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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. JSAN

    JSAN Senior member

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    Wow wasn't that DH 3.2k on Yoox? Looks like it fits you very well, maybe a little on the longer side.
     
  2. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    It was around 2.5k (€) to where I live minus 15 per cent promo code -> just north of 2k. I figure if it retailed at somewhere between 4-5k, that's minimum 50 per cent off against official price - good enough.

    Very interesting btw that you think it's "on the longer side" - my main concern was if it mightn't be a tad too short on me. I'm probably a little paranoid about that as a lot of stuff looks short on me if I don't buy it in huge, billowing sizes. I guess that worry is settled in this case though!
     
  3. MickeyPunch

    MickeyPunch Senior member

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    It's very expensive but it looks good and fits you well IMO. Looks chocolate brown in my monitor in your pic but it's black, right?
     
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  4. MickeyPunch

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    I'm after a shearling jacket, I've wanted one for some time but price and not being sure I'd pull it off has made me hesitate. I like several jackets from Acne or Burberry but they're simply too expensive.

    How's this BLK DNM for 900 pounds?

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    I don't usually like their regular leather jackets (feel kind of plasticky in pics) but shearling looks better. I find harder to tell the quality of shearling from pics than regular leather. Even All Saints (whose regular leather jackets look like crap) shearlings look nice to me in pics (also around 900 pounds).

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    Any alternatives? Also, why is shearling so expensive? Certainly not because of scarcity of raw material (which is the case of shell cordovan for example). Is the tanning process very complicated?
     
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  5. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    That Dior leather is fantastic. If it works for you financially then I'd say keep it for sure. Dior quality is pretty top of the line, as well
     
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  6. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    Yeah, it would be the highest price I've paid for a single garment so far.

    It is proper black, bathroom lighting makes it appear lighter-coloured than it is.
     
  7. MickeyPunch

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    Keep it! Even in your crappy (sorry) pic it looks fantastic, in person it must be amazing.
     
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  8. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    What is truly mind blowing is how mediocre it looks on yoox lol
     
  9. ChrisGold

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    Having owned both Vincenza (2 jackets) and Goat (1 from Aero and 2 from Langlitz) I can tell you that in my experience the goat was less rigid, especially the Aero goat. It should also be noted that the Vincenza HH has changed and evolved over the past 18 months. It was thick and grainy to start, then became much smoother, and now seems to be back to being a grainier leather from the get-go. I have both grainy and smooth "versions", and I can tell you that they are both beautiful, high end leathers.

    I do own an A-2 in their jerky HH that is a very nice, underrated, fairly supple hide. Certainly more so than FQHH CXL, and a little softer than the Vincenza in my experience. Any of the choices being discussed here require much less break in than FQHH CXL, which I do like, but it's an acquired taste and many do not like wrestling a jacket into submission over a period of months or longer.
     
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    Thanks Chris, that really helped.
    The jerky HH sounds quite interesting as well, and I must say I haven't really heard it being discussed much.
    Do you by any chance have a picture of it?
    If it's not too inconvenient, of course.

    Thanks again.
     
  11. il_colonnello

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    LOL

    Totally agree. I had an anxious few days after ordering. I trust Yoox, but still hate it when I have to return high-priced items.


    In fact, in my old days I would probably have counted on Yoox's mediocre image making sure that nobody would buy it for a long time, and stared at it in my dreambox for a year... lately I've found all that waiting tiring. Maybe I'm getting old or something but nowadays I prefer getting fewer things at higher prices, but those few more or less right away to make up for it.
     
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    I got this Burberry shearling a few months ago but on heavy discount (like 80% off) and wouldn't recommend at retail. It was that or pay around $5k for a Saint Laurent.

    Honestly I would just wait for sales and hope your size is available or buy second hand.
     
  14. MickeyPunch

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    That Burberry looks great, I wish I could find it at 80% off. The SLP also looks great.

    Just got an unexpected payrise today, I might give the BLK DNM a go, although I was going to wait. I just got a Falcon jacket last week too.
     
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  15. ChrisGold

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    This is Aero Jerky HH on an A-2 in russet.

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  16. ChrisGold

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    Shearling technically has to be from a sheep / lamb that has been shorn just one time, and thus they have to be over a year old. Tanning is not overly complicated but because it's a by-product of the meat industry no one is raising sheep to make jackets. (The wool industry is obviously a separate market) Some skins go to shearling but others just to regular sheepskin, so there is competition between those two markets. In recent years, the popularity of Uggs has created a rise in prices for the raw product. Finally, Shearling jackets are typically difficult to sew and are left to the top artisans in their respective factories.
     
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    Aero also offer a Tumbled (sometimes referred to as antique) FQHH. Its a slightly thinner (but not quite down to the Vicenza level, which is still pretty thick anyway) but has already been tumbled or slightly broken in.

    Personally I don't like Aeros Mid Weight options apart from the Vicenza. The leather is just a little boring.

    Also in my experience the Aero Steer, while pretty much the same thickness (some feel its a touch heavier) breaks in quicker and loses its stiffness MUCH quicker than the Horse.

    Your best bet is to ask for some samples. My first Vicenza jacket is still a little stiff, yet my second was soft and supple out of the box....the batches do change a bit.
     
  18. ThunderMarch

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    Thanks for the close up pics! It looks good!


    Great that you mention it, I was just wondering about what their tumbled HH is like.
    Thanks for that suggestion regarding the samples. That certainly seems like a good idea. I'll send them an email.
     
  19. knucks

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    im all about this recently
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    Margiela deconstructed flat leather jacket ss 99
     
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