What Are The Hottest Leather Jacket Brands of 2021?

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  1. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    So many awesome jackets, new and vintage. Which one is your favorite, the one you wear most? (those aren't necessarily one and the same of course)
     
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  2. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    A like to everyone who came out here.
    Actually, it's almost scary when you see the purchases all in one pile. It is then felt even more than one perceives when regularly reading the forum. LOL
     
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  3. Robbie79

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    Thanks @Marc mndt but nothing compared to your new jackets in 2021 and your overall massive collection (you do have very nice pieces, expecially the vintage half-belt which you treated and preserved a lot but also many others). Difficult question but I definitely wear the Shangri-La Heritage Trucker, Brooks Cafe Racer and Lesco most...the Thedi deerskin with shearling lining is on my list for the upcoming Winter :)
     
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  4. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    At first I thought I hadn't bought that much this year. But then I started counting:

    1 Thedi
    1 Harro
    1 Ralph Lauren
    1 Fivestar
    1 Cidu
    1 Sears

    I also sold a lot of jackets this year so my collection didn't grow. But considering I wanted it to shrink, I'd say this year has been a big fail on my part.

    edit: i even failed in that I forgot a jacket that I bought this year. Added Sears Oakbrook d-pocket to the list.
     
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  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I had the same idea- sold 3, but 3 more showed up.
     
  6. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    It’s a perpetuum mobile.
     
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  7. jonesy86

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    This is what I bought in 2021, so far.


    Vintage Late 50s, Early 60s Winward, Lambskin?

    Vintage 50s Monarch Horsehide Long Half Belt

    GW Black Horween Mustang Horsehide Hercules

    Vintage 40s? Steerhide Californian

    Vintage Late 40s, early 50s Horsehide Sportclad

    Vintage 60s Steerhide Kehoe Cafe Racer

    New Custom Thedi Goatskin Crosszip

    GW Mojave Horsehide Crosszip

    Vanson Cheyenne Japan Market

    I moved the Cheyenne on, and probably will put up a few other low end jackets for sale.
     
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  8. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    Here are the Top 12 Hottest Brands so far:
    1. Aero-19
    2. Thedi-12 (6 by Marc Mndt)
    3. Lewis Leathers-10 (6 by Marc Mndt)
    4. (tie) Ralph Lauren/RRL-8 (7 by Marc Mndt)
    4. (tie) Schott-8
    6. (tie) Five Star-7 (5 by Mr Proper)
    6. (tie) Levi's-7 (6 by Marc Mndt)
    6. (tie) Sears-7
    6. (tie) Vanson-7
    10. Field Leather-6
    11. Cal Leather-5
    11. (tie) Harro-5

    Note: I am noting individuals who purchased 5 or more of one brand because of the potential for that to skew the data.

    ...for comparison, these were the most prevalent brands in Loungers' closets as indicated by summer, 2021 survey:
    1. Aero-69
    2. Vanson-38
    3. Schott-33
    4. Lost Worlds-17
    5(tie). Thedi and Cal Leathers-16
    7(tie). Eastman/ELMC and Real McCoy’s-13
    9(tie). Goodwear and Brooks-10

    The next 6
    Field Leathers, Freewheelers and Himel-7
    Buco, JL and Levi’s -6
     
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  9. navetsea

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    how to detect in the count if a jacket is sold by a member and bought by another? maybe it hasn't happened yet but a possibility in the future
     
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  10. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    What I am trying to accomplish with this latest survey is to establish what jacket brands Loungers are pursuing this year, regardless of the source. In that sense, this list is a reflection of the brands most Loungers have on their radar screens this year. Even if Loungers are buying and selling "x" brand amongst themselves, it's still somewhat of a reflection of the popularity/desirability of that brand this year.
     
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  11. JMax

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    I think just Red and Carlos put LW on this list.
     
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  12. navetsea

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    just by glancing over this board I see the trend is toward Lewis Leather at this time
     
  13. handymike

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    How about the 10 Cidu jackets that @Canuck Panda just bought? along with @torfjord’s that should put them at #3. :p
    And what about all those Freewheelers Mulholland jackets in the Spring? There must have been 8 or 9 + @Robbie79’s incoming one.
     
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  14. ton312

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    Kind of shocked to see Harro in the top 12. I can only think of one (robbie’s) of note. Where are all these Harro jackets hiding?
     
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  15. torfjord

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    Here’s mine and I think @Marc mndt got one or two this year as well

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  16. Marc mndt

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    I bought a couple this year, women's jackets too. They're great. The black one is my gf's favorite black crosszip.

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  17. Robbie79

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    @ton312 Not sure which one you meant - blue or black one - both are great jackets which I like a lot and IMO they are not worse in terms of leather quality, construction and workmanship than e.g. a Vanson (I have one Vanson) - I have to point out that the zippers are highest quality IMO and better than many others. But that's only my opinion.

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  18. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo One Too Many

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    this year I bought:
    -AMC melbourne jacket (returned)
    -Vintage Fidelity CR
    -Langlitz Columbia CR
    -Buco J82
    -Y2 Leather Hr55
    -2 Cidu Jackets
    -Chinese Buco J71 repro
    -Vintage french Jacket
    -Chinese Simmons "Peters" repro
    -80's BUco Varsity jacket
    -LL Dominator

    also sold a few:
    -50's Californian riders jacket,
    -50's Grais,
    -70's Schott's Cycle Rider d-pocket,
    -Redskins trucker jacket,
    -Schott 118 brown,
    -Schott legendary J24 repro,
    -Buco j71 chinese repro,
    -Schott Legendary "Beck 333"HH,
    -50's Windward Rider's jacket
    ...
     
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  19. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Both of those are so good! I 100 % agree about their zippers, they really are the best I’ve ever had in a jacket.
     
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  20. Mandarin

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    Sorry if I'm late for the party, but I was waiting for a jacket to be delivered, and being superstitious, I didn't want to mention it until it arrived safe. It finally did this morning, and it's not just any jacket: it's a Mulholland I spotted on grailed thanks to @Monitor. I'd been looking for one in Europe for some time, and there it was. I got lucky too, didn't pay any taxes. So here's my list for 2021 even though I promised myself I wouldn't buy any this year:
    Vanson x 3
    Lost worlds 1
    Freewheelers 1
    Lewis leathers 1, but I sold it immediately (didn't fit)
     
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