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  1. barnabus

    Do try this at home: leather jacket repair tips

    Ah, fair enough. I'll leave it up for sale then.
  2. barnabus

    Do try this at home: leather jacket repair tips

    Idle thought. We see plenty of pictures here of amazing looking jackets, like Thedis or some of the Japanese makers, where we say the jacket has been "washed" or "tumbled" to achieve the wavy, wobbly, broken-in look. Does anybody know what those processes actually are? I've washed plenty of...
  3. barnabus

    How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

    If the Brooks is a true 38 rather than a vintage 38 then please keep me in mind @handymike (if it's the Brooks that goes!)
  4. barnabus

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Right. I've been for a lovely ride this afternoon, first time wearing a new riding jacket. It's a DXR Vinz, which is obviously not a maker of any interest to the retro crew, but the subtle cross zip styling is lovely. CE rated, and in these pictures I've replaced the supplied armour with some...
  5. barnabus

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    I almost bought a pair of these last week. They look like incredible value. I've held off though, for now...
  6. barnabus

    What do you think of this New Flat Head Leather Jacket

    I'm much the same. Almost everybody makes a nice simple CR and how it fits is the only real distinguisher. To much research leads to paralysis, and like @MrProper says, dissatisfaction.
  7. barnabus

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    No jacket for me at the moment as the UK is experiencing the first full-blown heat wave of the year. A simple t shirt is absolutely enough. Infuriating, as I've just finally got a cross zip riding jacket that fits and I love, and I don't want to just use it for riding.
  8. barnabus

    Chipie leather jacket

    As @Monitor says, brands often include a heritage year in their brand name. You only have to look at Gap 1969. Those aren't clothes made in 1969.
  9. barnabus

    Things you want but cannot justify buying...

    I'm the same, except a number 2 buzz has been my default since 1994 (because I'm old). I haven't paid for a haircut since then. Goodness knows how much money I've saved (to waste on extravagances).
  10. barnabus

    How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

    Chipie was (is?) a Euro fashion brand that was big in the 80s/90s iirc.
  11. barnabus

    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    Are those proportions out for a Brooks then? I'm not familiar enough to know.
  12. barnabus

    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    Tidy Brooks. I've been watching this on eBay and it's ended unsold the last couple of goes. Might be a deal to be made? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165474354895?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=4HYMDmZsRg2&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=NNo6_JmMRci&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  13. barnabus

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    Haha. Even Shawn is messaging me to specify dimensions and not take a standard size.
  14. barnabus

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    That looks much less red than I expected. Surprising!
  15. barnabus

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    So my next question is how on earth the 5* sizing works. I'm currently swooning over the 1930s half belt, which is (I think?) what @ton312 just had, and I'm losing confidence poring over the sizing charts. I'm a 39 chest and it like a trim fit. What on earth do I want?
  16. barnabus

    Notions about fit

    By way of whatever, here's a photo I took just now when I got in from a no-reason-but-the-sun's-shining ride. This is my all season armoured riding jacket, from Merlin in oxblood cow. I bought it in a 40 to give me layering room on my 39" chest measurement. I always used to think I should have...
  17. barnabus

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    Awesome, thanks @MrProper ! Seal looks much nicer in your pictures than on the 5* website. Which is what I was hoping.
  18. barnabus

    Five Star Leather Jackets

    I'm certain this will have been asked before but my search-fu is weak today. Has anyone got photos that clearly show the real life difference in appearance between the seal brown and russet brown steer?
  19. barnabus

    Women's leather jackets

    Looks like All Saints.
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