IHJ-35 Horeside cafe racer

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ton312, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. ton312

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    Does anybody here own or have experience with this jacket? Came across it the other day and I love the look of it. I own a couple pair of IH jeans and love them to death.....

    Be curious to see if any members have one and can speak to the hide, fit etc...
     

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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Can't speak from experience, but the numbers look weird to me...
    If i look at my size (42) and compare the numbers to average numbers i have seen for a size 42, it has wider shoulders, narrower chest, and wider bottom hem...

    There are many fit pics on the IH forum and i cannot say that any of them are that good a fit IMO.

    http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7825.0

    Also, it looks like on every picture with the jacket open it flares out like a tent opening rather than have both sides of the zipper stay parallel to each other.
    Not sure what the deal is with the pattern, but it is strange.
     
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  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Interesting that this jacket was made for IH by a Japanese company (http://www.4speed.co.jp/), rather than SB. Has IH severed its long standing relationship with SB?
     
  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Well, their Cafe Racer i still there, and still described as being made by Alexander Leathers, so who knows!
     
  5. ton312

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    Hadn't seen that link...I tend to agree.
     
  6. Monitor

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    I really love it! Looks a lot like Vanson Mod. B, just with two chest pockets, but I dig the waist zips.

    It does seem to fit a bit odd...
     
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  7. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    No, the rest of their stuff is still AL/SB. This was organised while the WL thing was going on, and I think it was to do with the type of leather offered by 4Speed? I don't think the trial had anything to do with it, just a different leather/maker and something Japanese for the guys.I'm not sure I've got the details correct, but I had asked about the SB thing at the time. I'm pretty sure they are still doing IH jackets for custom order through SB.
     
  8. navetsea

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    chest pockets in my own opinion need to be lower, the proportion is off otherwise
    buat dual zip, and waist zips are great.
     
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  9. ton312

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    That's exactly what I thought. Reminds me of the TB deluxe.
     
  10. Zinkdiz

    Zinkdiz New in Town

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    As I own the HironHeart x selfedge version which I'm selling right now (can be seen in the classifieds) I can tell It is a very nice jacket if you want that syle. I prefer the collab version since I see it as an upgrade tho.

    The leather is Shinki alike. Tea Core, but Chrome finished so a bit shinier and sleek at first. It'll be gorgeous after a year and more since the grain will pop up and the shine will fade.

    As for the fit, I'm wearing almost everything in Small and the 36 was quite nice on me. One special thing that impressed me is the range of motion that you have with this construction on gusset and underarm. Really, really nice to ride a motorcycle or want some confort but still a great fit. You can easily play volleyball wearing it, I've never seen this before.

    As I don't ride motorcycle and I'm more a perfecto guy in the end, I'm selling it. But if unlike me you ride, need a nice cafe ricer or like this style, this is a very good option. And not that pricy for that hide quality.
     
  11. Michael Luggio

    Michael Luggio New in Town

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    Hello Ton312,
    I just purchased the Iron Heart IHJ-35, I will tell you that this is one beautiful horsehide jacket. The quality bars none. The sheen is beautiful, the flexibility is very comfortable, you don't have to break your are bending it. The weight is lighter than my Aero cafe racer, and my other horsehide jackets. I wear a size 46, so the XXL is a perfect fit for me. I am 5'11" 215lbs. I feel as if it was made custom for me. You can not go wrong with it.
     
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  12. Moontanning

    Moontanning One of the Regulars

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    I received an email this morning from IH that some of their previously sold out sizes were back in stock.
     
  13. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    I cannot get past the center seam on the back.
     
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  14. Michael Luggio

    Michael Luggio New in Town

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    I can understand, it really isn't a big deal since it is behind you.
     
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  15. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    :)
     
  16. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Totally agree. I own the IHJ-54, which is basically the IHJ-35 with a collar and an even more ridiculous price tag. I am not a fan of center seams and I don’t own any other leather jackets that have one. However, this one doesn’t bother me a bit and since it is behind me I don’t ever notice it.
     
  17. ton312

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    I don’t mind the center seam in the least. I’ve never really understood why people find it bothersome. 2010 called. They are saying something about a one piece back. ;)
    Center seam can be cool:
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  18. dudewuttheheck

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    I think that the issue with the Iron Heart one is that the center seam goes all the way to the collar. That makes it look awkward IMO. The examples you shared above all don't go as high thanks to the back yoke.
     
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  19. ton312

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    True. The yoke does balance things out a bit. That said, I don’t find the full monty irritating, like on this Vanson:
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  20. Michael Luggio

    Michael Luggio New in Town

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    I look at it this way when I'm on my bike let the ones I pass admire the beautiful jacket.
     
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