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Leather Trucker Levi's / Lee / Type-whatever jackets!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    It was the ice cream?
  2. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    This one is seriously nice. Proportions look great!
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  3. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

    They were kind of tacky random MC patches. Like the Vanson House model B but tacky. The dream was somewhere in Japan.
  4. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    Actually looks kinda nice, if not confused. Biker, Fighter, or Trucker? Fashion! We are the goon squad and we're coming to townl beep beep.


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    None of the gangs in Oakland are wearing this, this season. :)
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  5. I'm guessing the name sounds better - or maybe has different connotations - in French. The badge eyelets on the left breast pocket flap are what suggests a police jacket to me. Nice design either way; I like what I've seen of Helstons.
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  7. I remember GoodWear sending me a “sample” leather jacket to check the material &
    determine if this is what I really wanted.
    I thought that was pretty cool of Jim Chapman.
  8. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    The Helston Cannonball Leather Rag Black is interesting looking and on sale 49% off for $332.

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    Not much information on sizing, information on what kind of leather, or many pictures on their web page.


    Anyone know more?

  9. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    But we at the lounge call him JC, but not the one who walked on water.
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  10. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    Just kidding :)
  11. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    Anyone seen any old GAP leather trucker "jean" jackets? Couple on the bay, not much info on type of leather, or what the tag sizes actually measures. Just looking for a beater at this point.

  12. Can't comment on sizing as I've never tried one on. Helstons make good stuff, though - I'm told they're a huge name in France, on par with Lewis in the UK as a classic bike gear company, though their style is more 'modern classic'.

    I rather like the CB myself; I've been considering the RAW denim version for the Summer, but the leather one I see on discount sales a lot at present (I'm guessing it has sold less well - I don't seem to see the denim on sale). It does appeal to me, even though I'm not normally a fan of leather jean-jackets.

    Unique to the Helstons Cannonball is that the windflap studs fasten it beside, not over, the zip. Afaik, the idea behind this is so that the rider can easily on the go (and with gloves) slide the zip up and down, allowing ventilation to flow through between the buttons, but easily closed up again at the next lights.....

    Recently a friend had on what looked like a really nice jacket in the vein of something like a Lewis Corsair or an Aero Original 59er Highwayman. Turned out to be one of those GAP leathers from about twenty years ago. Wasn't quite on the level of Aero, Lewis et al, but still very acceptable - say if Wested made a Highwayman from a mid-weight cowhide. Certainly a jacket I'd wear, and ideal as a 'beater' too.
  13. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

    I pulled a GAP suede trucker jacket off ebay a while back. It was a total piece of garbage...ended up sending it back.
  14. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    I have a Gap denim trucker with fur. It's decent but too long. But I still wear it a lot...
  15. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    Got home from work and look what was sitting on my doorstep.

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  16. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Practically Family

    Technovox put it up on the thread Monday afternoon. Gave me a great deal on it. Didn't have time to drive over the bridge to pick it up. He popped it in the mail, and Wednesday, I have a vintage orange label bit E, in beautiful condition. My first suede jacket. I think it was built for me.
    I think it's pretty cool.

    Thanks man.
  17. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 One Too Many

    Here is my new, humble Lee reversible trucker jacket. I had not seen a Lee in leather. This must be 70s with the teardrop Talon pocket zippers.



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  18. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    It's a really cool jacket, Terry! The wear on both sides is spectacle in itself but that's the true natural hide for ya. I love it how the pocket stitches on one side are decoration on another. Literally two jackets. They couldn't think of that one anymore... I'm glad it was the thread that made this one happen! :D
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