Suggestions for a mouton collar?

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  1. Gamma68

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    I sent my vintage Lawrence Perfecto-style jacket to Johnson Leathers for some work. I’m thinking about having a new snap-on mouton collar made.

    Any suggestions on the mouton color? What would make for maximum coolness?

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  2. El Marro

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    What a cool jacket and a cool idea to go with it!
    I really like the looks of brown mouton contrasting with a black MC jacket.
    Here is my Cal Leathers LAPD (courtesy of ksozay, thanks again man!) that I had a mouton collar made for by my tailor.
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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Silver gray is cool.
     
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    Or an Irvin golden tan...
     
  5. JMax

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    I agree. With a black jacket, I would go brown over black but that gray also is amazing. The brown collar below is the original so it looks a bit scruffier than El Marro's awesome jacket that he should consider selling to me.

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    In black, which is still great. I just prefer the contrast.

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    I just realized I need more photos of my jackets with the mouton collar attached. I have a Vanson, Lost Worlds and a few other Cals that need to be photographed.

    Thinking a bit, that gray is not as common and would be cool. Do one in gray and one in brown.
     
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  6. Gamma68

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    These are great ideas, guys. Pics of your own collars, if available, will help me decide on a color. The budget calls for just one mouton collar right now.

    I should thank @ton312 for planting the seed for pursuing a mouton collar. If I recall correctly, he has a jacket with a silver/gray collar?

    Silver/gray might look nice adjacent to the nickel epaulette studs, too.

    I think I'm leaning toward a contrasting color. It's a 1950s jacket, so I don't think I want a solid black because it might look too "new" attached to a vintage piece.

    A golden/tan is interesting, but I associate that color with my vintage G-1, which has a nicely faded honey brown collar.

    Natural mouton will fade with exposure to light, correct? If that's true, what color would a silver/gray collar fade to over time? Not sure what the fade rate would be, likely many years, but I want to consider long-term use.
     
  7. ton312

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    This is an essential piece for a proper cross zip! I’ve had various colors of mouton. Absolutely love brown and gold. Black is nice and a bit more subtle too. LW, Vanson and JL below.
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  8. El Marro

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    No way J!
    You’ve got way more Cal Leather jackets than I do and I get jealous every time you pick up a new one.
     
  9. JMax

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    Sleep on it. Don't you want some sort of custom that needs to be funded by the sale of currently owned jackets?!?
     
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  10. Goel

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    Silver grey sounds like a cool choice, but I've not seen any pictures of it.
     
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  12. JMax

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    Better pic--

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  13. JMax

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    Wish I could like my own post and photo-- that gray is slick as heck.

    Good call @AbbaDatDeHat, as usual.
     
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    That gray is cool ... and stands out from the standard black/brown/tan.

    Two thoughts on gray -- how will that color age with exposure? And I'm gaining more gray hair seemingly every day. Will a gray collar emphasize that and make me look old? In other words, someone trying too hard by wearing a Perfecto-style jacket.
     
  15. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Yeah, bout any color but black on a black jacket. Gets lost in a crowd. Imo
    That is, if you can choose.
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  16. Monitor

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    Seconded.

    I'd go with dark reddish brown collar on a black perfecto. Works best with brass hardware and brown zipper tape. I'm having one made for my Cal, too.
     
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    @dubpynchon has a vintage wards m/c with the silver mouton collar and it's really cool! The silver is really unique.
     
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  19. El Marro

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    That is so devious brother, of course I do! As hard as it is to find vintage Cals in the larger sizes though, I’m going to hold onto the one I got.
     
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    How about a blue mouton collar? Versace was selling this for $8,795!
    In all seriousness, dark blue mouton would look pretty cool on a black MC jacket!
    The dark blue mouton collar on a BR B-15C is a prime example of how good it looks.
     
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