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    Sears Motorcylce Jacket History 1949-1963

    F/W 1965
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    Ride in Style - Show your vintage motorcycle riding gear

    Looks like an aviator style jacket (no collar studs, no belt loops or attached belt, buttoned instead of zippered cuffs, likely a half-belt back); it could be a Block Bilt:
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    Post Your Worn-In Jackets, Let's See That Grain and Patina!

    Grais produced a very similar jacket in the 50s (not my jackets): It doesn't look like it has a second handwarmer pocket like the HD CC.
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    Sears Motorcylce Jacket History 1949-1963

    Yeah, I saw it too, on the Lightning Archives book. Earliest trucker style leather jacket I've come across, but it's likely there were others, too. It is also its only appearance on the catalogs, as far as I know, so it must have been in production for a very short timeframe, which explains why...
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    Sears Motorcylce Jacket History 1949-1963

    Ahahah, coming from you, it's really flattering!
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    Sears Vertical Zip Map Pocket motorycle jacket

    Thanks! Nothing special, really, just scrolling through a few catalogs in my spare time.
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    Sears Vertical Zip Map Pocket motorycle jacket

    Another catalog picture, Sears Christmas catalog, 1957: In the same year the jacket was advertised on the main F/W catalog. No back zip pocket is described, so I guess the ''Pack-Sac'' back are the earlier, 1951 ones, at least when labelled Sears.
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    Sears Motorcylce Jacket History 1949-1963

    Earliest example of Sears MC jacket I found, from the 1948 Christmas catalog: It has both the half-belt on the back and the attached belt on the front, it is wool lined and has only the D map pocket and cigarette pocket, like the early Beck MC models. It looks like the side zip pocket was...
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    Sears Vertical Zip Map Pocket motorycle jacket

    I've just found this: picture taken from the 1951 Sears Christmas book. It pre-dates the appeareance of this particular model in the regular catalog (F/W 1957, as reported earlier in the thread by tmitchell59) by six years, already a cheaper alternative to the main MC jacket (26.75 USD...
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    Vintage Outerwear: Threads of the Past

    Also, talking about unusual café racer style jacket brought this beauty to my mind: It was on sale a couple of years ago at Wooden Sleepers, a famous vintage store in the USA. It was made by Cal-Leather in the 60s. What's interesting, though, is that they still produce it...
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    Vintage Outerwear: Threads of the Past

    I think Peter's Tailor Made was still active in the 50s. In the Lightning Archives Leather Jacket book (updated version), page 156, there's a peculiar black café racer style jacket (short in the body, half-zip front with side zip adjusters on the sides, standard chest pockets, back squared yoke)...
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    Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

    @Carlos840 I'd say early 50s: picture from the 1951 Sears F/W catalog.
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    Vintage Outerwear: Threads of the Past

    After a bit of research, judging from the zip pockets configuration, shape of collar and coin pocket, design of attached belt, epaulettes and back, together with the stitching on the lining (with different sizes of quilting squares) and the position of the collar studs, my best guess for a brand...
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    Vintage Outerwear: Threads of the Past

    That's interesting; if I'd only seen the back, I would've said Sears without hesitation; it's a very characteristic feature of their jackets, with the prominent yoke, the action back and studded kidney panel. As far as the early catalogues show, though, Sears never sold a Wild One style MC...
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    @Monitor, I will definetely keep you in mind in case I decide to sell it. I remember reading somewhere in the Outerwear forums of your early Oakbrook and how much you liked it. After getting my Wild One-style MC jacket I was also on the hunt for a nice D-pocket one, and these Sears with the...
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    @Monitor, I am located in Europe (UE). Also, keep in mind this is 21'' long in the back. It should be fine on me, though, since I hang my pants pretty high.
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    Yep, I just bought it. It should fit, but I am not 100% sure. In case, it looks like there is a possible buyer!
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    Thanks to you, @tmitchell59; I wrote you an e-mail.
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    Regarding this, look at this picture from a 1955 catalogue (taken from your thread on Sears Motorcycle Jacket History) It looks like the way the epaulettes are sewn on the motorcycle and civilian A2 jackets are similar; if you check the 1956 and 1957 catalogue pictures referred to youth...
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    1950 Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket-40/42

    I'd be interested, if you are willing to sell to a new member; I cannot PM you, would starting a conversation be fine?
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