Buco J-100

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Wdawg, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Wdawg

    Wdawg Familiar Face

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    You guys will all know that leather jackets are not exactly a profitable hobby. I've spent way more than I'd like to find out chasing eBay jackets etc.

    That karmic record got paid back in full when I saw this jacket come up for £60 BIN.

    No liner, no tag but it's gotta be that holy grail.

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    When it arrived it was dry as hell, slightly flaky in places but it's amazing how much difference a coat of conditioner makes and this jacket has loads of life left. That being said, it is need of some patching up.

    There is a hole in the chest where a small section has worn paper thin, the binding on one sleeve has rotted through and the thread has deteriorated in a few places.

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    And amazingly enough, this thing actually fits.

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    So what do you guys think? Definitely a Buco right?

    Worth the probably costly repair job or try to flip? Does Aero repair jackets other than theirs because they'd be my first choice.

    Either way, I'm stoked about scoring it. Probably should give up on the Bay now and quit while I'm slightly less behind
     
  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    That certainly looks like a Buco. From the photos I can’t imagine it would be anything but a Buco. Too bad the snap at the collar isn’t one of the embossed with Buco type. That would’ve answered your question without a doubt. I would repair it and wear it.
    It’ll be hard to flip it for the $1k they can reach without a liner and tag. And for what you paid (and the fit you have) even harder to replace.
     
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  3. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Keep. A huge win. Worth repairing and wearing.
    Looks good on you.
    It has all the elements of a Buco.
    Congrats!!
    How long was it on auction before you snagged it?
    Great score.
     
  4. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    Yeah, nice fit!
     
  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Great score!
     
  6. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looks great and what a price!

    I’d keep it as you would probably struggle getting a decent price with no tag.
     
  7. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    And yes, you can send it to repair and restore to Aero, they already did a god job with 2 of my vintage jackets.
    Great score and undoubtely a Buco J100
    Keep it! Or sell it to me for the price you bought it ;-)
     
  8. Justhandguns

    Justhandguns Practically Family

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    It certainly looks exactly like the J100. 60quids is a bargain!
     

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