First, thank you @JMax for proxying this jacket to me! I really appreciate it. For some reason we don't see many Langlitz jackets around here and i think it is a shame. In a way i understand why, they have a very strong look/style, there are hundreds of different cross-zips and cafe racers that look very much alike, but Langlitz IMO has something that stands out from the rest. This one was born Nov.20th 1991. Let's start by the best bit, the pattern. This is without a doubt the most comfortable jacket i own. It sits on the shoulders with zero weight on the neck, but unlike my J-23 it manages to achieve that without leaving a gap between the neck and the collar to funnel water down your back when it rains.... Range of motion is incredible, you could literally do yoga in this jacket without ever feeling restricted. You just put it on and within 10 seconds you have forgotten you are wearing a heavy leather jacket. You can reach up, down, stretch, twist, without ever feeling the jacket tugging or fighting you. The sleeves have a very well designed underarm gusset, a great curvature, the biceps are very wide, that plus the gussets in the back, it is the perfect combo for forward reach with zero sleeve riding up. I have worn great patterns before (my LW J-23 and LL Universal Racer Mk2 come to mind) but nothing comes close to this Columbia. Execution is flawless but not what i would call pretty. It isn't stitched like a LW, RMC or Freewheelers, which IMO are the prettiest jackets i have seen stitching wise, but more like a flawlessly made Schott or Vanson. I would call it flawless function rather than pretty and artistic.( i hope that makes sens...) The one let down IMO is the leather. It is the medium weight cowhide, i measure it as being 1.4-1.6mm thick. It isn't bad, but it isn't anything special either. It makes me think of what you would expect from Lewis Leathers or Schott, super smooth and shiny, with a somewhat vinyl feeling top coat. It has a definite "forever new" feel to it, although this jacket is 30 years old and has been worn it still feels and looks new, it still squeeks like crazy. There is very little grain, and wearing it seems to be creating creasing rather than grainning. I wore it under a rainstorm and it kept me absolutely dry. It is definitely functional motorcycle leather, but compared to others it is a bit dull and lacks character. Overall, this is a great jacket, it has a very unique very vintage style, is super comfortable, if you are looking for an old school MC jacket for real MC use i think it would be hard to get a better one. Here are the pics: And the fit pics: Edit: this is a stock size 43 XL, XL stands for Xtra Long.