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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. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's not that. Discharge dye is a pretty harsh treatment. You are actually leaching dye from the leather, and it's not kind to materials. I just wanted to know the extent of the damage, and how I might treat it post dyeing process.
     
  2. Zamb

    Zamb Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Agreed,

    thanks, and wanted to bust einstine's balls a little bit............LOL
    @einstine , there is no love lost between me an you, if you know me in person you will realize I am a shoot from the hip person who does not hold grudges, but treats everyone with respect, until they provoke me to not.................We are cool, so you can sheath your sword as I have done so with mine. and yes, its always a pleasure for me to share my work/ knowledge with others. its a part of my work that I do enjoy.
     
  3. Zamb

    Zamb Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    LA,

    Yes you can use a discharge dye on leather,
    discharge dyes are usually the same chemical structure as the ones used for cold process dyeing. the treatment will require treating leather with vinegar to neutralize the effects of the dye on the leather and then lots of leather conditioner. better to use a conditioner that is more of an oil than a cream, this way the conditioner will penetrate the structure/ pores of the leather and restore the moisture.

    Avoid anything that has Alcohol in it, as this is the biggest destructive force in drying out the moisture of the leather and causing it to crack.
     
  4. einstine

    einstine Senior member

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    I partially understood your writing, is your response written in artisanal grammar? If so that is why I do not understand all of it. [​IMG]

    Okay all jokes aside, I hope you realize that my response pages back was not directed towards disliking you or your product, I don’t even understand how you misinterpreted it that way. Also your written paragraphs and angry words directed to me were irrelevant, completely unnecessary, and slightly childish especially for someone that owns a clothing company.

    Would love for you to be a regular poster on here, and share some info and thoughts with all of us.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    FInally got to try on this burgundy Balmain biker, it's a great jacket but it is way more padded than picture have you believed. The sleeves almost seems like it is downfilled. Fits real small too, they only had a 50 in-store and it fits me about right and that is coming from someone who wears a 44 in a 5-zip.
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    And speaking of 5zips, they have new one that looked grey and are pretty thick, which is surprising considering it is probably for the SS14 season. Not sure what kind of leather it is though, it had some texture.


    Also exchanged my 5zip for this instead. People hate the buttons but I really don't mind it at all, it's more of a leather shirt design I guess.
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  6. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Senior member

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    5 zip is overrated. period.
     
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  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    ^finally a voice of reason, its the camry of high end leathers
     
  8. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Most Ricks must be Chryslers on cinder blocks then.
     
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  9. einstine

    einstine Senior member

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    5-zip's are grail cops for many people they might be overrated... or better put "over-talked" about too much on forums, but how many people actually own one? just because a ton of people talk about something does not necessarily mean its overrated.
     
  10. Fycus

    Fycus Senior member

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    Having owned and tried on numerous leathers, the 5-zip is not even close to overrated. The fit is phenomenal, the leathers can be great (depending on season and origin) and its a classic silhouette. I also prefer leather jackets without ribbing because they show age less, and the design is very minimal with large pieces of hide being used. Not to mention the price, which tends to hit 30% off most seasons making it relatively accessible for a "baller" leather jacket. That rick leather shirt/jacket is a bad trade in imo, you have to cuff the sleeves up just for it to be normal.
     
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  11. JSAN

    JSAN Senior member

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    ^Not all 5-zips were created equal.

    Also, by darker I meant making it nearly black, with a tinge of the original red.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's Ann D. While I agree with the comment regarding the cuffs (I don't believe those are the standard buttoned cuffs on the jacket), I think the jacket itself is very nice. I mean after all, when it comes to design, it's all subjective anyways.

    EDIT: Do I think the trade was worth it? Personally, no. But if the jacket was more suited towards what you wear, then by all means, the trade was fine. That's what I meant when I said design's all subjective.
     
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  13. einstine

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    Of course there not all the same, thats what makes more rare of a grail cop. Everybody interested I'm sure has there preferred season of which leather or color they like the most.

    Ill have to agree with @Fycus that the trade of a 5-zip for a leather shirt was dumb. I could only see buying a leather shirt like that if it had high percentage mark down or if you have the money and already own a leather jacket. It dosent seem that nice, or something that can be worn enough to justify a high price.
     
  14. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Rfx has a pretty complete wardrobe. :nodding:
     
  15. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    haha. i'm in this camp.
     
  16. DLester

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    the white 5zip?

    :foo:
     
  17. RFX45

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    It's not Rick and it's not really a leather shirt, it's a full blown leather jacket. Leather is pretty damn thick too and it is very nice in person, definitely much nicer and much, much thicker than the 5zip I returned. I think I have enough leather jackets with zips and moto style too. I also like that it is a bit on a looser side.

    I folded the cuffs on purpose, it is extremely long. They looks like these uncuffed.
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  18. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Nah, the black 5zip I posted a few days ago.
     
  19. sinnedk

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    Sadly my experience with the 5zips i've tried on has been bad. i like the jacket/look but the leather is flimsy.
     
  20. einstine

    einstine Senior member

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    Yea for sure, my 5-zip leather is very thin but I actually do not mind it maybe because Ive never owned a $2000+ thick leather jacket. The only thing that can make it better is a slightly thicker leather buts thats literally the only thing, the color, cut, hardware, and fit are all the best I could ask for so the thin leather gets overlooked by me.

    My next leather should be soon after christmas was going to go with Zamb after that guy posted pictures of his but Zamb honestly seems like a prick and I really don't want to support a company like that. So I was talking to Albert the owner of Collateral Concepts and the guys really nice and helpful and now Im set on the jacket he makes, really nice and may even sell my 5-zip to get it sooner, ill try to resist though.

    [​IMG]
     

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