Found the „do it all jacket“ Lewis Leather Corsair No. 60

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Herresbach, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Herresbach

    Herresbach New in Town

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    Hi guys,

    a half a year ago I started a thread about finding the perfect „do it all jacket“, I was looking for a casual rather clean jacket that could be worn with a t-shirt and jeans but that should also be able to be dressed up with a nice shirt and a pair of chinos.

    That‘s the old post:
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/first-post-looking-for-advice-for-a-do-it-all-jacket-aero-premier-highwayman-belmondo-style.99446/

    I got the idea from watching Jean-Paul Belmondo wearing a pretty cool somewhat Highwayman-style jacket in Peur sur la ville (1976). Pretty cool movie btw!

    Many of you guys suggested going for an Aero Sheene because I already love my Aero CR. That seemed like a good choice and thank you guys for your input! But I got caught up in the process of chosing the „right“ leather, „right“colour, „perfect“ lining and so on. I‘d never be perfectly pleased so when I had to take my finals I lost sight of the project.

    So a week ago I got bored and started browsing around the bay (never ever do that, you gonna start wanting to buy stuff!). I found this black Lewis Leathers Corsair No. 60 in 42 that has nearly the same measurements as my custem CR. Was it luck, was it destiny?
    I don‘t know but I really fell in love with this jacket. It reminds me of the old Luftwaffe jackets (in fact, the Corsair has been used as Luftwaffe jacket in „Battle for Britain“). Until this moment I didn‘t even know I „needed“ a Luftwaffe styled jacket but boy, I wanted it. I do like the Eastman Hartmann jackets too but I prefer the cleaner look of the Corsair (except for the tag but I can live with that)

    About the jacket. It‘s a black cowhide Corsair No. 60, standard size. I won‘t review this jacket except the fact that I think it is very well made because Carlos did some awesome reviews about his LL jackets and my lack of experience in reviews. LL cowhide is noticeable lighter than FQHH but it doesn‘t feel flimsy like some lighter goathides. Like I said, it‘s pretty close to being perfect imho.

    Is there something not to like?
    Well, there obviously always is, there is no perfect jacket I can tell you with even my little bit of experience.
    Would I order a jacket with the tag? Probably not. Do I care? Not really.
    Would I mind the jacket being a bit longer? No, I‘d even ask for another inch in the back if I was buying the jacket from Lewis. Does it bother me?
    Nope, not enough to matter. Usually I wear my jackets with 1,5inches longer backs but I think a Corsair is a short jacket anyway (especially the German Luftwaffe Pilots were wearing very short jackets) and it’s not awkwardly short, so I‘m fine. Since I‘m wearing rather low waist 501 levis, there‘s always the option to go for higher waisted jeans, if the length ever bothers me.

    I‘d be glad to hear your opinion on the fit of the jacket and thank you for your precious advice in the act of finding my „do it all“ jacket!

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    P.S
    I added the Belmondo pictures from the original post because I still think it's a pretty cool jacket!
     

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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Welome, great jacket and very nice fit, thank you for the write-up and the pictures!
     
  3. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    That's a very good fit and pretty cool jacket, you're set!
     
  4. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    One and done. Like you, not keen on the chest branding but that notwithstanding, it's a keeper.
     
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  5. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man Practically Family

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    The fit is fine. Looks good , so similar to the Simmons Bilt Nebraska.

    No doubt the Nebraska is a "homage" to the original as displayed.
     
  6. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I'm curious, what does it weigh? Is it 2.5oz leather or heavier.
     
  7. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    fit cool like a denim jacket, congrats for finding your jacket goal !!!
     
  8. Herresbach

    Herresbach New in Town

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    3 oz I guess regarding the thickness of about 1,2mm. Somewhere inbetween goathide and Aeros 4.0oz FQHH which is quite a good compromise in my opinion. I think there's a post from Carlos where he weighed his LL jackets and compared them to his Aeros
     
  9. Herresbach

    Herresbach New in Town

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    well thanks for your kind words chaps! I already felt very comfortable and cool in the jacket but your approval erased the last bit of doubt whether the jacket might be a tick short
     
  10. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Giant list incoming....

    Thurlow Leatherworld (deer): 1,51kg / 3.32Lb
    ELMC Californian: 1.53 kg / 3.37 lb
    Langlitz Cascade: 1.77kg / 3.91lb
    DC J-100: 1.80 kg / 3.98 lb
    Lewis Leathers 551: 1.94 kg / 4.25 lb
    Schott 644: 1.95 kg / 4.31 lb
    Lee Storm Rider: 1,97kg / 4.35Lb
    Lewis Leathers Universal Racer Mk2: 2,03kg / 4.47Lb
    Metropolitan Uniform CO. PJ27: 2.08kg / 4.58lb
    DC JH-1: 2.09kg / 4.61lb
    Schott B3: 2.11kg / 4.66 lb
    Golden Bear Deck Jacket: 2.16kg / 4.77lb
    RMC JH-1: 2.21kg / 4.87lb
    Himel Chevalier: 2.23 kg / 4.93 lbs
    Schott 613H: 2,24kg / 4.94Lb
    Aero Bootlegger CXLFQHH(brown): 2.31 kg / 5.09 lb
    Schott 621: 2,41kg / 5.31Lb
    Frewheelers San Mateo: 2.5kg/ 5.5lb
    Langlitz Columbia: 2.50kg / 5.56lb
    Schott 602: 2.53kg / 5.59lb
    Aero Bootlegger CXLFQHH(black): 2.55 kg / 5.63 lb
    Legendary USA Trojan Horse: 2.56kg / 5.64lb
    Aero Leather Grizzly: 2.61kg / 5.75lb
    Freewheelers La Brea: 2.61 kg / 5.76 lb
    AL Cafe Racer: 2.72 kg / 5.66 lb
    Apparel Annex CHP: 2.73 kg / 6.03lb
    Legendary USA J-24 HH: 2,76kg / 6.08Lb
    Vanson Swedish Rider: 2,79kg / 6.16Lb
    Vanson x Left Field Commando: 2.89kg / 6.37lb
    Oje malung Swedish Rider: 2,90kg / 6.40Lb
    Vanson CHP2: 2.90kg / 6.39lb
    Lost Worlds J-23: 2.98kg / 6.57lb
    Lost Worlds Leathertogs: 3.44kg / 7.58lb
    Vanson Chopper: 3.60 kg / 7.95 lb
     
  11. dubpynchon

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    Great jacket, perfect fit, especially the sleeve length. Well done.
     
  12. TREEMAN

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    Well done...
     
  13. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Right at Mysteryo's tail.
     
  14. Fanch

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  15. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm ashamed to say there are a few new ones that need to be added to that list...
    There are a few reviews i still need to make and a few jackets i need to weight.
     
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  16. willyto

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    Where do you store all those jackets?

    I recall reading that you have somewhat of a denim/tshirt uniform so maybe that’s where all the space comes from!
     
  17. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    In London i had a couple wardrobes but ran out of room and ended up keeping a bunch of rarely worn ones in a pile on the floor, covered by a bed sheet.
    I am moving out of London, and going to have more room from now on, i am going to build a jacket rack in my new office and hang 12 flat on the wall! Also got a few heavy duty rails on wheels and a bunch of hangers, doing the trip in a van in early August to move the jackets and some other stuff...
     
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  18. dudewuttheheck

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    Nice fit on that jacket.
     

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