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Marc mndt

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This guy is funny, though. So much talk about an old, crusty-ass leather jacket that don't even fit him that well.
This guy is so full of BS. A few quotes:

"I didn’t want to look like I was pretending to be a biker, or going through some kind of mid-life crisis."

Lucky for him it's not a biker jacket lol.

"And if any piece of clothing feels risky in that way - feels like something a guy wants to wear, but might say he can’t ‘pull off’, it’s a black leather jacket."

Who on earth can't pull off wearing a black leather jacket? To me that's like saying someone can't pull off wearing a white t-shirt.

"Then there’s how it’s worn. Not with a white T-shirt and blue jeans, let alone a bandana and biker boots."

I'll give him the bandana but what is wrong with wearing blue jeans a white t-shirt and a leather jacket?!

"When we were running the pop-up shop in The Service recently, two young guys came in on different days, both wearing black Perfecto jackets (or imitations of).
They both looked great. But they were young, skinny, tall, good looking, and had some swagger to match.
The jackets suited them, worn like that, at that point in their life. I will not say that no one older or larger or more timid couldn’t look great in a Perfecto. I’m sure they could. But at the same time, I suspect those guys won’t dress like that when they’re 40."


Lol, if 40 is the upper limit for wearing perfecto style jackets that means I have only 4 more years left to enjoy my collection.

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White t-shirt, blue jeans, black leather jacket. Can someone tell me what's wrong with this look?
 
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This guy is so full of BS. A few quotes:

"I didn’t want to look like I was pretending to be a biker, or going through some kind of mid-life crisis."

Lucky for him it's not a biker jacket lol.

"And if any piece of clothing feels risky in that way - feels like something a guy wants to wear, but might say he can’t ‘pull off’, it’s a black leather jacket."

Who on earth can't pull off wearing a black leather jacket? To me that's like saying someone can't pull off wearing a white t-shirt.

"Then there’s how it’s worn. Not with a white T-shirt and blue jeans, let alone a bandana and biker boots."

I'll give him the bandana but what is wrong with wearing blue jeans a white t-shirt and a leather jacket?!

"When we were running the pop-up shop in The Service recently, two young guys came in on different days, both wearing black Perfecto jackets (or imitations of).
They both looked great. But they were young, skinny, tall, good looking, and had some swagger to match.
The jackets suited them, worn like that, at that point in their life. I will not say that no one older or larger or more timid couldn’t look great in a Perfecto. I’m sure they could. But at the same time, I suspect those guys won’t dress like that when they’re 40."


Lol, if 40 is the upper limit for wearing perfecto style jackets that means I have only 4 more years left to enjoy my collection.

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White t-shirt, blue jeans, black leather jacket. Can someone tell me what's wrong with this look?
I don't like that blog. I would sooner allow a kangaroo to teach me calculus than I would allow a pear shaped penis man that appears to have fallen from a Dockers® advert to advise me on how to dress.
 

EAC

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This guy is so full of BS.

I think that guy's main fear is the association of the black leather jacket with Marlon Brando in The Wild One and bikers in general or with music stars like the Ramones. He does not want people to look at him and think of those characters. That's not a biker jacket, but, as far as I know, leather jacket of all kinds were used for biking, and the black colour just reinforces the association. I also think that many people, especially older guys, are afraid of that type of connection.

Of course, there's a lot of aged men which look great in all type of leathers (tmitchell59, who is not young nor in super shape, is the first that comes to my mind, but I've seen quite a a few others here), but not many are, let's say, 'brave' enough to try.

Also, many people do not know that leather jackets, even black and MC ones, were worn (and advertised) as purely casual garments, not necessarily work/specialist/military ones. Not everyone knows as much as TFL members about this stuff, and some that do reject this vintage look as too conspicous or cosplay/period. To each their own, I guess.

One thing I do not get is this mid-life crisis thing, though. I think many people who liked leather in their youth just keep wearing it as they age and keep looking good doing it.

To stay on topic, 50s Sierra Sportswear Horside blouse style sport jacket with a big (and kinda strange, what leather is that?) collar. Size L, 150£:

https://www.ebay.it/itm/195226721132?hash=item2d746b5b6c:g:v9sAAOSwwIxhwExA

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Blackadder

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I think that guy's main fear is the association of the black leather jacket with Marlon Brando in The Wild One and bikers in general or with music stars like the Ramones. He does not want people to look at him and think of those characters. That's not a biker jacket, but, as far as I know, leather jacket of all kinds were used for biking, and the black colour just reinforces the association. I also think that many people, especially older guys, are afraid of that type of connection.

Of course, there's a lot of aged men which look great in all type of leathers (tmitchell59, who is not young nor in super shape, is the first that comes to my mind, but I've seen quite a a few others here), but not many are, let's say, 'brave' enough to try.

