My leather jacket database.

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

  1. ultrark2004

    ultrark2004 Familiar Face

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    Here is the scale empty & with an unopened bottle of 30 lb R22 freon. sorry for the poor pics charging scale.jpg
     

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  2. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Carlos,
    All this talk of jacket weights last week prompted me to act. I bought a Dr. meter fish scale which arrived this morning. I have now weighed my LW’s and they are as follows:

    CHP (size 46) 7.75 lbs
    Ryder (size 44) 4.79

    To be honest this really surprised me, I thought that the CHP was heavier and the Ryder was lighter. The two jackets feel so different when worn that I didn’t think the Ryder weighed as much as it does.
     
  3. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Heavy jacket should be paired with heavy jeans, and achored with heavy boots otherwise you will be top heavy and unstable,

    Am I joking or not?:D
     
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  4. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Yes but also no!
     
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  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    I think the feeling of heaviness from person to person might vary depending on how much percentage the weight of the jacket to bodyweight of the wearer.
     
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  6. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Joking, no way.
    Speaking words of wisdom is more like it. Fortunately I have many pairs of heavy denim and heavier boots to go with my heavy jackets.
     
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  7. Logician

    Logician One of the Regulars

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    Hi Carlos,
    Do you have a review for this one? Is it 3.5 oz (can't find it on FL)? Is the fit tighter than the J-23? I am considering ordering one in HH 3.5-4 oz (or perhaps the B). Thanks in advance for the info.
    FYI I already have 6 LW (3 Suburban, 2 Test (all 4.0+ oz HH) and 1 Courrier (3.0 oz Goat). All 42R, except one green 40R Suburban, which is really tight (no room for layering). I am 5'9, 160 pound, long arms, have an athletic built and a flat stomach. I prefer my jackets a little less snug than you do.
     
  8. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Man, that Leathertogs fits you perfectly, Carlos. This is what I wanted!!!
     
  9. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The fit of the leathertogs is maybe a bit tighter than the J23/24. My B is tighter than my A, both being 44R. But the A is 3oz and the B over 4
     
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  10. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    No Review of the LT A yet, i thought i did it already but no...
    I can't really see/feel a difference in tightness between the J-23 and the LT A.
    To me they both feel like hey have the same amount of room when worn.
    I have seen people say that the J-23 is a tight jacket and needs to be ordered a size up and things like that but i wear a size 42L in all my LW and they all fit similarly.
    Basically, i would reccomend you order your regular LW size and discuss the details with Stu, it's probably your best bet.
     
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  11. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 Practically Family

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    wow! Now that is thick and heavy leather
     
  12. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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    Love the jackets! Do you have them in a safe? LOL.
     
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  13. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    I don't, but maybe i should...
    Righ tnow they are in the spare room:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    *immediately sends picture to wife to counter her "You have too many leather jackets" statement*
     
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  15. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    All things considered Charles, do you have a favorite?
     
  16. sweetfights

    sweetfights My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I was a 42 in LW Suburban but correctly sized up to a 44 for the J23. This was my experience with 4 oz Suburbans and a 3.5 oz J23.
     
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  17. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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  18. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    I do.
    If i had to pic one brand, i would say without a second thought that my favourite brand is LW. (Vanson close secound)
    Within all my LW, the one that i reach for most often is my J-23, it has all the things i want and find cool in a leather jacket, and it is the first one i got.
    Close second/third would be my LW LT/A and LT/B on even footing.
    Fourth would be my custom Vanson commando ( front center rail in above pic).
    Fith would be my FW LaBrea.

    My Langlitz columbia and JL Langlitz copy should be up there too, but i still don't wear them as much as the previously mentionned.
     
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  19. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    I would have to agree that the Lost Worlds Leathertogs A and J-23 are two of my favorites of yours as well.

    Are there any jackets that you just don't wear much if any, but are just happy to have in your collection? The Himel comes to mind, which is a shame...
     
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  20. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Can confirm. And I strongly dislike LW!
     

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