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Marc mndt

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I posted about this jacket before in another thread but am now hoping folks here have some information. The only tags are the shorthorn label and the attached photo of the tag I found in the inside pocket. For the past few days I figured this was LVC but when trying to find which season of LVC I found this thread showing a practically identical jacket with slightly different amounts of wear and folks were guessing maybe mid to late 70's? To be clear, I don't mean to imply I think the seller in that classified was trying to mislead anyone, this jacket very convincingly seems old. My main issue is that the wear almost feels too good, as if it's a factory distressing job. the tag on the inside pocket makes me want to say this is 80's, maybe 90's, but I don't think they were doing the shorthorn tag for that long and if this is LVC it would have to be extremely early for it so I don't know if that feels right either. Any info folks have would be great.


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It's LVC. Original shorthorns don't have the size indicated on the label. They also don't have a care label.

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I posted about this jacket before in another thread but am now hoping folks here have some information. The only tags are the shorthorn label and the attached photo of the tag I found in the inside pocket. For the past few days I figured this was LVC but when trying to find which season of LVC I found this thread showing a practically identical jacket with slightly different amounts of wear and folks were guessing maybe mid to late 70's? To be clear, I don't mean to imply I think the seller in that classified was trying to mislead anyone, this jacket very convincingly seems old. My main issue is that the wear almost feels too good, as if it's a factory distressing job. the tag on the inside pocket makes me want to say this is 80's, maybe 90's, but I don't think they were doing the shorthorn tag for that long and if this is LVC it would have to be extremely early for it so I don't know if that feels right either. Any info folks have would be great.


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This is a new jacket. 2000's or so.
 
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I think it's even newer. In the early 2000s Aero was making the lvc jackets. Then they moved production to Italy (Skyfall jacket, Italian job jacket, the ride the wild jacket, Mount Rushmore). After that production was moved to Turkey.

Yeah, agreed.

Those early LVC's look pretty great though, quality of the leather looks good.

The new ones can be very surprising, too. The jacket Craig posted looks very good.
 

Craig from Craigslist

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Thanks everybody, this is super helpful. Glad to get the facts about this one relatively straight. Seeing the photos of the original makes me feel even better about the factory distressing job of which I’m usually not a huge fan.
 

Yango

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I've just bought this Lee trucker jacket from eBay uk but I've never seen the style of tag that's Inside it. A quick Google lens came up with a Cross denim trucker with the similar label supposedly dating to the 1990's. Does anyone here know who Cross were/are and the age of the Lee trucker. The black label on the breast pocket has the usual Lee R MR embroidery.


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Always loved those Lee Riders! Nice.
 

TLW '90

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Early-mid 70's pioneer wear suede which I'm wearing again today because it quickly became one of my favorite jackets that I wear every opportunity I get.
As long as the weather cooperates and I'm not at work.
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The original suede care pamphlet that I found in the pocket when I received it is dated 1973.
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TLW '90

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Yesterday this 70s Pioneer Wear suède trucker arrived. It looks like it's brand new, never been worn. Construction quality is very good, better than the Levi's truckers I owned from the same era. The suède is nice but it's not as substantial as the Levi's truckers, those were thicker and heavier.

Because it's basically new I felt like it lacked some character so I used a spray bottle to add some sleeve creases.

Most importantly, unlike those Levi's truckers which were either too tight or too short or a combination of both this Pioneer Wear is a perfect fit, 10/10. Perfect sleeve and body length and a lot of taper to the waist.

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I still like seeing yours even though I have my own that I'm currently wearing.
I felt like the condition of mine is decent, but definitely not in the same condition as yours.
It has a few scars that I wish weren't there, but I can definitely live with them.
 

Marc mndt

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I still like seeing yours even though I have my own that I'm currently wearing.
I felt like the condition of mine is decent, but definitely not in the same condition as yours.
It has a few scars that I wish weren't there, but I can definitely live with them.
I'd call that character :)
 

TLW '90

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Lots of nice looking leather truckers posted here, looking through this thread I've realized that the trucker is probably my ideal style of leather jackets.
X zips just don't do anything for me, and while I don't mind Cafe racers I'm always wishing mine had a collar.

I currently have my eye on a blanket lined big Smith denim trucker that I probably won't end up scoring, but I think I'll start looking for a sherpa lined suede trucker.
 

Mickiemac

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Early-mid 70's pioneer wear suede which I'm wearing again today because it quickly became one of my favorite jackets that I wear every opportunity I get.
As long as the weather cooperates and I'm not at work.
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The original suede care pamphlet that I found in the pocket when I received it is dated 1973.
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Really snappy looking jacket and the pistol pin adds a distinctive touch. The contrast stitching makes the jacket pop - a real standout jacket in every way. Lucky you!
 

TLW '90

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Really snappy looking jacket and the pistol pin adds a distinctive touch. The contrast stitching makes the jacket pop - a real standout jacket in every way. Lucky you!
Thanks.
If Marc mndt hadn't posted his in response to my PW suede vest I wouldn't have it, so I have to give z big thanks to him and this forum.
I instantly fell in love with the jacket and began looking for one, I found one on Ebay right away and after a little convincing I threw in an offer and scored it.
I was apprehensive about the lack of hand pockets and do still wish it had them, but I'm so glad I set that aside because I love the jacket and am getting used to doing without hand pockets when I wear it.
 

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