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  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Are you sure you want to do that? IMO they look better if they look aged. You can try non gel white Toothpaste with a toothbrush. Don't ever use toothpaste on white leather sneakers though.
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Just tried with Colgate...didn’t work :( They smell better though.
     
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  3. powerserge

    powerserge Familiar Face

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    Saphir Renomat is what I’ve found to work really well on the sneaker sole edges. It’s hard to get them back to how they started but does look better overall
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    RenoMat works to clean the rubber?
     
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  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Try Oxy10 acne cream and then put in the sun. It can gradually oxidates dye stain from stained action figure skin. It is a well known trick to deal with dye transfer from clothing items onto the skin of the figure, but it is a gradual process might take days. People usually apply it and then leave the figure out of sight until the stain magically gone, otherwise if you observe it you might over do it by adding more cream and it will do harm than good.
    https://bd77.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/figure-stain-cleaning/amp/
     
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  6. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    I'm not sure if it's stained too much but I used to use baking soda for my chucks
     
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  7. powerserge

    powerserge Familiar Face

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    Yeah! It’s intended to be as a smooth leather upper cleaner but for whatever reason end ups working well to clean the rubber. One of the many tricks I’ve picked up working as a cobbler
     
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  8. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    I’m getting a jacket made by JL very similar to @Jin431 ’s here:

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    I’m thinking about adding a throat latch on the side opposite to the chest pocket (mine will be reversed - southpaw friendly jacket). Do you think this will be too much/ too fussy?

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    A bit like this but the verticals chest pocket will be on the right and throat latch on the left:

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  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, the vertical chest zipper and Throat tab are too much together. Pick one, or go with horizontal pocket.
     
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  10. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    If you really really want a throat latch, you can ask JL to place a hidden button to secure the latch when not in use. But having both might look a little busy on the chest area and the whole front of the jacket as well
     
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  11. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    I haven’t ruled out both yet, but I am leaning towards just one. But which? Tough decision!
     
  12. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think the vertical zip is pretty cool. Throat tabs can be limiting if you have shirts that also have them.
     
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  13. hughesovka

    hughesovka New in Town

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    Any Aero customers in the US, is it true that you can request that they send your jacket via Parcelforce instead of DHL? I've heard that DHL incurs custom fees every time because they get some kind of kickback, but Parcelforce is a little more on the level.
     
  14. BillC

    BillC New in Town

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    I understand that the pigment finish is intended to wear off or fade reveling the leather underneath. I'm considering a pigment finished dark blue from Field leather. What does the leather look like after the finish begins to fade. I would appreciate pictures of either a black finish or a blue finish. Muchisimas gracias, BillC
     
  15. Jin431

    Jin431 One Too Many

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    The jackets are so new I doubt there will be any jackets that have much wear on them at this time. I do know @Tom71 has a blue one as well as @Robbie79 (who is on a TFL break). @TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead will have the black teacore soon but he still hasn't even received it yet at this time. Good luck
     
  16. Aerielle Max

    Aerielle Max New in Town

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    It is interesting if you can find someone that has what you need.
     
  17. Joshua Holland

    Joshua Holland New in Town

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    Hello, This is my first post since I started reading this forum a little while ago. I don’t have a specific questions, more so looking for any knowledge or insight I may be missing. I have a biker style leather jacket made by a Swedish company called Deadwood. It is nothing special as far as quality and construction, but it fits well, I like the style (kind of like a Lightning 391) and the fact that it’s made of recycled leather. But part of me really wants a high quality jacket that will last a lifetime (and perhaps could even be passed down). I’ve been looking at a number of jackets and have been vacillating between the detail and customization of Field Leathers, the iconic and historic nature of Lewis Leathers, and the style and fit of Japanese brands like Fine Creek. Being tall and slim, I’d likely need some customization for the right fit. Can anyone offer some direction? Thanks!
     
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  18. jeo

    jeo Practically Family

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    Welcome to the lounge.

    If you need customization, Field Leathers might be your best option. Other great options that offer customization are Aero and Johnson Leathers.

    Good luck on your leather jacket journey!
     
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  19. BotanPhotography

    BotanPhotography Familiar Face

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    Does anyone besides for Lost Worlds and Freewheeler do a Leathertogs B style jacket?

    I know Himel does something similar with the Chevalier, but I can’t think of/find any else.
     
  20. jeo

    jeo Practically Family

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    The RMC Buco J-31 is a similar design
     
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