Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

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  1. MrProper

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    Since I had already asked before ordering, but got the answer that they are very similar from the pattern.
    But LL has already strongly tapered. From 61 cm P2P to 50.5 cm hem.
    But yes, the Super Monza in dark brown sheep I could imagine well. Without the pocket on the sleeve ;)
     
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  3. Pandemic

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    I still have not worn it outside the house, but I’ve probably worn it inside for 3-4 hours along with gently massaging and kneading the leather for a few hours while watching TV.

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  4. Joshua Holland

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    I think it looks pretty awesome. What is the leather?
     
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  5. MrProper

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    thanks. Leather is veg tanned sheep. And it feels great.
     
  6. Joshua Holland

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    Ah. The more I see sheep, the more I want one :D
     
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  7. MrProper

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    I know sheep from my shearlings and always liked it, but when I saw @Tom71 and @Marc mndt jackets made of sheep it was clear I need one without fleece too. :D
     
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  8. Jules Myers

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    Man, that looks beautiful. Even more excited about getting mine now.
     
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  9. navetsea

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    Congrats Mr.Proper looks great, i can see it is a bit more relaxed than your usual fit, but some room will make drape and creases happen which is the thing with skin such like sheep, and perhaps with age and perhaps oiling it will look browner in the future since it is vegtan.
     
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  11. Aloysius

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    The British Racing Green (which would be my pick for a first Lewis as well) looks even better than I expected.

    I get what you mean about variety. I have both bespoke English military tailoring (sharply structured with space in the chest that tapers in, then waists out) and American sack jackets (straight, unstructured cut whether slim or not). I love both.
     
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  12. Salmosalar

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    You might want to ponder the older Monza - it is not openly available on their website anymore but they will still make it on request - as that is both shorter and more tapered than the SM or RJ….here is a shot of my old one from the 70s - it might be the sweet spot for your frame? Also, it does not have the sleeve pocket… 013198C9-F6A5-475B-8D9C-7142C1A63310.jpeg 9FE9E1CA-9CD8-494E-AE9C-8A49E031A553.jpeg 176A72CD-421B-4582-8BDD-EB9FF044AB5C.jpeg
     
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  13. MrProper

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    I don't think it will look any browner.
    It looks to me like the leather is dyed through.

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    Yes, the Monza is definitely more my choice. It was marked as unavailable on the old website and it's no longer on the new one. But I would still ask for it.
    Thanks for the pictures. Very pretty ;)
     
  14. handymike

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    That green is amazing- as is your jacket! Congratulations.
     
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  15. Joshua Holland

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    Is it ok to spray LL veg tan cow hide with rain protector?
     
  16. Pandemic

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    Are you thinking of using a silicon-based waterproofing spray?

    I’m not sure it would ‘stick’ and it might be disastrous.

    if you really want to try increasing water resistance then I would try a little Obernauf’s LP in a discreet test spot for a few weeks to see how it goes.
     
  17. Joshua Holland

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    I don't know if I need to increase it or not. I've read that veg tan leather doesn't repel rain as well as cxl. Just wondering if I get caught in the rain if that's a bad thing...?
     
  18. Pandemic

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    Pecards is another option, but honestly I would not worry about it. Veg tanned hides will still protect you from a light shower and a bit of water will do wonders for shaping the jacket to your body.
     
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  19. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

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    some of us get our jackets wet on purpose to speed up the break in, get more creases, etc. So it's not like the old Jerry Seinfeld joke about leather shrinking and cows screaming every time it rains :D

    The tricky part is not the getting wet part, but how it dries. You want to hang it in cool place, not crowded, etc. Ideally, you wear it dry and it'll form to your body.

    That's an expensive jacket. TBH, I'd ask LL to see what they recommend, but Pecards is a good recommendation or anything beeswax based. It'll give you some initial protection, but probably have to reapply often if the jacket is going to be used outdoors in harsher conditions. I got to think a century plus of jackets have gone through the foggy, wet England weather and come through ok, so chances are, you probably need nothing.
     
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    Beautiful jacket MrProper ….
     
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