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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. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Well-Known Member

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    Indeed I had mr porter in mind. Trouble is in most brands if I size for my chest and shoulders, the arms are a tad too long. I'm average height,but retained the wide shoulders and broad chest and back when I was weightlifting.

    Hence the recommendation for a leather working shop. I figure I'll need to have it handy for when I do decide. It would be disastrous if the alterations were shoddy and reversible. I know the zipper sleeves require a bit of work and money to properly shorten the sleeve.

    Other option is to go through ToJ which isn't quite clear if they're still doing business.
     
  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    E-mail them to see. It's probably your best bet TBH. I can't think of anyplace locally that I'd trust to work on a high end leather... part of why most Ricks are undoable for me.
     
  3. sinnedk

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    get TOJ mtm problem solved
     
  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Except the 4 year wait.
     
  5. DLester

    DLester Well-Known Member

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    It would be hard for me to recommend ToJ to a noob anymore, even if they do still take orders. ToJ makes a nice product. But the wait is apparently interminable, and there are too many examples of sizing mishaps. They had a good run for a while.
     
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  6. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    Wait time is a legit criticism, but Toj can't be held accountable for people buying the wrong size.
     
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  7. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    I think it's more of an example of "if you're new to clothing/leathers, you're more likely to make a sizing mistake" than a criticism of ToJ. Sizing isn't a science, but it's still a good idea to know what you're looking for and what fits than copping sight unseen for a first major purchase.
     
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  8. LelandJ

    LelandJ Well-Known Member

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    If you have your body measured correctly how can you order the wrong size? If you gain 20 pounds during the 15 month wait time then that's a different issue.
     
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  9. superego

    superego Well-Known Member

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    anyone have experience w RO oiled calf in the 'darkness' color way able to comment on how it looks IRL? pics online show it anywhere from brown to dark grey, not sure what to expect
     
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  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    I had the mollino in oil calf darkness, which indeed looked dark grey.
     
  11. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    Well they do have stock sizing ...
     
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  12. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    and many of the sizes (IME) are close to spot on already. :nodding:
     
  13. Jeigernaut

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    Gotta love ebay.
     
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  14. AndrewDoesHair

    AndrewDoesHair Well-Known Member

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    Last time I posted in this thread I was made fun of for owning vintage leather, but I don't care- I'll post again... I own 11 leather jackets now, a few by by Schott, mostly American made, and mostly vintage, but I was recently surprised by the quality of a very low priced jacket at leatherup.com so I thought I'd share about it for anyone who can't spend $500 or more on a jacket...

    This thing cost me $99 with free shipping. Maybe it's not the "best leather jacket," as I suppose I am unqualified to determine what that actually is (I guess maybe I am still a little bitter about being teased last time I posted here), but I do believe it is absolutely the best leather jacket you'll find outside of a thrift store for $99... I actually bought it the same day that I had earlier tried on and passed on a Schott 141 while I had the $600+ in my pocket that I'd saved specifically to buy said Schott. This one had a slimmer cut and heavier leather, plus a removable lining. Granted, I feel a little guilty for not supporting American manufacturing with that purchase, but at least it was $100 to what is possibly a sweat shop and not $500 to one....

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  15. AndrewDoesHair

    AndrewDoesHair Well-Known Member

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    Typo- I've OWNED 11 in the past 2 years... They're constantly coming in and going out. I think I have 7 or 8 right now...
     
  16. TheProfessor

    TheProfessor Active Member

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    Can someone please please please tell me who makes this jacket. It's the one I've been looking for!

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    Thanks!!
     
  17. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what the point of buying a shitty $99 leather jacket is when you already own 10 leather jackets.
     
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  18. Jeigernaut

    Jeigernaut Active Member

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    The point is that he hadn't already owned that one. It has since been remedied.
     
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  19. el Bert

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  20. Ariiam

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    o.0 That's awesome
     

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