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

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

  1. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    Unknown maker (liner ripped out, so no label) vintage horsehide cafe racer. Picked this up in one of those musty used clothing stores in downtown NYC that stocks mostly 1970s polyester shirts with giant collars and rubbery suede blazers with huge lapels. Definite score. Used to fit skin tight, but I had a custom liner made with pockets for crash armor in the back, shoulders and elbows so it's stretched out a wee bit. This is what it looks like without the armor. I also had the sleeves let down about an inch and the leather reconditioned.

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    Unknown maker (liner ripped out, so no label) vintage horsehide cafe racer. Picked this up in one of those musty used clothing stores in downtown NYC that stocks mostly 1970s polyester shirts with giant collars and rubbery suede blazers with huge lapels. Definite score. Used to fit skin tight, but I had a custom liner made with pockets for crash armor in the back, shoulders and elbows so it's stretched out a wee bit. This is what it looks like without the armor. I also had the sleeves let down about an inch and the leather reconditioned.

    Morgan, the fit in the picture on you looks perfect. That extra inch in the sleeves was just what was needed. If you don't mind...how much did you pay?
     


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    Morgan Senior member

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    MKB, I paid a couple hundred for the jacket itself. I tried to bargain them down but they see a lot of leather jackets and they knew what they had on their hands, even if the leather looked pretty ashy and dried out at the time. It wasn't done all at once, but the various adjustments (let out sleeves, recondition leather, and - I almost forgot - a new brass zipper) cost me another $150 total, at least. Leather tailoring is expensive. All told I'm probably down close to $400 but it's a one-of-a-kind piece that I think fits me really well, and I consider it money well spent.

    Here are some poorly edited shots with the armor in:

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    At $400 for vintage armored horsehide, in that condition, that fits that well, I'd say that you are considerably ahead of the game. My guess is that, when you have it on, you feel approximately ten feet tall and bulletproof. Good deal, great jacket, lucky devil.
     


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    that jacket reminds me of this cuz of the patch pockets, yet one is overdesigned and the other is a grail (HEDI DIOR [email protected]!)

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    before someone mentions "fit" realize that the jacket alwaysdressed is wearing would fit him far better than any of slimanes offerings


    I have owned this jacket. One of the coolest... ever.
     


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    I like it whiskey but not a fan of the epaulets.
     


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    I like it whiskey but not a fan of the epaulets.

    I was thinking about that yesterday. I am not sure I am a big fan either. I would probably never spend that much money on something that is Diesel but then again the the black/gold line is pretty new.
     


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    It's a terrible jacket. Don't buy it.

    There, I solved your problem for you.
     


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    I saw a very nice brown leather kind of moto type jacket at the GAP recently for around 300$ if my memory serves me correctly. I really liked it and considered buying it, but it's the GAP. Does anyone here know what I'm talking about? It's not on their website and I'm not sure if it's worth the price tag.
     


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    I saw a very nice brown leather kind of moto type jacket at the GAP recently for around 300$ if my memory serves me correctly. I really liked it and considered buying it, but it's the GAP. Does anyone here know what I'm talking about? It's not on their website and I'm not sure if it's worth the price tag.

    Good God, don't ever spend $300 on a single item from the Gap.
     


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    If you like moto jacket and don't mind to shop online, why don't you add $150 more and go with ToJ here? Your specifications, and though I've never had a first hand experience on their jackets however most members here are happy with their purchase.

    Otherwise try Soul Revolver or Magnoli Clothiers.
     


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    I have a toj and a diesel leather and you cant even compare the two. Its definitely worth getting the toj.
     


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    Awesome suggestions. Me likey TOJ.
     


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