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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. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Well-Known Member

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    You can get a brand new balmain on ebay for about 2000 if you keep looking.
     
  2. Eastman

    Eastman Well-Known Member

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    200 you mean? I am looking at the website and they don´t seen to make retro halfbelts.
     
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  3. DividedWay

    DividedWay Well-Known Member

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    Look in the Thurston Bros thread- it might be ~600, but it'll be a damn good jacket
     
  4. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    TOJ did a lot of good stuff. I was about to order another jacket but once the production times got out of control i was turned off. I own the wool MA1 and the Moto. Pretty happy with both. I also own 2 ricks and those are a different aesthetic but also great. Have not really had a bad experience with leather jackets lately.
    well the below and i will comment more to that.
    Most of this is correct. But, to point out Drew went into the restaurant business and slightly abandoned the TOJ business. I can understand that he did not want to scale the business and wanted to do something else. But, what is happening now is pretty bad imo. People are waiting 6 months plus for a jacket. Why? I know SF community upsold TOJ like crazy and as one of the benefactors I would confirm price point n quality for price is amazing. You won't find that elsewhere. But, if you are willing to either pay a little more or look around you do have a TON of options outside TOJ. Thurston for example has a lot of jackets, JL leathers in SF, the super long list @Adroit posted. My point is don't buy just for the hype especially if the retailer/manufacturer cannot provide you with your item in a reasonable amount of time.
    Look back a page, giant list of retailers
     
  5. Eastman

    Eastman Well-Known Member

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    I did, but they are all above 700 or more.
     
  6. sinnedk

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  7. proteinnerd

    proteinnerd Well-Known Member

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    I've currently got 2 Alexanders and 2 Aeros with another Aero on the way. I've also sold 1 of each that weren't quite right for me.

    Craftsmanship and quality are the same, both exceptional. The differences atm are Aero have access to the thicker/stiffer HH that they are famous for, I still don't think Alexanders can get that particular CXL FQHH if tats what you want in particular but then again, I think Alexanders offer a wider range of different hides in total.

    Aero have introduced a lot of new styles over the last 2 years but they are much less inclined to do any alterations or modifications to their designs apart from slight adjustments to length of body and sleeve.

    Alexanders have a smaller (yet still fairly wide) range of designs, but are much more willing to modify patterns on request.

    Aero have a significantly longer wait time on production of orders, although you can go through Insurrection / Thurston Bros and get them with pretty much the same lead time as an Alexanders order.

    Alexanders don't have as high a resale value but are cheaper to begin with...

    Both have fantastic customer service and make amazing jackets.

    To be honest, there is no clear winner, it really depends on what you are after, either way, you will get a great jacket.
     
  8. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Trying to break in this white tanned CORS high neck
    Its still very stiff but Ive been told they do soften and stretch a little bit

    The biggest pain is the snaps that narrow the sleeves keep popping open from the tension of the stiff leather


    Edit: white tanned not veg tanned
     
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  9. uzairh

    uzairh Well-Known Member

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    /\ From experience I assure you it will soften and stretch not a little, but a fair bit. After months of regular wear; it will look and feel much better. The shine dulls out too.
    FWIW, I wear mine without zipping up the sleeves.
     
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  10. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.

    I kind of like the shine to be honest, but will obviously be much easier to wear.
    Does the collar stay nice and rigid? The good thing about the stiffness is that the jacket keeps its shape and looks good unzipped (which is not so much the case for the other ccp leathers i have seen)
     
  11. Eastman

    Eastman Well-Known Member

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    It is strange that schott does not have a half belt model
     
  12. RFX45

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  13. uzairh

    uzairh Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the collar stays rigid. It will keep its shape also. It is CORS-PTC after all!
     
  14. eckblk

    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    Keep looking at this m.a+ biker in black llama...

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  15. t3hg0suazn

    t3hg0suazn Well-Known Member

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    I tried it on, but the two layers of leather at the collar bothered me. Leather was really nice as you'd expect.
    My favorite leather on the biker is probably bison followed by horse. Shame bison was only in purple.
     
  16. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    ^where to buy the jacket?
     
  17. eckblk

    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    pics are from ATRUM-Maeda

    http://ameblo.jp/mercury-maeda/

    If you order or buy one let me know how they fit; I'll grab one next year. You can play m.a+ sizing roulette. :) The piece is stunning... 1st leather in a awhile that is really grabbing my attention.
     
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  18. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Only Size 44 available: the arms might be right length at least :)

    Doesnt look like any of the euro/us retailers picked it up
     
  19. eckblk

    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame it's the nicest m.a+ leather this season. Bison avi @ Darklands is mean too.
     
  20. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    The jacket is actually baby calf, the liner is llama wool

    Also, don't buy MA+ without trying it on, sizing is frustrating beyond belief. ..
     

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