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

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

  1. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Senior member

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    oh well. it happens. I was in barneys the other day to try a pair of balenciaga boots. then the leather strap comes off. :eek:

    Maybe a return this case?
     
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    perhaps. Ill see what CS says.
     


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    This comment makes me think you don't really love the jacket. At $890 the jacket was already a good deal, the materials and construction are supposedly top notch, and it clearly fits you well. Most people would be thrilled, yet you need the price to be even cheaper or it's not worth keeping! The only conclusion is that you have some serious misgivings about the jacket itself (exclusive of price).


    It appears that the satisfaction of knowing you're getting a killer deal outranks your love for the clothing itself. When the price dropped further your illusion of getting a great deal collapsed but your satisfaction derived from the jacket itself was not enough to compensate. This is what happens when one is lured into buying items because they're on sale.

    And I agree that it looks better without those metal studs on the arm.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    RO wool/leather from a couple of evenings ago [​IMG]
     


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    chomeo Senior member

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    NAMOR - Yigal jacket fit looks good on you. the Parkandbond pictures make the jacket looks like it's "faux leather" to me. I think the "puffiness" in the leather make it seem so.

    anyway, at the lower price, some one may snap it up before you so it's good that you have it to enjoy now. plus, 'tis the sales seasons so things are going to continue being marked down so it's hard to take a chance and wait for lower prices.
     


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    Pulled the trigger on that Incarnation double layer from a few pages ago after confirming the layers can be worn separately. Got the last black in stock at Parable (medium). Not even 1000, smoking deal when you consider some retailers are selling them for more than 3000. Will post pics when it arrives
     


  8. impolyt_one

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    insane deal for $1000, that's two leather jackets from Japan for that price (about 75,000Y, which has to be less than half of Japanese retail). I don't imagine that store would want to stock the label again...
    I just handled some Incarnation btw, mixed feelings.
     


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    i saw that offering from Parable. What a great deal! congrats.
     


  10. modalsaliency

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    Care to share?

    A friend owns the fencing, and I've messed around with it and some others on my last Japan trip. Guidi is Guidi, and the hardware is probably my favorite of any brand (or it would be, if they'd stop fucking branding it). Stitching/construction wasn't anything showy or elaborate, but it seemed fine. I thought the fit and dimensions on a lot of the patterns were really sloppy, though I suppose mileage varies by body type. It also seems really derivative in terms of actual profile and design. A less military wjk, I suppose.

    I'm fond of Incarnation, but I don't think it's the second coming or whatever like people seem to. I like the Guidi parts a lot more than the Incarnation parts. Although from what I've heard some of the retail practices Ogawa uses are interesting, just from a business trends angle.

    Someday, Devoa will make leather jackets and I will never have to shop around again. Someday. :(
     
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  11. cowsareforeating

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    the mixed feelings is that ogawa doesn't do anything groundbreaking with the leather tbh

    it really is just the satisfaction of wearing guidi on your torso tbh... which for me is more than enough
     
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    Devoa does leathers I'm pretty sure I think there was one that was waxed/coated in this thread that looked amazing. Yeah I dunno Incarnation I think is a good value in my own mind mostly due to the guidi leather and to a much lesser extent their designs which I have mixed feelings about. I like the 4 pocket non moto collar design. The dual zip/layers are interesting. The fencing is decent, but I'd like to see it in a thicker leather.

    I think the most exciting thing to me is the 2-3 month turn around time on a pretty customizable special order on a guidi leather jacket. Arthur from the archive mentioned that you could order any style, wide variety of guidi leather and any guidi color. Of course if I order with them that means paying US import prices which is less appealing, but this might be the easiest way to realize my grail-dream of a size 4 electric blue Attachment leather which may or may not exist ;p Also if I never find that green Incarnation jacket might order one of those in horse as well :)
     


  13. modalsaliency

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    Yeah, I was the one who posted it. Aside from that and the shearling this season (which experts in the ToJ thread assure me is massively overpriced and can be had for twenty bucks in Pakistan) they mostly work in textiles though. Pity, as nobody really replicates the anatomic fits quite so well.

    Proxy costs or import costs? Because people in the US have no right to bitch about import prices.

    You don't know how good you have it.
     
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    Ah yeah, thanks for posting. It was a really great jacket.

    Yeah, we have it pretty good here thanks to -VAT for europe. Japan is our only sore spot with the exchange rate and the proxy requirement and for me the lack of XL-ish sizing ;p. Like most humans though I am mostly only concerned with me in this though ;p And in this I would not mind if it were easier to enjoy Japanese second hand prices whether or not I deserve it or am entitled :) Was starting to feel hopeful as the dollar approached 80 yen per!
     


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    where do you order from? how much if you dont mind sharing?
     


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