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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by J Leather Investigater, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Kubatu

    Kubatu One of the Regulars

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    You are correct that is a Golden Bear. Golden Bear, perhaps more than any maker I can think of (maybe Johnson Leather) was contracted by a large number of leather shops and adult stores to supply jackets that were then labeled with shop tags. Male Hide was one such store. Here's another example, from an adult store in LA called "The Pleasure Chest". Sorry for the weird rotation, I'm taking it directly from Craigslist.

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    And here's another from "A Taste of Leather", a San Francisco shop. I think this is a much more recent Golden Bear though. Or maybe it is JL.

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    Glad to hear you are happy with the jacket. I know @JMax was hoping for someone on the lounge to review it since there's not a lot of reviews out there for vintage Golden Bear stuff.
     
  2. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    I know it looked identical to the golden bears I've seen. The only difference i have seen on some golden bears is the curve in the back. Like on this newer one Screenshot_20210605-065137_Etsy.jpg
     
  3. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    I was wondering if someone here snagged the Male Hide. I really don’t know why, but every time that I see this jacket, no matter the label, I stop to check it out. The fit looks pretty damn good too.
     
  4. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    The fit is dialed in j max, im very happy with it. Great comfortable pattern that is tight in the right places like wrist/waist. I think you would love one. Im glad I pulled the trigger
     
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  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Great information on the Golden Bear! I know little about the company and have not researched it. I did find this from a 1984 newspaper advertising Taubers jackets.

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  6. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Trying the mockup again
     
  7. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Bored in my hotel room…

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    Steerhide Fidelity

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    Horsehide Kurland/Sportclad
     
  8. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Wards
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    Sears
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  9. Kuro

    Kuro Practically Family

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    I like that Sears!
     
  10. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Horsehide Fidelity
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  11. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Awesome brown undertone. I do not believe it was the norm with Oakbrook.
     
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  12. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    A couple more.
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    LW.
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  14. ton312

    ton312

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    Drop the front by 1” and pull the trigger!
     
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  15. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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  16. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    I gots a few more.
     
  17. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Vanson. My wife’s favorite. And the only one she can differentiate from the others lol. Not just another black jacket that looks the same.

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  18. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    EPIC! That jacket right there speaks; if you turn the volume down on the chatter that rambles on in the back of your mind ( the Metallica song stuck on repeat) an walk outside away from devises, then you can hear it. "I STAND ALONE"
     
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  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Well, as much as I hate to admit it, technically, she's right and we're wrong. It's important to keep that in mind 'cause otherwise. . .
     
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  20. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, the otherwise is unmentionable.
     

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