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 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Don't know about you guys but there is something just great about having a leather jacket. Stylish, comfortable and warm, they just become like an old friend.

Got my first one in '84 - a very cheap, badly made sandblasted bomber jacket which I just loved. And over the years as it got more beaten up, I loved it even more. I wore it all the time, everywhere. Sadly as my middle age spread started to.. well, spread, I got too big for the jacket although its still in the family, handed down to my son.

Its been a few years but I've finally decided to go for a new one - seen a nice Hugo Boss bomber jacket. But I know it will take a few years of wearing and abusing before it gets sufficiently beaten up to replace my old faithful one in my heart.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

I've got a beaten up Banana Republic bomber jacket from circa 1984 that I'm hoping to hand down to my kids when they're old enough. It's just a little too short in the arms for me these days, which is sort of odd, but, oh well, there you go.

I got myself a nice black, lambskin leather jacket about ten years ago that is my new favorite.

Oh! And I bought one a couple years prior to that one which looks (to my mind) a lot like Timothy Dalton's in Living Daylights, which I'd long admired. Sadly, it's just about a size too big (was the only one and got it anyway) so I don't wear it as much as I'd like.

Meanwhile, I would love to have this one:



 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I love leather jackets. I got a pretty sweet one when Mervyns was closing around here for a massive discount. It is pretty good quality and nice soft leather. I also have a nice leather vest I got a few years ago. It's about that time of the year again when I get to wear my leather jacket out wherever I go big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I have a weather beaten US Wings jacket that I had to hang up when one of the cuffs tore maybe a quarter of an inch. Been meaning to replace it but money is tight when you buy movie soundtracks and pimp in the suburbs.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Don't know about you guys but there is something just great about having a leather jacket. Stylish, comfortable and warm, they just become like an old friend.


I don't get romantically involved with them, Mike smile, but I've had three in the last 20 years or so and still wear them all on different occasions.

The first was a three-quarter length grey jacket with detachable sleeves (which I never detached) - with a touch of irony I bought it because the detachable sleeves were long enough for me (my arms are longer than a morning of daytime television). It's lost buttons, got tears in the lining and holes in the pocket - and I still wear it sometimes to football in cold weather, or to clear snow.

The second was a similarly-proportioned black jacket, which is now fading and crazed, and will shortly be as battered as the grey one.

The third is bomber-length, again grey, but this one is a beautifully supple pigskin. I do like them worn in, but I also like to have one "for best", and over the next year or two will need another. I tend to stumble across them rather than set out to buy them - and it's so rare that I find one to fit that I'll just buy it when I find one. It's as if they're made for me and wouldn't fit anyone else.

TG

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

......The third is bomber-length, again grey, but this one is a beautifully supple pigskin........It's as if they're made for me and wouldn't fit anyone else......


Obviously, it once fit the pig, too!...... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

......The third is bomber-length, again grey, but this one is a beautifully supple pigskin........It's as if they're made for me and wouldn't fit anyone else......


Obviously, it once fit the pig, too!...... big grin



Thanks for not saying "the other pig".

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

......The third is bomber-length, again grey, but this one is a beautifully supple pigskin........It's as if they're made for me and wouldn't fit anyone else......


Obviously, it once fit the pig, too!...... big grin



Thanks for not saying "the other pig".


My new jacket is lamb skin........ baaaaaah!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


My new jacket is lamb skin........ baaaaaah!


So, a wolf in sheep's clothing, eh?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I have two leather jackets, and I love when the cool months come around each year so that I can get them out of the closet and start wearing them again.

The first was a Christmas present from my parents in 1994. My dad had a leather bomber-style jacket he bought in the 1980s that I loved and wore occasionally, but he still wore it often so they got me my own. Considering it's now nearly 18 years old, it's held up remarkably well considering I wore the hell out of it in high school and college. The little plastic piece that holds the bottom of the zipper in place is broken, though, so sometimes it's a little hard to get zippered. Not sure if that's fixable or not.



The second I bought about seven years ago. I was at Sears and found a whole bunch of them on a clearance rack. It's an Arizona Jean jacket and is more of a motorcycle jacket style. But because it looks like the one Mel Gibson wore in Lethal Weapon 4 I just had to get it.



Naturally, I have nicknamed this jacket "The Riggs." big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I'd have to be a former navy seal/wrestler/governor to be able to pull the leather jacket style off.



Also a shout out to a classic from the 90s

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Speaking of cool leather jackets, the official CAPCOM Biohazard 4 Leon Bomber Jacket is back in stock for a limited time at PlayAsia. If I had $350 to spare for a luxury item such as this, it would be mine, oh yes, it would be mine.



http://www.play-asia.com/biohazard-4-leon-bomber-jacket-size-xl-paOS-13-49-en-70-731p.html

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Wot, no Michael Ironside? big grin

 
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