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

JMax

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You done good, l have 2 and would have bought this one.

If it fits, it will be a case of my late night insomnia actually leading to good. Out of all the iterations of this back configuration, this one is up there for me. Somehow looks, I don’t know, classier(?), than some of the others. I like your HB versions because imo it makes the jackets more presentable when not MCing.
 

JMax

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It is unlike my backs! I don't think I have seen this "crown" back. What a catch! here are my Californians back and front


Yep. I need to check my photo archive, but think I’ve seen this back configuration on some old MW Perfecto-styled jackets, but not with this front configuration. It caught my eye.

That faded CHP is ridiculous. I talked myself out of hitting the bin on that one. Too faded I said. Big mistake. What a beautiful jacket.
 

Blackadder

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Yep. I need to check my photo archive, but think I’ve seen this back configuration on some old MW Perfecto-styled jackets, but not with this front configuration. It caught my eye.

That faded CHP is ridiculous. I talked myself out of hitting the bin on that one. Too faded I said. Big mistake. What a beautiful jacket.
I have seen two listed on Yahoo auction jp.
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c1027080688
The other one is still listed but with belt and belt loop removed.
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n253057314
 

Claybertrand

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Yep. I need to check my photo archive, but think I’ve seen this back configuration on some old MW Perfecto-styled jackets, but not with this front configuration. It caught my eye.

That faded CHP is ridiculous. I talked myself out of hitting the bin on that one. Too faded I said. Big mistake. What a beautiful jacket.
I totally agree with you on the toned down/understated back taking it into the non MC realm. Its a real Gentleman's Vintage MC CZ!!! In the old catalog ads, its all these generic fatherly looking dudes smoking pipes etc. so they were at least marketed toward the mainstream. This could be worn by a smiling, pipe smoking, fatherly looking Caucasian man with heavily pomaded hair wearing a shirt and tie.

Real cool pick up. I hope it fits!!!
 

tmitchell59

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Yep. I need to check my photo archive, but think I’ve seen this back configuration on some old MW Perfecto-styled jackets!, but not with this front configuration. It caught my eye.

That faded CHP is ridiculous. I talked myself out of hitting the bin on that one. Too faded I said. Big mistake. What a beautiful jacket.

These are fabulous leathers. Fit is short and to the point. I've got to pay more attention to the backs! I've seen the two linked above. I get confused, I can't even keep my stuff straight.
you

That Steerhide chip would be a good fit on you. It is a little big on me. I will keep in mind. I have seen another recently.

If I had seen that I would have bought it. On the rebound I went fishing and caught a surprise. The big surprise will be the fit. The measurements don't match the tag size. One is possible the other is not.

I did not ask any questions or make an offer. The pictures were some of the best. Way too cool to let it sit around. I don't think it has been in a thread here, I don't think it has been around long.

I'm stunned. In my collection this will be big even if too small!
 

tmitchell59

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his could be worn by a smiling, pipe smoking, fatherly looking Caucasian man with heavily pomaded hair wearing a shirt and tie.


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JMax

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These are fabulous leathers. Fit is short and to the point. I've got to pay more attention to the backs! I've seen the two linked above. I get confused, I can't even keep my stuff straight.
you

That Steerhide chip would be a good fit on you. It is a little big on me. I will keep in mind. I have seen another recently.

If I had seen that I would have bought it. On the rebound I went fishing and caught a surprise. The big surprise will be the fit. The measurements don't match the tag size. One is possible the other is not.

I did not ask any questions or make an offer. The pictures were some of the best. Way too cool to let it sit around. I don't think it has been in a thread here, I don't think it has been around long.

I'm stunned. In my collection this will be big even if too small!

I’m hooked. It has to be a seriously cool jacket for a comment like that.

It does get confusing and my photos are too many and across various storage media. Too disorganized. I need to spend an afternoon organizing them.
 
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Crappy pics but these original Highwayman pants just arrived. These are from Willhaben, since none y'all seem to want 'em... Anyway, this is my first Highwayman leather anything and the quality is astonishingly high! @Edward , you might find these cool.
Leather is of the best grade I've seen by the UK makers of the Lewis Leathers level. Or higher. Tan, very light top coat, very thick. L stamped zipper.

Condition is... Gross. I can't bring myself to try them on, the state they're in. Don't mean functionally, they're not damaged or anything but these pants are so filthy, dirty, damp, smell of mold... Must've been sitting in some basement or garage for decades.

There's no easy way of saving these so I'm going to throw them into the washing machine for 2 or 3 gentle cycles and take it from there.

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Claybertrand

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These are fabulous leathers. Fit is short and to the point. I've got to pay more attention to the backs! I've seen the two linked above. I get confused, I can't even keep my stuff straight.
you

That Steerhide chip would be a good fit on you. It is a little big on me. I will keep in mind. I have seen another recently.

