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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    looking forward to how this turns out. good luck
     
  2. BreezyBirch

    BreezyBirch Senior member

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    einstine just wear it instead - it'll dull down



    that AP jacket is too busy - the zipper flaps :(. the one Ink is selling is a lot cooler

    edit: oh jeez it's the same one - worse lighting, didn't notice!
     
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    def an interesting one, not even sure what a matte leather jacket would look like. could be great, could be atrocious...kinda like matte in general
     
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    Im hopping I will be able to make it like this. Removing the shine of leather jackets seem to be pretty common on the web, lots of DIY guides out there. Ill post pictures of it them, not sure when ill go about doing it.
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. nicelynice

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    I need to find the cream to turn a calfskin Scott into a shearling
     
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    i am not a fan of DIY outcomes and i'd recommend just taking the jacket to a cobbler and finding out what they can do
     
  7. LeeroyDaBoy

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    Don't do it einstine.
     
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    ImaPro Senior member

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    Why not do it?

    Just research a bit and buy the appropriate products.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Senior member

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    I took my 5-zip to a cobbler to get it vibrammed. Turned out really well. I'll post pics later.
     
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    so you can walk on your shoulders even during the colder seasons I assume? [​IMG]
     
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    i am really surprised you dont know that you can take leathers to a cobbler other than shoes :confused:
     
  13. Bam!ChairDance

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    i wasn't disagreeing with you, i was telling everyone about the successful vibram job on my 5-zip. now i can roll down hills and stop muggings-in-progress without scuffing the calfskin. i recommend it.
     
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  14. darkmatter7

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    Fuck yeah. Love the shoulders.
     
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    UPDATE: Its seems to be a no go turning my schott matte black. I dont know what kind of protective coating they use but its strong.

    I tried rubbing alcohol first, then dish soap and water, nothing. Then I gambled on the little hanger tag piece of leather on the inside of the jacket with my sisters 100% acetone for nails that didnt even do anything!

    This is a good thing I guess I do like matte leather, but it has its downfalls of looking either fake or not even like a leather jacket and just a coat look to it. So the downfalls of the shine is practically nothing especially since it protects it that much.
     
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    have you tried sandblasting it? or stepping on an ied, maybe?
     
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  17. Bam!ChairDance

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    i really like the idea of subjecting this jacket to every manner of abuse until it's no longer shiny. it could be part of your morning ritual between brushing your teeth and reading the paper
     
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    Sandblasting, are you serious?

    The jacket being shiny is not a big deal, I like matte leather so if it was a simple wipe down with alcohol or water/dish soap, then okay. Since it is not simple Im okay with it. I didn't buy thinking damn this jacket would only appeal to me if was matte black. I dont have money to waste for a risk like that.

    PS, reading the paper its like reading a shitty book the size of a poster, makes me uncomfortable to read from something so big with such small words. So I dont read the paper in my morning routine. [​IMG]
     
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    ^ thanks man i enjoyed reading that. i like that idea more than my shitty idea. I was going to recommend smearing poop in the hope the acid wipes away the veneer. of course youll want to eat an appropriate diet before hand to match the color of the leather

    asparagus - green, blue
    mcdonalds - black
    taco bell and watermelon juice - brown
    taco bell doritos loco taco - light brown
     
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