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What leather jacket would you bring to a tropical island?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jonesy86, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. jonesy86

    jonesy86 One Too Many

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    If you could only bring one leather jacket which one would you bring? I am thinking of bringing my GW goatskin Cossack because it will hold up in the rain, and it is pretty light weight coming in just over 3 Lbs.
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  2. Doctor Strange

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    My lambskin and cotton-lined Wested Raiders - it's been my "summer weight" leather jacket for about 15 years.
     
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  3. Would you actually need a leather jacket on a 'tropical' island..?? How bout just a nice sun block, cutoffs, and leather sandals. Oh and dark shades and wide brimmed hat maybe..!!
     
  4. Doctor Strange

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    You might need a light jacket at night. Depends on just how "tropical" the island actually is.
     
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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Take the one you think will sell for the highest price!! Ya know??
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    How long are you going for?
    The goat sounds right, but the others being locked-up in a storage unit brings tears to my eyes.
     
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  7. jonesy86

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    Oh yes, I will definitely Need at least one leather jacket.


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  8. jonesy86

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    I thought about taking my GW A-1 as it is pretty light and weighs exactly the same as the Cossack at 3.3 Lbs. I think the knits will make it hotter and, i don’t think Capeskin does well in rain.


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  9. steve u

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    Jonesy86, Take me with ...Give me a couple week's. By then I'll have something figured out.
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  10. jonesy86

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    I just signed a years lease on an apartment in Kapa’a on Kauai. The thought of my jackets sitting in a self-storage unit actually makes me sad

    I’ll get over it.


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  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Yes, my head went to my goat raiders too.... though had I the time and budget to prepare properly, I might be inclined to "upgrade" to an Aero Royale in goat.

    The other option might be - bearing in mind the heat - a Shackleton in goat, with either a goat or drill back....
     
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  12. jonesy86

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    On some nights in December and January it gets below 70 degrees on Kauai. Brrrrr.
     
  13. handymike

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    Oh man...Laulau!!!
     
  14. jonesy86

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    I see your Laulau and up you one Spicey Ahi Poke.


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  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Will you be cooking? Or stay "retired"?
     
  16. jonesy86

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    I'll be volunteering with the culinary arts department at the community college from time to time but, you don't need to cook Poke. :)
     
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  17. ton312

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    Man if I were moving to Hawaii...forget the leather jacket
     
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  18. JMax

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    If I had professional-level culinary skills I would look like Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
     
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  19. jonesy86

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    I am not too far from following George Carlins advice and taking "Only the stuff you know you're gonna need. Money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. Well, only the stuff you HOPE you're gonna need."
     
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  20. Willybob

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    CXL or veg? Would you want the best water repellant hide? I would be concerned the salt air/rain would not be good for leather. I would say the more wax the better.
     
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