Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

  1. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Surprised no one snagged this yet. Could this possibly be a Cal cafe racer? I've never seen one without the fancy 6 panel back.

    @JMax @TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead can you guys pls chime in if this one is a Cal or not, might be a good punt if it is lol
     
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  2. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    ...insultingly low...could not agree more. I believe I posted this jacket as well. Blows my mind if there are people passing on it. I sometimes wonder if people believe such a low-priced jacket must not be worthy. I have seen several other very low-priced, "non marquis name" jackets passed over. Why spend $1500 to look cool when you could do so for 95% less?
     
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  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    95% of people out there would look cooler in this jacket than in many of the $1500 repros! @Monitor convinced me to take the plunge, and I’ve found a real keeper. The collar is everything! And the color is quite special. Gucci would be charging $7k and it couldn’t touch these WDs...unless it was snakeskin.
     
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    Claybertrand Practically Family

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  5. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    don't know if it's a Cal. Gut tells me no for some reason. @tmitchell59 has a simple Cal racer. Can't recall if it's without the 6 panel or without the quilting. or both. Gwen did tell me most of the racers were made unlined. So that's a possible clue. Anyway, that one had a zipper replacement. If it is a Cal though, at that price, it would be worth it to go and buy a Talon and swap it out.
     
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  6. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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  7. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    That jacket is so unique and versatile. Anyone could wear it. ..and the collar! People with old-school style(leather afficionados or not) are going to notice it much more quickly than much of the stuff being produced today.
     
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  8. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    The Cal Rubber Racer

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  9. Kubatu

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    Wow, I totally missed that padded cafe racer. I saw JMax's posts and Will's after it, but I must have scrolled right past the one in between. Definitely a great deal. Not a Cal though, I think.
     
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  10. Jin431

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    Price wise even with the zipper replacement and sleeve alteration it would still have been reasonable but I had my reservations too and good thing I didnt pull the trigger right away lol thanks

    that still looks so brand new. what's so different with that leather, is it waxy?
     
  11. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    ^^
    It's pleather or some kinda naugahyde.
     
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  12. JMax

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    Cal was copied like a mofo, but based on the pics, I think it is. How far up the shoulder does the padding reach on this one? Does it reach the collar? I can’t tell. It shouldn’t. All else looks like a Cal. Stitching, liner, seams, collar, etc. Later model I’d guess since it has the thinner leather. Wish I could grab it, caress it, smell it— then I’d know for sure. :p
     
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  13. Jin431

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    Nothing like a good Cal lol or a replica with good leather is welcome too! The quilting does appear to reach the collar from the front but maybe an inch shy on the nape area. I was a little unsure that's why I didn't pick it up but Lucky buyer who got this then.
     
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  14. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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  15. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    500 USD starting bid for a jacket with 23“ backlength including the 4“ backdip.. that‘s pretty much a 20“ length jacket. I pity the guy who buys this without double-checking the measurements. Leather is beautiful though.
     
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  16. stringer

    stringer Familiar Face

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    I checked the measurements on the 48L cal and it was made for me, then saw the $900 price. Just a bit disappointing. Further down he states his profit margins are small LOL!!
     
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  17. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Having fallen in love with the collar on my WD, I would totally hit BIN on this if it fit!!!!!!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/174888786388
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    It's a groovy Corsair...with plenty of room for patches. :)
     
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  18. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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  20. Kubatu

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/402959207152

    It sold for $220 awhile back, this new seller is a flipper. As someone who has been trying to sell three near mint Bates jackets for a 1/3 of the price, I can't help feel that $650 is a bit unrealistic.

    That first 50s Cal has fantastic grain, that's the hide you want on a Cal every time.
     
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