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Maybe not as well known as The Wild One, The Fugitive Kind is still worth watching. As a bonus to me at least, there is a really cool jacket that I thought I should try reproducing.

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Who else to turn to for such a unique than JL? :D

This jacket was completed quite some time ago, anyone following their Instagram would have seen it at some point. I wanted to take it personally from the shop and I did just that a month or so ago. In short it was made before the shark skin trucker.

I hesitated between going with the natural colour as it seems to be in this movie, or going for a more colourful choice. Ended up going for that striking blue in the end. If you are aiming for a dramatic knock out, might as well fully commit your weight to it lol

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Matching the hides and the scales is much trickier with this type of leather, I am really happy with the result
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Edit: fixed a few mistakes
 

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Awesome!

Does the snake skin need break in? Is the scale the skin or are they held by skin underneath? Just WOW! Congrats. This is a once-in-a-lfietime jacket for sure.
 

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Awesome!

Does the snake skin need break in? Is the scale the skin or are they held by skin underneath? Just WOW! Congrats. This is a once-in-a-lfietime jacket for sure.

I don't think it needs any breaking in, although it had some sort of top coat that makes the scales harder. The sclaes are what forms the skin if that makes sense. It is not as delicate as it seems, basically I am fine using it day to day. Not for riding of course.

I was just told to avoid getting in a knife or bar fight lol
 

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Maybe not as well known as The Wild One, The Fugitive Kind is still worth watching. As a bonus to me at least, there is a really cool jacket that I thought I should try reproducing.

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Who else to turn to for such a unique than JL? :D

This jacket was completed quite some time ago, anyone following their Instagram would have seen it at some point. I wanted to take it personally from the shop and I did just that a month or so ago. In short it was made before the shark skin trucker.

I hesitated between going with the natural colour as it seems to be in this movie, or going for a more colourful choice. Ended up going for that striking blue in the end. If you are aiming for a dramatic knock out, might as well fully commit your weight to it lol

9kNSgCg.jpg


v3W8Dsq.jpg


IbdJSi4.jpg


Matching the hides and the scales is much trickier with this type of leather, I am really happy with the result
MFERNms.jpg


YMf8S2v.jpg


eFt7AKi.jpg


R9Qy1Cq.jpg


Edit: fixed a few mistakes
This looks like something Nicolas Cage would own.
 

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This looks like something Nicolas Cage would own.

Most likely


This is so cool! I wondered if he was wearing matching shoes but he wasn't. I'm sure you have something bolder in your line-up :)

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I will have to figure out what works with it and what doesn't :)

I have a pair of Carmina double monks in navy cordovan which I am sure would work. Or we can go more exotic with these:

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Or go for a contrast with burgundy.

So many possibilities :D
 

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Interesting enough, an image search for "Nicholas Cage Snakeskin Jacket" turned up this composite image:

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I've never seen this Brando film, or the photos of his jacket, before - interesting stuff. The blue looks great. Would love to know more about the original...

Me too, I wonder if the jacket still even exists
Was his jacket actually blue? I couldn't picture him wearing blue.

I think it was in natural colour. As I said, I hesitated but decided to go for blue in the end
 

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I don't think it needs any breaking in, although it had some sort of top coat that makes the scales harder. The sclaes are what forms the skin if that makes sense. It is not as delicate as it seems, basically I am fine using it day to day. Not for riding of course.

I was just told to avoid getting in a knife or bar fight lol
People will bribe the coat check girl to steal this jacket. I'd keep it on the back of the chair at all times!

I remember Alan telling me that Cage was a customer of theirs.
Nice!
 
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