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Inspiration LA 2019 - Who’s going? | Recommended spots to visit in LA

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jeo, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b New in Town

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    @Superfluous
    Is that a brown Kensington you are wearing at Himel Bros. booth? What leather is it? Every time I see the Kensington it's making it harder and harder to justify any other cafe racer.
     
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    I forgot to mention that I tried on a Lewis Leathers Dominator. Really nice silhouette. They were offering made-to-measure in any leather for $1,000. However, they will NOT eliminate the patch (at any price). Game over.

    Yes, its a collab with Viberg.

    The vintage leather jacket prices were all over the place, from stupid high to much more reasonable. The examples I cited earlier were exponentially higher than any other prices. Most of the prices I saw were market, but not steals (perhaps the steals were snapped up by the early birds).

    Yes, brown Shinki Kensington. For what its worth, I started with the Real McCoys Buco J-100. Great jacket but I much prefer the Kensington (I own both brown and black).

    Himel Kensington 030.jpg
     
  3. patrick_b

    patrick_b New in Town

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    Thanks. Kensington checks all the boxes for me. Among all the other [perfect] details, the collar height just looks right. It seems like the right proportion compared to other J100's.
     
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    It appears that there were many early birds that snapped up most of the good deals: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btq107oFj02/

    Look at the second photo -- someone has a blue jacket that looks interesting.
     
  5. ultrark2004

    ultrark2004 New in Town

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    Some thoughts on Inspiration. I go every year but it rained last week so I could not ride out but had to take the suv. this year the venue moved to the la convention center. la traffic is murder in that area that's why i ride out there. this year the grammy's were there so i thought traffic would be brutal. i couldn't go Friday but went early Saturday. Traffic was a breeze at that time so was parking & the event. The venue was very nice. Real mcCoys, Wesco were right at the entrance. I'm going to try & have Himel make a Chevalier for me so he was the first vendor i went to. Like always he was great. Unfortunately he had slept on a friends floor the night before so he was rather disjointed still. Freenote cloth has some great denim & clothing so stopped and chatted. He is coming out with a denim & sheepskin lined jacket that is super. He had a coat in every size but xl which he sold the night before. the large was a tad tight so i'll have to wait till fall.Julian Boots had a great display with some beautiful shell samples.If you are into going thru stacks & stacks of Levis this is the place. Some disappointments.LVC, White's boots, Brian the Bootmaker were not there. I really wanted to visit with them. After the event we went up to Phillipes for a beef dip then toured the beautiful downtown bumper to bumper area to the 10 freeway
     

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