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View Poll Results: Which one would you recommend?

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  • Steele & Jones Ribby Merino

    3 42.86%
  • Bill Kelso Lambskin

    4 57.14%
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    World Traveler New Yorker Jones's Avatar
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    Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merino

    As these are similar in price? What do people recommend? I would like to get the Bill Kelso but the Steele & Jones Ribby Merino looks really nice, but haven't seen any reviews, anyone that has received one to post feedback. Thanks for your input.
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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    I've posted pics and comments on my Steele and Jones here if you have a look

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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    Here

    http://www.fortuneandglory.org/forum...s/2145-My-gear

    And here

    http://www.fortuneandglory.org/forum...-Jackets/page2

    I've not seen a Kelso in the flesh. If I had to speculate I'd imagine that the Kelso would be the sturdier real-world jacket but the Steele & Jones nails the Raiders look in the right leather. As Diego says himself the right leather is not top quality leather so if you want the look the downside is a slightly more fragile jacket . Having said that, I've worn mine a lot since I got it and its all in one piece still!
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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    I've not held a Steele & Jones (yet) but I imagine that leather is similar to what Todd uses. I've had a Todd's and, while I wouldn't go running through a briar patch with it, the leather was more than sturdy enough for normal day to day wear.
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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    The striated lambskin by Bill Kelso is second to none. Supremely high quality lamb that will last a life time. Not to mention SA too.

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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    Yes, I'm sure you're right but the question was about Kelsos grainy lamb.His striated lamb is more eexpensive I believe?

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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    Apologies. I was just throwing out a first-hand opinion to help broaden the range of search. But, since we are talking specifically about the grainy lamb, I only know of one person that has purchased it and they seem pretty satisfied.

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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    No need to apologise. If money were no object I'd go for a Kelso in the SL. The S&J was a good price and a good pattern....

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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    Actually I splurged and with it being my birthday soon (and my wife's blessing), I got the BK SL with their sale now.
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    Re: Which jacket to go with? Bill Kelso Grainy Lambskin or Steele & Jones Ribby Merin

    I'm looking forward to my Steele and JOnes (getting much closer now), but, if money were no object, I'd grab a Kelso too. In fact, if I didn't have some other stuff in the pipeline right now, I'd splurge because of the sale now too. I debated pulling the trigger on a Kelso that was on eBay for a while but I just didn't believe that the sizing would work. It was close enough to be awfully tempting, but, in the end, I decided it just wouldn't work.
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