Leather Trucker Levi's / Lee / Type-whatever jackets!

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  1. Graemsay

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    Mushmans X Electric Leather Studio Frivolous. It's cooler than anything in your wardrobe, unless you're @red devil!

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  2. red devil

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    Oh this is cool!! I like the name as well!

    I already have quite a few plans for ELS that I will complete when I manage to get to Japan... and now I have something else to speak to him about :D
     
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    @red devil if the liner was left off the Frivolous, it'd be really easy to make it a reversible jacket. There would need to be a couple of zips put into the back of the chest pockets, and possibly a few tweaks to the seams.

    It would look something like this Diesel jacket.

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    @tmitchell59 posted a reversible Lee trucker a while back.



    This style of unlined, reversible leather jacket was more common in the sixties and seventies, which would put it in ELS's period.
     
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  4. red devil

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    That works better than I would have thought, I am pretty sure ELS would be open to the idea :)
     
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    There are a bunch of seventies reversible jackets that don't quite work. That Diesel is one of the better ones, and there's a Huc of Sweden for Austin Reed that's pretty good. (Might be your size too.)

    I'd put the zippers on the suede side, as that'd hide the stitches from the pockets, and lose the waist adjusters.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with @red devil.
     
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  6. red devil

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    The suede side seems nicer that the leather side on this jacket. Need to figure out the colour... It might me natural tan on the suede side and some fun combination on the other side as at ELS, they paint the leathers in the workshop. At least for the jackets you get direct from them
     
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  7. Monitor

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    I could live with that jacket for sure.
     
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  8. l0fielectronic

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    So Levis have a 60's 'Purple Passion' suede jacket out for this season...

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    (Thats what they called it, not me, just to be clear.)
     

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  9. dannyk

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    If I had the courage to dress like Prince did I would love this. Purple is my favorite color and this really is a beautiful color. I just know instead of looking like Prince I would end up looking like an eggplant or The Grimace.
     
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  10. red devil

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    You don't know until you try :)
     
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  11. TheOldFashioned

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    I think Grimace had a few extra lbs on you. You're closer to Prince's size and purple seemed to work pretty well for him.
     
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  12. Crimson Mavro

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    First off, I have questionable tastes.

    I might also be some kind of wannabe costume designer, I am not sure.

    On a forum named "Fedora Lounge", it sounded like an 'open-minded' place to post about eccentric fashion ideas/choices...

    As a disclaimer, I think the combination of stress from working in a call center, weed, and old 80's/90's cartoons may have warped my mind, when I came up with this idea for a leather jacket. I also couldn't decide which was my favorite color, red or purple, so I combined them because I love how intense red looks against a purple/violet background.

    I think I got a little too flamboyant and/or literally wanted to bring something I would see in a cartoon, into the real world, and succeeded.

    Here is a custom Purple and Red Hillside USA Leather Trucker Jacket I had made a few years ago.

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    I was intentionally going for a bright yet sort of gothic/punk 'evil jester', 'supervillain' type of look; the was a lot of hype around many different 'comic book' movies at the time. I also felt justified in using bright colors, by applying the same logic as skiers or skydivers, who use them for enhanced visibility. This jacket is guaranteed to be visible on the road riding motorcycle and it looked less dorky to me than a "cross-guard" safety vest. I personally have been too close to getting run over by some 'Karen' not paying enough attention to the road in her SUV, wearing one of my many black leather jackets. The colors are much more subdued in person, than in the pictures. In the pictures, they look right out of a comic book. At the time, I thought these high fashion brands like Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana or whatever, were getting just as ridiculous and cartoonish looking. So, why do those assholes get all the fun?


    Maybe call it the "Night-Riding" jacket or the "Dick Dastardly" jacket.

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    Now, I just need a snaggle-toothed dog named Muttley and a purple, black, and red car named 'Mean Machine'.
     
  13. Downunder G Man

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    Well that's cool !
     
  14. I advise not pulling up next to a Hell'e Angel or OutLaw on your bike in that getup.....
     
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  15. Monitor

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    Well I personally find it fun and cool and as a matter of fact, not that crazy eccentric 'cause the 80's have actually seen a lot of leather Type-3's in a similar combo of colors. Skulls are cool, too. Not my choice of color but if it was, dunno, red & gray, I would wear it. :)
     
  16. red devil

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    Important thing is to have fun :)
    I would have probably mixed leathers for this one, as in something like a pebbly bison for the purple and smooth for the red part.
     
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  17. Crimson Mavro

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    I consider the jackets to be a form of "concept art".

    I have not yet been brave enough to wear it out in public, yet.

    I think of these jackets as more 'night riding' jackets, for the enhanced visibility... Or for fashion, an after-dark type of jacket.

    Due to wearing a very, uh, 'non-traditional' looking leather jacket. This is a reason I chose Hillside USA Leather, they had the Royal Purple color leather and their "gun pocket" feature was I nice touch. All the pockets are leather lined, the gun pockets lined with horsehide.

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    Here's the other "Dick Dastardly" and/or "Evil Jester" jacket.


    Custom Hillside USA Padded Racer Jacket:

    https://www.hillsideusa.com/Hillside-USA-Padded-Racer-Jacket_p_746.html

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    I prepared the arms for the 'Fashion Police'.

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    I provided the Cupro/Bemberg Lining.
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    This was just a coincidence... :D

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    If I had another made like this, I would probable choose the black naked cowhide as the base color instead of Royal Purple.

    To explain the purple and red, it's really alluding to the nature of light on the visible spectrum.

    The purple/violet portion represents UV <390nm light (black light) and the Red portion represents Deep Red (>660nm) light. I think anything past 730nm is considered near infrared.

    So, it represents both ends of the visible light spectrum. I guess you could call that a hidden, slightly nerdy meaning.
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    I also thought Black and Red Leather contrasting jackets were so overdone. I wanted to create something unique, I think I accomplished that at least.
     
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  18. Boyo

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  19. Monitor

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    100/10, would wear!
     
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  20. El Marro

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    I think you’d probably be just fine HD, at least out here in California. One thing is for sure, they wouldn’t think you were trying to copy their look or impersonate them. very original jackets!
     
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