Fairly new to the forum and been making my way through all of your insightful posts for the past couple of months. Just wanted to say that I’m so appreciative to have found a place to feel a camaraderie with others who share a common interest/passion/addiction. Years ago I was deeply into fine watches as I hope to be into leather jackets- graduated quickly from my Cartier to IWC to AP. It was never the ownership of these timepieces that fueled my interest in horology but more the history of the brands and specific models. I loved how some pieces would speak to me while others on the forum would find no aesthetic value and vice versa. We all had our own tastes and preferences but ultimately shared this overall hobby that brought us together. I took a break from watches to run a business and have 2 awesome kids. Years passed by and I’ve realized that I need something for myself again. I’ve always loved leather jackets- as early as junior high I had a bomber as soon as Top Gun came out. And it never stopped- no name brands when I was younger to J. Crew/ Polo/Avirex in the nineties to more recently Vanson and Belstaff. However, after stumbling across FL my interest has been taken to a whole new level. The nuances of configurations, differences in leathers and all the different perspectives from all over the world- this is my new spot. I’ve recently picked up a number of pieces from the forum and other spots trying to narrow down my preferences and figure out sizing. The search for the ideal jacket reminds me of the search for the perfect timepiece. It takes patience and a lot of trial and error to find what ultimately speaks to you but when you do, oh man, what a feeling. Sorry for being a bit long winded but genuinely wanted to say thanks for providing a place for me to look forward to every day. My newest piece and fit pics to follow.