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

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

  1. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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    Really interested in your thoughts. That model keeps talking to me big time.
    Your more than fit to handle the heavy stuff, so this will be interesting: first time I handled ELC horse I was mighty surprised (disappointed??) how lightweight it is. After A while I couldn’t get it off my back as it’s so very versatile and ages gloriously. Need one back at the stable eventually.
     
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  2. ton312

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    Yeah everything else I have is really more winter weight and quilted nylon lined. Need something like this for Fall! I'm super excited for it. I've been after one for ages and I'm much, much less hung up on heavy weight leather these days.
     
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  3. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The weight of these ELMC jackets differs between badges. My first Californian was a featherweight. My current ones are much thicker and heavier.
     
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  4. Leather Walker

    Leather Walker One of the Regulars

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    This beautiful Cal on the way! Very worn. I like the lightbrown sewing. Talon zippers on cuffs and pockets, the main one was replaced at some point with a brass YKK. I can't wait to receive it!
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  5. Leigh H

    Leigh H One of the Regulars

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    Just picked up this 1950’s Levi’s Suede Sherpa Jacket. Very happy with it!

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  6. Rich22

    Rich22 A-List Customer

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    Wow, that has aged incredibly well!
     
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  7. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Where do you find the padded X-zips? I must be searching all wrong. Great find. Beautiful jacket.
     
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  8. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    fantastic. please post pics when you get. I'm doing something with Greg next year. Going to be a padded cross zip of some sort. Trying to get a sense of the various patterns, especially on the back.

    Gwen from Cal Leathers told me they can do the padding 3 ways. The usual puffed out, one with the pattern but the puffiness on the inside so it's more flush, or completely hidden underneath.
     
  9. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    i was wondering the same and eventually gave up on waiting for a jacket my size to come around lol


    I asked for the same request before I had my JL padded CHP commissioned lol Greg is making another cross zip for me by November so thinking of what I really want out of that project as well
     
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  10. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Nice. I got about a year as I just signed up a couple weeks ago. Although hoping now that his shop is set up, he'll start cranking them out. I'll probably change my mind 10 times before then LOL, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up with some kind of Buco inspired j82/j24L, throw in some Cal and Togs, and come up with a masterpiece :cool:

    My Thedi racer has the padding and at first I was kind of on the fence about it. But now I really like it. I got so many cross zips now and even D pocket cross zips that if I do another, it's going to have to be something unique. In an odd way, even though it's clearly made for moto riding, there's a certain elegance to it that makes it high end fashion.
     
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  11. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    That's really another way of looking at it and hopefully it doesn't take that long to complete lol that will be a cool project with the details of those jackets all rolled into one and it certainly will be a one of a kind piece. advanced congratulations brother.
     
  12. JurassicUtility

    JurassicUtility Familiar Face

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  13. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  14. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Just got a second round of higher res pics, the hide looks incredible:

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    It made it to the website in the end...

    "Buco J24 in Customer-Supplied 5.0+ Oz. Dark Gray Finnish Moosehide Tanned To Order..
    A One-Of-A-Kind Lost Worlds Jacket.
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    Edit: I spoke to Stuart, apparently the stud work alone took an entire day to complete. He says the sponginess and thickness of the hide made the operation very technical compared to working on the usual horse hide.
     
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  15. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    This one looks fantastic with all the studs and the thick+heavy moosehide. Must be a tank of a jacket and my favorite one of your massive collection. I'm looking forward to your fit pics soon. Is it vegetable or chrome tanned moosehide and natural or printed grain?
     
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  16. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel New in Town

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  17. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks Robbie, the hide is chrome tanned (good luck getting Stu to use anything veg tanned!), natural grain.

    This is where it came from:

    https://www.kokkolan.com/
     
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  18. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Thanks and yes I had a look on Kokkolan's website, that's why I was asking about the natural or printed grain ;)
     
  19. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo One Too Many

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    WoW! Man, it's so beautifull, I wouldn't dare to wear it!
    The hide looks really thick!
    When do you receive this work of art?

     
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  20. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks, it does indeed look very VERY thick, i can't wait... I have worn moose hide before and it is super nice to wear, same stretch and comfort as deer but thicker and heavier.

    Well, this work of art is actually part of a new pair of jackets, i am also having a Leathertogs A made in the same hide.
    The LT/A is "currently in the works", as soon as they are both done they will be shipped, probably in a week or two.
     

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