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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sheepdog149, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    I HOPE THAT IT DOES NOT TURN AROUND..................
     
  2. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    That's really odd, though... None of my jackets had that effect on people, not even the red one which is as red as the background on the lovely photo above.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I don't think any of my leathers have had much of a reaction for a long time. I think the last time a P type got me any hassle was pre-9/11, when being a young, Irish guy flying alone between Belfast and London with some regularity was already enough to have me pulled over for the "random" security check every time. (Strangely, when I wore a suit and kept my yap shut.... nada.).

    Though when the Damned played at the RAH for their 40th last year, a drunk guy bid himself up to six hundred quid trying to get me to sell him my Johnson D pocket.... :p

    Presumably too many people still think Brando wore a jacket with the Schott label?


    I believe I have read that Andy Warhol owned and regularly wore a Schott Perfecto at that time..... though it might have been in Schott's own marketing blurb. Not unlikely, though - given Andy's eye for design iconography, and living in NYC...


    Is that quilt lining a two-tone?
     
  4. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    AeroFan,
    Like you, I own a Bootlegger in Cordovan CXL horsehide. It is my favorite leather jacket, and the only one I own which has elicited multiple compliments from friends and strangers alike.
    I think that Pdxgeo's new jacket is awesome and quite unique. I wouldn't worry about strange looks, I think that simply means that you have created something special and people are taking notice!
     
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  5. Doctor Damage

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    My guess is not. I'm no expert, but the change pocket on Warhol's jacket doesn't match the shape of vintage Schott jackets I've seen in photos, quite different in fact.
    I'm thinking stained + age?
     
  6. Doctor Damage

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    ^ amazing...

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    Here's a pic re Lewis Leathers, I'm not sure if it's a book or advertisement or something. How's that for fitted!

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  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Yeesh, you wouldn't want to be trying to get into that after a big lunch!
     
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  8. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    It's a racing suit, it's supposed to be this fitted.

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  9. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy New in Town

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have any idea of who might have made this jacket? It looks like it's based on a Perfecto, but I don't think it's a Schott. The main zip is missing its puller, but the pocket zips are marked 'A'.

    Regards,

    Jon

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  10. Doctor Damage

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    ^ That's a nice jacket. The belt buckle looks wrong for Schott, so too does the shape of the lapels, and the belt is mounted a bit too high for vintage Schott. The challenge is, if you go back to the 50s and 60s you'll find tons of perfecto-style jackets made by a wide variety of companies, most of which looked very similar, so unless one is a true vintage expert then it's hard to tell. Can you post a photo of the back? Oft times the backs showed more variation than the fronts (by the shape of back panels, how the belt is attached, the shape of the kidney pad, etc).
     
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  11. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy New in Town

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    Biker jackets aren't really something I know a great deal about, so just wondered if the 'A' zips might give a clue. I'm sure, as you say, there were probably tons of companies making Perfecto-ulike style jackets in the 50s/60s (and still are). It's not my jacket, but I'm wondering if it's worth picking up.

    Here are a couple more photos.

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  12. Doctor Damage

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    For what it's worth, from what I've seen -- and I'm not expert -- the way the belt is sewn into the seams is rather unique: note how it's sewn into the side seam facing towards the back, but then rolled back over itself to be threaded through the loops in the front of the jacket. Hopefully someone here will comment further!
     
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  13. Doctor Damage

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    vintage schott on the bay now, seller is asking a pretty penny, size 42 (too big for our Japanese friends, so it'll probably stay Stateside)

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  14. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    As per Monitor's post and picture - supposed to be this fitted --

    I agree, however I could stand more sleeve length than he appears to have.
    Ah, we get so spoiled these days with made-to-order leathers. :)
     
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  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It's easy to get leathers to be that fitted when you're the sort of skinny, whippersnapper you see racing. Some of us middle aged types are.... rather less aerodynamic.
     
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  16. Doctor Damage

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  17. Doctor Damage

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    Definitely a police jacket... I'm thinking Cal Highway Patrol probably?

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  18. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Yep, cal lapd with pads!


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  19. Doctor Damage

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