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Leather Blazer Recommendation?

K-Pants

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I am in the market for one, preferably lambskin, and was wondering if anyone had a brand they could recommend. Looking for lightweight, simple, preferably a seal or dark seal color.
A reasonable price would be nice.

Thanks in advance for any direction.
Cheers!
 

El Marro

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Johnson Leather in San Francisco comes to mind. They have a wide selection of stock models, and I'm almost positive that one is a nice black lambskin blazer. Their website is pretty abysmal but if you call them and speak to Alan he is very knowledgeable. If they do not stock what you are looking for they will be able to make it for you, although that gets expensive...
I see that you are in Brooklyn and I'm sure it would be nice to find something more local so you can try the jacket in person, I know I would prefer that myself. However, if you are unable to find something close to home, I would give Johnson a try. Good luck!
 

K-Pants

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Dunno about customizations -- I bought my goatskin Raiders jacket stock -- but it fits and looks great. I suspect their blazers will work well. And the price can hardly be beat.
I hadn't thought of going custom made. Will see what the price would be.
 

Doctor Strange

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Seems I don't have permission to view your image.

BTW, I meant to add to my comment about Wested that further down on the page they say they will make the blazer in any of their standard hides. So that's not a "customization", per se. Getting longer sleeves would be, but for slightly over $200, you will get exactly what you want. That's unheard-of reasonable for a new, custom leather jacket in today's market. Just sayin'.
 

K-Pants

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Seems I don't have permission to view your image.

BTW, I meant to add to my comment about Wested that further down on the page they say they will make the blazer in any of their standard hides. So that's not a "customization", per se. Getting longer sleeves would be, but for slightly over $200, you will get exactly what you want. That's unheard-of reasonable for a new, custom leather jacket in today's market. Just sayin'.

For sure! I think perhaps I would need to go custom in order to get a jacket that fits my body.
 

Doctor Strange

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Okay, I can see the picture now. That's a nice jacket for $30. You don't think there's enough folded-over leather inside the sleeve hems to lengthen them sufficiently? Looks like there might be, but that's for a tailor to decide.

(I have the opposite issue - I always need the sleeves shortened on jackets that are wide enough for my gut.)
 

K-Pants

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Okay, I can see the picture now. That's a nice jacket for $30. You don't think there's enough folded-over leather inside the sleeve hems to lengthen them sufficiently? Looks like there might be, but that's for a tailor to decide.

(I have the opposite issue - I always need the sleeves shortened on jackets that are wide enough for my gut.)

You are correct, for $30 it isn't bad. But no way I am paying a tailor to lengthen these sleeves. The leather is not great quality. This is the kind of jacket you'd expect to find in the prop closet of a high school drama class.

Luckily I have a custom leather jacket in order. But I still want a decent leather blazer--like this one but with lamb skin leather and slightly longer sleeves.
 
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