"Aero Ledernkleding" ?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by EuroCool, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:25 PM.

Tags:
  1. EuroCool

    EuroCool New in Town

    Messages:
    4
    El Marro likes this.
  2. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,618
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I think the label says Uezo?
     
  3. I thought so too, Guppy....
     
  4. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,028
    Location:
    Australia
    The language is Dutch.
     
    Dr H likes this.
  5. EuroCool

    EuroCool New in Town

    Messages:
    4
    Well, now that you said it... think its time to go to the optometrist!
     
  6. Beast

    Beast New in Town

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Netherlands
  7. EuroCool

    EuroCool New in Town

    Messages:
    4
    Thank you ! That's it. Same label. The Ebay ad says "made in Danemark ", the jackets have almost the same style...
    Urzo means bear ?
     
  8. Beast

    Beast New in Town

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I dont think the ebay ad is correct, as "lederen kleding" in danish translates to "læder tøj", according to google translate. The dutch word for bear is "beer" (pronounced differently than the drink though, which is "bier" :p). But bears are ursidae in Latin, so it probably something bear-like. Other than a lot on catawiki, an auction site, I cant find any other examples of Urzo. Perhaps it once was a dutch manufacturer that has long gone out of business?
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    Messages:
    19,849
    Location:
    London, UK
    Where does it say "Aero"? There was a company in Europe which made Aero-branded *zips*, circa 40s - 60s jackets I've seen them on.
     
  10. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,028
    Location:
    Australia
    I think this is most likely. Companies often use names from another culture/language -so why wouldn't a Dutch company use Urzo? It might even have been the maker's surname if originally from Italy. The key part of this is the Dutch term for leather clothing, I would have thought.
     
  11. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    Holland
    URZO is indeed a Dutch brand which made leather clothing. They were in business in the early 60's. Probably out of business for ages now.
     
  12. Beast

    Beast New in Town

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Netherlands
    That's great! And how did you find that info? I couldn't find anything, but may have searched in the wrong places.
     
  13. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    Holland
    I found an old ad in the "Elburger Courant" from 1962. It turns out that Urzo was a small company making bicycle bags and leather motorcycle jackets. The were (and still are) based in Meppel.
     
  14. EuroCool

    EuroCool New in Town

    Messages:
    4
    Thank you guys for the detective work ! I received the jacket & I'm not disapointed the least even if I tought it was an Aero instead of an Urzo! Brain fart...
    The fit is good, the sleeves are a little long whitnessing the motorcycle origin of the jacket. Inside knits are very tired & some sewage is needed here & there..
    The leather needs some care too but is of very good quality, seems it's horsehide (?)
    Someone spent a month salary on that jacket in the early 60's and it exudes an unmistakable air of "euro-juvenile delinquent-ness" a la "blousons noirs" in between Rotterdam-Brussels- La Bastille, just what I needed !
    Urzo Dutch jacket https://imgur.com/gallery/R1BuexP
    I'LL make some other photos soon.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.