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Laer motorcycle jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MotoGuzzi, Jul 11, 2018.

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  1. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    Judging from what I saw on the laer website I think there are many doubts whether the Schott mc jackets, such as the 618, are less suitable for a bike. My 2 cents.
     
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  2. tropicalbob

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    There's something more than a little irritating about how these characters show up out of the blue touting some jacket line nobody's ever heard of with. "Hey, guys, ain't these jackets awesome?" Then, when they're met with an honest response they start casting aspersions on long-established companies and wind up resorting to Mom, Dad, and Old Glory. Anybody remember Roman? How about Samuel Johnson: "Patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel?"
     
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  3. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    It’s all a matter of personal taste - and they’re not to my taste or I guess most people’s here? So asking people what they think about Laer jackets and then defending them when they’re criticised is pretty normal if one likes them but one shouldn’t be upset by others critical opinions if one asked for them.
     
  4. JMax

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    Last refuge of the scoundrel-- using false patriotism to win arguments or whatever it was. Both sides of every argument has such scoundrels.

    Personally, all things being in the same ballpark, I prefer to buy American. If I were French, I am sure I would prefer French goods. Unfortunately, in Laers case it seems that we are not in the same ballpark. For scooting around, give me Vanson, Cal Leather, Langlitz, Lost Worlds, and/or Bates.
     
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  5. tropicalbob

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    One of the things I've always liked about this forum is that credit is given where it's due, regardless of any nationalistic feelings. The problem with this thread is that the OP began it with an essentially deceitful pose of a wanderer in the wilderness who stumbled upon this fantastic product that's been unjustly ignored (we've heard this before). Then, of course, he gives himself away by admitting to knowing the owners, while getting himself all balled up with the attack on Schott and at the same time taking the chauvinistic stance on buying American (isn't Elizabeth, N.J., the home of Schott, still in the Republic?). There's nothing wrong with trying to help your friends or some outfit you have some sort of relationship with, but do it honestly. Then you don't have to resort to all this negative stuff. For my part, I'm always glad to see small outfits throwing their hat in the ring, whether it's here or in Scotland, Greece, Japan, or wherever.
     
  6. Harris HTM

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    ... while Schott has probably sold a couple of hundreds of thousands of mc jackets (made in the U.S. too) since 1913...
     
  7. JMax

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    Are you saying his stance is chauvinistic when viewed through the totality of what he did, or anyone that prefers US-made products is chauvinistic? One can prefer US-made products for any number of reasons, many of which are not chauvinistic. I believe that you agree with me.
     
  8. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Well, on the one hand, Laer is a Zara grade, very basic, primitive fashion copy of a Schott Perfecto but on the other hand, it costs a hundred dollars more. What's not to like?
     
  9. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    But they also have far fewer models to choose from. But on the other hand, they also have far less leather options.
     
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  10. tropicalbob

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    I think my comments were sufficiently clear. To each his or her own. However, if Elizabeth's been cast out of the Union I need to know about it, as I was born there and don't want to find myself a "damned furriner."
     
  11. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    ...or a native of Gilead. :p
     
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  12. ton312

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    Bottom line, these jackets suck no matter where they are made. It could be hand sewn by a Minotaur on Mt. Olympus and I'd still not want any part of it. Game over, end of story, goodbye, see ya later. :eek:
     
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  13. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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    For the record, I did not create, nor exacerbate, nor perpetuate, this skirmish.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Fonzie

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    Lol. First time ever.
     
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  15. Jägernaut

    Jägernaut A-List Customer

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    Me thinks this thread may have been an advertising/buzz-generating gig.
     
  16. navetsea

    navetsea One Too Many

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    there is a market for this thin aniline (lambskin?) biker jacket with bling zipper I'm sure of that, and perhaps a sufficient riding gear if by riding they mean fixie bicycle.
     
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  17. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    I'm surprised an advertising gig as obvious as this one hasn't resulted in this thread being closed yet.
     
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  18. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Fell a bit flat
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  19. Guppy

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    Having finally watched the video, I was expecting based on the commentary in this thread that the jacket to look at lot worse than it does.

    The Snake Oil guy in the video is annoying and pretentious AF, but the jacket doesn't look bad on him. And he did mention that the guy behind Laer was doing work for RRL, so I don't see why it's offtopic to discuss RRL in that context.

    That said, I don't think the jackets look special or distinctive in any way. And the jacket looks too long to my eye, like they stretched a Schott Perfecto to fit a basketball player. They describe their leather as "Italian Naked Grain" -- no mention of the tannery, tannage, or even the type of animal. And the Snake Oil guy seemed to think aniline dye was some big deal, which, pfft.
     
  20. Carlos840

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    I like how he goes on about the gussets helping reach, but they are clearly non functional gussets!
    The "we are the only ones using the same leather for the inside facings, nobody else does that" was funny too.
    It's like they don't even try to act like they know what they are talking about...
     
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