Have I made a mistake? ( jacket on order )

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Spiney, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    I think that the Bootlegger is a great “gateway” crosszip. The lapels aren’t too big and it doesn’t have a heavy duty moto feel to it. I will say that my cordovan bootlegger has gotten more compliments and comments than most of my other jackets combined.
     
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  2. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    One of the truly great philosophical statements made here on the Lounge. "A transubstantiation of mojo." Brilliant.
     
  3. JCSD

    JCSD Practically Family

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    48 this past December and my crosszip is my go-to piece.

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  4. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Bootleggers are cool. They are very easy to wear. It goes well with either black or brown. It is one of Aero's staple design.

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  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You shouldn't worry about it at all. Age doesn't matter as this place proves. It's just about how well it fits and how much you like it and how confident you are in it.
     
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  6. kowalski

    kowalski Practically Family

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    next plus ; in addition, crosszipp has a rejuvenating effect ;) minimum ten year :cool:
     
  7. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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    Ummm.... NO! it makes you feel the age. Three beers and I struggle forever with Aero´s tiny No. 5 zipper. It´s fiddly on a center zip, but with double-leather: Too much material to sort out...
     
  8. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle One of the Regulars

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    I cant remember the exact quote, but someone one here wrote something which resonated with me a year or so ago along the lines of - please forgive me as I cant remember exactly. "Out of 100 people, 75 have got their own things going on and wont even notice what youre wearing, 20 may notice but wont care, and maybe 5 won't like it. Are you really going to alter your entire appearance based on the negative feelings, vocalised or not, of 5 mean spirited people out of 100. Personally I feel you've got to do what you want in this life, if you want to wear a badass crosszip wear a badass crosszip - youre a long time dead, and if you wearing a particular kind of jacket seems to annoy or upset some people thats good, theyre the kind of people Im happy to upset anyway.
     
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  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Definitely got my eye on one of those in the future...

    When it comes to a jacket collar, it's just a case of whether you're a Ramone or a Thunders....

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    Both have an effortless cool to their look, though for my money Thunders has just a touch more swagger. Maybe it's in the mouton...
     
  10. kowalski

    kowalski Practically Family

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    Johnny Ramone 100 x on yes .!
     
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  11. Vezio

    Vezio One of the Regulars

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    Happy birthday
     
  12. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    What a surprise. Thank you very much :)
     
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  13. red devil

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    Happy birthday from all of us Dragon Hunter! :D :D :D
     
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  14. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit One of the Regulars

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    Thank you very much sir.
     
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  15. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Lol thank you ;)
     
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  16. jonbuilder

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    Humorous but I do not think Jeff Goldblum is an all inspire confidence builder with his syle
     
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  17. jonbuilder

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    Well put my sentiment all so
     
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  18. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I started to get interesting in leather jackets at fifty and was getting back into motorcycle riding with a passion at the same time. Cross zips just came with the territory. Now at seventy, I so use to wearing cross zips my last jacket purchase was vintage white trojan sportswear and I just retired from riding Motorcycles. Granted the Trojan purchase was as much about holding on to motorcycle jacket history as wearing it. My point is you will get used to feeling comfortable wearing your new Bootlegger and I think it is a good choice.
     
  19. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    That's a fun quote but where is the evidence this is in fact the correct breakdown of reactions? Besides, let's face it, it depends on who those 5 people are. If they are your girlfriend, and four close friends who actually know you, and think you look like a twat, then perhaps the quote can be understood differently in its potential impact. :D
     
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  20. BloodEagle

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    Oh sorry, I didnt realise I needed to submit evidence - Im afraid I havent got any.
     
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