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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Psant25, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:43 PM.

  1. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    From memory, I believe they were in the neighborhood of $700-800. Whereas, you can usually do a little better on eBay with an auction listing, around $550-1000 depending on the specifics (condition, age, rarity, features).
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    That's interesting...I had a vintage Columbia...I couldn't sell it fast enough. The newer stuff actually looks far more impressive.
     
  3. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    LOL- I would work for jacket upgrades!!
     
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  4. Guppy

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    Most of the Langlitz jackets I've seen for sale on ebay and whatnot look superb. I was pretty surprised to see that wasn't the case with the pre-owned rack at their store. It's possible that what stays on the rack is what doesn't sell, and that they move the really desirable examples too quickly for me to have chanced into one on the particular day of my visit.
     
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  5. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    They sure should, he sold me Langlitz! :D
    I ordered a catalogue after seeing your sidewinder @sweetfights
    Also pretty sure I wasn't the only one who did so either :)

    I am planning to order something from them, but still not sure what. The Japanese website is a really good source of inspiration
     
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  6. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    The Japanese examples are what sold me 100% on trying Langlitz. And I know guys, myself included, debate the whole new vs resale but I am really telling anyone who will listen, having a custom jacket and feeling the fit made for your own frame just feels so incredible. Nothing like it. Honestly, most of us sucked into the FL vortex eventually spend a lot of money on jackets. Why not custom? Not just the fit but every conceivable option is available.
     
  7. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    I suspect the same Guppy....
     
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  8. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    I have been pushing custom quite far recently, results to be seen next year :)

    So it's a pretty good time for me to order a Langlitz... only for this I will probably create a thread, as I would like take advantage of the experience present here :)

    It will be a riding jacket first
     
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  9. sweetfights

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    I hear you. That thread would be great.
    I started with the custom Langlitz for my bike, then casual wear. But the casual wear easily doubles as a bike jacket too. Win/Win ....
     
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  10. red devil

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    I talked with one of them there, and they mentioned that the cascade or columbia would be the best riding jacket.

    The sidewinder is more of the fashion one... but considering their pedigree, what they call a fashion jacket should be a much better riding jacket than most of the makers we favour here.
     
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  11. sweetfights

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    Exactly. My sidewinder with cossack collar is without a doubt the best riding jacket I have ever had.
     
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  12. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    Carlos,
    You can definitely order the Japanese models from Langlitz. It was only through looking at the Langlitz Japan site that I found the 1949 Columbia. This was the original Langlitz jacket, it has a narrower waist band with no dip in the back and wider lapels than the current model. I found the guys at Langlitz to be very nice, but not terribly helpful in suggesting options and ideas when I was designing my jackets. The Langlitz Japan website and blog are where I found what I was looking for
    As far as I know the only exception to this rule is the Death’s Head Cascade. Scott at Langlitz told me that they want to measure you in person before they will make this jacket for you. Apparently it is a very tricky pattern to get right and they have had too many bad experiences going off measurements taken by the customer and sent into them.
     
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  13. sweetfights

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    So true. With Langlitz you should do in depth research because the variables and options are seemingly countless.
    So many options that a guy can get a little stuck deciding between evenly weighed options.
     
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  14. Colin G

    Colin G One of the Regulars

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    Red, I ordered the Sidewinder/Timberline but added a bi-swing back so if I ever ride my motorcycle with it, the cuffs won't be half way up my wrist. Modded the cuffs, changed the collar ect so don't necessarily rule that jacket out.

    I like a slimmer fitting jacket. Always have and always will so that is the pattern I chose. It has the highest armhole out of the jackets that they make.
     
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  15. sweetfights

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    Yes, yes and yes.
     
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  16. red devil

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    Very good points, thanks!
     
  17. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Especially on the higher armholes and slimmer fit. Both what I like too.
     
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  18. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    I got this beauty off the sale rack in Portland. 1970s Columbia with insulation and a grey removable mouton collar. I negotiated the price with Benny and walked away satisfied. Some jackets are consigned and others are trade-ins and have more "flexible" price tags. Plus I got an impromptu tour of the whole operation. They have a stockpile of interesting leathers to draw from...if you should inquire.
     
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  19. dannyk

    dannyk A-List Customer

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    Interesting. I really like the gray collar.
     
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  20. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    That is a fantastic Langlitz!! How long ago did you pick this up?? You scored!
     

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