A jacket that changed my life

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  1. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Ironically, that A2 is probably now worth several times over the value of the coat for which you swapped it!

    I also wonder, by comparison, whether a rocker's Lewis Corsair would have fared better after a dip in the sea... Impressed your hairdryer survived so well! ;)
     
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  2. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    I met my wife, while wearing a somewhat new to me Schott 689H. Her memories of me before we started dating, were of me in that jacket.

    That first night we met, she grabbed the Schott from the coat check for me and could not believe how heavy it was. It was dubbed the "concrete jacket" after that. I sold it a couple weeks ago because it was always kind of big on me and she was kind of sad to see it go.
     
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  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    You should have let her wear it.
     
  4. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit One of the Regulars

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    Nothing can keep a good woman down, but you can give it a Schott.

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  5. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    I'm not making anymore comments about women wearing leather jackets; the moderators are probably watching me like a hawk on this topic.
     
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  6. DaveProc

    DaveProc A-List Customer

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    A no-name denim chore coat that I bought on clearance from a uniform company. It was to be used for a early 20th century worker living history impression for a museum interpretive program. It led me to this site while conducting material culture research for the project, which rekindled my love for everything early to mid 20th century and a huge drain on my bank account!! :)
     
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  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    It's all very well letting her wear it, but is does tend to get mis-shapen somewhat.
    boobs-leather-jacket.jpg
     
  8. LeFonque

    LeFonque One of the Regulars

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    Jackets that have changed my life. Simple, the next one.
     
  9. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    @GHT, that picture brings back memories. Glad you posted it and not me.
     
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  10. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Best then that I don't post a link to: "Girl on a Motorcycle." One of the leather outfits worn by Marianne Faithfull went under the hammer.
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    The Girl on a Motorcycle/Naked Under Leather, 1968/Marianne Faithfull. Expected price: £4000/£6000. Price realised, £8,125
    Did you buy it Peacoat?
     
  11. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    No, but if I had known about it, I would have. Got a link?

    I have seen some fine pictures of young women on the back of motorcycles, mostly sport and racing bikes.
     
  12. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ha ha
    Maybe something like this only with a jacket i’d say.
    Bowen


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  14. Peacoat

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    Uh, the ones I saw were wearing substantially less than that on the motorcycle—like only a helmet.

    Marianne Faithful was one of my favorites. What a distinctive and beautiful voice. She is still alive and is in good health the last I heard. Don't know if she is still performing though. You Brits had a real winner with her, and a bunch of others as well.
     
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  15. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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  16. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    She still pops up every now and then, guesting on TV shows or sometimes touring with sixties bands. At 72 she's wearing well.
    marianne-faithfull.jpg
     
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  17. Striver

    Striver New in Town

    As Tears Go By .. (drifting a bit from the thread subject... but well worth the drift!).

     
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  18. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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    Sister Morphine is a haunting yet beautiful song. Ry Cooder's slide guitar is just amazing. I'm glad she thrives.
     
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  19. Peacoat

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    Back then she was vey pretty in a petulant way; today she is a mature beautiful. Next time you see her, please tell her I am still a fan.
     
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  20. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit One of the Regulars

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    Let 'em.
     

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