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Help in dating my old Bomber Jacket.. WW2 ?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Buco, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Buco

    Buco Familiar Face

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    Hey guys,

    Picked up an old Bomber Jacket recently. Not sure if dates back as far as ww2 but i think it could be a possibility. Im pretty sure its made from goatskin but much lighter than the goatskin found on G1's. Cotton waistband/cuffs etc all point me back to ww2 but i havent come accross an old wartime jacket of this exact style before so i could be wrong.

    Anybody seen one before?

    Will post better pics when i get my photo rig up.

    Cheers

    Buco


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  2. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Hi Buco
    Nice looking jacket - not sure about date, but I believe that the hide is capeskin.
    Very, very similar colour/texture to the McGregor/Doniger that I had up for sale recently (that was from '42).
    Cheers
    Ian
     
  3. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Buco
    Tried to send a PM.
    Are you on e-mail?
    Cheers
    Ian
     
  4. Buco

    Buco Familiar Face

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    Hey Dr,

    Thanks for the reply and info, very interesting thanks
    i think i have to have a certain number of posts for private msgs. But yeah email is robtinsley79@gmail.com

    Thanks again
     
  5. garzo

    garzo One of the Regulars

    Looks like a Fonzie jacket with a zip breast pocket. Very cool. Aaay.
     
  6. Buco

    Buco Familiar Face

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  7. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Your jacket appears to be a civilian horsehide or steerhide jacket dating from the 1940s or early 50s. Close-up of the zips would be helpful.
     
  8. Joel Shapiro

    Joel Shapiro One Too Many

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    I will not help you date your jacket. It's unnatural!
     
  9. Just bring flowers to the date Buco...........works a treat!

    Regards,
    coffee
     

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