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Leather jackets

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by j, May 3, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    I have the same jacket and plan to buy the Easy Rider. I hesitate on the size as mine is 42 but too large on the chest but just on the waits. I asked about the diffence of sizing to Schot, waiting for their reply. Does anyone know where to buy this jacket cheaper than on this site? It is very strong and versatile. Buy it.
     
  2. Mike

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    The cafe racer motorcycle was a motorcycle built with parts from two different bikes. Someone might use a Norton engine on a Triumph frame or something. It was a British thing, back in the 50s, when the kids who did it didn't have the kind of money to buy a new bike. Mods vs. Greasers, Quadrophenia thing. I saw a thing on TV about it where guys would take their heavily souped up cafe racers and put a song on the jukebox. They then would have to race up to a certain landmark and back before the song was over. So, figure 2 minutes on average. Needless to say they had to go very, very fast.
     
  3. Baron

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    I recomend that you check out the cafe racer jackets at Aero Most styles are quite expensive, but they have a special on the black buffalo, I think they're about 175 GPB. If you haven't seen buffalo hide, I can tell you it's amazing. Very thick and seemingly bulletproof, but soft and flexible enough to mold to your body like a second skin. I have a friend here in L.A. that makes custom leather jackets in the style of the "East West Musical Instruments" jackets from the late 1960's (a cult brand collected in vintage clothing circles that you can see on ebay sometimes). He actually has a big collection of the original East West jackets, some of which were made in buffalo, and he also makes some of his new jackets with new buffalo hides. I tried on some of these jackets, and they felt and looked incredible. He made me a jacket last summer in navy blue steer - I like my jacket, but I still regret that I didn't get it done in buffalo.
     
  4. LA Guy

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    I'm moving this to Streetwear. If motorcycles don't belong on the street, I don't know what does. Besides, I want the honor of having an ernest inhabited thread in that forum.
     
  5. j

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    [​IMG] I think I'm going to buy this. I'm about 90% on the decision. It will be the most expensive (though possibly not most valuable) item of clothing I own. If I wear this to Japan, will I: A: Catch on fire because it's so warm? B: BE on fire because it's so damn HOT? C: Strike fear into the hearts of the populace, who think the ghost of Basswolf has returned? Should I get it?
     
  6. Brian SD

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    you will

    1) have Japanese women pouring out of your pants all day long
    2) get a multi-million dollar advertising contract
    3) look bad ass.

    buy it.
     
  7. j

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    Should I screen the SF logo in white on the back so I can write it off? [​IMG]
     
  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    haha i cant see Bass Wolf ever wearing a cafe racer.
     
  9. j

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    Ok, I'm looking at these jeans again and I think they are either cheesy, or the coolest I've ever seen. Especially now that Guitar Wolf may be done forever. I don't know.
     
  11. Get Smart

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    i'm voting on "coolest i've ever seen"....yea those rock. i would def get a pair if i came across em this might be the perfect opportunity for me to fill in as the new Bass Wolf, no disrepect towards Billy. i was really bummed when i had heard the news. [​IMG]
     
  12. Tokyo Slim

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  13. j

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    So I got it. It's the model AZ. It rules. It's so damn stiff. I will wear it around the house a while to be sure I love it, then I will beat the living shit out of it. Also, any ideas for taking off a little of the gloss? It looks hot, but the contrast is really taking my hair down a notch and I just don't see making the move to the grease.
     
  14. Mike C.

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    Man... I'm jealous. That jacket is awesome. Those jeans are really badass as well.

    Post a pic so we can see the hair and jacket.
     
  15. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    mercy killing

    I'll get someone to take an overall shot of it once it's light out again.
     
  16. T4phage

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    J. is the back of the jacket appreciably longer on the back? Nice jacket by the way.
     
  17. ringring

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    I have a pair. They're great jeans. Apparently a very ltd supply, so if you want some best get your order in quick.

    Edited: I'm referring to the denims, not the leather jeans.
     
  18. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I must say that J looks incredibly tough in his new leather jacket.

    I like it the lamb.
     
  19. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    i'd like to see more of the jacket. but looks good so far

    your face looks like a Japanese porno.
     
  20. LA Guy

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    I like it the lamb too. Wear will take of the gloss. Another thing is to wear it in the rain, which is abundant in Seattle.

    But J., smile and tilt your head a little less, or you'll look like you are part of a boy-band, especially if you put more product in your hair. O-town anyone?. Damn, I'm gonna get banned now.
     

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