Over 50 wearing leather jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HoosierDaddy, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Idea from another thread. ......Age 72...

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    Older folks....Post wearing your leather jackets photos here ....
     
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  2. Marc mndt

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    They all look great, but I think the first jacket (dark brown) looks best on you. I like the shorter jacket length.
     
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  5. navetsea

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    yeah I will necro this thread 8 yrs from now:D
     
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  6. zebedee

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    Proof that body shape and not carrying extra weight is half the battle. The colour choice doesn't make a huge difference - these all absolutely suit the man. He also has a certain bearing which might disincline a person from insulting his dress choice, too.

    I'm going to post the antithesis of this - the shadow other - in 8.5 years when I reach 50. Then, no further evidence will be needed that a life of semi-indolence in the sub-tropics, too many beers, plates of fried noodles and uselessly haranguing students on Eliot, McCarthy and Marlowe will ill-dispose a man to leather.

    (To be fair, I am trying to get more exercise and less food in.)
     
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  7. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    would fried noodle make you fat? I eat instant noodle so often, I now eat rice in a bowl with chopstick too... if MSG, and instant coffee dont send me off early I will surely post 8 yrs from now
     
  8. Dav

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    More than happy to be wearing leather jackets at 50+ ResizerImage1520X2280.jpg
     
  9. zebedee

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    Fried noodles will do it for quite a few caucasians like me - and rice, too. All you need to do is combine rice, noodles, beer and heat with some more beer and your jeans waist size can go up in a few weeks - less if you have the measuring tape in one hand and a beer in the other.

    At least, until I cut out the beer and got a rowing machine. I told a buddy about this, and he asked: 'What does it row to you, alcohol or cigarettes?' Which I thought was very funny. Before I quit.
     
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  10. breezer

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    dang that A2 fits perfect!
     
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  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    You know it. I ran scared of the HWM for years fearing it would be too boxy for me; it was Van's photos as convinced me to give an 'Apprentice Made' HWM a go in early 2012, and it's been one of my more worn jackets since.
     
  12. nick123

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    Over 50 and jackets is nothing less than full on cool in my book. There's an essence of wisdom and understated grace; an "I've lived it" there which is seldom replicated by young folks (unless you're Johnny Thunders). It's not a look thing as much as a soul thing. I feel that way with my elders. Even if they don't give a toss about style, they've lived style.
     
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  13. 1961MJS

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    Hi, My Dad (born 1919, passed 2011) wore a WW2 jacket from The Cockpit for years until he went a few places in Springfield Illinois that were less than friendly. He started dressing a lot cheaper, no sense in dying 15 years early over a leather jacket. He had a leather flight jacket from WW2, but I"m not sure which one, he tossed it when it rotted away. He was on Wallis Island, Fiji, and Guadalcanal (1945) so I doubt it was a B-3. He was a Weather Forecaster, so he didn't fly for a living.

    Later
     
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  14. nick123

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    very common for Pacific theatre leather jackets to succumb to rot or early demise; standard MO.
     
  15. 1961MJS

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    I figured as much. He did mention that they boiled everything else that they wore.
    Later
     
  16. bluesforchallah

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    Celebrated my 50th last December, just in by the skin of my teeth.

    This one's for sale:
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  17. Robbie79

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  19. JCSD

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    You wear it so well
     
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  20. jonesy86

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    Not much call for a leather jacket around here, but I still have a few in the closet, and more in storage. Over 50? Yep! The problem is that it rarely gets below 70 here.
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