From Aero's website:
The Half Belt is the classic zippered civilian jacket. From the start of the 30's, when the fist zippered leather jackets were made, to end of the 50's when supplies of good horsehide became scarce, half belted horsehide jackets were produced by countless local producers across North America.
The fact so many of these jackets still exist today, in eminently wearable condition, is a tribute to their manufacturer and the fact that they were made using US Chrome Tanned Front Quarter Horsehide.
Aero continue this great tradition by choosing the finest US Horsehide and equalling, even excelling the manufacturing standards of the 30's and 40's. We have taken the best elements from the countless jackets that have passed through our hands over the years.
The Aero Half Belt features a pleated back with false half belt and side adjusting straps. A brass central zipper and a zippered breast pocket, with two slash hand warmer pocket. (Inside pockets available as an optional extra). It has typical American storm cuffs provide extra protection against the elements.
This jacket has all of the wonderful features of Aero's 1950s Half-belt jackets listed above... with one special addition--this is made from teacore horsehide! Teacore horsehide is horsehide with a brown base overdyed in black; over time, the brown base starts to show through in areas of fading, providing the leather with an extremely rich, deep look and a wonderful patina.
This jacket has storm cuffs in the sleeves, and is lined in cotton drill. It is fitted with an Aero zipped which functions beautifully smoothly. It is only just starting to break in, and is in absolutely excellent condition. This is built to last a lifetime, and will only get better with use.
Tagged a 40, this measures:
Chest: 22 1/2"
Sleeve (around curve): 26 1/2
Sleeve (stright): 25
Length at back: 26
Asking just $345, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.