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Boyo

Call Me a Cab
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2,068
Location
Long Island NY
After many try’s, I’ve finally got an EBay “Leather Jacket Bargain”..

A made in Canada halfbelt with a very Aero 30’s vibe, nicely constructed and the leather has a very shinki like feel to it. I’m sure it isn’t, but it has that stiff/firm/hard feel I associate with shinki.
{oof! that came across like ED commercial}
& The fit is good enuff for me.
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morrison2951

Practically Family
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518
Location
F-V, NC
Saw the Vanson maple Bainbridge in the classifieds yesterday. Cowhide, right?

Would either Vanson or Thurston Bros do the Bainbridge pull-up leather look in HH? Or, does Vanson no longer work with HH at all....

Digging the brown color to add to my russets Vanson HH Enfield, HH Model B and HH black Comet of old. Just no sure about the shiny look of the cowhide and would prefer HH as per my usual.
 
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14,201
Location
Chicago
Saw the Vanson maple Bainbridge in the classifieds yesterday. Cowhide, right?

Would either Vanson or Thurston Bros do the Bainbridge pull-up leather look in HH? Or, does Vanson no longer work with HH at all....

Digging the brown color to add to my russets Vanson HH Enfield, HH Model B and HH black Comet of old. Just no sure about the shiny look of the cowhide and would prefer HH as per my usual.
Bainbridge is cowhide. It dulls up fairly quickly. I barely wore my at all and it was already less shiny.
 

Tom71

One Too Many
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1,367
Location
Europe
what measurements did you go with?

I haven´t re-measured, but here are the details as discussed with Greg:

Leather: Black Shinki Pony Oil-tan
P2P: 23,5”
Shoulder 19”
Sleeves: 26”
Back: 26,5”
Olive Twill Lining, Olive thread, Hardware: Shiny Brass, 2 inside pockets Stud-closure

A very good fit, suitable for layering.
 

TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

One Too Many
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1,947
I haven´t re-measured, but here are the details as discussed with Greg:

Leather: Black Shinki Pony Oil-tan
P2P: 23,5”
Shoulder 19”
Sleeves: 26”
Back: 26,5”
Olive Twill Lining, Olive thread, Hardware: Shiny Brass, 2 inside pockets Stud-closure

A very good fit, suitable for layering.
excellent. This is good. I'm doing some comparative math for my next jacket and what to ask for size wise. He did a good job on my Route 66, but this will be a new build, new leather, etc. etc. and I too also want a more relaxed fit. Not necessarily full blown layering because in Los Angeles it's not necessary, but definitely more than my usual tshirt only, maybe light sweatshirt or hoodie, etc.

In any case, the jacket is awesome. It doesn't give the impression of being more relaxed and that's what caught my eye.
 

Tom71

One Too Many
Messages
1,367
Location
Europe
excellent. This is good. I'm doing some comparative math for my next jacket and what to ask for size wise. He did a good job on my Route 66, but this will be a new build, new leather, etc. etc. and I too also want a more relaxed fit. Not necessarily full blown layering because in Los Angeles it's not necessary, but definitely more than my usual tshirt only, maybe light sweatshirt or hoodie, etc.

In any case, the jacket is awesome. It doesn't give the impression of being more relaxed and that's what caught my eye.

Thank you! It´s weird, right?! It does look pretty close-fitting, yet it wears considerably more relaxed than the Addict. Softness of the leather will be a contributing factor, but cannot tell the whole story.
 

AeroFan_07

I'll Lock Up
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4,550
Location
Iowa
A new arrival right out of the Finds & Deals page. This was indeed a "deal". Couple "flaws" that give it character but the fit is what simply stunned me putting this 9-lb jacket on the first time. "Just Leather" from San Jose, CA - Made in USA and right around $100 USD. CHP style.

I'll do a review of this soon. Much too nice a jacket for the price.

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Hayes Nash

Familiar Face
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59
I have the same jacket Ton just sold. Mine has about 30 to 40 days of wear now and the shine is much duller and is starting to have depth as well. I receive compliments every time I wear that one.




Good to hear! Looks alittle plastic to me when new.

I'm with you on your affinity for the vintage.

Loving my older rare Vanson HH with yet still another incoming.
 
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jonesy86

I'll Lock Up
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4,566
Location
Kauai
I tried on an Eastman Californian at Standard & Strange in Oakland before I moved, and liked the quality, I think it was a 46 and I decided I needed a long if I were to buy one new.

I put in a bid and won this one off The Bay and my tape has it a bit smaller than the advertised measurements. This 44 regular came in the mail yesterday and I snapped a few fit pics and headed down to the beach for a tumble in the surf. BIG waves this time of year on the East side of the island. I got tossed around good. The life guard commented on how the odd wave occasionally was breaking very far off shore. He obviously had seen me get smacked in the back by one.

I think I can wear the jacket, but it feels just a bit tight and short. The quality lives up to the reputation, with a very nice color and weight horsehide, and the construction is first rate. I may move this on for a 46 long. What say all of you, keeper or no?
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