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Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

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    That’s a lot of tolerance in the sizing
     
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    Yeah in my opinion and from the one I owned those Natal/ Walter Dyer jackets are tagged sized one up. My 44” fit like a tight 42”.
    Nice stuff though. Thick and spongy leather. The CR is less tailored looking compared to the cross zips.
     
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    Having owned numerous Natal jackets, some are spongy and others have a firmer hand.
     
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    Suburban Dad New in Town

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    What specifically was disappointing about the Beck?
     
  10. Monitor

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    @jonbuilder , average and realistic, yeah but they usually go for a lot more than that. I didn't like it myself, too. It's cut weird. The sleeves are gigantic and the shoulders are really narrow. Leather isn't much, either, but I think the earlier version is better. Looks better, certainly. I'm not sure if it was Schott who was making these from the start or just picked up a production for Beck later on but the earlier version is different.
    Repro is much nicer in any case but it used to cost something crazy and I doubt it the prices had gone down last I checked.
     
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  12. Guppy

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    I'm sure this would have sold already but for the missing belt loops with the ugly stitch holes. I'm not crazy about the badge holder, either. Or the center-seam back. Cross-zip moto jackets always look better with a single panel back + kidney panel.
     
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    No kidding, though I am considering an offer that accounts for the missing belt loops and a professional cleaning. What do you think is fair without being insulting?
     
  14. Guppy

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    Maybe check with Bates to see what replacing the missing belt loops would cost, and work back from there?

    I don't think it's reasonable to expect a discount for the price of a cleaning. It doesn't look particularly dirty, and it is expected that the new owner would assume any routine maintenance and cleaning for clothing.
     
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    Yeah, I normally agree about the cleaning but the seller applied car leather cleaner to it.

    After some consideration, I think this may be a bridge too far for me.
     
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  16. Guppy

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    Lol, like armor all? I dunno, might be fine, depending on what was used. But I'd definitely pass on it.
     
  17. JMax

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    Lol, maybe armor all, mother's, who the heck knows. He apparently picked up a "high end leather cleaner" in the automotive section. I agree with you, moving on.
     
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