What Are the Most Popular Leather Jacket Brands on TFL?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Coriu, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    If such a survey has been done recently, please let me know so I don't waste anyone's time. I thought it would be fun to answer this question with real data from Loungers.

    Please list the three leather jacket brands that are most prevalent in your collection. As an example, please list your response as follows:
    #1 Vanson - 5 jackets
    #2 Schott - 4 jackets
    #3 Aero - 3 jackets

    If you don't wish to list the numbers, that fine. Although, if you do, I will use this data. As long as your #1 represents the jacket brand of which you own the most numbers of jackets, #2 is second most, and so-on.

    I will assign points for each entry, ie #1=3 points, #2=2 points, #1= 1 point. Then it will simply be a matter of adding up the points. I can add up individual jacket numbers, too. I'll probably end up with a "Top 10" brands.

    I'll give it a couple of weeks to collect data and provide an initial report for all. And I can update as time goes on and occasionally report out to the Forum. If there is a way to do this via the polling feature, I am not smart enough to figure it out. I don't mind doing it the old-fashioned way, dinosaur that I am.

    Why do this exercise? It would be nice, especially for newbies, to know the most popular brands. If an individual is interested in a certain brand, this thread could help them locate another who has obvious familiarity with said brand. Who knows? We may end up with some surprises on the list.

    Have fun inventorying! Unless you are OCD like me and already have one. LOL
     
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  2. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    I'll kick us off...
    #1 Schott - 6 jackets
    #2 Aero - 5 jackets
    #3 Johnson Leathers - 3 jackets
     
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  3. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    #1 Thedi Leathers 5 jackets
    #2 Field Leathers 4 jackets
    #3/4 Lewis Leathers 4 jackets
    #3/4 Eastman / ELMC 4 jackets

    My collection is constantly evolving so the above numbers reflect the ones I own(ed) this year plus the ones that are still on order.

    Edit: I forgot about Eastman / ELMC. I own four from them which earns Eastman a shared third place.
     
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  4. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Tied for First Place:
    Vanson. 5 jackets
    Good Wear. 5 jackets

    Second Place:
    Aero. 4 jackets

    Third Place:
    Lost Worlds. 3 jackets
     
  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Lost worlds: 14
    Vanson: 13
    Aero/Legendary USA: 3
     
  6. Narrowed my collection way down after several years of trying different jacket makers to these favorites....
    #1 Thedi Leathers- 2 jackets
    #2 Aero Leathers- 3 jackets
    #3 Vanson Leathers- 1 jacket
    #4 Schott- 1 jacket
     
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  7. Mandarin

    Mandarin A-List Customer

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    #1 Vanson 10
    #2 Aero 6
    #3 (tied) Thedi 3
    SB 3
    Cal 3
     
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  8. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    90s to present
    Aero 5
    Good Wear 1
    Himel 1
    Johnson Leathers 1

    60s to 90s
    Custom Coat Co 1
    Aero 1

    Vintage pre-60s
    Cal / SG 6
    Buco 5
    Ralphs Pugh 1
    Trojan Sportwear 1
    Block Blit 1
    Langlitz 1
    Sportswear 1
    Taubers 2
    Haelson 1
    Gallaghher 1
    Albatross 1
    Edmund T Church 1
    Un Known 40s 1

    Retailers / Non-jacket makers pre 60s
    Sears Hercules 3
    Harley Davison 1
    Wards Windward 1

    Yes I confess I am a collector, I can not possibly wear all these jackets regularly. I would love to see Terry's list
     
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  9. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    #1-GW 8 jackets
    #2- (Tied), Aero 2 Jackets, Schott 2 Jackets, Brooks 2 jackets, Five Star 2 Jackets
    #3 (Tied) Thedi 1 jacket, Himel 1 Jacket, Simons Bilt 1 Jacket, JL 1 jacket, Vanson 1 Jacket, Chinese Sunset Copy 1 Jacket.
     
  10. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Though I do not consider myself a collector, brands that seem to have be most prevalent in my collection throughout all these years I've been into clothes, are...

    #1 Vintage randoms, cheapos & no-names: 9 ATM though hundred or so altogether
    #2 Schott: 4 with about 40 more that I have moved on
    #3 Vanson: 1 right now but I have owned around 30 of their jackets
    #4 Levi's: 3 with many more that passed through (15 or so)
    #5 Aero: Though none, I have owned 10-15 Aero jackets (maybe more, counting ones I've just resold
     
  11. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Oh man, I'm a disgrace. In my defence, I live in Australia and it's mostly hot here. Anyways:
    Aero: 2
    AVI leather: 1
    SJC: 1
    R Jays (Australian motorcycle brand): 1.
    That's it. I'll now hang my head in shame and withdraw . . .
     
  12. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Aero: 7
    Vanson:4
    ... and eight single jackets by Eastman, Cal, RMC etc. I'd have more Vansons but they're not as common in Europe on the 2nd hand market.

    Not as many as I thought, the therapy is paying for itself!
     
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  13. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    Currently:
    1. Lost Worlds: 3
    2. Aero: 1
    3. Schott: 1

    As winter approaches I will sell off the Schott and pick up another Aero or Lost Worlds jacket. I am trying to keep it at 4 jackets from now on.
     
  14. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Some members better block their wives from seeing this.
     
  15. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Currently own—

    Vanson: 7
    Cal: 6
    LW: 5

    Sears: 3
    Fidelity: 2
    JL: 2

    Rest: 1
     
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  16. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    #1. 1 Thedi, 1 Aero, 1 Brooks, 1 Sear Oakbrook, 1 Harro, 1 Ralph Lauren, 1 Fivestar, 2 vintage Swedish jackets from different brands

    Not more than one from one brand at the moment. But I wish I had more Thedi jackets, I can see more of them in my future.
     
  17. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    In your case, may I suggest the following. If you could have as many jackets of each as you like, how would you rank them?
     
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  18. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    In that case the answer is easy:

    #1. Thedi
    #2. Brooks
    #3. Sears
     
  19. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Sold a lot of stuff, but here´s my current list

    #1. Aero: 5
    #2. Eastman: 3
    #3. Addict, Field Leathers, Himel: 2
     
  20. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    Not hard to tell who's jackets you like jonesy. I have to say you have good taste in leather craftsmen
     
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