Brooks leather cafe racer jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401086968477

This vintage leather jacket was made in Detroit, Michigan by Brooks. It has Talon zipper and bi-swing shoulders.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/4″

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1960s Brooks leather racing shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272114953124

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.
Pit to pit:  22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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1930s-1940s aviator jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401045335421

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s.  It is made from brown capeskin leather in the aviator style so popular in that time period.  It has an offset zipper, broad lapels and collar, handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and zipped map pocket.  It has a half-belt back. The main zipper is an early Crown, with a square topped stopbox and teeth very similar to a Talon (pre-chevron teeth, pre-two way teeth). The back is painted with  nose art close to a Disney/Roald Dahl gremlin, with horned flight helmet and parachute harness, but with a pointy mosquito or bird nose. The lining is missing.

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

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Early 1950s one star motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401043381812

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.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21-3/4″

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1970s CHP leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272058847139

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.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Lesco leather motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272031198911
This jacket was made in the 1970s by Lesco. It is made of black leather, in a classic motorcycle jacket style.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 25″

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Lee Trevor white D-Pocket leather motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272009318870
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″

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Cafe Racer vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401007269832
This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s, in a classic band collar two pocket cafe racer style. It has a two snap collar, with a two-way female snap that can snap the extension tab back when not in use. It has a wind flap, Serval zipper and bi-swing shoulders. At some point, the sleeves were removed, likely due to some kind of damage, along with the lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1950s Harley Davidson Cycle Champ D-Pocket leather motorcycle jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400994652332
This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Harley Davidson Motor Cycles. It is made of genuine Front Quarter Steerhide leather. The jacket has an asymmetrical motorcycle jacket cut, with a D pocket, zipped breast pocket, zipped side pockets, open zip cuffs and epaulettes. The ends of all the pockets are trimmed and reinforced with four nickel studs. That is doubled on the epaulettes. The jacket has a quilted lining, and Serval zippers throughout. It bears a 1949 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label of the variant used from 1949-1962. The jacket is a dark seal brown.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″

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Vanson Bones Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271981581233
This jacket was made in the USA by Vanson leathers of Boston, MA. It is the “Bones” version of their biker style jacket, in heavyweight black cowhide leather, with stitched white leather bones. It has the quilted, Vanson branded lining, and Vanson branded zippers. Be sure to check out my other auctions for matching Vanson skeleton gloves in a size Large and Vanson bones chaps with a 23″ thigh.

Tagged size: 46
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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