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Random question about leather jackets in general: So when traveling, how many leathers do you guys take with you? Say you're gonna travel around Europe for a couple of weeks, or visit one location for a week or two, do you take more than one (I'm guessing your fave) just to change things up and give you options? Like say a HH and a lambskin, a moto and a DR, a flight jacket and a varsity?

I usually try to pack light and everything in one carry-on, but I love my leathers and am wondering how I'm going to approach this going forward.
Pack one, then shop abroad, then ship them home to you...
 

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Random question about leather jackets in general: So when traveling, how many leathers do you guys take with you? Say you're gonna travel around Europe for a couple of weeks, or visit one location for a week or two, do you take more than one (I'm guessing your fave) just to change things up and give you options? Like say a HH and a lambskin, a moto and a DR, a flight jacket and a varsity?

I usually try to pack light and everything in one carry-on, but I love my leathers and am wondering how I'm going to approach this going forward.
One leather jacket, one water proof jacket if it's in a rainy season or a light cotton or linen jacket if it's in a hot, dry season.
 

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My very humble opinion, the Schott 90 Anniv Perfecto was the best fit here *chef's kiss*. A lot of jackets look too small, which might add to the risk of seam rips.
 

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My very humble opinion, the Schott 90 Anniv Perfecto was the best fit here *chef's kiss*. A lot of jackets look too small, which might add to the risk of seam rips.
I agree (though I think the FCL Roberts fits pretty good, too). Problem with the 90th Perfecto is the leather. I hate pebbled cow leather. And it was insulated. I live in Texas so I'd never wear it. Fit-wise, though, it was spot on.
 
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I agree (thought I think the FCL Roberts fits pretty good, too). Problem with the 90th Perfecto is the leather. I hate pebbled cow leather. And it was insulated. I live in Texas so I'd never wear it. Fit-wise, though, it was spot on.
Thats the problem with a lot of the schott jackets, at least the ones I tried on: the insulation. Leather gets pretty warm in sunny weather, even in the bay area, and I figured they would be too warm to wear most of the year.
 

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This is one I'm looking at:


Basically Schott's version of a Minimalist DR in lambskin. The measurements look good too. But I can't find anything on them ever producing this model.

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I recognize you keep them open, but I the ones under 20" really don't fit.
Maybe so. But I need to keep the shoulder width at max 17" so ... finding a <17" with a 20" p2p is rare. Here's the FCL Roberts zipped up and pockets also zipped closed (they were open in the above compilation making the waist look wider than it is).

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