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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. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    @double00

    Cheers! I meant its worth a visit if one is considering a custom piece, though I'm sure he might do it over email with enough measurements.

    I call him Larry David and he always laughs. Great guy. Super knowledgeable.
     
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  2. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    JL is a good spot no doubt
     
  3. Spazz

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    That IRO seems like a beauty.

    I gave IRO some long thought a while back. Only one thing really stopped me.

    I think it looks awesome, and currently regret my decision.
     
  4. navetsea

    navetsea Well-Known Member

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    elbow pad in two halves... [​IMG]
     
  5. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    Fairly typical. While there are some companies that do a solid pad across the seam (Lewis), most split both their shoulder and elbow pads at the seam to allow the jacket to move more naturally. (Vanson elbow pads are split, Thedi's are split, Langlitz's, etc...) On pads that are diamond stitched it can be less noticeable. Also, theses are "patch pads", meaning there is no actual padding, just a second layer of leather for road rash protection.
     
  6. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Hehe now we are back to the fashionable jacket vs functional jacket discussion.
     
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    clark kent Senior member

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    IRO is awesome. i own a bunch of their stuff, that jacket is super nice.
     
  8. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Subscribed. I need some time to read and watch some post in this thread. I want a leather jacket very bad.
     
  9. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Not every jacket has to be for you, you know. It's totally cool to acknowledge the positive traits of things you have no interest in. It's totally cool to take an interest in a jacket's functionality even if your top priority is fashion.

    I say this only because you seem to interject your personal opinion into every single discussion, whether or not it's warranted. And of course, a community like this is a place for sharing your opinions! But you shouldn't ignore context, either.
     
  10. ChrisGold

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    Too big when using the outside zipper (i.e. the one that would make it smaller) or the inside one? Are you going to use the two different zippers depending on your layering for the day, or keep the second zipper as more of a fashion detail?
     
  11. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    Saw a guy in school wearing the H&M double-rider from f/w 14, looked pretty damn good

    Regret not ordering it online, they only had it in 48 in the store here
     
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  12. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Do you have a budget and a style in mind (classic vs modern slim)? That will help determine what to look at.
     
  13. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks man!

    I love the bomber jackets, this one, I think it's fantastic

    [​IMG]

    But something a bit lighter (in terms of weight if that makes sense) would be great too.
     
  14. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    thats more of a rider actually with shearling padding this is a bomber :) [​IMG] do you want the shearling padding, does jacket have to be brown or black? slim fit? whats the budget? down the rabbit hole you go.....:D
     
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  15. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    The budget is what I'm affraid of... I can't spend a lot of money right now hehehe.

    I really like brown jackets, I don't use a lot of black, so any shade of brown would be better.
     
  16. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    If you don't have at least $500 to spend, it's probably not worth getting a leather.
     
  17. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    That sounds reasonable. But something beyond $1,000 usd right now, would not be reachable.
     
  18. sinnedk

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    500 - 1000 is a good range, i'd suggest used TOJ
     
  19. il_colonnello

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    yeah they're good

    I have a few of their linen Ts and am quite happy with them.
    I also once ordered the Roni wool-leather jacket (as seen here, although I didn't get it from Barneys) and really liked the quality and the fabric and the way the wool contrasted with the leather bits. Unfortunately they cut very short sleeves, so in the end I decided to return it.
     
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  20. ridethecliche

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    Schott's a good starting point.
     

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