currently I’m in the deliberation stage, so whatever. Nevertheless it would be nice to know how to aim if I do pull the trigger. Thank you!
That is a perfect Reed, If I could find something like that with a 23.5 to 24.5” pit to pit I would buy it immediately.Save your money. Buy a nice original period Reed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1339433885...1291&msclkid=8eec780c49651af53a7f1a8d95a6a7b4
Or a nice Brooks.
Nice! Too small or I might. have my eye on this right now https://www.ebay.com/itm/3251866164...73zM1OhT2G&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPYSave your money. Buy a nice original period Reed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1339433885...1291&msclkid=8eec780c49651af53a7f1a8d95a6a7b4
Or a nice Brooks.
Thank you. I’ve been looking into all. I live near Seattle, so I’m also tempted to reach out to Thurston about trying on some Badalassi Board Racers (the measurements of what they have may or may not work for me), I also emailed Good Wear and never heard back. As for Simmons Built, any experience? I’m tempted to request some swatches — the Blattwerk sounds interesting.These can be a tough jacket to fit for many if you search around so I’m not sure if you have tried one on. Just depends on your body type, height, arm length, torso length. Shoulder width is very wide on larger sizes.
With that said, if you are set on it, you can use a proxy such as zen market, Buyee.jp, worldshopper but be prepared for a hefty shipping cost, a proxy fee, and they don’t seem to waive the Japanese domestic taxes for overseas orders.
If you are not sure if this will fit, by the time you factor in the extra costs in importing one. You can look into a custom Himel Kensington, Field Leather Route 66, Lost Worlds J100, Aero Board Racer, Simmons built J100.
There is a brownish burgundy color FountainHead with a similar design with some extra details that looks great.
Check their return policy and you might even be able to return or exchange if it doesn’t work outThe team behind Fountainhead are deeply involved in the leather world, and each jacket is made start to finish in Japan by professional artisans with years of experience making some of the best jackets in the world. In addition to the impressive pedigree, Fountainhead walk the walk as well...standardandstrange.com
That is a perfect Reed, If I could find something like that with a 23.5 to 24.5” pit to pit I would buy it immediately.
I’m kicking myself for not getting the larger Brown racer you had a while back
45€ is ridiculously low. YKK zippers must mean it is not too old right?I think you can't go wrong with 45 EUR, can you?
Unfortunately, too short for me.
Nice! Too small or I might. have my eye on this right now https://www.ebay.com/itm/3251866164...73zM1OhT2G&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
My bet is that you will be happier with an earlier HD CR with the white label. Or the even earlier black/orange label. Though both generally go for more than this one. My favorite vintage CR is the Cal 6-panel.
You all are far more knowledgable than myself, so out of curiosity I’m hoping maybe someone can shed some light on this45€ is ridiculously low. YKK zippers must mean it is not too old right?
I might just get it for the fun of it, I’ll check shipping. I do hate that it has hand pockets to instead of chest pockets.
I like hand warmers on collar jackets. I will think about it. Everyday I see people post almost perfect vintage Brooks and I feel if I just wait then eventually one will appear if I’m patient.
I wonder where all these new old stock Brooks have been hiding?
Those white label Harleys were made with a very nice leather. Most of my Reeds were made out of the same leather as Harley or perhaps Harley's white label jackets were made by Reed? I know Brooks made most of the later ones. The leather that was being produced during that period is on both my white label Harley and Reed. I am still on the market for a size 44 white label Harley in the CR style black jacket. When I grow up and have the bank roll that Max has, I will be able to dream of a 6 panel Cal.
I got a padded CR Cal. Not the hard to find six panel one. The fine folks at Cal leathers confirmed it was legit. Also, I was informed that during the late 50 and though the 60s, some of the Cal leathers did not get a label. If you look at their sewing techniques, you can clearly identify their jackets.