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What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

MrProper

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Europe
Again the Ridley.
Could also have been the LL Corsair today, but in the rain Vicenza is better than sheepskin.
 

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Viking752

One of the Regulars
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243
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Central Florida
The Schott 118 got some indoor AC wear on football Sunday. Fun fact about wearing the bigger Schott’s. Anything larger than a 46 on the website gets an incremental up charge until you get to my size and it adds $260 on top of the published price of $900. I reckon a 52 Long takes an additional cow hide.

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Ingramite

Familiar Face
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83
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The Texas Hill Country
Sweltering temps still hanging on here in the Texas Hill Country.
I do wear a perforated jacket when I ride my motorcycle.

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Here is a peek at a recent jacket project that I completed.
The project began with a nice cotton canvas motorcycle jacket.
It was a lint magnet, not at all water resistant, and the wind cut through it at 80mph.

The basic bones of the jacket were all in the right place. It seemed like a life on the road instead of the back of the closet was a worthy waste of brain cells.

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I've always been a fan of waxed cotton storm jackets and so, that's what I did to it.
Here's a photo mid-process:

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What a PITA. Simple melting of wax and application then melting it into the fiber with a heat gun.
At this point I'm beginning to doubt the wisdom of the undertaking but I'm well beyond the point of no return.

It really turned out nice. Stiff as a board and heavy as a mortal sin.
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You may recognize this as my first attempt at posting photos here so be gentle.
 

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