Schott 674 jacket, naked brown leather, size 42 long, fits more like a 40R.
Great condition, the tag over the pocket indicates this jacket was made in 1982.
22" pit to pit
$195 + Shipping.
You may be correct, I found a measurement chart for 618s on LegendaryUSA that is closer to your experience. I'm going to chalk it up to the jackets being new and harder to lay flat for an accurate measurement.
Cross posting to the BK Durable thread, I made a number of posts there regarding various Wild One reproduction jackets.
Anyway, I'm sending the Schotts back this week, but if anyone wants any direct comparisons between them and the other jackets let me know.
I chose the 618 because Schott has a generous return policy and they are readily available in the US, so people should have a better idea how the other...
And finally the Toys McCoy Double Rider. A really high quality leather jacket, the leather feels thinner than the Schott while having a better hand to it, the hardware feels high quality and not quite as clunky as the 618's. I'm not sure how the Durable original was in the 50s, but this gives...
Schott 618 42. Same as above. I find I like the Durable long zippers better than Schott's short sleeve zippers. I may pull the trigger on a 618 for my collection at some point, since they have endured over the years.
The last pic shows how wide it is at the waist compared to the others...
The Schott 618 40 fit pretty nicely, though I wouldn't want it to be any snugger. Good for being on a motorcycle, but I'd have to unzip it when I got to my destination.
Schott 618 40:
Back Length: 24"
Sleeve shoulder seam to end: 25
Middle collar to sleeve end: 34...
The Bill Kelso is pretty much an exact copy of my Durable, down to the OD green zipper pull which I think is just an artifact of me using a NOS M65 replacement zipper for the jacket.
Bill Kelso 40:
Back Length: 22:
Sleeve shoulder seam to end: 22"
Middle collar to sleeve...
First up is the Durable. This is a vintage piece that was relined, had the zippers replaced, and was redyed about 10 years ago. The leather is very soft and thin and I don't wear this very often, it's more a collectible piece at this point.
Back Length: 22"...
Ok, I decided to do a measure and compare of various Wild One jackets I have to see how they stack up. I pulled the trigger on a Toys McCoy Double Rider when they were announced and I'm finally able to do a review on it. I've got an original Durable that was restored by Dena Hamilton, I've got...
I have Stunt and Dan's e-mail addresses, though I usually have better luck contacting Stuntman directly. I've ordered several jackets through LC and am used to the wait. From my understanding they get made as a batch at Vanson, are not a high priority, and Vanson prefers a minimum number of...
Well, got a couple of more pictures. I wonder how this compares to the Cockpit M51 reproduction, which is new and for about the same price?
Not sure if this is the right thread, but is there a way to authenticate an old field jacket?
This guy claims to have a NOS M51 field jacket, made in 1958.
It may be what the guy says, but the tags look too nice and the zipper doesn't look quite right to me, but I'm not an expert...
All American clothing sells made in USA jeans for about $65 a pair. I have a suspicion that they are made by the Diamond Gusset Jeans Company but they are good everyday jeans.