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Leather Jackets: Traditional, Military, Moto, Heritage Brands and Reproductions

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ChrisGold, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Justhandguns

    Justhandguns Member

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    Hoodog, in that case, you would be surprised on the length people go for getting perfect 'repros'. Label is just one thing among the others. You may already knew that the must have trend right now for 'repro' vintage leather jackets is having NOS or repro zippers. I guess it actually stemmed from the Japanese obsession of vintage repros.
     


  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Has Lost Horizons been discussed. I haven't seen too many, but my Suburban is a very nice design in a fairly indestructible horsehide

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  3. aiur

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    Looks awesome. Do you have fit pic?
     


  4. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    no fit pic, sorry. i am selling it after losing some weight, and b/c it is just too awesome for my humble self (and it is too heavy for me :embar:). i can't find link, but it is in the classifieds - size 40!
     


  5. Adroit

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    Vincenza HH and Horween FQHH are very different leathers. Horween FQHH is stiff and rigid -- it is like a suit of armor -- I personally hate the stuff. Conversely, Vincenza HH is much more pliable and comfortable. Some say FQHH becomes more comfortable after extensive wear -- others say no. I am not interested in wearing a jacket 100+ times before it becomes comfortable.

    To be clear, Vincenza is not thin or light weight. To the contrary, Vincenza is quite robust and hearty. It incorporates the best attributes of HH, without the excessive rigidity of Horween FQHH.

    Additionally, Vincenza is full grain, veg tanned HH.

    The only HH I like more than Vincenza is Shinki.

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    Neither Horween FQHH, nor Vincenza HH, are "fashion" leathers. Both are considerably thicker and more robust than typical fashion leathers. Many who are used to fashion leather jackets may find Vincenza too thick (and, if you find Vincenza too thick, you will find Horween FQHH abhorrent).
     
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    Real McCoys pays a license fee to use the Buco trademark.

    I suspect that one or more other manufacturers -- not naming names -- use the Buco label/trademark without paying a license fee, and hope to fly under the radar.
     


  7. Adroit

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    Umm . . . because it is much more difficult to make "an entirely identical product," as distinct from a similar product. There are certain iconic brands that transcend time. Buco is one of them. Some people like to own jackets that accurately replicate the transcendent Buco jackets, right down to the label. The label is a finishing touch that punctuates the connection and relationship between the original and the reproduction.
     


  8. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    Umm... yeah.

     


  9. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    Ok, so for reference, would you say that the Vicenza leather in the pictures below has "less" or "heavy" grain, or maybe something in between?

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  10. Going2thesun

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    Hello,

    I recently purchased an olive green safari style leather jacket on eBay. The brand is Anna Gabelli. Can anyone provide me with insight about the brand and quality? A quick search of the brand revealed their LA Store has closed.

    Thanks
     


  11. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    From these pics, less.
     


  12. warriortree

    warriortree Well-Known Member

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    Some better photos of my schott biker jacket


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  13. avsmusic1

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  14. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    [X-post from "regular" Leather Jacket Thread]

    Alrighty, quick fit pics of the J100 from Aero. Opinions on the fit? Now, this wasn't made according to my personal measurements (MTM) so keep that in mind.

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    @LA Guy , what do you guys think?
     


  15. avsmusic1

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    I think that fit is spot on. It's perfectly neat fitting for the style and I would have trouble imagining a better fit OTR

    Any back fit pics?
     


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