Langlitz

Discussion in 'Moto / Utility Jackets' started by smithcorona, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. eighty7h

    eighty7h New Member

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    Thanks Van. It's very similar to the Lassie Come Home Langlitz, which I really like but with fewer options and a few cosmetic differences. I am glad I went with the medium weight leather. I was a little undecided so I just followed their recommendation and the medium is very substantial. I think I am really going to enjoy this jacket.
     
  2. mtds

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    eighty7h:
    Beautiful jacket. I think the dark brown color will age well and the contrasting stitching was a great idea. No extra exterior pockets keeps it simple and it looks like a fit. Brfore soon, when you put it on, you will hear those words: "Hello, friend."
     
  3. eighty7h

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    Thanks mtds. I am enjoying the jacket a bunch. We're not quite on an "old friend" basis yet; but I can tell that we will get there and probably before long; since I have been trying to wear it as much as possible. I appreciate the nice comments. I wasn't sure about the contrasting thread at first, but I am really getting to like the look of it. My two Langlitz jackets are probably best fit of any that I own. I am very pleased with both of them.
     
  4. sealbeachbum

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    My Horsehide Langlitz Colombia was a California Highway Patrol Motor Officer's jacket back in the 1950's. It is 60 years old and still in fantastic condition! It is my favorite daily jacket when I ride my Harley. These jackets will last at least 100 years or more.

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  5. eighty7h

    eighty7h New Member

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    I would have to agree. Mine both feel like they could last 100 years...particularly this newest one. I've seen some pretty old ones and they seem to hang in there for a long time.
     
  6. mtds

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    Bill, does your jacket have special features other than the badge patch and the provision for a fur collar? Like wrist linings or a back belt strap or special-purpose pockets? Thanks.
     
  7. sealbeachbum

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    I don't think so.
     
  8. regius

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    Aging/Browning of black cowhide

    Most black hides, even when fully dyed through, tend to show white when freshly scrapped. Except the high end "over dye" from Johnson or FQHH from Aero (even the black from Aero). However, it seems that in time, with enough sun exposure or something, the whiteness age into brown, and the whole jacket turns brown. Am I observing a browning reaction of the leather??

    The Terminator II jacket by Bates was black when new, in the 1990s, but the artificial aging, or time, has turned it dark brown.

    I wonder how you can age the white underneath to brown?
     
  9. eighty7h

    eighty7h New Member

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    Another Langlitz. Just took delivery of a new Crescent about three weeks ago. It is black goatskin with only the additions of elbow patch pads and one additional interior pocket. The thread color is brown. Pretty much a stock Crescent with a Cossack collar. Like my other Langlitz jackets it is perfect for riding. As usual they got the fit just right. As you can tell, I am very happy with it. I don't have any photos yet, but will add some when I do. The wait time was less than a month...not bad at all!
     
  10. pawine

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    Look forward to seeing it. I received a black goat with brown stitching a couple of months ago (Cascade) and really love that combination.
     
  11. eighty7h

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    Thanks. This is my second jacket with the black leather/ brown thread combination and I think it looks pretty sharp. My other is from Johnson Leathers...the heavy black overdye cowhide. It is a nice jacket; and I can't complain because I knew what I was getting into, but very difficult to break in. The Langlitz goat as you know is comfortable right away. I am kind of sold on it.
     
  12. Superglide

    Superglide New Member

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    eighty7h:
    Beautiful jacket. I think the dark brown color will age well and the contrasting stitching was a great idea. No extra exterior pockets keeps it simple and it looks like a fit. Brfore soon, when you put it on, you will hear those words: "Hello, friend."[/quote]

    That's beautiful. I really like the dark brown these guys do. That whole creation looks great. Congratulations.
     
  13. eighty7h

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    Thanks very much. I like it a lot and it seems to just get better as time passes. A really good jacket for riding.
     
  14. mtdsstumps

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    Can't believe that you are still here, Tommer! I'm back, as mtdsstumps. I got discouraged and quit when all my "Inexpensive Jacket" posts' pics were deleted when I changed image hosts. Anyway I bought that jacket new in October 1972 for $78. It was originally a Cascade with "dress" collar, but it looked out-of-balance to me and I sent it back to have the collar replaced with a Cossack collar. (Langlitz sewed on the "Triumph" patches to cover some of the original collar snaps' holes.) If you look at the picture below, I stitched around the holes left in the tips of the lapels. That was a job. Anyway, I wore the hell out of that jacket. As you said, I sent it back to Langlitz a second time for the protective padding and had to settle for the darker brown because they no longer had the original shade of brown leather in stock.
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    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
  15. eighty7h

    eighty7h New Member

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    @mtdsstumps Hey. Glad to see you back. Always enjoy your posts.
     

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