First Edition Sears Hercules Motorcycle Jacket: c.1949

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  1. tmitchell59

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    Motorcycle jackets made their first appearance in the 1949 Sears catalog. These early jackets were noted for their use of Wool lining in three different Buffalo plaid colors. They also have the older Hercules label some with a Made in California script. By 1951 the newer label was in use as was the Red Quilt Nylon lining. At this point the Wool lined jackets are no longer available.



    Please refer to the Sears Motorcycle History for more details on all the Sears MC jackets.



    I owned two standard D pocket Horsehide jackets, both were nice but the appeal of the Wool lined jackets remained. I bought this jacket knowing it would not fit and pledged to sell when I was able to buy one that fit. I now have two wool lined that fit so this is up for sale.

    Please watch videos and pictures for full details on the jacket.





    Price: SOLD

    tons of pictures https://photos.app.goo.gl/waFqi5gw7B4E63YV7

    Here are the all important measurements
    Chest: 20 inches
    Shoulder: 18
    Sleeve: 25
    length: 22.5


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    photo2u A-List Customer

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    What a beauty Terry. Thanks so much for sharing!
     
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  6. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Really cool jacket!
     
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  7. Tocco

    Tocco New in Town

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    Internet sensation youtube leather jacket super star Terry Mitchell you still holding that emeral lined jewel?
     
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  8. tmitchell59

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    Just responded to your message.
     
  9. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    SOLD

    A very Solid buy!

    Thanks
     
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  10. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    What is really cool is someone preserving US leather jacket history starting from 30s half belt through mid-60s MC jackets. Hat tip to the researcher:):):)
     
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  11. Buco Jax

    Buco Jax New in Town

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    Yes sir, I have been watching your videos for over a year but didn't have an account here so I snoozed and I loosed a great jacket.
     
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  12. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks for watching! Sorry about the jacket. Hang around here and you will see plenty of stuff of interest here and in the Outerwear section.
     
  13. Buco Jax

    Buco Jax New in Town

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    Yes sir, I have been building a little collection myself but wanted Herc for my wife. I wear a size 50 so there isn't many older jackets out there my size and even then, a size 50 from the 1940's is really more a 46 if best.
     

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