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Vintage Grail? What are you looking for? My Langlitz Story.

ShadowBoxer

Familiar Face
Messages
55
Location
Los Angeles, California
For those who enjoy Short Stories or Long Posts. Especially about jackets.
Hi,
How are you today? I'm sharing my story here because I don't know who else would care besides a bunch of strangers who love jackets. Please tell me if any of this sounds or feels familiar. Am I crazy? Am I being unreasonable? I hope I am not alone in my insanity.

So about half a year ago I got the idea of a Langlitz jacket in my head. When I shop/buy expensive stuff like this I usually shop used. However things like clothes require a proper fit (at least 90%?) or there is little value outside of beauty and interest.

Once I narrowed my search to a Cascade with pads and pinstripes I began looking in earnest. I found many of course but I only had to look at the ones that fit. That reduced the choices a lot fortunately. As I got closer to my birthday of August 23, I started thinking that it would be cool to find one from the correct decade; the 1960s. Earlier would be okay too. As you all know, it's possible to get a ballpark date using hardware like the zippers in this case.
Something like this:
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3Apinstripes%202-M.png
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3A%20pinstripes%203-M.png

Going by the zippers Langlitz would date this jacket around late 1960s - early 1970s. This jacket was a little too small and sold for about $1000. which was more than I wanted to pay anyway since I could buy a brand new custom fit from Langlitz for around $1200.

Earlier, and what probably set me off on this path, was I found some vintage competition breeches by Langlitz, here in Los Angeles. I met the guy and tried them on. They fit surprisingly well. Something extra special about them was that the knee pads were actually pockets with zippers so one could fit protective pads inside. Langlitz told me that back in the day Ross (the founder) sometimes made those. They don't make them like that anymore. I ended up getting them. I am a big fan of design and industrial design. The idea of a unique vintage item like my Langlitz breeches (I've never seen another pair like them) makes me happy. These came with stripes down the legs which I was not looking for but not against either. When riding at night I noticed in one of my videos that the stripe was illuminated by the car lights and then I thought it was a good idea.

For this reason I thought I would be fine with a stripe or two on the jacket. Some had stripes down the front or around the arm or up the arms. They were all different colors. I was talking to a friend and mentioned that a grey jacket would probably be cool as that would be different and brighter at night. I like different and brighter at night without going all the way to a white jacket.

However all that seemed too much to ask considering that just getting a reasonable fit, in the style I wanted, from the correct decade, at a price I could afford was challenging enough. I mean how many grey jackets are there from the 1960s? So forget that. For this reason I also was not worried about the time frame. If it happened by August, great, if I found something later or next year, well that's fine too.

Most of what I found that was my size ended up going for too much. I lost auctions. All of them were located somewhere else so I could not try them on either, which made the risk higher.

About a week ago, an auction came up for a "Vintage 60's jacket".
The measurements seemed close enough for a second look. It had a dime sized hole on the inside of one sleeve and was described as very dry and stiff and in need of conditioner. You could see cracking and flaking here and there but especially on the sleeve that had the hole. What looked like holes in the back at first, seemed to be tar or grease smears/blobs around the center of the lower back in the close-up. The jacket looked like dirty-white in the pictures and clearly had dirt and stains but was listed as grey. The starting bid is $199.
The seller is located in Los Angeles.
The auction will end on August 23rd.

I figured out that the seller was a vintage store in Hollywood. I called them and asked to see and try on the jacket. The jacket was not at the store but would be there for me to try on August 22nd in the afternoon. I had to wait four days to try it on. AAAHHH!!!!

For the first three or four days the auction did not move. No bids. Then two people started a bidding war and the price creeped up to about $265. On August 21, I sent a follow up text reminding them that I was going to come in and try on the jacket the next day. I just wanted to make sure it was there if not already there. Maybe I could try it on a day early? There was no immediate reply.

