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

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

  1. Wdawg

    Wdawg New in Town

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    I think I saw that jacket you sold, Looked incredible. It's always straight to the fedora lounge for leather jacket research. We're all on the hunt for that holy grail.

    I was a bit surprised to see it to be honest. Cal Leather is a pretty rare beast in general and in the UK especially. I'll be sure to get some pics up when it arrives if I end up keeping it.
     
  2. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Problem is, these old Cal CR's never seem to have a tag and they're, at a first glance, similar to some other, less valued jackets (like for example, Fidelity). So from a sellers perspective, it's hard to claim these jackets are what they are - which is the reason they don't go for as much as what they're worth. But they're seriously the best. One that I have pretty much concluded my CR quest. And it wasn't something I had planned, just that after getting that jacket, I realized there's just no point in looking for another black cafe racer.
     
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  3. Logician

    Logician New in Town

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    Update. I finally received the jacket on July 3 (last Tuesday). I will post some pics in a few days. Beautiful jacket. My only concern is the Talon #5 brass main zipper. Is it sturdy enough? Only time will tell... I've lubricated all my LW zippers thoroughly as a precaution (#10, #8 and #5). Can't take any chance of having a zipper failed on me.
     
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  4. steve u

    steve u Familiar Face

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    Logician, Thanks for the update. I hope the zipper works good for You.
    Me...still waiting...steve
     
  5. Logician

    Logician New in Town

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    Be patient it should be there soon! Patience: “A habit born of a long contemplation of eternity.” Godfather III
     
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  6. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'll be wearing my latest jacket on Saturday, all being well: not leather, but rather a navy blue wool Argyle (Kilt) jacket and matching waistcoat.
     
  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    As of yesterday my 50's Half belt has left Aero.
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  8. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    just in... 30's half belt, Steerhide, 9 pound baby boy!
    Fits like a dream!!
     
  9. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    Thanks to Ton and everybody else who contributed to recon, style/fit assessment, and inspiration.

    Size 42, 26 inch length and 27 inch sleeves. One interior left pocket.
     
  11. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat One Too Many

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    Whew whoo!!!
    Can’t wait to see him!
    Time to burn one for the boys!!
    B
    Ps: i see him! I see him!
    A straping 9 pounder!
     
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat One Too Many

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    Quick Ton:
    Schedule some vacation time!!
    You won’t be worth a darn at work!
    B
     
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  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  14. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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  15. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    August
     
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  16. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    Just received this. Needs some work but all kinds of cool. 0712181430a-01.jpeg 0712181430c-01.jpeg
     
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  17. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Excellent. I did the same. Seeing yours, I'm glad I did. Really changes the jacket for the better imho.
     
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  18. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    I felt the highwayman collar over powered the look of some jackets. The august has sharper angles making it stand out a little as opposed to just taking up room visually. Individually preference only. And I have a big melon on top!!
     
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  19. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    And thank you for the advice on making sure the rear half belt sat where I wanted it. I have shorter legs but a longer torso and preferred the belt sit at my true waist level. Evens out my proportions better.
     
  20. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    And thank you Monitor for getting be addicted to CXL.
    :)
    I did request the heaviest steer and Carrie/Aero delivered. It is definitely the weight of Lost World's 4 oz + chrome tanned.
     
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