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

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

  1. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    looks perfect on my original toj dr and would look off without them I think
     
  2. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    I think anyone getting so worked up over such a minor detail and completely ignoring the context of that detail is probably intent on being upset about it despite anything.
     
  3. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    i tried overlooking the ones on mine
     
  4. aussy

    aussy Well-Known Member

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    You're right, passant. My comment has nothing to do with SF or H&M, I just don't like them. They just don't feel integrated to me, flimsy and not grounded.
     
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  5. aussy

    aussy Well-Known Member

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    leather fringe epaulets :satisfied::fu:
     
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  6. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I see this little tidbit of knowledge thrown around here a lot. That certainly isn't the common definition. Here's Merriam Webster's, for instance:

    "Epaulet: something that ornaments or protects the shoulder: as a : an ornamental fringed shoulder pad formerly worn as part of a military uniform b : an ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a dress or coat"
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epaulet

    Here's another from Free Dictionary:

    "epaulette US, epaulet [ˈɛpəˌlɛt -lɪt]
    n
    (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of ornamental material on the shoulder of a garment, esp a military uniform"
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/epaulette
     
  7. aussy

    aussy Well-Known Member

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    I imagine epaulets only become passants when attachable shoulder fringe/ornamentation is involved, to distinguish the two
    Since shoulder straps are now used as sort of less a fussy allusion to the whole military shebang, the word epaulet probably just took over
     
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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    yo man. Your shirts have a collar because they're meant to be worn with a tie.
     
  11. skitlets

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    I like them on that philip lim. Agree that it doesn't quite work for me on the stooges, not sure why.
     
  12. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Can anyone point me in the direction towards a brown leather jacket like this?

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    I'm not sure what to expect in terms of price, but anything less than $800?
     
  13. tellure

    tellure Senior member

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    Not a lot of people posting pics of their own jackets on here anymore, so here's one of mine. I doubt there are many leather blazer fans out there (most of them are guido territory in my experience), but this is one I enjoyed wearing when I was living in NYC. Doesn't work so well now that I'm in LA.. everything is so casual out here if you wear anything more than jeans and a t-shirt it feels like you're in a suit.

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    Made by Valentino, from pretty thick lambskin. There's a heavy duty zipper (riri) on the inside of the buttons which makes it pretty quick to do up and avoids the stress on the buttons.
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That's pretty nice - the leather looks terrific. It's not really a "blazer" though. It's a true M65 cut (most of what people call M65 are actually M66 inspired, it seems). So, more like a leather military jacket. Works for me.
     
  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    bumping this in case others don't see it.

    ideas on where I can get a jacket like this? or, this jacket, specifically?

    thanks!
     

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