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Leather Jacket makers in the EU

Olumin

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Ive been looking at leather jackets for a little while now and am planning to eventually order a long Half belt by Aero in tobacco badalassi. I like their authentic fuller cuts and the fact they make slightly longer jackets. Details like the angled cuffs & back gussets are something I appreciate too.

But before I do: Are there any EU based makers that offer anything close to what Im looking for? I would be ordering the Aero through a EU importer, but the wait time & price increase due to customs are still non-trivial. If there are any EU makers that produce something in a similar quality and style (& in a similar price range), I would love to know before I pull the trigger.

What else is out there? Thanks in advance.
 

TartuWolf

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Not much out there as far as I can tell, yeah.
Avi leathers, not made in EU though.
One incredible maker in DE but the pricing is also very steep.
Also there's Noble House in DE but they are very sketchy in my opinion, would rather avoid. Also unlikely that their jackets are EU made.

Quite a few options in UK obviously.
 

TartuWolf

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@Olumin
Check out Rugged West as well. A rather new player in the game, but might be worth considering. A few loungers already got a jacket from them (her) and seem to be very pleased with it. I'm personally waiting for a Type 1 in Brown Pullup Bison for my wife from them.
 

MickeyPunch

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Shangri-la maybe? They have models in Badalassi leather.

https://shangrilaheritage.it/product-category/mens-collection/

I like their Varenne jacket, however it’s not cheap in Badalassi.




shangri-la-heritage-varenne-olmo-badalassi-leather-jacket-front.jpg



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3.14nche

One of the Regulars
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Belgium
Les motocyclettistes in France

Wildfang in Germany

Both more expensive than Aero though.
 

Olumin

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Strong vote for Les Motocyclettistes too. Incredible jackets and immaculate execution.

Where are you based?
Germany.

Ive looked at the website and the quality looks great, but none of the patterns they make really grab me.
 

Tom71

Call Me a Cab
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Europe
Germany.

Ive looked at the website and the quality looks great, but none of the patterns they make really grab me.

You can reach out to „Kentaurus“ in Cologne. They donation Les Moto, and the owner has personal connections. He’s very helpful too. If you are in the region, the shop is definitely worth checking out.
 

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