Cross zip nation

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by John D Maccarter, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One Too Many

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    Lost worlds leather togs "b" happened today 15887850225598094503618448471129.png
     
  2. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    you beat me to it :)
     
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  3. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Most excellent. Mine can’t be too far behind.
     
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  4. Captain Sensible

    Captain Sensible A-List Customer

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    It really is a great jacket, a fave in my collection - failed zip notwithstanding. Mine was a bargain from they bay but I would maybe even consider buying new
     
  5. Logician

    Logician One of the Regulars

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    Spectacular!
     
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  6. Kuro

    Kuro A-List Customer

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    Congrats!
     
  7. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Vanson Gambler in brown comp. weight cowhide. Heaviest jacket I own but strangely the most comfortable.
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  8. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle One of the Regulars

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    Real McCoys Buco J24-L - apologies for the truly dreadful picture quality Screenshot_2020-05-05-18-51-01-333_com.miui.videoplayer(1).jpg
     
  9. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One Too Many

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    Yeah boy, thats why you sold tfl,
    Buco jackets- there great!
     
  10. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    Must be the way the weight is distributed on that jacket.

    Vanson have excellent patterns - in terms of riding in it, range of motion, etc. - as far as I heard.
     
  11. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Yeah definitely, as far as ease of movement this pattern is very well thought-out.
    The CW brown cowhide leather was very supple from out of the box too regardless of its hefty weight, which makes it a very practical jacket.
    I recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a bit more minimalistic version of a cross zip and Thurston has quite a few new leather options that work really well with this model.
     
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  12. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Montgomery Ward. I like the mouton collar on this one, the length is nearly too short but it doesn't bother me, and if it did I couldn't wear any of the older cross zips. The belt buckle isn't great, it's like it's made of tin, but otherwise I like this jacket.
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  13. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Forgot this one. He has been on display right in front of me.

    It is a Butwin which I assume is steerhide from the early 60s.

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  14. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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  15. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado A-List Customer

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    Looks like my Montgomery Wards.
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    All the same pockets, back panels, side zips. Yours is missing the belt? Mine is only 22 in back! But a 42 everywhere else. I'd wear it a lot more if it had at least 2 more inches.
     
  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I hear ya Corky, I wish vintage jackets were 1” longer in both body and sleeve length.
     
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  17. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike One of the Regulars

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    Took my first foray into crosszip nation—quarantine has me spending too much time on eBay! Never been sure if I could pull off the style, but this one seemed like a good one to try as it’s not too motorcycle-y with only handwarmer pockets and no belt, just side laces. And it was cheap!

    The zip out liner is missing and I have no idea who the maker might be but the leather is pretty thick steerhide (the jacket weighs 6 lbs), has a biswing back, and the main zip is a #10 YYK. If anyone has any guesses as to the maker speak up!

    Sorry for the crappy pics

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  18. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado A-List Customer

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    I'd love something like that, minimalist but robust. Very nice.
     
  19. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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  20. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    Have you received it yet? Fit Pics?
     
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