What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Michael A

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  4. Michael A

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    Thank you, sir.

    Thanks Bowen. It's a late 40s/early 50s model that has been around more than a few blocks. I see the back has picked up a few wrinkles from being at the bottom of a pile for the summer. Oh well, hopefully they will hang out. The boots are some Sears Wearmasters of about the same age as the jacket, I think. Double tanned with a stitched and nailed tire cord sole.

    Thanks all,
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  5. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Been a lot of different places today. Screenshot_20190922_184016_com.android.gallery3d.jpg Screenshot_20190922_184028_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
  6. handymike

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    Is that the same jacket from Thursday? Your travels over the last couple of days have you looking...well...more “experienced.”
     
  7. Imuricecreamman

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    Lol! Yes, it's the same jacket. Got caught in a rainstorm yesterday which seems to have done a number on both the jacket and myself:D
     
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  8. Whitters

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    Wet day here in England so return of the mac...

    Edifice short trench[​IMG]

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  9. Reginald Buckleaf III

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    New to me Star Sportswear 55J14 with fresh mouton and cuffs.

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    Lost Worlds Roadhouse in deadstock plaid wool.

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  12. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Damn! I was wondering why there was ads With scantily clad ladies urging me to date russian college students when I logged into "the lounge". Thanks for keeping me out of the honeytrap:p:D
     
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  13. ton312

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    Feels like Guam in Chicago today. Hot, humid and raining. I decided to stand in my front yard with my Hercules and let it get wet then wear it until dry. I really love this jacket. Every time I put it on it gets better.
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  14. Whitters

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    Please forgive my ignorance (newb!), what are the benefits?

    Does it help form the creases or cause shrinkage?



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  15. ton312

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    It does help with creases though with this particular jacket, being a hide I don’t know, I just wanted to see how it would react to the rain. Shrinkage would obly occur if the jacket was exposed to heat after being wet. That’s a no no.
     
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  16. Whitters

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    Okay thanks.
    I have been very mindful of wearing leather if I thought it would rain, should I be more laissez-faire?

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  17. ton312

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    Totally depends on the hide. Chrome tanned, you are ok in the rain. Veggie tanned....no, probably not.
     
  18. Whitters

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    Thanks again.

    I have a couple of veg tanned goat skins...

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  19. Whitters

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    P.s. Also a rough out leather, which I suspect would act like a sponge!

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  20. AeroFan_07

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    For Aero, Vanson, and LW type jackets, I practice some of what is indicated here: http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/break-in.php

    However, other than wearing in the rain and then wearing until it's dry (letting body heat alone help the drying process) I do nothing else to help speed the break-in process.

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    Wearing A New Horsehide Jacket
    This is much easier, just wear it, don't be precious with it, don't mollycoddle it, but don't ever hang it up on a hook at the back of the neck.

    Otherwise, these jackets like to be treated roughly... but don't leave it on the back of a chair in a pub whatever you do, it'll be gone in a flash in most areas, quicker than you could say "Where's the gardener?"

    Treating The Leather
    This is even easier. Do nothing, absolutely nothing. Do not oil it, don't treat it with hide food - even ours, this is for old steerhide jackets and dried up old vintage horsehide jackets from the 1930s and 1940s, not for your Aero, well not until maybe 2035.
     
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