40s Hercules "On the Waterfront" Wool Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by tmitchell59, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Similar to the jacket Marlon Brando wore in the classic 50s movie about Union corruption on the New York waterfront.

    Aero Leather Company produces this replica. This is from their product page.

    For many years we've been making "The Waterfront", a reproduction of the 1950's Buffalo checked Work Jacket worn by Brando in "On The Waterfront". Like everyone else, we believed Brando's jacket was Green & Black, until some rare colour footage was discovered last year showing the film jacket was, in fact, Red and Black

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    This Hercules has little signs of use for a jacket from the 1940s. Different pockets, no knits on the cuffs. Too small for me, so no fit pics other than a try on in the video. Probably a size 40.

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    Light weight even for wool.

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    Nice spring in the waist knits.

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    1940s Talon zipper

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Awesome jacket Terry. I really like it without the knit sleeve cuffs. Very cool.
     
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  3. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Cool jacket. Oh, and I'm a size 40. :)
     
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  4. Will Zach

    Will Zach One of the Regulars

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    Where do you find these things??? Beautiful.
     
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  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Here, There and Everywhere.

    I will have another Hercules wool tomorrow. Same era and as nice. It will fit.
     
  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I think Terry has an “insider trading” type connection. Stuff like his doesn’t show up on eBay, that’s for sure. Unless my keyword searches are misspelled. LOL.
     
  7. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    I'm sure Aero would like to have a look at this one......
     
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  8. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    I bet they have one.
     
  9. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    This guy just came in.

    I call him "The General".

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  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    What is the material there Terry? Almost looks like whipcord?!
     
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  11. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    I had the same impression as Ton. Looks like whipcord. Really nice pockets, too. Even better for you if it fits well.
     
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  12. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Both very nice jackets. I do like the slash pockets on the buffalo check Hercules. I have one of the green Aeros, bought new in 2010. Always regretted not buying a size-up; I want to buy a red one at some point, though I hope eventually they offer the green again, as I like it very much.
     

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