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What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

Flightengineer

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Still the "Hartmann" jacket (the pictures are from a few days ago... today it's 34°C, even if I love this jacket, I'll abstain).


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This jacket finally looks a lot like this original... which was my "reference" of the ultimate cyclist jacket I wanted to get :

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Great jacket!
Kermit, could you please send me your redundant extra Celsius? It's the coldest May on record here and I still haven't worn my A-2s outside, although the weather in May is usually like summer here, but these days it's still +10 C only day (+3 at night).
 
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Lord Flashheart

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Dave Sheeley Switlik M-422 repro today

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Kermit3D

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Great jacket!
Kermit, could you please send me your redundant extra Celsius? It's the coldest May on record here and I still haven't worn my A-2s outside, although the weather in May is usually like summer here, but these days it's still +10 C only day (+3 at night).

Oh, if I could...
But wait, it works ! Look ! the temperature drops in France (we lose 16°C in 3 days !)


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It should be warmer at your place from Tuesday :cool:
 

Dany McDonald

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I am familiar with trying to stretch a leather jacket in hot water, are you referring to a similar treatment?
Or its done before assembly to shock the skin and make it bloom?

Dany
 

mulceber

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I've never done hot water treatment, but it's not about stretching the leather. Apparently subjecting leather to hot (I assume shower-temperature?) water can bring out a lot of the character and make it look older than it is. It's a popular technique with Indy jackets, since it almost completely transforms lambskin and makes it look much nicer.
 

Dany McDonald

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I know it was about to make the leather mature, but cold water, rain water, will have the same effect on leather. When we refer to Hot Water, it's pretty much in a context of wanting to gain or even lose some cm's. Motorcycle jackets, the nice one's, always look good cause we wear them in pouring rain sometimes and then the sun come out and it dries nonuniformly too quickly and then the skin gains patina or character.

Dany
 
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