1960s Brooks leather racing shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272114953124

This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1960s. It is missing its label, but with its late-starting zipper, one snap collar and plain back, it most closely resembles Brooks’s early cafe racers of the period.  It has bi-swing shoulders and zipped cuffs.  Pocket zips are Talon and cuff zips are Serval.  The main zipper has been replaced with a later YKK, It’s a very simple, stripped down racing shirt type pattern, with no extraneous seams or pockets. The cuffs are open style. With the wear and various repairs, this jacket’s clearly seen some action and some love.
Pit to pit:  22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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WWII Colvinex flight jacket

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This vintage jacket was made around 1943, and started off life as an electrically heated CFN-24 flight suit, made with Colvinex metal yarn. It has a wartime Talon zipper with a bell shaped pull and an unmarked deco stopbox. It has a snap throat latch and double snap under collar closure.  These Colvinex suits were popular post-war as motorcycle jacket conversions, as they were extremely well made, durable, inexpensive as surplus, and due to their separable bottom zippers, could be cut down into a jacket style with relative ease.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22-3/4″

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Cut down CFN-24 Colvinex flight suit

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This vintage jacket started life off as a WWII CFN-24 Colvinex flight suit.  These were popular motorcycle jacket conversions post war, due to the relative impracticality of a full length leather flight suit in civilian life, and due to their ease of conversion, with the front zipper having a separable bottom. It is made from goatskin, with a mouton collar, Conmar zipper, chinstrap, under-collar throat latch and belted waist.  The owner of this one opted to cut his off at a 3/4 length, requiring it to also be zipped down from the waist to be put on.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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CFN-24 Colvinex flight suit

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This vintage CFN-24 flight suit was made during WWII from goatskin. It is electrically heated, with Colvinex metal core yarn. It has a zip front, zip fly, and zippers running the length of the legs.  These were popular to convert into motorcycle jackets post-war due to the zippers having separable bottoms.  One of the zips is Korea-era replacement Talon, the others are all WWII manufacture.  There are electrical leads on the chest, at the waist and at the wrists to hook to heated gloves. It has a belted waist and patch pockets on the thighs.

Tagged size: 36
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Inseam: 28-1/2″

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Jo-O-Kay suede jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s by Jo-o-Kay.  It is made from heavy suede leather, with a snap front, pleated pockets, and a belted waist.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31-3/4″

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Penney’s Suede Jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the early-mid 1950s and was sold by Penney’s.  It is made for suede leather in a casual style with a knit collar, handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and knit waistband.  It has a talon zipper with the wide ribbed stop box design.
 
Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22-1/4″

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