Denim and Leather Brought us all together It was you that set the spirit free Denim and Leather Brought us all together It was you that set the spirit free -Saxon (heavy metal band), 1981 Play the song while you look at this post, go…
Tag: size XL
Y’all are going to be shocked when I say this, but brace yourself, I’m gonna say it anyway. Ready? Here goes: Sometimes Vancouver gets some chilly-ass rain in the winter. I know you’re shocked but please try to hold it in. Listen. We may have…
EDIT – somebody very lucky will be receiving these as a Christmas gift this year!
Viberg is a long-standing home-grown family-run boot-making (and lots more great hyphenated stuff) company in Victoria, BC. Viberg makes the best-made boots in North America, and I think in the world.
And sometimes they make shoes. Fancy, fancy shoes that are hotly desired, dissected and debated (plus other attractive alliterations) in groups of folks who are as leather-obsessed as I am.
These shoes have a story. Once upon a fairly short time ago, Viberg started experimenting with dipping items in natural indigo dye. The result is quite remarkably beautiful, as you can see, and will form a gorgeous patina in time.
This is quite a bit like the Viberg Derby Shoe (http://viberg.com/collections/footwear/products/derby-shoe-plum-calf), but is cut a tiny bit more like the service boot (http://viberg.com/collections/footwear/products/service-boot-tan-horsehide) around the counter. It has a gorgeous red Dainite sole.
We have not seen this anywhere in the regular run of Vibergs, and suspect it’s a custom jobbie. They look like someone wore them for three days on carpet and never moved their toes.
If you could get these shoes off the Viberg site, which you can’t, they’d cost you about $900 CAD to acquire them. (Viberg website catalog prices are in USD). Here they are for $450. If you have a manly-sized foot in a size between 12.75 – 13.5 (north american), come try them on!
This set is going to make a set of (size men’s 46) triplets very happy. All three are in perfect condition. There are two classic D-pocket Brando style, one in horsehide, one in steerhide, and one sleek cafe racer in gleaming hand-cut horsehide.
Sometimes we have a few things to carry. Small dogs, multiple types of earplugs and lip balm, flowers for the Significant Other, and the aforementioned grand piano… Fit them all in this vest. All of them.
Size men’s XL, Item #8121, $65 and dropping….
The real safe-for-riding top grain cowhide deal costs over $200 Canadian (we generally have those in store too) — but this bonded leather vest will set you back a mere $45 bones.
The sun beats down at a scorching 30 degrees celsius. The UV index climbs steadily higher towards 10. You’re on your bike, sitting in parking-lot traffic on the highway. The sun is hot, the air is hot, the pavement is hot, your bike is hot. The slight breeze against your neck pushes against your leather and gets no where. You’re sweating, hot, tired, and at this point, probably wishing for a mesh jacket.
Look no further! For now anyways. Also, no promises it will still be here unfortunately. This is an official Honda branded Joe Rocket mesh jacket. There’s a water resistant zip-out liner in case it rains, but for those hot days, let the air flow right through! There are tech pockets everywhere which are waterproofed to save your electronics from both the rain and your sweat! Ride cool and dry in this jacket because you’ll probably need it this summer!
Wheee! A local collector just dropped off a sweet chunk of his collection of vintage leather jackets, pants, jodhpurs, and military flight suits, ranging from World War 2 1940s to the 50s and up to the 1970s. These are mostly horsehide items, with some steerhide. Size 42, 44, 46 & 50 jackets. Size 36 – 38 pants.
You ever see that toothless old dog up for adoption, and hear the agency explain that a senior dog is a wonderful pet, and that it is looking for its forever home, with the unspoken assumption that forever ain’t so very long from now? Alright, keep that in mind while I tell you about this leather suit.
Let’s start with — it’s $99 bucks if you buy both jacket and pants. (Are you listening, longboarders?)
This suit has been used – a LOT – on the motorcycle track, and the owner has slid whooping with fearful glee along the asphalt three times in it. The knee pucks are so worn they’re only a step up from soda crackers. The leather, especially of the pants, shows considerable pavement nibbles. Some of the pocket zippers are dysfunctional, although all the main zippers are good. The pants have a hole in the textile behind the knee. The jacket has a hole in the textile in the armpit. This is still a very protective bit of gear, and will likely last quite a few more trips down memory lane on your elbows.
Made by Rubber Side Down. Jacket is solid leather and the pants are perforated leather.
Jacket: size 50, stock #3308, $65
Pants: size 40, stock #3309, $45
Buy both = $99 (they zip together; they’re littermates)
I usually don’t accept gear this far along in the natural life span of racing leather, but I guess I just wanted to see if I could help get this 2pc suit a forever home.
It’s June, and as all Vancouverites know, it’s the season for blistering hot weather. Okay, maybe there was a hailstorm today, but we know that hot weather is coming in July and August. And what does hot weather bring, she asks rhetorically? Answer: a line-up…
I’m putting this heavyweight jacket up because I’m incredulous. I think it’s over 12 pounds of leather. I’m considering moving out of my apartment and into this jacket. All I’d have to do is install a bit of plumbing and add some bookshelves. Harley Davidson…
Tons of folks have been asking me about the style of vest worn on the motorcycle outlaw show Sons of Anarchy. (I’m a guilty-pleasure kind of SOA fan, myself.)
Here’s a perfect example, made of a thick, soft leather. It’s fully lined, has four pockets on the outside and two on the inside (when you buy these vests from the manufacturer in the USA, they call them “gun pockets”, but here in Canada we’ll call them “slingshot pockets”)
It’s in new, unworn, utterly pristine condition. I’d call it an XXL or so. Would fit a tall, broad-shouldered type. More Chibbs than Jax, if you know what I mean.
The erstwhile owner wants $285 for it. Better come give it to him — he’s pretty tough-looking.
A daring, saucy, full-length leather dress. The back closes (well, “closes” is not the right term) by means of some very delightful hardware loops and a very long lace. Perfect condition, nice-feeling leather. Sizing is variable because of the lacing, but I’d call it an…
This ain’t your regular biker leather. This jacket was custom made for a big-shouldered guy. It shows no sign of wear, it’s full-thickness nice-feeling hide, and the craftswomanship on it is impeccable.
It’s thick. It’s heavy. It’s really heavy. It’ a whole cow’s worth of heavy leather jacket that you could throw over an army tank to protect it, or move your family into it during a bomb crisis.
As far as the ashphalt is concerned, this jacket is the Chuck Norris of protective gear. (Kickin’ ashph…. never mind.)
Anyhoo. $299. Works out to about $0.01 a pound. Come give it a try-on.