Lets see those Motorcycle Jackets!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by lucky23, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    But for hand warmer/d pocket jackets when seated on a moving motorcycle it is much easier to get pretzels out of your pocket by pulling down rather than up. I’ve field tested this extensively.
     
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  2. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    Had this made for me, 2007 I think. I wish now I hadn’t chosen a Nero type collar, but it’s a very well fitting and comfortable jacket on the bike. Leather could be more robust... I think this is only 1.2 or 1.3mm cow.
    I just had the guy that made it take it in as I’ve lost lots of weight since then.

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  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    ^very cool. Leather looks amazing
     
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  4. stringer

    stringer Familiar Face

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    Rode out to Starved Rock Park today,57 degrees, a bit chilly for my
    V@NSON DRlFTER in Firenze leather.
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  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Howdy neighbor. Nice riding down there.
     
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  6. TheDonEffect

    TheDonEffect One of the Regulars

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    So looks like I will be needing a riding jacket after all, just when I thought I didn't need yet another jacket, well you know how this story goes.

    I'm really hung up on the collar type though, do I go cafe or a traditional shirt collar type of deal. I don't want the bulk that a double rider adds to the front. I typically ride with an armored hoody which I love because full range of motion is great, but at highway speeds it might as well be a parachute, so here I am again looking at leather jackets.

    I tend to like traditional collars in general mostly because of the option on how to wear it up, but with a helmet on I don't envision me ever wearing the collar up. I like the functionality of the cafe type collar, just snap it into place and good to go, granted I could do that with a traditional collar as well, and while I generally like the minimalist design of cafe jackets, I find options limited with exterior pocket designs.

    Anyway, would love to get your collective opinions.
     
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  7. Jin431

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    Good luck with this next project! Can't wait to see what you end up ordering.
     
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  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My vote would be a Langlitz Cresent with a shirt style collar that snaps down. I would also ask for a Western V yoke on the upper back to dress it up a little. Might be a neat option there.

    You can find details here (but the photos on thier site are very poor): https://www.langlitz.com/product/crescent/

    Or Queue up Johnson Leathers and see what Alan coud make for you...
    https://www.johnsonleather.com/
     
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  9. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Vanson A, B, Oxford or Enfield. The A has armor options. Or a CHP by Cal, LW or JL. Bates are excellent for riding and their padded CR is killer.
     
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  10. feltfan

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    Nice jacket. Who made it?
     
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  11. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    A fella in Vancouver BC. Original Leather Factory. He’s been around for a long time. Used to have a shop but now works out of his house. He makes this jacket with a standard collar, and with the Nero.
    His leather is limited but if your ok with 1.2 or 1.3mm cow hide, then he’s good.
    Edit- I should mention if you go to his website, it’s awful and so are his photos.

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  12. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks. I've seen worse sites... Maybe next time I'm out that way. Enjoy your jacket!
     
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  13. TheDonEffect

    TheDonEffect One of the Regulars

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    Oh I know JL, lol. They said I'd be back, sigh.
     
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  14. Merv

    Merv One of the Regulars

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    I had no clue there was a Forum just for motorcycle jackets... Here's my Super Dry jacket. IMG_2670.jpg
     
  15. Jin431

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    They do seem to specialize in motorcycle patterns. . .
     
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  16. red devil

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    Mine works well, it has forcefield bits :)
     
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  17. Jin431

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    And @TheDonEffect is a local too and seems to make sense to go to JL
     
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  18. TheDonEffect

    TheDonEffect One of the Regulars

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    Subtle, reeeeaaaal subtle.
     
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  19. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    84CA6550-C456-4F0A-A95C-5E5644C4E15A.jpeg Out for a ride today in 9 Celsius sporting my new, to me, Branded.
    Recently acquired from fellow inmate

    @TwoManyHatsOnlyOneHead
     
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  20. gmcd

    gmcd Familiar Face

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