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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Speaking of the L01. I recently ordered the permanent collection version in lamb, mostly to see what the all the fuss was about. I was very underwhelmed when I received it and sent it back for a refund the next day. I really can't understand why one would pay €3300 for it. I know that SLP has a following and everything, but still...

Overhyped brand for class-anxious consumers, IMO. Designs are inspired by second-hand clothes and rocker-rebel cliches, but marketed towards guys who are deathly afraid of actual second-hand clothing and nonconformity. You see it all the time in that thread. Someone will recommend a more affordable version of what's obviously a super generic SLP design, and then people jump down his throat for it not being "the real thing." SLP is the fashion equivalent of soccer moms carrying Louis Vuitton logo'd handbags.

Admittedly have one of their jackets and a pair of their sneakers, but I really dislike the brand and everything they stand for.
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That's disheartening to hear as I've always secretly wanted an L01. I would've worn it without telling anyone it's SLP, but what are the alternatives? Stooges doesn't cut it, traditional bikers aren't as fitted.

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That's disheartening to hear as I've always secretly wanted an L01. I would've worn it without telling anyone it's SLP, but what are the alternatives? Stooges doesn't cut it, traditional bikers aren't as fitted.

I think fashiony DRs are everywhere at this point. If you want to get niche, there are a bunch of Japanese brands: Nonnative, Beautiful People, Addict, Seveskig, etc.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/71625/leather-jackets-post-pictures-of-the-best-youve-seen-owned/14520_20#post_8070455

http://www.styleforum.net/t/71625/leather-jackets-post-pictures-of-the-best-youve-seen-owned/15820_20#post_8432836

Don't know if they'll carry it next season, but a fashion DR seems like something Harmony Paris would sell

http://www.harmony-paris.com/en/

But also more accessible: any of the popular boutiques nowadays, APC, Barney's, J. Crew and Club Monaco (seriously on the last two. Slim-fit, fashiony DRs feel so generic at this point, they're everywhere). Or Falcon Garments on this board. Any of those will be slim-fit.

Even Schott has a slim fit model now -- the 626, although I like the 519 better

http://www.styleforum.net/t/71625/leather-jackets-post-pictures-of-the-best-youve-seen-owned/15780_20#post_8425818
post #16174 of 16899
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Something like that. They have models with wider necklines, if that's something you want.
The jacket is a little rugged, but you can style Schott cafe racers in a way that's more fashion forward. It doesn't have to be strictly workwear.

http://usuallywhatimdressed.in/reviews/best-budget-leather-jacket-schott-lc940d-review

https://www.instagram.com/p/BERWnQwB7ly/

https://www.instagram.com/p/_Pl4NEB7kT/


Whats the difference between the LC940d and the 641 then? (other than one is ~$400 cheaper)

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Whats the difference between the LC940d and the 641 then? (other than one is ~$400 cheaper)

I don't know, but LC denotes that it was made for the European market. My understanding is that those jackets are typically not produced in Schott's US factory, although they're made to standards approved by Schott.

I imagine you could contact them directly and ask.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't know, but LC denotes that it was made for the European market. My understanding is that those jackets are typically not produced in Schott's US factory, although they're made to standards approved by Schott.

I imagine you could contact them directly and ask.

Semi addressed here (but not really, other than 'lesser quality, and 'imported')
https://www.schottnyc.com/forum/posts/are_these_kosher_schott.htm
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't know, but LC denotes that it was made for the European market. My understanding is that those jackets are typically not produced in Schott's US factory, although they're made to standards approved by Schott.

Schott has a line that is produced for the European market. I once bought one of their jackets, believing it was a »real« Schott. The leather, the hardware and the construction was very low quality. I sent it back immediately and decided never to purchase anything from this brand again.

Later I learned that there are two different lines. Made in the USA jackets are probably much better. However they market low quality products under their name, without making it clear that this is different from the real thing, therefore I rather not buy anything from Schott. There are enough alternatives.
post #16178 of 16899
Gustin will be coming out with a fitted double rider soon.

