Lookin' for a Storm Rider

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Trystero, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    If you are really into vintage denim then there are differences. Lee supposedly changed the number 101J in or around 70s to 200. I suppose if any company wants to recreate the 50s 101J they have to reproduce as close as possible the 101 denim, the blanket and the shape (the length of "101J" similar to the Levi's type 3 grew longer and longer over the years). For example, I have a LVC 557xx which is the repro of the first Levi's trucker. That comes before the more readily available 70s longer and more V-shaped 70505.
    I have both a nos 200 and a nos 200 Storm Rider from the 70s. They are nice jackets not flimsy like the current ones but they are longer than the 50s 101J and are made of 70s brighter colour denim. So I guess it depends on how obsessed one is with details.
     
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  2. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    I am a big fan of the Storm Rider and here is a thread I started last year featuring two of mine:

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/a-tale-of-two-storm-riders.97867/

    The Ciano Farmer one was a custom one-off but the Lee Japan jacket is quite special and still one of my favorites. I also have a Storm Rider from Real McCoys that I picked up last year. This jacket has a nicer silhouette and perhaps a little bit better build quality than the Lee Japan, but the blanket liner is not nearly as nice.
     
  3. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  4. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Why aren't the images loading for me? :'(

    I don't reckon Storm Riders got nearly as much love down in Aus as they did in the States. Don't seem to be many pre-80's ones on the market.

    If you're ever thinking of parting with the size 42, I may be interested...

    Cheers!
     
  5. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Wicked custom! I wasn't familiar with Ciano Farmer, so thanks for the tip off!

    That Lee Japan looks pretty well perfect... Picked the perfect time to try and use a forwarding service to get that to Australia.
     
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  6. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The Old and New Lee Jackets are in this folder

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/taoHp7FtfSQVXutS8
     
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  7. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Hah! Hey Terry, I've actually watched a bunch of your videos. Love the fades on that first one.

    The second one looks mint. Neat feed company patch too.
     
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  8. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Got one! Stumbled across an early 70's one and the fit is perfect! Barely a fade on it too.

    I'm not usually one for slim fit jackets, I'm a man of small shoudlers and a bit of a belly so they rarely suit, but holy hell this fits well. Very, very good silhouette.

    The length is just right, sitting just over the belt of my Sugar Cane 1947s.

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  9. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Sweet jacket
     
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  10. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Cheers, man
     
  11. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Congratulations man, what a beauty!
     
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  12. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I've always had a sneaking regard for these jackets..
     
  13. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Nice pick-up! Vintage is definitely the way to go.. they're out there if you take some time to look.

    Don't over look the Lee 81-LJ-(lined work coat)... makes a nice change of pace to the short denim[​IMG]

    there are a ton of these out there too.. most about $80
     
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  14. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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  15. Trystero

    Trystero New in Town

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    Oh, a good work coat/chore coat is on my list! Thanks for the tip off!
     

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