This vintage leather jacket was made in the early 1950s. It is made of Front Quarter Horsehide, in a classic motorcycle jacket cut, with an offset zipper, cigarette pocket, handwarmer pockets, epaulettes, belted waist and chest pocket. The main zipper is a Talon, of an design used in the early 1950s with a U shaped, wide rib, unmarked stopbox and square holed slider. The bell shaped zips on the sleeves are unmarked. The chest pocket zip has an enamel Triumph Twin badge and the front of the jacket has an American Motorcyclist Association enamel pin. The epaulettes have star studs and the jacket has bi-swing shoulders. The back panel has developed an amazing grain. The jacket has a quilted lining.
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It is a casual panel front design, with a suede leather front and colar detailing, and wool collar, sleeves and back. It has a knit waistband in the back, and a triple marked, decon sunburst stopbox Talon zipper, handwarmer pockets and sharply angled talon zipper closure breast pockets up front. It is fully lined.
This vintage jacket was made in Owatonna, Minnesota by Uber from deerskin leather. It is a pullover style, with a lace up front and side zipper. It has two C&C zip breast pockets and is lined. While the 44″ chest measurement would seem to suggest a size 40, trust me that with the pullover cut of this, it fits much better on a 36-38.
This vintage coat is a M-69 Aircraft Transport coat, made during WWII for the US Navy by Gordon & Ferguson. It is made of goatskin, in a double breasted, belted cut, with a mouton collar and full alpaca lining. The leather is in excellent supple condition save for a neat hole in the back of the coat and a single dry, cracking spot where the lapel meets the collar. Surely this damage on a coat which is in otherwise great shape has a story to tell.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1970s. It is a classic Columbia / CHP motorcycle style, with an offset zip (a heavy Talon), kidney panel with laced sides, epaulettes, zipped sleeves with mouton panels inside the cuffs, snapped belt loops and zipped handwarmer pockets. This one is made from a heavy, competition weight leather.
This vintage work jacket was made immediately after WWII. It is made of mackinaw wool, with leather cuff, sleeve and pocket details, typical of work jackets designed for railroad workers. The jacket has a Crown zip, knit waistband and is unlined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″
These vintage boots were made in the 1930s. They are a tall lace up field boot style, with speed hooks, the original metal tipped flat cotton laces, plain toes, nailed leather soles and rubber heels of a great design I haven’t seen before. They are a size 10 and measure 12″ heel to toe and 4-1/4″ at the widest point of the sole.
This vintage jacket was made in France by Lee Trevor Genuine Outdoor Clothing. It is made of heavyweight leather in a bone color. It has a large D-Pocket map pocket, handwarmer pockets and a flapped breast pokets with grommets in the same style as badge holders on police jackets. There are zippers on the sleeves, an attached belt, and lace-up side adjusters.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″
This vintage jacket was made in New York by Skaggerac Sportswear in the 1950s. It is a heavy double breasted, shawl collar sheeplined model. It is made of heavyweight steerhide with a black mouton collar, a square front yoke, scalloped back yoke. The grain on the leather is incredible. Though the tag dates it to the 1950s, the style, materials, style of lining with corduroy hem, etc. are all consistent with coats of this style made in the 1930s. This style of coat had gone out of fashion for the most part by WWII. It has a custom order handwritten size tag, reading a size 50. With a 58″ chest, it’s even generous for that size.
Chest (pit to pit): 29″ (doubled = 58″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 24″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33-1/2″