Pioneer Scooter Club jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271203622483

This vintage jacket was made in the mid 1950s. The label is missing, so the maker is currently unknown. It is made from a gabardine material, with a conmar zip, and pick stitched collar and pockets. There are elastic panels at the side of the waistband, and button adjusters on the cuff. The Pioneer Scooter club was active in San Francisco starting in 1960. Around this time, this ricky jacket was retrofitted for scooter use with leather elbow patches, and a club patch and pin. From the wear and staining to the jacket, it is clear that the original owner was active within the club membership. Scroll down the listing to see photos of an early “Pioneer Scooter Club” rally. Lots of Vespas and Lambrettas, and the club patch clearly visible.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″
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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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McGregor Two Tone Hollywood Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281030607055

This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s by McGregor.  It is a classic two tone hollywood jacket, with brown sleeves and collar, and a sand colored tweed front and back, with a subtle lime green overcheck.  It has a three button front, with patch pockets. It is half lined and unvented.  There is heavy mothing throughout.
Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length: 31″
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1930s Dobbs Western

The real deal- a big ’30s Dobbs western sold by Desmond’s of California. No interest when I sold this one- ended up losing money on it. Everyone wants a “Stetson” and are willing to pay big for the brand name. People will pay big for Dobbs fedoras, but they just didn’t become iconic in the western market in the same way.

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