Post your KEEPER jackets. Here's mine and I mean it this time..!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HoosierDaddy, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Posted JUNE 2019

    Vanson comp steer Enfield....
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    Aero CXL FQHH Highwayman....
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    Aero battered Tan HH Teamster
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    Thedi Washed tan buffalo cross button....
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    Thedi Washed gray buffalo cross zip....
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  2. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Great collection!
    My for sure keepers are:
    Freewheelers Sunset
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    Freewheelers Mulholland:
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    Freewheelers Caboose:
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    Himel Wolverine:
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    I do love my RMC A2, but if I keep hitting the gym, there is a chance that I may have to sell it eventually due to sizing. Otherwise it's absolutely a keeper.
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  3. Martin Lane jacket worn by my best friend in 1969 and gifted to me before his death in 2017....
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    Schott 'retro' '30s style HH MC jacket. My usual riding jacket ....
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    1960s Pack In steer Cafe riding jacket....
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    HD denim MC riding jacket....
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    Brown Carhart Detroit....
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  4. Tan Carhart Detroit....
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    Tan Carhart long work coat....
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    Carhart Hvy insulated winter coat with knit inner cuffs and velcro fasteners....
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    Peacoat.....
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  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I think my favourite so far is HD's Highwayman. That pattern is so elegantly simple. I don't think I have a keeper if that means any jacket I wouldn't sell.
     
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  6. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    I'm pretty New to the leather jacket scene and I feel I have yet to find my "place" so my two definate keepers are my all round jacket and my winter jacket.

    My all round jacket is the vintage m-43, in my opinion the best jacket design of all time. Screenshot_20190614_112943_com.android.gallery3d.jpg My other keeper is my winter jacket. It's a Pike Brothers Deck Jacket with alpaca lining which has kept me warm the last 3 winters. Comfortable and practical. Screenshot_20190614_113011_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
  7. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Waiting for @ton312 to post anything so I can just laugh and laugh... ;)
     
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  8. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    @HoosierDaddy , that Thedi Washed tan buffalo cross button is just the business!
    I mean, you’ve got some stellar jackets there, but for my money that one in particular is just nuts & works on you.
     
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  9. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    That's the jacket that convinced me to give the HWM a go. I always resisted, thinking it too boxy for me, but then in 2012 Ken tained up a bunch of new staff and sold their 'trainee jackets' at a great price I couldn't resist... So glad I did. Mine's black; I always have half an eye out for another in brown.

    REally like that Schott with the halfbelt-back; never seen another.
     
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  11. Robbie79

    Robbie79 A-List Customer

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    Wow, your collection is impressive and I can't tell which one I like best!! Your new Thedi is really nice and good addition to your Thedi and all other jackets!
     
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  12. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    I wouldn’t sell any of my Old Town jackets, but these are period styled 3- and 4-button fastening twill, corduroy, or moleskin ‘sports’ jackets.
    Of my outerwear jackets, my keepers are:
    Freewheelers Journeyman in black deerskin. I wore this today in torrential rain in Bristol and was warm and dry. I reflected today that this one is so comfortable (much more so than the horsehide variant), and ticks so many boxes for work and casual use, that if I’d bought this first many years ago then I probably would have bought no other leather jackets.
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    Bespoke, modified Monarch design by Dave Sheeley in goatskin. My go to casual jacket for most occasions.
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    Spiewak ‘Excalibur’ civilian N-1 deck jacket. My go to casual jacket for cold, wet, snowy weather. Cheap and sturdy.
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    Ralph Lauren Polo 1913 pattern peacoat. More formal winter workwear. Not as accurate as the Freewheelers and Real McCoys versions, but well fitting, comfortable, and picked up for a fraction of the price.
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  13. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Pretty perfect four season rotation.
     
  14. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Absolutely right, that’s what I was aiming for and the goat is light enough to wear until we hit mid-20s Celsius.
     
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  15. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Damn. Especially love the Vanson on you. Now you're just showing off.:D
     
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  16. That's what we do here sweetfights.....:p Come on folks we need more keeper photos...!! ;)

    Never dreamed that I still had that many jackets and coats until I dug them out for this thread.
     
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  17. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I have two jackets that I’m considering moving but purely from a leather perspective I submit the following never sells. The IH 526, Pike bro’s N1 will never be sold (non leather and no point plus they are everydayer’s).

    So, I humbly submit:
    1. Jack the Ripper Aero 50’s HB. Best Aero I’ve had. 12lbs. Bought, sold and bought back. Damaged, can’t be sold: saving grace=scar
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    2. Space shuttle commander Bates, bought, sold, returned as gift. My fav ever CR and impossible to replace: saving grace=scarcity/kharma
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    3. 1973 Disco/mustache/undercover weed cop Schott. Fits “to the nuts” and cost less than a pizza (and the only jacket that actually belongs on that hanger): saving grace=seriously?
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    **I do have intentions on selling two jackets that will fund my next Aero, well partially fund anyway. That will be my last Aero so I’m painstakingly calculating the specs. I would like an inglorious bastard of my own. But not a cross zip.
     
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  18. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Where's the scar on that 50s half belt?
     
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  19. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Inner Arm. Caused from careless box opener. (Not me)
    I repaired it as best I could.
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  20. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    That's too bad, but it looks like you did a great job repairing it.
     

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