Your "significant" jacket?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Striver, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. Striver

    Striver New in Town

    Hi All,
    I don't post often but have been checking the forum quite a few times a day for a few years.
    I wonder how many of us have purchased "significant" jackets - ones that made a real difference to our future purchases, style appreciation, shifted our jacket interests etc.?
    For example, for many years I bought only brown jackets (A2s, 1950s halfbelts ...). Then I saw a rather low quality, black (!), crosszip (!!) motorcycle jacket (!!!) in a charity shop. Very cheap. I tried it on, looked in a mirror and thought I looked "very different"/ "weird" etc.
    I didn't buy it but after a night's deliberation (mostly about the size and number of zips!)... I went back and bought it.
    Since then I've bought more black motorcycle jackets ("vintage") I like 'em. (though I'm not a motorcyclist). Also black jackets of other vintages. So that cheap, low quality black jacket, which I still wear sometimes, was significant!
    Anyone else had a significant jacket?
    Cheers, Striver
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is the jacket and photo that “started it all” for me.
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    Unfortunately, even after trying for 9 years, I’ve never been this cool.
     
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  3. Striver

    Striver New in Town

    Definitely cool. Definitely "significant"!
     
  4. I wrangled through brands and styles until I found my way to these...

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  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I saved that one too with a very similar thought.
     
  6. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    My most significant jacket is my Freewheeler Caboose jacket. This was the one that truly made me fall in love with Freewheelers jackets. Four out of my 5 leather jackets are from Freewheelers and all five are made in Japan.

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  7. deswaaf

    deswaaf Familiar Face

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    I remember seeing this picture when I was first looking at Aero's website a few years ago, this is on there right? I thought: damn that's a badass look.
     
  8. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Just this one.

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  9. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    I have quite a few actually... I tend to plan my jackets for quite some time, so in a way most of them had an influence. And quite a few incoming will also be significant.

    But if I would have to make a choice, I would think of this one for making me fall in love with moose hide

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    While I already knew that Thedi leathers's Theodoros was a creative genius, I didn't know to which extent until I put my hands on this jacket

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    And then there is this one that made me realise that I like 70s style jackets

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    I could easily go on with many more, but I will stop here :)
     
  10. Monitor

    Monitor

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    This is a nice jacket for sure.
     
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  11. dannyk

    dannyk One Too Many

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    Im still freaking jealous of that green Moose. I love Moose it tends to big very very thick but very light comparatively and spongey. Breaks in so nice.
     
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  12. Vezio

    Vezio Familiar Face

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    Hello everyone. I own different styles of jackets: A2, Half Belt, B6, Café Racer, parka, wool coats, technical vests, but what impressed me and influenced me the most about buying leather jackets, are these images, obviously seen and seen on Fedora Lounge:
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  13. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Since you decided to show @Cooperson....
    His GW Ventura sealed the deal for my first (and only) custom jacket.
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    And this one from @ButteMT61
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  14. What hide is that Thedi, Red Devil? I have the same style in antiqued tan buffalo ( as in the photo at the beginning of this thread ) that has darkened...but not nearly that much. Thanks
     
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  15. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    A significant jacket for me would have to be my Aero Bootlegger.
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    This was my first cross zip and if not for this jacket I probably would not have any cross zips at all. I had always wanted one but I considered that style to be a little too edgy for me. I don’t ride a motorcycle and not a rockstar so I thought that meant that these were off-limits.
    Since the Bootlegger has more of a low-key classic vibe to it I was able to ease into the style. Fast forward a few years and I now own a number of cross zips.
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  16. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    Tan buffalo as well, it is showing a bit darker than it really is in this pic. It did darken significantly after a heatwave in London. I was on the motorbike for long hours in days with temps over 30c.

    Theodoros was happy to see how it had aged when I went back to the shop the second time :)
     
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  17. JoeNiblick

    JoeNiblick One of the Regulars

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    If there's nothing else we learn here, it's the importance of proper cut and fit. Awesome jacket, man!
     
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  18. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks a lot :)
     
  19. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I'm freakin' in love with my new lightweight Nappa leather blouson! And I'm wearing the heck out of it, actually. :cool: It's comfortable, lightweight, black as night.

    Robert DeNiro on Ronin, THAT'S what I love on black leather jackets!

    And I wore turtleneck shirts under jacket, long before it was cool!! :D
     
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