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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gamma68, Mar 1, 2019.
Yeah dark navy or even olive green mouton could be really cool as well.
Mouton collars are cool but those lapels deserve to be shown at all times! They are too nice [emoji106]
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JL has a muted gray/silver mouton in a fine 1/4” pile. The other colors are thicker 1/2” pile.
I have no reference for collar pile thickness. Is 1/4” too thin?
I measured the thickness of my three collars, they are all 1/2 minimum.
The thinnest one is my Aero at 1/2 exactly, it feels much thinner than my Schott or LW which are somewhat thicker than 1/2.
I would think 1/4 wouldn't feel or look great.
Thanks for the measurements, @Carlos840. It’s too bad the gray is just 1/4” because that would have been my first choice.
Saying that length isn't everything, density plays a big part.
The Aero is IMO the worst quality of the three, it is pretty bare and you can actually see the skin through the hair if you move the hair.
The Schott is the same length, but a bit denser, you can't see the skin on it.
The LW is curly sheep and is the thickest fleece i have ever seen, it is so thick and dense it feels a million bucks. It is 3/4" thick.
If the JL is 1/4 but super dense it could be nice.
My favourite is the LW by far, curly sheep is amazing.
Schott in the middle, LW on the bottom.
Alan sent photos of what he's got in stock. Here are choices I'm considering...
Black/gray muted with 1/4" fur. Alan says it's a finer fur which is why it's shorter.
I guess you'd call this a light brown, 1/2" fur.
Darker brown, 1/2" fur.
Alan also has other colors but golden tan and red aren't appealing to me.
Depending on how expensive it is it might be worth trying the grey if you really want it.
Since its a removable collar it's not like its a non reversible decision.
Also 1/4 will definitely be more usable in various weather and heat.
The LW 3/4" i pictured above is so warm it would have to be cold to wear it.
The Aero on the other hand i can wear when it is warmer.
If you really want grey and it's not too expensive i would give it a go. Worst comes to worst you get a second one done if you think it is too thin.
Here is the buckle I chose for the jacket, by the way. It’s an eBay purchase. Alan and I agreed that the original belt is toast. JL is making a new HH belt.
God bless Alan. Love that guy.
I'm going with the muted black/gray.
^ bump, update?
Tony's WTB thread has me researching options for my Vanson Model E. I will likely go dark brown of some sort for contrast.
I see Vanson only offers a black mouton collar and a black faux collar. What are my options? (I don't see them listed on Johnson Leathers website).
Here’s a recent creation from Johnson Leathers that I have been drooling over. I especially love that light colored detachable shearling collar. Been thinking about reaching out to them myself to have them make me one for my LW CHP.
Aha! I see my jacket made it on here without me having to post it myself. It’s a real tank, and the mouton collar - chef’s kiss.
I believe that’s the second time your jacket has been posted here! In any case congratulations on an absolute masterpiece, as far as I’m concerned that’s as close to the perfect cross zip as you can get!
@Cheech, That jacket rocks! Would love to hear/see more about it!
Yep! I posted it before in one of the threads. @Cheech, any fit pics?
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