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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackplatano, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. blackplatano

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    Every leather jacket one likes is inherently too expensive. I'd go to the nearest big city and hit up a vintage or resale shop. They usually have a bunch (and the old ones seem to always fit better) in the 100-200 dollar range.
     


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    I'm assuming he wants something more "designed" than a standard cafe racer, which a well fitting one can be bought for under $50 on ebay, or a new one from Vanson or Schott.

    the search for the *right* leather jacket is elusive unless you have $$$ to spend
     


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    I cringe to recommend Urban Outfitters, but their stores tend to carry a bunch of marked up vintage leather jackets. They're 3-4x the price you'd find in thrift stores, but it's usually a well-edited selection, and I assume they're cleaned.

    I've tried a few, but I can't pull off jackets that slim. I always end up looking like David Brent.
    [​IMG]
     


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    I'm assuming he wants something more "designed" than a standard cafe racer, which a well fitting one can be bought for under $50 on ebay, or a new one from Vanson or Schott.

    the search for the *right* leather jacket is elusive unless you have $$$ to spend

    Are the Schott jackets made pretty slim?
     


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    I dont know firsthand. Cafe racers are supposed to be worn tight so you'd think so.
     


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    the Schott quality seems a bit....er...

    generally I believe YGWYPF.
     


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    Best bang for the buck if you want a "real" motorcycle leather jacket is Vanson, IMO. I just bought their Comet. They fit tightly like a true motorcycle jacket should fit and they're fairly reasonably priced. I'm roughly a 42 suit and the size 44 I bought is snug. Horsehide is the best way to go, just INCREDIBLY stiff and they take years to break in.
     


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    the Schott quality seems a bit....er...

    generally I believe YGWYPF.

    I hardly think Schott's quality is sub par. Many people still own jackets they bought in the 70's.
     


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    Yeah, I thought Schott's quality was pretty well regarded. They seem to make a tough jacket, designed to protect you somewhat if you are flung from your bike.
     


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    I'm assuming he wants something more "designed" than a standard cafe racer, which a well fitting one can be bought for under $50 on ebay, or a new one from Vanson or Schott.

    the search for the *right* leather jacket is elusive unless you have $$$ to spend



    A $50 cafe racer sounds sweet, as long as it's funtional. I checked ebay and the ones i saw were full of holes etc. How often does a good one come along?

    I check the vanson comet, it looks good but aren't there better options for $500+?


    http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/landing?id=content_4263

    Theres some nice ones there ^^^ espeacially like the first one (armani) and the diesel.
     


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    A $50 cafe racer sounds sweet, as long as it's funtional. I checked ebay and the ones i saw were full of holes etc. How often does a good one come along?

    I check the vanson comet, it looks good but aren't there better options for $500+?


    http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/landing?id=content_4263

    Theres some nice ones there ^^^ espeacially like the first one (armani) and the diesel.

    I lucked out and found my Vanson Comet for $300 on e-bay, new. I believe retail is $399. The horsehide ones are over $500. It is extremely hard to find Vanson under retail because they're priced at what they're worth, not marked up outrageously like the designer stuff. Unless you actually ride, the Vanson stuff is pretty uncomfortable for streetwear.
     


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    I lucked out and found my Vanson Comet for $300 on e-bay, new. I believe retail is $399. The horsehide ones are over $500. It is extremely hard to find Vanson under retail because they're priced at what they're worth, not marked up outrageously like the designer stuff. Unless you actually ride, the Vanson stuff is pretty uncomfortable for streetwear.

    Vanson actually has a "Metropolitan" line, which are their riders jackets redesigned for streetwear. The leather is still super tough, but much lighter than the originals, and also has more refined finishes and trims. Prices are in the $400-$600 range, I think.
     


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