Oops.
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double riders are definitely everywhere now, and even though I too am kinda sick of the slp look, I've only ended up seeing a handful of people that wore it well in real life imo
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Overhyped brand for class-anxious consumers, IMO. Designs are inspired by second-hand clothes and rocker-rebel cliches, but marketed towards guys who are deathly afraid of actual second-hand clothing and nonconformity. You see it all the time in that thread. Someone will recommend a more affordable version of what's obviously a super generic SLP design, and then people jump down his throat for it not being "the real thing." SLP is the fashion equivalent of soccer moms carrying Louis Vuitton logo'd handbags.

Admittedly have one of their jackets and a pair of their sneakers, but I really dislike the brand and everything they stand for.

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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

That's disheartening to hear as I've always secretly wanted an L01. I would've worn it without telling anyone it's SLP, but what are the alternatives? Stooges doesn't cut it, traditional bikers aren't as fitted.

The L01 looks great in pictures and all. But when I unpacked it my first impression was that it felt... synthetic somehow. It almost felt and looked like a plastic toy jacket. Also, I really didn't like the fact that it was insulated with some kind of synthetic material that instantly made my back way too warm. Anyway, IMO it is hugely overpriced. I would've payed maybe €1000 or so for it. But I guess that's part of SLP's thing.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Overhyped brand for class-anxious consumers, IMO. Designs are inspired by second-hand clothes and rocker-rebel cliches, but marketed towards guys who are deathly afraid of actual second-hand clothing and nonconformity. You see it all the time in that thread. Someone will recommend a more affordable version of what's obviously a super generic SLP design, and then people jump down his throat for it not being "the real thing." SLP is the fashion equivalent of soccer moms carrying Louis Vuitton logo'd handbags.

I have looked at a reasonable representation of the past several SLP collections. DWW pretty much articulates my views and conclusions. I could never get into what I viewed as that aging rocker/insecure hipster sensibility. It just seems so contrived and unimaginative.

DWW likens SLP customers to soccer moms with their LV bags. I will offer another loose analogy: finance bros who wear those Gucci bit loafers. Those guys have the same sense of conformity, cliche, and the lack of any understanding of quality, construction and relative value.
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This is my first leather jacket. It's the Sportster from US Authentic (flightjacket.com), in black horsehide. I asked for an A-2-type collar instead of the usual two-snap collar. My suit size is 39R. I initially asked for a standard size 40R jacket to gauge sizing, and decided it was too big, so ordered a 38R, and asked to shorten the sleeves by an inch. I think it fits well, and hope you agree. Rough pics below.

 

It was a choice between this and a Gustin. I chose this because I wanted horsehide, and I wanted to tweak the sizing, mainly the sleeve length. Gustin tends to have sleeves that are too long for me.

 

The zippers that came with the original 40R were terrible. They were rough to zip, and whenever I did zip them, they seemed to leave zipper "shavings" on the leather. I looked around for some Riri zippers, and then sent those in with my order for the 38R. The new zippers are much nicer.

 

Man, this jacket is heavy! Movement is also a bit restricted. Hopefully that will improve as it breaks in.

 

Cheers!

 

 


Edited by markenki - 8/9/16 at 7:59am
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Just picked up this Belstaff jacket on clearance.  Everything fits, except the sleeves run a little long.  I need them shortened around 3 inches for perfect fit.  Can any tailor handle this kind of alteration?

 

Also, some idiot at the store put the jacket on a flimsy plastic hanger for too long.  The leather developed minor "hanger nipples" on the shoulders.  How do I fix them?  Will the leather stretch itself back to shape with a proper hanger or from wearing it more?

 

Thanks!

 

Stock pics:


Edited by styleforumfan - 8/9/16 at 6:57pm
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new CG is crazy, it looks kinda bad elsewhere in product shots etc. but I like the styling here

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Heads up, MMM runway perfecto in 50 going back to Yoox as it was too small, exchanging for the 52. Nice heavy calf, quilted, riri zips, and great price. I imagine it should be popping back up on the site soon.


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