Would Someone Please Post Photos of Horween LUX HH in Dark Brown?

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  1. Drdan

    Drdan Familiar Face

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    I'm waiting for Deborah to get back to me before ordering an SB Vintage Half Belt.

    I really like the look of the Horween CXL steerhide in Havana brown, and if I did order the HB in this leather, I would ask for the thinnest and smoothest hide from their stock. I find the Horween LUX in cognac horsehide to be particularly beautiful, but am unsure if dark brown would be a better choice for a jacket I would be wearing regularly in the fall.

    Both of the leathers mentioned above have good quality photos posted here on the forum. The Horween LUX in dark brown has a few photos posted in the FL, but the photos weren't all that good... I'd really appreciate it if a member would be so kind as to post a good photo of a jacket in this leather and color.

    Thanks! :cool:
     
  2. regius

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    I have a bundle here. It is very very similar to the Aero Jerky HH, even smells the same. I cannot say for sure if it’s the same as the jerky could come from Italy.
     
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  4. Drdan

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    Thanks very much regius and Torstein. I will search for an Aero Jerky HH regius, and click on your link Torstein. :cool:
     
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  5. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    Aero used Jerky HH for the sleeves on this Letterman which might give you an idea-not a great picture though
     

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    Thank you Peter!
     
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  7. Drdan

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    I received an Email from Steve Toohey a few hours ago, and he too can't find a good photo of the dark brown LUX HH. He did say that he has a new color of HH that he developed with Horween... Here's what he said: "... The other photo is of a new leather we developed from Horween, Milan horsehide Havana brown with is veg tan, this is not as heavy as Lux but a little more rigid but does not require a great deal of break in as its medium weight."

    He sent a tiny image, so I'll ask him to get me a really nice image of a finished jacket if he has one tomorrow.

    Milan.JPG
     
  8. regius

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    This is seal brown Lux
     

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  9. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    What I discovered today was the Horween Metropolitan. What an amazing leather! It is quite thick, about 2mm. But it feels like your lady’s skin, has a powdery, plush touch, even tempered, doesn’t form sharp folds, and strong.
     

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  10. Drdan

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    Hello regius, and thanks for posting photos of these leathers. I assume that you're somehow involved in the garment industry to have access to all those beautiful hides!

    I was really intrigued when Steve Toohey sent me a small photo of his new Horween vegetable tanned Milan Cuban brown HH. I asked him to take a large high resolution photo which I'm hoping I will receive today.

    I've already planned out exactly how I want my jacket made, and decided on all the options. My only dilemma now is deciding on the hide, which I'll be making today.

    Best wishes! :)
     
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  11. Corsair42

    Corsair42 One of the Regulars

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    Got a sample of the Horween Milan in brown, which is pretty much a dark seal colour is this the cuban brown or is cuban a different shade?
     
  12. Drdan

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    Steve sent me this photo, saying it was the new Horween Milan HH in Cuban Brown.

    Horween Milan HH in Havana Brown.jpg
     
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  13. Peacoat

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    Love that dark rich color.
     
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  14. Rob The Gob

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    I had a bunch of samples from SB this summer and that Horween Milan is my favourite of the lot, really nice stuff.
     
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  15. Corsair42

    Corsair42 One of the Regulars

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    Looks like that jacket is the same as the Milan sample I have, getting close to making a decision and its looking like Horween Milan but not sure whether to go for a roadster style jacket or an A2
     
  16. JustinW

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    I figured this is probably a better thread for these questions. I got a bunch of swatches from Simmons Bilt tonight.

    The first three to grab me are all Horween: Lux Brown, Milan and Metro. Blattwerk is interesting, but the upcharge is just too steep.

    If anyone has good pics of these or first-hand experience, I'd be most grateful. Especially how they age and how thick they are - something that is surprising difficult to compare with the little swatches!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020 at 3:01 AM

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