at 06:55 AM
I bought a 618hh in the haIf of January, I wear it 5 /6 times and the Ieather is aIready changed. I dont think you have to wait 10 years. This is the "vintaged era", but for me NEW and SHINY is cooI !!
at 11:12 AM
There is no quick fix to remove the finish on the jacket. It will become vintage in appearnce with time and wear, te more you wear te jacket the sooner it will age. If you have not worn the jacket and the tags are still on the jacket, you can return the jacket and get the 654VN which is the vintaged leather for this style.
at 12:23 PM
For what it's worth, I have tried on the 626 and 654 jackets and found a good fit, only to find that I needed a size larger in the 626VN and the 654VN. The process that gives the leather that "vintage" look, also appears to shrink the leather somewhat and make the jacket tighter, at least that's what I found. Anyway, just be careful with size if you swap out the regular finish with the vintage without trying it on first.
at 08:25 PM
I dunno. For me (anyway), the whole point of a good leather jacket is making it yours by close and steady association. Just wear it and you will vintage it to your specs. And sooner than you think.