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  1. Geekrobot

    Himel: An Existential Review

    TLDR; I ordered a bespoke Chevalier jacket from Himel Bros. Leather. It took 20 weeks to complete, more than double their estimated lead time of 2 months. The jacket itself is excellent, but their service was not very good, especially at the price they charge. What was supposed to be a...
  2. Maxwell Von Chesapeake

    FS - Thedi Flight Jacket (Brand New)

    Hello Everyone, I posted about this brown/teacore/vegetable-tanned cowhide jacket (Thedi model MTC-1279406) back in September when I first received it from Thurston Brothers, so some of you may have seen it then. This was my dream leather jacket, and I think it's absolutely beautiful, but...
  3. M

    Aero Board Racer - Veg Tan Russet Badalassi leather jacket sz 40 - $500

    SOLD! Thanks everyone! I do still have the size 38 available.
  4. mjunderw00d

    Custom Vanson — any insight?

    Apologies if this info is floating around, but an initial search didn’t uncover anything obvious. I’m between sizes on the Vanson Commando (LeftField and ButterScotch Tri-lab) and am toying with the idea of having modifications made to the fit (on a new jacket order, by Vanson during the...
  5. Bahabp100

    Gail (RIP) from Schott: her thoughts on fit and custom jackets

    Was just reading this on the Schott forum and it seemed interesting enough to post here as well as a tribute to her: Our employees, most have worked for Schott about 20 years before the first Schott Retail store was opened, personally this is my 38th year. It is easy when you have an actual...
  6. Marc mndt

    Full custom Field Leathers Idaho review

    This is going to be a lengthy review but I hope you guys find it worthy to read. I think there is a lot to say about this jacket. Sometimes I just like to see the pictures so let’s start with those first.
  7. E

    Fit check Aero Premier Highwayman

    Aero Premier Highwayman in black CXL fqhh with zipped sleeves. Brass hardware. Bought from the Aero's sale section in order to mainly use as a "fit jacket". How would you improve the fit? I am thinking of adding an inch or so to the sleeves and - maybe - pulling in the waist section a bit. I am...
  8. T

    GoodWear Leather - 1939 Werber A-2 (new)

    So, John is alive. I just received a custom Werber 1939 A-2 from him. For those of you who are curious, I've been on his waiting list since April 2017, when I first started looking at getting a new leather jacket. I ended up ordering an Aero Wayfairer, but John's name was thrown around a lot...
  9. the LS

    Custom Johnson Leather jacket, virtually new, size 40

    Gentlemen - about three years ago I had a jacket custom made at Johnson Leather in San Francisco. In the window I saw a "Japanese Train Engineer" jacket they were selling and combined its details with their standard M-200 motorcycle model, which offered a slimmer and shorter fit. The result...
  10. Feliksas

    Aero Natural CXL HH J-106/KotR/Indian Mix Biker Jacket

    Howdy all, I just got word from Aero that my custom jacket shipped today. I asked them to take some photos before shipping so that I could show you guys: Type: J-106 Size: 38" Leather: Natural CXFQHH Customised: King Of The Road Back (Yoke, and hidden belt) Indian Ranger Throat Latch Brass...
  11. Mr.paRuski


    I thought it might be interesting, if we can have a thread for people to talk about their Kickstarter, if it is related to the forum. Let me introduce my Campaign: I love suspenders and I wear them most of time, but I couldn't find a fair price and good customization options. So, I created...
  12. SimonR

    Motorcycle Jumper ... for info

    Morning Anyone riding motorbikes will know that jumpers sticking out of the bottom of the jacket can be a pain ... but try finding a shorter body length jumper. Lewis Leathers have started doing one but only go up to a small 44" I needed a slightly bigger one but only 25 1/2 " body length to...
  13. TheJuniper

    Leather Jackets in China : Fabric Markets, Taobao, Vintage, and Custom Leather Shops

    I’ve been living and working in China for the last 5 years, and as far as I know, I’m the only person on this forum that posts from China. I figured it might be helpful to share some of my personal experiences regarding the leather jackets I’ve purchased while living here. An honest and accurate...
  14. FedOregon

    The Penman, Dark Moss, 23", 6 point diamond crease beauty

    I am going through my hats and thinning a few out that see little head time. I bought this John Penman, "The Penman," last year 2nd hand from another FL member. I knew it was a tad small and hoped to have it reblocked, etc, but just haven't ended up going that way and wear it only occasionally...
  15. APD

    How is the length of this jacket?

    Hi everyone. Feel free to comment below. But also please answer the Google poll itself, which includes the relevant photos featuring a new Horween steerhide jacket I had made. Thanks! http://goo.gl/forms/VrVCLvQ3r2