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Leather jackets

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I'm looking for a good leather jacket for riding. I really like the shorter, straight or slim fit style with no collar. One I have been looking at is the Icon retro Daytona. I like everything about it except the "poseur patches" and the price ($450). I did find it on Ebay for under $300, but I'm wondering how they can be so much cheaper.
I was also thinking I might like to get a jacket that had a zipper on the bottom, for attaching to leather pants, for whenever I finally decide to start racing, but I guess that I can get a full set of leathers when that time comes. I'm not opposed to a used jacket, as long as it's good quality and looks good. Any suggestions (or anyone have a cool old jacket they want to sell, I'm 6'2", 42" chest)? Thanks, Jimmy
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When I was teaching my Nephew how to ride last year, the first thing I did was buy him a jacket as a holiday present (he had to buy the rest of his gear). He's a really slim guy, and the Teknic Chicane fit really good and it's a nice looking jacket too. He had one slow-speed crash and the jacket provided excellent protection, no damage to him or it. It think I paid $275.00 on sale-bike show price, regularly about $350.
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