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Apparel Annex leather tailors CHP jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Carlos840, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah y'all know how it is. Once the seed is planted. It only grows.
     
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  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Ton. Really; do you ever get tired of "winning?"
    Congrats.
     
  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Ah man I don't consider this one a win. It's nice but just not quite my thing. Good to experience the maker tho. They are nice. If I can find one just a wee bit bit more dialed in to my needs I won't hesitate!
     
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  4. red devil

    red devil Practically Family

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    Wrong, you just need good pesticide :D
    Seriously though, it looks really good and spot on for a riding jacket
     
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  5. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Agreed- looks like a perfect length on the front to me. The back is slightly longer than I would normally opt for in a short jacket, but that's the effect of the beaver tail that this style of riding jacket has by design - if used for its intended purpose, this can make quite a difference in terms of avoiding a draft on your back, especially if you tend to lean over the tank at all. Really nice design; I'd be tempted by one of these. Works well in both colours, too.
     
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  6. marmalademan

    marmalademan One of the Regulars

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    @ton312 that length looks pretty good from here but I can see why with those jeans on you feel like it's shorter than acceptable. Since the jacket was cheap (relatively) why not go the extra mile and splash out on some 50s style jeans that will sit higher up and marry better with the jacket? If this were to become a part of your '50s get up' then its inclusion in your rotation could be justified on these grounds. Lord knows we all spend enough time searching for reasons for our purchases and retentions, and in this case I can't help but feel like you are sitting on a very easy win
     
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  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Man I'm not rocking a six pack...got myself a two pack at and a party ball, so jeans around my belly just aren't that comfortable!
     
  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Oddly, being a bit of a fatty myself, I find the opposite. Even in my early teebs long pre vintage I rejected Lee jeans (then, and until the mid 90s made locally in Northern Ireland) because they were all hipster cut, which I found desperately uncomfortable.
     
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  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    @ton312 , what's funny is that it fits you better than any of my jackets fit me. I mean, I can see why you aren't happy with the fit, it's not the HB but man, if I'd scored a jacket that looked this well on me, I'd keep it.

    Seriously nice jacket, in any case.
     
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  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks man. I don't know how many CHP's I've done literally the exact same thing with for the exact same reason....I don't learn. Or I just keep trying inspite of myself. I dunno.
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Yes, it's time to break the cycle and - as someone said already - just buy yourself some nice jeans with a decently high waist. ;)
     
  12. JMax

    JMax Practically Family

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    As a possible future beneficiary of this "CHP cycle", let's try to keep the status quo.
     
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