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Nemo Offline
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RE: leather jackets
(11-03-2017 11:26 AM)LongRanger Wrote:  Nobody needs a leather jacket but common folk who want the best in abrasion protection tend to wear them. Racers too.

Well, you didn't help, LR Wink

But... as cool as I think they look and as much as I'd like to have one, reality is that it would hang in my closet for 9+ months of the year; and the 3 months that I'd use it would be once a week (my riding frequency). Not a great investment (the one I like is about $500).

N
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11-07-2017 08:17 AM
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Perdido Key Florida
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RE: leather jackets
I have one that is the only gift my step father every gave me so it is more sentimental value . It is a Lamb skin bomber jacket and the only winter coat i have .

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11-07-2017 09:02 AM
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Nemo Offline
High Mileage

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RE: leather jackets
(11-07-2017 09:02 AM)use2b Wrote:  I have one that is the only gift my step father every gave me so it is more sentimental value . It is a Lamb skin bomber jacket and the only winter coat i have .

I would definitely take one as a gift! Cool

N
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11-07-2017 10:16 AM
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RLS Offline
1st Service Completed

Memphis, TN
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Post: #44
RE: leather jackets
(11-07-2017 08:17 AM)Nemo Wrote:  
(11-03-2017 11:26 AM)LongRanger Wrote:  Nobody needs a leather jacket but common folk who want the best in abrasion protection tend to wear them. Racers too.

Well, you didn't help, LR Wink

But... as cool as I think they look and as much as I'd like to have one, reality is that it would hang in my closet for 9+ months of the year; and the 3 months that I'd use it would be once a week (my riding frequency). Not a great investment (the one I like is about $500).

I got this jacket from Wilson's Leather for under $200 and I really like it.


   
11-07-2017 12:05 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: leather jackets
I have the same problem as you, Nemo. I’d love one, but I’d seldom wear it.
11-07-2017 04:32 PM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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Post: #46
RE: leather jackets
I like that jacket Nemo! I had one in that style once, but it, uhhh, shrunk in the closet. Yeah, that what happened...

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11-07-2017 04:40 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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RE: leather jackets
Winter, was it popgun? I can think of a couple of things that shrink in the cold.
11-07-2017 04:52 PM
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popgun Offline
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RE: leather jackets
I think Seinfeld did a show about shrinkage...

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11-07-2017 04:54 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Post: #49
RE: leather jackets
Nemo they make light weight leather jackets

Good looking jacket RLS and the price was good!

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11-07-2017 05:15 PM
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RE: leather jackets
I used to have a leather pullover shirt but unfortunately it also “shrunk in the closet”. Great light weight wind protection.
Plan to go by Fox Creek Leather next sunny day I have time to go riding, on my way to Pie in the Sky pizza. Next time any of y’all are in the neighborhood I need to introduce you to some local haunts.

Leather is a nice windstop. Pricey but can beat the classics, sorta like a CB.

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11-07-2017 06:55 PM
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