How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    This the new persimmon dyed one?

    42 does LOOK better to me too in these pics as long as you feel like you can wear it.
     
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  2. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    42
     
  3. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    42 for sure, assuming you know you going to stay skinny LOL
     
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  4. RL204

    RL204 One of the Regulars

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  5. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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    42 looks better. But then: Doesn´t a small-ish jacket always look ace in pictures...?;)
     
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  6. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    That’s always been my experience. Every jacket that I’ve returned because it was a bit too tight always looked awesome in pictures. It is only when one tries to move or breathe deeply that’s the problem begin.
     
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  7. Destruct

    Destruct New in Town

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    Just picked up this beauty. I have no idea who the maker is, looks like it could be a Langlitz or Cal - but absolutely no idea. Hide is the heaviest I’ve ever seen. Size 42. Probably looking to get a collar made by JL. If anyone can help with identifying it, it would be much appreciated. This thing is an absolute beast!

    Also, new to the lounge!
     

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  8. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    It does indeed look beastly. Congrats on the pickup and your first post!
     
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  9. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Very nice. Is there mutton inside the cuffs by the wrists? If so, most likely a Cal. Langlitz has a distinct pattern on how they stitch the bottom part. You can compare to other photos of Langlitz. Cal is more like a closed square and Langlitz is like an open box.

    Beautiful version with the padding and all that. Excellent. Welcome.
     
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  10. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Nice opening!
     
  11. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Cal. Are the zips YKK? Is the hide super thick but pliable? Then a more contemporary version. What are the measurements of the 42? Cal sizing is a bit ad hoc as you move out of the 70s. Beautiful. I would love to own that jacket.

    If it’s a true vintage one then I am truly jealous. Talon main zip. Then you are going back in time. Serval/Conmar, way back. Would love to see better pictures. You know who to message if you ever want to move it on. And welcome to TFL.

    Edit: Based on the front pocket pulls, if they are original, I’m leaning full into contemporary (last 30 years or so). I have one that isn’t padded. They are amazing jackets.
     
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  12. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    the only thing that's making me pause that it's not a Cal is the belt straps are the "right" way and not the usual reversed Cal way. But I don't know if that's just a vintage thing and the newer ones have it with the snap on the top piece. that liner definitely screams cal, the weave belt, and just the overall vibe.
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Lots of owners reversed them on the vintage jackets. The Leatherman stuff had them the right way, the few I’ve seen with the loops. Another piece of evidence it is a more recent Cal. It’s an awesome jacket. I’ll take pics of it tomorrow.
     
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  14. Destruct

    Destruct New in Town

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    Measurements are 22” p2p, 22” back of neck seam to waist, 24” sleeves, and the front panels extend about 2” farther than the back. I’m a regular 42 and it’s a tad short but nothing drastic. I’ll take some pictures of it tomorrow.

    Zips are unfortunately YKK!

    I think it may be a Cal. There is mutton by the wrists and the tag by the inner pocket looks to have been removed. This thing absolutely puts my copycat Branded Garments jacket to shame.
     

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  15. ton312

    ton312

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    I couldn’t lay off this one. Seller sent offer, I countered, the rest is a history. Never heard of this label and the jacket looks very clean.
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  16. Monitor

    Monitor

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    It's Cal for sure. Okay, maybe Al but I don't think so. Probably had the Leather Man tag, though. Early 90's?
    Whatever it is, it's the most hard core, full-on Cruising rig that I've seen as of yet. Which is of course meant as a compliment of the highest order. Never saw that short one with belt loops.
     
  17. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice. I have the same jacket without the padding. Leatherman label but a Cal. I’ll post pics too. There are a few members with this jacket.
     
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  18. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Unfortunately, my first second-hand purchase of a jacket, without having seen it in real before, was not crowned with success.
    The condition is somewhat worse than the photos suggested (at least for me as an untrained person) and the seller and I have different assumptions about how the length of the body and sleeves are measured. Thus, both are clearly too short. Knowing the actual measurements, I would not have bought the jacket.
    At some point, one of the previous owners must have had the glorious idea to remove the elastic bands between the gussets. Or else, the jacket never had any. Either way, it doesn't look good without functioning gussets.
    In addition, there is an unpleasant smell, which is certainly very subjective. But I am also very sensitive.
    The seller was very eager and he is not to be blamed, but I did not ask the right questions or ask for the right photos. The ones I got, I interpreted as having a good reason to buy.
    So now I have a jacket that I would like in principle, but it doesn't fit me and I paid way too much for.
    I check it off as teaching money. lol
    I'm afraid I will buy new jackets again in the future.

    But I will present the jacket in a separate thread (Sears, Roebuck and Co, U.S.A. The Leather Shop).
     
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  19. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Just had this Aero Leather C3 delivered - greedbay £130 offer accepted. I was a bit worried about the 21.5” pit to pit given my 43” chest but it’s actually just over 22” and the fit is perfect. I’ll be able to wear my A2 and A1 in the colder weather now with this underneath.
    I’m ok with the wear patina - it’d soon have looked like this within a few weeks of wearing had it been new. It doesn’t have the horsehide semicircle sewn to below the ‘collar’ area on the back and is marked regular rather than a size in inches so I suspect it’s an older model? 85C1E6A4-FEA9-407E-85FC-9AC4BBBAF267.jpeg CB80CB12-F19E-4A52-AD0C-51087208AC1E.jpeg 08BC2D0C-E6CB-4B44-A7C5-48CB6863ACAE.jpeg
     

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  20. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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