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Is this how this fits? (Leather Moto jacket)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by miracle max, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Peter1

    Peter1 Senior member

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    Sweet jacket! I suspect it will stretch a bit, at least that's my experience with leather.

    I also suspect the dropped shoulders are to allow you to ride an actual motorcycle[​IMG] without the sleeves riding up to your elbows. Tight fit is so you're not flapping in the wind.

    However, if you're self-conscious or uncomfortable, send it back.
     
  2. CharlieAngel

    CharlieAngel Senior member

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    Shoulders are off, but everywhere else it fits pretty well. Much much better than most leather jackets I see, I would keep it. I wouldn't worry about being able to put arms "up" because unless you're going to be hoisting things above your head while wearing this jacket fully zipped up, does it really matter? I have plenty of things which are slim enough in the shoulders/chest that I can't lift stuff, but it's not an issue. When am I ever going to be lifting things in a blazer or overcoat?

    "Traditional fit, sir. One can't raise one's hands above one's head. It tends to inhibit any impulsive acts of surrender."

    You know... if you're in danger of busting the seams just by lifting your arms up.. that doesn't sound like it fits well at all. Other than bondage gear, you should have full movement. The things people do for fashion, eh?
     
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    You know... if you're in danger of busting the seams just by lifting your arms up.. that doesn't sound like it fits well at all. Other than bondage gear, you should have full movement. The things people do for fashion, eh?

    you're wearing the fucking skin of an animal, what do you expect? don't wear leather for mobility
     
  4. miracle max

    miracle max Active Member

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    well after much thought. Im just gonna return it. After looking up some old threads on the perfecto and seeing pictures of those jackets on people, mine definitely seems sloppy. The fit is just not as nice. The top shoulders are baggy while the waist is almost skin tight, i think thats why i gave my a leather gut.

    My search continues for the perfect classic biker jacket.

    Anyone recommend one under $400.00? Or around...... I may just end up getting a vintage perfecto on ebay. But it just kills me to not try it on before i purchase.

    Steve- i would rock these hot pink gloves you speak of [​IMG] maybe....
     
  5. Steve Thomas

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    Steve- i would rock these hot pink gloves you speak of [​IMG] maybe....


    Oh man...the search is on...[​IMG]
     
  6. CharlieAngel

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    you're wearing the fucking skin of an animal, what do you expect? don't wear leather for mobility

    Animals seem to be pretty mobile in their own skin...

    I've got 2 perfecto one-stars and they don't limit my ability to raise my arms over my head. A buddy of mine can do the splits in his leather "rock star" pants (see also: 80s hair/glam). I'm not so sure that you must sacrifice dexterity for leather, but I would also caveat that some cuts might be much more appropriate for the material.
     
  7. miracle max

    miracle max Active Member

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    Animals seem to be pretty mobile in their own skin...

    I've got 2 perfecto one-stars and they don't limit my ability to raise my arms over my head. A buddy of mine can do the splits in his leather "rock star" pants (see also: 80s hair/glam). I'm not so sure that you must sacrifice dexterity for leather, but I would also caveat that some cuts might be much more appropriate for the material.


    You should sell me one of your one star perfectos [​IMG]
     
  8. takashi

    takashi Well-Known Member

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    It fits well, except for one thing: it zips up the wrong side for a men's jacket.

    I agree.
    I think it's lady's jacket... (unless the picture is mirror of yourself)
     
  9. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Can't be mirrored, the text on the tag is the right way
     
  10. slappy

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    well after much thought. Im just gonna return it. After looking up some old threads on the perfecto and seeing pictures of those jackets on people, mine definitely seems sloppy. The fit is just not as nice. The top shoulders are baggy while the waist is almost skin tight, i think thats why i gave my a leather gut.

    My search continues for the perfect classic biker jacket.

    Anyone recommend one under $400.00? Or around...... I may just end up getting a vintage perfecto on ebay. But it just kills me to not try it on before i purchase.

    Steve- i would rock these hot pink gloves you speak of [​IMG] maybe....


    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...Cowhide/Detail

    or the Temple of Jawnz DR
     
  11. takashi

    takashi Well-Known Member

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    Can't be mirrored, the text on the tag is the right way

    That's right, Uncontrol!
    Overall, looks good to me (maybe little short on sleeve...?)
    Please note the leather will shrink a bit (like 1cm. The elbow bit will expand though). So you need to consider wearing gloves that covers your wrist, maybe? And if you ride bike, the sleeve will even become shorter, as you put hands forward.
     
  12. wetnose

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    IMO, the shoulder seam is way off. It shouldn't sit so far down on your arms.

    This is the perfect jacket, IMO....the Vanson Comet

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Cool tattoos. The Temple of Jawnz Double Rider does sound like the best option for you within that price range.
     
  14. miracle max

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    Thank you.

    The TJ double rider, is alittle out of my price range at 650 though..... [​IMG]
     
  15. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Thank you.

    The TJ double rider, is alittle out of my price range at 650 though..... [​IMG]


    Maybe go with the Schott from Epaulet? I think it's 460 and Mike is super helpful.
     
  16. changy

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    [​IMG]


    I've always wanted to hang my pots and pans but never got around to doing it. sigh. anyone knows where to score cheap mauviel?
     
  17. GlenCoe

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    this is how it should fit

    [​IMG]
     
  18. miracle max

    miracle max Active Member

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    this is how it should fit

    [​IMG]


    Yup! That is the exact look im going for. Think thats a perfecto? Im currently looking a used 80's perfecto in a 42, think it will fit better?
     
  19. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    it's so nice to know that guys with neck tattoos worry about their fit too.
     

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