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

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

  1. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

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    It will cost a fair bit but I think I may be able to trade in my Vanson jacket which has never really fit me how I wanted. This fits me ridiculously well and looks awesome. Can anyone talk me out of it?

    Which Vanson you ditching? I'm a big Vanson fan (have 3 myself) but I can understand the allure of that Lewis!
     
  2. impolyt_one

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    i want this Balmain jacket so badly i'd probably kill (or prostitute) for it:

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    You'd probably have to do the latter for it unless you're very wealthy; it's 600,000 yen in japan, which I think is my closest retail point for that piece, and which also happens to be like $6500-7000 nowadays. I know it's cheaper out in different parts of the world, but not much....
     
  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    You bike, right?

    Yes, I ride an old BMW r90/6 and a Ducati Sport 1000.

    Which Vanson you ditching? I'm a big Vanson fan (have 3 myself) but I can understand the allure of that Lewis!

    My Vanzon AZ, it's the long cafe jacket with handwarmer pockets and a zip-in fleece liner. It's super heavy (full competition weight) and the chest has always been a bit too big. In pretty good shape though, the only damage/character mark is a small exhaust burn on the upper arm from when I was working on the BMW.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    love this jil sander leather jacket. i had an opened door of opportunity to get it and didnt

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    ^^ agreed. i almost pulled the trigger on one, but the overall length sort of scared me
     
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    I like the sweater underneath it.
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    ^^ agreed. i almost pulled the trigger on one, but the overall length sort of scared me

    I like the sweater underneath it.

    yeah the length was quoted at 24.5 i believe. right at the waist for a mid rise pant or jean for me, but most of my pants or jeans are slightly low rise. therefore would show about an inch of shirting for me. i dont know if i would like that kind of lack of versatility.

    the sweater is awesome too. the pants are really nice too. this last gilt sale on jil sander was a hit
     
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    ...which also happens to be like $6500-7000 nowadays.

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    Okay, I have the chance to get a vintage one of these: [​IMG] It will cost a fair bit but I think I may be able to trade in my Vanson jacket which has never really fit me how I wanted. This fits me ridiculously well and looks awesome. Can anyone talk me out of it?
    Too late, I got it. [​IMG]

    also they will consign my Vanson and they are pretty sure they can get full retail for it (actually $30 more than I paid), which amazed me. Of course I'll only get 50% of that if I do it but I doubt I could get more selling it on my own.
     
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    [​IMG]

    gawkrodger posted this Nudies bomber leather a couple of pages back. Has anyone seen anything similar to this or know where to buy this one? I want to see what other brands I'm open up to

    Thanks
     
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    I have pretty much the same jacket as teh above, but not a knit collar, just leather. It is by Banana Republic. It is a very nice jacket, but it is hard to pull off black leather, for me, as I feel to guido no matter how I wear it.
     
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    Too late, I got it. [​IMG]

    also they will consign my Vanson and they are pretty sure they can get full retail for it (actually $30 more than I paid), which amazed me. Of course I'll only get 50% of that if I do it but I doubt I could get more selling it on my own.



    It's good for someone that rides, which is why I asked about it.
     
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    My first and only leather jacket, Diesel Luppy--

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  14. LarryK

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    I have been buying leathers for years- these are some of
    the ones I have at home- I have more in storage ...

    1955 Irvin Foster car cost- was originally my fathers
    1960's Schott cafe Racer in light brown
    1960's Chicago Police jacket
    1977 Schott Perfecto- bought new by me on Orchard Street NYC
    1979 Vanson Highwayman in white- bought at Trash/Vaudeville on St. Marks place in '79
    1970's NYC Horsehide Police jacket- bought on St. Marks in 1980
    1983 Schott JD-1 Special edition Horsehide with James Dean Label- I bought the belt/collar too
    1991 Schott Perfecto
    2001 Vanson Hard Core Highwayman
    2003 Schott Perfecto- Brass Hardware
    2004 Schott New York black Buffalo
    2006 Brown cowhide MC Legendary USA
    2007 Aero Long half belt brown Horsehide
    2009 Aero 'King Of The Road' Horsehide ( being made )
    2009 Aero 'B-3' Modified/Hand Warmer Pockets
    2009 Aero Paloming Grizzley ( just ordered )

    I have been to the "Lost Worlds" store, and the stuff is nice, but super expensive.
    And, IMHO, not nearly as nice as the Aero. I absolutely love Aero- I want to order
    another one this year. Off the rack, I prefer Vanson over Schott, but the Vansons
    are more money. All in all, Aero is the way to go for me.

    Aero"King of the Road" - Ordered in September, should have it this week
    [​IMG]

    Aero 'B-3' Modified/Hand Warmer Pockets - Ordered late September, should be here by Xmas
    [​IMG]

    Aero Paloming Grizzley- My ultimate jacket- should be to me by February....
    [​IMG]

    Aero Long Half Belt in horsehide, Alpaca lined- My favorite as of today ....
    [​IMG]
     
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    I have pretty much the same jacket as teh above, but not a knit collar, just leather. It is by Banana Republic. It is a very nice jacket, but it is hard to pull off black leather, for me, as I feel to guido no matter how I wear it.

    Yeah, I love the bomber look. If only this one had shorter arms...
     

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