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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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    I don't know what Johnson uses, but I know ToJ leathers, and while not bad, they don't stand up to the leather that company's like Aero and Himel Bros use - I.e. leather from some of the best tanneries in the world.

    Also, "shiny" is often the way top notch leathers look before they see some wear. Leather quality really cannot be judged from an amateur picture on the web. Give me any jacket, a leather kit, a model, and a few days, and I could make something from a shifty store on Broadway look like a million bucks.
     
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  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Johnson uses Horween or Shinki for their MTO stuff, if you specify it.

    Wish more people understood what you're talking about with regards to shine...
     
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  3. AeroleathersTB

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    We could source a black, full grain veg.-tanned horsehide 1.1-1.2mm for the project. These can be very nice, but the cost of raw materials is about $470/per jacket...Vanson has some chrome-tanned top grain 1.1-1.2mm leathers that are in stock that are quite nice as well!
     
  4. LA Guy

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    The original Junya, you mean. I'd go with that. All the pictures I've seen suggest that it wears in well. I'm personally interested in something that is sturdy, but by the same token that I don't need armor, I don't want something that can't be worn while detangling barn wire, either.
     
  5. canstyleace

    canstyleace Senior member

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    if the base model is this
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    then...
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  6. LA Guy

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    I'd be in for that. May as well go for the gold. The question really would be whether we could offer 2 tiers of the same model, and what the ptimes would be.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
  7. LA Guy

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    That looks really good...
     
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    how bout the double rider?
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm down for either, but you guys need to agree on a single model.

    Cheers,

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  10. somatoform

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    My 2 cents.

    I have a toj, black calf. Hate it, never liked it from day one, and have never worn it. Never got the 'leather jacket' vibe out of it at all. I bought it custom back when they were $650. Wasn't a deal even then. It'll probably end up in the donation bin.

    It definitely has its fans. I can and can't really see why.

    Now, Moo's JL jacket I like.
     
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    I've already got a cafe racer, but I would go in for that double rider. Thing is perfect.
     
  12. cyc wid it

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    Double rider only for me. Hrmm Margiela lamb 5 zip, TOJ navy calf rider, ToJ prussian blue suede harrington already, sure let's have another.
     
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    i guess we have different outlooks on leather jackets. if i'm spending the money on something like that, i want it to be fashionable. your jacket reminds me of something straight out of macy's, i guess you're right in the sense that i dont know what the quality is like, it could be good quality, but still it looks like something my dad would be wearing. we're comparing apples to oranges. i have no idea about horween chromexcel leather, but i do know your jacket looks awful.
     
  14. Mr. Moo

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    Such hatred. It's OK, enjoy your TOJ.
     
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    I'm in on this one.
     
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    Is that an Italian hide? Can you make the new Aero Plainsman out of that hide? Do you have a photo of the hide?
     
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    The double would be something new for me. I'm down to branch out a bit.
     
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    ??? Its made from deer i believe and its very substantial. I tried it on (same day i was wearing my TOJ moto) and it was great. I think you are just hating because of the TOJ attack.

    RE: TOJ, a 1/2 year - 1 year ago i would definitely recommend TOJ to anyone. Yes i am a fan, i have 2 products (moto and ma-1) and those are great. But, given the current situation of TOJ paying more attention to their restaurant while still taking orders, I would not recommend it. Why would i want to wait 1/2 a year when i can find a good custom shop that can get the job done in 2-3 months at a very similar price. Having said that, at the time when i was buying my TOJ they were doing great and there was no doubt in my mind i'd get a quality product. In fact, i don't doubt i'd get a good product now as well. But, waiting for the product 1/2 a year well thats another story. As Mike in breaking bad said "no half measures", can't run 2 business and only 1/2 pay attention to one.

    RE: Johnson leathers, If i did not have the TOJ which fills my mtm need, I wouldn't hesitate going there. In fact, I originally wanted a mtm jacket from good wear leather but they were not taking orders. Hind sight i would not have been happy with this jacket (http://www.goodwearleather.com/pages/gwcalracer_images1.html) because of the cut which TOJ definitely has better than most places.
     
  20. Distorbiant

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    Can you tell us why you dislike it rather than the generalized hatred?
     
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