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FS Japanese Big Twin “Boss” Trojan-clone D Pocket Jacket 42

think_zot

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Folks,
Very rare find here. Big Twin “Boss” Trojan-style jacket in 42. Big Twin was a Moto shop in Tokyo that made old USA inspired riding gear. The Boss was their signature model, and an obvious homage to the Trojan Jacket.
Heavy duty but supple cowhide, super high craftsmanship. More comfortable than previous LW Trojans I’ve owned.
Wonderful jacket, just cleaning out a little bit of space for inevitable future purchases.
Approx measurements in inches
Chest 23
Shoulder 19.5
Sleeve 25
Length 24.5
$800 PPFF Shipped worldwide.
 

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JMax

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Wow. I don’t need this, I have a LW Trojan. But I want it. I don’t need this, I have a LW Trojan. But I want it. I don’t need this, I have a LW Trojan. But I want it. I don’t need this this, I have a LW Trojan. But I want it. For the love of god someone buy this. I don’t need this…
 

JMax

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Your collection is my kryptonite, my color yellow, my fire, whatever other justice league superhero weakness exists lol. I’m thinking about selling more jackets. I already let go of a stellar, pinnacle Windward today.

I’m outta here. Later brother.
 

think_zot

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Your collection is my kryptonite, my color yellow, my fire, whatever other justice league superhero weakness exists lol. I’m thinking about selling more jackets. I already let go of a stellar, pinnacle Windward today.

I’m outta here. Later brother.
Ha! The struggle...feel you there.

Jacket weighs in about 6.5 pounds. Not too ridiculous.
 

eyewildshot

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Folks,
Very rare find here. Big Twin “Boss” Trojan-style jacket in 42. Big Twin was a Moto shop in Tokyo that made old USA inspired riding gear. The Boss was their signature model, and an obvious homage to the Trojan Jacket.
Heavy duty but supple cowhide, super high craftsmanship. More comfortable than previous LW Trojans I’ve owned.
Wonderful jacket, just cleaning out a little bit of space for inevitable future purchases.
Approx measurements in inches
Chest 23
Shoulder 19.5
Sleeve 25
Length 24.5
$800 PPFF Shipped worldwide.
I am a Chinese from Taiwan. Wow, It's a pleasant surprise to see a westerner own such a niche Japanese brand stuff.
I have some Big Twin t shirts. they're closed several years ago. Although Big twin's products were mostly OEM by USA manufacturers, they are a very exclusive brand with practically no exposure outside of Japan.

What size would you say in equivalent of LW Trojan? I mean it's labeled 42, but is it as large as a 44 LW Trojan? or no larger? your personal subjective opinion is fine. thanks
 

think_zot

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This one was a diamond in the rough. To me, this fits very very similar to a LW Trojan 42, maybe it's a bit roomier. Same short cut, broad shoulders, narrow hemline. Only real difference is the hide used in this one, which is not much at all like LW's horsehide. But in examining this jacket, wouldn't surprise me if it was done by LW under the Big twin label with Big twin's leather, but that is just me speculating.
 

Carlos840

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Just out of interrest in LW history i have asked Stuart.
He says LW did make a few jackets under Japanese labels in the mid 90s.
He doesn't remember all the labels but says this one doesn't look like it is made by them, he says: "Well-stitched but hides and lining aren't ours nor is belt and belt loop config and we use anodized brass snaps, pretty certain not ours unless modified"
 
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jonbuilder

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I've had and sold an LW Trojan, Now I own an original Trojan cream, size 40, too small all around unless I want to dress like an old school rocker and I want this jacket. The LW I owned was stiff and heavy horse even for LW standard and was not comfortable around my neck when zipped for riding, hence the sale. It did have so nice graining developing and was turning ten years old.
I think the fact it was not made by LW and made in Japan is a plus for value.
GLWS hopefully it sells before my will to restain collapses
 

regius

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Is that Made in USA label just for show? My LW a Trojan experience was not great, it was a jacket of pyramid shape, not narrow at the hem at all. Amazing jacket! Good luck
 

think_zot

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Is that Made in USA label just for show? My LW a Trojan experience was not great, it was a jacket of pyramid shape, not narrow at the hem at all. Amazing jacket! Good luck
I’m that’s the mystery. I’m thinking it is, but not quite sure. And same experience; this jacket has a very nice v-taper to it and a good amount of room in the upper arm/shoulder area, which is usually the dealbreaker for me in Japanese brands.
 
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