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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by minya, Apr 9, 2006.

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  1. minya

    minya Senior member

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    Visvim Newton II, brown suede

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    Spruce tee, 52/48 cotton/poly blend, flecked kelly green

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    Spruce hoodie, 78/22 blend, flecked tiger purple

    The purple hoodie is by far the nicest hoodie I've ever owned. I don't know if past-season tiger fleece Spruce hoodies were cotton/poly blends, but this one is, and it fits simply incredibly. It's stretchy and squishy, so I can wear it tight yet still breathe normally. I'm gonna buy another.
     
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    Nice buys, minya. Why no love for the Tabasco├é[​IMG]?

    The Visvims and hoodie are especially nice.

    Other than the Styleforum hoodie I ordered, the only things I've bought have been some charcoal grey Chuck Taylor hi-tops and a black cafe racer jacket from Aero that hasn't arrived yet. I'll post pics when it does.
     
  3. minya

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    Nice buys, minya. Why no love for the Tabasco├é[​IMG]?
    Tapatio [​IMG]

    the Visvims are really, really nice. I've always had a lust-on for the Newton 2's but seeing them in person really clinched it. Insanely comfortable, to boot, which is always a plus.
     
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    Niceeeee. Where'd you get the hoodie and the visvims in the t dot?
     
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    The purple hoodie is by far the nicest hoodie I've ever owned. I don't know if past-season tiger fleece Spruce hoodies were cotton/poly blends, but this one is, and it fits simply incredibly. It's stretchy and squishy, so I can wear it tight yet still breathe normally. I'm gonna buy another.


    The F/W 2005-2006 tiger fleeces were 80/20 cotton/poly. Very comfortable. It's hard to get a heathered effect (though doable) on a 100% cotton garment.
     
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    The F/W 2005-2006 tiger fleeces were 80/20 cotton/poly. Very comfortable. It's hard to get a heathered effect (though doable) on a 100% cotton garment.
    Awesome. That's good to know. The stretchiness rocks [​IMG]

    seen: I picked them up at Nomad.
     
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    Nice hoody, how much did it set you back?
     
  8. tangerine

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    Aero jacket arrived today, pics as promised:

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    It can stand up by itself [​IMG] :

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    Gotta go roll down the Jones St. hill, break it in. [​IMG]
     
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    Fuck me, that jacket is beautiful. I'm officially incredibly jealous.
     
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    Tangerine, where'd you get that jacket? Does it come in brown?

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    tangerine Senior member

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    Tangerine, where'd you get that jacket? Does it come in brown?

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    aeroleatherclothing.com

    Yes, they make it in brown.

    Saucemaster, thank you. I am very happy with it.
     
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    Aero jacket arrived today, pics as promised:

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    It can stand up by itself [​IMG] :

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    Gotta go roll down the Jones St. hill, break it in. [​IMG]

    WOW... how heavyweight is the leather? Is it horsehide?

    I was just thinking I would like to get a more wearable cafe jacket. My Vanson (AZ) is still, a year later, very stiff and not too loungeable.
     
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    j, yes it is horsehide, and it is heavy as a mofo. When I first put it on I could barely move. Like a suit of armor.

    It's loosening up a little but I don't think it will be "loungeable" for a while yet. I have never owned a Vanson but I have seen a few and I think this is comparable, if not heavier.

    I think aero does make a lighter (mid-weight) horsehide version, though, as well as steerhide and goatskin versions. I suggest you contact Mark Moye at aeroleatherusa@aol.com, he is the US rep for Aero and he can help you out. He's a good guy.
     
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    j, yes it is horsehide, and it is heavy as a mofo. When I first put it on I could barely move. Like a suit of armor.

    It's loosening up a little but I don't think it will be "loungeable" for a while yet. I have never owned a Vanson but I have seen a few and I think this is comparable, if not heavier.

    I think aero does make a lighter (mid-weight) horsehide version, though, as well as steerhide and goatskin versions. I suggest you contact Mark Moye at aeroleatherusa@aol.com, he is the US rep for Aero and he can help you out. He's a good guy.

    Very nice. I checked out the Aero stuff when I was in Japan and it was amazing. The horsehide was about as thick as mine (competition weight Vanson) but I have a feeling it will take longer to break in as it seemed a lot denser. It was also priced around $1000 for a jacket like yours. [​IMG]

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    BTW, do you ride? Also can you sit down with it zipped up? Mine is cut a bit long in the front and poked me in the junk while I rode until it finally loosened up. I still intend to get the zipper converted to a double zipper so I can unzip the bottom a bit while riding/sitting.
     
  15. minya

    minya Senior member

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    Holy crap that's a nice jacket, tangerine.
     
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    Yes, Aero makes one beautiful jacket. But the horsehide is motorcycle grade and can be uncomfortably stiff even after breaking in. I'd recommend the goatskin as a tough yet wearable skin, unless you are planning to be in a situation in which you might end up skittering your back on pavement.
     
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    ...BTW, do you ride? Also can you sit down with it zipped up? Mine is cut a bit long in the front and poked me in the junk while I rode until it finally loosened up. I still intend to get the zipper converted to a double zipper so I can unzip the bottom a bit while riding/sitting.

    Thanks j. I don't ride. I just like vintage and vintage-styled moto togs. I also have a vintage 70s highway patrol jacket. I used to have some 70s Chippewa engineer boots, I wish I'd kept them. They were pretty beat up though, I wore them for years.

    The Aero jacket is pretty short, so I don't have the problem of the front poking me.

    minya, thanks!
     
  18. rnrswitch

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    I would kill for that jacket... So i better not be seeing you around tangerine or your mine and so is that damn jacket.
     
  19. tangerine

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    ^ either that, or I get your 'Canes. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, thanks.
     
  20. nairb49

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    tangerine-unbelievable

    that leather looks gorgeous, can't imagine how well that is going to age!

    congrats
     
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