at 03:54 AM
Nevermind. Did some snooping on the forum and found out it was a limited J630VN and that they only made about 150? or so. D***. Offer still stands on anyone selling a small though!
at 02:42 PM
I was just looking for a large one of these and saw a small on CL you might want to look into.
Good luck, I'm hoping to find a large one day :(
at 05:47 PM
Ask and ye shall receive.
at 06:06 PM
Thanks eczerwonka. I'm just wondering how I could safely get that to South Carolina and not get scammed out of my money.
at 06:25 PM
Depends on how bad you want it ;) If it were a large I wouldn't have hesitated. I've tried to stop assuming everyone is out to scam you on Ebay, CL, etc. I haven't been burned yet, knock on wood. Not everyone is a crook.
at 06:33 PM
You could see if seller wants to do it via eBay, which has a dispute process. I've never had any problem using eBay and have received 80 items. By sending payment to their email address via Paypal there is electronic documentation of the transaction. Further document it with all the necessary details in an email agreement. From a Business Law collegiate class that constitutes a contract. Many people enter into business contracts with just verbal agreements. I met someone online a few years ago who was selling a Chrome Hearts wallet and we agreed beforehand that the item would be shipped via the USPS along with a proof of delivery that was trackable online. I paypal'd him the payment and he shipped it to me the very next day. All we used was email correspondence. Small Claims Court could also be used for disputes. Sellers want to sell, probably even more so than buyers want to buy. You could even offer to pay the nominal seller's fee for the item to have the seller use eBay, if necessary. I've only had positive experiences in entering contracts where complete strangers would be shipping me items. And if it wasn't positive, I'd go through the dispute processes.
at 07:19 PM
Yeah I use ebay all the time but have never done the private auctions. The paypal route would be best I'm guessing. We'll see how it works out. Thanks for the insight.
at 12:33 PM
Reviving an old topic....
Just picked one of these up off ebay, but if it's a horrible fit when I get it home I'll re-sell it. Just a heads up.
What was the sizing like on these? Anyone? I picked up a 42, but not sure how it will fit. I'm 5'10"ish, 39"chest, 33" waist, 23" from pit to wrist but hope the jacket covers much more. Only worry I have is arm length when riding as I hate sleeves riding up which they do on most all my jackets. I know this isn't a protective jacket and I'm ok with that.
at 07:51 AM
The style J630VN was produced in the graded sizes such as S, M, L not in the actual chest sizes such as a 42. if the jacket is in a chest size then it is probably not this style. Gail
at 08:13 AM
Weird. Really hope it's not a scam. The seller seems legit so who knows. Here is the listing. Pics are not the best but from the looks of it they "seem" right.
Edit: Just saw the paypal contact info and this is who listed it
So hopefully it is legit, just the size not listed correctly. Thanks for the info Gail.
at 11:14 AM
Pretty sure he's legit. The seller posts all over filmjackets.com. He's got his own store and works directly with Vanson to produce film replica jackets. Seems to be a stand up guy judging by what customers post at the other forum.
Good find. Out of my price range tho.
at 11:32 AM
I was actually considering a Panther or a Knockhill so the $400 for this jacket is probably more than it's worth, but still considerably less than what I was about the spend on a Leather Belstaff. I'd be happier if this were armored and thicker but you can't change your tastes as much as you might try. I'll just have to make sure I ride even more carefully :)
After seeing where this gentleman tends to post I'm not worried at all now. Still wondering about the sizing though.
at 05:29 PM
The Hein Gericke Paris Dakar jacket is highly similiar to the trialmaster and is a legend in its own right. I got two of them off ebay. Arguably, its a better riding jacket due to built in ventiliation and padding in the elbows and shoulders.
Nice find anyway on the Schott. I would have bid on that jacket if I didn't have so many already!!
at 07:44 PM
Thanks for the info, that is a great jacket, and it looks to be a great mix of form/function. Nice bike as well. Here is a pick of my baby (in a sea of Harleys) and my current jacket, a summer Roadmaster I dyed brown (it was sand colored) to hide the road stains/embeddedgrime. I'll be on the lookout for one of those Dakar jackets. I have a real problem of picking form over function in regards to bikes and gear and I have a real sickness in regards to Belstaffs for some reason :( Hopefully this J630vn fits. Sorry to totally hijack this old thread.... just excited to finally find one of these.
at 09:06 AM
Oh no, I found a thread by that gentleman at the film jackets site where he mentions that he cut up the original belt and had it sewn on to look similar to a pic of the Belstaff worn by Will Smith in I am Legend. I could kill someone right now.
WTF! Any chance there are any old belts for this lying around lol? I am Legend style? How would anyone know what that really means? Who would think that means cutting up the original belt?