Los Angeles Sportogs leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281051161461

This vintage leather jacket was made in California in the 1940s by Los Angeles Sportogs.  It is a battledress/ Ike jacket influenced style, probably produced just after the war.  It has stitched down epaulettes, a sptread collar and a front belt closure. The front is closed with a short deco sunburst talon zipper.  The front pockets and label are missing, but I have seen one other example of this jacket sell about four years ago, and another example in a Japanese vintage leather book.  I’ve rented this one out, and it has appeared on several album covers, including Deanna Bogart’s “Pianoland” and Merl Johnson’s “Better Man”.Chest: 23″ (doubled =46″)Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″    Photobucket

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