So Cal leather shops

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ai00344, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Making the trip from Canada to southern Cal At the end of the month. I would love to take the opportunity to try on some jackets from our favourite manufacturers that I otherwise only get to see in pictures. Does the strong So Cal continent here in the lounge have any advice / recommendations for me to visit? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Self Edge
    Stronghold
    Mister Freedom
    RRL
     
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  3. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Self Edge
    Mister Freedom
    Stronghold
    Freenote Cloth has some Himel jackets I believe too

    RRL maybe for their vintage stuff, but I would not recommend their own brand leather jackets
    There is also a Schott store and a lot of different vintage stores on the same street that Self Edge is on (this is also right next to Mister Freedom)

    Unfortunately there isn't that much for leather jackets here. Self Edge (The Flat Head, Fine Creek, Nine Lives) and Mister Freedom are the clear standouts, but we don't have anything from Freewheelers, Aero, Eastman, The Real McCoys, etc or any of the one man makers (obviously).
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    The others have listed the few we have...
    There are a couple of spots that deal in vintage leather jackets, mostly 60s cafe styles..but they are pricey.
    I hear they sell some Simmons Bilt jackets at Proconsul...also on La Brea.
    If you are here August 11, I would go the the Rose Bowl Flea Market!
    Now that is an experience :).
     
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  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    That's a great suggestion! The Rose Bowl Flea Market did have some pretty cool vintage leather jackets the last time I was there.
     
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  6. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the leads guys, much appreciated.

    I won’t be around for the flea market but I will sure to hit a least a couple of the recommended spots.

    Really looking forward to checking out Fine Creek live and in person to see if the fit works for me and if that leather is as tasty as it appears on instagram
     
  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Call Self Edge before you go to make sure they have your size on hand.
     
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