When I did not get a response, I knew the worst had happened. They sold it to someone else, or they forgot and the jacket was still somewhere else. Probably in a hot warehouse in New York and unavailable. An hour later I got the reply, "The jacket will be here tomorrow after 3. See you then. : ) " Okay, calm down. We're still on... Am I acting insane or what?

August 22nd I suited up, lit up my old 1993 BMW and rode across town. Traffic was bad in the afternoon and it took about an hour. It's hot. I find parking in front. Taking off my helmet, jacket and gloves, I brush my hair a little and walk in. The jacket is hanging on a rack behind the counter. The person behind the counter is sewing, repairing holes in a wool jacket.

I set my stuff on the counter and he hands me the jacket. It's heavy. I go to a full length mirror towards the back of the shop and try it on. I think... I think... I think it does fit? Yes. It does fit.

The poor jacket is so dry that it only fits after a fashion. It's weird.
Like wearing a paper grocery bag.
However the sleeves are long enough and the body is short enough. The shoulders seem to be landing right at the seam correctly. I'm not positive though because there are some weird things about it. The bottom snap is way over so that it is mounted under the zipper. How can I snap it there? The zipper end cap will interfere with the snap. The top snaps on the collar won't reach each other when I gently try to pull the collar around. The inner front panel has several large wrinkles near the zipper that seem semi-frozen. I can pull it almost across but it springs back. Probably to where it's been for 30 years!

I do not try to force any of these things. I just note them. The sleeve with the hole is the worst part of the jacket. Major cracking and flaking at the triceps area. The top half has been creased so that the outer layer of grey leather has been stripped away leaving a bald line going down the arm. There is heat damage around one pocket in front were the leather has been ironed flat by something and is puckering a little. It's not really discolored though. It's not that obvious. Many small cracks around edges where you might expect them. I was surprised to see that where there is usually broken hems like around the cuff, bottom end and collar, none of these were broken. Just normal looking (to me) wear cracks and scuffs. All the zippers were almost completely black with corrosion. They did function though. I did not whip them all up and down but noted that they were not broken (even the original leather pull are there) and the zippers seem to be still well attached to the cloth tapes. The snaps had some corrosion as well.

I asked the clerk to take a few pix of me so I could see the overall fit better in a more natural stance than a selfie.
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20Front%20TryOnMe-M.jpg
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20PinStripes%20TryOnMe-L.jpg


I look at it and think a bit. It is dry and will need conditioning and a lot of love.
Yet in spite of the damage and even a hole, it really does seem to check all the boxes. I'm 90% sure the jacket is from the 1960s based on the main and pocket zippers. Only the wrist zippers are something I've not seen; Conmatic. Never heard of that one. It can't be too far off though. How much is this small, trivial miracle worth?

I'll still have to wait until the next day to win the auction and that is only if no else out bids me. Someone could offer $1000. It's happened before. What would I do if I had to bid that high? Or the price may stay relatively low because of the damage and admission that the jacket is dry, stiff and needs conditioning. Maybe grey is not a desirable color?

I am walking around thinking these thoughts when, without really meaning to, I say to the clerk, "Okay, I think it fits. Can I buy it?"

As soon as I say that, I think I'll hear something about the auction, bids already on the table, etc. Instead the clerk says, "Sure. Let me just call the owner." There is some back and forth while I go back to the full length mirror. I come back to the counter as he's hanging up.
"The jacket is in an eBay auction that ends tomorrow,"
I knew it.
"but the owner will end it and let you buy it for $500. tax included."
Oh...
 
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marmalademan

Banned
Messages
373
All sounded perfectly normal to me but whatever you do for Christ's sack DO NOT relay this story in this type of detail to your family lol

And then you whipped out 500 and took it home, right?
 
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ShadowBoxer

Familiar Face
Messages
55
Location
Los Angeles, California
Don't tell this story to my family?
Well what the hell do you think I'm doing here? :)
- Amongst a circle of strangers as they all silently nod their heads, wiping away tears of empathy.

