This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It has a pleated half-belt back, a Talon zipper front with sunburst stopbox and a zipper on the breast pocket which I have never seen before. The pockets are flapped and it has button cuffs.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid to late 1940s. It has a yoked front and back with double breast pockets, button adjuster cuff straps, a belted back and a Talon zipper front. It has a quilted lining.
This vintage jacket was made in Canada and was sold by the Maritime Campus Store of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has “Dalhousie University” on the back, a black and gold color scheme, a D patch on the front, with a Dalhousie crest and “science” patch. It has a black denim lining.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1960s. It is missing its label, but with its late-starting zipper, one snap collar and plain back, it most closely resembles Brooks’s early cafe racers of the period. It has bi-swing shoulders and zipped cuffs. Pocket zips are Talon and cuff zips are Serval. The main zipper has been replaced with a later YKK, It’s a very simple, stripped down racing shirt type pattern, with no extraneous seams or pockets. The cuffs are open style. With the wear and various repairs, this jacket’s clearly seen some action and some love.
This vintage jacket was made around 1943, and started off life as an electrically heated CFN-24 flight suit, made with Colvinex metal yarn. It has a wartime Talon zipper with a bell shaped pull and an unmarked deco stopbox. It has a snap throat latch and double snap under collar closure. These Colvinex suits were popular post-war as motorcycle jacket conversions, as they were extremely well made, durable, inexpensive as surplus, and due to their separable bottom zippers, could be cut down into a jacket style with relative ease.
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.