Gotta stop buying jackets....

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by majormajor, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Double post. My apologies
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  2. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here, just for you, Craig, is my Jimmy Page guitar (it looks more sunburst in the flesh):D

    Fitted with some hand-wound pups, and four push-pull knobs which give 21 different pup combinations. Jimmy Page heaven!!;)

    [​IMG]

    Now we MUST get this thread back on topic........
     
  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    8,361
    Location:
    Glasgow
    What can I say?: :cool::eusa_clap:D

    Here's a question though. Is there an optimum number of leather jackets? At what point do you look in your cupboard and pride in your good taste turn to shame at you profligacy?:D
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  4. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,921
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    I picked up an Aero Long Half Belt and it is pretty much my perfect jacket. Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of the alpaca lining, but it fits and looks perfect. It is a cooler weather jacket

    I'm hoping to have a GW Ventura in the next few months. This jacket will be my less cooler weather jacket.

    If I like it the GW, I will be done. This stuff is too expensive for me and I'd prefer fewer jackets to give me time to develop a patina on the couple that
    I have.
     
  5. bretron

    bretron Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,464
    Location:
    NW
    Yeah you say that now ;)
     
  6. damienweaver

    damienweaver One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Anyone familiar with the expression "white people problems"?
     
  7. Asienizen

    Asienizen One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Vietnam
    Wow! Do you have an entire room dedicated to your clothes? I always used to tease my lady-friends because they had 30 or 40 pairs of shoes - I can't say to them that guys don't do that sort of thing any more I guess. ;)

    But I suppose those of us from the Lounge are cut from a different cloth. I think of myself just getting into the suit world- I have about a dozen suits; but most of my contemporaries here only have ONE suit. They think I'm crazy, "how can you possibly wear that many suits?" They ask, I usually respond that I don't have nearly enough.

    But I think I'll try to keep it to only 5 or 6 leather jackets.
     
  8. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,414
    Location:
    Sheffield UK
    Nothing wrong with collecting so long as it's not obsessional and doesn't take over your life and home. I'm sure the Psychologist Loungers will agree it's just normal hunting or foraging behaviour brought up to date. For millions of years as a species our job was to hunt for food and the other necessities of life and we adapted accordingly. As the essentials for life such as food and drink are little challenge to obtain for most of us we get our kicks from the tough hunt for the other necessities of life such as jackets, boots guitars, watches,fountain pens etc.
     
  9. SGB

    SGB One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    270
    Location:
    AZ
    My wife and I live in a largish 4 bedroom home with walk-in closets in each bedroom, as well as a hall closet. Jackets are in 3 closets and my Hawaiian shirts are in my half of our bedroom closet. Most of the closets are full with my wife's clothes, naturally.
    The leather jackets initially were mostly A-2's, repros and originals. But then I switched to more civilian jackets. Just before we moved to AZ from CA (9 years ago) I tried to get rid of lots of leather jackets. I took about 30 vintage HH jackets to a couple of shows and offered them for $15-25 each, only sold 5-6. I lowered the price at our moving sale and ended up donating about 20 to the Salvation Army charity. I've kept the best of the bunch, but still have no need to wear them in the desert.
    The Hawaiian shirts I wear a lot as we have warm to hot weather 8 months at least. I like the artistic patterns and colorful imagery of them.
     
  10. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,254
    Location:
    California
    That's what it's all about. Even if you took a hit, you probably made a bunch of people happy. If they appreciated the value of them is another story but you surely made someones day. Leather jackets and generosity. Definitely in the top 10 list of the best things in life.
     
  11. You only collect jackets until you find the perfect one and then you sell the rest. It's like what Thomas Edison said about inventing the light bulb after 1000 failed attempts: "My success was a one thousand-and-one step process."
     
  12. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

    Messages:
    10,214
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm in agreement. But one? No, likely 3-4 :)
     
  13. Foster

    Foster One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    N.C., U.S.A.
    Might as well have one for each day of the week!
     
  14. Very good idea!
    Finally buy that '1' well fitting...great hided and lined perfect jacket..
    and wear it each day of the week..!!
    HD
     
  15. SGB

    SGB One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    270
    Location:
    AZ
    There is never just one perfect jacket. Too many variables. If one is good, or 5, then 15-20 is better. :) Unless you live in the desert.....
     
  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    Messages:
    21,984
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ha, I'm glad I'm not alone. to think there was a time when I thought i excessive that I had four leather jackets, and now I think I have just about got the wishlist down to ten.... only ten more...... ;)
     
  17. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,830
    Location:
    Troy, New York, USA
    SPEW!!!!! Good Lord man!!!!! Get thee to a doctor and QUICK!!!! I pray I never git that bad!!!!

    Worf
     
  18. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,830
    Location:
    Troy, New York, USA
    Well... at least I MAKE money with these.

    [​IMG]

    And these:

    [​IMG]

    Some of the 5's have been sold... but replaced. But I rarely buy anymore basses.

    Worf
     
  19. SGB

    SGB One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    270
    Location:
    AZ
    Ha ha, funny. I don't think there's anything wrong with enjoying Hawaiian shirts, don't see it as bad. Especially since I live in the desert and do wear them a lot. I have bought vintage shirts and sold them to Bailey's in Hawaii, at a real nice profit, which I then use to BUY MORE! :)
    I've also met a guy here in AZ who owns over 30,000 Hawaiian shirts.....I'm nothing compared to him.
     
  20. spike42

    spike42 New in Town

    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.