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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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    ITT People are being dumb. There are subjective opinions being thrown around like objective facts. Stating your preference is one thing, making completely unfounded assertions is altogether different, and just makes you sound ignorant.
     
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  2. KingJulien

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    I'm interested, pending a few more details on leather used, details, etc.

    Edit - DR only. Not into that moto
     
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  3. LA Guy

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    Would you be in for the veg tanned full grain horse? Just gonna state for the record that that will not come cheap.
     
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    Yes and no.

    As Fok implies above, I can't give you objective facts on the leather. I'm not well versed enough in leather.

    Then again, if I say "cheap, shiny, and something out of Macys" would I be stating anything less specific than what's been opined about Moo's jacket? No. And yet, cheap, shiny (minus Macys), and the silliness of the overly structured shoulders, among other things, is why I don't like it.

    As for hatred, $650 was difficult to stomach. I'm still feeling the sting....
     
  6. LA Guy

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    Tbh, in general, chrome tanned leather is more durable and weather resistant, so I'm now veering towards that, although good veg tanned leather has a depth of color that is difficult to replicate. One of my favorite belts is a veg tanned leather that looks spectacular as it has aged, and from the day I got it. But belts are not exposed to the elements that way jackets are.
     
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    not sure if you misunderstood my post, but i never said it didn't look like a high quality jacket, in fact i said the opposite. i just don't like the way it looks.
     
  8. dieworkwear

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    Curious, @LA Guy, what about Himel's leathers do you like better than ToJ? I've never handled a ToJ (although I have a few on order), but I've handled Himels. I agree, they're very nice. Is it mainly the weight and toughness of them that you like, or how they've been tanned?
     
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    yeah I have noticed my veggy tanned boots change colour differently when soaked with water than my other ones (which I assume are chrome tanned),

    And the colour does look nice on whiskeys and natural colours, how much of a difference would that colour depth make for a black leather jacket though?

    Yeah I think chrome tanned would be better for the rain from what I've seen with my boots, and it rains often enough here to be a factor
     
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    Had you written that to begin with I would of understood it. Anyways not your cup of tea, got it.
     
  11. Distorbiant

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    You're being obtuse. You can post your own opinions about why you don't like the jacket. This is styleforum, not Objective Facts forum. I'd just like to hear your opinion, that's all.

    Also, I'll stop posting about rick after this pic:
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    so nice
     
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  12. sinnedk

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    yours?
     
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  13. cyc wid it

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    $650 is a lot for a good leather jacket? This is styleforum and all, but come on man. Not a lot of brands offer a good combination of design, price point, construction and leather quality. IMO leather quality can't be determined solely on thickness etc.
     
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  14. Mr. Moo

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    I will say that the JL jacket I have has the nicest leather I have ever handled. Other jackets have been thicker, treated in a more interesting way, more expensive, etc. but this one is juuuust right.
     
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  15. KingJulien

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    The only veg tan leather I have experience with is natural, which would be cool on a jacket. If it's dyed black I'm not sure I know enough to care, really depends on the price difference, and I'd need more information on how the two types compare.

    Then again the difference between a $750 and $1000 jacket isn't very significant imo considering it's the sort of thing that lasts a decade.
     
  16. Distorbiant

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    idk about you guys, but I've been looking towards leather more in terms of aesthetic value these days; ever since there was that small discussion about what makes leather 'good quality' a while back.

    I still have an appreciation for the good and substantial stuff, but the artisanal aspect of leather as a fabric is what's really drawing me to leather jackets right now. It's kind of like buying a nice pair of heavy denim vs just buying a pair of pants that already have the desired aesthetic value. Both have their benefits, but I guess I'm just more invested in the "interesting" rather than the "good" right now--though I'd like to strike a balance of both.


    Even jackets with the good quality leather like @Mr. Moo 's jacket, it just doesn't like right until it gets some heavy wear in it.
     
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    Besides, and as already stated, the leather being too shiny and lacking in character, and shoulders being structured in a manner I'd never want in a leather jacket, what would you like to know?
     
  18. KingJulien

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    You know that shininess will go away in about a month of wear, right?
     
  19. Distorbiant

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    The shine: I think you have to wear the jacket to give it character and remove some of the shine.

    Shoulders: What about the shoulder structure do you not like?

    He bought it years ago and never wore it due to the shininess.
     
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  20. Mr. Moo

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    Wait a second I thought TOJ weren't shiny and my piece of shit leather was shiny?
     

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