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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. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    Once the leather breaks in more and the creases are more balanced throughout the jacket it's going to look good. (especially for $400)
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That third jacket looks like a late 60s and 70s interpretation of earlier, say, 30's jackets. It reminds me a bit of the East West Instruments 6 pocket "hippie" jacket, though it doesn't have quite the same vibe. I would love to see the historical jackets that the RRL team uses as inspiration. I heard that they used to go to Bobby's of Boston and just clean out the place.
     
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    I like the third one a lot. Where did you get it discounted?

    Edit: Nvm it's on their website.
     
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  4. Darkside

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    Just went to Bobby's last week actually. It's like stepping into a time capsule.
     
  5. Gruff

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    I've seen the first one in store. Very solid piece, in my opinion fits mostly TTS. Quality is excellent as RRL leathers tend to be.

    All three of those look great, especially if you're getting a great sale price like I'm guessing you did. If you check the RRL thread, some guy there got the first piece during the 4 of July in-store sale for something like around $500-700, I think.
     
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    I too like the second one. The first one has too many pockets in awkward positions imo.
     
  7. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Liking all of those jackets, number 3 especially. I don't really love the way RRL is usually presented (full-on miner/speakeasy dork), but the leathers usually strike me as cool if you can style them without a flat-cap. Nice buys.

    I still like this one.
     
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  8. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    I like RRL jackets when they don't do some ugly predistressing. I really hate predistressed leather jackets.
     
  9. Adroit

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    RRL makes a pretty good leather jacket. Over-priced at MSRP, but a good value at the rock bottom sales prices after multiple discounts. My primary gripe with RRL leather jackets is the length of the body -- typically, they are quite short. For example, jackets with a 22 P2P are frequently less than 24 inches in the back length.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I get that, but I think that of all of those, RRL does the best job (not always, but often). It looks like they use a leather with an additional coat (like Horween's crazy mustang, or whatever it's called), and then strip away some of that coat, so you get distressing that closely approximates what you'd get over a couple of years, anyway.
     
  11. MickeyPunch

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    Yeah they might be "good" at doing that but being the best at something that IMO should never be done, is hardly an achievement.

    And not only looks bad 99% of the time but also detracts from the fun that is breaking in a leather jacket.

    And I really like RRL otherwise, just too expensive for me most of the time (I like their knits but I only had a couple of pairs of jeans).
     
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  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Some fashion-y DRs that look interesting:

    Nonnative (this is old, but I recently just remembered it, so thought I'd post it here).

    Available at Coverchord (ignore how small it looks on the model; I think they gave him the wrong size)

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    Beautiful People (I think only available in Japan. One of the stores being Shabby & Industrial, which is sort of like a Japanese Unionmade)

    More photos at Rroomm

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  13. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    My favourite fashion/definitely non-classic looking DR has to be this Attachment (or KKA, whatever).

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    I find it sooo cool. Too bad about the price and also someone said it was not too thick.

    Also never loved RO stuff but I really liked this one, I like dark red leathers:

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  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Isn't that Attachment leather also pre-distressed?
     
  15. MickeyPunch

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    Looks like reverse (and waxed) leather to me? Haven't handled it in person but looks similar to my reverse leather boots.

    In any case, if I need to be more specific, it's something like this what I hate (note: it's not RRL but RRL has done something similar although not as ugly, just looking for an extreme example):

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    You know, that kind of bi-tonal thing with the edges artificially distressed. Fugly.
     
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  16. magicalporks

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    It's reversed and treated yeah. Don't think it's exactly waxed though, but it's not distressed.
     
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    reverse calf
     
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  18. sinnedk

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    bitchy eyes smiley face about it - LOL its just the "uhoh" emoticon.

    i don't like that jacket because the brown lined zips are throwing the colors off, as is the belt and the pocket in middle.

    here is a similar jacket from real mccoys looking much better
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  19. sinnedk

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    PSA the attachment jacket is on sale 70% off at the archive http://archivesf.com/collections/kk-attachment/products/black-calf-leather-perfecto
     
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  20. MickeyPunch

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    What is a size 4? I'm usually a 48 or slim 50.
     

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