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New! ELMC Jacket Highway Star®️ Horsehide

Do you like this italian style collar?


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dudewuttheheck

I'll Lock Up
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Given just how similar it is to the Mulholland, I unsurprisingly like this jacket. I do think it should have a chest pocket, though. Looks kind of funny without it. The collar, as on the Mullholland, is IMO the best part.
 

Robbie79

Call Me a Cab
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2,143
Beautiful jacket but I cannot find it on their website. Would be a much cheaper alternative to the Mulholland
 

Clifton

New in Town
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15
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Along the south coast, UK.
Not picking at nits, just wondering if I had unusual experience. Anyone else find that collars cut like that, as opposed to the press stud-down collars, start flapping in your face as you ride at speed? I've used screens a lot and, naturally, that doesn't occur - just when riding my 'naked' bikes.
 
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Not picking at nits, just wondering if I had unusual experience. Anyone else find that collars cut like that, as opposed to the press stud-down collars, start flapping in your face as you ride at speed? I've used screens a lot and, naturally, that doesn't occur - just when riding my 'naked' bikes.

Yes, this would not be a jacket I ride in. That flapping is annoying. But the back yoke, thicker CL-type leather panel along the bottom and lack of a chest pocket does it for me. I will own one at some point.
 

58panheadfan

One Too Many
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Switzerland
... Would be a much cheaper alternative to the Mulholland

Undoubtedly, the leather used by Eastman Leather is very nice and good quality as well, but whether it's actually an "alternative" (in terms of a replacement) maybe more a "choice", once you've hit the shinki horsehide route... (meant is the shinki hh used by FW* :)).

I don't want open a bootle of worms again, I think it was already sufficiently mentioned in this forum why the shinki hh is so expensive. But apples are often compared to oranges in this topic, mostly of new or stubborn members :rolleyes:

*Nevertheless again: There is a good reason why the jackets from FW as well as from RMC and FW cost considerably more than hh jackets from other manufacturers. One of the mainly reason: the costs of the leather in the tanning process... in simple words, the Italian leather need weeks, those of shinki months in the tanning bark and as known: "time is money". Therefore the raw leathers used by FW and other premium industrial consumers in Japan are "ferraris". Of course it is everyone's own taste if you like one in red, blue, yellow etc. (means finish on each jacket made by each manufacturer differently, e.g. cut, color, top coat finish, lining, hardware, stitchwork-equipment and more), but a ferrari remains a ferrari... also there is a reason why aluminum body types fetches $$$ prices inside the ferrari family. There is nothing like a good base... ;)
 
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I do not want to contact ELMC because I will be tempted to just purchase the jacket lol. That said, if someone receives or already has sizing information please post it. Thanks. I have data for the Roadstar and would bet the numbers are similar.
 

Corky Corcovado

Practically Family
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815
I like the swallow tail type collar on this jacket. Reminds me of some of those French/German cycling jackets from the 30's.
 

58panheadfan

One Too Many
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1,562
Location
Switzerland
After the collar was mentioned several times in this thread, I opened a poll who likes this in three different styles to wearing italian style collar (stand up, spread or turned up)?

stand up
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spread
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turned up
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You have the choice! ;)
 
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