Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

  1. JMax

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  2. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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    wow, that Buco would fit me like a glove. Must resist, must resist...
     
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    Its a great price. Jacket looks awesome, great condition. Do it...
     
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    That Grais looks more like 50s than 70s to me a cool jacket
     
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  10. Kubatu

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    This is a Johnson’s jacket for $150, CHP style (?), size 46. I think it shared it awhile back and I’m a bit surprised it hasn’t sold, but I guess that’s because it’s a larger size and the seller listed it in a weird section.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/192738274053
     
  11. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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    Brooks Cafe Racer gold label. What do you guys think about these? I know a TFL poster is fond of them. This seems to be the thicker leather version with the gold label and that thicker piece of leather behind the zipper. There's a whole bunch being offered on ebay in black and brown, but most seem to have that other label and have a 2 piece back.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Br...226044?hash=item594f29c1fc:g:VDoAAOSwCgRe3U78
     
  12. Jumper

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    I'm sure (or at least, I hope) others with more experience than I have will chime in, but having had a few of the gold label ones, I would say that they are perfectly serviceable jackets of perfectly adequate (though not overly fastidious) construction in A-OK steerhide; most look good, some look very good; and I personally have a soft spot for them. But unless it's one of the (very cool) more uncommon ones, you should be able to keep the price you pay for one under a hundred dollars US, and often well under.

    Perhaps someone else here could compare their general quality to some of the other brands? Beau Breed, maybe, for one?
     
  13. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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    good to know. From my amateurish poking around, I've been able to spot a few different styles/eras to the Brooks cafe racers at least. The one I noted, one with two curved lines on the front, and one similar to what I noted, but 2 panel back.
    I've seen a couple youtube videos from TFL's own Terry, and it seems like the 2 panel back is thinner leather, more of a racing shirt, but he really likes that one.
    I loved the way his fit him, although I'm not crazy about the biswing back. Given they seem to be regularly available, I might just wait. I'm trying a couple things right now that may give me a better solution for what I'm after. But the thought of owning a 40 or 50 year old jacket in what seems to be good shape is kind of cool. I guess I can make up some sort of story to go with it to make it even cooler ;)
     
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  15. Jumper

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    Well, Terry (and lots of others) would know more than I. I hope I didn't play the older Brooks jackets down too much, as I do really like them. If you see one you like, in your size, and in good shape, for a reasonable price (and there should be plenty fitting that description), I wouldn't hesitate.

    I would also note that the Gold labels that I've had have generally run about a size small (whereas I would normally be looking for a 42, for an old Brooks I'd probably be looking at a 44), but your mileage may vary.
     
  16. Monitor

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    No, Feliksas' jacket is a D-pocket. I haven't seen this one here before. I think?
     
  17. tmitchell59

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    look at this one

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Br...-42/224199705475?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144
     
  18. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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  19. Jumper

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    I had one in that same honey caramel color and it looks great up close, especially with the purple sheen lining. I'd still have it if it hadn't been too small. You might be pleasantly surprised once you see it. FWIW, a Brooks in that color doesn't show up as often as in other colors.

    Congratulations on the pick up.
     

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