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Favorite Keeper Leather Jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HoosierDaddy, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Cool cuffs on the Schott! The Pack In is a really nice jacket as well. I remember it from when I first joined the site.
     
  2. Ilford88"

    Ilford88" New in Town

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    Hey, how does the aero Daytona feels in this combination? I'm actually in the process of buyng myself one, and strongly hesitate between Tumbled FQHH and Vicenza, so your opinion would help much :)
    Regards
     
  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Greetings HD:
    Late post but I really like this jacket. It has components of several different styles, all rolled up into one jacket. That would def be a keeper for me.
    By the way HD, those wings look awfully familiar. What are they? Can’t quite tell.
    Be well. Bowen
     
  4. Bowen...They are a vintage pair of ABATE membership wings. I think I got them off of Ebay probably twenty years ago or more.
    HD
     
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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks Van:
    Got it. I was thinking military, Recon or jump wings etc.
    Thanks
    Hope all is well with you.
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  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I'd like to add an amendment to my earlier post, take note, the cuffs are exactly four nickels thick. The jacket features positively insane grain and the marbled surface is unlike any other CXL I've ever handled. It's a true animals skin with a multitude of creases and folds that belonged to the animal not the maker or the wearer. I simply can't wait to wear this jacket in the fall and winter. It needs to be worn and worn hard. I'm ready to defeat Chicago's ugliest weather. No doubt. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  7. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    THE BEAST!!!
    Pic #6 says it all!!
    #5 ain’t to bad either! Ha
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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Been wearing it this evening. Not going to lie...it's a workout. I feel as though this jacket is the equivalent of going out for Thai at a new joint and asking for extra spicy and insisting you've had it all and can't be shocked. And then. Surprise!
     
  9. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    See the veiny leather? It’s flexing it’s muscles.
     
  10. Hh121

    Hh121 One Too Many

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    So, how heavy is this monster?
     
  11. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Awesome analogy Ton!
    I remember doing just that about 12 years ago with a coworker of mine. We both fancied ourselves immune to spicy food and we told the mild-mannered waiter who took our order to make it hot. Halfway through the meal we were both red-faced, dripping sweat, and we had to admit that we couldn’t taste the food because our mouths were on fire!
     
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  12. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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    The Beast is alive!
     
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  13. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday Call Me a Cab

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    The more I see it, the more I like it, and I liked it plenty to begin with. I don't know if it's just your lighting Tony but that has to be just about the richest cordovan colouring I've seen here. It's such a deep, rich oxblood. The collar is the icing on the cake.
     
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  14. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I'm not a big fan of CXL in general, but that is probably the nicest looking CXL I have ever seen. Great color, but more importantly, a very cool grain that I am not used to seeing on that leather. VERY nice.

    I also have one to add to this :D
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  15. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Practically Family

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    Now you do not need a bulletproof vest :)
     
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  16. marmalademan

    marmalademan Banned

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    @ton312 have they revised the shape of the collar on this model or is that one of your tweaks? It looks better than I remember it
     
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  17. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Agreed! I'm extremely picky when it comes to collars but this jacket has one of the nicest, coolest collars I've ever seen. It looks considerably different than any other Aero I've seen. Definite tie between LL Dominator and this one.
     
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  18. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It's the August collar.
     
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  19. ton312

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    @handymike is right. It's the August!
    Not 100% sure but certainly north of 10lbs.
     
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  20. Joxi

    Joxi New in Town

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    Took me a bit to warm up to the style,
    but its growing on me

    Harley Davidson Cycle Queen
    Horsehide, not sure of the era.
    40s-50s

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    A bit of a mystery jacket, made by
    " Ross Millard Custom Leather "

    Quite possibly a childs horsehide
    jacket, but it fits my frame

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