German Leather Double Breasted Police Jacket I just won !!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ukali1066, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ukali1066

    ukali1066 Practically Family

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    Won this baby on Ebay for 46 quid including postage from Germany.....I've been after one of these for ages....:)

    Technically not double breasted in reality, but gives that outward appearance with the buttons
     
  2. JanSolo

    JanSolo Practically Family

    Classic 70s-80s police jacket. I remember them well... "Give me that slingshot, son! What's your name and where do you live?! Your parents will have to pay for that window, you know..."
    Those jackets are really well made. Heavy aniline cowhide, large panels/ less seams, double needle stitching, nice detailing like solid brass buttons etc. It's presumably much better than the current issue jackets. If it's in good condition you didn't pay too much. Who's the manufacturer? Krawehl?
     
  3. ukali1066

    ukali1066 Practically Family

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    Cheers Jan, I thought they looked to be quality made jackets, I love that interior zipped pocket too, the maker of this one is STRIWA
     
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  5. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Nice score! I've never bought, but have handled a fair few German police leathers from that period, of varying design. all really nice stuff. Is it black, as appears to be the case in the photos, or that wonderful deep greenish hue that a lot of German leather have?
     
  6. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I remember seeing these jackets for sale in Melbourne, Australia in the 1980's. Many were a deep green colour. Fancy those things coming all the way over here. They were cheaper to buy than lunch at a cafe, back then.
     
  7. JanSolo

    JanSolo Practically Family

    Striwa is one of the Bavarian manufacturers. I think they don't exist anymore. The jacket must have been in service in Bavaria, Baden W├╝rttemberg or Rhineland-Palatinate (federal states).
    Edward and Seb, you were right about that greenish hue on older German leather jackets. I think it has something to do with the formula of the dye. Decades of exposure to daylight might be one of the reasons why many 70s leathers turn into forest green. I like it, though.

    Ukali, please post some outdoor pictures once the jacket has arrived.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Were there ever any photos of this? I've just picked one up myself, waiting for it to arrive. Seventies jackets but with a much earlier look to my eye... Mine will have stitch holes from removed insignia, but that's no biggie...
     
  9. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Looking forward to the pics Edward.

    Like Seb, we used to see these for peanuts back in NZ in the 80s. Should have picked up a boatload of these as I would have made a tidy profit today ;)
     
  10. ButteMT61

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    Three. Year. Old. Thread. lol
     

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