Bill Kelso Heracles Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by handymike, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    I had one made for me by AL last spring just getting to wear it a bit now.
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It's very interesting how every maker does their version of this jacket a little differently. Dinerman would know best with his collection of old Sears catalogs, but I believe they made this style well into the 40's. The jacket didn't change too much, but the cut and fit did a bit. The older 30's versions had a longer dip in front it seems, and later on the back and front were about the same length. The first couple years had riveted zips, blue wool lining, and no chest pocket. Later on, they got a bit boxier and had the deco box talon zips. I didn't realize that they had storm cuffs, but I figure Platon found a photo that had them. I wonder if BK used rubber in the chest pocket to keep things dry.
    Fit pics please!!!!!
    I've seen a couple of originals worn, some look good, but othes don't.
    Show us what you got!!!!!!
     
  3. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    I gave them some pictures of a pattern i liked and they replicated it to fit me.
     
  4. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Hi Swoosed; what hide is that??? Looks very nice!
     
  5. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    that's the vintage "warhawk" horsehide, black. its very heavy and still new. i hope to break it this winter.
     
  6. schitzo

    schitzo Suspended

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    man, I just cannot view Swoosed's pics or Proteinnerd's from the other thread no matter how many times I refresh. I wonder would any kind soul like to post them up another way so that the geographically handicapped amongst us might enjoy an ogle too? Thanks in advance, Schitz
     
  7. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    There you do schitzo, pics from Swoosed:
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  8. schitzo

    schitzo Suspended

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    Thanks zhs, that was fast!

    I don't dig vintage hides personally, but this looks like a nice version of the jacket
     
  9. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    Somehow Swoosed's jacket reminds me of Indiana Jones.
     
  10. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    If Jones were real he would have worn one of these or an A1, the movie jacket is an adapted A2 with an action back and the knits removed.
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Quite possibly. I reckon he'd be wearing something like this, maybe...

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    The big pockets were definitely practical for Jones...
     
  12. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Nice one Edward, I remember you suggesting this 1920's golf jacket a while back. It certainly has the advantage of looking a bit like the movie jacket, only period accurate.
     

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