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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

    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

    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

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

    Buco Familiar Face

    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

    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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