I received my first Johnson leathers jacket today. It fits like a glove. I wanted a snug fitting cafe racer and now i have one! Customer service and workmanship on the jacket is second to none.
Compared to Aero BR's Vicenza, Masaye is more pliable from new. But I do prefer the stiffness and dry texture of Vicenza. Masaye feels almost moist. Maybe it will change as it gets old.
The fitting process of Johnson leathers was better for me than with Thurston Bros. I am skinny and there is no jacket that will fit me out of the box.
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The whole thing started maybe just over two years ago and just kinda spiral outta control. I had a bunch of saved photos of the European jackets and I used them as inspiration. It was a bit too much for me too when I got Damon's email yesterday. JL offered to pick up the shipping due to the delays. That was very nice of them.@Canuck Panda what a wild ride. I feel like its too much for me to take in all at once. The culmination of a such a long process from sourcing to production. The single front cargo pocket is very cool, along with the 2 slant as you did on your first M500. Really looking forward to the fit pics and more detail. Early congratulations are in order! Cheers man!
I found a "500" and this "600" and went with the 600 but inverted. I would totally jump on a 007 if it were available. Come to think of it I should've picked up the 500 and made a Daytona 500 bomber jacket from it.Hardcore! Too bad the branding is not 007.
Haha... I think it might be because it's the police jacket that they gotta be comfortable. I will try out different police jackets from other brands down the road, but I assume they would also be in the top spots as far as comfort goes.Based on what research and data? I don't think you have enough evidence to support your statement. Lol, jk. Crazy jackets!
The quilt work is all JL. I was quite surprised they are able to do that consistently (from photos) on the thicker hides too. Can't wait to feel them in real life.
Thanks man! Waiting to see your JL projects too!Wow! What a selection!! Really impressive! Waiting for the fit pics
It's like saving all the green skittles and eating them all at once. I was so laser focused on leather I had failed to see the bigger picture of getting different styles. Story of my life. Somehow I repeat this OCD behavior still. Sigh.I just can't get enough of this post, that's 4 jackets made from 5 different hide that came from 4 different animals and all deliveries to you at the same time. I really want to do that sometimes in the future.
The only thing that puzzles me is what's the reason you stick with the same design for all jackets?