nothing will survive 25 hard wear use, not even boots, surviving old jackets don't equal years and years of hardwear. I bet they also took off their leather jacket when working construction or in factory, but they just had one jacket and wear it often get wet in the rain probably kept wearing it until half dry when they arrived home with their motorcycles or bicycles and they do that for years probably then when it looks kind of old they buy a new one from catalogue again, and probably sold the old jacket or wear the old jacket for bad weather in theory but then it got into storage and never got worn again until he died
Tfl fits means 2 sizes too big for styleforum fitI've eluded to the "TFL Fit" in previous posts, which was a tailored, slim to skinny fit for jackets, which for many is not a functional fit. Sure it's great for static posing with arms at the side for doctored social media photos, but for dynamic reality, it's just not practical. Most people who actually use these jackets for work, riding, etc, the fits tend to be more "generous", or practical.
For certain body types, TLF Fit works well, but for myself it absolutely does not, because as I move stuff moves around and it makes the jacket terribly confining, and I adjust my expectations accordingly.
I think there are certain base line things that are universal, like having a sleeve past your finger tips, or shoulders sagging down to your bicep, my own definition of fit is the right equilibrium of comfort and flattering your appearance.
It's kinda funny really, because those in the past like the Brandos and such, wore jackets that if they were a random person posting here, forum members would say oh you need to tuck this, shorten that, etc etc.
In a much lesser extent, I liken it to my anecdotal observations with women and high heels. The few proclaim how they can wear them all day in comfort, look good in them and all that, which then leads to others following suit because they want to achieve the same look, but then are just laboring wearing them. A similar phenomenon happens with fit here with jackets. But that's fashion, and I hate fashion, and the irony is that the hipster work wear trend was supposed to be an anti-fashion statement, and yet...
Fashion oftentimes dictates fit, and currently the proper fit is a skinny cut. Rewind 30 years and the proper fit was far, far more generous. Suits these days are painted on, gym clothes now are all tapered, so the general consensus is slim fit, and this has carried over into this world, which I always found interesting because of all the attention paid to period correct, authentic reproductions, however the fit is nothing like those who wore them in photographs, the fit is always far far more modern.