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Cross zips / D pockets, discussion starter...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Lebowski

    Lebowski One of the Regulars

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    It's in his pocket possibly, that pocket might cover it and so makes it invisible to anyone looking from outside))
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Oh man this thread is going to send me on a BENDER
     
  3. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    I am a big fan of the basic CHP style cross zip.
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    This is my Langlitz Columbia. I eliminated the belt loops on the bottom because I feel it looks cleaner that way.
     
  4. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Well, yes. That is rather classy.

    Man, I fear I’ve opened the proverbial Pandora’s box here...
    Have to say that I just love the enabling ethos here.
     
  5. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I was doing so good...but then it started...that gentle itch, becomes a nag...and now it's full blown HELLFIRE!
     
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  7. Jejupe

    Jejupe A-List Customer

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    Can't go wrong with Thedi either!
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  8. My Favorite Thedi creation. It will soon be on it's way to me.......

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  9. Jejupe

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  10. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Absolute truth.

    But motorcycle cross zips are a freaking alpha and an omega of leather jackets. I started with them, went thru pretty much all the styles there are, convinced I've given up on 'em and now I'm back to wanting another classic Perfecto as much as I did when I was first looking to get one xx years ago.

    And it's always the boringass Perfecto. The one with the coin pocket. Nothing fancy.

    This...
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  11. steve u

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    dan_t, "Care to elaborate?" Well don't mind if I do...Since I don't "ride" any longer, I decided to go with the early flight jacket look as apposed to the "bad ass biker" look. I only have the "ass" look covered now. steve
     
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  12. Jejupe

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    So did I understand correctly, your favorite jacket these days would be one that makes you look like an ass? ;)
     
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  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Donkeyhide could be the next big craze in these parts.....

    Age, schmage, though. It's a rare thing I see a guy under forty wearing a crosszip bike jacket in the old school style. We odl guys who get it need to show the youngsters the way.... ;)
     
  14. Jejupe

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    There is absolutely no need to worry if young people will think you are pathetic old fart if you wear a cross zip jacket. Rest assured, they will most likely think you're pathetic old fart regardless of what you wear, because you/we are OLD.
     
  15. Jejupe
    How long have you had your Thedi..and how do you like it..??

    HD
     
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  16. steve u

    steve u One of the Regulars

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    No to disguise...
     
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  17. Monitor

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    And if you wear a black MC cross zip at 40, congratulations, you've stayed young longer than 99% of young people ever will.

    ...if that makes any sense.
     
  18. Jejupe

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    I’ve had it for couple of months now. It’s my absolute favorite leather jacket at the moment. First jacket that I have had that I’ve thought about having second one in different color and hide. The fit is second to none and the 3,5 oz veg tanned goat looks and feels absolutely great. You’ve made a good choice!
     
  19. miglan30

    miglan30 New in Town

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    I don't think age matters so much as 'can you pull it off?'...and that has more to do with demeanor, physique, fitness, facial features...so many things really with age being not nearly as important. Lots of younger guys can't pull off a look any better than an old dude, but I digress lol. For me, if I was going with a cross zip and D pocket, I would want to subdue some of the other features. Nice leather jackets are already statements in and of themselves given hardly anyone wears them nowadays. Given that I would prefer to go a little more conservative if I had some features that really stood out like cross zip patterns or D pockets, I want to be able to wear the jacket anytime or feel comfortable doing so. I am not a fan of lots of lapel snaps, epaulets, arm pocket zips, nor the belts, and as someone else said, I would maybe go with brass for a subdued look. Patterns like the Gambler or Hooch Hauler are really nice and understated, sure there are tons more I am not familiar with. But at the end of the day, wear what you like and wear it proudly, we only go around once. Some really beautiful jackets posted in this thread.
     
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    Shit there it is again. The legendary brown chopper! It’s my white whale... just sell it to me so I can live in peace!


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