This vintage leather motorcyle jacket was made in the early 1950s. It is made from heavy black leather, with central talon zipper front, epaulettes, belt loops, lace-up sides and zipped pockets. It has stitch holes where badges/patches were removed- this style was most commonly worn by police officers. It has a quilted lining.
This leather jacket is made in the “Columbia” style, pioneered by Langlitz leathers. This style is also known as the CHP / California Highway Patrol. This particular one was sold by “Leather Man”, and is a size 50. It has quilted, padded shoulders and elbows, an asymmetric zip, and zip cuffs with sheepskin storm cuffs. This is made of extremely heavyweight leather.
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Waist: 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem, down back): 22-1/2″