What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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

  1. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    I got a nice three day trip planned with the biker fam in august. Prlly too hot for leather but if i need it and it fails ill be securing it with a bungie lol.

    @Carlos840 i dont know if they would cover shipping. I am sure they would agree to replace with another number 5. Prlly cheaper, quicker, better overall in the US to send to dena or johnson leather and put a heavier zip on
     
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  2. willyto

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    The leathers they use don’t seem to be very period accurate so I don’t see the point in following zipper accuracy when using such a heavy and thick leather.
     
  3. torfjord

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    I had a zipper fail on my bootlegger. Aero covered the shipping to have it replaced (I’m in Europe though) with another number 5.

    I think they look great and work great on their mid weight leathers. For CXL, I really can’t understand why they don’t use more muscular zippers. Plenty of horror stories about failed zippers on Aero jackets.
     
  4. Monitor

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    Not a good sign if you feel you have to baby your California freaking Highway Patrol leather jacket. It'll stop a 22lr and save your hide if you take a spill, just be very careful with the zipper.
     
  5. dudewuttheheck

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    haha thanks! I guess it's not completely out of place.
     
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  6. JMax

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    @Carlos840 i thought about it but figured that they would just replace it with another #5. Reading other posts, that seems to be the case. I did push back and asked for a larger zip, multiple times, but kept being told the #5 is the only way to go.

    I spoke with Great Leather, the jacket already is in the mail. Pricing is excellent, Dena responded quickly and folks here stand by her work. I’m in. I may do a two-way zip while I’m at it.
     
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  8. AeroFan_07

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    Dena will do great work! I've now been to her shop, she knows what she is doing! :)
     
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  9. Psant25

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    I think JL did a zipper on the blue premier hwyman correct? Any feedback on one vs the other if I too was going to get a new zipper?
     
  10. JMax

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    JL replaced the main zip on my since-moved-on Pegasus. Very well done. Based on what I’ve read, both are about the best option here in the states. My local guy is amazing but he flew this coop at the onset of the pandemic. Not sure when he will return to work. Figured I would give GL a shot and go from there.
     
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  11. JCSD

    JCSD One of the Regulars

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    Dena does stellar work. Just had her work on the sleeves of my LW PJ-27 and I don’t think anyone else could’ve done better work.
     
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  12. JMax

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    That’s certainly good news. If she can work with the LW leather and tight stitching she can work with anything. Thanks.
     
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  13. JMax

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    My off-duty supervisor needed me to drive
    her to Bath & Body Works. Figured I’d wear my Trojan. No reason, I’m not even getting out of the car.
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  14. JCSD

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    I usually need less an excuse than that...
     
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  15. John D Maccarter

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    That's a bummer, sorry bud. Look at it as an opportunity to upgrade. The jacket still kiks ass
     
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  16. El Marro

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    That is why I haven’t ordered a new jacket from them since my brand new Bootlegger zipper broke four years ago. I bought the Type 3 from Thurston last year only because it had buttons.
     
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  17. Tom71

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    I swear it’s an Iron Heart IHJ-35...o_O
     
  18. El Marro

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    It does look a bit like a Comet but there’s nothing wrong with that, the Comet is probably one of Vanson’s very best patterns.
     
  19. Monitor

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    Mustang CR

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  20. JMax

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    Better shots of the Trojan.

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