My leather jacket database.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Carlos840, May 14, 2018.

  1. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    For a while i have been wanting to photograph and measure all my jackets, just to see if i could learn something from the numbers and how they really influence fit relatively speaking.
    Since this is a subject that comes up pretty often, i thought i might as well share it here in case it can help anyone else.
    I also wanted to take pictures of all the different leathers i have in the same light conditions, as a way for others to be able to compare them easily.
    So here it is, all my jackets, in the order i acquired them, with all the info for each of them.
    Just for info, i am 6'2" (188cm) 175 lbs (80kg), 41" chest, 33" waist.
    The jeans i am wearing are Iron Heart 634S-14 W32 L36, front rise is 11", back rise is 15.5".

    Schott 644, size 44, Deluxe Steerhide, tailored to fit, 2012:

    Pit to pit: 23.5”
    Back length: 25.5”
    Front length: 22”
    Bottom hem: 21”
    Shoulders: 20”
    Arms length: 25”

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    Lewis Leathers 551, size 42, cowhide, 2013:

    Pit to pit: 23”
    Back length: 26”
    Front length: 21”
    Bottom hem: 19.5”
    Shoulders: 19.5”
    Arms length:26”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/lewis-leathers-dominator-no-551.74729/

    Alexander Leathers Cafe Racer, size 42, Warhawk FQHH, 2014:

    Pit to pit: 24”
    Back length: 26.5
    Front length: 22.5
    Bottom hem: 20.5”
    Shoulders: 19.5”
    Arms length: 27.5”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/alexander-leathers-cafe-racer.80054/

    DC J-100, size 42, Black Shinki, 2015:

    Pit to pit: 23"
    Back length: 27”
    Front length: 24.5"
    Bottom hem: 20”
    Shoulders: 19"
    Arms length: 27”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/diamond-clothing-buco-j100-review.83051/

    ELMC Californian, size 42L, black Italian HH, 2015:

    Pit to pit: 23”
    Back length: 25”
    Front length: 23.5”
    Bottom hem: 21”
    Shoulders: 19”
    Arms length: 26.5”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/elmc-californian-review.82777/

    Aero Bootlegger, size 40, Brown CXLHH, 2016:

    Pit to pit: 24.5”
    Back length: 26”
    Front length: 22”
    Bottom hem: 20”
    Shoulders: 19.5"
    Arms length:26.5”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/my-new-pair-of-aeros.87105/
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  2. Carlos840

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    Aero Bootlegger, size 40, Black CXLHH, 2016:

    Pit to pit: 24.5”
    Back length: 26.5”
    Front length: 22”
    Bottom hem: 20”
    Shoulders: 19"
    Arms length:27”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/my-new-pair-of-aeros.87105/

    Himel Chevalier, size 42, Dark Seal Shinki, 2018:

    Pit to pit: 22.5”
    Back length: 25.5”
    Front length: 22.5”
    Bottom hem: 20”
    Shoulders: 19”
    Arms length: 27”

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    Old review: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/himel-bros-chevalier-bis.93446/

    And then to finish it, the one that started it all, my Schott B3.
    I got this when i was around 17, in early 2000. It is a size 48, which was HUGE, but definitely in keeping with the 90s baggy everything spirit!
    A few years down the line i realized how huge it was and stopped wearing it for a good 10 years, until i had it tailored to fit 5 years ago. Unfortunately i have worn it maybe twice since then, as it just doesn't get cold enough.

    Schott B3, size 48, tailored:

    Pit to pit: 25.5”
    Back length: 27”
    Front length: 23.5”
    Bottom hem: 22”
    Shoulders: 21.5”
    Arms length:26”

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    Lastly, here is a "colour chart" of all the leathers shown above:

    Schott Steer, LL Cow, AL Warhawk, Black Shinki, Black Italian leather, Brown CXLFQHH, Black CXKFQHH, Dark Seal Shinki.

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    Now, on to the next one...
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  3. MET

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    Nice contribution. This thread would be a useful reference.
     
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  4. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    The best fit of all of them is the Himel Chevalier hands down. That smaller chest measurement fits you way better than the other jackets apart from the overall fitted look.

    Thanks for the extensive pictures and descriptions. That shinki leather looks amazing.
     
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  5. ton312

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    Man great jackets Carlos, I have a few favorites in that bunch but you've certainly amassed a healthy collection of nice jackets and great fits!
     
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  6. AeroFan_07

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    Very nice collection there!! Nice variety and good to see it's kept your intrest indeed! :)

    May your collection keep expanding as funds & intrest allow.
     
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  7. Carlos840

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    Thanks, i don't think you can attribute the fit to the pit to pit measurement alone.
    There is only 0.5" difference between the Chevalier and the LL, ELMC or Buco, and they feel completely different in wear.
    I doubt an extra 0.5" or even 1" in the chest of the chevalier would make the overall fit much worst.
    I think the overall pattern is far more important than a specific single measurement, and Dave really nailed that chevalier pattern!

    Also, the smaller pit to pit works because Shinki is relatively light.
    If the chevalier was made of FQHH with the same measurements i don't think it would be as comfortable, and i would have wanted more room. I also cannot wear much underneath the chevalier, whereas i can easily wear a jumper or two underneath most of the other ones.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2018
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  8. sweetfights

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    Great job.
    Thank you for taking the time to do this.
    As a reference guide this is so very helpful.
    Which we saw more of this.
     
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  9. nick123

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    ^Likewise. That surely took some time. Thank you. More posts like this in this thread will be extremely useful for other members. The Himel is my fav, but also love your D-pockets.
     
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  10. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM One Too Many

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    Hate to admit it but I like the AL the most!
     
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  11. red devil

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    Thanks for sharing, it's really interesting to see the evolution of the jackets you got. Curious as to what the next one will be :D
     
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  12. marmalademan

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    Not a one out one in kinda guy eh Carlos. But that's cool, they all fit so well.
    Sometimes a man needs15 black leather jackets!
     
  13. Alz

    Alz One of the Regulars

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    beautiful collection and epic thread!
     
  14. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Nice collection! Thanks for posting this info!
     
  15. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    A collection to be proud of..........
     
  16. JMax

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    Very nice assortment of styles. Killer collection man. That Himel calls to me...
     
  17. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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    Excellent collection and very useful data and pics. Thanks for a great post!


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  18. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    great thread Carlos.
     
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    Wonderful collection Carlos!
     
  20. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Really interesting. Particularly for me as you are almost exactly the same size as me. I am five pounds heavier. What is interesting is that your torso might be shorter than mine. If the front of my jacket was 22 inches, it would sit 2 inches above my belt. I wear a higher rise Wrangler cowboy cut.

    They all look bloody great on you. Would you say you like your jackets shorter or longer in cut?
     

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