Vanishing point fit?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Powslayer801, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. jeo

    jeo Practically Family

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    Looks great on you. Congrats and welcome!
     
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  2. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    Good job for a first jacket or any jacket for that matter Congruaduations
     
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  3. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    This is a 42 with a few adjustments
     
  4. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    Do you have any photos of that jacket? Would love to see it
     
  5. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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  6. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    Some updated photos above showing the change in this jacket from about one year of wear. The leather has changed dramatically and I think will continue to do so as it keeps picking up sun, rain, etc.
     
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  7. Schambach

    Schambach One of the Regulars

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    Looks great, aging nicely. Is that jacket basically the “tail gunner” in the sb line up?
     
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  8. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    Looks to be the same pattern to me
     
  9. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Fits really well and the jacket is aging nicely. I don't like the shirt tail back at all personally, but the front fit looks ace.
     
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  10. I think it looks great Powslayer. Love the style and superb fit !!
    HD
     
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  11. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    I tend to agree with you. I added the shirt tail to add a bit more functionality while hunched over a moto, while still keeping the front of the jacket short enough. If this weren’t my primary riding jacket I think I’d have forgone the tail altogether.
     
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  12. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ah yes I can certainly see that reasoning. I don't ride so that's obviously irrelevant to me haha.
     
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  13. Donnydenim

    Donnydenim New in Town

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    Mines got a lot more denim transfer! looking good!
     
  14. Herresbach

    Herresbach Familiar Face

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    Very cool jacket, ageing nicely and perfect fit imo. It‘s some kind of a sheene, isn‘t it?

    Regarding the use on a motorcycle, do you wear just the jacket or can you fit an amored shirt underneath?
    If you were buying the jacket again, would you opt for a windflap?

    I‘m kind of in the same position as you were because I‘m also looking for a jacket that is good on the bike but also suitable for everyday wear.
    In fact, I already got three jackets that fit the bill but none of them absolutely nails it on both parts.
    So your input would be a great help fo further improvements!
     
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  15. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    So the jacket is sized to be able to accommodate an insulating layer underneath. I think an armored shirt would be too bulky to wear reasonably— I don’t wear armor generally unless I’m doing off-road type terrain, and then it’s time for my full on dorky klim suit.

    In regards to the wind flap, I usually just wear scarves when the temps get to cold and they do a good job keeping me warm down the front. Would probably add to the cold weather functionality though.

    It’s definitely hard to strike a balance between form and function with Moto jackets— too form forward and you lose function, too functional and you risk looking like a road pirate/racer.
     
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  16. Herresbach

    Herresbach Familiar Face

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    Do you have issues with wind coming through the front zipper causing a „balloon effect“ when riding fast on the highway?
     
  17. Powslayer801

    Powslayer801 New in Town

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    No but I think I have enough wind being deflected off of my chest that it’s not a big issue. Definitely happened on my last bike.
     
  18. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    Man, that fit is perfect! The length just about covers your belt, you should really not be bothered about it. And that leather is aging damn well, too!
     

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