Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

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

  1. steve u

    steve u A-List Customer

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    JMax,
    It's hard to stay "retired" from jacket buying when you keep posting these up...Thanks ...really
    steve
     
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  2. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    I’m always here for you.

    A while back I bought an early Cal from this same seller. You won’t be disappointed. By far the best Cal I’ve owned. This one looks the same in the pictures.
     
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  3. Jumper

    Jumper One of the Regulars

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    I don't know what it is, but the seller says it weighs about twelve pounds. It's about to snap that plastic hanger it's on, and I think the jacket's hanging weird on it. I'd like to see it lying flat. Normally I'd worry about long-term shoulder warping on a jacket on a hanger like this, but I suspect this jacket is lined in lead and could stop an arrow, so now I'm just worried there might be a puppy or kitten or small child standing under it when the hanger breaks.
     
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  4. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    Yes Spiegel had a large mail-order complex on the southside of Chicago on 35th Street, just west of Morgan. There was a pedestrian bridge connecting the buildings over 35th; that bridge was knocked down years ago and the pair of large brick buildings have been repurposed [one an art center, the other storage units, last I saw]. I believe they also operated out of a portion of the massive freight rail warehouses along Pershing [39th St] across from McKinley Park.

    EDIT: a quick search yielded this page from their 1942 holiday catalog


    Wikipedia has a quite detailed history of the business
     
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  5. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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  6. jpk_NJ

    jpk_NJ Practically Family

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    I was going to bite on this one but seller turned down $125. Also, wouldn't give actual chest or shoulder measurements. "Im not a seamstress" was the reply. Kind of turned me off from gambling $150 when I really need a 42. Unless these run small
     
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  7. stmike

    stmike One of the Regulars

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    Seems to be $125 BIN at this time.
     
  8. Kubatu

    Kubatu One of the Regulars

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    Well, it's sold now. They gave me the chest and shoulder measurements for the Spiegal jacket, so it's odd that they wouldn't provide that for the Schott. In any case, they might not be a seamstress, but they don't appear to be a particularly savvy seller either. They listed a made in China Harley jacket for $300, while pricing a 1940's cross zip at $100 and a perfecto at $125.
     
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  9. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Though the seller could've been more tactful, whenever someone asks me for specific measurements, I always make sure to point out that I am not a tailor and that I might've measured the jacket all wrong and that it's best if they go with the size number. Because that's the truth.
     
  10. Monitor

    Monitor

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  11. JMax

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    Ask him for pics of the measurements. If he overshot it, this is the Cal you want bud.
     
  12. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    That response would put me off too. Just post a picture of the measurement with the caveat.

    Not sure how older jackets run, but in my experience newer Schott with numbered sizing run large.
     
  13. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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  14. jpk_NJ

    jpk_NJ Practically Family

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    I caved and bought this sans measurements for $145 shipped. Seller did answer my q about any odors / smoke smell etc and said its clean / leather smell. My quick research said this is a late 70's Perfecto steerhide style 615 that supposedly run 1 size small. Apparently lots of good schott info on their website forum.
     
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  15. Monitor

    Monitor

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  16. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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  17. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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  18. JMax

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  20. Kubatu

    Kubatu One of the Regulars

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    https://poshmark.com/listing/Jony-Leathers-Moto-Jacket-5f5c47c516295828e0c5474f

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    At $45, this seems to be a steal for a D pocket motorcycle jacket. On the smaller side: 16.5 shoulders, 19 chest. The brand is "Tony Leathers". Going by this previous Lounge post, it is considered one of the better / best Chinese leather companies. On Taobao, this jacket style is selling for $500+, I think, so if you like the style and the size works, I think it could definitely be worth trying out. Don't be put off by the Langlitz knockoff logo, haha. Funny enough, there weren't any pictures provided of TFL-owned Tony jackets, even though some users were familiar with them.

    Edit: Forgot to mention, Poshmark sellers usually will negotiate with offers, so there's a chance to price could get lower.

    Edit2: I may just try this out myself if no one else ends up being interested. Would prefer the chest measurements to be a bit larger though, so not really sure.
     

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