theory motorcycle jacket?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Joel_Cairo, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

    Messages:
    25,855
    Likes Received:
    10,378
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    If you're talking about the one at the Filene's Basement in NYC, DEFINITELY skip it. Theory's pricing is borderline insulting.

    Dan


    Yeah but on sale some pieces are quite nice IMHO.
     
  2. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

    Messages:
    5,589
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Yeah but on sale some pieces are quite nice IMHO.

    That was my feeling. I might wait around a couple weeks and see if Filenes Basement "automatic markedown" brings it under $200 at any point. I found a pretty good pic. Its like this, but thinner leather (As its not supposed to provide any padding, just look cool). I liked the nice floppiness of the chest/collar/lapel whatever. Anyway, a Brando-look for under $200 sounds pretty good to me.
     
  3. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Senior member

    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Style Newbie
    First im assuming you ride. Motorcycle jackets are made to take a beating. First i'd make sure it can take the abrasion of sliding on concrete, than it has the propper armor for a crash. Than next, how it looks. If you don't ride, than by all means go for looks alone.
     
  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I'm going to assume you don't ride. If you did, you wouldn't want to ride in that, it's too thin. I'm also going to assume you are not actually one of the Ramones or a member of Guitarwolf. If I am right, I would suggest you not get a jacket in the Perfecto style (zippers and snaps and buckles, etc). I ride a motorcycle every day and I would still not get a jacket in that style.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but...

    [​IMG]

    No offense intended.
     
  5. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,790
    Likes Received:
    794
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Monaco
    J,

    As I'm sure you know, Theory is definitely one of the brands of choice for Leather-daddies everywhere. [​IMG]

    John
     
  6. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location:
    bay area
    Not a fan of the distressing. I like to break my leather in just like my denim.

    It'd take a lifetime to get leather distressed like that wouldn't it?
     
  7. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

    Messages:
    5,589
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    [​IMG]

    sounds like a pass... thanks guys!
     
  8. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location:
    bay area
    sounds like a pass... thanks guys!

    Well I like it, and (I'm unaware of it's quality/fit in person) but if you like everything about it I'd say go for it at $500. Just because you can get "better leather" or "better name" doesn't mean those will look as good on you which is most important.
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    I intend to search your office.

    Peter Lorre was excellent.
     
  10. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    If you want something similar but less... [​IMG] , look into cafe style jackets. Those are the very short cut ones with the short mandarin snap collar and very plain front. The Schott 141 is probably the most common, and Vanson makes a couple models in that style, along with all the moto companies and many other more fashion oriented brands. If you get a "real" one, check that the one you get has side hand pockets, as it is a bit awkward not to have them. If you go with Vanson, I do not suggest getting their heavyweight leather. I ride in one of those and it is not comfortable for lounging around in.

    [​IMG]
    (Schott 141)
     
  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    [​IMG]

    What's that emoticon? It looks like someone with a dirty sanchez wearing a newspaper hat
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    What's that emoticon? It looks like someone with a dirty sanchez wearing a newspaper hat
    A bear.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,798
    Likes Received:
    11,876
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Vanson has a "Metropolitan" line designed for non-biking purposes (i.e. not super heavy leather) but is quite durable nonetheless, and feels the way a leather jacket is supposed to feel - substantial. It is a little more expensive than their regular jackets, and designed to cater to the fashion demographic, so you can get interesting colors like distressed polished oxblood, that I've never seen any real bikers wear. But, you're wearing the jacket for fashion, right?
     
  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    A bear.

    it kinda looks like a Frenchman as well.
     
  15. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,790
    Likes Received:
    794
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Monaco
    It's a bear? I thought it was a leather daddy. Or are they synonymous?

    John
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by