1940s Sport Jack

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272122939508

This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s by Sport Jack from horsehide leather.  It is a half-belt style, with a Talon zipper front and both handwarmer and flapped cargo pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/4″ (doubled = 44-1/2″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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Horsehide aviator jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401074593383

Tagged size: 46

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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Windward horsehide jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401050452234

This vintage jacket was made in the early-mid 1950s under the Windward label for Montgomery Ward. It is made of horse hide leather in a surcoat length half-belt cut. It has handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and flapped cargo pockets.  The jacket has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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1950s horsehide leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272095253905

This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s.  It is made from brown horsehide leather with a Talon zipper.  It has elasticized sides, a front and back yoke, an angled chest zip and handwarmer and snapped cargo pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1930s Cossack jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272084670989

This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid 1930s.  It is made from heavy leather, with an incredible grain to many of the panels.With such heavy wear and differences panel to panel, it’s hard to make a definitive asdessment of the leather,  Panels like the back feel distinctly horsehide, but some of the grainier ones remind me more of a heavy buckskin. Either way, phenominal grain and patina.  It is an early style Cossack jacket, with a leather waistband and short rounded collar. The front of the jacket has some rare detailing, with yoked shoulders leading to a vertical front seam.  It has handwarmer pockets with flapped top entry pockets.  The handwarmers close with large early production United Carr snaps of a variant I have never seen before. They are trimmed with scalloped stitching. The main zipper is an early (mid 1930s) sunburst stop box Talon which has been repaired at some point with a 1950s slider. The zipper needs to be replaced. The back is yoked, with a half-belt, center seam and decorative pleats. There are stitched eyelets to the underarm panels. The jacket is missing the lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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1930s Alaskan horsehide jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401045337942

This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid 1930s by Alaskan from genuine front quarter horse-hide.  It has a pin-lock grommet zipper made by Talon. The jacket has a half-belt, a yoked back and really nicely detailed pleats, which mirror the detailing on the pockets.  There are side adjusters and cuffs with double buttons.

Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/4″

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Cushman Japan grizzly jacket repro

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401029083718

This vintage jacket was made by high end Japanese repro company, Cushman.  It is based on a mid 1930s Grizzly (Laskinlamb) jacket.  The jacket is made of horsehide leather and sheepskin, with a paneled construction.  It has a Talon zipper, which appears to be a combination of a repro tape and stopbox with a vintage slider. It has a plaid lining, is belted and has grommet reinforcement at the zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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