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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. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    Maybe about 0.5-1 size.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Calf will shrink - I would be careful, because you can overshoot it. I saw one calf leather jacket sample from a M/38, to what can only be described as "child sized", probably a 34, but maybe even slightly smaller, from where I (at the time, a larger 38) could zip it up, though it was snug, to it going up to my forearms, above the belt level, and so that the chest and back were so shrunken that there was at least 3" of additional leather needed to close that thing up.

    So, soak it, but check on it occasionally, and monitor the measurements, and if it shrinks too much, stretch it gently while still wet.

    Incidentally, it will stiffen up some, but will resoften very quickly. Some of the leatherheads, like guys at the Fedora Lounge, will do crazy things like wearing the wet jackets dry. I can imagine very little that is more uncomfortable - maybe wearing wet raw jeans concurrently.
     
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  4. hoodog

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    THanks for the input. Do you also recommend lukewarm water and a 10-15 min soak?
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Is there any lasting damage from soaking the leather?
     
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    You will have to recondition the jacket once it is almost completely dry to soften it up again. It won't soften without it and will be prone to cracking as the leather lost its original protection from the soaking.

    The grain on the leather may end up becoming more pronounced due to the process. Damage will only occur if the water used is too hot as it can harden the leather permanently.
     
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    bebop d Senior member

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    Won't the color change as well? I was caught in torrential rain with a favorite leather jacket and it still has rain stains on the top part of the jacket one and a half years later. Maybe there's something I don't know about that would get rid of them?
     
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    Albert (Collateral) just put this up for sale:
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    Natural tone elephant. Pretty ridiculous. $2500.

    He's selling a couple of the Horween Horse movement jackets for $600 in the same thread.
     
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  9. DeadBoy

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    ˆYou should post this in the Artisanal clothing thread. That thing is beautiful.
     
  10. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I hope it comes with the proper paperwork, or it can be seized
     
  11. SIMONTEMPLAR

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    I guess one of the best seen lately is Brando's Durable One Star by Bill Kelso Mfg

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    Nice one but not the same. There are thousands of variants of this style but they are not exact replicas of Brando's like the above, just same style.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, leather products from elephants sourced from specific countries are importable, but still...given that all African elephant species are on the U.S. Endangered Species List, it's kind of salty to make a jacket from elephant skin.

    "You may import leather goods of elephants that originated in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe for your own noncommercial use without an import permit (they would not be considered hunting trophies, however)." https://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/factsheet-import-leopard-elephant-sport-hunted-trophy-2012.pdf

    Surely making a jacket is considered "commercial use?"
     
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    ????? thats soooooo fucked up bra
     
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    Looking at that jacket is the first time I've felt dirty owning and fetishizing leather.
     
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    Tried on the margiela 5 zip today. It was perfect. Too perfect. If someone wants to sell a 50, I will probably buy instantly, preferably black.
     
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    Yup, it's a great jacket. Very versatile. Was it the current season's version you tried? In calf?
     
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    Im currently selling this BNWT Belstaff Leather Racemaster XS [ATTACHMENT=13247][ATTACHMENT=13248][ATTACHMENT=13249][ATTACHMENT=13250][ATTACHMENT=13251]image.jpeg (360k. jpeg file)[/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT]for 700(RRSP 1775). Here are some pics.[ATTACHMENT=13243][ATTACHMENT=13244][ATTACHMENT=13245][ATTACHMENT=13246]image.jpeg (670k. jpeg file)[/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT]

    Softest leather jacket I have ever seen. And, it's Belstaff, so there's that. Really cool jacket that you will bring out for the best of the occasions. Bought it this summer from SSENSE but never wore it. Size very rare, IT44(US 34). Slightly larger for me as I am thin and not really tall. I like my leather jackets to be like a second skin so my loss is your gain.

    Size specifications:
    Chest-19.5
    Shoulder-17.5
    Length-26
    Sleeves-26


    Shipping is 30 in US, Canada and others I'll have to find out.
     

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