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.
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.
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.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the early 1950s. It is made for suede leather in a casual style with a knit collar, handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and knit waistband. It has a crown zipper.
This vintage jacket was made in the 1960s-early 1970s and was worn by a rancher in Livingston, Montana. It is made from heavy roughout leather, with a sherpa lining. The pockets have had matching leather sewn overtop.
This vintage leather motorcyle jacket was made in the early 1950s. It is made from heavy black leather, with central talon zipper front, epaulettes, belt loops, lace-up sides and zipped pockets. It has stitch holes where badges/patches were removed- this style was most commonly worn by police officers. It has a quilted lining.
This vintage leather jacket was made by the J. Churchill Glove Company of Centralia, Washington, manufacturer of quality leather clothing since 1898, under their Malamute line. The jacket has a band collar, no pocketsand Scovill snaps up the front.
This vintage leather jacket was made in Sweden for their army. These were used by motorcycle despach riders and tank crews. They were made in leather and green canvas versions, this is the simplified of the leather version, with the snap closure at the waist and collar rather than the more complicated hook closure. Made from heavy black leather, it has epaulettes, an asymmetrical closure, band collar, handwarmer pockets, belted adjusters at the cuffs and a large map pocket in the center of the chest. The jacket is blanket lined, with an internal snapped wind flap. The original changeable ring-back buttons have been either switched out or modified to be wired onto backing plates. These coats were cut oversized, with broad shoulders and long sleeves. Someone has added shoulder pads inside, which square up the broad shoulders. They are easily removed.