Looking at a couple possibilities...need some feedback (jacket).

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ButteMT61, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    So guys and gals, been thinking of a new jacket. Initially, I was hooked on those Thedi racers with the diamond shoulders, etc. - possibly even in the two-tone or just the natural hide.
    Then, @Carrie @ Thurston Bros. started posting some natural Aero's and I think I really want something between the two makes in a natural hide. Leaning towards a simple style like the Buco racer, Aero "7" or Board Racer.
    I really need to drop 20 lbs. All right in the mid-section. You can see it in my pics from June in Ireland.
    Interested in your collective thoughts as we're in jacket weather limbo.
    I tend to want zip-sleeves, so keep that in mind. I also don't zip up often, FWIW unless I go somewhere colder...

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  2. plainsman

    plainsman Familiar Face

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    Hi Butte! I have the Board Racer modified to Buco (in black goat) and it is a favourite of mine. I am not sure that natural will look good after some use. It looks great when brand new but could look dirty after a while
     
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  3. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    I agree @plainsman about the natural, especially in the collar area. My Indy jacket which is dark brown is completely "Black" in the neck area and I hate it, it seems dirty... so I imagine with a natural leather...
     
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  4. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    I think your build would suit an Aero cafe racer, I just ordered a Sheene in cxl brown.
    I love the natural but also would hesitate if this jacket is going to receive tons of wear. Otherwise it looks amazing!
     
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  5. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    ps I had a padded Thedi racer but did find the chest a little tight compared to the Aero Racer. Both slim fitting but more chest room with the Aero.
     
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    If you like the Natural, I'd take a look at Thedi's cognac....it looks amazing, and there isn't the uncertainty of the "tan-it-yourself" method. Thedi runs small, but you can put in a custom fit. I think he can do a pretty mean Buco style, or collared type.
     
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  7. ButteMT61

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    Thanks all. I knew that the natural piece would draw some hesitation, and I'm sure you're all right, but I'm so torn on that.
    I like the Thedi design with two-tone which could alleviate some of that mess. Dunno, am I too old to rock that?
     
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  8. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    nope
     
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  9. ton312

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    Too old?!? That's nuts man. You take care of yourself and it shows. Frankly I can't see how you need to lose any weight. I think with your stature you could wear whatever the Hell you want Butte, and you'll look good doing it.
    I like the natural hide too. A CR or a Seven would be awesome. I also like Handymike's suggestion about the cognac. It's a very pretty leather. Something about developing the natural stuff on its own...it's very appealing and mysterious.
     
  10. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Mysterious- yes, but each tannery has different results. So far, I love Tenjin works, but I'm still not sold on the Mister Freedom. I'll hold judgement on Vicenza for a couple years. Go on Butte...show us how it's done :)
     
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  11. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    Hey rock the Thedi Butte! You are never to old to Rock N Roll! I like those 2 tones a lot got one from Mysteryo last year and it's definitely a keeper.
     
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  12. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Certainly not! You will look good in it.
     
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  13. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Never !

    I'm pretty sure you would rock this one!
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    Those colors would suit you and the jacket style compliment your body shape!
     
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  14. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Scott, I'm on the same page as @sweetfights with going with a CR pattern over BR given your build, maybe a bit similar to mine except you are probably half a foot bigger than I am in all directions! :D I suppose you could request a size 46 CR and a size 48 BR from Insurrection as fit jackets and go from there to decide in which direction to go. The natural should be great as long as the jacket is a closet queen. Otherwise, my crystal ball sees a seal Vicenza in your future. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. ButteMT61

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    I gotta go off the board on this one, @Fanch. So, nothing like I've had before, and @SpeedRcrX hit the spot for me. That was the one I wanted, albeit in the two-tone with brown. However, the green says "kiss my arse" quite well and that's what I'm looking for! Still not convinced I can rock it (minus the needed slim-down of course) but maybe I should just not care, I know @ton312!

    Speaks to me.
     
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  16. Monitor

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    I was about to say the same thing. You seriously don't need to lose any weight. Nor do anything else nor worry about nothing.

    About the jacket... Dunno. Why not something with buttons? I always really dig how those Shawl collared ones look on people or the Royale kinda deal. Don't know much about these jackets but they're always really cool. Actually like 'em more than the CR, just I'm too tired to be switching to another style and go thru all the trial and error story again. . .
     
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  17. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Heheheh I knew you would be receptive to my suggestion!

    Like I said before, I simply know it will be a perfect jacket for you! In my mind eyes I see you sporting that jacket and completely rock it!

    Guys help me convincing Scott to see the "light" on this one [emoji16]

    Go Scott!!!
     
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  18. ton312

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    I second speed's suggestion. That two tone greedo jacket is off the charts cool and you'd look great in it Butte! Dude, don't forget, you are Cable
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  19. ButteMT61

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    So, my wife is not diggin' me going moto since I'm not riding now. She thinks I'd be a poseur, or something...
    But, she loves this one (she loved the GW A-1 I sold to Worf so it makes sense). I actually thought she'd hate this but not so.
    So, while I'd have to ponder the minutia, thoughts?

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  20. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The A-1 is nice but sometimes you have to know when to tell your wife she is wrong....


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