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Maybe go ask your mom? @LA Guy what's your take on this piece of styleforum (and sufu I guess) history? It was never all slim all the time imho (except for jeans).

Today I'm wearing a button down collar with a shaggy dog sweater and 501 paired with house slippers so I guess edgy looks end not with a bang but with a whimper.
yeah you should have worn a shaggy dong sweater
 

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If I'm going to continue spending thousands of dollars on leather jackets, I suppose I should learn something about them. I have commented elsewhere that while my Real McCoy's horsehide A2 appears to have both a density (surface not thickness) and richness to it, some other Real McCoy's horsehides I have handled appear porous and brittle. However, save my recently-acquired A2, I really only have experience with cow and lamb.

Could someone edify me by explaining why certain horsehides, such as below, appear dried-out, despite being supposedly heavily treated and dyed? The below is Shinki horsehide and, I believe, vegetable-tanned.

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Anyone can recommend some non black suede or reverse leather jackets in dark colors?

checked rick and the general stuff we mention. Not sure where to go with this now.
Todd Snyder usually has a range of colors of suede truckers I've always thought looked good: https://www.toddsnyder.com/collections/outerwear/products/suede-dylan-jacket-navy

and Officine Generale usually has a trucker in suede, with seasonal variants. Sometimes with zippers, sometimes with buttons: https://us.officinegenerale.com/en/leathers/3277-liam-jacket-goat-leather.html
 

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If I'm going to continue spending thousands of dollars on leather jackets, I suppose I should learn something about them. I have commented elsewhere that while my Real McCoy's horsehide A2 appears to have both a density (surface not thickness) and richness to it, some other Real McCoy's horsehides I have handled appear porous and brittle. However, save my recently-acquired A2, I really only have experience with cow and lamb.

Could someone edify me by explaining why certain horsehides, such as below, appear dried-out, despite being supposedly heavily treated and dyed? The below is Shinki horsehide and, I believe, vegetable-tanned.

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It's not clear to me that it's dried out. It just looks like a close-up photo that shows the grain of the horsehide.
That's fair, and I think familiarity is probably also at play here – I am not used to horsehide whereas, I assume, you are.

To better demonstrate the comparison I am making as the basis for my question, here is a close-up of the Real McCoy's A2, which is made with horsehide from the same tannery (Shinki) and, I believe, tanned in the same manner (vegetable), but dyed differently.

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And, not as up-close, here's a random Saint Laurent jacket in, I believe. lamb.

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To me, the latter two appear more supple, not to mention rich in color. I'm assuming the "richness" is in part due to the dying technique, but that doesn't account for the fact that the latter two appear like they can either withstand wear without breaking (horsehide A2) or stretch (SLP), while the horsehide originally pictured appears like it may tear.

What's not addressed in these photos is the handfeel of these jackets. Having the A2 myself, as well as a lambskin jacket – although not the one pictured above – these feel more flexible and accommodating as compared to horsehides I recently handled that had the appearance of the image above.
 
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there's this wonderful invention called leather conditioner that can unsurprisingly moisturizes leather, an animal product that can dry out.

i actually put saphir on my layer-0 leather when i first got it. it made it less "dusty" and more matte. not sure how it was processed to create that dusty effect.
 

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there's this wonderful invention called leather conditioner that can unsurprisingly moisturizes leather, an animal product that can dry out.

i actually put saphir on my layer-0 leather when i first got it. it made it less "dusty" and more matte. not sure how it was processed to create that dusty effect.
I am assuming that these companies are not selling a desiccated product and that is instead my misperception of what one should expect of a new horsehide jacket.
 

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