Photos of cool jackets owned by others (non-brand specific)

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  1. Leigh H

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  2. Marc mndt

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    Is it? Nice shearling can be pretty expensive.

    I'm not a fan that mc jacket btw. Sleeves look like stove pipes and those zippers look odd without the double welt.
     
  3. Monitor

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    Yeah, good shearling is a much more luxurious leather than regular horse/cowhide. I've read that you can easily mess up the tanning mixture which can cause the hair to fall out - Something that often happens with time on badly tanned sheepskin. Quality shearling is the best you can get out of leather IMO so it also makes sense to me it's pricier.
     
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    German cool at its best

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  10. TheOldFashioned

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    So this was posted a few weeks back in the new members thread. Not sure how much traction it gets being in a different part of the forum and it hasn't been cross-posted yet:
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  11. handymike

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    Wait-a-minnit, there’s other sections beyond Outerwear?!?
     
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    Here’s mine, one of my all time favorite!
     
  14. tmitchell59

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    One of my all time favorites too! These fit so nice and the leather is fabulous.

    I just received this one: has some different features from my others.

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    Are the epaulets are your jacket straight cut or pointed like this? is your throat latch detachable or sewn on?

    This jacket has the separate Horsehide tag.



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  15. Mysteryo

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    Tag is different, but appart of that it’s the same configuration!
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    I want to play…

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  19. Edward

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    I thought it looked a little long in the body in relation to the sleeve length, though I'm not sure how far that's also affected by moving the handwarmers up and deleting the chest pocket from the "regular" P-type look.

    The show runs on a couple of UK channels, alongside other, more UK equivalents. It turns up some interesting stuff, though I'm frequently disappointed by how often instead of making any effort to restore stuff they seem to decide to sell it at an inflated price as "art" or some such.... Be interesting to see what the store is really like. I liked the lady who was in several series as their admin / office manager, she seemed to have a genuine interest in vintage stuff beyond it being a business thing. I did find it interesting to see when they dealt with a buyer aside from the picking runs - I remember one episode they fitted out a room for Bill Shatner.

    Patti doesn't look impressed! ;) The fringing and lacing wouldn't be for me, but that's a nice looking hide.

    Nomenclature is a bit off: the P37 BD tunic had a flap over the buttons; this looks much more like the P40 "economy" pattern that has the buttons exposed. The collar reminds me more of an American 'Ike' jacket, but that's a sensible adaptation for how it sits when made of leather. The standard collar on the BD tunic wouldn't sit so well as this.

    It's a jacket that would look great with a pair of forties cut khakis, Iron Rangers or similar, and a collar and tie under it, that real 30s/40s sporty-casual look. One I'm very fond of.

    I would in a heartbeat. I think this has a very cool, retro-futurist look to it. Like something Ming the Merciless' elite troops might have worn going up against Buster Crabb's Flash Gordon.

    One day I'll pick myself up a natural leather. I'm not particularly a fan of how they look new, but the aging process is so unique... I have a leather sleeve I bought for a tablet some years ago that is now mostly used as a mousemat, it has darkened, aged, taken on a few stains - it looks fantastic. The idea of doing the same with a jacket appeals.

    This guy's boots look pretty cool too.

    I would totally wear that! Especially if it was just a touch longer, reaching the bottom of my calf muscles. Very cool.
     
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  20. Edward

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    I remember reading a few years ago that there'd been a significant rise in the cost of quality shearling hides, which led to a marked jump in the price of B3s / Irvins / et cetera from the repro makers. Can't recall the details as to for why, but it was very definitely a thing.
     

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