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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. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    fair enough


    this is true
     
  2. kindofyoung

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    La Guy, do you think the guys at Aero/Thurston would be able to make something similar to this?
    [​IMG]
    (this is pretty much the best-looking leather jacket I've ever seen, so if it turns out I could get something similar in the future when TOJ may not be around, that would make me happy [​IMG])
     
  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    That's just a "Cafe Racer" seen here: http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=42
     
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  4. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    And yet the toj looks so much better...
     
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  5. Mr. Moo

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    How can you tell with stock pics? :embar:

    You can change zippers, pocket angle, etc. to your liking. You can choose a different leather as well. And slim arms, body, etc. The "ToJ is better looking" argument is purely subjective and kind of silly when you are dealing with stock photos of a stock product vs. a mtm product on the body for which it was measured.
     
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  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's just styling. You can make things look really good, or really bad, in a still photo. I have both the ToJ and an Aero Fontana, which has slanted chest pockets. I'm terrible at photos, but imo, even my crap pic looked better: [​IMG]
     
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  7. artishard116

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    Agreed that looks better but I don't think it's just styling. It's kind of apples to oranges imo. One looks like an old fashioned suit of armor for riding a motorcycle and one looks like it's sole purpose is to make you look cool. It's in the shape and the details. I don't own a motorcycle so I'm a bit biased.
     
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  8. kindofyoung

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    Not sure if I agree it's "better" per say, but that does look really nice LA Guy, doesn't seem to farfetched that they could make something very similar to the TOJ
    What leather is yours made out of? (looks so much better than the black shiny leather in the stockpics)
     
  9. Mr. Moo

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    Generally, the shine will dull with only a little bit of wear/exposure.
     
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    I just think if you're going to a place like that in hopes of replicating a toj (or vice versa) you're going to be disappointed.

    Get the thing you like.
     
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  11. sinnedk

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    Thats an older TOJ and should be easy to replicate.
    i remember you and I discussed that jacket in a thread when you were ordering it, Blue Aero Fontana looks really good... in fact you are selling me on it. i recently was looking into a midnight blue backlash moto but it didn't work out.
     
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    If you are looking for a Cafe Racer style jacket and can do without the lower pockets (which were not present on the original Buco J-100), I personally think the Real McCoys Buco J-100 (made from Shinki horsehide) is among the best available. Here is mine:

    [​IMG]

    Better stock photo:

    [​IMG]


    The Himel Bros. Kensington (also Shinki HH) is also excellent:

    [​IMG]


    Rainbow Country just introduced a Cafe Racer:

    [​IMG]
     
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    also a flash against a shiny leather makes it look much more shiny but yes it does dull over the years
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Mine is a waxed blue Horween steerhide.

    Agreed. Just giving options.


    Word.
     
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  15. LA Guy

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    Aero, Himel, Alexander, etc., are all of comparable quality.
     
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    Alright, I think I've decided to go with the Aero if I can get it tweaked to my liking, and the TOJ if I can't. Thurston is reputable? It seems like it would be easier to deal with them if they are trustworthy. They say on the site that they can send a preliminary jacket on loan to test measurements, which would be great for me since this would be my first leather jacket and I have nothing to accurately compare measurements to.

    Thank you all again for the help.
     
  17. Mr. Moo

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    Thurston is reputable, nothing to worry about.
     
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    different topic: went to maxfields today, tried on rick moto and bauhaus. leather this season is substantial way better than last 2-3 seasons imo

    also tried on bison ma+ biker at hlorenzo. SO GOOD. fit was perfect except super long sleeves whatever, leather feel was out of this world. making me question my allegiance to rick. that and I'm constantly broke
     
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    I would instacop MA+'s aviator in smooth leather if I can find it anywhere. H.Lorenzo only carries huge sizes..(Seriously is everyone there XL or XXL?)
     
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    I dont like the pec zippers on the toj


    oh and id like it if the zippers at the sides went up further like near the neck even


    :devil:
     

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