Also, many people do not know that leather jackets, even black and MC ones, were worn (and advertised) as purely casual garments, not necessarily work/specialist/military ones. Not everyone knows as much as TFL members about this stuff, and some that do reject this vintage look as too conspicous or cosplay/period. To each their own, I guess.

One thing I do not get is this mid-life crisis thing, though. I think many people who liked leather in their youth just keep wearing it as they age and keep looking good doing it.

To stay on topic, 50s Sierra Sportswear Horside blouse style sport jacket with a big (and kinda strange, what leather is that?) collar. Size L, 150£:

https://www.ebay.it/itm/195226721132?hash=item2d746b5b6c:g:v9sAAOSwwIxhwExA
The writer himself seems to be in midlife crisis. Whether he wants other people to notice is another matter. The fact that he cares so much about what other thinks of his leather jacket clearly demonstrates lack of confidence.
Enjoying the things one like but could not afford (money and/or time-wise) when one were younger is not exactly midlife crisis.
 

ojaw

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Winnipeg
I think that guy's main fear is the association of the black leather jacket with Marlon Brando in The Wild One and bikers in general or with music stars like the Ramones. He does not want people to look at him and think of those characters. That's not a biker jacket, but, as far as I know, leather jacket of all kinds were used for biking, and the black colour just reinforces the association. I also think that many people, especially older guys, are afraid of that type of connection.

Of course, there's a lot of aged men which look great in all type of leathers (tmitchell59, who is not young nor in super shape, is the first that comes to my mind, but I've seen quite a a few others here), but not many are, let's say, 'brave' enough to try.

Also, many people do not know that leather jackets, even black and MC ones, were worn (and advertised) as purely casual garments, not necessarily work/specialist/military ones. Not everyone knows as much as TFL members about this stuff, and some that do reject this vintage look as too conspicous or cosplay/period. To each their own, I guess.

One thing I do not get is this mid-life crisis thing, though. I think many people who liked leather in their youth just keep wearing it as they age and keep looking good doing it.

To stay on topic, 50s Sierra Sportswear Horside blouse style sport jacket with a big (and kinda strange, what leather is that?) collar. Size L, 150£:

https://www.ebay.it/itm/195226721132?hash=item2d746b5b6c:g:v9sAAOSwwIxhwExA

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That collar is cleared for take off!
 

JMax

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This guy is so full of BS. A few quotes:

"I didn’t want to look like I was pretending to be a biker, or going through some kind of mid-life crisis."

Lucky for him it's not a biker jacket lol.

"And if any piece of clothing feels risky in that way - feels like something a guy wants to wear, but might say he can’t ‘pull off’, it’s a black leather jacket."

Who on earth can't pull off wearing a black leather jacket? To me that's like saying someone can't pull off wearing a white t-shirt.

"Then there’s how it’s worn. Not with a white T-shirt and blue jeans, let alone a bandana and biker boots."

I'll give him the bandana but what is wrong with wearing blue jeans a white t-shirt and a leather jacket?!

"When we were running the pop-up shop in The Service recently, two young guys came in on different days, both wearing black Perfecto jackets (or imitations of).
They both looked great. But they were young, skinny, tall, good looking, and had some swagger to match.
The jackets suited them, worn like that, at that point in their life. I will not say that no one older or larger or more timid couldn’t look great in a Perfecto. I’m sure they could. But at the same time, I suspect those guys won’t dress like that when they’re 40."


Lol, if 40 is the upper limit for wearing perfecto style jackets that means I have only 4 more years left to enjoy my collection.

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White t-shirt, blue jeans, black leather jacket. Can someone tell me what's wrong with this look?

If you wear a bandana, you have to know it may invite trouble….

 

jacketjunkie

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"And if any piece of clothing feels risky in that way - feels like something a guy wants to wear, but might say he can’t ‘pull off’, it’s a black leather jacket."

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White t-shirt, blue jeans, black leather jacket. Can someone tell me what's wrong with this look?

This all reads like "ok so if you are like me and fear you cannot pull off a black leather jacket, follow these three steps a)no jeans b) no white t-shirt c) no biker jackets"

He is afraid he cannot pull it off and is insecure about what people think about him, that is what in his books is wrong with this look. I mean, good for him, he found a way to include cool leather jackets into his outfits in a way he is comfortable with, but he should probably not mirror his insecurities onto others.
 
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If you do be very aware that both @Carlos840 and I had to report this seller to the police for threats to our families.

Oh, right, you as well! Christ... That guy is insane and the worst part is you can't tell what triggers him. I've sent two jackets back to him, absolutely no issue of any kind.
 
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