Leathers

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by fireguyq, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. fireguyq

    fireguyq Member

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    I am going to buy a leather jacket. I went to Langlitz Leathers in Portland last week. I really like their stuff and ever since I started riding in high school, I wanted one of their jackets. I want the Columbia. But, it is $1390.00, with options $1875.00! Gauntlet gloves are $100.00. Plus my girlfriend's Langlitz has shrunk (?) and I will be paying to have the alterations done.

    http://www.langlitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/columbia_2.jpg

    I don't want an import $169.95 jacket. I have looked at Fox Creek, Hillside USA, & Schott Leather. Those are in the $650.00 to $1050.00 range.

    What weight leather should I look at, goat, cow, horse? Armour? Brass zippers or Nylon? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    I like my local shop, small, Mom and Pop kinda place. I have one custom made for me jacket and another off the rack, (with alterations and a couple of patches).

    The custom jacket cost a little more than half of your base "Columbia". Don't remember the cost of the other jacket. I also have a pair of their chaps. They suited my desires, didn't care about the cost.

    They can be found here: Just Leather 2370 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose Ca. 95128 408-286-3450

    Yes, they will ship to you.

    Cheers!
    Ferrous
     
  3. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    The Schott horsehide is hard to beat and Fox Creek has some good stuff too
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Fox Creek is first rate stuff. Very heavy duty, customer service is great. I have years of great service from multiple products from them. I wouldn't go anywhere else at this point. FWIW, I would stay away from a nylon zipper. Armor is a personal thing IMO. Good luck in your search.
     
  5. 01 rk

    01 rk Active Member

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    Fox Creek makes quality products, I have one of their jackets, my wife just bought one, very well made, the price was around $350.
    Check out Walter Dyer their products are top shelf also, have one of their jackets going on 30years.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I bought mine at a motorcycle show outside Atlanta 5 years ago. Probably only medium quality leather/zippers, etc. but it came with a liner, keeps me warm, has lasted 5 years+, and cost me less than $150!
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    +1 on Fox Creek, especially the gauntlet gloves. My Jacket is HD, a very well made one, works for me.
     
  8. turnup

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    +1 here on the Fox Creek. Have several of their products. Just love the jacket I got from them a couple of years ago.
     
  9. Trek

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    ++1 on Fox Creek Leather. I have a jacket as well as my wife. Great quality and service. The best part is made in the U.S.A.
     
  10. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Trek hit the nail on the head...MADE IN THE USA