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Vanson Denver

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Carlos840, Feb 9, 2019.

Where would you wear this shirt?

  1. Blue Oyster on a Friday night.

    5 vote(s)
  2. Bonneville salt flats.

    15 vote(s)
  1. Raven2k360

    Raven2k360 New in Town

    Denver, CO
    Looks good man, I wouldn't sweat it. Sounds like your gf is imagining something like this...


    Just remind her of what a badass Rob Halford is...lol. :D

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  2. Who? Never heard of him.
  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

    I agree with El Marro that you could pull it off. Also, while I understand that there are unfortunate societal implications about certain leather designs in my opinion the poll is sophmoric. My $.02
  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Hell with all this BLUf/Oyster whatever/what people think BS!!
    If i gotta dress up or down to anybody other than myself then i just f**ked myself and the bulldog by missing the whole point of being me.
    If I LIKE IT...then it’s for me, no matter what or where.
    PS: this Vanson shirt feels like nothing i’ve ever worn before. The front panel just makes you feel like it was part of you. Hard to explain, like a glove is underspeak.
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  5. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

    Rob Halford is the lead singer of Judas Priest and is widely credited with creating the leather and spikes look that came to embody heavy metal in its early years.
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  6. Oh OK. Why Judas Priest I should have known that...:cool::p
  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Missing in action
    Go for it Carlos.

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  8. Dphillip

    Dphillip New in Town

    The shirt looks good on you, agree with previous comment that it needs to be beat up a bit.

    Side Note: I just saw Judas Priest as the opening act for Deep Purple. My ears are still ringing.
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  9. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

    East Java
    if a piece of clothing or accessories you think looks cool but you never dare to go out the house with it, then it doesn't work, if you find yourself don't have any self doubt about wearing it casually in public then it works for you, everyone is different in what they feel comfortable to wear in social setting.

    personally I couldn't imagine a setting to wear leather "sweater" rather than jackets, and it has no pockets which is another big reason for me to wear a jacket for the extra pockets.
  10. Graemsay

    Graemsay Practically Family

    Which was based on the Tom of Finland leatherman look... :D

    The Vanson shirt is probably Blue Oyster when new, and Bonneville when worn in.
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  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    London, UK
    It's an interesting one. As some have already noted, there's a certain irony that other styles of jacket we don't blink an eye at round here are much more integral to the ToF look than this. I think what seems 'strange' about these racing shirts is that we just don't see them. My immediate mental image with these is relating to the lacing at the neck: makes me think of the quasi-traditional 'Jacobite shirt' that is popular as a less formal top to wear with a kilt. (Now there would be an interesting combo....). I can see this making a lot of sense as a riding shirt when spending long days in the saddle; I think I'd find it odd not being able to open it at the front, the choice being wear it or pull it off over my head, but like anything else I imagine you'd get used to that. There are things I've experimented with that I wasn't ure about to begin with - I'm thinking especially of my dungarees (US: overalls). quite liked the idea to begin with, wore 'em a bit, got used to the differences, enjoy them a lot now.

    I can see this looking cool with some racing patches too, especially on the front panel.

    Ha, that's one of my favourite VP numbers.
  12. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

    About a month ago, a couple of good friends had a baby.
    The day after the birth i went to the hospital to meet the baby and say hi.
    I was in the underground car park walking towards the lift, and notice a group of three women about my age walking a few meters behind me. I get in the lift, and hold the door open so the women don't have to wait for the next lift.
    They reach the open door, look at me strangely and just go stand in front of another closed lift. I let go of the door and the lift goes up.
    Five minutes later, i am in my friends hospital room, the same three women walk in, looking like they have just seen death itself... We say hi awkwardly, cute baby, all is well, hang out a few minutes and then i leave.

    A few days later, i met my friends again.
    She comes up to me laughing and tells me:

    You know the three friends of mine you met at the hospital? They told me they were in the car park and saw this "big scary looking man, with a big beard and a big scary black leather jacket". They didn't want to be in the same lift as the big scary man so they waited for the next one.
    They all had a shock when they entered the room and you were there! They thought you were trying to steal our baby or something!

    On that day i was wearing this jacket, only difference is i had a black watch cap on.:


    I would have never thought a black bootlegger was intimidating! I actually consider it one of my less scary ones!

    I guess that story made me think about how the "general public" sees the things we wear, and made me wonder how the TFL crowd would view this shirt, knowing that the vast majority of the "general public" would see it as pretty weird/extreme.
    It's not going to stop me wearing whatever i want, i just thought TFL opinions would be interesting information.
    I have to say i am actually surprised to see which way the poll is going!

    (My GF says the problem isn't the jacket looking scary, but my resting bitch face...)
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Great story Carlos in so many ways. I’d have LOVED to have been the big scary guy sitting there when the women came in. I would have been the most polite kind person they ever met. Prob would have told them i was a Pastor or something.
    Anyway, they should have realized the big scary leather jacket guy was probably the safest guy to be around in a parking garage and lift.
    Ps: everytime i see a post of you it reminds me of a dear friend i worked with for 20 years. It’s uncanny.
  14. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

    Just the other day, my gf wanted to see how the photo she took of me wearing the Cal jacket turned out which ultimately led to us just browsing TFL for a while... Which was fun. Anyway, immediately as she saw you, she timidly said you have piercing, intense eyes. Not sure what that means, really... I find the way women see men is completely perplexing and I've long given up on trying to figure it out. But anyway, maybe those three saw the same thing? Plus the leather jacket...
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  15. JMax

    JMax One Too Many

    Let me translate "piercing, intense eyes" for you. "That dude look like he fixing to put me in a woodchipper" lol.
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  16. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

    A good sense of humor is truly one of my favorite qualities in a woman, although not always when it is directed at me...
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