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Gorgeous bike! What year is it?

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Wearing this Schott 618 a lot at the minute. Closed, it pushes these jeans down at the waistband; I should really have bought a size smaller in the jeans as I've lost more weight a bit faster than I anticipated, but they are Prison Blues, which in my experience should snug up a bit when washed, so that should sort that. Worn open, the jacket comfortable sits an inch or two over the top of the waistband. Ridiculously pleased to be able to fasten this one, though - not been an option for a very long time. This time last year, I don't think I could even comfortably wear it open.

The one real drawback with this pattern for me is that the "handwarmer" pockets are really just too far back to comfortably get at when I'm wearing it, which renders them of limited use for storage, but that's ultimately not much of an issue as I never use handwarmers anyhow - just there for the look of the thing on all my jackets. Zip-up ones might be used for storage, though, if they can be got at...

Wearing this old friend around has reminded me how much I like it, though. I don't think I could bring myself to spend on it what they now are new, but I do have half an eye out for a rare bargain on a 118 and 613 sometime in the future, possibly. More likely at some point will be picking up the mouton collar for this for when I have a bit of a Johnny Thunders day...

Lookin' good, Edward. You should post more often. The 618 is always good. Kinda jacket you can think of 10 others to upgrade over, yet when it happens, it never truly works.

I’ve been wearing the Schott 519 a lot lately. Fit is great, fills the void my bates crosszip left in my rotation. Also took a my JL and Thedi for a spin since last post.

I sent my Columbia back to Langlitz, they are planning to make a slimmer jacket for me.

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All good tho sleeves on each could be shorter. It's probably the fault of OTR's pattern but if you can get it done cheap, I'd go for it.
 

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Lookin' good, Edward. You should post more often. The 618 is always good. Kinda jacket you can think of 10 others to upgrade over, yet when it happens, it never truly works.



All good tho sleeves on each could be shorter. It's probably the fault of OTR's pattern but if you can get it done cheap, I'd go for it.

Thanks man. Yeah, the sleeves always seem to be a problem.

The JL is custom, some learning in the ordering process occurred there. The Schott and Thedi are both second hand. Really thinking hard about selling the Thedi and getting one made just for me...with perfect sleeves and correct size body.
 

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Thedi every day now
 

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Edward

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Thanks. It’s a ‘47 EL. Nice Schott jacket! Are you referring to Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls? I saw him play in a club, just shortly before he died back in 1991. Amazing player.

Yes, indeed. Poor old Johnny... he was the exact midpoint between Keith Richards and Dee Dee Ramone, a real, charismatic talent. Sadly the drugs (or worse; I know DeeDee always insisted he'd had word Johnny was murdered) beat him down in the end. I always thought the Dolls never really got their due; such an important band, before their time, but criminally ignored all too often now.

That 47 is a beauty. There's something about those older Harleys that just has an oomph to them that for me isn't quite captured the same in the newer bikes.
 

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Lookin' good, Edward. You should post more often. The 618 is always good. Kinda jacket you can think of 10 others to upgrade over, yet when it happens, it never truly works.

Thanks... I might post more often now I'm starting to be able to get back into my jackets again! The 618 is a fun one. I like the stubby lapels, the way to collar sit compared to a lot of other Lancer fronts I've owned. Given the opportunity, I still fancy trying one of the Vanson takes on this style. And an Aero - though theirs is trickier to get the size right on, it'd be worth it for the 'Brando fit'. I'd also like to try the Indian Ranger, but there's a long list when I start to get into it. The fantasy is still to get on the train to Gala after picking up my lottery win - "Three of everything please!"


Courtesy of @BloodEagle , a British sheepskin moto jacket, likely 1970s, big Clix #8 zipper, cool grain. Light, a perfect no-fuss beater for about town. Short front!

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Any idea of the brand? It has some similarities to a Mascot, but I don't think it is quite. Hide looks like a very typical type for the period.
 
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