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About $585 USD with the exchange rate today. £500 regular but 20% off of the bison hide so £400 + shipping
why did you go with bison over a normal cow or horse leather?
 

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why did you go with bison over a normal cow or horse leather?
I liked the grain and it is still a heavy & robust hide. Plus it was on special for 20% off. Can't beat that
 

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I liked the grain and it is still a heavy & robust hide. Plus it was on special for 20% off. Can't beat that
You sure as fuck can't.

So would bison be a rough equivalent to horsehide?
 

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You sure as fuck can't.

So would bison be a rough equivalent to horsehide?
Thicker but more pliant than Horsehide, which is more stiff. Quite abrasion resistant. More pronounced grain. Develops patina very nicely. pretty hard wearing leather. Some say it wears warmer
 

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Dropbear Dropbear - so you got the Gustin after all, then.

It looks good around the front and the arms are a very good length on you, too. Maybe slightly too wide in the shoulders.

How does it look around the back?
 

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It is so thick and stiff that it will take some breaking-in before I can really evaluate the fit and drape. I was concerned it would be tight in the shoulders, but they are fine.

Zipped.
 
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Einstein's leather jacket sold for $147K. 1930's Cossack style

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Get you one from Mr. Freedom and let it tan naturally
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Well if it makes a difference, Christie's say Alberts stunk like crazy.

You could get an LVC or a Himmel Brothers Cossack.
i'm sure it did. ole' Al seemed like the type to skip a shower or two.
 

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Simmons Bilt jacket shipped. Expected Tuesday.
 

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Not very impressed with the Parcelforce 3-4 day shipping. Shipped the 29th. Didn't leave the UK until the 3rd.
 

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Last year and this year I added three leather jackets. I wanted them and finally got them. All of them are sheep skin.

First one is a Massimo Dutti. The leather feels nice, soft and fits really nice.



The second one is a brand from Mexico, which they specialize only in leather.



And the third one is from the same manufacturer.

 

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Last year and this year I added three leather jackets. I wanted them and finally got them. All of them are sheep skin.

First one is a Massimo Dutti. The leather feels nice, soft and fits really nice.



The second one is a brand from Mexico, which they specialize only in leather.



And the third one is from the same manufacturer.

Pretty nice score on the leather Betelgeuse Betelgeuse . Which one do you like the best.
 

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Picked up the Simmons Bilt today. Bless their hearts, their customs documentation resulted in zero customs, duties or taxes

It is a heavy beast that will take some breaking in. The bison is robust. Fucker can stand on its own

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Back detail

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Looks better when the leather pull tabs are removed. Locharron signature wool lining.

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Side pocket & grain detail

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Large internal cotton-lined chest pocket inside pocket on left

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Cotton lined sleeve with wool inner storm cuff

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Waist tab

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Pit venting

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Sleeves & waist were bang on to the measurements that I sent in. Meant to sit just below belt. No back shot but it ends just about the rear pockets

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Pretty nice score on the leather Betelgeuse Betelgeuse . Which one do you like the best.
I don't know hehehe I like the three of them but the one I use more is the 2nd one. I use it a lot with polos or casual outfits. The other two I usually use them with shirts.
 

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Picked up the Simmons Bilt today. Bless their hearts, their customs documentation resulted in zero customs, duties or taxes

It is a heavy beast that will take some breaking in. The bison is robust. Fucker can stand on its own

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Back detail

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Looks better when the leather pull tabs are removed. Locharron signature wool lining.

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Side pocket & grain detail

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Large internal cotton-lined chest pocket inside pocket on left

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Cotton lined sleeve with wool inner storm cuff

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Waist tab

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Pit venting

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Sleeves & waist were bang on to the measurements that I sent in. Meant to sit just below belt. No back shot but it ends just about the rear pockets

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Damn! That really nice!
 

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I don't know hehehe I like the three of them but the one I use more is the 2nd one. I use it a lot with polos or casual outfits. The other two I usually use them with shirts.
The lamb/sheepskin is light enough for the cooler weather?
 

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Are the two from the Mexican maker reasonably priced?
Yup. Considering the $USD/MXN rate it's a bargain and since they made everything in here and the raw materials are also local, it's a lot more cheaper. A lot of brands from here, like for example Cuadra (the shoemaker) is the source of the croc hides to Gucci. And even better, I got these two in a promotion, 2x1, so I paid $5,300 pesos for both of them that is $289.22 dollars.

Regular price is $5,300 ($289.22) for the burgudy one and $3,800 ($207.36) for the brown one.
 

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Yup. Considering the $USD/MXN rate it's a bargain and since they made everything in here and the raw materials are also local, it's a lot more cheaper. A lot of brands from here, like for example Cuadra (the shoemaker) is the source of the croc hides to Gucci. And even better, I got these two in a promotion, 2x1, so I paid $5,300 pesos for both of them that is $289.22 dollars.

Regular price is $5,300 ($289.22) for the burgudy one and $3,800 ($207.36) for the brown one.
Can't beat that!
 

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Hey guys,

Now that I have some leather jackets, I know they should be clean professionally but I want to ask, is there something I should do with them to maintain them? Like for example with shoes, we use a lot of stuff to keep them, at least conditioner and cream, is there something like this for leather jackets?

Also I read that if you don't have propper hangers it's better to roll them and store them in a drawer?
 

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Hey guys,

Now that I have some leather jackets, I know they should be clean professionally but I want to ask, is there something I should do with them to maintain them? Like for example with shoes, we use a lot of stuff to keep them, at least conditioner and cream, is there something like this for leather jackets?

Also I read that if you don't have propper hangers it's better to roll them and store them in a drawer?
Yes, some kind of conditioner every now and then would be good. Mostly just leave it alone. You don't need to clean it unless it gets filthy dirty or you fall in the mud.

Hang it anywhere. You're thinking of sweaters that you roll, not leather.
 

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Yes, some kind of conditioner every now and then would be good. Mostly just leave it alone. You don't need to clean it unless it gets filthy dirty or you fall in the mud.

Hang it anywhere. You're thinking of sweaters that you roll, not leather.
What conditioner would be good?
 

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Mostly just leave it alone. You don't need to clean it unless it gets filthy dirty or you fall in the mud.
New jackets need nothing for years in terms of conditioning & cleaning.
 

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If you have ever seen a Brooks leather bicycle saddle/seat go all floppy and unusable after too much conditioner you will understand a bit more about conditioning leather.
 

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I liked the grain and it is still a heavy & robust hide. Plus it was on special for 20% off. Can't beat that
Either that sale is still going four years later or they shut down soon after you got your jacket and they never pulled the website down!
 
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