Fringed suede leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was custom tailored in Hong Kong by James S. Lee & Co, Ltd. for Lawrence J Gintner. It was probably made in the 1970s, and is brown suede, in a mod double breasted cut with ticket pocket. The back yoke and sleeves are fringed. The jacket has a blue and brown paisley lining. It has double vents.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length: 27-1/2″

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East West Musical Instruments style leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1960s – 1970s time frame, and is one of the coolest from that era I’ve seen in a long time. The western pictorial theme, with a desert landcape and a bird (or is that a “Gilded Palace of Sin” era Sneaky Pete pterodactyl?) put me in mind of Nudie’s rodeo tailors. The western yoking and brass studs on the front further that western theme. This style of jacket was pioneered by California’s “East West Musical Instruments” although this jacket isn’t nearly as complex as most of their output. There’s no, or evidence that there was one, so who actually made the jacket is a bit of a mystery. There is a standard style for the era “Medium” size tag. My guess would be it was made by a small custom leather shop. The jacket is leather, sewn rough-out. It has a snap front.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Waist: 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 22″

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William Barry leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made by William Barry, under their “Score One” label.  It is very close to a ’30s or ’40s halfbelt pattern, but with a bigger collar and front yoke. Halfbelt back.  Brass talon zipper.  The leather is relatively light weight. Chest: 21″Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″    Photobucket

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Europa Leather Jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in Uruguay the late 1960s through mid 1970s time frame by “Eropa Sport”. It has a classic short style, with three front patch pockets.  It has a 1930s influence to the back design, with its yoke, halfbelt with buckles, and pleats.  The jacket has a brass talon zipper and two interior pockets.Tagged size: 40Chest: 20″Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″   Photobucket

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Exotic Print Jantzen

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This vintage bathing suit was made by Jantzen in the late 1950s or early 1960s.  It has an exotic print green, blue, yellow and orange striped fabric, with a metal buckle bearing the Jantzen diving girl.  The front of the suit is lined and there is a key pocket.  The tag gives the size as a 32.  There is a draw string which ties on the hip.
Waist unstretched: 11″ (doubled = 22″)Waist stretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)Rise: 11″Side Seam: 7″ 
   
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