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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    I re-read the posts in this thread. I was clearly out-of-line. I misinterpreted @ton312 's posts and saw things that were not there. I apologize to @ton312 for my inappropriate comments. I also apologize to @dudewuttheheck for wreaking havoc on his thread. Congrats on your great looking Vanson...
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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    For those seeking maximum protection in a motorcycle accident, your logic is infallible. For those who could care less how well their jacket endures a motorcycle accident, your logic is uncompelling. Both the FW jacket and the Vanson will last a lifetime, or the better part of it. The...
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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    There are two fundamentally different questions: 1. What jacket is best for a particular person; and 2. What jacket is better quality irrespective of fit on a particular person. When answering the first question, fit is the paramount consideration. If a jacket is made out of the finest...
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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    I also agreed that the Vanson looks better on Jake. However, you went further and, based on Jake's fit, you proclaimed the Vanson superior from a quality perspective. I don't see the majority of posters agreeing with your false logic that Jake's fit equates to superior quality. To the...
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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    You have drank too much of your own Kool-Aid if you genuinely believe that "the Vanson is more beautiful in every respect." Frankly, it isn't even close. Fit aside (which is customer dependent), the FW jacket is exponentially better looking and better quality. Even Jake, who much prefers the...
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    Freewheelers vs. The Real McCoys vs. Vanson Cross Zip Jackets

    Respectfully, you are (intentionally) confusing fit with quality, and improperly using the fit of the Vanson as the basis to denigrate the quality of the FW/RMC. To make matters worse, you are yet again employing ad hominem characterizations to supplement your non sequitur. If Jake was taller...
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    The chopped bits are a strange design element that diminishes the jacket.
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    Can a older men wear a motor( double rider) jacket As a fashion jacket?

    Interesting that, at the time I am posting this, there are five "no" votes in the poll; yet, every written response is a definitive "yes." IMHO, it depends. Certain people rock cross-zips regardless of their age. And, certain people look out-of-place in a cross-zip regardless of their age. I...
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    The above-comments about "Shinki" leather are well taken. Referring to "Shinki" leather is arguably no different than referring to "Horween" or "Victoria" leather. Moreover, my observation about weight and pliability is not consistently accurate. My first few jackets made from Shinki HH (from...
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    I have been accused of misreading posts and unjustifiably criticizing the poster based on my misinterpretation. Therefore, I will endeavor to navigate the foregoing comment more deftly. The notion of a "prestige" group on TFL strikes me as transparently pejorative. Am I mistaken? What am I...
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    My experience is very different. The Mulholland is the one and only FW leather jacket that fits me well. Boxy it is not. To the contrary, the taper is so severe that it hugs my waist tighter than any other leather jacket I own. From what I have read, the problem many have with the Mulholland...
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    I continue to exalt Shinki simply because it is a high quality HH that hits my personal sweet spot in terms of weight, pliability, and drape. That said, Shinki has not cornered the market on high quality HH. To the contrary, there are many outstanding HHs, including from Italian tanneries...
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    The Background . . .

    I always chuckle when someone posts a photo of a great jacket taken by way of a filthy mirror. Take 10 seconds and clean the mirror. The photo will be exponentially better.
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    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    I have tried on many FCL jackets and most fit me horribly. The shoulder/chest/length ratios usually do not work for me. The Tyler was the rare exception. Its a shame because I like several of their other designs (including the new Jack), but the dimensions/fit don't work. Thus, I understand...
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    The Background . . .

    ^ great photo. My parents briefly lived in Delft during the early 60s

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