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Offline SONIC.

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Jacket Break In?
« on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:18:56 »
Well I'v had motorcycle jackets for a while all already broken in because i buy them used. Good system.
I scored one off ebay the other day though and its really nice and vintage and all that jazz but it looks like its barely ever been worn. So its stiff and tight etc.

So i figured theres probably some jacket gurus on here.....
Wear it, i know thats the best option and I will, but in the mean time what should i do to break it in as much as possible?
Leather conditioner?
Dryer with some shoes?
Get it wet and wear it?
Crumple it 1000 times?

Any genius insight here?

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:22:50 »
Oil that jacket sir. I like to clean leather with saddle soap and then treat with mink oil or neatsfoot oil (buy the latter at a tack shop, they'll rake you over the coals for that stuff at a shoe or leather place).
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:28:47 »
Thanks Richypoo
I've got saddle soap and mink oil for:
you guessed it
my saddles

Maybe ill give it a go.

Keep 'em coming!

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:31:31 »
Ha ha ha

Looking online I see that you can get neatsfoot oil even cheaper if someone brings it to your house - but you know as well as anyone, I'd wager, that having a tack shop locally can be a big deal and I'd rather pay the extra couple of bucks to have a place to bring my boots and get made fun of.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Jacket Break In?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:33:53 »
I live 10 min from shelbyville tn, home of the worlds largest horse show. Tennessee walking horses go for upwards of a quarter mil around here, so yeah I know all about tack stores hahaha.

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:34:00 »
...and I could give a shit if Tandy stays open or not
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:35:06 »
I live 10 min from shelbyville tn, home of the worlds largest horse show. Tennessee walking horses go for upwards of a quarter mil around here, so yeah I know all about tack stores hahaha.

Morgans or GTFO
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Jacket Break In?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:53:49 »
Yup tn walkers blow I wouldn't give 50 bucks for one. I'm a quarter horse fan myself. Although my two favorite horses have been a retired race thoroughbred and an Arabian. Both complete assholes but a blast.

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Re: Jacket Break In?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 2013, 14:58:50 »
oil it ,put a bowling ball in it, and put it under your mattress and sleep on it for a week
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Jacket Break In?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 26, 2013, 15:02:55 »
oil it ,put a bowling ball in it, and put it under your mattress and sleep on it for a week
Hmmm that sounds....comfortable