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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ton312, Apr 25, 2018.
Thanks, it's my favorite!
Waiting for the weather to cooperate.
That’s a sweet looking jacket! Though I gotta ask if you’ve done anything to it, besides wearing it? I’ve had mine for 9 months now and have worn it a lot but it doesn’t have anywhere near that amount of patina.
This GW Horween is not the same kind Aero uses. I’m not sure exactly what Horween calls it but it’s not your regular chromexel
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All I have done is work in it, sweat in it, and I live in a "sunny" place
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I believe the Horween that GW uses is significantly lighter. In the 2-2.5oz range. Or at least I feel like I've read that here somewhere.
Not sure about if it's lighter, but it looks much softer and more drapey definitely. I'd say JC's Horween looks like a higher grade Horween.
Horween makes hides of several grades, doesn't it?
I believe the most expensive is shell cordovan due to the small amount of available horse ass from which it’s sourced. As far as the other tiers I’ve not a clue.
That's right, but for instance Aero's Cordovan isn't Shell Cordovan at all, it just names the color in case with Aero.
Anyway, I like Aero's Cordovan too, it's the very nice leather.
Well yes of course. There is not enough material available for a shell cordovan jacket. I believe that’s why the largest piece might be a handbag in shell and more often used for shoes.
Yep, that's right.
I just got a little chuckle out of the notion that JC uses a higher tier of Horween leather. I suppose I’m old fashioned but for me the tried and true CXL shows infinitely more character than the Horween hides I’ve seen JC/GW use. I’m sure I’m missing something...somehow.
Ton, they're both gorgeous. Each one has its own adwantages. Btw, Horween have even more expensive hides in their line. Just look at Hercules of @jonesy86 - that jacket was made of Horween HH too, but that leather looks absolutely different. Horween's line is quite diverse.
I mean, not necessarily Aero's Horween will have the same patina as JC's Horween with the time being.
That's what I mean.
But it'll have different looking patina which will look absolutely gorgeous too, just in a different way a bit.
Each one has its own glory.
Ton, this your Bootlegger which you've bought from @HoosierDaddy looks fabulous, what a leather! You should give many thanks to @HoosierDaddy for this jacket as well as for your Maxwell! They're very nice jackets both, kind of unique.
Indeed. Had I known he was selling I never would’ve ordered a third custom BL. It was exactly this very jacket that gave me the desire to own a Bootlegger at all! The lesson is simple. If you see something you like posted here. Be patient and one day it might be yours. You never know.
I understand you Sir, both jackets - Bootlegger and Stuart - are very nice purchase! (At first I confused your Stuart with Maxwell 'cause those patterns are quite similar, but I mean Stuart of course).
I like how your Bootlegger shows its fabulous play with lots of beautiful undertones under the sunlight.
I posted on reg original sale page of this good wear the guy trying to sell him a Ventura that was 2.5 ounce cxl