What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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

  1. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    I think some of it has to do with the type of leather itself and not just the tanning process. But I don’t know how much it affects it. Horsehide and goatskin are supposed to be pretty waterproof from what I’ve read. I don’t know if it being vegetable tanned would change that completely. Veg tan cowhide is not water resistant at all. It sucks up the water. And my chrome tanned hh is great in the rain. Never had veg tan hh or goat so I can’t say from experience... I’d be interested to know the specifics.


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  2. Whitters

    Whitters New in Town

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    Do you mean the leather specs?

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  3. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Also getting a jacket wet can help soften the leather, which is helpful with leather like CXL horsehide which can be like a suit of armor when it’s new.
    I think they all end up porous eventually, I had an older Vanson Model B in comp weight which was as waterproof as a handkerchief, it must have been worn for years in all weathers.
     
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  4. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    No, just the kind of animal it came from.


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  6. Dav

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    Hmmm, jackets that you can't wear in the rain are pretty useless round here, I wear all mine in bad weather including my S.F.A.D. B-3, which really is a sponge.
     
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  7. Dr H

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    1A636D04-D4BF-4D46-A493-4A9072583E9B.jpeg One of my favourite jackets once the weather turns cooler: Fitzrovia jacket in olive green corduroy by Old Town. Sadly no longer available, this is a ‘20s influenced design with neatly profiled lapels with revers, trademark cuff shape DE8B78B5-D499-461F-A527-83AC0A3CD940.jpeg , flapped pockets, and figured back. Great fabric that can only be described as plush... Paired today with High Rise trousers (Old Town) in black canvas.

    Late afternoon now and very wet in Bristol city centre, but with the collar flipped this is really warm, dry, and comfortable. Every summer I forget how much I enjoy wearing this jacket. Definitely one of Will Brown’s best designs, can’t think why it’s not still available.
     
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  8. Dr H

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    Damned right. Raining cats and dogs in Bristol today...
     
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  9. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Yeah, I'm quite the same. Let the leather dry out for a day and treated it to a slight layer of leather conditioner. Looks, feels and smells great:)
     
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  10. tmitchell59

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    A touch of "Jacket Weather"

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  11. Imuricecreamman

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    Beautiful morning. Screenshot_20190924_125558_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
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  12. JMax

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    Benjamin Button in the flesh. Nice jacket.
     
  13. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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  14. Dav

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    Yesterday morning actually, just off to walk the dogs
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  15. navetsea

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  16. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Screenshot_20190925_133524_com.android.gallery3d.jpg Crisp flightjacket weather today.
     
  17. JMax

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    LW.jpg

    LW today. "Cooler" South Florida mornings on the horizon.
     
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  19. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One of the Regulars

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    Yes. Painted goatskin
     
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  20. Bennarion

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    Nice jacket. I like their tailoring.
     

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