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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. PalomasTicas

    PalomasTicas Member

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    Anybody from Scotland here has visited the Aero factory?
     
  2. Terminator

    Terminator Senior member

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    Also been window shopping Aero for a while now so subscribing to this thread
     
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  3. MarkinNYC

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    the fit is perfect!
     
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    You and me both. Have my eye on the 1920s Work Coat. Saw one in 38 for about 30 seconds on eBay last weekend that had an inside pocket, something I thought wasn't permitted as an option on that jacket. Naturally it disappeared instantly. Love that they've brought out higher armholes & a slimmer fit with the "Premier Range," but dammit I need somewhere to put this smartphone - gimme those inside chest pockets! Interestingly, that eBay jacket had the inside pocket fastened with a loop & button, which might alleviate the horsehide show-thru snaps always cause.

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  5. nicelynice

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    seconding this - let's see some beat-up leathers too!!

    by the way, that Aero FQHH looks perfect...
     
  6. linafelt

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    From another board:

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    Nice! Do you know which of the Aero/Horween horsehides that is? Brown FQHH? Or a super-worn Black?
     
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    I believe it's supposed to be 25 year old black HH.
     
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  9. mildundklar

    mildundklar Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm about to make another leather jacket purchase and you might be able to help me. I'm a pretty lonely guy in Sweden with this particular interest...

    My recent purchase was a RRL Morrow in vegetable tanned calf from Italy. A great jacket, that fits perfect - but it's not it.

    I've always looked at The Real McCoys and their leather work. The 30's style leather jacket with collar, the pockets and the side-adjusters. And The Real McCoys... The feeling is good about it and I like their leather work and this was/is my dreamjacket, The Real McCoys Oklahoma in deerskin.:

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    https://www.superdenim.com/eu/30-s-oklahoma-sports-jacket-deerskin.html

    The pricing is high, but you get what you pay for, right? Hmm, not always, but in this case it seems fine. I didn't pay full retail for my Morrow, thank g*d.

    Here's my question:

    I want a leather jacket that works in Sweden during spring, summer and atumn. Think +3 to +15 degrees. I will layer thin, t-shirt or a casual shirt. But here's the thing. I know what I want - but I don't know what it is... The knowledge and range in Sweden isn't top notch when it comes to leathers and I havn't been able to try any decent leather jackets... I don't need anything bulletproff - since I don't even ride a bike.



    The Real McCoys even have a similar jacket in Shinki FQHH in brown and black. This particular one:

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    https://www.superdenim.com/eu/steinbeck-sports-jacket.html

    What can you guys say and recommend? Will a FQHH be a bit overkill?

    My wallet is thin - but this time I feel like... spare no expense! I just want it right.

    Take care!
     
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  12. mildundklar

    mildundklar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I really appreciate it.

    I'm usually a size M/40/50.
     
  13. linafelt

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    The one I have will be too big for you, but I will include a pic or two so you can see what else might be out there. It's a Goodwear/Himel Bros collaboration, a classic 1930s style "Californian" half belt.

    You should check out the outlet/sale pages of both Aero and Simmons Bilt, which often have nice jackets available. I see right now there is a really nice 1930s (slim cut) Highwayman on the Aero page in size 40 that might fit your needs. And a VERY affordable Arkansas in size 40 on the Simmons Bilt page:

    http://aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv

    http://www.simmonsbilt.com/sale.html


    You could also check out the Classifieds page on the Fedora Lounge, where really nice, slightly used jackets show up quite frequently:

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/forums/classifieds.15/


    Here is my Goodwear, just for info:

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  14. mildundklar

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    Thanx again!

    Short answer, I'm at work...

    I decided to pull the trigger on the black Real McCoys Steinbeck - unfortunately it was not in stock... The brown still is and the brown was my first choice. I'm brown eyed and brown hair and my brown fits my wardrobe best - for now (I have a brown RRL).

    Just put the RRL up buy & sell...
     
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    Right on. It also occurred to me: Not sure how close you are to Copenhagen, but Brund there has a nice Simmons Bilt Roadster in stock:

    https://brund.dk/products/simmons-bilt-roadster-black
     
  16. mildundklar

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    Sweet!

    I'm close to Copenhagen. Gonna look in to that after my shift!
     
  17. hoodog

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    Why not just get an Aero Half-belt or Highwayman?

    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/
     
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    So this is potentially the end result of black dyed CXL FQHH? I'm very intrigued by the black-fade-to-brown phenomenon, though if it takes 25 years I will be on to some other obsession. Noted this Addict version of the black-to-brown; [​IMG] And on a fairly different theme, saw High Large Leathers in the Standard & Strange Instagram feed and I'm taken with this: [​IMG]
     
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  19. nicelynice

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    The Addict Clothes black to brown fades (only on lambskin) happens much quicker - you can likely start to see high-abrasion areas turning color after a season or two of wear. It's quite cool
     
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  20. Foxhound

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    In the process of ordering a board racer. Hanging out lads. Going for Vicenza Russet, like this.
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