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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. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    not if you know a guy in pakistan
    *giggling*
     
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  2. modalsaliency

    modalsaliency Senior member

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    Yeah. I've been hearing an increasing number of complaints about the quality control of the more recent versions lately.

    I think the 5-zip is a jacket more about fit than style, really. It's cut like a box and would look like shit on someone like me.

    The Julius adaptation suffered from the incredibly short asian sleeves the brand used before F/W 10 or so and also had inferior leather compared to their usual calf or lamb, in my opinion.
     
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  3. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    Are you talking about the Julius 5-zip? Because it had super long sleeves and pretty nice lamb

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  4. modalsaliency

    modalsaliency Senior member

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    I suppose it depends on body type. I tried it on in size 1 and the sleeves fell to where you'd expect a blazer to, whereas most Julius from the last few years fits fine.

    I definitely thought the sheepskin was flimsy though. IIRC they used two different suppliers for lamb before settling on the current one they use in I think FW 09, and I remember disliking that one.

    Edit: It was washed by a previous owner though, so maybe that fucked with the sleeves more than the hem.
     
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  5. mattt

    mattt Senior member

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    Aren't you like over 6'4 and like your sleeves insanely long (judging by the toj you ordered)? Seems pretty obvious a Julius size 1 probably wouldn't suit your requirements...
     


  6. modalsaliency

    modalsaliency Senior member

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    I'm 6'1, and just because I like long sleeves doesn't mean I'm mentally retarded and am unable to know where they should fall on normal jackets.

    NN's fits fine, obviously, though I don't know his height. Shrug.
     
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  7. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    besides the slighly long sleeves which i personally dont mind, i have to say that its near a perfect fit imno
     


  8. Berzerk91

    Berzerk91 Well-Known Member

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    They have a really nice 5-zip in their NYC store for $2,000 that I've been thinking about buying. They only have one in my size, definitely won't be able to make it this weekend with the storm; hopefully it isn't sold by next weekend. The one in-store is more like this, but a little different from what I remember:

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    The sales rep told me they were getting all sorts of complaints and whatnot about the fit of the 5-zip and the sizing of the sleeves so they tried to slim it down a bit more this season; I wish I would have taken pics, but it didn't make me feel like it was a boxy jacket.

    Slightly off-topic, but has anyone seen that "limited edition" denim 5-zip? Has anyone bought it from this forum? Every site I check out has the same text from the E-boutique written and that's it.


    Also, in the event that Margiela sells out of that 5-zip, do you think I'd be able to find something in RO for around that same price range?
     


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    easily, RO goes on forums/ebay under 2k ALL the time.
     


  10. Berzerk91

    Berzerk91 Well-Known Member

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    That's true. But just as a personal preference if I'm spending that much on a jacket I'd rather try it on in-store and have the option of returning it easily.
     


  11. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    Berzerk91, still looks boxy to me, then again i like everything to look like its spray painted on

    also the leather looks a little too lux for that kind of jacket, would have preferred some subtle treatment
     
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  12. Berzerk91

    Berzerk91 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, that one is actually pretty old and I just googled it before posting. I just meant the color scheme with the silver zips and the smooth blackish/grey leather. I'll see if I can make it to the city next weekend and get some actual pics.
     


  13. nicelynice

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    perfect styling on this rick jacket

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  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Who do you think is paying Rick's bills? RO leathers are essentially Nordstrom fare at this point. They even got a full page NYT style section feature a while back. It's the leather jacket of choice for MILFy chicks all over the more expensive suburbs. Not a joke.

    When it's on Mr. Porter/net-a-porter... nothing wrong with it, just the natural progression of a company.
     


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