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Who makes the best leather jackets???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nighttrain7404, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I just took a look at Schott. The vintage motorcycle jacket 585 looks terrific. A completely different look, though. I'd wear it out to any bar, free from fear that I'd carry some remnants of the evening home with me. I also happen to ride, so maybe I'll have to look into it more closely...

    I own in Brown he Classic Schott Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket
    It gets better with use. Love it.
     


  2. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    duplication
     


  3. jeansandtshirt

    jeansandtshirt Senior member

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    Check out Langlitz if you want the "best" in motorcycle, or biker, leather. Vanson is great too in that genre.
     


  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    . A friend of mine mentioned there's a hugh difference between french made and italian made leather. Not sure how true that is.
    There are a few French tanneries that are judged to produce the finest skins on the market, especially sheepskin and exotics. Hermes owns or has interests in a couple of these tanneries. This insures that they have pick of the best skins before they are sold to the rest of the industry. Seraphin, which is controlled by Hermes, makes for Hermes and other top houses.
     


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    Tomasso Senior member

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    Dupe
     


  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Don't ask me. All of the leather jackets that I have purchased make me look like an off duty cop from the 70s. I need leather jacket remediation.


    those are the best kinds of leather jackets!

    i have an old guess leather jacket that does the same to me.

    i like that look, rugged, a little threatening, i dont know, it appeals to me. no one messes with me when i got that jacket on.

    i dont like the metrosexual kind or the ones you wear to nightclubs. not my style.
     


  7. nighttrain7404

    nighttrain7404 Senior member

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    Thanks for all your input.

    Wow I didn't hear any input from anyone regarding Andrew Marc...I guess it's too mass produced to warrant a response.

    I zegna, magli, Baldissarini, all italian.
    I understand that that Hermes has control of the tanneries..but maybe I have an untrained hand and couldn't tell the better quality of the Hermes compared to the zegna jackets I had. at least how it could be 7500 for the hermes and 2500 for the zegna. It didn't feel more superior by 5000.

    Of course value is subjective and market/brand driven..I understand that.
     


  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    definitely Wilson's Leather Experts do not have the best leather jackets.
     


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    nighttrain7404 Senior member

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    those are the best kinds of leather jackets!

    i have an old guess leather jacket that does the same to me.

    i like that look, rugged, a little threatening, i dont know, it appeals to me. no one messes with me when i got that jacket on.

    i dont like the metrosexual kind or the ones you wear to nightclubs. not my style.



    I'm with you in a sense. I got both kinds of jackets. I actually have a brand called "james dean." It's a rugged sanded leather jacket that makes you look tough when you wear it..but I still get that 70s/80s look hehe.

    I also have the metro ones too. But they are a bit delicate and you have to be careful w/them
     


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    nighttrain7404 Senior member

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    definitely Wilson's Leather Experts do not have the best leather jackets.

    Is Wilson's even leather? =)
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Is Wilson's even leather? =)

    funny but i am always suspicious in businesses who put the word "experts" in their name
     


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    Wilsons Leather Experts is a Mall store. I do not expect Mall stores to be experts in anything, expect maybe monthly rent.
     


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    nighttrain7404 Senior member

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    Any Andrew Marc comments? Bueller?
     


  14. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Your Zegna's were made by Longhi, which is my favorite maker of leather outerwear. Zegna owns Longhi, as of a couple of years ago.

    Andrew Marc - some of them are good jackets, and can be an excellent value at discount. Others are junk.
     


  15. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Lad musician or Carpe Diem, Rick Owens is pretty good too. Another interesting option is the classic Margiela leather jacket. You look like a 19 y/o rock star and are at most a 38/48 , right? If that's not the case any geriatric model/brand should be okay [​IMG] Sincerely it's either rockstarish or classic and if you're at the classic stage I can't help you much, just try to avoid compromising between these two extremes or you'll end up looking like that balding guy at the bar desesperately trying to hide his bald spot.
     


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