Lost Worlds Leathertogs "B" aka Buco J-31

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  1. MemphisBlues

    MemphisBlues One of the Regulars

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    Anyone seen this beauty up on the site yet?

    http://www.lostworldsinc.com/Leathertogs 'B' Vintage Horsehide Motorcycle Jacket.htm

    Better yet, anyone buy it yet?

    I'm curious how this would compare to other makers who do a similar version.

    I have a Freewheelers Centinela and the arms are very fitted. Virtually no bagginess of any kind.

    With previous Lost World's I have had, that has always been a gripe of mine. They make a bullet proof jacket. But the arms, at least for me, have always been larger than I'd like.

    Still, I'm trying to imagine this design with 4+oz of chrome-tanned HH. Especially with a supposedly form-fitting jacket. Would anyone be able to move in it?
     
  2. dudewuttheheck

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    That definitely does not look as fitted in the arms as the Centinela.
    I've seen very baggy looking arms on some Lost Worlds jackets, but I've seen some that look fairly slim or at least proportional.
     
  3. Carlos840

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    A few people on TFL have that jacket on order, the one pictured is No1 and actually belongs to @red devil but as far as i know he hasn't received it yet. And no one knows how this model fits as of yet.
    I have one on order too, should be number 2 or 3, should be done in 6 to 8 weeks.

    All i can say is i hope it fits as well as my LT A:

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  4. JMax

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    About a week or so ago, I posted a side by side comparison of the original Leathertogs and Buco’s version of it. The LW and Freewheelers is based on the original. I no longer have the photo or I would have posted it here for you.
     
  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Here you go...
     
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  6. Carlos840

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    I'm pretty sure these are two different jackets rather than diferent versions of an original.
    There are old original Leathertogs versions and old original Buco versions of both.
     
  7. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    I'm just about to put my order in! Bell-hop gang unite!

    @ton312
     
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  8. Psant25

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    Interesting jacket for sure. Reminds me of the nutcracker soldier every time i see it
     
  9. MemphisBlues

    MemphisBlues One of the Regulars

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    I always get a rocketeer vibe to this jacket. I sort of wish someone would make a dot certified helmet that looked the part just for shits and giggles on the bike.
     
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  10. Monitor

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    I always think of Wild Hogs when I see this jacket.
     
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  11. dudewuttheheck

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    That's not a great image to have in your head when looking at a leather jacket...
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  12. dubpynchon

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    Ha, John Travolta and Tim Allen are really filling out their jackets.
     
  13. red devil

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    Every time I see this pic, I think it would be nice to have these 2 side by side...
     
  14. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Exactly. ;)
     
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  15. JMax

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    None of the Wild Hogs dudes are wearing this jacket. Looks like the more normal style of jackets seen here. In any case, one of the goobers landed Marisa Tomei...yes please.
     
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  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I thought it was Mickey...
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  17. Kuro

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    Wow. That is killer.
     
  18. Kuro

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    The title of the thread is a little off. The J-31 is not a leathertogs. They are a similar style for sure, but different jackets.

    The only reason I bring this up, is that the two seemed to get bunched together, but they both stand on their own and should be given a separate identity, in my humble opinion.
     
  19. MemphisBlues

    MemphisBlues One of the Regulars

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    I did that because they are the same aesthetic. You can argue nuances about materials used or minute differences in the pattern, but on the whole, it’s a very similar jacket with each maker offering their own spin on it
     
  20. Kuro

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    There are more than minute differences in the pattern between a Leathertogs and a J-31.

    I agree they are the same style, but they are not similar jackets.

    For example:

    Would you like a removable belt?
    Would you like hand pockets?
    Would you like a traditional action back?
    Would you like lapels that snap down when worn open?
    Would you like a pocket on the other lapel?

    Not all of these options are available on both jackets...
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
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