Leather Jacket categories

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jonbuilder, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    With consideration of the recent thread "What are the most popular jackets"
    I do believe the OP intended to find out what contemporary leather jackets we are buying from jacket makers currently still actively making jackets.
    I think some of us vintage guys kind of highjacked this tread counting our vintage jackets, not the intent of the OP. I know I'm guilty as charged

    I would like to start a new jacket count where we list the number of jackets we own in each of the following categories. An exact number is not necessary for you guys with many jackets, an estimate will work for the purpose of getting the tallies

    How many jackets do you own in the following jacket categories?

    1.Vintage 30s -early 60s
    2.Moderner vintage mid 60s – 80s
    3.Pre worn real deals here 90s – mid-2000s
    4.Recent pre-worn mid-2000s – 2020
    5.Recently and back on the market less than two years old
    6.Purchased new from stock or made to order based stock model
    7.Made to order custom pattern in fit or design

    I will give the survey a few days than do a tally
     
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  2. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    1. 16
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 7
    5. 2
    6. 3
    7. 0

    Ive sold a few jackets in the past week and added the aviator D pocket by Kurland.

    BTW- how is that brown Sportclad D pocket treating you? I don’t recall seeing pics.
     
  3. ton312

    ton312

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    1.4
    2.0
    3.1
    4.0
    5.0
    6.3
    7.1
    Ideally category 1 will grow and category 6 will zero out. I won’t reengage category 7. I’m after a small but significant and wearable category 1. Maybe 10-12 pieces at the most, all restored and fully functional. Quantity has never been a driving force no matter what I collect but I do want pieces that are rare and important from a historical/design stand point. I will not collect jackets I can’t wear.
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I have 2 that I can’t wear due to their condition, and it kills me every time I look in the closet.
     
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  5. ton312

    ton312

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    I know somebody who can fix that for ya;)
     
  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Not these I’m afraid...:(
    I bought them specifically for patternmaking when I dreamed of creating my own jackets...
     
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  7. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    1. 0 (although a couple of my Cals are right on that cusp of early/mid 60s. Sold my one that was for sure from the 50s)
    2. 8
    3. 1
    4. 3
    5. 6
    6. 3
    7. 2

    I put my Aero B3 under #5 since I bought it lightly used from TFLer who had only used a few times. But since it's an authentic pattern, should it be #1?
     
  8. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    1. 27
    2. 0
    3. 1
    4. 6
    5. 1
    6. 1 GW when John worked from his garage in Berkley
    7. 1 JL
     
  9. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    This will require work on my part! Lot of counting to do.
     
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  10. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    1.Vintage 30s -early 60s
    estimated 80-90
    2.Moderner vintage mid 60s – 80s
    5
    3.Pre worn real deals here 90s – mid-2000s
    5
    4.Recent pre-worn mid-2000s – 2020
    1
    5.Recently and back on the market less than two years old
    0
    6.Purchased new from stock or made to order based stock model
    2
    7.Made to order custom pattern in fit or design
    0


    Perhaps we should have a category for jackets that don't fit. Buying jackets that don't fit is True Collecting at it's insane best!
     
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  11. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    I have a couple that don’t fit. But they have to zip up at least. That way I can delude myself into a future fit. Lol.
     
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  12. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    1. 0
    2. 3
    3. 0
    4. 11
    5. 3
    6. 3
    7. 2
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Nah, most of your jackets are 8. Jonesywear Martha Stewart pick ups. Good on you good sir.
     
  14. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    I am hoping the members buying new jackets will participate in the survey. Currently, we vintage guys are tipping the scale.
    @carols.reddevil,dudewuttheheck,
     
  15. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I would need to do a full recap, but mostly 7 or 8. With two-three 6, and a couple of 5 or 4 - not sure.
     
  16. Agent Black

    Agent Black New in Town

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    OK then,
    1=0
    2=6
    3=18 EIGHTEEN!?!
    4=0
    5=0
    6=0
    7=3, albeit Ebay wins that had been tailored for other people.

    Cat 3 also includes an Ebay win blue TT Leathers cross zip in what feels like sheepskin, with old school "A" (Aero zip??) branded metal zips, that feels like it must have been mid 70's but the seller remembered buying it new from TT in 1996. NOS I guess.
     

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