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Vanson model E

So33

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Throwing in my Vanson E into the mix. Just put on the balance beam scale in the bathroom, a little over 9.5 pounds without the belt. This has the quilted liner. Size 44. It's my go to jacket on rides below 55 degrees
 

jacketjunkie

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9,5lbs, sweet mother of christ. Looks amazing on you, very nicely broken in!

I'm currently eyeing the Model C as alternative to the E, mostly because I don't like the side laces on the E. I understand the C is shorter, but I'm not the tallest guy myself, so length may work for me.. curious about sizing though.. @Guppy Didn't you catch that vtg Model C off eBay a while ago? How did you like it?
 
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View attachment 158584 Throwing in my Vanson E into the mix. Just put on the balance beam scale in the bathroom, a little over 9.5 pounds without the belt. This has the quilted liner. Size 44. It's my go to jacket on rides below 55 degrees

This jacket is interesting. Seems a lot shorter than the standard and the zipper is ending much higher above the hem of the jacket which is something I've only seen on @ton312 gray jacket. Looks fantastic!
 
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I already have a Branded CHP but this Vanson will probably blow it out of the water.

Y'know, can't get that jacket out of my mind. It's a perfect moto cross zip. If that Branded is anything like the one I had - and from the photos it seems to be even nicer - the E might not seem like much of an upgrade to you.
 

Guppy

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9,5lbs, sweet mother of christ. Looks amazing on you, very nicely broken in!

I'm currently eyeing the Model C as alternative to the E, mostly because I don't like the side laces on the E. I understand the C is shorter, but I'm not the tallest guy myself, so length may work for me.. curious about sizing though.. @Guppy Didn't you catch that vtg Model C off eBay a while ago? How did you like it?
I did pick up a Vanson C2. It fits great, and looks great. I really like it. If you don't want side laces, it's a good choice.
 

Wdawg

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So the Model E arrived a couple days ago and I've been really enjoying it.

It's a different beast than I was expecting going by Vanson's reputation. The leather is very soft everywhere apart from the lower back panel that is still as stiff as a board. I haven't handled Vanson comp weight before so cant really compare it but it doesn't seem as beastly as some accounts. This could be of similar stock to Ton's lighter weight 90's Vanson previously featured in the thread. The fit is really good, definitely a trim jacket but the way that it's constructed gives a fair bit of extra room if you need it.

The fit combined with the broken in leather make it extremely comfortable to wear and the sheepskin collar is just excellent.

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So the Model E arrived a couple days ago and I've been really enjoying it.

It's a different beast than I was expecting going by Vanson's reputation. The leather is very soft everywhere apart from the lower back panel that is still as stiff as a board. I haven't handled Vanson comp weight before so cant really compare it but it doesn't seem as beastly as some accounts. This could be of similar stock to Ton's lighter weight 90's Vanson previously featured in the thread. The fit is really good, definitely a trim jacket but the way that it's constructed gives a fair bit of extra room if you need it.

The fit combined with the broken in leather make it extremely comfortable to wear and the sheepskin collar is just excellent.

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Beautiful jacket and a perfect fit! Man it brings a smile to my face every time this thread gets bumped. Well done!
 

sweetfights

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So the Model E arrived a couple days ago and I've been really enjoying it.

It's a different beast than I was expecting going by Vanson's reputation. The leather is very soft everywhere apart from the lower back panel that is still as stiff as a board. I haven't handled Vanson comp weight before so cant really compare it but it doesn't seem as beastly as some accounts. This could be of similar stock to Ton's lighter weight 90's Vanson previously featured in the thread. The fit is really good, definitely a trim jacket but the way that it's constructed gives a fair bit of extra room if you need it.

The fit combined with the broken in leather make it extremely comfortable to wear and the sheepskin collar is just excellent.

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Great fit- Congrats!
 

Plumbline

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Looks great .... it is a late 90’s jacket.

Glad it’s found a new home ... wear it hard and wear it well
 

Wdawg

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@Wdawg - nice! fit is perfect for you.

You purchased it second hand? What's the tagged size and the pit to pit (zipped up)?

Yeah eBay buy, but belonged to Plumbline apparently. Small world when it comes to leather jackets. His measurement of 21.5-22" pit to pit is correct, with the sides cinched all the way in.
 

b1lf

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Yeah eBay buy, but belonged to Plumbline apparently. Small world when it comes to leather jackets. His measurement of 21.5-22" pit to pit is correct, with the sides cinched all the way in.

Thanks - but what’s the tag size for it so I can use your measurements for reference? (I have one on order)
 

b1lf

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Thanks. Even though this was an older model, every single post I've seen on here suggests I should likely bump my size 40 to a 42.
 

b1lf

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I called Vanson last week to confirm the pit to pit on a new Size 40: they said 23". Which should be great.


I have 2 to 3 weeks left until my Model E is finished. Brutal wait.... but not as long as the 96 days I waited for my horsehide White's Bounty Hunters I just received last Friday! (they had to make a second pair from scratch after some sizing issues; not their fault)

Shown here with my new belt. Black & brass zen is on point, haha..........
(it was nighttime when I unboxed these so apologies for the shitty lighting)


unboxed by B1LF, on Flickr
 

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