Some people might not think it's worth it,
but yes, I paid and took my little precious home.

By the way, anyone know how common or popular the grey color is? Is it rare or actually common? I'm sure you all have seen a lot more jackets than I have, both Langlitz and others. I just started getting into the finer nuances this year so I really have almost no experience.
Of course Black is the most common color, then the Browns, but what's next? White? Red? Grey?
Was I wise to grab this or will finding a matching twin in better condition be quite easy?
All sounded perfectly normal to me but whatever you do for Christ's sack DO NOT relay this story in this type of detail to your family lol

And then you whipped out 500 and took it home, right?

As for being beyond redemption, who isn't?
The way I see it, we're both at least 50 years old, wrinkled and grey. At this point it doesn't have to last forever.
Another 50 years would be great.
If it falls apart after 20, well that's Life.
I'm pretty confident that giving up is not going to help and that some attempts at conditioning and having some fun with it are going to help - me at least.

Actually, worse case scenario, I'll ride it up to Langlitz and have them put a new sleeve, or whatever's needed, on it.
I don't mind restoring original parts, but my plan was to use it for it's intended purpose:
a motorcycle jacket in the wind.

I don't have to save the worst of it. If repairs are needed then that's what will happen.
It's a tool. It's a journal.
A motorcycle jacket that helps me ride a little safer. I record the adventures on video and paper.
The jacket records with scars and repairs. Just another bit of it's story.
Some day we'll both stop.
...and then, no doubt
start again...

Thanks for your time and comments.
Cheers
 
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tweedydon

Call Me a Cab
Messages
2,997
Location
Pennington
GREAT story!

And I love this:

"I don't have to save the worst of it. If repairs are needed then that's what will happen. It's a tool. It's a journal.
A motorcycle jacket that helps me ride a little safer. I record the adventures on video and paper.
The jacket records with scars and repairs. Just another bit of it's story.
Some day we'll both stop.
...and then, no doubt
start again..."
 

AeroFan_07

I'll Lock Up
Messages
5,296
Location
Iowa
Probably the best, most well written "love story" I've ever read on this lounge! :) Almost brought some tears to my eyes. BTW if you are in LA, you and Nick 123 really ought to connect, I imagine you will here.

Very nicely put, it's a journal...in ways no textile jacket ever could even pretend to be. Kind of like taking a road trip with only a basic map, no GPS, just seeking out the two-lanes & back roads. It's the journey that makes it all worthwhile, and there is much joy to be discovered in that journey! May you and your new treasure enjoy many such journeys together!
 

sweetfights

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,212
Location
Canada
For those who enjoy Short Stories or Long Posts. Especially about jackets.
Hi,
How are you today? I'm sharing my story here because I don't know who else would care besides a bunch of strangers who love jackets. Please tell me if any of this sounds or feels familiar. Am I crazy? Am I being unreasonable? I hope I am not alone in my insanity.

So about half a year ago I got the idea of a Langlitz jacket in my head. When I shop/buy expensive stuff like this I usually shop used. However things like clothes require a proper fit (at least 90%?) or there is little value outside of beauty and interest.

Once I narrowed my search to a Cascade with pads and pinstripes I began looking in earnest. I found many of course but I only had to look at the ones that fit. That reduced the choices a lot fortunately. As I got closer to my birthday of August 23, I started thinking that it would be cool to find one from the correct decade; the 1960s. Earlier would be okay too. As you all know, it's possible to get a ballpark date using hardware like the zippers in this case.
Something like this:
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3Apinstripes%202-M.png
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3A%20pinstripes%203-M.png

Going by the zippers Langlitz would date this jacket around late 1960s - early 1970s. This jacket was a little too small and sold for about $1000. which was more than I wanted to pay anyway since I could buy a brand new custom fit from Langlitz for around $1200.

