1940's Perfecto style ID help

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by diamondjim, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. diamondjim

    diamondjim New in Town

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    I recently picked up a very worn Perfecto style horse hide jacket.
    I've spent a great deal of time trying to find out who manufactured this jacket.
    After I inspected the jacket it appears that it is complete with all original hardware.
    The only thing that is missing is the Manufacturers label, it does have the Horse hide label.
    All 6 of the zippers are Talons with the front slash pockets in a Diamond style.
    The collar and lapels are all snap buttons, the front half belt has 3 snaps.
    I could not find one photo on line with this type of arrangement for a belt.
    I thought maybe someone is familiar with a company that produced this belt.
    This also has a hidden throat latch that detaches and snaps on to the collar.
    I'll try to load photos but as computer illiterate as I am I doubt it will work.

    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    Jim download tapatalk from the play store, this will help you easily upload pics

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Buco are probably the most known manufacturer to use snap buttons on the belt, the JH-1 is a good example.
    But i do not think they did a Perfecto style jacket.
    Many other more or less known brands used them in the 40s and 50s though.
    Without pictures it's very hard to help you. But here is something that sounds similar to yours:

    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/611723169/vintage-50s-the-guide-master-by-wolf

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/thr...-by-wolf-horsehide-brando-jacket-sz-42.92628/

    Or this vintage Julesons:

    http://container-junk.seesaa.net/article/298699805.html

    I am sure @Mysteryo or @tmitchell59 will know more...
     
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  4. diamondjim

    diamondjim New in Town

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    Hi John, thanks for the tip on Tapatalk, I try not to load any App's on my phone.
    I removed all but a few, I don't even have my E-Mail after I experienced problems in the past.

    Thanks, Jim
     
  5. diamondjim

    diamondjim New in Town

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    Hi Carlos,

    You nailed it!
    The Guide Master by Wolf, that's it with a few tiny differences.
    I can't thank you enough for the quick and accurate response.

    Thanks, Jim
     
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  6. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Hi Jim,

    Glad i could help! Looking at the two different Guide master links i sent you, they already have a couple differences, the belt for example isn't attached to the same panel on both jackets. They also have different shoulder tabs. Who knows how many different small changes were made through the years?
    They even made a white/black one for nightime riding:

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