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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. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    for most purposes, yes, sheepskin would be the same as lambskin when it comes to stuff like this.
     


  2. shady_2001

    shady_2001 Senior member

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    just came across this on ebay...brand is "ekam"
    apparently it's japanese made

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    well of course i was kinda stunned...seamwork is almost exactly like my julius
    these at 400 (??) are only a fraction of the price

    but something is restraining me from buying them, although i'll be able to afford more jackets than i'll ever need for once.

    however someone who is not too attached to their favourite brand might certainly want to check these out!
     


  3. Emixam

    Emixam Senior member

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    Ekam is a Japanese brand made in China
     
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  4. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    I don't normally call things "overdesigned" but ... Ekam is very overdesigned.
     


  5. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    Uncontrol is the only non-skinny asian model I can imagine it working on.
     


  6. .Kurtz.

    .Kurtz. Senior member

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    Leather texture feels a bit cheap (at least in the zoomed pic).
     


  7. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Because it's a cheap jacket. The entire concept of Ekam is to bring designs like Julius into a more affordable price range.
     


  8. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    I'm thinking about ordering Carol's latest iteration of the hi neck (no gloves) next week.

    Drew or anybody with experience with leather- any thoughts on bison?

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  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Any fit pic of that jacket Eck?
     


  10. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    here's one I stole from SZ's WAYWT thread

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  11. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    The grain is very pronounced because unlike cow they don't stretch the bison's hide (plus it's a major selling point). If there are no visible scars then it's very good leather indeed, as when an animal gets large enough it typically gets ticks, burs and other things that scratch and mar the skin. Structurally bison is pretty much identical to cowhide, just think of it as slightly more exotic cow.
     


  12. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    It looks good, I was curious how the asymmetrical zips would look when worn. Any fit pic of it unzipped?
     


  13. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    I really can't find any

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    *gloved version (Kangaroo)
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    Here are close ups for the Bison grain:

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  14. cowsareforeating

    cowsareforeating Senior member

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    i'd say do it if you have the money to spend -- that jacket is the only leather I lust after apart from the fencing anymore...

    plus that bison with scarring will still be beautiful -- nonstretched cow sounds amazing just a pain to break in and probably heavy as balls
     


  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    The unzipped pic with the guys on the motorcycle looks. I say go for it.
     


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