The Break In is Real - Share Your Stories

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One of the Regulars

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    Think I saw someone joke around about how they could stand up their horse hide jacket. Well, it ain't no joke...

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    Thought I was making good progress after a few days on my new Aero FQHH CXL Sheene, especially after this morning. I had it hanging in the sun shine for like 20 minutes and once warm, put it on and did some jumping jacks. Could start to feel some give.

    Well, I go to put it away just now and it fell off the hanger, kind of bounced off the ground. And I was like, no way, could I stand this thing up. Well sure enough.

    Challenge on, but I proudly accept it.
     
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  2. MrProper

    MrProper A-List Customer

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    My Aero Café Racer 2009
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    Marc mndt Practically Family

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  4. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM One Too Many

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    Yes, CXL FQHH is notorious for being stubborn. You might think you've broken it in, leave it in a cold closet during the night and you get a nice stiff as cardboard jacket next morning.
    No idea why the photo's are rotated, however if you click on them you see them fine.
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    30's HB (2015):
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    Shearling lined Long HB (2017):
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  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Yup, serious matter, no meme material
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  7. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    My only friend during this pandemic
    Today it has grown some characters
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  8. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    My wardrobe where all jackets.. are hanging is located in the living area of my house so stored relatively warm. The Pony though leads kind of it’s own life...:D

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    Throwing it over in the morning and driving to work I can feel it getting softer every minute until a certain point, especially the sleeves.

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    Smoothest areas are sleeves and back so far, front and collar are toughest but not anyhow rigid or cardboardy in my opinion.
    I don’t find that really astonishing, read somewhere on the Horween page they use waxes during processing horse hide that get tough at room temperature.
     
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    Turnip Practically Family

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    So not yet tamed the Pony, but still trying...:D
     
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    handymike I'll Lock Up

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  11. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One of the Regulars

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    LOL. It's like Wilson from that Castaway movie with Tom Hanks. What's his name?
     
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  12. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Schott can do that too, no issues.

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    That reminds me - I bought a cool leather Harley cap, same style only hella more gay. Someone's removed the... Things from the brim, where the chain is supposed to be. What do you have installed in your cap? Just snaps? What would I be looking for?
     
  13. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Here is a LW CHP holding down a 500 pound transformer.
     
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  14. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The two i am currently working on, Vanson Commando in CXL on the left and Vanson Cycle Champ on the right
    They are both pretty thin and soft but still stand up:

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  15. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Oo the jeans button style came with the cap it has anchor embossed to it naturally:cool::D:D, the chinstrap rests on it, the strap is just that small black rope like that for hoddie pull, just knot around the rope from the other side, so it is adjustable like leather bracelet
     
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  16. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Oooh, it's a jean style button?? That didn't occur to me but yeah, that'd make a good replacement. On my suede cap, it's something plastic, like a knob and I haven't a clue where to find that. So now I gotta find a nice jean styled button! That'd be awesome. You've helped me a lot. And if I need a chain on that cap. Do I, tho?
     
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  17. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    I dont give name, otherwise it would attract wandering demonic spirit
     
  18. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Don't be ridiculous, that's not how it works! The demon comes the moment they see you're doing something unnatural like that, building a man out of things, and he doesn't want you to know his name. But it might already be there. Just shaping the thing as a person attracts all kinds of haunts, lesser and greater.
     
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  19. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    I dunno how chain operates as chin strap, maybe just pure decorational then, perhaps contrasting color rope or braided leather can also look the part... metal chain is too dungeon lol

    I think if you have a strip of leather then just make a "mystery braid"
     
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  20. Monitor

    Monitor

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    This is the cap I got, only more badass. Just that someone pulled out the snaps that hold the chain in place.

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