Jo-O-Kay suede jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272115053691

This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s by Jo-o-Kay.  It is made from heavy suede leather, with a snap front, pleated pockets, and a belted waist.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31-3/4″

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Suede rancher jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401061207459

This vintage jacket was made in the 1960s-early 1970s and was worn by a rancher in Livingston, Montana.  It is made from heavy roughout leather, with a sherpa lining. The pockets have had matching leather sewn overtop.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/4″

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1950s Zero King leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272095264228

This vintage jacket was made by Zero King Sports Apparel in the 1950s.  It is made of suede leather with a smooth leather collar.  It has a pleated back and side belt adjusters.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/4″

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Fringed Suede jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400989009964
This vintage jacket was made in the USA by Lariat from suede leather. It is fringed, laced and beaded with a three button front and handwarmer pockets.

Tagged size: Medium
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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Swedish Leather tanker jacket reproduction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400946560413
This vintage jacket was made in the 1980s France by Alvin York, heavily influenced by the eccentric design of the 1940s Swedish leather tanker jacket. There’s something interesting about a jacket being made in France, reproducing the style of a Swedish jacket of the 1940s, while using the name of Sgt. York, a WWI American war hero on the label. The jacket is made of heavyweight two-tone suede. Like the original, it has a band collar, an internal row of fasteners with a wide wrap which fastens by the side seam, and that oh so distinctive large map pocket right in the center of the chest. This version adds handwarmer pockets and trades out some of the fiddly buttons and fasteners of the original for simpler, and more practical given the material, snaps. Just like the originals, this one sports a generously oversized cut. While it’s a 1940s design, the whole package still looks futuristic today.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Waist (side to side): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Californian leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271906298389
This vintage jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under their Californian label.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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1930s German sleeved leather vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281596561896
This vintage jacket is made in a sleeved waistcoat style, with a five button front, turnback lapels, and four flapped pockets. It has a belted back and snap cuffs. The style of snaps used are typical of German manufactured leather jackets. It is fully lined, and is tagged a German size 54, which is equivalent to a US size 44. With a 45″ chest, I would say this would best fit a size 40-42

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled =45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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1930s fringed deerskin leather cossack jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271685853101
This vintage leather jacket was made in Mexico. This waist length, button front, leather waistbanded style with triangular side panels, patch pockets and side adjuster belts was popular in the early 1930s. This was the original cossack style jacket before the half-belt back models took over. As was typical of many early leather jackets, this one is unlined. It is marked a size 36 in pen but measures smaller, probably originally worn by a teen.

Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (Base of collar to end of fringe): 21″

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Ralph Lauren Suede Half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281501850469
This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label. It is made of brown suede leather in style heavily influenced by 1930s half-belt cossack work jackets. The jacket is zipper front, with a straight front yoke, and handwarmer pockets. The back is belted with side adjuster belts. The jacket has a tartan lining. With a 52″ chest, this would best fit someone in the size 46-48 range.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″

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Golden Fleece Half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271627578649
This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Golden Fleece from heavy suede leather. The jacket has a half-belt back and a Conmar zipper front, with a surcoat-style zipper attachment at the bottom. The jacket has a suit style breast pocket. The jacket has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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