Earlier, and what probably set me off on this path, was I found some vintage competition breeches by Langlitz, here in Los Angeles. I met the guy and tried them on. They fit surprisingly well. Something extra special about them was that the knee pads were actually pockets with zippers so one could fit protective pads inside. Langlitz told me that back in the day Ross (the founder) sometimes made those. They don't make them like that anymore. I ended up getting them. I am a big fan of design and industrial design. The idea of a unique vintage item like my Langlitz breeches (I've never seen another pair like them) makes me happy. These came with stripes down the legs which I was not looking for but not against either. When riding at night I noticed in one of my videos that the stripe was illuminated by the car lights and then I thought it was a good idea.

For this reason I thought I would be fine with a stripe or two on the jacket. Some had stripes down the front or around the arm or up the arms. They were all different colors. I was talking to a friend and mentioned that a grey jacket would probably be cool as that would be different and brighter at night. I like different and brighter at night without going all the way to a white jacket.

However all that seemed too much to ask considering that just getting a reasonable fit, in the style I wanted, from the correct decade, at a price I could afford was challenging enough. I mean how many grey jackets are there from the 1960s? So forget that. For this reason I also was not worried about the time frame. If it happened by August, great, if I found something later or next year, well that's fine too.

Most of what I found that was my size ended up going for too much. I lost auctions. All of them were located somewhere else so I could not try them on either, which made the risk higher.

About a week ago, an auction came up for a "Vintage 60's jacket".
The measurements seemed close enough for a second look. It had a dime sized hole on the inside of one sleeve and was described as very dry and stiff and in need of conditioner. You could see cracking and flaking here and there but especially on the sleeve that had the hole. What looked like holes in the back at first, seemed to be tar or grease smears/blobs around the center of the lower back in the close-up. The jacket looked like dirty-white in the pictures and clearly had dirt and stains but was listed as grey. The starting bid is $199.
The seller is located in Los Angeles.
The auction will end on August 23rd.

I figured out that the seller was a vintage store in Hollywood. I called them and asked to see and try on the jacket. The jacket was not at the store but would be there for me to try on August 22nd in the afternoon. I had to wait four days to try it on. AAAHHH!!!!

For the first three or four days the auction did not move. No bids. Then two people started a bidding war and the price creeped up to about $265. On August 21, I sent a follow up text reminding them that I was going to come in and try on the jacket the next day. I just wanted to make sure it was there if not already there. Maybe I could try it on a day early? There was no immediate reply.

When I did not get a response, I knew the worst had happened. They sold it to someone else, or they forgot and the jacket was still somewhere else. Probably in a hot warehouse in New York and unavailable. An hour later I got the reply, "The jacket will be here tomorrow after 3. See you then. : ) " Okay, calm down. We're still on... Am I acting insane or what?

August 22nd I suited up, lit up my old 1993 BMW and rode across town. Traffic was bad in the afternoon and it took about an hour. It's hot. I find parking in front. Taking off my helmet, jacket and gloves, I brush my hair a little and walk in. The jacket is hanging on a rack behind the counter. The person behind the counter is sewing, repairing holes in a wool jacket.

I set my stuff on the counter and he hands me the jacket. It's heavy. I go to a full length mirror towards the back of the shop and try it on. I think... I think... I think it does fit? Yes. It does fit.

The poor jacket is so dry that it only fits after a fashion. It's weird.
Like wearing a paper grocery bag.
However the sleeves are long enough and the body is short enough. The shoulders seem to be landing right at the seam correctly. I'm not positive though because there are some weird things about it. The bottom snap is way over so that it is mounted under the zipper. How can I snap it there? The zipper end cap will interfere with the snap. The top snaps on the collar won't reach each other when I gently try to pull the collar around. The inner front panel has several large wrinkles near the zipper that seem semi-frozen. I can pull it almost across but it springs back. Probably to where it's been for 30 years!

