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TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

One Too Many
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My Bravestar Badlands jacket in black teacore arrived Friday.

I tried it on for the first time last night and wore it on the couch for a couple of hours. It’s amazing how quick the creases have formed. Great smell to the cowhide, buttery soft. . I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I like the leather and cut. I sized down to a medium as my first Bravestar jacket was a denim Type 3 in large which I ended up selling as it was just too big and long, so the medium has worked beautifully.

It’s a t-shirt only fit for now at least, but a very comfortable, near perfect fit for the chest and shoulders, and the length isn’t too long, which is always my fear on truckers.

No shots wearing it yet, but just look how good it looks already. Again, this is only maybe 2 hours of sitting on my couch. The buttons are definitely TOUGH to start though. They are slowly getting better, but boy do they hurt your fingers right now trying to get them buttoned. Unbuttoning is much easier now though.

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oh man, I wish you didn't post this. I've been eyeing these. Leather quality, what would you put it up against? The pics I've seen of this aging is very FCL/Y2 esqe at a very good price.
 

marker2037

Practically Family
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Curacao/NJ, USA
oh man, I wish you didn't post this. I've been eyeing these. Leather quality, what would you put it up against? The pics I've seen of this aging is very FCL/Y2 esqe at a very good price.
Leather is great if you ask me. Super soft, buttery cowhide. I don't really have anything that's comparable. It's too early for any wear for me, but I imagine it will look great with some teacore showing through.

Also, the collar is fantastic. Gives a really nice spread when you wear it and open it to the 2nd to top button.
 

Peter Mackin

Practically Family
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glasgow
Visited my tannery the other day and some local farmer was just dropping off a fresh pelt, still dripping wet full of hair. It was a highland steer/cow. Small animal but very cute :(, here he is (male animal it was). I’ll visit them again soon and eager to see what it’ll become… it’s not enough to make a jacket but still. (Sorry no photo from the tannery of the wet skin). View attachment 405462
I have highland cattle in the fields next to my home and I can assure you small they are not :)
 

jonesy86

I'll Lock Up
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Kauai
What Jacket Did You Wear To The Beach Today?

I am trying to sell this, but not takers. So, I'm just going to enjoy wearing it. The horsehide is really pretty in direct sunlight, and the fine details like stitching and hardware are very well done. It is also a comfortable pattern on me, if not just a bit short. I like it.

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Chicago
What Jacket Did You Wear To The Beach Today?

I am trying to sell this, but not takers. So, I'm just going to enjoy wearing it. The horsehide is really pretty in direct sunlight, and the fine details like stitching and hardware are very well done. It is also a comfortable pattern on me, if not just a bit short. I like it.

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Doesn't look even remotely short. Great jacket!
 

regius

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New York
4oz veg-tanned goat, “tiger marble”, NOS side buckle, Talon ring pull chest zipper and Talon bar pull front zipper. Harris tweed lining.
 

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nickv

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south australia
What Jacket Did You Wear To The Beach Today?

I am trying to sell this, but not takers. So, I'm just going to enjoy wearing it. The horsehide is really pretty in direct sunlight, and the fine details like stitching and hardware are very well done. It is also a comfortable pattern on me, if not just a bit short. I like it.

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Doesn't look even remotely short. Great jacket!
I totally agree with Tony. I have seen much shorter:p
 

Peter Mackin

Practically Family
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glasgow
Gibson and barnes expedition just arrived,, no customs charges yippee, fantastic summer jacket and in perfect condition, fit couldn't be any better, another great buy from Regius here on the forum, top man to purchase from. Thanks Reg.
 

Edward

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London, UK

I like this a lot. Echoes of some of the German bike jackets I've seen from the 30s, a touch of a nod towards much later British jackets (Lewis Monza & SuperMonza), but very much with a 30s vibe. A real "might have been". Have only ever handled the one Johnson, my D-pocket, which I bought from a Lounger who bought it from another Lounger who had it made, I believe, but if that one is typical, they do very nice stuff indeed. Definitely one I'll have a look into if I ever make it that far West.

This is my go to look this A/W season. It's the only jacket I'm wearing since the cold started. It's a SJC sample in goatskin which I have been abusing non stop.

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Simon's done really well with that latest range. I see they've been selling well too - quite a few sizes, especially in this model, now out of stock. I've got my eye on the Grizzly, but I'm holding off buying anything til I hit target weight, which will hopefully be May. The challenge then will be to maintain, but after years of being an elephant, I'm glad to have finally fond something that works at least in the weightloss department!
 
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Chicago
5* HH pull up brown. Temps heading up so jacket weather might be starting to fade away.
@Kenneth Blake per your request to.see this jacket. Cheers!
No doubt about it this is far and away the best hide Shawn has produced to date. I love all the stretch marks. It’s just gorgeous. Every time you post this I get super geeked about my Halfbelt. I literally can’t wait to see this hide in the flesh. Your jacket is nothing short of superb.
 
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