If I had seen that I would have bought it. On the rebound I went fishing and caught a surprise. The big surprise will be the fit. The measurements don't match the tag size. One is possible the other is not.

I did not ask any questions or make an offer. The pictures were some of the best. Way too cool to let it sit around. I don't think it has been in a thread here, I don't think it has been around long.

I'm stunned. In my collection this will be big even if too small!
I must see this jacket caught when @tmitchell59 went fishing off the rebound of missing this CZ.......... Sounds like a real score...... We don't see Terry leaving breadcrumbs this big very often.........Curiosity Officially piqued!!!! I have a couple promising incomings.......but Terry sounds like he has a trump card on the way...... Can't wait for the report back on @JMax and his new find and can't wait for Terry's new arrival. The week starts with intrigue.................................
 

tmitchell59

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I must see this jacket caught when @tmitchell59 went fishing off the rebound of missing this CZ.......... Sounds like a real score...... We don't see Terry leaving breadcrumbs this big very often.........Curiosity Officially piqued!!!! I have a couple promising incomings.......but Terry sounds like he has a trump card on the way...... Can't wait for the report back on @JMax and his new find and can't wait for Terry's new arrival. The week starts with intrigue.................................

We all have stuff coming in and I await each new offering.
My excitement has built a rather large collection of jackets. I sometimes tire of the pursuit, but press on.

This new jacket answers and raises question no one but me is probably interested in. I have moments of doubt and thoughts of selling all of them. They do come out of the closet but seems another takes it's place soon.

I have several to sell, but moving slowly in getting things done. I can't seem to place prices on things right now.
 

Claybertrand

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We all have stuff coming in and I await each new offering.
My excitement has built a rather large collection of jackets. I sometimes tire of the pursuit, but press on.

This new jacket answers and raises question no one but me is probably interested in. I have moments of doubt and thoughts of selling all of them. They do come out of the closet but seems another takes it's place soon.

I have several to sell, but moving slowly in getting things done. I can't seem to place prices on things right now.
I hear ya. I am sick.

I have well over 150 jackets by now.......... and I have lost weight.....gained weight......lost a lot of weight......gained alotta weight.........then most recently last year lost a TON of weight........ and I have the long trail of jackets to prove it!!! I am fitting into jackets that I never could before. Some members of my GOTTA SELL pile now fit me....... and some old favorites have me contemplating possibly moving them. My in house jacket rankings have certainly seen some changes for sure.

I go through periods where I am trying to stay away from buying but then something special presents itself and I can't help myself but to snatch it up. I have at least a few dozen to sell. Some are what I would term "STARTER/ENTRY LEVEL"" jackets that are under $100........ some are more special and some have no available comparisons to base a sales price on. I am building a closet addition in my home renovation that will add just under 100 square feet to the existing master closet with Ten Foot walls and ceilings to allow for 3 levels of jacket racking. I will need to make a pole and hook type of jacket retriever to get them off of the highest rack. But I will want and in some cases NEED to clean and condition the whole herd before commingling all of these jackets with my clothes/shoes. I don't have a place clean enough to do that until my construction is finished though so I have some interesting scents combining to waft thru my jacket overflow rooms to say the least.

Sometimes the thought crosses my mind of what I could buy with my leather jacket money if they were all sold. I am totally addicted to hunting these jackets down and finding cool vintage. I MAY put some for sale at my cousin's record store he is opening soon. Anything I sell I will obviously offer here in the Lounge. Jackets I have to return to Sellers always contain a note from me referring the Seller to the Lounge where they pay no fees and will have a welcoming audience and a concentration of sick individuals like me who like to nit pick zippers and seams and lament the measuring follies of novice Sellers.

Honestly---it didn't start this way!!!! I have learned so much from this Lounge. The learning never stops and it spurs new interest in different styles and fits. I love gawking at members' jacket collections.

Every once in a while I spend hours trying on jackets and reminding myself what all I have and how cool I think they are. Its a very personal hobby in many ways but I am glad to be able to share it with everyone here. I feel like its a cross between a club and a therapy group. Lol. LONG LIVE THE LOUNGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry, if you sell all of your jackets---that day will be a sign that THE END TIME is upon us. It would be a sad day hopefully we never have to see. I don't ever wanna see those TOOLS from American Pickers sashaying around your house asking, "....How bout this old Peters Police Jacket.............wouldja do $150??? How bout the Peters Police Jacket and these old Sears jackets for $250???? Wouldja do that???? $250 on these five old jackets!?!??!?!!?! Oh WOW are those Vintage Gibsons I see!?!?!!?!?!?! Are these for sale too!?!?!?!!?" UGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! If you EVER have to sell your jacket collection----I think you might find quite a few of us booking tickets to Galesburg.................
 

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