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Topic: Finally.....got a Levi’s Menlo

I’ve been after a Levi’s Menlo jacket for a long time and finally got one today  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

First impressions are that the sheepskin is incredibly soft and the jacket lighter than I expected.

Thanks to James Brosnan for his advice and help  ajb007/martini

Here’s a couple of quick photos. What do you think?

https://i.postimg.cc/dQnzQ3fw/F7470-CB9-53-A1-4043-A3-F1-D25-BA44-B79-C5.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/br6MmVns/7561-C037-B151-4-BD5-B59-F-763824688509.jpg

Last edited by ichaice (11th Nov 2018 15:06)

Yes. Considerably!

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Welcome to the club! Enjoy your new jacket!  ajb007/martini

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I read somewhere that the numbers on the CW- code on one of the white labels inside the jacket indicates the year it was produced. I contacted Levi’s and they confirmed this. Two numbers indicate the week in the year and two numbers indicate the year itself.

Last edited by ichaice (8th Nov 2018 21:23)

Yes. Considerably!

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Enjoying Death wrote:

Welcome to the club! Enjoy your new jacket!  ajb007/martini

Many thanks  ajb007/martini

Yes. Considerably!

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Congrats!  Looks mighty fine, good sir!

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I second Enjoying Death... Welcome to the club ichaice. A motley global mob of dapper, rugged and stylish gents.

Here is my own Levi's 1930s Menlo... in cognac sheep leather. I am aware it's not the screen accurate colour, but as I have always said I never aim to copy 007. I just use the franchise's extremely expensive personal stylist for free  ajb007/lol . I tend to think of my style as 007-inspired.

https://i.postimg.cc/4YXk1nSf/Menlo.jpg

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Alec 006 wrote:

I just use the franchise's extremely expensive personal stylist for free 

Love this! And my sentiments exactly.

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My new Menlo get's it's first outing  ajb007/smile

https://i.postimg.cc/4d4tDzC0/IMG-0774.jpg

Yes. Considerably!

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ichaice wrote:

My new Menlo get's it's first outing  ajb007/smile

https://i.postimg.cc/4d4tDzC0/IMG-0774.jpg

You look great! It fits perfectly.

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Love it! Congrats on the new jacket.

I've been trying to find a size Small or X-Small of the 1930s LVC Menlo Leather Jacket and I've had no luck.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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I am still looking on the Bay to find one but the prices are ... indecent  ajb007/rolleyes

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Kladdagh wrote:

I am still looking on the Bay to find one but the prices are ... indecent  ajb007/rolleyes

I believe I saw one on eBay quite recently for about USD$900 in size S or M. Can't remember exactly. I'd say that's unfortunately the going rate for them now as they get rarer to find. I was lucky enough to get mine for around USD$700 IIRC but that was about 2 years ago.

I see there is one available now that's XL but it's ludicrously priced at €1250. All I can say is happy hunting!  ajb007/martini

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Enjoying Death wrote:
Kladdagh wrote:

I am still looking on the Bay to find one but the prices are ... indecent  ajb007/rolleyes

I believe I saw one on eBay quite recently for about USD$900 in size S or M. Can't remember exactly. I'd say that's unfortunately the going rate for them now as they get rarer to find. I was lucky enough to get mine for around USD$700 IIRC but that was about 2 years ago.

I see there is one available now that's XL but it's ludicrously priced at €1250. All I can say is happy hunting!  ajb007/martini

Thanks ... The chase still continue for me ...  ajb007/smile

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biale wrote:

Love it! Congrats on the new jacket.

I've been trying to find a size Small or X-Small of the 1930s LVC Menlo Leather Jacket and I've had no luck.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A size Small Menlo has just been listed on eBay - i use the App so can't post a link but you should be able to find it - I remembered your post so thought I'd post this back to you. Good luck!

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:
biale wrote:

Love it! Congrats on the new jacket.

I've been trying to find a size Small or X-Small of the 1930s LVC Menlo Leather Jacket and I've had no luck.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A size Small Menlo has just been listed on eBay - i use the App so can't post a link but you should be able to find it - I remembered your post so thought I'd post this back to you. Good luck!

Yes, good price too:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223532195128?ul_noapp=true

I got one recently and I wanted to ask anyone who's had one for a while: how do they wear? It looks like the darker, for want of a better word 'crispier'(!) bits could wear off- is it hardier than it looks?

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It's by far the nicest jacket I possess, incredibly soft but tough too. I haven't had any 'crispy bit' issues at all. Granted I haven't worn it in all weathers, but it's been rained on more than once and I've taken it on a few overseas trips. It's lost that initial 'new Menlo' smell though, which is a shame, 'cos I loved that smell.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Thank you!

emtiem wrote:
Charmed & Dangerous wrote:
biale wrote:

Love it! Congrats on the new jacket.

I've been trying to find a size Small or X-Small of the 1930s LVC Menlo Leather Jacket and I've had no luck.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A size Small Menlo has just been listed on eBay - i use the App so can't post a link but you should be able to find it - I remembered your post so thought I'd post this back to you. Good luck!

Yes, good price too:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223532195128?ul_noapp=true

I got one recently and I wanted to ask anyone who's had one for a while: how do they wear? It looks like the darker, for want of a better word 'crispier'(!) bits could wear off- is it hardier than it looks?