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Leather Monkeys info

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Corsair42, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Corsair42

    Corsair42 Familiar Face

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    Hi,

    I read the various threads on here about Leather Monkeys UK and there isnt anything too worrying in there but having recently purchased a jacket from them i need to return im a little worried about the lack of returns address or info and any contact details. Anyone got any recent experience of dealing with them?
     
  2. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I've looked at the website, but never bought anything. They seemed to have very expensive prices on vintage jackets, and their new stuff didn't appeal to me.
     
  3. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic A-List Customer

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    Hi, looks like there is a link to a returns page and a full address on their Terms page - in the main menu.
    Also a phone number on Google when I searched?
     
  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    no experience first hand but I really like this jacket that looks an awful lot like another British jacket. What the hide like?
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  5. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    No idea, but to me it looks thin and lifeless.
     
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  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Well it's definitely not CXL or anything anywhere near it. But I don't think it looks much lighter than vic or some of the other cruiser weights.
     
  7. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    Maybe, but my taste has been "ruined" by Aero, Thedi, Vanson, Lost Worlds, Cal Leather, Langlitz... If I'm going to spend money on yet another jacket I don't strictly speaking **need**, I might as well get the best...
     
  8. ton312

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    Yeah I just looked at their IG. Hides do look awfully thin. Would be nice if the OP could post some photos of his. I don't think there's ever been one posted here...
     
  9. Seb Lucas

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    Some of us - the minority, probably - prefer the thinner hides. I have no use for anything over 2.5oz. This option does pique my interest. I like the look of the leather here. Of the list you mention only some Aeros and Thedis would appeal to me, the other makers, not at all. Just saying... :D
     
  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I'd be curious to see one in the flesh. The dominator look alike is cool. Be nice to see one outside of IG or the site. Let's not forget that these are also 1/2 and in some cases 1/3 the price of the brands Guppy mentioned.
     
  11. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I have some thinner jackets, too, but for me thin is middle weight for most people. I love 3-5oz, but I'll wear some 2.5oz sometimes.
     
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  12. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I've got two heavy jackets, and that's more than enough for my collection. That said, people who pick up my lighter jackets think they're heavy types, so it's all relative.
     
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  13. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think 1 cxl jacket is enough for me. I like the feel when it's on, but prefer the shinki weight for California. If I lived in a colder climate things would be different.
     
  14. Corsair42

    Corsair42 Familiar Face

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    Hi, OP here, in answer to the question on the hide, its described as cowhide but its not a heavy cowhide as per say Lewis Leathers, I had a Lewis Leathers sheep hide Corsair and its similar in weight and feel to that but as this is supposed to be cowhide im guessing its not full grain. Its literally half the weight of a similar sized full grain cowhide super monza I own.
     
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  15. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I have no idea how people in California can cope with heavy leather in that climate. You'd be sweating bullets within minutes of putting it on!
     
  16. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you. 'Nuff said!
     
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  17. Jejupe

    Jejupe One of the Regulars

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    This reminds me of a discussion I had with a friend of mine about my leather jacket collection . He said: "I don't know much about leather jackets, but I know that best quality leather is the softest one!". I think this idea might be very common with "normal" people. So if you want to sell lots of middle priced (from our view point) leather jackets you'd be better of making them soft and light.
     
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  18. Seb Lucas

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    This may be partly true but it does have an air of condescension about it. I don't know any normal people or care for mass market taste, myself. I can report that I am the only male I know in my immediate circle with any leathers these days.

    But as a buyer and seller of leathers over 30 plus years I know what I like. I also know that most of the period leathers I have seen are 2.5oz and lighter. So it isn't such a terrible preference, surely?
     
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  19. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Ditto here.
     
  20. Jejupe

    Jejupe One of the Regulars

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    No condescension from me. My favorite hide is goat.

    My point is that most consumers (I think) expect expensive high quality clothes to be nice and comfortable from the start.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018 at 9:09 AM

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