Golden Bear Police Motorcycle Jacket Size 42

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  1. pgoat

    pgoat One Too Many

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    Up for sale is a very cool Police style Motorcycle Jacket by Golden Bear of San Francisco. Black Leather with black quilted lining; waist area is lined with sturdy black suede. A rep from GB told me this jacket is still in production for the SFPD, and based on the label and tags, this is likely a very early example or possibly a shop prototype from the early 90s.

    Features all heavy duty Scovill brass zippers, including two hip pockets and sleeves with a large paper clip style main zipper. Blackened out snaps on the lower lapel and front coin pocket. One inner chest pocket.

    Condition is excellent, nearly new. Only signs of wear are:
    • A few tiny scuffs at shoulder and cuff areas, normal light wear.
    • One slight mark on back of left shoulder, about an inch long.
    • One extremely slight wear mark on left elbow.
    • Tiny blemish on the neck label, barely visible in photos.
    It's labeled a size 42 and fits true to size imo, although it has a vintage style taper (athletic fit, roomy shoulders narrowing towards waist, with some adjustment possible using side laces - Please note, leather laces shown here were changed to looser fabric lacings as seen in the Flickr album to allow full expansion of waist).

    Please see measurements below (in Inches/mm):

    Chest, pit-to-pit, zipped: 23.5/600
    Waist (laces loosely snugged): 19.25/490
    Shoulder-to-Shoulder seams, at top across back: 20/510
    Sleeve, straight down outside, from top center shoulder seam to cuff: 25/640
    Sleeve from center of neck (like dress shirt): 35.25/895
    Hem (without Collar): 25/640

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    Price is $175.00 plus shipping. Please PM with any questions re: shipping costs

    More Photos Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44195255@N04/albums/72157709125209247
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  2. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Beautiful jacket, I have one just like it. GLWS.
     
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  3. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice price. Any stitch/pin holes from patches/badges?
     
  4. pgoat

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    No, pretty much just that one line on the left shoulder (photo of it is in the Flickr album linked).
     
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  5. pgoat

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    Bump for Friday!
     
  6. pgoat

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    Still available!
     
  7. pgoat

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    Sunny but Brisk Thursday Bump. Fall weather is creeping in here in NYC...time to start breaking out the leather jackets again!
     
  8. pgoat

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    Hump day is bump day!
     
  9. pgoat

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    Jacket weather is here, for sure, in NE USA. Bump for a nice brisk weekend!
     
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    Hump day is bump day
     
  11. pgoat

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    Another final price drop - $150 plus shipping. If it doesn't sell, I'll consider it fate telling me to eat better and do some sit-ups...meanwhile, I replaced the fabric laces at the sides with some tan leather lacing. Much cooler than the fabric lace and given the brass Scovill zippers, it kinda works!
     
  12. Space_cowboy

    Space_cowboy New in Town

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    How heavy is it?
    Advice on fit?
    42" chest
    30" jeans
    170lbs 5'10
     
  13. pgoat

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    Not super light weight but not very heavy either. Much lighter than Langlitz medium cow or Vanson Competition weight, for sure. Its closer in weight to a modern Schott Horsehide (as in the recent production 613). The quilted lining is still pretty warm, in the limited use I've had with it.

    As stated above, I'd call it a nice athletic fit, not unlike older vintage jackets with a V taper. Difference being, this is closer to a true 42 imo, whereas a 1950s/60s 42 might be more like a 40 for many of us today.

    I'm about 5'8" and weigh around 230 pounds, and it feels good to me in the shoulders and chest. It only starts to feel small as you go towards the bottom; I cannot zip it due to carrying excess weight around my waist/stomach (I really should be your weight). If you wear a 30 Waist in jeans, with your other stats, you should be a very good match for this. You'd maybe want to cinch the side laces in a bit if you are riding in it.
     
  14. Space_cowboy

    Space_cowboy New in Town

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    Thank you, I'm looking for something a bit heavier in leather thickness. It is a great looking jacket however. Take care.
     
  15. pgoat

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    Gotcha. I know Vanson makes similar CHP styles. If you want very heavy hide, their Comp. weight is pretty stout.
     
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    A brisk weekend bump.
     

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