What Are the Most Popular Leather Jacket Brands on TFL?

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

  1. Kubatu

    Kubatu A-List Customer

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    #1 - Bates
    #2 - Cal
    #3 - Vanson

    I pared down my jackets, so out of this list, I only have one Vanson, two Cal's, and one Bates. I would have more of the latter if I could, they just seem very hard to find, especially the loud flat track styles.
     
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  2. JMax

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    there are a few here with way over 100.
     
  3. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    I have always been straight up with Joselyn about my collecting with no need to hide squat. She knows I go for these jackets because of the craftsmanship of these tailors. It doesn't hurt that the jackets look damn good too.

    The same was true when I collected vintage Remington and Winchester pocket knives 20 years ago. One could see the craftsmanship of the tradesmen. When I sold the pocketknives I used the money to install heart pine floors in our cottage. The flooring came from a 1930's manufacturing plant that produced hand made wooden boats. Again craftsmanship and patina took precedence with an added historical touch.

    She has her thing and I have mine pure and simple.
     
  4. Jin431

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    I'm thinking and quite sure @King B is quite up there too
     
  5. JMax

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    King is a stealthy one ain’t he? Elevator pics. Laid back. And sitting on close to 200 (?) jackets. Love it.
     
  6. Jin431

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    One hell of guy for sure. He needs more though, a different jacket for each day of the year and 1 vest to complete the set
     
  7. JMax

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    Ha, yep. He needs to get to the point where he can wear the jacket once, set it on fire, and still have enough jackets for the next 20 or so years.
     
  8. Jin431

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    Oh man that would be the life! I am amazed with other forum members stash! Feels great to know you are alone in this hobby and always nice to say that guy has a bigger problem than me
     
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  9. tmitchell59

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    Somewhat, I really don't know how many jackets I own. I have sold 153 including one tonight. One of the few jackets I didn't advertise here. Fellow from youtube contacted me and made a good offer. So I have one less.

    I am only a refuge for Vintage jackets. Some stay longer than others, some fit, some don't. I'm always looking for new owners. Just found one today. All of my buyers of recent have been most satisfied. I like that. Have to keep things flowing.

    I probably have 125 jackets in the house. I can count 30 just sitting here. I'm just storing them.
     
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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Greetings All:
    To answer this data survey in strict sense of 3 brands most prevalent and seeing the Cals need some traction. Lol
    #1 Cal (6)
    #2 Vanson (3)
    #3 Aero (2)
    Et Al. I take the 5th Amendment.
    B
     
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  11. Coriu

    Coriu Practically Family

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    Thanks for the great response so far-28 respondents! After 1 day, here are the current top 10. Any surprises?

    1. Aero-45
    2. Vanson-26
    3. Schott-14
    4. Cal Leathers-13
    5. Lost Worlds-11
    6. Thedi-10
    7. Eastman/ELMC and Goodwear-8
    9. Brooks-6
    10. Field Leathers-5
     
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  12. Marc mndt

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    I'm surprised that Lewis leathers didn't make it to the top 10
     
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  13. nickv

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    #1 Thedi -2 (1 present and 1 on order, i just know im going to love it like my first one)
    #2 Aero -2
    #3 Simmons Bilt-1
    #4 Fox Creek Leather -1
     
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  14. King B

    King B One of the Regulars

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    #1 Belstaff / Avirex - 14 Jackets
    #2 Vanson / Boda Skins / The Kooples - 9 jackets
    #3 Irvin - 8 jackets
    #4 All Saints / Acne Studios / Matchless - 7 jackets
    #5 Schott - 6 jackets
    #6 Blk Dnm - 5 jackets
    #7 Aviation Leathercraft - 4 jackets
    #8 Aero / Eastman / Lewis Leathers / Simmons Bilt / Reiss / Sandro - 3 jackets
    #9 Cal. Leathers / Barbour x Alexander Leathers / The Arrivals / Sam Walker / Willis & Geiger / Selected Hommes - 2 jackets
    #10 - Lots and lots others

    I own over 200 leather jackets and another 100 or so down filled jackets / parkas
     
  15. Jin431

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    ^^ yes! That's just cold! Bravo @King B.

    JL- 4 jackets
    FL- 3 jackets
    Cal- 2 jackets

    Aero/FW/5*/Vanek/MF- 1 each
     
  16. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Tough act to follow but here I go… my current line up is:
    #1. Aero (5)
    #2. Eastman (3)
    #3. Thedi (1), Vanson (1), Kehoe (1), Brooks (1).
    Then a few no known brands: FW Switchyard Chinese repro, cowhide trucker, vintage US Navy issue G-1, and I think that’s it.
     
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  17. Coriu

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    Glad to see you like leather jackets. Before you become too serious, though, be forewarned. It can become addictive if you are not careful.:rolleyes:
     
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  18. JMax

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    LW is much higher- RD and Carlos own more than that individually lol.
     
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  20. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    I have bought and sold about 18 jackets since i stumbled on TFL 3 years ago (led here by a google image of @handymike). Most of the brands mentioned have passed through. However, I don’t subscribe to the more is more theory. There are several jackets out there that I really like but owning them and looking at them sitting in the closet not only doesn’t bring joy but actually a tinge of sadness. The wearing season here feels short. My work commute is 15 minutes and I wear a uniform once there. I’m trying to live the one in one out lifestyle. Currently 1 RMC J24, 1 Eastman RW a2, 1. vintage Vanson cafe. I think that covers my needs. I may grab a 5* sheepskin for the winter.
     
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