Lost Worlds J23 Version 2.0

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  1. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Some time back I received a jacket from a prominent member of these forums. After some thoughts back & forth, I decided to purchase this Size "46" LW J23 knowing that it did not have the fixed quilted liner as my version 1.0 jacket did. That had been the main reason for moving it along, as it simply regulated it's useful time to only a few months out of the year. The rest of the upgrades to this jacket were happenstance, however I find myself appreciating them as I get to know this jacket.

    Similarities between Version 1.0 and 2.0:
    • Both LW J23 in 4-OZ Chrome Tanned HorseHide
    • Both have snap on collars
    • Both built with provisions for the belt
    Differences between Version 1.0 and 2.0:
    • No Quilted liner in Version 2.0, Rayon only similar to Easy Ryder
    • Full belt included
    • Brown verses Black snap-on fur collar
    • 100% Crown Zippers
    • No brass zips, all sliver/chrome hardware
    • Size 46 V 2.0, Size 44 V 1.0 so slightly more room here
    While technically "pre-owned" I would never have guessed it, aside from just a small amount of graining occurring in the sleeves. Absolutley everything about this jacket was still in 100% new condition, and not a stitch out of place with it inside and outside. I am quite thankful for how this jacket turned out and I have been wearing it around inside the house some to start to get a feel for how this monster will start to break in.

    Also one evening the rain started, and the J23 picked me up and took me for a walk. That is sort of how it goes with these LW jackets. It was finally a reasonable enough temperature this morning to put on this jacket and take some fit photos outside, so I could at least start to give this J23 the kind of photography it well deserves. This is only a start of what I have planned for this jacket in the coming months, as the weather gets more into jacket season.

    Ok so enough words, here are some fit photos at various states of the jacket's specifications - Starting with the fur collar on:

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    Then the fur comes off and we keep the belt in the loops:

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    Initial impressions -
    • While difficult to see in these photos, this LW J23 is taking up grain much more quickly than the Version 1.0 jacket did.
    • In no manner is this a "lighter" jacket - it was over 11.5 lbs as sent and the packaging was less than 1.5 lb
    • The belt is cotton backed; I have some detailed photos of it. If I had ordered the belt myself, I would have skipped the "studs" that it comes with. They are at least somewhat rounded off, however they could still cause damage to a bike seat, car seat, car/bike paint finish, etc.
    • However, the studs do look cool and increase the likeyhood this jacket will not get through an airport security screening.
    • I likely will not wear the Mouton collar all that much, but it is interesting to have.
    • You may want to consider if appropriate to wear into a motorcycle shop. I plan to do this here locally. I really am interested in who and how it would be observed.
    • That said, I may not wear it to the motorcycle shop unless I actually ride there. :)
    Overall, very happy with this jacket, seems a much more versatile jacket than Version 1.0 was. Thanks for reading, hope this was helpful to anyone considering one of these. Feel free to ask questions or PM me...

    Belt and collar on thier own:

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
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  2. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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  3. ton312

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    This is your jacket Randy. The fit is sooo much better than the 44”! This jacket looks spot on perfect. Literally perfect and nothing left to say. Well except for congrats and well done!
     
  4. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Wow!
    That jacket is really something man, congratulations!
     
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  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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  6. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Impressive jacket, fit and review! Congrats!
     
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  7. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Perfect fit. Congratulations!
     
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  8. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    Congratualtions indeed! :D
     
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  9. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    The KING of motorcycle jackets- J23 by Lost Worlds!!
    Congratulations!!!!!
     
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  10. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    GD! Fit looks like you rode to LW and got measured. You really pull of that style.
     
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  11. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You couldn't want for a better fit. Look at that leather! And to think it's only gonna look better and better with wear.
     
  12. roadking04

    roadking04 A-List Customer

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    Hardcore for sure. Nice score. Hope to see more as it breaks in. Would love to hear how it goes at the motorcycle shop.
     
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  13. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Impressive Jacket- both burly and fabulous.
    Congratulations!
     
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  14. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    That fits you so incredibly well! Looks fantastic. Congrats.
     
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  15. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great jacket and a perfect fit!
    You'll see, once winter is there the collar will make sens, i find they are much better than a scarf.
     
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  16. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    great fit, congrats, big improvement all around from your v1
     
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  17. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Looks Great......
     
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  18. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Randy, looks like a jacket you should keep.
     
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  19. JMax

    JMax My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Home run. Looks great, the fit and the jacket.
     
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  20. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    Awesome randy, I see the same thing I've already said and saw, perfect fit, your taller frame fits those sleeves just right, score! I hope to see more in the future.
     
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