Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

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  2. JMax

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    Not my cup o tea for riding. I had one for roughly 24 minutes. It had serious issues that weren’t disclosed by the seller, but honestly, I was glad so that I could send it back. I agree, not very robust. The leather looked good but I need a bit more from my leathers. And something felt off with the fit. I dunno, a bit restrictive and it just felt a bit off. It was simply a jacket I knew I would not wear. Glad i did not have to resell it.
     
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    Thanks. And yeah, I've noticed that in all the pictures I've ever seen of their riding jackets, there's something about the form/construction/shape...something...that looks odd.

    Are there brands that made/make good deerskin riding jackets?
     
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    I would confirm with @red devil but LW seems to be an option. I’m limited in my knowledge of deerskin. If you are talking vintage, I’ve no clue. I was hoping the Thurlow would work but It didn’t for me.
     
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    The LW deerskin is treated with a water repellent, but it won't be as water resistant as horsehide.

    I haven't tried mine on the motorbike as I tend to reach for other jackets, but I don't see why it wouldn't work well :)
     
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    heck of a deal with free shipping from Israel --
     
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    I'm pretty sure that everything from Israel ships for free. I heard that the Israeli gov't subsidizes their shipping to help with International commerce. Perhaps someone with more information could follow up and confirm this.
     
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  14. tmitchell59

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    Thurlow is that Brand. They ended their business making jackets primarily made for riding. I have their 1956 catalog and it shows a traditional western deerskin offering. A bit more detailed and tailored than similar shops working in Deerskin. They originated in Portland Oregon and closed in San Diego. I believe I know the man selling this jacket. He knew the owners and has many Thurlow jackets.

    I don't know any other deerskin maker that did much with motorcycle wear. Occasional Cafe Racer, but those are seldom seen.
     
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    I appreciate the info, TJ. Thanks.
     
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