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

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

  1. Emixam

    Emixam Senior member

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    only Guidi leather yeah and between 180-250K yens depending on the model

    Also prices are supposed to be cheaper in European boutiques since everything is crafted in Italy so cost are all in Euro - but with the crazy euro-yen rate now, I guess the Japanese retail prices have already decreased compared to last year. My Jacket was like 20% cheaper in A Piedi Nudi Nel Parco than in any Japanese retailer when I purchased it (in september 2010).
     
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    leather looks reall really paper thin and not in a good way ^


    the cut isn't bad, reminiscent of some rick pilots or somethign or other
     
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  4. GoldenTribe

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    From seeing it on a hanger? :confused:
     
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  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Why can't more designers use full grain calfskin, cowhide, and horse? I want a thick leather jacket that can go through hell and back. And by hell and back, I don't mean a tough night at a club. I mean, macheting your way through brush, laying down concrete, stopping a pitbull from tearing off your arm, hell. Only the heavier weight Margiela's (usually calfskin, sometimes cowhide or, in rare cases, horse), RRL, or Jeanshop, seem to fulfill this criterion. Some of the Schott and Vanson "street" jackets do it too. Also, really sick of guys getting all up in arms when a waitress spills some beer or wine on their leathers. You lose automatic man points for that, and should be forced to surrender your leather jacket at that point.
     
  6. LS7

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    Yeah it is a lightweight style of jacket, designed to be quite fitted. The leather they use does seem to be of good quality though, judging by past experience anyway. I have their "George" jacket from A/W 08 in Nappa Digos and that's going strong.
     
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    How supple would such jackets be? I'm guessing they would need a fair amount of "wearing in". Not sure I'd enjoy wearing something so heavy.
     
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    Oops! I do not know if crossposting is not allowed, if so, moderators can delete one of my replies.

    What do you guys think about Acne Jeans leather jackets AW11?

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    I would appreciate a quick answer!

    Kind regards,
    ownerz
     
  9. filcol

    filcol Senior member

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    Is this a good idea for spring/fall to move away from the regular black/grey/brown leathers?
    Maybe looks a bit too cheap for you guys tho:

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    kind of? leather looks insubstantial and has no form of its own, should look kind of like a nylon v-neck slim bomber type cut if that makes sense with the ribbing. could be worse. at least its not way overdone.





    @ls7 full grain leather takes more working with; know how; money; equipment imo. also you can't fool the masses as well with shoddy treatment and unfinished work...


    @filcol i like light leathers, want a milk stooges someday in blistered leather...
    you might like some lighter colored margielas...
     
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  11. aether

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    i completely agree. And that's why I have a problem with lamb leather jackets; it just doesn't embody what a leather jacket is supposed to be - a hardwearing garment that's protective and ages well. Lamb doesn't seem to age the same way that bovine, horse, and other leathers do. it's a pussy leather, lol. it's a shame that the 2010 TOJ DR isn't available in calf anymore.

    calf and horse are for dudes who actually do shit in the clothes they wear...lamb belongs on a women's leather, soft to the touch much like their supple mammaries.

    I saw a Vanson 'fashion' jacket that I really wanted to get, they're awesome.


    DISCLAIMER: I know a lot of you have lamb jackets, please don't take this personally.
     
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    Good point :laugh:




    The jacket, so-so... :confused:
    The model, kind of twisted :p




    I like it :fonz:
     
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    What do you think about the other Acne jacket? The other one is the one that is most interesting to me, and it would be great to have some opinions about it! [​IMG]
     
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    A tad too, sort of, "retro-biker" for my personal taste. But, if you like the style, I'd say: go for it.
     
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