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

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

  1. Johan

    Johan Senior member

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    Wont happen, I didnt use black polish but a professional dye solution (teinture française by Saphir).

    My pics are reaaaally terrible. Will try to take better ones by daylight (it's night time here, had to use flash).
     


  2. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    im just sad that the red 5 zip is no more
    seems cruel :'(

    much prefer the red to the black.
     


  3. Johan

    Johan Senior member

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    Ha ! I have nothing against red, I just didnt like that particular red (which was more a soft burgundy). Also the treatment was too bland for my taste.

    Blood red would have been nice though.
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Johan, why did you decide to darken the red jacket as opposed to a different color? Iirc, the red jacket was $1k+. If the purpose was to dye it, wouldn't another, cheaper jacket have worked and been cheaper?
     
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  5. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Looks bad imo. The YKK zippers have 100% polyester taping which is colorfast for almost all intents and purposes, and must be dyed in a vat over heat on their own, before manufacture. This differs from other zipper brands like Riri. One is not better than the other, but yeah, that zipper taping on the red MMM is always going to be red tape peeking out from a black jacket, which I think looks bad.
     


  6. shdws

    shdws Well-Known Member

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    I personally think it looks good Johan, but the black just seems so "common" for this jacket.

    But still you got balls! and nicely done

    Weird though, why does your one look so boxy? my one tapers in like how all the new 5 zips should.
     
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  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    lol what a mistake
     


  8. Tuma

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    I think the jacket looks nice, especially the zippers. 5 zips don´t have shoulder gussets, right?
     


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    the dye job was good, but the zippers would've looked much better on the original jacket - the red/purple zipper taping throws off the contrast in a bad way..
     


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    Easter Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a sharpie could fix it
     


  11. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Ouch! I think the original color was much better.

    That being said? What is up with MMM using cheap zippers?
     


  12. impolyt_one

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    They're not cheap. -_- I defer to styleforum's zipper experts, though....
     


  13. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Thinking of getting an a-2, before anybody shouts TOJ I already decided against it. I don't like how they fit on people.

    N.Hoolywood. This is in calf which would age very nicely. Similar details to that of most historical a-2s, very similar to elmendorf etc. Probably built like a tank. Only thing I'm concerned about is the cropped body and the patch pockets. If the pockets were flush to the body it would be perfect. Also unsure about sizing.

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    Wtaps. This comes in lamb which looks pretty fragile. True to most replica a-2s but with a twist in fit that is more modern and that would be a little easier imho to pull off (not cropped). Build quality seems okay, but again the leather looks much thinner so it's hard to tell. A little indifferent about the contrasting ribbing, but I love the fact that it changes ribbing gauge for better arm stacking.

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  15. Arethusa

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    sorry, neither of those really comes close to the toj a2
     


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