Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I think you should focus more on whether the jacket looks good on you or not. People's back and forth about quality on this board is often muddled by all sorts of factors (designer's aesthetic intentions, the poster's biases, how the garment was used, etc). Above something like, say, Zara or whatever, most jackets are fine. Issues of quality should be obviously apparent in the jacket when you put it on, which means you can judge quality from how the garment looks on you.

    If you want a jacket that lasts forever, you'll wind up with some crazy horsehide workwear thing, but that might not suit your aesthetic. Which goes back to why I think people are better off obsessing over aesthetics than quality. It's a much better measure of whether you'll like the jacket in a few years. Unless you're racing motorcycles in this thing, most leather jackets will do fine in your car rides to the cafe.

    From the jackets you've posted in this thread, it seems like you want a somewhat conservative CM-y jacket. Have you you looked at Valstarino?
     


  2. Questionnaire

    Questionnaire Well-Known Member

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  3. NGOStudio

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  4. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    then buy one for $500.
     


  5. Callusing

    Callusing Senior member

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    I've got a worker in that heavy calf. Still have never worn it much. It's an interesting leather...much more "traditional"-feeling than most of Rick's stuff. Prominent grain, dry hand. It's pretty stiff right off the rack, and I still haven't decided whether I want to sell it (probably) or wear it and see if it breaks in nicely. Definitely looks terrible on me before it's broken in, though.

    That said, in the guy's defense, heavier Rick leathers generally do sell for a lot more than thinner ones and justifiably so. A lot of Rick's leather jackets barely feel like leather jackets anymore, but he still does put out a couple kickass leathers every season it seems.
     
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  6. NGOStudio

    NGOStudio Senior member

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    I did back then, a bunch of Rick leather for 350-500 each from an inventory seller. It's the problem with most brands at their peak. I hate to throw it out there but it's reality. He could sell for a few hundred more or loosely around 1k, but quite difficult at his asking price. I hope Rick can protect and preserve his status longer than other brands before him. And don't listen to a random guy on styleforum anyway, check it out for yourself :bored:

    Most of Rick's stuffs have become a bit saturated. I think it's not his intention but the business side in his company. However, some stuffs made and distributed limited in Europe or on his main website can be amazing. I was lucky enough to have some and definitely would keep them unless I'm out of money for food.
     


  7. phyills

    phyills Well-Known Member

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    I own this in dark brown horse. Sold one of my jackets to get it. Best clothing choice I've made in a long, looong time. Absolutely beautiful color and soft, thick leather. Fits quite trim though. The collar size is perfect too. I was thinking of getting an Aero halfbelt or highwayman, but the collars are massive. I probably could have gone a size up if I wanted to comfortably wear a thick sweater underneath. From all the pics I've seen they look amazing broken in.

    They pop up every now and then on Y!JP for steal
     


  8. Nafets47

    Nafets47 Senior member

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    I bought a couple leathers recently and one that pops out in regards to softness is the Frank & Oak Leather bomber.

    Man that is a simple nice leather bomber.

    I was looking for a Belstaff Money Bomber, however no-one sells them in my size so I figured that this would hold me down until I find it in my size.

    Recommend picking up the Frank & Oak if you stumble across one.
     


  9. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    @Callusing is correct heavier leather RO is more valuable, i think the jacket is indeed priced too high for a quick sale as @NGOStudio pointed out but given the good condition i understand. FWIW i have same jacket and would have hard time parting.
     


  10. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    Just popping in to say that Addict Clothes makes some seriously nice leathers.. my fav. brand in the repro category
     


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    Sym Senior member

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    I actually quite like this jacket, but than again I also picked it up for a song. Smooth, stiff calf that will break in nicely, Riri zips galore, and I personally like the fit. I reach for it more often than my RO LCW calf stooges. My only complaint, and I've heard this same complaint form a fellow sf member, is that the arms are very narrow and restrictive at the elbow. I am fairly certain this is due to the quilted lining in the arms which I am hoping to have replaced soon.
     


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