Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand One of the Regulars

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  2. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Something felt wrong so I went back to check. A Century of Leather Design is actually the part 1 first published in 2000, 2006 being the reprint year. I don't own any of Rin Tanaka's book because I have no space for any more books but I read a few of his books including the Motorcycle jacket series and Freedam series at my fd's shop. Pretty good reading and excellent vintage fashion reference book but take up too much space.
    https://myfreedamn.com/en/rin-tanaka
     
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  3. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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  4. AeroFan_07

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  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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  6. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Kubatu New in Town

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  8. Guppy

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    Looks a lot like the Aero Indian Ranger model.
     
  9. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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    The chain is a Fidelity feature.
     
  10. Kubatu

    Kubatu New in Town

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    The chain and the tag make me pretty sure this is a Fidelity. Here are two other Fidelity jackets, one is missing the chain, but they both have the same style labels. I do not have my Fidelity jacket on hand right now, but it has both the chain and the tag as well.
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  11. Kubatu

    Kubatu New in Town

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  12. JMax

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    The IR is definitely Fidelity. I have one, great jacket for the price. Rin Tanaka notes the similarities between this jacket and the original IR. Since both makers based were based in Boston, one ceased operations around the time the other started, etc., he speculated that some relation existed. Not sure I buy it, but the jackets are similar.
     
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  14. AeroFan_07

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  15. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Agreed. One could find a work around for the missing belt loops, but those sleeves aren't getting any longer.
     
  16. stmike

    stmike One of the Regulars

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    Seller doesn't seem to feel it's very wearable due to leather deterioration.
     
  17. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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    Depends what it is. If the leather is merely dry, that is a simple restoration. Killer price for a Cal...
     

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