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

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Superfluous, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Lit Up

    Lit Up One of the Regulars

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    With all the taxes and duties it's not economical to buy Addict, certainly. I saw them in Clutch cafe in London (near to the old LL store) and I just couldn't figure out why I would buy one for twice the price of a Lewis.
     
  2. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Gaijin are not their customers. Fact is, that's what a high end jacket costs in Japan so to be fair, selling them for half a price elsewhere wouldn't make much sense.
     
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  3. Lit Up

    Lit Up One of the Regulars

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    Nor does it make sense to sell them in the UK at twice the price of a Lewis!
     
  4. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Lotsa people believe in the superiority of a Japanese made leather jacket.
     
  5. Lit Up

    Lit Up One of the Regulars

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    Lotsa Japanese believe in the superiority of a British/American made leather jacket.
     
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  6. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    A prophetvin his own town, an aw that!

    I've seen some copies on ebay that are all Pakistan made and faux leather (maybe for Chrissie Hynde fans?). There was another company round here did some nice looking ones, but had a shady ebay practice of abusing the Lewis name so I'd be wary. Best alternative is to trawl ebay for a Highwayman by Rivetts of Leytonstone or similar other British maker from back in the day; very similar or same designs to Lewis but not carrying the same brand tax.
     
  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Time to return to the topic of this thread -- photos of interesting jackets:

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  8. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Wow! That's fantastic.
     
  9. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    This looks like a Leathertogs, do you know which maker it is?
     
  10. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is a Himel Chevalier. Per Himel: "The Chevalier is based on a very early design from Leather Togs in the 1930s."
     
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  11. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    It did look familiar! :D
     
  12. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Real deal half belt. Zipper and button front. Never have seen one like it. And it's suede.... Even though that's so last week.
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  13. BlueWallpaper

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    Too funny!
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Interesting to see how it has aged. Still looks great.
     
  15. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    I have this picture of a suede jacket from I know not where...probably already posted here.Nice simple style...Gaucho or Cossack perhaps?
     

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  16. Superfluous

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    ^ I really like that jacket! Orgueil makes a similar Cossack jacket in black suede:

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  17. Alz

    Alz One of the Regulars

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    I think more than £800. If I am right Blackmeans jackets start from $ 1200/1400
     
  18. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    I especially like these!
     
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  19. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    a beautiful Cal-Leathers on eBay:
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  20. Edward

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    I love the tulip shape of those pockets.
     

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