East/West Musical Instruments Company

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  1. feltfan

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    They are some incredibly cool jackets. I also dig the KOK jackets as well. That 70's swagger in full effect. If I thought I could pull one off I'd go all in on one of the orignals or a repro/ re work like the one @red devil has.
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    KOK
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    Wow, great posts! Keep 'em coming!
     
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    A couple of East West jackets that I saw on eBay. I think that the top one might be a replica.

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    i like a bunch of their styles just fine but it's difficult to find any that'll fit me (i'm 6'1" 180)
    the only single EW i found that coulda' fit was on a japanese site and was labeled XXL w/ 42" chest. ha!
    they were made to fit tightly and for a very particular (young/thin ; ) crowd.
     
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    Here's a blurry photo of my Aero Hippie jacket (East West repro)...hardly wear it because it is extremely tight around the arms.
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    I know theres a US company called South Paradiso Leather I came across before who have been remaking some of the East West designs for about ten years now, as well as their own designs...

    "Along with our countless original designs we also make exact East West Musical Instruments Co. Jackets. Lovingly re-created in the highest grade materials. We have a collection in the hundreds of original jackets including 1 of a kind employee or sample jackets that never made it to production. Unlike other high fashion imitators we do not take credit for these designs, but boldly include a leather tag inside, approved by the East West Musical Instruments Co. Designer Norman Stubbs. We are very proud to have his endorsement and keep his legacy living on.

    Order your favorite EAST WEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CO. Jacket today ! Custom colors range from metallic to earth tones. Also all jackets can be made to custom fit most anyone."

    They have a website (with little or no infomation) but there is a link on it to their facebook page.
     
  13. feltfan

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    I happened on a vintage (high end) clothing store in the Bowery (NYC) called Recollection.
    I was surprised to see three East/West jackets for sale. The guy laughed, said he'd just sold
    one, and pulled out three more! Here are the first three, with his permission.
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    Wow, amazing. I kinda wish I had photographed the other 3, but it
    was clear he wasn't thrilled with the ones I did take- told me it was
    okay, but that they have a no photos policy.

    BTW, meant to add that Recollection rents these jackets out- not all
    are even for sale. So if you have a special occasion coming up and can
    wear a very small size..
     
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    That repro.
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    I really, really like these jackets. There's something about them. They just reek of rock and roll, 70's cool. They sell for a proper mint. Never handled one, but the leather looks pretty damn good. As do the repros from Japan and the link @l0fielectronic provided. I'm probably not quite cool enough, nor do I have enough hair to pull one off...but if I did:
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    Now that both boys are in school, I plan on visiting Romulus sometime soon.
     
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    Romulus?
     
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    Hes the one behind South Paradiso Leather mentioned here I believe.
     

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