Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

  1. Schambach

    Schambach One of the Regulars

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  2. Al 916

    Al 916 One of the Regulars

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  3. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    ^^
    Whoa is right...Crown zips throughout, too. Size Large!
     
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  4. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    The description from the seller sound like from someone from TFL, lol:

    "Vintage Bates Leather Jacket like new! It's been in my closet for over 25 years, I think I wore it once. "
     
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  5. Monitor

    Monitor

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  6. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, too short. You guys should forgettaboutit.
     
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  7. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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  8. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    I think is the angle's perspective. This appears as an older style jacket from Cal. Many improvements in the important areas were later adopted. The zips look so very cool. I love that finish on the crowns.
     
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  9. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    I think you're talking about me... LOL. When I ride, this jacket
     
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  10. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    What are the improvements that were adopted as SG became Cal?
     
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  11. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand Practically Family

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  12. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    Look at the sleeves. Single and simpler to produce. Improvement: double seam with nice leather stitching better end sleeve profile, left upper pocket addition, the improvement version of their snaps locations. The neck gaiter was incorporated in a much better location in my view. Also, the spacing for the belt loops were given a wider separation. For me, I will customize my favorite cal cross zip by adding brass rivets to hold the loops better.
    Come on. You really think so? I have many of the #10 in the gray and also in the brownish finish. The gold color often used for the civilian jackets. In true honesty, I find the older Talons just as good. Having using both, I like the talon better. I think marketing and not real field use have influenced some users.
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Yes. Everyone should forget this jacket. No one should want to own it. It stinks. Find a Cal. I’ll watch it on eBay and make sure no one makes a mistake. If it takes my buying it to make sure you guys are good, I’ll take one for the team.
     
  14. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    I will be a good sport. If any member of this forum buys this jacket, I will donate some nice zipper's tape to repair the broken ones in the sleeves. Remember this were tools for riders. If you ride and are under 5'8 this will work great! Has anyone asked the seller for the basic measurements? Good luck!
     
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  15. alish

    alish Familiar Face

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  16. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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  17. alish

    alish Familiar Face

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  18. JurassicUtility

    JurassicUtility Familiar Face

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