Early 1940s Sears topline leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281450526551
This jacket was made in the early to mid 1940s and was sold by Sears under their Topline label, which they used for leather jackets primarily during the years of WWII. The jacket is made of capeskin leather, smooth side out for the collar and lapels and rough side out for the body and sleeves. The jacket is cut like a sportcoat. It is unvented and has a sporty flapped breast pocket. The jacket is fully lined, and has the Sears Topline Sportswear label inside. Inside the pocket is a 1939 union label and the original size tag.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

 photo IMG_0001.jpg

 photo IMG_0002.jpg

 photo IMG_0003.jpg

 photo IMG_0005.jpg

 photo IMG_0006.jpg

 photo IMG_0008.jpg

 photo IMG_0009.jpg

 photo IMG_0010.jpg

1960s Suede Californian leather Norfolk jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281384906338
This vintage leather jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under the Californian label. It takes heavy stylistic cues from the Norfolk jackets of the 1910s and 1920s. The jacket has two breast pocket flaps with chest pleats, a full attached belt, flapped hip pockets, and a pleated back with a scaloped yoke. The jacket is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

 photo IMG_0018-8.jpg

 photo IMG_0020-5.jpg

 photo IMG_0023-5.jpg

 photo IMG_0025-4.jpg

 photo IMG_0027-3.jpg

 photo IMG_0028-6.jpg

1930s Grommet Zipper half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281272035995
This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid 1930s. It is made from capeskin leather, rough side out. As was typical of these early-mid 1930s lightweight half-belt windbreaker styles, this one is unlined. It has an riveted “grommet” Talon zipper, a style which was produced from the early-mid 1930s, before being joined, then replaced by the deco “sunburst” style stopbox. The slider is an early style, with rays on the slider, a small hole puller, and an attachment section which is more oval shaped than those produced later in the 1930s. The jacket is a waist length Cossack style, and has a fancy pleated, belted back with side adjuster belts.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

 photo IMG_1481.jpg

 photo IMG_1515.jpg

 photo IMG_1483.jpg

 photo IMG_1484.jpg

 photo IMG_1486.jpg

 photo IMG_1487.jpg

 photo IMG_1488.jpg

 photo IMG_1489.jpg

 photo IMG_1490.jpg

 photo IMG_1491.jpg

 photo IMG_1492.jpg

 photo IMG_1493.jpg

 photo IMG_1494.jpg

 photo IMG_1495.jpg

Fringed suede leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271378703217
This vintage leather jacket was custom tailored in Hong Kong by James S. Lee & Co, Ltd. for Lawrence J Gintner. It was probably made in the 1970s, and is brown suede, in a mod double breasted cut with ticket pocket. The back yoke and sleeves are fringed. The jacket has a blue and brown paisley lining. It has double vents.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length: 27-1/2″

 photo IMG_1286.jpg

 photo IMG_1287.jpg

 photo IMG_1288.jpg

 photo IMG_1289.jpg

 photo IMG_1290.jpg

 photo IMG_1292.jpg

1940s Zero King Hollywood Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271370802233
This vintage Hollywood jacket was made in the 1940s by Zero-King. It has a wool gabardine body, and suede leather trim with fringe. It has button adjusters on the sides, and leather cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 28″

 photo IMG_1112.jpg

 photo IMG_1113.jpg

 photo IMG_1114.jpg

 photo IMG_1117.jpg

 photo IMG_1118.jpg

 photo IMG_1119.jpg

 photo IMG_1120.jpg

 photo IMG_1121.jpg

 photo IMG_1122.jpg

1930s capeskin suede Halfbelt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271370357479
This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s. It is a halfbelt style in a hip length. It has a belted back with pleated detailing. It has flapped hip pockets and zipper chest pockets. The main zipper is a sunburst Talon and the pocket zippers are also Talon.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21″
Length: 26″

 photo IMG_1065.jpg

 photo IMG_1066.jpg

 photo IMG_1077.jpg

 photo IMG_1068.jpg

 photo IMG_1075.jpg

 photo IMG_1073.jpg

 photo IMG_1071.jpg

 photo IMG_1070.jpg

 photo IMG_1078.jpg

 photo IMG_1079.jpg

 photo IMG_1080.jpg

East West Musical Instruments style leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271306455788
This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1960s – 1970s time frame, and is one of the coolest from that era I’ve seen in a long time. The western pictorial theme, with a desert landcape and a bird (or is that a “Gilded Palace of Sin” era Sneaky Pete pterodactyl?) put me in mind of Nudie’s rodeo tailors. The western yoking and brass studs on the front further that western theme. This style of jacket was pioneered by California’s “East West Musical Instruments” although this jacket isn’t nearly as complex as most of their output. There’s no, or evidence that there was one, so who actually made the jacket is a bit of a mystery. There is a standard style for the era “Medium” size tag. My guess would be it was made by a small custom leather shop. The jacket is leather, sewn rough-out. It has a snap front.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Waist: 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 22″

 photo IMG_0013-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0015-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0014-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0016-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0017-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0018-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0019-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0020.jpg

 photo IMG_0026-1.jpg

1930s Suede Leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281142062357
This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1930s. From the rare variant of Talon zipper, it can be dated to about 1936 or 1937. It is made of brown suede leather, in a classic utility jacket style. From the sizing, I’d say this was made for the teenage market. Handwarmer pockets, yoked back, zip breast pocket, zip front, side adjuster belts. Both zippers are in excellent condition and work well.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length: 17-1/2″

 photo IMG_0049.jpg

 photo IMG_0078.jpg

 photo IMG_0050.jpg

 photo IMG_0052.jpg

 photo IMG_0053.jpg

 photo IMG_0055.jpg

 photo IMG_0056.jpg

 photo IMG_0058.jpg

1940s Californian Suede halfbelt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271232887206
This vintage leather jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under their “Californian” brand. It has classic half-belt styling with side belt adjusters. The front closes with buttons, which are of the leather knot/football type. This jacket has jacket style lapels instead of the shirt style collar you generally see on short leather jackets of this style. There are dual vertical breast pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (Shoulder to Cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

 

 photo IMG_1188.jpg

 photo IMG_1189.jpg

 photo IMG_1192.jpg

 photo IMG_1194.jpg

 photo IMG_1196.jpg

Foster Sportswear long halfbelt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281030603575

This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Foster Sportswear.  It has a yoked back and front, a pleated and belted back and saddlebag pockets. It has pinked details throughout, giving it a casual western vibe. It has a Scovill / Conmatic zipper, which still works well.  The leather has damage and repairs- there is a tear under one of the pockets, an old repaired tear on the side/back panel, and scuffing to the shoulder.  The jacket is lined in Alpaca pile by “Inca Paca” / “Timme Tuft”.
Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve: 25″
Length: 33″
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket