What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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

  1. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    I got so many jackets around the same time I had 3 older ones that were in storage in California delivered recently as well. I'm still trying to sort out what I have and what I think of them. The Thedi likes the beach.
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    The Californian is definitely too big in the shoulders and chest. 25"pit to Pit is huge for me, and 20" shoulders is big for me as well but it gives a little needed length in the sleeves. I am going to wear it anyway, and I just sent it to Dena to get a new liner, pocket pouches, another 5/8th of an inch longer sleeves, new buttons on the sleeves, and cleaning and conditioning. It's a keeper.
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    The Monarch is such a beauty and fits so well I can't believe it, man I love those French seams, and the one piece collar as someone pointed out is very nice. The leather is quite soft, and has some nice grain and patina. the lining is immaculate, and the lengthened sleeves are perfect. Its a lot of jacket for this climate, but in reality they all are, so what the heck.
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    The Sportclad is light, fits really well, and is way cool. I may put in new elastic in the sides someday to cinch it in a little. But it is probably now my favorite.
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    And then the new to me GW Black Hercules is not too shabby either. It is longer and has more French seems. Whats not to like.
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    My head is spinning.
     
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  2. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah, this jacket is not a repro.. I also like the straps on my GW Ventura as well.
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    But there really is nothing like wearing the original vintage jacket.

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  3. Merv

    Merv A-List Customer

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    J24?
     
  4. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    Civilian a-2 in awesome horsehide. IMG_20211027_142214.jpg IMG_20211027_142145.jpg
     
  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Yep
     
  6. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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  7. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    IF there ever was a right jacket for the right guy. This looks so great on you!
     
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  8. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Thank you very much. I like all my jackets, but this one is something special. Wearing this one is a pleasure every time. Since I got it, I'm sure I've worn it around 8 hours every day. Lol.
     
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  9. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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    Yes, isn’t it?! LL sheepskin is such a treat! And your jacket just looks awesome!
     
  10. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Picked this up on ebay for my wife. It far exceeds expectation. Need to research it, but prob late 70s early 80s. Kind of 141ish with some nice female touches. Glorious fat talon zip, nice grainy leather, cool cut. I sewed shut halfway up the action back to give it more fit. Wish I got so lucky with my first leather jacket purchase lol.

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  11. Rawky

    Rawky Familiar Face

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  12. Nykwil

    Nykwil Familiar Face

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    Working on the RMC J100 today
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    Progress on the Premier Highwayman
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  13. ton312

    ton312

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    Mr. Old Fashion
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  14. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    @ton312 coming at ya straight from the 30's. Love it.
     
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  15. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel Familiar Face

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    Cool!

    Certain jackets just beg to be styled in a throwback way, I think.

    I just received from @Rosecitymike his (now mine) Aero Highwayman in Connolly Steerhide (this one also formerly belonged to @Monitor).

    I found it looks best when worn with clothes that also give off a '50s vibe. For me, it works with some higher-rise chinos and black pebble-grained vintage Nettletons USA longwing shoes. I really like that look for this particular jacket, even though I generally prefer to wear selvedge jeans and boots with my leather jackets.

    I don't have a pic of this combo yet, but will get the GF to take one so I can post here.
     
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  16. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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  17. ton312

    ton312

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    I agree! This jacket has me at a strange place. Was given to me free, unannounced…just appeared at my door, compliments of an incredibly generous member here. The strange place is that I haven’t even looked at the jacket I dropped a grand on since I opened this vintage gem. Not that it matters. Moral of the story is that this is a great community and I am blessed to be a part of it. Good deeds are contagious, and I feel compelled to pass that along. So I will do so very soon. But it for damn sure won’t be this jacket:D
     
  18. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    I need to check the label:)
     
  19. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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  20. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    New vintage LL from @Marc mndt just arrived. I love it!

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