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What leather jacket would you bring to a tropical island?

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

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    That would be the TFL solution :cool:
     
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  2. jonesy86

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    Already started down the vintage and vintage repro Aloha shirt rabbit hole. :)
     
  3. jonesy86

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    Of course you are right. However, I am still bringing my Lucchese boots, one pair of LVC cone mills selvedge denim, one GW leather jacket, and my Stetson beaver fur felt hat. I don't care how hot it gets. :)
     
  4. handymike

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    I was in New Mexico one August and I was told the fur felts were the way to go in the sun.
     
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  5. jonesy86

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    When I was there last month when the temperature dropped below 70 at night I saw a few people with heavy winter jackets on. LOL
     
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  6. jonesy86

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    There are some pretty big mountains there, it can get pretty cold. They got a cowboy thing going on in Hawaii too.
     
  7. handymike

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    I prefer the Ja'waiian vibe :cool:
    Your leathers will come in handy on the windy side of the island.
     
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  8. navetsea

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    if only sean penn as Superman came through, would be interesting to see at least...

    I don't see how you can't wear leather in the tropics, just pick the right lining and avoid sealed cuff knits, and you'll get that patina much sooner from all the sun.
     
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  9. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Jonesy....just do all the above...then start over when you get there!!
    All bases covered TFL style!!
    Smooth sailing dude!!
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  10. Seb Lucas

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    70 degrees is practically winter here. It's why I hardly wear leather.

    Try 110 degrees. Even then, I still wear jeans and a long sleeve black shirt. Keeps the skin protected? I have not worn shorts since I was 7 decades ago.
     
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  11. Seb Lucas

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    By the way Jonsey, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity in a beautiful and warm setting. I would gladly give up a dozen perfect fit Goodwears (if I had them) for that kind of experience. Enjoy.
     
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  13. Lebowski

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    As far as I know - that's the rule in Australia, people need to protect their skin from UV at your place. UV sun radiation is very strong and quite dangerous in AU, the closer to the South Pole the stronger UV radiation from the sun. Is that correct?
     
  14. Lebowski

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    I agree with @handymike.
    Moreover - Jonesy, I'd advise you to take all your leather jackets with you to Hawaii, plus you might buy any extra special leather jacket for specific Hawaiian use (actually, a couple more "special" leather jackets for that would be an optimal decision).
    Here is that would be highly smart TFL solution and I'm almost sure - deep down most people over here would endorse your act!
     
  15. AbbaDatDeHat

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    I can see a budding leather jacket industry in the near future. Please remember your old friends come Senior Management time.
    Bowen
     
  16. jonesy86

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    Did someone say Hawaiian shirt, leather jacket, and fedora hat?
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    Yes they did, but I have been completely upstaged, you're a legend!
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  20. Seb Lucas

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    UV is a serious issue but I have no idea what the geographic science of it is or how we compare to other countries. Most people seem unconcerned about this and wear shorts and t-shirts and ignore the sun and don't wear hats. I have fair skin so I have to cover up. I learned that 35 years ago.
     

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