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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. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    So the RO Calf Stooges this season in size 50 is a 4lbs jacket. The Julius I have is a thin, dry, lambskin that has a natural shine. The Calf we've been discussing is thick and a little bit oily to the touch with a matte finish.

    Here are the sleeve ends next to each other:
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    I hope this picture conveys some sense of how thick the leather is on the stooges:
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    A big difference in grain - the Calf has a much heavier grain than the lamb (as you'd expect)
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    I'm glad I don't seem to be getting as much "sausage casing" effect as the lambskin stooges I posted pictures of earlier. I imagine this will stretch a bit in some places but I like the fit in the size.
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    I've got a better camera and I can take higher quality photos tomorrow when it's sunny if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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  3. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Kick ass more pics plz
     
  4. nicelynice

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    Looks fantastic perfect fit
     
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  6. HeavenResign

    HeavenResign Senior member

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    Looks much better than the lamb skin one. This to me looks like an ideal ro fit.

    Also I don't wanna say you're wrong about the shoulders but 16.5" is usually the shoulder size of an 44 or maybe very slim 46 jacket. Judging by the way it fits basically perfect your shoulders and your weight I find it a little unlikely the shoulders are that small
     
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  7. jordache jeans

    jordache jeans Senior member

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    Seriously one of the best stooges fits I've seen here.

    The measurements look pretty consistent w/ other stooges.

    Garley - what's your normal size in RO and other brands?
     
  8. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    Here you can see how I'm measuring the shoulders in the front (16-16.5") and the back (16.5-16.75"):
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    My chest is slim (39-40" actual measurement) but I have broad, athletic shoulders and typically require 17.5-18" shoulders on a blazer.
    I get pretty significant shoulder divot in many designers that cut slim suits unless I size up one or two sizes. You can see me in a Rick Owens XL (52) and two SLP size 52 blazers:
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    Shoulders definitely don't fit on those blazers :(
    If I wanted to go with a Hedi Slimane suit, I'd have to go size 54 for shoulders and get the body taken in.
    However, when you look at how the Stooges jacket is styled, the shoulder line of the jacket typically lies a bit in from the apex of the shoulder even on the skinny people who model for webstores.
    For example:
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    Fortunately, in my pictures, the stooges jacket does appear to hit my shoulder closer to on point than that... but looking at the measurements it seems as though it shouldn't.
     
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  9. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    Took better pictures with my camera instead of my iPhone.

    RO calf leather closeup compared to the Julius lamb:
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  10. nyarkies

    nyarkies Senior member

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    Wouldn't it be better to compare calf against calf?
     
  11. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    Challenge accepted. I'll post pictures later.
     
  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Send to me for long term testing relative to other calf... just saying. :D
     
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  13. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    The Julius jackets are available for long term testing - please see my classifieds.

    The Julius leathers have a dry hand. The Julius calf is slightly thicker than the lamb and has a distressed finish. It isn't as heavy as the Rick calf from this season (which is a plus if you're looking to wear the leather in the spring or summer).

    Rick (left) Julius (right)
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  14. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    I've been looking for the right stooges for a long time and think I might have finally found it. Thanks @GarleyCavidson for the tip about serie noire. Crazy fast shipping and great service (though I'll probably get murdered by taxes). As he mentioned... it's thick.

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    Sleeves are of course ridiculously long. I will probably have them shortened to regain use of my hands.
     
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  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Looks great and you guys got them for a great price. Grats!
     
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  16. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    Excellent Stooges lately, wow

    And yeah, I recommend having the sleeves shortened - can't believe I waited four years to do so, made the jacket a million times more wearable. I'll bet Zamb could help you out with that
     
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  17. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    ^My thoughts exactly, gotta give him a call. Thanks for sharing yours. Did they move the zipper?
     
  18. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    Yep, no way to have it shortened from the shoulder with the construction of the Stooges. Left the full zipper intact and had it moved up, the long zipper is part of the aesthetic. Kept the sleeves long but not obnoxious, had them tailored to just above my thumb knuckle
     
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  19. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    NVM just answered
     
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  20. GarleyCavidson

    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    @artishard116 , looks great! [​IMG]

    @nicelynice , I suppose I could go to Denim Revival and get the sleeves shortened... I'm a bit hesitant as it's so new... but the zipper makes the end of the sleeve really stiff (and it pushes up on my hand) so I'm really tempted to get it done.
     
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