No you are 100% right. And since I don’t NEED a jacket considering I’m on the list for two styles with Fields leathers it makes it much easier to wait.Honestly I believe this is a blessing in disguise. Not settling is not a bad thing.
Lewis makes great jackets but there are many others who do too.
Aero/SB will give you a lot of value but not refinement like your Himel.
BK offers Shinki now but I don’t have one yet to see how well they’re put together.
I don’t know about Addict but it seems FW and RMC are the two go to brands for the top tier stuff.
I know I’m not much help with these info, but just keep plugging at it, you’ll find what you’re after. Enjoy along the way!
I would absolutely love to find a Freewheelers or similar with the attention to detail they exude which I would be satisfied with forever. Plus like a few mentioned that when you buy a FW they really do hold their value compared to anything $1,500 or so which sells for $500-600 in brand new used condition.
I could still end up with a Lewis one day I don’t hold any resentment, maybe I’ll find a used one
It’s given me the opportunity to think more of Johnson leathers. Until I saw this picture below, I thought they didn’t have the shape I was looking for, now I can picture this jacket with a mandarin collar, I think that combination would really look better than their current racer designs because of the slight flair at the hip.
Or I could be the board Guinea Pig and have a Bill Kelso Harley made. The construction looks top notch, almost to Japanese quality.
Plus I have not heard anything about his jackets not fitting correctly and if anything I’ve heard of customer service above and beyond by remaking jackets that shrunk due to no cause of his.
This is a milled cowhide