I do not try to force any of these things. I just note them. The sleeve with the hole is the worst part of the jacket. Major cracking and flaking at the triceps area. The top half has been creased so that the outer layer of grey leather has been stripped away leaving a bald line going down the arm. There is heat damage around one pocket in front were the leather has been ironed flat by something and is puckering a little. It's not really discolored though. It's not that obvious. Many small cracks around edges where you might expect them. I was surprised to see that where there is usually broken hems like around the cuff, bottom end and collar, none of these were broken. Just normal looking (to me) wear cracks and scuffs. All the zippers were almost completely black with corrosion. They did function though. I did not whip them all up and down but noted that they were not broken (even the original leather pull are there) and the zippers seem to be still well attached to the cloth tapes. The snaps had some corrosion as well.

I asked the clerk to take a few pix of me so I could see the overall fit better in a more natural stance than a selfie.
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20Front%20TryOnMe-M.jpg
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20PinStripes%20TryOnMe-M.jpg


I look at it and think a bit. It is dry and will need conditioning and a lot of love.
Yet in spite of the damage and even a hole, it really does seem to check all the boxes. I'm 90% sure the jacket is from the 1960s based on the main and pocket zippers. Only the wrist zippers are something I've not seen; Conmatic. Never heard of that one. It can't be too far off though. How much is this small, trivial miracle worth?

I'll still have to wait until the next day to win the auction and that is only if no else out bids me. Someone could offer $1000. It's happened before. What would I do if I had to bid that high? Or the price may stay relatively low because of the damage and admission that the jacket is dry, stiff and needs conditioning. Maybe grey is not a desirable color?

I am walking around thinking these thoughts when, without really meaning to, I say to the clerk, "Okay, I think it fits. Can I buy it?"

As soon as I say that, I think I'll hear something about the auction, bids already on the table, etc. Instead the clerk says, "Sure. Let me just call the owner." There is some back and forth while I go back to the full length mirror. I come back to the counter as he's hanging up.
"The jacket is in an eBay auction that ends tomorrow,"
I knew it.
"but the owner will end it and let you buy it for $500. tax included."
Oh...
Thx for sharing and welcome

Great post!

I have ordered a new custom Sidewinder and will have it at the end of September.
 
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Location
SoCal
Where is this magical store?
They also sold one of the most incredible jackets I've seen last week.
(I'm in LA too)
Great write up.
Congrats on your jacket!
 

AbbaDatDeHat

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,622
For those who enjoy Short Stories or Long Posts. Especially about jackets.
Hi,
How are you today? I'm sharing my story here because I don't know who else would care besides a bunch of strangers who love jackets. Please tell me if any of this sounds or feels familiar. Am I crazy? Am I being unreasonable? I hope I am not alone in my insanity.

So about half a year ago I got the idea of a Langlitz jacket in my head. When I shop/buy expensive stuff like this I usually shop used. However things like clothes require a proper fit (at least 90%?) or there is little value outside of beauty and interest.

Once I narrowed my search to a Cascade with pads and pinstripes I began looking in earnest. I found many of course but I only had to look at the ones that fit. That reduced the choices a lot fortunately. As I got closer to my birthday of August 23, I started thinking that it would be cool to find one from the correct decade; the 1960s. Earlier would be okay too. As you all know, it's possible to get a ballpark date using hardware like the zippers in this case.
Something like this:
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3Apinstripes%202-M.png
Langlitz%20Cascade%201967%20w%3A%20pinstripes%203-M.png

Going by the zippers Langlitz would date this jacket around late 1960s - early 1970s. This jacket was a little too small and sold for about $1000. which was more than I wanted to pay anyway since I could buy a brand new custom fit from Langlitz for around $1200.

