrylic paints specifically made for leather though, if you want to paint or draw something more involved. This was done with a mean streak cause that's what's used on trains.
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Just a guess, but I think it's to help dull and dry out the leather? Maybe strip off any finishing.
It's done with a mean streak, which is a kind of dry paint pen.

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-763W/Paint-Markers/Mean-Streak-Paint-Marker-White

There are acrylic paints specifically made for leather though, if you want to paint or draw something more involved. This was done with a mean streak cause that's what's used on trains.

I will try this next.  I was painting using the special acrylic paint, but the jacket that I was using is made of heavy steer CXL, which is a aniline leather with a coating, so it's just a surface treatment, like a temporary tattoo.  I may buff the thing a bit to strip off some of that layer, of the marker doesn't work.

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I will try this next.  I was painting using the special acrylic paint, but the jacket that I was using is made of heavy steer CXL, which is a aniline leather with a coating, so it's just a surface treatment, like a temporary tattoo.  I may buff the thing a bit to strip off some of that layer, of the marker doesn't work.

FWIW, mean streaks have a "crayon-y" kind of look. Like the yellow tag at the top of this picture

http://www.ethersock.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ethersocks_new_york-graffiti-2396.jpg

Not sure if that effect works for what you're doing, but something to keep in mind.
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FWIW, mean streaks have a "crayon-y" kind of look. Like the yellow tag at the top of this picture

http://www.ethersock.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ethersocks_new_york-graffiti-2396.jpg

Not sure if that effect works for what you're doing, but something to keep in mind.

Hmmm.... yeah, maybe not for the flower...

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Thats really dope dieworkwear. He personally drew it on there for you or is that just an awesome copy of it.
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Thats really dope dieworkwear. He personally drew it on there for you or is that just an awesome copy of it.

He drew it for me. I met his nephew on StyleForum and he put me in contact his with uncle. I told him about how much I admired his work growing up as a teen and asked if he would autograph my jacket. He agreed, so I sent it to him and told him to write whatever message he wants. Had to look up contumacy when I got it back.
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how fittingly Styleforum that it was the uncle-nephew connection that made it happen.

 

(awesome jacket dude)

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Picked up the Schott/Urban Outfitter perfecto collab recently. Not the greatest pics, but:

 

 

 

It was discussed ITT that the leather is likely top-grain, not full-grain (correct me if I'm wrong) and I think that's probably accurate. Very soft and pliable from the get go. Don't need to break it in or anything. I assume it won't really get as nice with wear as something with a more substantial leather. Haven't handled legit Schott in quite some time, so tough to compare. Best "quality" everything doesn't really appeal to me. Just something that looks pretty good that will last a reasonable amount of time with a palatable price-tag and I think this fits the bill. This isn't my One Leather.

 

Fit and styling though I think is quite nice. Construction, who knows, I assume Schott-level quality. Lining is a purplish navy, which I like. Size/colour of the zips is good. Will probably cut off that little leather pull tab. No shoulder gussets.

 

Not as cool as a lot of leathers that get posted here, but for anyone looking for something middle of the road like myself, I think this is a good option. Considered Falcon very briefly, but I got burned by TOJ and giving money to anyone involved with that operation doesn't sit right with me. As an aside, something looks slightly off about Falcon's jackets vs TOJ's, which I thought looked mostly great. 

 

Anyways, pretty happy overall. 10% off if you sign up to the mailing list. 

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Picked up the Schott/Urban Outfitter perfecto collab recently. Not the greatest pics, but:

Looks pretty good, esp for a "beater" jacket. Would be interested to see a close up of the leather.
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That Urban Outfitters Schott looks very good. Nice that it doesn't have shouldn't epaulets. Sometimes I think they are bit too much, especially that my 519 has stars on them...

I think the trimmed fit in UO model is the same as in model 626. And leather is also the same.

https://www.schottnyc.com/forum/posts/schott_perfecto_at_urban_outfitters.htm
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