619/626 - wuh?
Took the plunge and just ordered one of the new 619s. But, I pretty much beat my brain up wondering if I shouldn't get a 626 instead. Its going to be part of the herd, but not riding range; this is for general wear. The 626 is less money and a helluva good looking jacket, but - the 619 is so fine looking. And - lets face it - expensive. But I like quality (like Oscar Wilde said; I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.) and Long Suffering Wife said "get whichever you want"; so I did. But I am still wondering what the crucial differences are between 'em? Is it just handwork? Seems the leathers are pretty much the same or close anyway. And what the heck is hand-oiled leather? Is the dinero devil truly in the details?