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

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

  1. mrpoizun

    mrpoizun Member

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    In all seriousness, though: why is it that the sleeves are supposed to be that long? I can understand it when the jacket has ribbed cuffs, with the cuffs functioning as some kind of ersatz gloves, but on jackets such as the one Pitt is wearing above, elongated sleeves just make it look like the fit is off.
    None of you have ever seen a motorcycle jacket before? The sleeves are long so they don't ride half-way up to your elbows when you reach for the handlebars.
     
  2. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    None of you have ever seen a motorcycle jacket before? The sleeves are long so they don't ride half-way up to your elbows when you reach for the handlebars.
    pretty sure pitt doesn't go riding in his ccp jacket [​IMG]
     
  3. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    i dont know where you live, but if you live in a somewhat big city, all the thrift stores have tons of them for dirt cheap. i would look there first.

    which thrift store in NYC has it ? o_O
     
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    pretty sure pitt doesn't go riding in his ccp jacket [​IMG]

    +1

    I don't know where people get the idea that everyone with a leather jacket also rides a motorcycle. Or that designers make leather jackets to protect us from motorcycle accidents.
     
  5. modalsaliency

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    +1 I don't know where people get the idea that everyone with a leather jacket also rides a motorcycle. Or that designers make leather jackets to protect us from motorcycle accidents.
    This is reasonable to some degree, but I think sticking your head in the sand and proclaiming that all the functional inspirations that segue into ornamental clothing could be done away with is rather silly. Epaulets were originally fastenings for indications of rank, and the tapered/cropped body of DRs was originally made for curving around the gas tank. Yet if you tried to make a military jacket or DR without those things today you'd be laughed out of the room. They are identity markers. I can't ride in half of the jackets I own, either because of too much expense or too little protection, but I still feel naked in a jacket with short sleeves. Clothing can bear the weight of history, and should.
     
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    pretty sure pitt doesn't go riding in his ccp jacket [​IMG]

    ah but he does [​IMG]
     
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    ah but he does [​IMG]
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    Anyone ever seen/felt Paul Smith leather jackets? Are his jackets as good as his shoes?
     
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    Helmut Lang Snakeskin Leather Perfecto

    This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it's a symbol of my individuality, and my belief... in personal freedom.
     
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    Too bad this thread is mostly links to new jackets. Wish there were more pics of incredible used jackets, all worn in and loved up and patinated. Feels like a high end shopping mall here.
     
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    try aaac
     
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    Trapp Senior member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, there isn't much there either in terms of used leather jacket porn.
     
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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    There are some sites like that out there, with webcams and what not. But I think you have to pay to join.
     
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