Earlier, and what probably set me off on this path, was I found some vintage competition breeches by Langlitz, here in Los Angeles. I met the guy and tried them on. They fit surprisingly well. Something extra special about them was that the knee pads were actually pockets with zippers so one could fit protective pads inside. Langlitz told me that back in the day Ross (the founder) sometimes made those. They don't make them like that anymore. I ended up getting them. I am a big fan of design and industrial design. The idea of a unique vintage item like my Langlitz breeches (I've never seen another pair like them) makes me happy. These came with stripes down the legs which I was not looking for but not against either. When riding at night I noticed in one of my videos that the stripe was illuminated by the car lights and then I thought it was a good idea.

For this reason I thought I would be fine with a stripe or two on the jacket. Some had stripes down the front or around the arm or up the arms. They were all different colors. I was talking to a friend and mentioned that a grey jacket would probably be cool as that would be different and brighter at night. I like different and brighter at night without going all the way to a white jacket.

However all that seemed too much to ask considering that just getting a reasonable fit, in the style I wanted, from the correct decade, at a price I could afford was challenging enough. I mean how many grey jackets are there from the 1960s? So forget that. For this reason I also was not worried about the time frame. If it happened by August, great, if I found something later or next year, well that's fine too.

Most of what I found that was my size ended up going for too much. I lost auctions. All of them were located somewhere else so I could not try them on either, which made the risk higher.

About a week ago, an auction came up for a "Vintage 60's jacket".
The measurements seemed close enough for a second look. It had a dime sized hole on the inside of one sleeve and was described as very dry and stiff and in need of conditioner. You could see cracking and flaking here and there but especially on the sleeve that had the hole. What looked like holes in the back at first, seemed to be tar or grease smears/blobs around the center of the lower back in the close-up. The jacket looked like dirty-white in the pictures and clearly had dirt and stains but was listed as grey. The starting bid is $199.
The seller is located in Los Angeles.
The auction will end on August 23rd.

I figured out that the seller was a vintage store in Hollywood. I called them and asked to see and try on the jacket. The jacket was not at the store but would be there for me to try on August 22nd in the afternoon. I had to wait four days to try it on. AAAHHH!!!!

For the first three or four days the auction did not move. No bids. Then two people started a bidding war and the price creeped up to about $265. On August 21, I sent a follow up text reminding them that I was going to come in and try on the jacket the next day. I just wanted to make sure it was there if not already there. Maybe I could try it on a day early? There was no immediate reply.

When I did not get a response, I knew the worst had happened. They sold it to someone else, or they forgot and the jacket was still somewhere else. Probably in a hot warehouse in New York and unavailable. An hour later I got the reply, "The jacket will be here tomorrow after 3. See you then. : ) " Okay, calm down. We're still on... Am I acting insane or what?

August 22nd I suited up, lit up my old 1993 BMW and rode across town. Traffic was bad in the afternoon and it took about an hour. It's hot. I find parking in front. Taking off my helmet, jacket and gloves, I brush my hair a little and walk in. The jacket is hanging on a rack behind the counter. The person behind the counter is sewing, repairing holes in a wool jacket.

I set my stuff on the counter and he hands me the jacket. It's heavy. I go to a full length mirror towards the back of the shop and try it on. I think... I think... I think it does fit? Yes. It does fit.

The poor jacket is so dry that it only fits after a fashion. It's weird.
Like wearing a paper grocery bag.
However the sleeves are long enough and the body is short enough. The shoulders seem to be landing right at the seam correctly. I'm not positive though because there are some weird things about it. The bottom snap is way over so that it is mounted under the zipper. How can I snap it there? The zipper end cap will interfere with the snap. The top snaps on the collar won't reach each other when I gently try to pull the collar around. The inner front panel has several large wrinkles near the zipper that seem semi-frozen. I can pull it almost across but it springs back. Probably to where it's been for 30 years!

