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post #8836 of 11000
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

i am not a fan of DIY outcomes and i'd recommend just taking the jacket to a cobbler and finding out what they can do

I took my 5-zip to a cobbler to get it vibrammed. Turned out really well. I'll post pics later.
post #8837 of 11000

so you can walk on your shoulders even during the colder seasons I assume? :laugh:


Edited by kindofyoung - 10/8/13 at 11:20am
post #8838 of 11000
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I took my 5-zip to a cobbler to get it vibrammed. Turned out really well. I'll post pics later.

i am really surprised you dont know that you can take leathers to a cobbler other than shoes confused.gif
post #8839 of 11000
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

i am really surprised you dont know that you can take leathers to a cobbler other than shoes confused.gif

i wasn't disagreeing with you, i was telling everyone about the successful vibram job on my 5-zip. now i can roll down hills and stop muggings-in-progress without scuffing the calfskin. i recommend it.
post #8840 of 11000
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Originally Posted by Fellow View Post
 

This Guidi horse hair jacket is insane. I just wish I was $3K richer.

 

 

Fuck yeah. Love the shoulders.

post #8841 of 11000

UPDATE: Its seems to be a no go turning my schott matte black. I dont know what kind of protective coating they use but its strong.

 

I tried rubbing alcohol first, then dish soap and water, nothing. Then I gambled on the little hanger tag piece of leather on the inside of the jacket with my sisters 100% acetone for nails that didnt even do anything! 

 

This is a good thing I guess I do like matte leather, but it has its downfalls of looking either fake or not even like a leather jacket and just a coat look to it. So the downfalls of the shine is practically nothing especially since it protects it that much. 

post #8842 of 11000
have you tried sandblasting it? or stepping on an ied, maybe?
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i really like the idea of subjecting this jacket to every manner of abuse until it's no longer shiny. it could be part of your morning ritual between brushing your teeth and reading the paper
post #8844 of 11000
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

have you tried sandblasting it? or stepping on an ied, maybe?

 

Sandblasting, are you serious?

 

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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

i really like the idea of subjecting this jacket to every manner of abuse until it's no longer shiny. it could be part of your morning ritual between brushing your teeth and reading the paper
 

The jacket being shiny is not a big deal, I like matte leather so if it was a simple wipe down with alcohol or water/dish soap, then okay. Since it is not simple Im okay with it. I didn't buy thinking damn this jacket would only appeal to me if was matte black. I dont have money to waste for a risk like that.

 

PS, reading the paper its like reading a shitty book the size of a poster, makes me uncomfortable to read from something so big with such small words. So I dont read the paper in my morning routine. :) 

post #8845 of 11000
wash it if you want see http://helloblackbird.blogspot.com/2009/07/washing-your-leather-jacket-by-peter.html
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^ thanks man i enjoyed reading that. i like that idea more than my shitty idea. I was going to recommend smearing poop in the hope the acid wipes away the veneer. of course youll want to eat an appropriate diet before hand to match the color of the leather

asparagus - green, blue
mcdonalds - black
taco bell and watermelon juice - brown
taco bell doritos loco taco - light brown
post #8847 of 11000

Can't you just soak the jacket to get rid of the shine? I know people have done that for TOJ jackets.

 

e: lol

 

 

 

post #8848 of 11000
People did that with their lamb TOJ jackets. Not sure if that Schott is lamb. I've accidentally soaked my calf TOJs walking home for hours in the rain and nothing changed once it dried.
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Why would TOJ owners do that when you can just order matte finish. Unless you buy used of course.

post #8850 of 11000
What shearling is that?
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Originally Posted by einstine View Post

Im hopping I will be able to make it like this. Removing the shine of leather jackets seem to be pretty common on the web, lots of DIY guides out there. Ill post pictures of it them, not sure when ill go about doing it.


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