Looking for Italian and Japanese Leather Jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gabri, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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    Hi there. I am looking for leather jackets from Italy and Japan.
    I would be happy if someone knows good manufacturers from the countries where you can also order the jackets online.
    For Japan it doesn't have to be online because I'm going there soon.

    P.S. I don't know about leather jackets. I only know the "standard things" like Belstaff, Blauer etc.
    I wear an Arma leather jacket myself, I have no idea if the quality is good, I liked it. I know that the manufacturer is from Holland.

    Best Regards
    Gabri
     
  2. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Italian leather jackets don't get talked about a lot here, but in Greece there's Thedi, which gets talked about a lot.

    As far as Japan, Fine Creek, Freewheelers, Iron Heart, The Flat Head are all well regarded makers around here.
     
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  3. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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    Thanks:)

    Why not, I thought Italian leather jackets are the Julius Caesar among jackets :D
     
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    Gabri New in Town

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  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Freewheelers, or Rainbow Country, or Tenjin, or Y2, or Addict, or Jelado....
    we could go on for awhile.
     
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  6. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    I know you said Italian and Japanese but many of us rate US made jackets highly. If you’re going to Japan you may find vintage US made jackets in the vintage stores. Why not do an internet search for them in the area you’re visiting before you go?
     
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  7. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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    Hi Guys. I don't really know if these jackets fit into my budget :eek:

    I searched google but hard to find. I even tried Japanese fonts to really find everything.

    レザージャケット
    (Rezājaketto)

    I will travel from Tokyo to Okinawa.
     
  8. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Have a look at Aero, very good quality and cheaper than the Japanese makers. Not sure where but I think they have outlets in Japan as well.
     
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  9. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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    Do you know the Manufacturer Stewart from Italy ?
     
  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    I don't, sorry.
     
  11. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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  12. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Sorry they look like modern one season don't wear in the rain jackets to me, not my sort of thing
     
  13. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    You're starting from the wrong angle, better take a step back and start again, we can definitely help if you tell us:

    - You budget
    - The style you are looking for (just put links or pics of the style of jackets you like)
    - Your general size
     
  14. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan A-List Customer

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    In the past (I'm talking about 15-20 years) Stewart Pelle made high quality and very authentic leather jackets. The buffalo leather used at that time was fantastic and unique. Unfortunately, the company went the wrong way for my terms. If I am properly informed, the owner at that time sold the company and bought it back a few years ago and then started the fashion route. The company has a unique museum (not open to the public) with thousands of artifacts. I was lucky enough to go on a private tour there a few years ago and was impressed.
     
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  15. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    It probably made sense from a business perspective at the time... just not good for us.

    Thanks for the info :)
     
  16. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan A-List Customer

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    Exactly, you see that correctly ... indeed nothing for us (anymore). My pleasure...
     
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  17. Gabri

    Gabri New in Town

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    My Chest is about 115CM
    Budget about 500€

    Thats my Jacket, and I like this style ( Sorry for the low quality picture, did not found some good)

    Stand-up collar with buckle
    Bomber Style.
    The jacket waistband has leather on the back
     

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  18. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan A-List Customer

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    Found some pictures (source www) from an earlier type I was talking about... some nice details, also I like(d) that Label ;)

    stewart_1.jpg

    stewart_2.jpg

    stewart_3.jpg
     
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  19. Robbie79

    Robbie79 Practically Family

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    Simmonsbilt from Scotland (ex Aero) offer high quality leather jackets in your price range on their Sale/Outlet page - I've handled several Simmons Bilt jackets in the past and was always happy with the quality and support by Simmonsbilt (not worse compared to Aero in my opinion)
    http://www.simmonsbilt.com/sale.html
     
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  20. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan A-List Customer

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    Are you looking for a new or used one...

    With this tight budget, it will be difficult to get a new, high quality leather jacket on the market. Almost impossible with Japanese leather jackets. A good source is certainly the www with various forums etc. or as already mentioned the "used" and "special offer" section by Aero Leather.
     
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