Denim Jackets - New or Vintage

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by AndrewC, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Which one did you order Tony? I ordered the double black “Johnny Cash”.
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Same! I have all the indigo’s covered. I like the black with black Sherpa on the Johnny Cash.
     
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  3. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Thanks I’ll post pics when it gets here. I’ve wanted one for years but instead bought military sheepskins, when I should have just bought a Thunderbay in the first place. Hah, that is such a BS excuse, I still would have bought the military sheepskins.
     
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  4. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The Taylor Stitch and Iron Heart jackets definitely look better and more comfortable on you, but there's something about that Iron Heart that makes it look like it was made and tailored specifically for you. I generally don't care for dark indigo with the high contrast lighter colored stitching, but if I found a jacket that looked that "right" on me...
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  5. Powerband

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    Thanks, Zombie. The IH feels great and is like a comfortable cocoon. To be honest, the others also feel great, too, even if the Lee Japanese Rider is short. I have an Iron Heart Type II 18oz indigo/indigo coming tomorrow. I’ll soak it and then share a fit pic or two.

    Here’s the IH Type II from their website:

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  6. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    that's quite unigue, usually indigo x indigo/ black use tonal stitching instead of contrasting.
     
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  7. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    I rather women be soft and jeans be crunchy not the other way round:D
     
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  8. b1lf

    b1lf One of the Regulars

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    Hmmmm tempting.

    The only sherpa I've owned was a Levi's - and I lost it last season (got it on clearance for like $40). Their fits are always killer; I have a 3sixteen x Self Edge trucker I've been waiting to actually wear since it's still too hot in LA, but this sherpa would be a great add to the stable.



    Anyone comment on Brave Star's fits? I've seen there denim jeans and they don't intrigue me much, but this is a great deal for a sherpa.
     
  9. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike Familiar Face

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    Dammit! I hopped on the Brave Star bandwagon as well. 14oz unfinished sherpa. This forum is hell on the bank account!
     
  10. Powerband

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    Better than the watch forum at WatchUseek. $400 to $7,000 a pop. TFL is like the methadone for the more potent habit of wristwatch addiction.


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  11. Powerband

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    Iron Heart Type II 18oz. Indigo/Indigo. First soak to shrink-fit to me.

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  12. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike Familiar Face

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    Trust me, I have spent plenty of time there as well!
     
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  13. Powerband

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    Yeah. Brutal, huh?


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  14. Powerband

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    Does anyone use leather conditioner/protectant on the leather label before they soak or wash their denim jackets? Probably an overkill but I quickly smeared a little Obenauf’s on the label before dunking the jacket into the drink.

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  15. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I bought their 101J style jacket which is made in their slimmer (steadfast) cut. The fit was practically identical to my Iron Heart 101J, seriously within fractions of an inch on all measurements.
    I’m not sure about the fit of the Sherpa, but I am anxious to find out!
     
  16. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    Hmm, no harm done by applying condirioner on jean leather patch since they face out or covered by belt,but on jacket it face in against your clothes and it is right on the spot you might sweat and transfer the conditioner to stain your shirt.

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    I see somewhat a beginning ( very beginning) of some fading on the sleeve and pocket flap on my indigoxblack after maybe 5 months of wear, almost nothing on the indigoxindigo jeans of 9months.... and here i thought indonesia is the land of the fadez. certainly dont have rugged lifestyle enough to record character on them even frequent morning walk and morning sun dont do anything, maybe motorcycling when the sun is up and hit dusty road on speed would work better.
     
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  17. Powerband

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    That’s interesting, thanks. I figured once the conditioner saturates into the leather, not much of it will transfer. Certainly hasn’t happened with my leather goods, like the Brooks leather seat on my bike, the leather notebook cover I’ve used for years, or the watch bands and bracelets that I wear often under my sleeves. I’ll report if I discover that the little leather patch starts to bleed leather conditioner (although I can barely feel its presence after the soak).


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  18. Powerband

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    Huh. Soaking wet but hanging stiff like it’s been out in the desert for a hundred years. Inside-out and bloated with water:

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    Here, sitting tall and drying quickly (still inside-out).

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    The 18oz indigo-on-indigo is like armor. I think I’ll enjoy breaking in this IHJ-72 Type II to achieve high-contrast fades.


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  19. Powerband

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    navetsea, this is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve heard someone reference “morning sun” on denim forums in similar context. Is there something about morning sun, or sunlight in general, that affects denim? Thx.




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  20. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    Er no, just more bearable for walking under it, midday sun here is too intense for fun walking. Sunray in general UV will fade/ bleach color, kill bacteria/ mold to some extent i guess, thats why denim people who rarely wash their pants bake them in the sun i think, it fades the color and kill the odor causing whatever germ. But i read elsewhere cotton need some humidity in their fiber to stay supple and strong, when the pants is baked too dry it might get crispy and easier to develop hole or tear in the fabrics when being worn afterward.
     
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