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    Looking to buy a new leather jacket, any advice?

    I don't have many guidelines atm as I'm trying to remain rather open minded about the price/styles. Only thing I'm 100% about is that it should be black. Feel free to link me to any.

    #2
    Check the yesterday's article on PutThisOn.com

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      #3
      Schott NYC

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        #4
        Thanks...any specific jacket recs? Not many articles about it on this site (at least not recent ones)

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          #5
          Schott and Aero are very good but too heavy in my opinion.. I had a Schott 641HH which I ended up selling as it was really heavy at 4 lbs 8 oz..

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            #6
            That's heavy...

            How's this one look?

            http://www.hm.com/us/product/18211?article=18211-A

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              #7
              Anyone know of any that maybe look kinda like this?

              http://i.imgur.com/NzYG7Gv.jpg

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                #8
                Sorry for the triple post, but im seriously considering buying this one:

                https://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp...76-533a1274--1

                better pics here (im pretty sure this is the same jacket):http://famousdesignerwear.com/shop/c...t-moto-jacket/

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                  #9
                  @Scofield, what type of weather are you thinking about wearing this in? The reason I ask is because I just purchased my first leather jacket, and I knew I wanted it to be used for warmer weather as a light jacket. Therefore, I was looking for lambskin as the material because it tends to be thinner and softer. The jacket I got is very comfortable to wear in the 60s and 50s with a shirt, t-shirt or light sweater. As it cools down over here in Istanbul Ill be seeing how cold I can go with this guy, but I imagine down into 40s and 30s as long as I have a sweater underneath. So for you, do you want your jacket to be tougher and for colder climates, or a lighter jacket? If the former, go with cowhide or horsehide. If the latter, lambskin or maybe goatskin. Also, a leather jacket is a good investment piece, look into saving up some more money or check your second hand shops. For new and American made, SchottNYC is definitely the move to make I would say. Will probably invest in a heavier horsehide or cowhide jacket a few years down the road.

                  Regarding style, I personally like the first that you posted. It is similar to the one that I purchased (although I went for a tanish brown):

                  Good luck on your search.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mowgli222 View Post
                    Schott and Aero are very good but too heavy in my opinion.. I had a Schott 641HH which I ended up selling as it was really heavy at 4 lbs 8 oz..
                    My Schott 654 is substantial, but I don't think it's too heavy. I'm not sure what the actual weight is, though. I love it and (maybe because it's heavy) I feel like I'm wearing armor when I have it on.

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                      #11
                      I live in california, so I'd let something I can wear in the winter with a little layering and can be worn on colder fall days.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                        My Schott 654 is substantial, but I don't think it's too heavy. I'm not sure what the actual weight is, though. I love it and (maybe because it's heavy) I feel like I'm wearing armor when I have it on.
                        Looks like the 654 is medium weight and the 641 is a heavy weight leather jacket..

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                          #13
                          My wife got me this:

                          http://www.luckybrand.com/bonneville...g-tops-jackets

                          and I love it. I was not sold on the moto style whatsoever but tried it on and loved it. 25% off now, but she works for the company so we got it 75% off. Having worn it, def worth the sale price

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                            #14
                            One of my grail items is a SchottNYC 28 Inch Fitted Cafe Racer 660 (which is also offered in black)

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                              #15
                              Okay, so just to update I ended up buying this one on black friday with a 30% off code:

                              http://www.kennethcole.com/product/i...omNumOfProd=14

                              came out to 315 (350 after taxes), which was just about at the upper end of my price range. small fits perfect, although the sleeves could stand to be just a bit shorter. looks wise it was exactly what i wanted. only complaint besides the sleeves is that i feel the jacket could stand to be a just a bit thicker. the leather is surprisingly good quality. feel free to weigh in.

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