Cross zip nation

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  1. J Leather Investigater

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    I personally think that the cross zip (whether a motorcycle or an aviator style jacket) brings a certain beauty and magnificence that a straight zip jacket doesn't possess. The presence of a cross zip effortlessly oozes masculinity ,and individualism. In my opinion its a stand out, stand on its own, head turner. To put it bluntly, a bad a$$ jacket, man are they cool! My intention is to collect opinions, experiences, knowledge, preferences, and pictures of cross zip jackets. Wether its your favorite jacket, your wish jacket, or your jacket of recommendation i want in on it. You may have a cool idea circulating in your mind, stealing sleep from you, a dream jacket that has to be cordovan cxl horsehide, with mismatched vintage hardware, 3 front slash pockets( lined with moleskin )with zippers, a western back yoke, a halfbelt with side tabs, faux cuffs with zippers, sateen lining with corduroy strip at the bottom, and a big collar with double stitching. I want a similiar build after i found this old catalog picture 15874413487644699081790968015755.png
     
  2. J Leather Investigater

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    I really like this jacket!
     
  3. Will Zach

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    I think the lapels on the cross-zip add certain elegance to it. I would like to explore a cross-zip plus a tie look as a certain bad-ass look/elegance dichotomy.. If someone has pics, please post.
     
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    That Durable is great looking!
    My favorites are the 1940s ones...big collars and all.
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    Also the suede 30s ones...
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  6. JMax

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    I’ve seen a repro of that Durable Aviator, or some approximation. Thedi? I can’t remember. Very nice though.

    I am very partial to the Sportclad MC jacket. Someone needs to repro that bad boy.
     
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  9. J Leather Investigater

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    This is cooool i saw it , all the pilling also
     
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  10. J Leather Investigater

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    Love it, there is also one similar on Ebay for 700+ . I know bk has a bad rep, and not a big selection of hides but they have some ralph Pugh's originals that they will do a repro from
     
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    I
    Really like this jacket, question is who will i get to make it?
     
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  12. ton312

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    The cross zip imho is the undeniable “king of all jackets”. I love them to death. There really is nothing more bad ass than a cross zip. I’ve had a few but the real treasure trove belongs to @Mysteryo (I believe he has hundreds?).
    Not wearing them much myself these days but they are the coolest. No question about it.
     
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  13. J Leather Investigater

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    Pictures please
     
  14. Monitor

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    I just like the most classic form there is. I guess I'm just a very boring person.

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  16. J Leather Investigater

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    I dig it, i love the classic perfecto pattern also, im ashamed of myself for currently not having one, literally embarrassed!
     
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  17. J Leather Investigater

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    Nice! Thats a pegasus
     
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  19. J Leather Investigater

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    Thats cool, maker?
     
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