Man Stuff #1 – Leather Jackets and Aviators

Some while ago in our previous life, we had a project to build a large shed at the bottom of our very tiny garden, to house Mr H’s tools, Mr H’s motorbike, Mr H’s racing bike and assorted items of Mr H’s abandoned gym equipment.  The day before we pooled our joint resources to purchase materials and commence construction we foolishly went out shopping and came home with a rather expensive but fabulous leather jacket for Mr H ( and a rather nice pair of boots for me, but that’s completely beside the point).  One half of the shed money gone, the project remained on hold for several months, much to the amusement of our brother-in-law who had promised to help me build it (Mr H’s idea of DIY in those days being rather more YDI – You Do It.) and who referred to the jacket as ‘the Shed’ from then onwards.  Some years down the line I have no idea if the building is still standing but the jacket is still fabulous and going strong.  Here are some manly pictures starring ‘The Shed’, assorted manly accoutrements and a favourite pair of vintage Raybans, oh and a vintage Zippo for good measure………….

 ALL PHOTOS © JANE MORLEY

 

34 Comments Add yours

  1. west517 says:

    I can almost smell the leather!! What a great idea for a post! 🙂 …beautiful like always! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving! 🙂 — if you celebrate it 😀

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    1. Thankyou west! We don’t do Thanksgiving as a rule but it’s such a good thing to do I shall certainly enter into the spirit of the occasion tomorrow! 🙂 ‘see’ you Friday 😉 !

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      1. west517 says:

        Well I’ll say Happy Thanksgiving anyway 😀 as that’s the standard greeting here almost everywhere you go! 🙂

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      2. 😀 and to you and yours west!

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  2. Gorgeous! Mr FND’s leather jacket is still going strong but was partially ruined by a tin of paint.

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    1. Mine is even better than his, not because of the paint but because it was given me by a mail friend and was beautiful worn in. Most of the time Mr FND wears mine!

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      1. Please change that to ‘male’!

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      2. Twas understood, fret thee not 😉 !!

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      3. I can’t swap with this one, it’s so big the arms come down to my kness!

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    2. I daren’t ask sarah 😀 ! I do hope he doesn’t DIY in his leather jacket, if it’s anything like this one it weighs a ton and you can barely move your arms!

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      1. He doesn’t DIY in it, but I can’t now remember what happened. They are very heavy. These days I always need him to help me on with it!

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      2. Good for keeping out the cold! 🙂

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  3. Great shots – thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thankyou! and thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated!

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  4. Great photos! I love leather jackets. I’ve had several over the years. But mine have all been motorcycle jackets. The closest I’ve come to aviating is the Evel Knievel jumps I did on motorcycles and a little hang gliding in my youth.

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    1. Thanks very much! I shall have to try photographing the bike jacket too sometime! As for flying or hang-gliding I’m afraid I’m much happier with both my feet on the ground, although my head is definintely always in the clouds!

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  5. arttart4 says:

    It can only be a massive school boy error and total oversight that you haven’t been snapped (pardon the pun) up by Time Magazine, National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler or one of the very top magazines – your photographs are, quite simply utterly stunning.

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    1. You have me blushing arttart4 but I really do appreciate your comment, Thankyou! 🙂

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  6. Phil Taylor says:

    Brilliant pictures! Caught my eye immediately. I love that you call the jacket the Shed. Hilarious!

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    1. Cheers Phil, delighted that you like it! And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  7. Splendid……and only one inadvertent selfie, or should I say a ‘Morley main’… 🙂
    If ever I photograph glasses, I end up with a distorted version of my already huge head filling the frame……Not good!
    🙂

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    1. Glad you like them sh, in fact there are a couple of brief appearances from my hand and the top of my head but didn’t have time to Photoshop them out! Sorry to hear about the head dimensions – does this mean you fall over a lot or is just the weight of all that extra brain power? o_O

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      1. Your ‘Selfies’ were far less intrusive than mine would have been…It’s the head thing!
        Mine is physically truly colossal, I need customised motorcycle helmets….. off the shelf is not an option.
        I’d like to think it was brain, but, truth be told given my gargantuan skull size, if it were, I would be breaking new ground on particle theory, not struggling with colour printing.
        I think it’s probably fungal.
        o_O

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      2. Never fear sir! There’s many a merit to a mushroom o_O

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      3. Not when it’s between your ears.
        :-/

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      4. I’m sorry to say you have a point there :/ Oh well, can’t win em all o_O

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      5. At least when I snuff it, Mrs Shpics will be able to rustle up an interesting omelette with my bonce.
        There’s always a positive.
        😀

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      6. I think you may have just put me off mushrooms for life – I’m off for my steak, chips and er mushrooms now 😕

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      7. Oh dear…Sorry about that.
        But never fear, you’re probably tucking into Girolles or some other such delicacy…Mines just a water-logged old chestnut.
        🙂

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      8. Chestnuts are great – old or otherwise!! 😀

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      9. But water-logged?
        😦

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      10. Why indeed sir, Water chestnuts! You know the old Chinese sort – most excellent 😀

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      11. Whew…I feel better already.
        🙂

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