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Would be used as a beater
When it comes to leather or indeed any hard-wearing jacket or coat (waxed cotton etc.) (or for that matter boots or denim) - what does it even mean to call something a 'beater'? All of these things are meant to be able to take the hard knocks, that's the way these kinds of clothes develop character - and the better quality the thing is the more it will be able to take it. If what you really mean is just 'cheap', and you have (or want) some more expensive leather that you are going to baby and keep wrapped up in your closet and only wear when there's no chance of anything happening, then don't buy the cheap thing at all, just buy the quality thing and wear the crap out of it; take care of it, sure, but wear it as it's supposed to be worn.
 

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I think they mean B team, second string, junior varsity, not ready for prime time.

(I still don’t know if any of those will translate into British)
 

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Flyingmonkey: Thanks for the input, i agree on what your saying. But i guess i'm not that sentimental when it comes to clothes, but was when younger. I just wanted an opinion on the look of the jacket. I like the brand - John Varvatos - and thought it could be a possible diy dye project for the future.
 

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One thing that makes a beater a beater is you don’t feel you have to be precious with it. You won’t abuse it (too much), but you’ll just enjoy regular, enthusiastic use without worrying if you’ll ruin it.

Agreed?



When it comes to leather or indeed any hard-wearing jacket or coat (waxed cotton etc.) (or for that matter boots or denim) - what does it even mean to call something a 'beater'? All of these things are meant to be able to take the hard knocks, that's the way these kinds of clothes develop character - and the better quality the thing is the more it will be able to take it. If what you really mean is just 'cheap', and you have (or want) some more expensive leather that you are going to baby and keep wrapped up in your closet and only wear when there's no chance of anything happening, then don't buy the cheap thing at all, just buy the quality thing and wear the crap out of it; take care of it, sure, but wear it as it's supposed to be worn.
 

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“what does it even mean to call something a 'beater...”

something you can beat on and not care if it gets destroyed.
 

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Beige/white stripe linen blazer

Not sure how well it works as an odd jacket - what color pants could I pair it with? Not sure the dark navy in the pic above works?
 
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“what does it even mean to call something a 'beater...”

something you can beat on and not care if it gets destroyed.
Obviously I know what 'beater' means, literally. The question I was asking was a little bit (not much, but a little bit) deeper than that, more about how we wear clothes and what we think they are for.
 
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Been looking at this for a while... should I?
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45r @ 70% off, but still over $200
 

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