What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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

  1. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    I like this alot

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  2. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    After seeing the new “Midway” movie (I give it a thumb’s up!), I had to wear my “go-to” G-1 jacket: a 2002 military-issued Excelled in a 48 Long. I’ve added a vintage USN whistle to the collar that I obtained from a veteran submarine officer who deployed aboard USS SWORDFISH (SSN 579) during the 1960’s (the full service history of SWORDFISH is still cloaked in secrecy; if this whistle could talk....!).
     
  3. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    The well broken-in goat skin on this Excelled G-1 is truly superb! As good as anything I’ve seen on the 1950’s and 60’s G-1’s from the “Golden Age” of goatskin Navy flight jackets.
     
  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    It was IH 23 and me again today with a hoody underneath. Tomorrow the Pike bros N1 makes it’s debut with a low of around 14. Not ready. 4” of snow on my porch today. 40’s by the weekend. The joys of life in the belly of America. Or armpit. Depends on your point of view.
     
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  5. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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    Fantastic! I hope you’ll be as delighted as I was stunned when I pulled it out of the bag.

    It feels great out of the bag but it becomes progressively and acutely better with every passing day as the hide gives under its own weight because of the rapidly developing grains.

    Can’t wait to see fit pics from you.


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  6. Jrolfe

    Jrolfe One of the Regulars

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    Thank you for your service!!
     
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  7. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  9. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike One of the Regulars

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  10. Powerband

    Powerband Practically Family

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  11. 58panheadfan

    58panheadfan A-List Customer

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    Thedi MTC127996 again... :)

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  12. King B

    King B One of the Regulars

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    Avirex "Top Gun" G1
     

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  13. Leither

    Leither One of the Regulars

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    Those pubs are still there but the Raj is no more (with its 1983 prices). The Black Swan has become the delightful Roseleaf with fine brunches and beers. I like the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for fine drams and roaring fires. Leith is not too gentrified yet but it's changed a lot since Trainspotting. Here's to the Chief...
     
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  14. Hh121

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    LW J23 + Lee101 Rider
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  15. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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  16. Logician

    Logician One of the Regulars

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    Your LW J23 jacket is really amazing. I was planning to order a LW Leathertogs (Bk, 3.5-4.0 oz HH with full Crown zippers), but after seeing Carlos' LW J23 (and now yours) I'm not so sure anymore. I think the J23 (Bk, 4.5 oz HH with full Crown zippers) might be more versatile (I don't only want to make a fashion statement, I'm looking for the perfect armored jacket for riding.) Like you, I often wear denim under my leather jackets. BTW is 4.5 oz too much for a J23? I have two 4.5 oz Test (Bk and Br) and I like the bullet-proof armor sensation one gets from HH.
     
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  17. Hh121

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    My J23 doesn't feel particularly heavy, 8.2 lbs without mouton collar is kind of medium-heavy weight for motorcycle jacket. No gusset in J23 is a deal breaker for any rider I believe.
     
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  18. ton312

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    Not a pretty jacket by any means, essentially a wool bag, but man nothing beats a pike Bros N1 when the weather turns this cold.
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  19. Mandarin

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    Vanson metropolitain Continental comet
    Thanks to the information provided by Guppy ( https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/vanson-comet-octagon-46.97854/ ) it seems to be part of a short lived collection that dates back to 2003. I was worried about the shoulder width (19 1/2 ", I usually take 18"), but I feel OK with the overall look, short and slim. The leather is nicely worn, and definitely looks and feels like cow. I've never seen this nuance of red, but it's not octagon.

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  20. Rosecitymike

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    Himel Frobisher

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