Ok.. seen this jacket back in the Aviator in 2004 or so.. ANd I fell in love with it.
You can immediately see it is a thicker leather. Beautiful..
Never found one for a decent price since then BUT then recently, german Ebay was full of these in beige.
First I thought it was fake.. And the price was TOO GOOD.
All of them were XXL (more L/XL and thanks God fits my frame perfectly). So I took a shot..
So I pulled a trigger.
Indeed when it arrived, all the tags still on; nice little touches, vintage "Bell and Staff" logo. Summer version I suppose. Nice nappa leather.
But it was so BEIGE. I mean more white than beige and once I put it on, I looked as if I were working in a local bakery..
They were like this one (borrowed pics; didnt take my own back then:)
And I added an extra brass popper (matches the jacket) just in order to have a closable pocket in front (visible pockets are the only pockets on the blouson - none inside whatsoever)
This baker uniform had to GO AWAY. So I decided to recolor it. By myself. Didnt want to sell it.
And you know how I like to improvise and do experiments. Thats the point of life :) viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6195797viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6195254
Soo.. This is the finished job :) And cant wait for the Spring now.
Not quite as lean as DiCaprio in the movie but hey.. (sorry my Note camera is busted and taking too much light in)
I am pretty happy with the color shade; afterwards I waxed the surface few times and looks even better and lively than in the photos.
I love the breast flap button hold strip detail.
What do you think? :)