Where Did That Leather on My Back Come From?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Coriu, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. ton312

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    I agree but I’ll also concede the fit and condition will frighten off most folks from searching for vintage pieces. I hereby change my username to: Captain Sustainable. LOL. I wish I could say that sustainability was my motive. I like these vintage jackets b/c they give me a feeling a custom repro never has. And never will! No judgement. I have purchased many, many new jackets. Just something extra in the old ones and I like breathing new life into them. Truthfully, after the repair costs are tallied, it can be a bit of a leather jacket money pit. Nevertheless…
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  2. Coriu

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    Those photos are pretty convincing! I really like the look...simple t-shirt and jeans. For me, that is the best look for an older leather jacket, regardless of one's age....old school cool.

    It's nearly impossible for me to find stuff 50+ years old that will fit me, but I find ample jackets in the 10-30 year-old range. Not sure what the "official" definition of vintage is LOL

    It's all about exploring, isn't it. Sustainability wasn't my main driver either. Things kinda worked out nicely. As I got older, this strange thing came over me about buying used stuff and reconditioning. You would not have caught me dead in a used piece of clothing when I was younger.
     
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  3. ton312

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    I was a thrift store, army surplus junkie since high school. During my college years I bought a ton of vintage wool jackets, loud plaid shirts and disco leather jackets from thrift stores around campus.
     
  4. Coriu

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    a "ton," huh? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. ton312

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    LOL. Yeah! Actually when I created my username here it’s b/c every one calls me ton (pronounced tone) short for Tony. Although it’s true, ironically, I’ve been through a ton of leather jackets.
     
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