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

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

  1. drumstruck1

    drumstruck1 Member

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    i posted this in its own thread, but just stumbled upon this one... sorry for the repeat here.

    What designers are currently making leather jackets that look like what's in the attached photo (which I snagged from the most recent GQ Japan issue)?

    The specs that attract me to the piece are its relatively thin/lightweight and supple leather, asymmetrical zipfront closure, dark brown color, belt, and particularly slim fit... Rarely do I see a jacket with all these elements coalescing so elegantly. Almost seems like something an Italian house would make, but I've had no luck finding any designer that makes anything like it.

    I personally find the leather used for Schott's Perfecto a tad too heavy, and the arms too bulky for my taste. I think those jackets are iconic and would say many men look great in them, but for a slimmer guy, perhaps the aesthetic of a Schott jacket -- even their more fitted models -- can be a little too rugged/"tough guy" and hence forced (again, depending on the guy wearing it.) I haven't tried on BLK DNM's jackets, and the leather looks about the right thickness/weight, but even so, their colors aren't quite what strikes me as so beautiful about this piece.

    Any and all input greatly appreciated![​IMG]
     
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  3. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Dunno, ToJ lamb leather is plenty supple, but it's also pretty thick.
     
  4. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Yeah, the ToJ is not going to look like that. I almost wish it was thinner and stiffer, though it's certainly great to the touch.
     
  5. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Funny you should mention, someone just asked about thinner leather in the ToJ thread. I wouldn't mind picking up a second leather that's a little lighter-weight than my ToJ. It's still not consistently cool enough out for me to wear it every day at this point.
     
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    artishard116 Senior member

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    Some colors run thinner. My navy one is pretty thin.
     
  7. Jean-Claude VanDamme

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I believe that jacket is 3.1 Phillip Lim Moto Jacket. I agree and want a DR like that in that shade of brown with a thin lamb leather and slim , but everything I've tried is either too thick, or cut like a dad jacket. Diddy needs to size down in the last pic before someone mentions it.
     
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    Brothersport Senior member

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    aussy Well-Known Member

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    Epaulets ruin that lim for me :(
     
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    Ridiculous. Such a small detail, it's not overdone; SF has just conditioned people to think "EPAULET = BAD" because of H&M and Zara sticking them on everything a few years ago.
     
  11. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My red one is sort of thin but most Korean ones are really thin. I think the normal NZ lamb in black is the best quality. It feels like sex.
     
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    DLester Senior member

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    Absolutely. They work in some situations (like on a DR jacket or some military-styled coats) and not others.
     
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    Dbear Senior member

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    Not to get technical...

    ...but don't you guys mean "passants"?

    For a second, I thought you guys were talking about the affiliate...
     
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    Thank you.

    Epaulets are the dangly things you hang off of passants.

    I think there should be a rule that any item of clothing that has passants has to be worn with epaulets.
     
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    i havent been here long enough for conditioning, but epaulets are just awful to me. I can't stand them, its why the RO stooges isn't perfection to me. Those in the pic in question arent too bad, though. I think epaulets can be tolerable but im nitpicky.
     
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