Show your graining

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by North_Star, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    I didn't find any dedicated threads only for graining and/or evolution of leather jackets. So let this be it.

    Here's my recently acquired Aero PHWM in black CX Steer:
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  2. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Here's a good picture to show how the graining may differ in same jacket different panels.
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  3. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Here are some shots of my GW Hercules which is made with Horween Mustang horsehide, which is a wax finish, and it has a ton of natural grain.
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  4. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    The grain shots look awesome but big differences between panels makes my ocd twitch a little.
     
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think Steerhide shows the best graining over time.
     
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  7. Carlos840

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    LW Leathertogs A:

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    My favourite kind of grain...
     
  8. El Marro

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    Another GW:
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    That’s my Ventura in brown Shinki with what is certainly the nicest “out of the box” graining of any jacket I own. I will dig into my jacket collection this afternoon and see if I can’t find some examples of grain that I helped to bring out through wear.
     
  9. Monitor

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  10. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Thats lots of natural stretch marks, on my old Aero trail rider there were only few on the back and on my new jacket barely any. Might be the way they make the leather, if I'm correct they shave some of material on CX steer and HH so it may be that that will remove the natural "imperfections", perfections in my opinion. :D
     
  11. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    The heavy graining on the Vanson makes me want to just bite onto it, alwayse reminds me of beef jerkyo_O maybe I'm just weird:D
     
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  12. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman Practically Family

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    The different grain on different types of leather is probably why I'll never get tired of leather jackets.

    Vintage Horsehide Screenshot_20200825_162828_com.android.gallery3d.jpg Brown Goatskin Screenshot_20200825_162850_com.android.gallery3d.jpg Brown Horse or Steer Screenshot_20200825_163016_com.android.gallery3d.jpg Black Goatskin Screenshot_20200825_163300_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
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  13. Monitor

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    I particularly love the leather on my old jeans. Made in Germany.

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  14. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Seeing these, I think Aero should bring their leather jeans back.

    What kind of leather are those, veg tanned?
     
  15. Monitor

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    No idea. These are 40 years old. Really beautiful leather tho a bit too shiny for me. But the grain is some of the nicest I'd seen.

    Oh, and you can still order the Aero jeans. :D
     
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  16. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Oh, you can. Why don't they list it?

    Yeah the grain is amazing, and I love the way vintage leathers age. I wouldn't mind the shine, but I would have to probably get a bike to wear those on public, or grow bigger balls:D
     
  17. Monitor

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    They got removed from the website because people would often get the wrong size and demand a return, since you can't make a pair of trousers in the wrong size work & they really do have to be perfect, unlike jackets. And I think many people realized they didn't really need a pair of leather pants after the courier delivered the box. I can understand that too and that's why it took me years to reach the decision to buy a pair. :D

    Aero still accepts orders on these from returning customers or if you're absolutely sure about the size. I lucked out with mine as I didn't know how they run but apparently the size 32 is perfect.

    I don't think that the bike makes that much of a difference when it comes to these jeans styled leather pants so... I dunno. I always wanted a pair but also never felt like I can pull it off but later on I realized that either nobody cares or that I see a LOT of stuff on the street that's considered normal that I wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing. Like shorts. Why are shorts okay and leather pants such a big deal is something I'll never understand.
     
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  18. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Steerhide:
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    Deerskin:
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  19. Imuricecreamman

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  20. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I love the leather on vintage jackets!
     

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