Over 50 wearing leather jackets

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

  1. ton312

    ton312

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    Let’s be honest, the over 50 crowd in these parts is playing in a whole other league than their contemporaries and most younger folks too. They have the benefit of being well educated in outerwear, have a sense of style and a commitment to looking good (as the photos above clearly illustrate). I look forward to joining their ranks in 4 years.
     
  2. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Bought my first leather jacket, a Grais. $40 new in 1967. Most of the jackets I now own are older than me.

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  3. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    (But the man's a god. Age isn't an issue, here.)
     
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  4. 4444Design

    4444Design One of the Regulars

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    56 - turning 57 this year

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  5. dark wood

    dark wood Familiar Face

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    9F6B164E-23AB-41B8-8A23-50E0F3FA88B9.jpeg 54 and have loved leather jackets since I discovered punk music when I was 15...very few pics of me wearing them tho...
     
  6. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    72 and Still Feeling Fine!!

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    lina Practically Family

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  8. So33

    So33 One of the Regulars

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    image.jpeg 59years, pushing big 60 soon, Langlitz pullover in goat
     
  9. stmike

    stmike One of the Regulars

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    First leather jacket was when I began riding seriously, on my own bike rather than rentals. It was 1969 and I got a brown Schott cafe racer. I wish I still had it.
     
  10. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    @HoosierDaddy I really thought you were younger than you are. It must be the jackets :)

    I'm still in my 20s, but I love this thread. Definitely proves that I can still look cool even when I get older. Get the fit right and wearing a leather jacket over 50 looks incredible!
     
  11. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    Me at the front in my black Eastman Luftwaffe. I am 61. Bike is a Harley Springer Softail CVO 1800cc
    Next guy Roland in red leather is 66. bike is a stage 2 Harley breakout
    Next guy John in black leather is 66. Bike is a mint 1993 Harley Heritage
    Next guy Alby in black leather is 90 next year ( still rides a Harley Ultra trike !)
    Last guy 'Digger", an Australian Vietnam Vet,is 74. Wearing an insulated HD branded canvas jacket,rides a Harley V-Rod
    4.9C when we set off this morning , 17C in this shot at the beach before lunch.
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  12. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    AND earlier in the same day...the guy in the red leather jacket has a "gopher"/ mobility scooter business.
    This shot is from his showroom where we were having a mid morning beer !
    We were scooting around the showroom and workshop on these "demo" models.
    Good fun for a wee while , but not for real for quite a few years !!
    Left to right , front row on the buggies
    74 89 66
    Back row standing
    74 61(me) 74 73

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  13. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    I'll be 53 in August. bought my first one when I turned 50 actually :D
    I have 3 A-2 repros (2 from Eastman Leather Co. 1 from Goodwear Leather) and 2 original WWII A-2 flight jackets that are wearable but I rarely put those on as I don't want to add any more wear and tear to them.)

    GW (John Chapman) J.A. Dubow 20960
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    My first jacket I gifted to myself when I turned 50... an ELC Star Sportswear which I appropriately conditioned inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. :D
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  14. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    Oh yes! Unmistakeable and you wear it so well! :D :D :D

    I may be biased but I favour Roland :D
     
  15. borisna

    borisna One of the Regulars

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    Looks amazing!! which A-2 is this?
     
  16. borisna

    borisna One of the Regulars

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    Very sharp!! which jacket is this? looks like Badalassi?
     
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  17. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    That’s what riding is all about.
     
  18. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Thanks, it's a Bill Kelso Dubow 1755.
     
  19. borisna

    borisna One of the Regulars

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    whats the leather on it?
     
  20. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Seal Liberty
     
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