Where did your jacket go today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Boyo, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Post a random photo of you, your jacket, or wherever you may be at the moment...
     
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  2. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    I’ll start.... so I purchased a Lost Worlds Easy Ryder from eBay the other day, the jacket looked like it had been artificially worn in some places. I decided to add some color back to it in an effort to make it more wearable for me.
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    I rubbed in some Kiwi Shoe polish
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    The jacket seemed to take the polish pretty well

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    I used a car polishing pad to buff the jacket out.... don’t laugh I saw on the Thedi Instagram that he uses a polishing wheel too, so I’ll give him the credit for the idea.

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    the results.. pretty much what I had hoped for...

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    Maybe a little too shiny, but I bet that will tone down with a little bit of wearing..
     
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  3. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    very cool. good result.
    my jacket just got some cake today ;)
     
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  4. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    That's using the old noggin'...Way to go !!
     
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  5. deswaaf

    deswaaf Familiar Face

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    thats SICK! what a nice method to bring back life to a beat up jacket. I love the idea of tea core jackets (Lost Worlds is not tea core by any extent, right? what HAPPENED to that jacket) but would be sad if my black leather jacket will not be black anymore. this is a great tip.
     
  6. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I have two older LW jackets and they are indeed teacore, or more precisely the hides were not tumble dyed long enough to achieve 100% dye penetration.
    It's not like a "teacore" where a thin top coat of black is applied to a lighter hide, it's just that the dye didn't penetrate to the central 1/3 of the hide leaving it grey in the middle.
    If you go deep enough you will hit grey hide.
    It's weird though cause the pullers look 100% black, whereas my pullers have a clear grey inner core.

    The more recent stuff (recipy change was about 5 years ago) is tumble dyed longer and the black penetrates all the way through.
     
  7. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Carlos is right on, the hide has a middle layer that is un-dyed, but it is a grayish color, It isn’t the brown under layer I would expect from something called “tea-core”.
    The resulting color in the areas where the black has worn off is not unpleasant but for this particular jacket it was overdone for my tastes.
    I actually avoided putting polish on some areas around the hem and sleeve cuffs to keep a little “patina”
     
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  8. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Wore my Aero 30s HB for the weekly grocery trip this morning, but no pics due to a cold, driving rain. Working on some sleeve creases this evening with TFL and SNF:
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  9. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    And the fit pic....all cleaned up

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  10. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^^ Fantastic! Nicely done and literally looks like a new jacket there.

    Makes me want to find a nice old "beater" again and some black Kiwi polish, just to have an excuse to pull out the buffer pad for my drill...:)
     
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  11. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Great idea for a thread. I’m no mod but i think it would be more fun for all pics zero discussions.....you know, for efficiency...?
     
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  12. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Ok, but you just wrote a post that was all discussion and no pic?!?!
    :)
     
  13. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Touche
     
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  14. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Backyard selfies..

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    Aero 30’s half-belt Cordovan CXL HH
     
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  15. dannyk

    dannyk One Too Many

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    My jacket went to work today. Ignore the messy desk. Nothing to see there.


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  16. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    record shopping
     
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  17. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    The Sidelines

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    Aero Type-3
     
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  18. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks for clarifying, the distressed part in your pre-treatment photo kind of look yellowish brown which is very much like the actual real teacore (not talking about the artificially enhanced teacore of re-dying brown dyed leather black). I was beginning to wonder if that is some combination tanned leather. I guess it is the sunlight. The LW J-23 I had shows the distinct grey at the edge where the black dye rubbed off.
     
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  19. RL204

    RL204 Familiar Face

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    Jasper Alberta Canada. Everyone else had gortex on. 4922235F-4839-4FB0-89F9-E0BE67FFF3DD.jpeg
     
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  20. Angel

    Angel Familiar Face

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