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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. KPDarb

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    You are absolutely right. I haven't been able to find much but its either near new for $600-$700 or heavily used for $300-$400. I cant believe how many reviews ive come across in the few months of researching this rabbit hold of aeros purchased successfully in terms of fit and finish, worn for a month, and let got at half price. It also happens that many of those seem to be cxl fqhh.

    Thanks for the info. I can see a black cafe racer being a pretty safe bet on the second hand market. Its funny you mention that about the leather softening up after 20 minutes of wear. The common experience seems to be it responds really well to body and environmental temperates but the more I think about it, the less i would like it. I would be pissed if i put my jacket on after months only for it to be stiff and creaky again.

    I want cxl fqhh because i love the idea of it but I don't really think i'd be happy with it long term. I think Vicenza or goatskin would be much better for my day to day. Shinki seems like a very special HH and the character of the leather really comes through in pictures but I cant stomach the +$2k price point for most make ups. This flat head model at RNH stuck with me and I keep coming back to it.

    I noticed a bunch of those ELMC Californians popping up on ebay and they look awesome. The walnut color is really great.
     

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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    DBF's shearlings are $900, too.
     

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    You could top up 200 bucks for a full coat
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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    @KPDarb, @patrick_b that absolutely sucks IMHO. I bet it has to do with the reselling items having custom measurements that aren't a perfect fit.
     

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    Also nice, but not as rugged. I realize that's not Deborah's deal, but it is mine!
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Montblanc’s creative director Zaim Kamal


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    @sinnedk and @Bullitt - Thank you both for the excellent feedback! I am leaning Aero custom and would love to visit the Seattle store, but I'm across the country in Raleigh and don't have a legit reason to visit there. Of course, one could make the argument that a custom leather jacket would qualify as a legit reason lol!

    Anyway, many thanks and have a great weekend!
     

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    I dunno. Adding the motorcycle here just seems to try-hard.
     

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    He's also got that Goo Goo Dolls haircut, but hey, he's doing him I guess.

    I do love how that Margiela (?) is not cut to be skin tight. Shoulder seams not right on the shoulder for him, body looks like it has plenty of room, and the sleeves aren't hugging the wrists. Regis has a MMM leather that fits like this. Like it.

    In other news, so I think I can concentrate all of my Type 1 trucker/rough out/five zip wanting on a trying to visit Johnson Leathers. They seem to be open to pretty much whatever on top of their patterns (which there seem to be more of than shown on their site). I may be setting myself up for sticker shock, but we'll find out about that. Thinking I may be able to visit in October of this year, which is also a good way to set a goal and defer any impulse purchases.


    @PbgGuy makes much more sense to just get a fit jacket from Thurston Bros. if you want to go that route. Would be fun to visit, but without another reason for being out there anyway, it doesn't make much sense.
     

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    @FrankCowperwood i’m pretty sure of that JL Will come out way cheaper than Aero.

    @dieworkwear that photo looks so forced

    Also that dude would look much better with the helmet on
     

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    sort of ex-post one of the thrifters turned up with one of these, i think this is simply the greatest iteration of a type 3 that i've seen (not least for the incredible sympathy between the hide and pattern pieces!)

    https://www.berluti.com/en-us/python-jacket/146433.html

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    Haider's work at Berluti was fantastic. (I think that was still him...he had a couple other phenomenal truckers) I'm not surprised he didn't last long - I don't think the typical Berluti customer has any tolerance for fashion-forwardness - but it really cemented his talent in my mind.

    If I was a rich douche who wanted to look like a rich douche, I might wear nothing but Haider / Haider's Berluti.
     

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    Social Startup Idea! Let's make jackets from invasive Burmese pythons taken from Florida. Should be an endless supply of materials.
     

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