I do not try to force any of these things. I just note them. The sleeve with the hole is the worst part of the jacket. Major cracking and flaking at the triceps area. The top half has been creased so that the outer layer of grey leather has been stripped away leaving a bald line going down the arm. There is heat damage around one pocket in front were the leather has been ironed flat by something and is puckering a little. It's not really discolored though. It's not that obvious. Many small cracks around edges where you might expect them. I was surprised to see that where there is usually broken hems like around the cuff, bottom end and collar, none of these were broken. Just normal looking (to me) wear cracks and scuffs. All the zippers were almost completely black with corrosion. They did function though. I did not whip them all up and down but noted that they were not broken (even the original leather pull are there) and the zippers seem to be still well attached to the cloth tapes. The snaps had some corrosion as well.

I asked the clerk to take a few pix of me so I could see the overall fit better in a more natural stance than a selfie.
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20Front%20TryOnMe-M.jpg
Langlitz%20Cascade%20Grey%20PinStripes%20TryOnMe-L.jpg


I look at it and think a bit. It is dry and will need conditioning and a lot of love.
Yet in spite of the damage and even a hole, it really does seem to check all the boxes. I'm 90% sure the jacket is from the 1960s based on the main and pocket zippers. Only the wrist zippers are something I've not seen; Conmatic. Never heard of that one. It can't be too far off though. How much is this small, trivial miracle worth?

I'll still have to wait until the next day to win the auction and that is only if no else out bids me. Someone could offer $1000. It's happened before. What would I do if I had to bid that high? Or the price may stay relatively low because of the damage and admission that the jacket is dry, stiff and needs conditioning. Maybe grey is not a desirable color?

I am walking around thinking these thoughts when, without really meaning to, I say to the clerk, "Okay, I think it fits. Can I buy it?"

As soon as I say that, I think I'll hear something about the auction, bids already on the table, etc. Instead the clerk says, "Sure. Let me just call the owner." There is some back and forth while I go back to the full length mirror. I come back to the counter as he's hanging up.
"The jacket is in an eBay auction that ends tomorrow,"
I knew it.
"but the owner will end it and let you buy it for $500. tax included."
Oh...
It’s been awhile but is this gray jacket still around?
Did you ever get it fixed?
Would love to see it again.
Thanks
Bowen
 

AbbaDatDeHat

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,622
ShadowBoxer hasn't visited the Lounge in almost 3 years. Doubt that we will see him back. Usually when someone is gone that long, they aren't coming back. That's unfortunate as I, too, would like to know the rest of the story.

De Oppresso Liber
Yup....i know. Thought i’d try and call him out here before i cast out a note in a bottle.

Bene et incolumen
Bowen
 

ChewingWax

One of the Regulars
Messages
241
Location
Buffalo
Who cares about that crusty-ass, old Langlitz; I want to know what those pants are!
Not just the crust... the goo. Someone else's goo. Vintage leather jackets give me the heebie jeebies. I know y'all love them and I respect that very much. I see the attraction, but wearing someone else's broken in jacket just grosses me out. It's my problem.
 

Will Zach

I'll Lock Up
Messages
4,353
Location
SoFlo
^^
I love vintage jackets and I get what you are saying. Wearing someone's 50 years worth of sweat is no fun. Most of my vintage jackets get a bath in a tub of warm water with detergent. Those that are in good shape get a hard rubdown with a wet rag with detergent. Probably not 100%, but it helps.
 
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Not just the crust... the goo. Someone else's goo. Vintage leather jackets give me the heebie jeebies. I know y'all love them and I respect that very much. I see the attraction, but wearing someone else's broken in jacket just grosses me out. It's my problem.

I’m Honey Goo Goo lol. I good cleaning works but I do have my limits.
 

ObiJuanValdez

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Not just the crust... the goo. Someone else's goo. Vintage leather jackets give me the heebie jeebies. I know y'all love them and I respect that very much. I see the attraction, but wearing someone else's broken in jacket just grosses me out. It's my problem.
I hear you. I do a lot of browsing, but I've yet to pull the trigger on any kind of used or vintage jacket. There's too much ick-factor for me.
 

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