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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. Hirsh

    Hirsh Well-Known Member

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    This jacket looks great!!:)
     
  2. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    These jacket obviously aren't 10+ years old, but I want worn leather to look like this, not cracked and peeling
    Go drum-dyed or go home

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    In fashion jackets, some of the Rick leathers are really bad offenders:

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  3. chinesealpha

    chinesealpha Well-Known Member

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    NN - I'm picking up what you're putting down.

    This is not my jacket, but you get the idea.... for that "shot down over the sahara / escaped from nazis by eating scorpions and drinking urine" steez

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  4. SIMONTEMPLAR

    SIMONTEMPLAR Active Member

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    a Bill Kelso Mfg Aeronaut A-1 made with Badalassi cowhide
     
  5. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Well-Known Member

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    On the topic of leather thickness/weight, and more especifically TOJ... Does anyone own a suede calf jacket? Is it as thick as a regular calf one?
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    That look really works for the repro guys. Yeah, very Indiana Jones.
     
  7. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Well-Known Member

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    Might want to ask confirmed Cool Guy @RFX45
     
  8. magicalporks

    magicalporks Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Pretty heavy stuff.
     
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  9. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    Anywhere to go for used/ new leather jackets in Tokyo please? particularly brands like Incarnation?
     
  10. Bonney

    Bonney Well-Known Member

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    Right on
     
  11. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    They use different dying processes? I have noticed that, for example, Drew's 5-zip looks great and doesn't show any signs of fading after ten or so years.
     
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  12. Raindrop

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    It's thick and also very tough. Surprisingly flexible and comfortable too.
     
  13. AeroleathersTB

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    Cracking usually stems from not taking care of the leather properly while "browning" or "greying" comes from good wear and use. Most quality leathers will "brown" and "grey" over time because people are putting them to a lot of use. "Browning" and "greying" happens with jackets that are drum dyed (i.e. Vanson) as well as with jackets that are "spray" tanned (i.e. Chromexcel from Aero)... Even if both sides and the leather are dyed, it still will happen...You can see the beginnings of the process in the photo below...for a lot of people this process (earning one's "stripes," so to speak) is why they love these heavier jackets...

    The last production meeting that we had with Aero included the topic of whether we should or shouldn't begin to carry Shinki hides...While Aero isn't sure (they like Horween's Chromexcel Leather better!), we're hoping that becomes a reality, as then we'll have two of the best leathers on Earth available for our customers!


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  14. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    :uhoh:
     
  15. Adroit

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    What in particular causes cracking? What can be done to prevent it?

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    The last production meeting that we had with Aero included the topic of whether we should or shouldn't begin to carry Shinki hides...While Aero isn't sure (they like Horween's Chromexcel Leather better!), we're hoping that becomes a reality, as then we'll have two of the best leathers on Earth available for our customers!

    Offering both Shinki and Horween CXL would indeed set Aero apart. I, for one, would certainly consider certain of Aero's broad assortment of models if offered in Shinki. That said, I inquired of Aero about this exact subject a short while ago, and its response suggested that Shinki is not being seriously considered. I hope you were able to change Aero's mind.
     
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  17. AeroleathersTB

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    We use a product called Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator to keep our vintage jackets in good shape. Cracking is caused by the hide becoming dry. Dr. Jackson's is really good stuff...we've restored original 1930s jackets that were as hard as cardboard with it!

    Aero is unsure about carrying the Shinki Hides because they look so much like their existing A-2 leathers--their "Jerky Horsehide"
     
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  18. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    [VIDEO]player.vimeo.com/video/90244436[/VIDEO]
     
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  19. ers04004

    ers04004 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any idea on where I could get something like the jacket below?

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  20. 5354

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    That looks like Incarnation which are pretty widely available I'd say
     

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