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Old 02-26-2017, 07:49 AM   #1  
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I know this has been brought up previously in other threads, but I can't seem to find the info...
Goatskin vs. Calfskin, which is better??
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I know this has been brought up previously in other threads, but I can't seem to find the info...
Goatskin vs. Calfskin, which is better??
The one you have to pay 100 dollars more for.
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Goatskin is more durable and has a grainy looking leather. Calfskin is softer with a smoother texture. It will look nicer, but the durability is not as good.
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You can always tell when you're flying with a guy with a goatskin jacket, you can smell him while he is still on the jetbridge.

I had a goatskin back in the day at the regionals and have a calfskin now. Night and day, my calfskin is 4 years old now and is just as durable as day 1.
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Funny, I asked the same question a few months ago and the overwhelming response was "Get the goatskin." So that's what I did. Still haven't received it yet.
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My last (current) Perronne took about 4-5 months to get to me. Hence why I'm ordering now.... Going Calfskin, if it's nicer, I'll do it. Less durable; we get a new one every 3 years, right??
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My last (current) Perronne took about 4-5 months to get to me. Hence why I'm ordering now.... Going Calfskin, if it's nicer, I'll do it. Less durable; we get a new one every 3 years, right??
It's every 72 months. You can get reimbursed for the first one at 36 months. I have goat. It's 11 years old and I'm still trying to break it in. I would go goat.
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It's every 72 months. You can get reimbursed for the first one at 36 months. I have goat. It's 11 years old and I'm still trying to break it in. I would go goat.
I've now met my quota for learning something new.... And now am back to my original dilemma.....
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This month I bought my kids mid-term new shoes for school instead of a leather jacket. I'm sure I'll get around to it sooner or later, and I sure feel guilty about it for 3-4 days a month except for December when I didn't think about it at all for some reason.

(haha oh now I'm sad again)
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I love the discussion.

Goat skin sucks...thats plain and simple..haha

"Hey Steve, nice car. Yeah, I opted to get the goat skin leather put in"

"Hey, thats a nice bag you have.." "Oh yeah, its goat"

"This year I got my wife a beautiful goat skin jacket. Goat, as in "greatest of all time"..so you know its good"

---things never said, ever.
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