RMC Steinbeck Sports Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Zaten, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Zaten

    Zaten New in Town

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    Hello from London,

    Been following this amazing resource of a forum for several years but this is the first time I decided to contribute.
    Not sure of the proper etiquette: I thought I'll have introduce myself by showcasing my latest leather jacket acquisition, bought last February in Tokyo:
    The Real Mc Coy's Steinbeck Sports Jacket

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    The jacket is a simple design and very well build with nice stitching throughout (but super pricey unfortunately in typical RMC fashion). The horsehide is thick but very soft to the touch, almost buttery.

    I haven't had much opportunity to wear it yet so it's still not broken in at all. I suspect the hide will develop a nice grain like my another Shinki Flat Head jacket.
    It's surfaced-dyed and quite prone to scratching I suspect - the undercoat is a very light brown, almost beige.
    I would have preferred dyed-through but I chose to buy it none-the-less.
    I'm interested to see how it develop over time -hopefully it will age gracefully colour-wise.

    Thanks for reading. I hope it's a decent first contribution..!

    Cheers,
    Zaten



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  2. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Cool jacket Zaten. It's a good design that can be worn on a variety of occasions, from t-shirt and jeans casual to khakis and button-down shirt semi-formal. Wear it in good health....and welcome to the exalted status of "contributing member". :p:D
     
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  3. arkadijs

    arkadijs Familiar Face

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    Remarkable jacket! Perfectly suits you! About Real McCoy's skin, I have questions? Whether only Shinki uses Real McCoy's? And only in certain cases, at sale, there is information - Poland horsehide: Vegetable tanned, 1.3mm thickness?
     
  4. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow, what a first thread!

    Great jacket and looks like the fit is spot on as well.
     
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  5. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Great jacket! I love the chocolate brown color and the corduroy lined cuff. Fits you perfectly!
     
  6. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    Hi, Zaten, welcome and thank you for this first post: gorgeous jacket!
     
  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    Nice and simple design, similar to my favorite, the Sheene. And a good fit, as well.

    BTW, welcome to the lounge (finally!).
     
  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great jacket, simple classic design and the fit is great.
     
  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    It fits you very well.
     
  10. Zaten

    Zaten New in Town

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    Very kind (ladies and?) gents, thanks indeed for the warm welcome
    I'm encouraged to continue contributing to this great forum.
    I will be posting more pics with time to show how the jacket evolves...

    @arkadijs to my knowledge at least 3 Japanese brands use Shinki: The Real McCoy's, The Fat Head and Freewheelers. A few Western brands do too: Himel, Good Wear and Simmons Bilt among others. All shinki is veg tanned and 1.3mm thickness is pretty common. I hope that answers your question?
     
  11. arkadijs

    arkadijs Familiar Face

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    Thanks!
     
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  12. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Really nice Zaten!! Simple, classic & versatile and a nailed down fit...love it :)
     
  13. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Congrats Zaten -- the Steinbeck is a classic.

    I think Rainbow Country also uses Shinki HH.
     
  14. jon11

    jon11 One of the Regulars

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    stunning jacket and a great fit as well
     
  15. Plumbline

    Plumbline One Too Many

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    Very nice and some unusual features like the cord lined cuffs, 2 piece split back ........ and great fit.
     
  16. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Nice to meet you. Great jacket, great post.

    Worf
     
  17. Zaten

    Zaten New in Town

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    Thanks you... Really nice to meet you all

    @Superfluous Rainbow Country too, absolutely. Incidentally I find their single rider an absolute stunner...




    @Superfluous, oh yes


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  18. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Very sharp jacket and presentation, not only sinilar to my two Sheenes but even more similar to my Himel/Chapman Californian Ventura. Welcome to the Forum!
     
  19. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    That is definitely a great way to get in the forum :D
    The fit is absolutely spot on
     
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  20. Zaten

    Zaten New in Town

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    Thanks @Fanch !
    I looked up your Cali Ventura pics on the forum: beautiful piece and a top-notch fit. A superb purchase.
    There are indeed quite a few choices in this style: whilst I was in Japan, I was fortunate to see a gorgeous Rainbow Country in Russet and an equally impressive Freewheelers in burnt burgundy. If I'm honest, I preferred each to the Steinbeck purely from a style point of view, but the latter fit me much better so I left with it a happy man.
     
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