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looks like there could be excess material around the upper back/shoulders, 46 might be better
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The consensus for painting on leather is that acrylic paint is the best bet right?

Recently bought a leather jacket on sale, then it dropped even further to 90% off so I decided to buy another one :laugh:

So, I will have two identical dark blue leather jackets and now I'm thinking I might paint one of them white a la margiela
Would get Angelus if I wanted to cover it completely but more tempted to do it "half-done" with visible streaks and such

post #16083 of 16651

what about dyeing a suede jacket?

whats good to use or best way to do it?

 

thanks

post #16084 of 16651
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How's the fit on my 5zip? This is a size 48 but I think a 46 will fit me better. For reference I'm 5'8" 140 lbs.

 

 

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You COULD go down a size, but at the same time, I don't think this is bad.

post #16085 of 16651

can't tell how good the leather is, but the fit seems a little off, especially from the sleeves

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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post
 

The consensus for painting on leather is that acrylic paint is the best bet right?

Recently bought a leather jacket on sale, then it dropped even further to 90% off so I decided to buy another one :laugh:

So, I will have two identical dark blue leather jackets and now I'm thinking I might paint one of them white a la margiela
Would get Angelus if I wanted to cover it completely but more tempted to do it "half-done" with visible streaks and such

 

@ DWW suggested a few different options when he had his perfecto "graffiti'ed". Depends if you want a line like a crayon or all over coverage. I want to draw/paint on the back of a vintage double rider. I'm trying to figure out a product that won't leave the paint looking too fresh and white against the vintage leather. If anyone has suggestions...

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Also looking for suggestions.  debating between a mean streak or having someone paint text in acrylic

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There is a very detailed thread over on TFL on how to paint on an A2 and make it look vintage.....step by step with pics. Definitely worth looking at in this case 

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I noticed a lot of leather jackets are made in India these days including some upscale brands.  Any thoughts on made in India leather jackets in general?

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I noticed a lot of leather jackets are made in India these days including some upscale brands.  Any thoughts on made in India leather jackets in general?

Are you talking about actual upscale brands producing in India, or the stuff on eBay where some seller in India promises to make a duplicate of an upscale brand's design? (e.g. their listing will have a bunch of designer photos but nothing of their actual version)

Personally haven't seen any high-end leather made in India. They're usually made in "Italy" (to the extent that label means anything, as things are often produced offshore and finished in Italy), the USA, China, or Eastern Europe.

If you're talking about the India eBay replicas, I wouldn't buy the stuff, personally.
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Are you talking about actual upscale brands producing in India, or the stuff on eBay where some seller in India promises to make a duplicate of an upscale brand's design? (e.g. their listing will have a bunch of designer photos but nothing of their actual version)

Personally haven't seen any high-end leather made in India. They're usually made in "Italy" (to the extent that label means anything, as things are often produced offshore and finished in Italy), the USA, China, or Eastern Europe.


I'm talking about upscale fashion brands that outsource their leather jackets manufacturing to India.

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I'm talking about upscale fashion brands that outsource their leather jackets manufacturing to India.

There might be some out there, but I've never seen a high-end leather jacket made in India.
post #16093 of 16651
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There might be some out there, but I've never seen a high-end leather jacket made in India.

I think he may be referring to the diffusion lines of high end brands such as McQ, Burberry Brit, PS Paul Smith, etc.. I have seen leathers produced in India and China for those brands. Contemporary brands like Theory and Hugo Boss will most definitely manufacture in India or China. One country that actual high end brands may manufacture their leather goods in is Turkey, and Turkey is in much better shape than India. Try to avoid buying leathers produced in India. If you read about the processes and lack of environmental regulation in that country, you will soon realize that the jacket could literally have cost lives to produce.
post #16094 of 16651

iTV recently did an interview with Aero Leather's founder.

 

http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2016-07-08/watch-border-life-online-08-07-16/

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Hey guys, I just wanna share this jacket I have been working on for the last month or so. 

  • Leather: 3-ish oz calf nubuck 
  • Hardware: #7 Ykk zipper with donut pull tab, and generic 20mm button
  • Lining: Cupro Rayon

 

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