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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Newo

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    Honestly the fit is great, but that splotching is a nuisance. You may just want to resoak it in hot water to move some of the oil around. This time try the shower, though, and not a washing machine.
     
  2. sleepless

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    ... whhhhhhhy would you wash and dry leather??? you removed the finish (protection) and then dried it out. It's skin, not cotton.:facepalm:
     
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    Is it weird that I don't think it looks that bad all splotchy like that?
     
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  4. Big Pun

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    ^^That didn't harm the jacket, and made it fit a lot better. Should've stopped before I used the oil though, haha.
     
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  5. dieworkwear

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    I hesitate to offer this as real advice - as it seems pretty dubious to me - but a member on here once applied shoe polish to his MMM 5-zip. The thing was all splotchy and ugly at first, and he put black shoe cream on it and evened out the color. It's in the thread about "best leather jacket you've ever seen."

    Personally, I think you should consult a leather expert first before doing anything, but maybe the above is helpful to you.
     
  6. 13k

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    The post you are referencing
     
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  7. skeen7908

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    I think it looks cool n the photos.

    Great post great pictures thanks
     
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    Just put a ton of Lexol on it and even out the color. Put it in a warm area and the splotches of oil will even out. Time will solve the problem. Last thing you wanna do it experiment with dyes and other heavy conditioners.
     
  9. reedobandito

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    So my MDR has been always maybe an inch short in the arms/body on me (which isn't too big a deal, I'm not one of those obsessive types), but I've recently noticed how much shorter the back rides than the front, like maybe 2" shorter...Is this normal with a ton (over a year) of hard wear?

    Part of me wants to just buy a 2013 DR in calfskin 46 w/ 48 lengths w/ gunmetal zips but that's crazy talk
     
  10. LA Guy

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    Just use leather oil and coat the whole thing evenly with a proper brush. It will take a few hours, but you can get the entire jacket with a nice deep, even, color.

    As for washing leather - it's a pretty common way for people to break in their motorcycle jackets. I actually did it with my FQHH TOJ, and it looks great.
     
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  11. Big Pun

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    ^Should I just use my Obenauf's? I just basically wiped it on using the attached applicator, need a proper brush. Is there a different oil you'd recommend Fok?
     
  12. LA Guy

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    I just use Obenauf's leather oil. You need to have an even amount all the time. It looks like you started off strong, but then sorta ran dry - and then kept on repeating that for the entire jacket. Make sure to really massage it in. Use a cloth to work it into the the leather evenly as you apply it. There is no short cut - you are going to have to schedule a couple of hours to do it, and then possibly do it again, making sure to keep the leather warm at all times so that it can absorb the oil, which should also be warm.
     
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  14. Raindrop

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    ..I think it looks pretty good..
     
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    Do they still make the fishtail parka, anybody have one they want to sell? xs or s maybe m
     
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    Just put in an order for a black glazed goat A2. I wish fishtails were still being sold too :(
     
  17. ceoceo

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    I know I wasn't the only one waiting for Peacoat and fishtail 2.0.. :violin:
     
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  18. hspoffordiii

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    Unglazed dark grey goat 4-zip moto arrived today. The leather is absolutely amazing, feels really different to the lamb more abrasion resistant but quite a bit lighter.
    The unglazed goat still has a little bit of sheen to it so it makes me wonder quite how shiny the goat is in person.
    Shipping was insanely fast, arrived in 3 days to the UK.
    Will try and get pics up later.

    Any pics yet? Seriously thinking about the dark grey unglazed goat for an order...
     
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  20. Find Finn

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    The secret parka prototype. :embar:
     
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