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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. patrick_b

    patrick_b Distinguished Member

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    I'm not much of a fit pic kinda guy but just wanted to share some evolution pics of the ELMC Californian in American walnut. Eastman's Italian HH is a mid-weight leather close to Vicenza in weight/thickness (so I've read). Sleeves are creasing quicker than I anticipated and the grain is coming out tremendously. I've been wearing it a few hours a day. For reference, I'm on the fatty fat fat side at 5'11", 200lbs. This is a 46L which adds about an inch to the sleeves and body. For a pre-owned jacket, I couldn't be happier.

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  2. FrankCowperwood

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    @patrick_b that looks great. Leather does look like it would be similar to Vicenza. Color's really rich. Darker in these photos than I recall it looking in the previous photos you posted.
     

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    I just picked up a RL Purple Label Mitchell Hooded leather jacket. I have a half dozen Purple Label shirts which I quite like and a cashmere Purple Label sweater that kicks much ass but had never really considered getting a PL jacket.

    The design of this jacket makes me think strongly that had Black Label not folded, this jacket would most likely be a part. To me anyway, it does not strike me as a Purple Label design. Then again, this year PL I think is only offering one leather jacket and is selling one made of foil that is finished off in polyester with a twist of nylon with the same $3495 MSRP that the jacket I just ordered sold for. For those unaware, the name of the afoilmentioned coat (sorry, had to) is the Foil Marsh.

    I really am quite curious to see the overall build quality. The jacket being fully lined in a "cotton jersey" material reinforces my thoughts
    that this jacket really might be a tricked out hoody. It also is somewhat similar to a Band of Outsiders leather anorak that I own, but thankfully the RLPL uses dark hardware as opposed to the fairly bright hardware in the BoO.


    Curious to get everyones input as while I have some pretty decent quality leather jackets, most of my jacket affliction is directed towards high end outdoor wear. I also question the utility of a hood on a leather jacket.




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    ^^worn that way, it works. Keep the rest of the clothes in the background and let the leather hoodie do the shouting...i think it would look good with a gray cashmere scarf, also.
     

  5. patrick_b

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    Thanks @FrankCowperwood

    Sleeve creases have really popped in the few weeks I’ve worn it.




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    Love this. @Zamb one day when I'm not broke I'm going to ask for something like this
     

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  8. FrankCowperwood

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    What about the factor that it’s pretty cool as is?
     

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    Gray, probably goatskin, is on my absurdly long leather wish list
     

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    Looking at getting a bike. Are there any “SF approved” armoured models anyone can think of? I can only see the Vanson comet.
     

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    ^ Johnson Leathers can make pretty much anything you want. Not too expensive either.
     

  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Personally dislike hooded leathers.
     

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    i'd wear a hooded shearling if it were cold enough for shearling here
     

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    @Understatesman not sure If you will gain enough value out of dying that black given your recent pick up
     

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