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    Do you guys wear leather jackets at home?

    Of course I wear jackets in the house. Usually with a worn out pair of gym shorts and an oversized t shirt. Wife and kids are used to it. They think its whacked out, but they're used to it.
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    Custom Langlitz experiences?

    I have a brown Cascade that dates from the 70s or 80s and I agree that it's not the most thrilling leather. I live near Portland and have been to Langlitz once to have a repair done and a couple other times to drool on the jackets they have on the rack, both new and used. (They have lots.) I...
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    Will old leather stretch

    50 year old stitching might or might not hold up to an aggressive stretching procedure. Dryish leather can shred too if pulled too hard. I would move the jacket on and get something that fits properly. My experience has been that you will get less than 1/2 a size even with an involved stretching...
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    Fit check on Schott Jacket

    Not a perfect fit, but not at all bad, either. I'd buy it. Don't cut things off your jacket. Repeat...do not cut things off your jacket. Ever.
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    Wind Flap Removal

    Take some time to think about it. While you are doing that search out a tailor that specializes in leather. I can't emphasize that enough. If you go to a standard tailor, I think you will really regret it. Leather is a different kind of a thing. I generally leave my jackets as they were...
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    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    Yeah, it's more than a scuff,more like a gank. Still, the rest of the jacket looks pretty nice. I have this same jacket in brown, but I hardly ever wear it. I see these as real rider's jackets. They look great when they're zipped up, but kinda goofy when unzipped. I have never had a street...
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    How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

    Virtually identical pattern jacket as your checkered lined Wrangler above is made by Lee. (Not positive, but I think Lee invented that pattern). New Lee stuff made...god knows where, older stuff US made. I'm considering buying a new, unlined Wrangler jacket similar to yours. Apparently the...
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    Just Leather jackets -

    Nice looking jacket. I looked at this one but came to the conclusion that it was going to be a tad too large on me. I've never handled a Just Leather, (just drooled over them on ebay), but they appear to be pretty decent quality, similar to Branded Garments as was pointed out above. The older...
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    Leather jacket questions.

    Agreed, I have seen several similar, if not the same, jackets on ebay. Never a mfg tag left. Looks like a heavy, reasonably decent quality Pakistani copy of a Branded Garments to me.
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    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    Hahahahahaha! This post is definitely a find and a deal! Funniest thing I've read in a while. Stuff like this is guaranteed to pull me out of a depressive funk. Please keep it up.
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    Your Best Leather Jacket Deals of 2021 for $200 or Less

    Label just reads "Made of genuine steerhide" and has a steer's head right in the middle. No tags in the pockets, no hang chain like Fidelity, wrong stitching on the lining for Fidelity too. Leather is quite thick and grainy without any of the plastic-like feel to it like the later Sears stuff...
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    Your Best Leather Jacket Deals of 2021 for $200 or Less

    After thinking about it for a few moments, I realized that I've never paid $200 for any jacket I own, (about two dozen). I think the highest was $169 for a heavy crosszip I just had to have. The hunt for the great deal is a big part of this hobby for me.
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    Your Best Leather Jacket Deals of 2021 for $200 or Less

    Picked up for $30 right around the corner from my house. No idea of the brand, but old. Really nice and fits like it was a custom for me.
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    What is the Grail worth? Nothing? Everything?

    Well Said. If the jacket fit me nicely and it was in good enough shape to wear on a regular basis, I would probably keep it. The monetary value doesn't really crown it for me above all else. I also collect, sometimes refurbish, and fish with vintage rods and reels. Some of them are monetarily...
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    Wearing a Vanson CHP with belt or without

    If you tend to wear your jacket zipped up most of the time, I think the belt finishes the look, as you pointed out. If you usually wear it unzipped (as I do with my Branded chp's), I think the undone belt looks sloppy and is always in the way or falling out. The belts to mine are rolled up on...
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    What do you know about Champlain leathers?

    I have two Champlain jackets and they are among my favorites, very comfortable. If you buy one online, get the measurements first to be on the safe side as their tag sizes can be kinda goofy.
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    What is your cleaning procedure for a “new” secondhand jacket?

    I use a solution of about 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water in a bowl. Take a clean cotton rag like an old white t shirt and wipe the jacket down with it using liberal amounts of the mix but do not soak. Wipe a small area in an out of the way place first to make sure its not going strip the finish...
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    New old Buco J22 pics

    If the jacket brings you happiness, keep it, wear it, enjoy it. By all means, discuss it's merits, it's flaws, it's history, but in the end...it's real value to you is to bring you joy.
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    Do try this at home: leather jacket repair tips

    I have a nice Branded Garments perfecto style in a 44 which for some reason is more like a 42 in the chest. Maybe a custom. Fit great everywhere else. Almost mint condition. I really wanted another 1/2" in the chest and shoulders. I took one of those large inflatable exercise balls and put it in...
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    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    For an interesting reading experience, try Hunter S. Thompson's "Hell's Angels" book. He rode around with them for a while back in the 60s and ended up almost being murdered by several members who got annoyed at him. What would pertain to this thread, however, is the pictures you can find online...

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