What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    Such bad luck that I don't have the figure for used jackets. Either the sleeves and / or body are too short, or everything is too wide.
     
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  2. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    sadly jacket season is over for now as summer is in full gear... so to speak :D so I have to put away my 2 repro Eastman Leather A-2 jackets (a Star Sportswear and RoughWear 42-1401P) and my wearable vintage WWII Aero 21996 contract... looking forward to the end of October when I can wear my leather again.(I used to like summer.... :/

    well, the Aero makes for a nice artsy fartsy display for the time being...

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  3. ton312

    ton312

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    No tag size or “made for...” just the plain Bates oval. Judging by fit I’d say it’s a 44LL
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    42” Bates is pretty small. I had this brown one a few years back but it was a sausage casing. Cool ass jacket though.
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  4. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    This brown one is awesome. There is a black one in mint condition on eBay right now. It’s the one I am (was) contemplating. I need a 44. I tried a 46 a couple years back and it was too big. Thanks for the help.
     
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  5. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Of all the jackets that I've seen, Bates has possibly been the most impressive in terms of engineering and functionality. Extremely high quality jackets. Little details here and there set them worlds apart from most makers.
     
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  6. flaminggroovy

    flaminggroovy New in Town

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    in my opinion.....LW is the best
     
  7. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Blue cow, cross snaps?!?
     
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  8. 4444Design

    4444Design One of the Regulars

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    Saturday was "Indigofera Day":

    jacket, pants as well as the RedWing "Climbers" all same manufacturer, respectively boots are limited Edition out of coop with RD and INDIGO

    pants are Hickory striped Grey/black (hard to see on the pics) and jacket is brushed Cotton

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  9. ton312

    ton312

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    Two day summer in Chicago has passed. Jesus H...but I also get to wear this bad boy for my Target run and done. The more I get to know this Bates it feels like it was probably these jackets that influenced the Joe McCoy deadwood (a grail jacket for me and one thats a bit more embellished with 70’s flair). Something like a hybrid CR/ car coat.
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    it has some great character too:
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  10. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    @ton312 Great looking Bates even if it looks different to the Joe Mccoy Deadwood (from time to time this jacket is offered on Yahoo auctions but mainly small sizes)...and btw. almost every jacket looks good on you! I think I'm just doing the wrong type of sports (racket sports, climbing and running) to make my body look like yours ;)...but then I would need to replace all of my leather jackets.
     
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  11. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Thedi Shawl collar old Military Canvas and washed Buffalo. Jacket has an intoxicating smell as basically all Thedi jackets have
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  12. ton312

    ton312

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    Thanks for the kind words Robbie. I really would love a deadwood. It’s such a great looking and unique jacket. I’ll keep the dream alive. You never know!
     
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  13. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    50’s Buco J22? With red and black checked plaid lining, blue and gold horsehide tag.
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  14. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Big fan of Indigofera myself.
     
  15. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Himel “The Imperial”. Fresh out of the box. Only one week in transit from Canada including custom clearance. Must be a world record.

    More pics to follow and maybe a dedicated thread if I find the right words (and the time).
     
  16. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman Practically Family

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    Well done! It looks perfect. What leather is this?
     
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  17. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Very very nice jacket and good fit! Congrats!
     
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  18. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov A-List Customer

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    Aero halfbelt horsehide & indigofera jeans & nb 20200504_134419.jpg 20200504_134435.jpg
     
  19. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    Thanks much! It’s the Shinki HH in brown (oil tan). I am very happy with the result. All is as specced and as should be. Will aim to do a full review over the weekend.
     
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  20. Finn Vigorous

    Finn Vigorous Familiar Face

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    A thing of beauty and fits perfectly. Congrats!
     
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