Freewheelers LaBrea

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Carlos840, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    water stains to me looks good when overlapping each other from several water spots, kinda like flecktarn camo. used to have some on my natural hide from several time worn under a drizzling day i purposefully exposed the jacket into before obenauf oil even them out.
     
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  2. Kuro

    Kuro Practically Family

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    So very jealous.

    Did you end up buying it from Avenue? How was the experience?
     
  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Yes i did, they where great to deal with, would buy from them again without hesitation.
     
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  4. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I wear all my leather jackets in the rain. We don't get a lot of it here, but it does not stop me from wearing my leather jackets and all of mine are veg tanned. I think that Shinki benefits a lot from rain and as you said, it opens up the grain and gives it an ever greater depth of color.

    Personally, I have not seen the water spots or stains that you are talking about. I do notice that certain areas get a little darker for a bit after the rain hits, but no major water spots. When I first got into leather jackets, I was afraid to wear them in the rain. Now I quite look forward to it.
     
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  5. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    The Darius in the sunlight. I haven’t worn it since Spring started though.

    30BD6063-318D-48F9-AB2E-7C03C900C07E.jpeg A5F6A3A7-43E5-442B-A617-A8679E2ED06D.jpeg @Carlos840 I wear mine in the rain without worrying about it. As you mention they get spots when wet but when dry they blend in and the grain pops up.

    The Darius above was sprayed with water until fully soaked. Nothing bad happened to it.
     
  6. Monitor

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    Wow, this is really nice!
     
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  7. Leigh H

    Leigh H One of the Regulars

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    I've just gotten caught by surprise in quick rain shower today wearing my natural leather jacket. It's inevitable and unavoidable really, unless you live in southern cali :). Each jacket becomes unique in its own way and you've gotta roll with these natural leather scars. They're not for the faint hearted.

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  8. Kuro

    Kuro Practically Family

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    Watanabe-san of Genco clothing has informed me that EMS (for large packages) has resumed for the USA!

    Hopefully I will have my La Brea by the end of the week!
     
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  9. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yup! He just shipped out my Bodie as well. Glad EMS is back to shipping our leather jackets.
     
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  10. Kuro

    Kuro Practically Family

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    Flawless Victory.

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  11. TheBigEraser

    TheBigEraser One of the Regulars

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  12. Leigh H

    Leigh H One of the Regulars

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  13. Kuro

    Kuro Practically Family

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    @Carlos840

    When are we going to be able to see the Yellow Ochre deerskin La Brea? I have been looking forward to seeing your usual photos of it!
     
  14. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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  15. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    @Kuro perfect jacket. Perfect fit.
     
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  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    @Kuro you totally nailed it with that amazing jacket!
     
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  17. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Soon...
    Right now i am dealing with this crap:

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    Not really had much time to think about leather jackets, but i might have some time to take pics tomorrow...
    Before someone asks, i didn't drop it on there, a storm did.
     
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  18. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 A-List Customer

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    Sorry to see this Carlos… hope no one was injured from this.
     
  19. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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  20. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    Wow, that sucks Charles. Hope you get that situation resolved quickly and easily!
     

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