Albert Richard leather jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by Albert Richards.  It is their “Shetland” model, made of “Satintan” horsehide, with a “Beavertex” mouton collar.  It has an alpaca lined body and quilted lined sleeves.  The main zipper is a post-war Talon.  The prong is still attached to the zipper tape, but is coming away from the body of the jacket, so a new zipper may be in order. The pocket zipper appears to have had the puller chain replaced with a piece of wire some time back.  The jacket has a one piece back, knit waistband and cuffs, epaulettes and flannel lined handwarmer pockets.  The leather is heavily grained with a great patina.  There is definite wear to it, and some small light patches of paint, but there are no holes or tears.  The knits have some mothing, and it looks from the difference in color that either the cuffs or the waistband are are replacement.  The aplaca pile lining shows wear, where bits of the pile have worn down to the fabric. There are three ventilation grommets under each arm.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19-1/2″
Length (collar to hem): 26″PhotobucketPhotobucket

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