Langlitz USA versus Langlitz Japan

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Simantall, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Simantall

    Simantall New in Town

    Hi all -

    I bought a Langlitz Columbia recently, but sold it on, as the medium cowhide leather at Langlitz USA has recently changed. It's less dense, more spongy and dry, and while I'm sure of high quality, it's just not to my liking.

    I was wondering if Langlitz Japan might still have the leather I'm looking for. It's quite a bit more expensive, but I'm a geek for these jackets, so it might be worth the plunge. I have a few questions to put to the hive mind:

    a) Does anyone has experience with ordering from Langlitz Japan?

    b) Is anyone familiar with this traditional medium cowhide at langlitz and happens to now what it was called so I could ask if it's what Langlitz Japan still use? It seems they've used it for 20 years, but recently changed suppliers.

    c) What about the langlitz heavyweight cowhide? Does anyone have any experience with getting a jacket made from this material? People tend you warn me off because of the weight.

    c) Does anyone have a vintage langlitz columbia, padded or not, to sell in a size 38/40?!

    Grateful for any info, I attach here a photo of the jacket in new leather that I didn't like so much.


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  2. PGSD

    PGSD New in Town

    I could be wrong but, I didnt think Langlitz Japan actually made the jackets and they're all still made in Portland? The jackets made for Japan tend to be much more colorful (based on what the buyer wants) than the standard Langlitz jackets. If my assumption is correct, the leather is the same.
  3. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

    Interesting discussion but you would probably be better served with it in the Outerwear forum rather than Classifieds. I petitioned the mods to move it.

    I’m also curious as to people’s recent experiences w Langlitz, would love to get one of their vests
  4. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

    This is absolutely right. Langlitz Japan is a satellite retailer, the jackets are all made in Portland by Langlitz. Unless you are in Japan I do not think you can order through Langlitz Japan.
    Regarding the medium weight cowhide you may have answered your own question. If they changed suppliers then that is probably all you can get at this point in time, never hurts to ask though.
    The heavyweight cowhide is no longer available although I do seem to remember hearing they had some left in brown. This would be another question for the folks at Langlitz.
  5. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado Practically Family

    They offer a beautiful Horsehide for a considerable upcharge.

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