1930s half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272099329843

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. Made from capeskin leather, it has a bell shaped Conmar zipper front, a buttoned throat latch, belt back, side adjusters and pleated back.

Tagged size: 46
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/4″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Windward horsehide jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early-mid 1950s under the Windward label for Montgomery Ward. It is made of horse hide leather in a surcoat length half-belt cut. It has handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and flapped cargo pockets.  The jacket has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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1950s horsehide leather jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s.  It is made from brown horsehide leather with a Talon zipper.  It has elasticized sides, a front and back yoke, an angled chest zip and handwarmer and snapped cargo pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Early 1950s one star motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401043381812

This vintage leather jacket was made in the early 1950s.  It is made of Front Quarter Horsehide, in a classic motorcycle jacket cut, with an offset zipper, cigarette pocket, handwarmer pockets, epaulettes, belted waist and chest pocket.  The main zipper is a Talon, of an design used in the early 1950s with a U shaped, wide rib, unmarked stopbox and square holed slider.  The bell shaped zips on the sleeves are unmarked.  The chest pocket zip has an enamel Triumph Twin badge and the front of the jacket has an American Motorcyclist Association enamel pin. The epaulettes have star studs and the jacket has bi-swing shoulders.  The back panel has developed an amazing grain. The jacket has a quilted lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21-3/4″

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1930s leather and wool jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401029094981

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s.  It is a casual panel front design, with a suede leather front and colar detailing, and wool collar, sleeves and back.  It has a knit waistband in the back, and a triple marked, decon sunburst stopbox Talon zipper, handwarmer pockets and sharply angled talon zipper closure breast pockets up front.  It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 34-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Uber pullover leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272050105305

This vintage jacket was made in Owatonna, Minnesota by Uber from deerskin leather.  It is a pullover style, with a lace up front and side zipper.  It has two C&C zip breast pockets and is lined. While the 44″ chest measurement would seem to suggest a size 40, trust me that with the pullover cut of this, it fits much better on a 36-38.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27″

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USN M-69 Aircraft Transport Coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401032519472

This vintage coat is a M-69 Aircraft Transport coat, made during WWII for the US Navy by Gordon & Ferguson.  It is made of goatskin, in a double breasted, belted cut, with a mouton collar and full alpaca lining. The leather is in excellent supple condition save for a neat hole in the back of the coat and a single dry, cracking spot where the lapel meets the collar.  Surely this damage on a coat which is in otherwise great shape has a story to tell.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″

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