James Deans leather jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by North_Star, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    What jacket is James Dean wearing? It has similarities to Indian Ranger but can anyone confirm this. dean.jpg
     
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think the Indian Ranger is a great guess.
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    What a cool jacket!
     
  3. Monitor

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    Yeah, I don't think it could be anything else.
     
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  4. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Only thing that isn't quite right is the positioning of the snaps in the collars. But yet again did they really do it that accuretly back in the days.
     
  5. Edward

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    It's anotehr one that Schott claim for their own, I believe.... so, in short, probably not a Schott but possibly some other brand they bought out and dropped and so now claim it was theirs! ;)
     
  6. handymike

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    The only Schott brand to come close is the Beck 333, but that was a D pocket.
     
  7. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Of course they wanna own it :D
     
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  8. Monitor

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    Good eye but I think that's just how the machinist installed them. The position of the snaps seems to be least consistent on vintage jackets.
    The throat latch is also different and the jacket is way too long - the chest pocket, while at the right angle, is much lower than on most IR's that I've seen. But I'm still pretty sure it's the Indian Ranger. Possibly a Long version?

    Indian Ranger is a beautiful jacket and hey, best part, Aero makes the only (and the most) accurate repro out there.

    Dean's jacket that Schott claims they made is actually by Cal Leathers. Well, at least they've since produced a nice looking CHP of their own but still. . .
     
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  10. Edward

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    Jinkies, not looked at that one for a while, but damn, does it look good....

    I'm going to spend my fifties looking like a mad old fart in all the Aero jackets I couldn't afford while I had a mortgage....
     
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  12. North_Star

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  13. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Or maybe i was just being blind :'D
     
  14. olworthers

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    That Aero looks awesome!


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  15. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Why have I never noticed that Aero model before? It looks ace!
     
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  16. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Tried one on in the sale. It was just on the wrong side of roomy, otherwise I'd have gone for it. Oddly, any other biker jacket I've ever tried just looked wrong on me - I'm not sure I have the correct 'attitude' for one, but the Ranger was the exception.
     
  17. Edward

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    THe glorious thing about the classic bike jacket, of cours,e is that there are just so many slight variations on the theme, one of them has to work! Have you tried the 59er HWM, btw?
     
  18. hondurasdave47

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    My favorite Aero motorcycle jacket model!
     
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  19. Monitor

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    Ditto.
     
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  20. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I just was on their site Saturday evening and stumbled across this. Seems they just did a rebuild of an Indian Ranger for a customer, so between this and the one in their archives, they were able to build a new replica version. Sounds like they had one prior, but now it's official. I want one, in CXL FQHH, exactly as pictured but with 27" sleeves, in a size 42. Humm..maybe after Christmas?
     
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