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Do you guys know why so many leather jackets are cut short in the waist and long in the sleeves?

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Because it looks awesome?

And riding motorcycles.
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A lot of jackets are based on motorcycle jackets, which are cut long in the sleeves to protect the arms while riding and short in the body so you can bend your torso. A lot of fashion brands have exaggerated this silhouette with long, slim sleeves
post #9409 of 12618

Right, for motorcycle riding. The short cut keeps the jacket from riding up and the thick leather from bunching around your midsection or pushing up into your chin.

 

Know what the zipper on the sleeves is for? So that the sleeves can be zipped as tight as possible so nothing flies up them and so they don't roll up to your elbows in a crash.

 

And jackets with many zippers are for venting on hot days.

 

ANYWAY... that being said...

 

I think it's funny that some of you are digging on each other over questions and other such things about "taking part in an aesthetic" when it's all just based on copying something that had a real function.

 

IMO, If your leather jacket doesn't have thick leather and armor, it's just a fashion piece. And don't misunderstand me, there's NOTHING wrong with that, but when I think of it like that, it's kind of silly to dig on someone for being ignorant of how you're supposed to wear it or the manufacturing process or not knowing enough about artisinal whatever.

 

And that's just about all I have to say about that.

 

 

 

 

 

My riding jacket is a British Motorcycle Gear Montana. I LOVE this leather. Though it requires a lot of maintenance. Bugs and 70 mph winds and dirt, rain, etc dry leather out very fast. I've worn it every day during our 8 month riding season here.

 

http://www.britishmotorcyclegear.com/montana-jacket.asp

 

There is just something about knowing that your leather jacket and armor might save your life or, literally, your skin that makes you bond with it in a way that just doesn't happen with the rest of my clothes.

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Well, it's a fashion forum...
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post


IMO, If your leather jacket doesn't have thick leather and armor, it's just a fashion piece. And don't misunderstand me, there's NOTHING wrong with that, but when I think of it like that, it's kind of silly to dig on someone for being ignorant of how you're supposed to wear it or the manufacturing process or not knowing enough about artisinal whatever.

I don't understand the connection between these two thoughts at all. Fashion pieces can't be discussed on their own merits?
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I like reading this thread but the last couple pages have confused me.

 

Why is zamb and neognosis writing all that

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I don't understand the connection between these two thoughts at all. Fashion pieces can't be discussed on their own merits?

Of course they can. I don't think you got my point, but that's ok.

 

I'll leave you to it.

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I didn't get your point because you didn't explain it well.
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

I like reading this thread but the last couple pages have confused me.

 

Why is zamb and neognosis writing all that

@Zamb is confused and also full of hatred.

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@Neognosis Truth is people have money to blow on 3k jackets but few has guts to ride bikes.

Ride Safe
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I understood his post just fine. Made perfect sense.

And im not a big fan of the ugly wavy zipper either. Just because it was done on purpose doesn't mean it makes it look good.
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For the allsaints question

 

i just got one, the leather seem to be nice, i like it.

fit - go one size larger, i would recommend you use their measurement and measure your body, the jacket will fit snug, then it will break in nicely 

i usually wear M for Jacket, but L for allsaint.

 

ps - it doesn't matter what other say, if you like it. go or it. there are too many ideas too listen to. pick one and go with it friend.

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I'm going to post this for @Zamb, mainly because he is probably the only person who might know the answer, but please, if anyone else has tried this and knows the answer, please tell me.

 

I'm been thinking of using a discharge dye on leather.  I think that it could be a cool effect, and I could also play with graphics and color blocking.  The leather is not drum dyed, so I'm fairly confident that the color will leach.  However, I'm concerned that the treatment might leave the leather brittle and dry.  Also, I have to do all this post manufacture, for logistical reasons.

 

Thoughts?  

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