Foster Sportswear motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281030496790

This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1940s by Foster Sportswear.  It has an asymmetrical zip front, a forerunner to the modern style epitomized by the Schott Perfecto.  While most jackets of this style turn up in horsehide or goat, this feels like it’s capeskin. Very nice and supple leather.  It has slash handwarmer pockets, with flapped cargo pockets and a diagonal zipped map pocket. At the time, this probably would have been advertised as an aviator style.

The jacket has a quilted body lining and flannel sleeves, with knit storm cuffs. It has a conmar pocket zipper and a conmar main zip, though the slider is missing on the main zipper.  There is one broken tooth about halfway up the zipper track, which is probably where it would have jumped. Somewhat surprisingly, the jacket does not have the standard half-belt back, opting instead for a paneled design with small elasticized side panels. The leather has some wear and patina, but overall is in very good condition. There is a small section of dropped stitching under the right armpit. The lining has a hole, see the photo. 
 
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (collar to hem): 26″

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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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