"exit jacket"

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Herresbach, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Herresbach

    Herresbach New in Town

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    Hi guys,

    I've been wondering, did anyone of you ever reach the point where you said "that's gonna be my last jacket" and sticked to it?
    When I ordered my first jacket I thought I'd finally have a jacket that would please all my needs since no stock or designer jacket ever felt like the one. Now I have a five "the one" jackets and from reading the posts here I think that's quite common. So the "exit jacket" seems to be the start of an addiction.

    Did anyone of you guys find the "exit jacket" and what makes you love it all about the others?
    I'm looking forward to your stories and pictures of your jackets!
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Oh boy, this should be interesting...
    I actually have one in mind, done my thorough research, and have been in the waiting cue at GW. I’m not in a hurry for it, but I’d like a button-up, and I want John to make it for me since it is a historic jacket and GW made my first and only new/ custom jacket. I guess that’s my end-game. Until then, I’m cycling through interesting jacket finds on the second-hand market. For the last year, I’ve been trying out racer styles.
     
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  3. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    The only thing that is exit for me was the last cigarette 100 years ago. With all other things there are at best phases when it is temporarily quieter.
    In addition, I always like other new things, so that it is an endless loop with no exit.
     
  4. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan Practically Family

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    For me the “exit” Jacket was my FW Sunset, although I bought two Thedi Leathers jackets afterwards, lol. However this jacket was the turning point for me after many, many Jackets ;)

    It's probably because of my age that I like this Shinki Deerskin so much. It has structure and is super comfortable to wear. The cut of the jacket, the cross zip front and the back are exactly what I've always been looking for...

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  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    I try to imagine what if I can wish to jacket god for a new jacket for free... I really desire nothing
    i probably just waiting for a cross zip in the long run... but not in hurry since cross zip collar and lapel is not really my style, other than that I'm happy and content with all I have and just concentrating on wearing and documenting new characters, grains, "patina" and just being here.
     
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  6. JMax

    JMax My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My “exit” jacket is the one (maybe two or three lol) that I know I won’t ever sell. My LW Trojan hits pretty much every mark for me. But I will keep trying new things. I’ll keep them, I’ll sell them, but only a couple will have to be pried out of my cold, dead hands.
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is a gorgeous jacket and worthy...If I were into this style, I would want one too. My Ralphs-Pugh is the end of the cross-zip road for me :).
     
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  8. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    In the five years that I’ve been hanging out here I have actually seen a couple people achieve this goal. They joined the forum, asked their questions, then posted progress on the new jacket they had ordered, and finally posted some fit photos once the jacket arrived. After that they were never heard from or seen again. I am assuming that is because they had succeeded in finding “the one” and afterwards they had no need nor interest to worry about other jackets.
    For those of us who are regular posters here though I think the exit jacket may never come. And as a few others have said already I think that’s just fine. I wasn’t quite up to 10 jackets before I realized that I was fooling myself about finding “the one”. That realization was somewhat liberating to me because I stopped putting such emphasis and high expectation on new every new jacket order, after all it’s just another jacket...
     
  9. ton312

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    I only know of one guy who did it. A-1. I don’t think he’s a member anymore. He turned his black DD Buco brown and rode into the sunset...
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  10. ton312

    ton312

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    For me personally, it will be a sad day if I ever achieve an exit jacket. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would possibly be, but it would signify I’ve lost interest in the hobby.
     
  11. Monitor

    Monitor

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    See, I don't think that can happen. 'cause that'd mean you've lost interest in yourself. As long as I don't decide I wanna look like a slob, I'll enjoy this hobby. Be it jackets, pants or shirts.
     
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  12. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    some of us here hardly adding leather jacket anymore and still happily staying around, it is possible, doesn't have to go awol like A1:D
     
  13. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Yeah, this, too. It's a nice place to hang out. I haven't been buying many jackets at all lately and I'm still here. Even lost my title in the process.
     
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  14. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    When I saw the title of the thread I thought: "Exit jacket? Is that the one you want to be buried in?"
     
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  15. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt One Too Many

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    I think @HoosierDaddy has found his ' exit jacket' (or actually two exit jackets).
     
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  16. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Same as :)
     
  17. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Usually for me it's my next jacket, that's how I talk myself into buying it. Sadly, or not really sadly, this turns out to be me lying to myself.
     
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  18. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    The world keeps turning and the seasons keep changing..keeps me buying
     
  19. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    My exit jacket was/is a nice well-worn original Roughwear A-2 jacket. I was done.
    .............one day I was curious to see what Five Star Leather was up too, looked on their FB page and saw some awesome looking hide so i thought, well $250 is pretty reasonable for one more jacket. So my Five Star A-1 is my exit jacket ........... unless I see an amazing deal or something. Even deals, I have passed on some great offers that a few years ago I would have snapped up.
     
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  20. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    I went into your profile page to see what I could do. While I can edit just about everything else in there, I didn't see a way to give it back to you. I will continue to fool with it. If you just disappear, you will know I screwed up.

    Perhaps it will reappear as suddenly as it disappeared.
     
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