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What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

soundwavvves

Familiar Face
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83
looks like it’s too tight in the shoulders and chest. Can you move around it?
The photos may be a bit deceiving in that regard, because it has ample room in the shoulders and the action back allows for a nice range of movement, despite the close fit. The military-style sweater layered in the photos is quite thick, much heavier than a hoodie, and I can still comfortably move around with the jacket zipped.

Before this jacket I owned the new fit J-24 in size 38 and 40, and the older fit in size 40 and 42, and this jacket is my favorite by far.
 
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Tom71

Call Me a Cab
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2,372
Location
Europe
Vanson Chopper for today. It's a little loud for casual wear since I don't have a bike anymore, but still... I love this jacket. View attachment 567490
Please disregard my dirty mirror, haha.

That´s the only jacket that ever earned me the "Where´s your motorcycle?" comment. But since you´re feeling pretty invincible in the Chopper the comment bounced right off... :)

Love the hardware on yours. Got the nickel zippers, and that´s just about the only thing I would change...
 

mlx

New in Town
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25
Well, today, I feel like taking my automatic, systematic, hydromatic Greaseed Lightin’ to get some overhead lifters and four barrel quads, oh yeah.
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wlsn

New in Town
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40
Location
New Jersey
That´s the only jacket that ever earned me the "Where´s your motorcycle?" comment. But since you´re feeling pretty invincible in the Chopper the comment bounced right off... :)

Love the hardware on yours. Got the nickel zippers, and that´s just about the only thing I would change...
Right!? You feel invincible when you're wearing the Chopper... bulletproof...
I used to have the nickel zippers version but it was a larger size, then I lost weight and sold it a few years ago. I loved the Chopper so much I ordered another one, this time a smaller size. I can't decide if I like the nickel or brass zippers more.
 

dudewuttheheck

I'll Lock Up
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4,256
Finally got photos of my 50s Sierra Sportswear jacket. Overall fits me well, though it oddly pinches in the arm pits and the shoulders were hung improperly so that's quite annoying.

Another aspect of many vintage jackets I'm loving is the minimal or nonexistant front drop. Being a shorter guy with a large chest, this really suits me well.

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blobsterroll

One of the Regulars
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279
This is the new release "limited" edition of as many pieces as they can possibly make? I think it looks far better than what I would have expected.
Yes it is. Its alright, got a few compliments here and there (unlike the Schott 618HH, which is a head turner apparently)

But for the price, you want something more than "alright", the leather is flimsy and thin and most of the thickness is really from the lining which is very thick and therefore very warm. Also the button that holds the belt loops keep going undone. Sucks.
 

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