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Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    You got a good deal at $200. It doesn't look to have been worn.
     
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  2. JMax

    JMax One Too Many

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    Line of jackets made by Schott for motorcycle and motorcycle apparel stores in the 70s to early 80s, then a quick run in 90s— when I think your jacket was made.
     
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  3. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One of the Regulars

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  4. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Rare and quality finds are more than welcome in this thread. This is a good deal for someone who's specifically been after this jacket, for example so I'm totally fine with people posting anything they just really like.
     
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  5. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Somebody bought this for $150...I asked several unanswered questions...couldn't make sense of the posted numbers but either way somebody came up big time for a paltry sum:
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  7. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Like a Sears Oakbrook just a different label.

    Wow!
     
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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Had I known the winning offer would've been something so low...kind of sick to my stomach about it tbh....even if it didn't fit it would have been a very good pick up.
     
  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    With these things, BIN first, questions later.
     
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  10. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    With this example, I think one also needs to factor in the torn lining and the cost of repairing or replacing it. If it didn't fit (with an 18" chest and 22" sleeves, it's looking pretty small), it seems the chances of flipping it for a profit aren't great. Maybe you'd break even.
     
  11. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah the measurements were super bizarre...28" back length....nothing made sense. Liner would've been a $180-200 repair.
     
  12. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    That Windward is the jacket that ELMC call their Windward. There is one for sale in Japan
     
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  13. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Yeah, I wouldn't feel too bad about that one getting away. Cool jacket but no way it measured 28" in length with those chest/sleeve proportions.
     
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  14. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Interesting to see this is most likely where ELMC got the inspiration for their Windward model.
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  15. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The thing is the length is likely the one measurement that's easiest not to fubar.
     
  16. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Having owned TWO ELMC Windward jackets and a Vanson Raider, it's a great style and the modern remakes are better than the original. But maybe not 10x better.
     
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  17. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I love the Elmc version. Right up to the elastic waist. They should’ve used buckles imho. It’s a small detail but that would gnaw at me. I suppose the upside is you don’t have a slipping HB.
     
  18. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    I don't normally like elastic in leather jackets, or in clothing generally, apart from socks and underwear, but I don't even think about it on the Windward. It's pretty much a non-factor.
     
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  19. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah if I had the option I’d ditch the elastic waist but I forget about it 95% of the time it’s such a cracking jacket.
     
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  20. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    It is. I still have trader’s remorse... o_O
     
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