Originally Posted by Johan
Ha ! I have nothing against red, I just didnt like that particular red (which was more a soft burgundy). Also the treatment was too bland for my taste.
Blood red would have been nice though.
I've seen that jacket, and actually have an earlier incarnation of it (calf instead of horse, the red was lighter than this version.. The only thing that would have needed to do was really give it a thorough coating of Obenauf's to get that more rich, blood red. I did that with a lighter jacket, and in the 2 years since I've had it, it's aged beautifully and conformed to the body, and shown character that you never really get in a black leather. I've had numerous offers for it, ripped up lining and all.
Originally Posted by Benesyed
im just sad that the red 5 zip is no more
seems cruel :'(
much prefer the red to the black.
Ditto. It seems like a waste of a jacket. I am not against alterations and experimentation, by any means. But it seems that if you meant, from the onset, to fundamentally alter the character of the garment, instead of enhancing its strengths, you would have done better with a less interesting jacket. It's like people who are thinking about dying their Ann Demeulemeester boots from that rich red to black. Sadness.