Which of your jackets gets the most attention?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gamma68, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Had a funny one just now at the Starbucks drive-thru.

    Wearing my Highwayman, while reaching into the window to hand the barista my money, he goes, "That's a really nice jacket!"

    Finally, some recognition! Or so I thought...

    He was referring to the escape map lining of my beater cloth tanker laying on the passenger seat...
     
  2. Jrolfe

    Jrolfe One of the Regulars

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    Saturday night was our annual “Christmas shopping” trip. We spent most of the night in a (cough cough) gentlemen’s club. Sorry to announce not one dancer complimented on my Natal leathers CR. :(. Time to step up my leather game next year.
     
  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    You absolutely should’ve worn the blue Aero. They would’ve been stuffing 20’s in your pants. Live and learn man. Live and learn.
     
  4. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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    @Jrolfe The Aero also is probably more resistant to all the fluids that fly around those establishments. Good stuff man.
     
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  5. red devil

    red devil One Too Many

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    You need an Electric Leather Studio jacket! :D
     
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  6. Jrolfe

    Jrolfe One of the Regulars

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    Well the dancers did kick over 3 of my buddies drinks! Haha


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  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    As Monitor has already noted, it was LL by a long way. The LL Bronx - a direct and deliberate British answer to the Schott Perfecto - was first released in 1956; the Twin Track model added to the line to mark its tenth anniversary in 1966. If memory serves, the twin track Bronx was also the first Lewis jacket to sport the forearm change-pocket, extended across the range thereafter.

    If you read Vanson's website on its RnR, they're very careful to avoid mentioning Lewis, but it's abundantly clear where the influence comes from when you look at the vintage images they use!


    Very sharp jacket; I'm increasingly drawn to the idea of something mid-length and buttoned...

    I've never liked repro race jackets, and yet that one.... there's just soemthing about it. It's like a cross between a cafe racer and a letterman jacket...

    For my own jackets, the cordovan Bootlegger tends to draw most attention - I think people are so used to seeing black and brown, but not oxblood... Though a drunk guy at a Damned gig did once try to buy my Johnson D pocket for six hundred quid.... Ha.
     
  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    As Monitor has already noted, it was LL by a long way. The LL Bronx - a direct and deliberate British answer to the Schott Perfecto - was first released in 1956; the Twin Track model added to the line to mark its tenth anniversary in 1966. If memory serves, the twin track Bronx was also the first Lewis jacket to sport the forearm change-pocket, extended across the range thereafter.

    If you read Vanson's website on its RnR, they're very careful to avoid mentioning Lewis, but it's abundantly clear where the influence comes from when you look at the vintage images they use!


    Very sharp jacket; I'm increasingly drawn to the idea of something mid-length and buttoned...

    I've never liked repro race jackets, and yet that one.... there's just soemthing about it. It's like a cross between a cafe racer and a letterman jacket...

    For my own jackets, the cordovan Bootlegger tends to draw most attention - I think people are so used to seeing black and brown, but not oxblood... Though a drunk guy at a Damned gig did once try to buy my Johnson D pocket for six hundred quid.... Ha.
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    As Monitor has already noted, it was LL by a long way. The LL Bronx - a direct and deliberate British answer to the Schott Perfecto - was first released in 1956; the Twin Track model added to the line to mark its tenth anniversary in 1966. If memory serves, the twin track Bronx was also the first Lewis jacket to sport the forearm change-pocket, extended across the range thereafter.

    If you read Vanson's website on its RnR, they're very careful to avoid mentioning Lewis, but it's abundantly clear where the influence comes from when you look at the vintage images they use!


    Very sharp jacket; I'm increasingly drawn to the idea of something mid-length and buttoned...

    I've never liked repro race jackets, and yet that one.... there's just soemthing about it. It's like a cross between a cafe racer and a letterman jacket...

    For my own jackets, the cordovan Bootlegger tends to draw most attention - I think people are so used to seeing black and brown, but not oxblood... Though a drunk guy at a Damned gig did once try to buy my Johnson D pocket for six hundred quid.... Ha.
     
  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    As Monitor has already noted, it was LL by a long way. The LL Bronx - a direct and deliberate British answer to the Schott Perfecto - was first released in 1956; the Twin Track model added to the line to mark its tenth anniversary in 1966. If memory serves, the twin track Bronx was also the first Lewis jacket to sport the forearm change-pocket, extended across the range thereafter.

    If you read Vanson's website on its RnR, they're very careful to avoid mentioning Lewis, but it's abundantly clear where the influence comes from when you look at the vintage images they use!


    Very sharp jacket; I'm increasingly drawn to the idea of something mid-length and buttoned...

    I've never liked repro race jackets, and yet that one.... there's just soemthing about it. It's like a cross between a cafe racer and a letterman jacket...

    For my own jackets, the cordovan Bootlegger tends to draw most attention - I think people are so used to seeing black and brown, but not oxblood... Though a drunk guy at a Damned gig did once try to buy my Johnson D pocket for six hundred quid.... Ha.
     
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  11. ton312

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    This one isn't actually a repro. It was used by a guy who raced dirt track bultaco's in the late 60's!
     
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  12. Edward

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    I remember you saying - I should have said 'race colours' or something. That one really is cool. It's not only the colours, it's also the lack of sponsorship patches, I think... Very cool.
     
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  13. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman A-List Customer

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    My Rich Sher definately gets the most attention. I also dress UP more purposefully when wearing IT so that could be part of IT, but IT Just looks vintage I guess. Screenshot_20191209_204421_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
  14. Monitor

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    Ditto.

    None of my jackets get much attention at all, really. My friends will occasionally comment if I show up in something new, though not necessarily positively but that's about it.
     
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  15. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    I’m a fan of Rich Sher. Can we see more of the jacket, please?
     
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  16. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman A-List Customer

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    I'll try to get some pics UP tomorrow
     
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  17. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Well you got my attention. Nice.
     
  18. NZJono

    NZJono New in Town

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    Great looking jacket. In my view very smart and understated in brown. Looks great on you. I wouldn't sell, but I may as well ask - is it still for sale LOL.
     
  19. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    So...in Iowa, nearly None of them gets any attention whatsoever. People here by and large just don't care.

    However when I travel (on on rare occassions locally) the Aero Bootlegger in Cordovan FQHH is above and beyond the most popular.
     
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  20. navetsea

    navetsea My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My $40 knockoff kryptek camo pants i bought from china get the most comment and questions if its being a snake skin and then my harness boots and then denim jacket... leather jacket almost never get verbal comment from strangers (only one time by a guy who sell dumpling he said he stumbled on my fb page and saw my post about the drawing of that jacket) lots of pleather jackets here sold along the street for cheap, and usually worn for biking, so perhaps most would asume it is one of those.
     

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