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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    my initial reactions to seeing this in order wtf is nn trolling this thread with this pic? otters bootcamp, here we come
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    she looks like a dude fuck, look at those kgmessier like hips would i hit it? jackets not a bad fit would i hit it she needs to be photoshopped dont like the jeans with the jacket why was it initially posted on sz?
     
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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Not to belabor the point, but that lady definitely cares about her surroundings. That there is an antique spindle, the statue is not something you find at Walmart - it looks like it was from the late 19th century (or at least made to look that way), and the dresser is definitely something older that was painted deliberately, and maybe repurposed. The laps are terrible though, but you can't get that at Walmart. Everything from Walmart/Kmart fits one of 2 categories - yet old comfy and practical upholstery (think a doctors office, but fully upholstered and in even more practical fabrics), or Ikea style minimalism, but with a nice blond or rosewood finish. If you go up a rung to Target, you'll see a lot of stuff that is inspired by Art Nouveau and Deco.
     


  3. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    but you are
     


  4. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    ppl have been pming regarding me posting some pics of my jackets pre and post washing, so here


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    as you can see, the finish is a lot more matte, and drapes totally differently
     
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  5. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    I have no investment in Rick. I don't know or don't care about disgracing the brand, I just think that looks totally bizarre.
     


  6. 0JSIMPS0N

    0JSIMPS0N Senior member

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    lol this thread is so ironic.... looking through the WAYWT I don't think some of you should be making comments on the styling of Rick
     


  7. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    pre wash
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    post wash
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    again, sheen is gone, the brown is now more richer looking, and like my other jackets, it drapes a little better
     
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  8. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    how much do the sleeves shorten after wash? if any
     


  9. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    anything from 1/4 inch to 1/2, but it all depends if the leather was washed/distresed beforehand, some of my jackets havent shrunk at all.

    The good thing is that i have the option of wet stretching the sleeves, which i have done a few times and added 3/4 inch. Other times i want the whole jacket to shrink, thats when i throw it in the dryer and it shrunk quite a bit

    basically every jacket i own i have washed, except one...that one was made with a soft, buttery leather, and had a luxurious sheen to it, looked good as is
     
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  10. aether

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    what are the jeans/pants here?
     


  11. malakas

    malakas Senior member

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    levis 568
     


  12. Hard2Fit

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    Your words will give me strength when I go home for Thanksgiving to find my mother basting turkey in the RO wrap she mistook for an apron, my father mowing the lawn in his RO drop crotch pants and my idiot haf-brother asking me if he should machine wash his RO leather with bleach or Downy.
    That picture was enough to bounce me off the RO 'aspiration' train for at least a few months. . .


    She really does.
    (I just wanted to contrast the two.)
     


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    This looks great.
    Nicely done sir.
     


  14. modalsaliency

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    I haven't really bought many clothes recently due to nonsense medical drama and other hobbies diverting funds, but I did pick up some Obscur because... I'm not quite sure. I suppose because I never really went through the goth "nobody UNDERSTANDS me" phase when I was 15 and I feel like I've missed out on the rich texture of that vibrant culture. Mostly cut&sewn basics, but there were two leathers.

    Lambskin shirt with minimalist collar and split elbows:

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    It sounds kind of blasé, but I rather feel that a leather shirt is a leather shirt above a certain price/quality point. I've handled some of the classic MA+/Carpe Diem shirts and this appears about on par. Solid construction throughout and I really wouldn't hesitate to casually machine wash it.

    Asymmetric high neck in calf with split elbows and cotton lining throughout:

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    The jutneck is exactly as ridiculous as it seems:

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    The calf is not quite as solid as something sourced from Guidi and the stitching not quite as ornate as oldschool Julius, which sounds damning, but it's actually remarkably close on both counts and given the lower retail I'm fine with it. Fit is decent, though for an xs it's still pretty loose around the midsection.

    It also has double-layered extended raw cotton lining from neck to hem so it's basically like walking around in a blanket. I keep falling asleep while standing up in it.

    No regrets, though it's probably the silliest jacket I own and as with most gothninja stuff I kind of like the idea of it more than the wearing of it.

    Also apologies for the shitty phone camera. My DSLR is playing alimony with an ex-gf.
     
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  15. bows1

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    otter those jackets look way better after the wash, especially the brown.
     


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