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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. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    Yep. It's too bad not many stores carry the more interesting Rick leather variants, such as the heavy calf or the reverse cowhide.



    For comparison, this is the standard calfskin (oiled?):
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    heavy calf: Looks a lot like (to my untrained eye) the heavy naked calfskin/cowhide that Schott uses for their bomber jackets. It will probably shrink considerably if caught in a heavy downpour.
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    Lamb Glass Ice (LGI), seems to be Rick's standard lamb. Feels like very fine grain glove leather with a finish.
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    Reverse Cow (credit: Mr. Moo)
    [​IMG]

    Maybe this will help someone make sense of all the variants of the same jackets RO is putting out these days.

    There's also the season-by-season ones like the stooges with the fur collar, or with the hidden hood, and a couple other variants I can't be bothered to google.

    edit: I've heard the suede is awful recently. Buyer beware.
     
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  2. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    that's really interesting, thanks. i thought calf was pretty much water-resistant?
    i tried the heavy stooges last year, it was amazing but the extra-long sleeves in such a thick leather just looked wrong on me.
     
  3. Distorbiant

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    Naked leather is very susceptible to water. It's not coated with anything, just aniline dyed, so it absorbs liquids easily and shrinks.

    I've worn a naked cowhide jacket through light rain and snow and the jacket shrugged off most of the moisture, so it's not going to fall apart. But a downpour would shave a good inch off the sleeves, for example. It's almost like unsanforized denim in terms of possible shrinkage. Wonderfully soft, though.
     
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  4. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    that sounds awful why would anyone want that
     
  5. LA Guy

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    Lamb shrinks like crazy, and shreds easily, but some people (not me) like the softness.
     
  6. brad-t

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    But lamb has the obvious advantage of softness and drape; but what's the advantage of "naked calf"? Is that texture maintainable only through not treating it?
     
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    All leather shrinks, to some degree. Naked leather is only made from the best hides, with the fewest blemishes. How much a jacket will shrink depends on the animal much more than any surface treatment. Lamb shrinks like crazy. Calf doesn't much, unless you hot soak it. Horse will shrink only a tiny bit, ime.
     
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    so where can i get this naked leather stooges? is it still around, i looked on far fetch and didn't see it.
     
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    Has anybody mentioned Christian DADA here? The leathers look great and though I haven't handled them in person, the price tag seems humble for a designer brand. Here is a pic. [​IMG]
     
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    too many zips and the shoulder area make the jacket ugly
     
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  14. canstyleace

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    translation: ok for 36, questionably tight for slim 38
     
  15. Mr. Moo

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    So like half of SWD.
     
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    half of swd? most of the people here, based on waywt, seem to be of a healthy weight.
     
  17. Mr. Moo

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    bro you got trolled

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