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navetsea

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This is the natural position for the jacket and you can feel it when you put it on.
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yeah, you don't need action back. totally understand the fit, 2 of mine were setup like that (at least tried to) and it gives enough mobility to drive, and answer the phone, etc. despite being hard leather and trim, but I tried to put my grocery bag from the front seat to the back seat, my arm couldn't reach back at all, had to unbutton the jacket, and a bit more challenging to take off the jacket
 

Marc mndt

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Where are you always digging out these unique leather jackets?!

I use search terms like 'cuir' (=leather) or vintage and wade trough pages of junk just to find that one gem that's hidden somewhere.

Searching for well known brand names like 'Bates' is pointless because there are no Bates to be found in Europe and if there is one, they're asking €900 for it.

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Robbie79

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I use search terms like 'cuir' (=leather) or vintage and wade trough pages of junk just to find that one gem that's hidden somewhere.

Searching for well known brand names like 'Bates' is pointless because there are no Bates to be found in Europe and if there is one, they're asking €900 for it.

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Thanks Marc - plowing through hundreds of Ebay/Etsy/Vinted sites sounds like hard work!

When reading the brand name Bates I still regret that I didn't buy a brown 50's or 60" Bates Cross Zip in my size in superb condition for roughly 400€ back in December - I was also searching hours like you for finding this gem....it was also listed on Ebay Kleinanzeigen Germany and Bates wasn't mentioned, just Leather jacket if I remember correctly. One week before I bought the Taubers crosszip from the US for much more...
 

Robbie79

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I think it looks great overall, but the sleeves look a bit wide for my taste. But I guess that's LW signature style right?
Thanks Marc. Yes, exactly. I'm happy with the overall fit but the sleeves are too really wide for my taste which I think is normal for LW. Perhaps wearing a thicker sweater would solve the issue as I only wore a thin T-shirt underneath. That's the reason why I'm still considering selling it. The fact that the colour and hide and construction/craftmanship are fabulous and that I will sell at loss like with my olive green Bedford, I'm really hesitant. I would do it right away if someone would change it for a second hand Mulholland ;-)
 

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