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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. futuresailors

    futuresailors Well-Known Member

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    @stevent I didn't mean to imply that people don't care about textile quality, but rather than there isn't the same preoccupation with how substantial textiles are. If Fashion House X produced a heavy wool blazer and a thin super 150s wool blazer, the thick wool wouldn't be considered better quality just because it's thicker. Switch "leather" for "wool" and you'll see that very judgment being passed.

    @Distorbiant I think the value of leather in a fashion context is that, unlike most other materials, it carries some cultural connotations (rebellious, luxurious, "edgy", etc). With leather, you're not just paying for the material, but its implications as well.
     
  2. Kid Nickels

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    well those are three different tiers of the line there; Prorsum > Burberry > Brit.
     
  3. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was a regular Burberry costing $1300 in 2009.
     
  4. Kid Nickels

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    ^ ya ok... and I agree with what you said above... almost certainly not worth it. Very little if any of their stuff is still produced in Wales or the UK since they moved manufacturing to China. Just that branding and marketing ...
     
  5. Distorbiant

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    If you look at the original post he also talks about how Burberry has larger overheads for storefronts and advertising and such.

    Besides, how can you call a jacket good quality if it can't hold a sandwich, passport, and a book?
     
  6. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    ^Lol at RO reference
     
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    For those who have/tried both, how do XS Rick Owens jackets fit size-wise compared to Julius size 1? Or does it vary on season/model?

    I have an 09 Julius jut neck which is borderline too tight to wear zipped up comfortably. I'm a slimmish/athletic build, definitely not skinny
     
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  9. Distorbiant

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    It varies. This last season of rick ran about 2 US sizes small.
     
  10. canstyleace

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    julius sz 1 fits kinda borderline on me too I guess, same build sans the "ish", I tried on last? seasons xs and did not fit me at all, p2p was like 17"-17.5" tops, couldn't even get full arm in sleeve, had to go small and still felt borderline in the chest/shoulders/biceps, medium felt better but way too long, walked away
     
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    Can anyone comment on the quality of Golden Goose leathers?
     
  12. LA Guy

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    Most decent leather jackets are made from top grain, not full grain, leather. The lower layers are skivved off. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to move. The quality of the leather depends on the quality of the hide and the quality of the tanning. Beyond that, and the quality of the make, a lot boils down to personal preference.
     
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  13. Distorbiant

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    That's understandable. I think some of the thicker full grain leathers simply cannot be constructed normally. A good example would be the TOJ VTG leather, which is a heavy natural leather. Great quality but the stuff was so inflexible that several of the owners down the line had the stitching completely unravel at stress areas after regular wear.
     
  14. sinnedk

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    can u link or show pic of which TOJ that is...
     
  15. sinnedk

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    Can anyone comment on the quality of Attachment's (Not KKA) leather jackets? This guy's offering me $400 on a deer leather DR in excellent condition
     
  17. WiredandTired

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    Apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any recommendations for a reliable leather working shop that does minor alteration work online or that you can send to. Not 100% confident in the shops around where I am.

    Any thoughts on acne studios jackets? I like the design but haven't handled the leather as nobody carries it locally.
     
  18. kindofyoung

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    The leather on the ones I've handled was seriously heavy-duty, was close to buying one last summer but had some issues with that particular design
     
  19. sinnedk

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    mr porter has a very easy return policy if you are worried about sizing...
     

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