Horween CXL Steerhide jacket after ~3months

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Asaha, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    So how does it look now?
     
  2. Asaha

    Asaha Familiar Face

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    The color started to fade away a bit specially where it get brushed like under arms. I will try to get some photos soon.
     
  3. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    We don't get to see enough worn jackets here unfortunately!
     
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  4. Asaha

    Asaha Familiar Face

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    Here's some pics I managed to take today;
    It has gotten so much softened now.
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  5. Tatagiba

    Tatagiba New in Town

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    This jacket is a real beauty. The leather is starting to show a lovely grain.
     
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  6. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Really nice!
     
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  7. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    One of the nicest I've ever seen.

    What are the scrapes from??
     
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  8. Asaha

    Asaha Familiar Face

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    Thanks .
    Some of them are from moving furnitures and some of them from roadside brick wall on my way to work. More I try to stay clear more I brush it against it seems. :)

    So made my peace with it.:p
     
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  9. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    I have that very same jacket in the same leather and colour but about 3 years old now, with the Alexander Leathers label. Mine still stands up on its own in the corner when I take it off! It is still as stiff as a board when I put it on but it softens as it warms up.

    It is a lovely jacket though

    Gareth
     
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  10. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I do think there's a limit to the desirability of a stiff jacket - it shouldn't fight back! Regular wear should see a jacket on its way to being properly broken in within a couple of seasons. I've got a Bootlegger that's gone from stand on its own to flopping over on its side within four months.
     
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  11. Asaha

    Asaha Familiar Face

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    I would agree too. I didn't baby this jacket and took all the advice I got from the forum to break in except for showering with it, that was taken care of by Irish weather anyway.
    And it started to become soft very quickly for me, now I dont have anything to compare the 100%broken in stage of these type of leather but I'm happy with where it is now after 7-8months.

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  12. Tatagiba

    Tatagiba New in Town

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    Please don't be shy, post a lot of pics
     
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  13. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    GORGEOUS My next order should be in Horween Steer! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    CXL will always stiffen up in the cold. The oils and waxes stuffed into the hide are responsible for that. If it doesn't do that...your jacket is thirsty and needs a drink. @Asaha, your jacket is a lovely example of why I feel Horweens CXL is without question the most beautiful leather on the planet, hands down, bar none, period, end of story
    Sorry for shouting
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
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  15. oskar

    oskar New in Town

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    Wow. Just amazing xD
     
  16. oskar

    oskar New in Town

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    I need one too
     
  17. Hh121

    Hh121 One Too Many

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    SB noted thier CXL steerhide is 1.4mm thickness, therefore it is 3.5oz in weight.
     
  18. Asaha

    Asaha Familiar Face

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    I have no prior experience in the weight of a heavy hide jacket, but this one is heavy AF. When I bought, this was the last batch of CXL steer hide they had left and they warned me that it's going to be heavy and I could wait for next batch, which I ignored in all the excitement :).
     
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  19. grabes

    grabes New in Town

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    This is absolutely unreal. This has REALLY excited man. This is perfect. Absolutely perfect
     
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