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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc mndt, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    you could probably squeeze down one size, although I think it's pretty close as is, but I think what's more off with it is the front length.
     
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  2. jeo

    jeo Practically Family

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    You’re absolutely correct. I meant and should have specified vintage jackets from the 30’s and 40’s.
     
  3. dwilson

    dwilson One of the Regulars

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    Wanted to follow up on this since my shirts arrived. I should clarify however I bought the henley t-shirts (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002362626221.html) not the crew necks.

    Long story short these are the best shirts I've ever seen for $30. If you told me this was made by a Japanese company I would 100% believe you. The cotton is super thick and not slubby. Thickness is about on par with Studio D'Artisan or Samurai and maybe ever so slightly thinner than The Strike Gold (and lacks all the slubbiness of TSG's fabric.) The construction isn't loopwheeled or tube so it has side seams. Side seams never bothered me but I know its a big deal for some. I bought these in China Medium and it fits pretty similar to a on-the-large-size American small. I initially thought it may be a bit too big but after a wash on the hot cycle it shrunk down a bit. Overall I intend on buying more shirts from Red Tornado I'm extremely impressed by the fit, construction, materials and very impressed by the price. Only real con is if you have larger biceps the banding around the arms is a tad tight.
     
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  4. Sonero

    Sonero Practically Family

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    Schott 641 Steerhide/Horshide

    I prefer the HH skin much better but really like the zip out liner of the Steerhide. For those with the removable liner how important is it to you at this point after owning it for awhile ? I don't know why the HH liner isn't removable. Too Bad.
     
  5. Alec Leamas

    Alec Leamas New in Town

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    That is good to know, I have a pair of regular / loose fit Red Tornado jeans and I am very very impressed with them so far. Seen some of their t-shirts online too and may well pick up a few!
     
  6. Pandemic

    Pandemic One Too Many

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    It’s a long shot I know, but my Google-Fu has failed me:

    Does anyone have a lead on a silver/nickel square double-prong center-bar belt buckle for a 2” belt?
     
  7. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda Practically Family

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    I never bought from them before but I looked at their stuff every now and then. If you do buy from this place let us know how was your experience. Thanks.

    https://leathercrafttools.com/item/10475/
     
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  8. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    Anybody bought from Vanson directly recently? Been thinking about the arrow and prices seem very good. Screenshot_20210814_124150_com.android.chrome.jpg
     
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  9. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Yeah, they've lately been having a permanent discount on pretty much all of their jackets, which is really sweet, especially for the Americans. $577 for a Rock'n'Roll is literally nothing, taken into consideration the quality you're getting. IMO, Vanson is one of like three makers right now that are worth the retail price, regardless of how much it is.
     
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  10. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda Practically Family

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    I bought from Vanson directly just month or two ago. It’s best to call them before placing the order to make sure they have your size in stock. They are old school that way. Phone call gets things done much quicker than emails.
     
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  11. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Thought this Vanson looked familiar. Nice looking jacket.

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  12. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    Nothing stacks up to the original.
     
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  13. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Who has had to deal with a Lewis Leather Aviakit Urban Rider?
    Is this also good to wear without the protectors or rather only something for motorcyclists?
    If the dimensions fit, I could get a once worn for 699 EUR.
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  14. Andrew Mier

    Andrew Mier New in Town

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    Hi all,

    I am looking into possibly getting an ELMC Californian jacket secondhand, but I am not quite sure of the fit. I am looking at possibly a 44.

    I am 6’ 3” at around 220lbs. Here are two of my jackets that probably fit me the best. The previous owner of the ELMC jacket let me know that they are 5’ 10” at 175lbs.

    Any thoughts how this jacket may fit me? Should I go for it?
     

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  15. Andrew Mier

    Andrew Mier New in Town

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    Here are pics of the ELMC jacket from owner. 5’ 10” 175 lbs with a size 44
     

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  16. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    I got the measurements of a 46:
    Shoulder 50cm
    Chest 61cm
    Sleeve 68cm
    Hip 58cm

    I therefore think that a 44 is too small.
     
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  17. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    This is me at 178cm and 95kg in a size 46. The sleeves must be well short on a guy your height. Screenshot_20210816_173703_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
  18. Rawky

    Rawky Familiar Face

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    What's the best way to shrink a leather jacket? I got a jacket years ago, which is a little big in the shoulders and long the sleeves.
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Been a long time since Lewis Leathers stopped being biker gear. The armor is soft and intended to be worn off the bike.

    Don't count on it. Water might shrink some types of leather and only a little bit but there are no guarantees that it'll happen, let alone that it will turn out even.
     
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  20. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda Practically Family

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    I have the Lewis MK1 jacket and the padding is just quilted wool. So I assume the one you are looking at is also just soft padding. Also 700 EUR is about £600. A new Lewis custom jacket would cost about £750~800, but you get exactly what you want. To me used at 700 EUR isn't the best value.

    Wash and dry using dryer. But if it's chrome tanned it might not shrink at all, they are tanned to not shrink/change shape much. If veg tan it will shrink for sure, but it's difficult to control how much and where you want it to shrink. A lot of checking and pulling it back to dimension is needed along the way.
     
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