Granate Protektor Gauntlets by Wilson

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281022823601

These vintage gauntlets were made are “Granate”  Protektor sold by Wilson Brothers.  They are mitten style, with Wilson branded snaps.  They are in incredible condition, still soft and supple.  Perfect for motoring or motorcycle riding.  I’ve attached an ad from 1910 for similar models from the same company.  Size 9.

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German sheepskin jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281022585410

This vintage brown leather motorcycle jacket was made in Germany. It is shearling sheepskin, with leather detailing on the edges, pockets and adjuster straps.  It has decorative stitching, a double breasted front and two handwarmer pockets.  The female part of the middle snap is missing, and there is some discoloration on the collar.  It has raglan shoulders, and is marked a German size 46, which equates to a US size 36.  Due to the style of sleeve attachment and the cut, the chest measurement is significantly larger than the tagged size, but there is a dramatic drop from chest to waist, so please regard the tagged size of 36 as accurate.
Chest: 24″ (doubled =48″)
Waist: 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Length (collar to hem): 29″
Sleeve (Center of Collar to cuff): 34″
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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″
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Brown Columbia CHP jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271103006052

This vintage leather jacket is in the “Coumbia” motorcycle style, the type worn by the California Highway Patrol. This one probably dates from the late ’50s or 1960s.  Usually they come up in black, so the brown leather on this one is unusual. This style was made by most of the big California makers, Langlitz still makes a nice version.  Due to the lack of tags, it’s hard to be positive whether the jacket is horsehide or a heavyweight steerhide. One way or another, it has killer grain and patina.  The jacket bears stitch marks from a previous zipper, indicating the current ’70s manufactured one is a replacement.  Likewise, it appears the jacket has been relined at some point, going by the different color collar snaps on the inside.  The sleeve zippers are Serval, and the pocket zippers have brass chains. The main zipper is missing the prong and is in need of replacement.  The zipper on the right sleeve has jumped its track.  There is heavy wear to the left cuff, and wear and patina to the leather throughout.  There is a half inch stab through the leather near the main zipper which goes clean through the front of the jacket when zipped, through at least four layers of leather.  There must be a story there.  There are mouton panels in the cuffs to keep the wind out when the sleeves are zipped.  The are attachment snaps for a detachable collar, now long gone.
Chest: (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″ = size 42)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (collar to hem): 27″

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Sailor Pullover

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271103015014

This vintage canvas shirt jacket was made by Atlantis Ultimate Weathergear of Sag Harbour, New York.  It is a heavy navy blue canvas with two chest pockets and a lace up front.  There is some staining and fade to the material. It is raglan shouldered.
Chest: 23″ (doubled =46 = size 42)
Sleeve: 34-1/2″
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Du-Val Shawl Collar Corduroy jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271103027246

I’ve never seen another jacket like this.  It’s brown corduroy with patch pockets and a dinner jacket style shawl collar. Part hollywood jacket, part tuxedo, part smoking jacket.   It has a link style button closure with shiny brown sportswear style buttons.  It is unvented and has no buttons on the sleeves.  The jacket is fully lined, with one of the coolest labels I’ve seen.  The label states that the jacket was styled by Devonshire of Toronto, and the brand is Du-Val (The Most Durable Values) established in 1924.  There is a small spot on the left shoulder seam where the stitching has let go, but that would be easily mended.
Chest: 22″ (doubled = 44″ = size 40)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 31″
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Sportchief Hunting Vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281022639447

This vintage nylon vest was made in Canada by Sportchief quality outerwear.  It has a pile lining and a quilted nylon green nylon shell.  There is one pocket, and it closes with four snaps.  The cut and style is reminiscent of the iconic Brown’s Beach jacket vest.  There are period repairs to the shoulder seam, to some of the quilting, and to a tear on the front.  The stitching on the quilting is coming undone on many parts of the jacket and there is staining.  This saw a lot of wear during its lifetime.
Chest: 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″ )
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14″
Length: 26″

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Wheels of Man suede cafe racer

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271103039663

This vintage leather jacket was made in the late ’60s or 1970s.  It is heavy roughout cowhide suede.  It has a talon main zipper and talon cuff zippers.  The top collar snap bears the logo of the maker, Wheels of Man.  The jacket has an action back, two handwarmer pockets and zippped cuffs.  There is general wear and staining to the suede throughout the jacket.  The left cuff is worn and the stitching at the end of the seam has let go.  The right cuff has similar damage, and several small tears around the zipper.  The lining also bears the logo of the company and is stained, especially towards the bottom hem.
Chest: 23″ (doubled =46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Collar to Hem): 28″
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Olive Drab overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281022706925

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1940s by Jess Butz, on the U of P Campus, 3403 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.  It appears to have been an army private purchase piece, made of relatively lightweight wool in an olive drab shade.  It is a fly front single breasted overcoat.  The lining is pretty shredded and the coat is badly wrinkled. There is mothing throughout.
Chest: 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to Cuff): 25″
Length: 45″

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