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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. Adroit

    Adroit Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!

    Moreover, the more robust (e.g., 2oz+) uncorrected leathers are more expensive to purchase, as compared to a thin, corrected leather.
     
  2. Adroit

    Adroit Well-Known Member

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    "Best in their class" does not equal "best leather" as defined by the leather industry. Thin, corrected leather is less expensive to purchase as compared to more robust, uncorrected leathers. Thus, regardless of which is "better" than the other, the cost of materials are less for a thin, corrected leather.
     
  3. Adroit

    Adroit Well-Known Member

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    An 8 oz leather jacket is not "thick" . . . it is a suit of armor. There are lighter uncorrected leathers that are much more wearable.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    You can't divorce the idea of "best" from context though. This isn't just in fashion -- it's a philosophically true statement for anything.

    "Best" in fashion is dependent on use, the designer's intentions, and the consumer's preferences. I had a long debate about this in the ToJ thread, which -- if you want -- you can read here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/...-updates-complaints-etc/45040_20#post_7588354
     
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  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Nice jacket, wouldn't say they're that nice as far as quality goes though, good enough but not better than any other designer jacket in that range. I don't really care though, as you probably know I wear an old Margiela 5 zip the most and it's not a fancy make either (good hide though).
     
  6. 0JSIMPS0N

    0JSIMPS0N Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I agree, quality doesn't vary much between the typical brands discussed here ($1k-$5k price points). And frankly, if the jacket doesn't explode the second i put it on its good enough for me.
     
  7. navetsea

    navetsea Well-Known Member

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    I guess, beauty and quality is a very subjective matter. What I don't like from a pristine looking thin hides is how it looks when accidentally creased across the back panel.
     
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  8. Fuuma

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    Yeah, there are some surprising durability issues with some brands/itemsthat should be highlighted but the rest is pretty much obvious and comes from different design approaches and goals. I have a pair of grey zip CCP tornadoes that are pretty much indestructible while the much better constructed Massaro suede zip boots I also love to wear are rather delicate. This is obvious to anyone who glances at both item and isn't a complete fucktard (i.e shape and material suggest robustness for the CCP and dainty elegance for the Massaro).
     
  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Wow, were the Massaro's bespoke?
     
  10. sinnedk

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    these do look fragile
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  11. proteinnerd

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    The sleeves look really short in this shot, doesn't even look like it comes to your wrist, just a bad angle photo or are they that short?
     
  12. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    I was really underwhelmed with the SLP when I saw it in their SoHo store. It had a very "dry" texture, and there were already prominent wrinkles in the hide. The one above certainly looks better, so perhaps just an issue with that particular one I saw.
     
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  13. Melbush

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    I inda don't know what to think of this

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  14. milosh

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    I tried a calf SLP rider last year and while there's probably someone using better leather or construction, it felt like a sturdy, well made jacket. It fit me really well too(I'm around 6'3 and I think the jacket was a 52). I don't remember the price but it was a bit to steep for me at that time.
     
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    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    I like the Visvim A2
     
  17. 0JSIMPS0N

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    It hits right at my wrist bone which is the perfect length for me. the longsleeve im wearing under has long sleeves. its around 25" sleeve length on a 46, pretty standard.


    My jacket is from aw13 or ss13 cant remember. I saw the current ss15 one a couple of weeks ago and I remember the leather being extremely subpar.
     
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  18. scanner

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    The only SLP jackets that i've liked were the Calf. I did like the leather on the FW14 Studded jacket. Very chunky and moist (lol). Only issue I have with SLP Jackets is the need to size down 1 or 2 and some of the lamb leathers do leave a lot to be desired and don't differ much from something you'd find at kooples or Iro.
     
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    Leather is relatively thin and definitely really dry, at least when I tried it
     
  20. mike868y

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