Metropolitan Uniform Co - Detroit...any info?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by lucky23, May 4, 2019.

  1. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    Im looking at a cool police jacket made by Metropolitan Uniform Co. out of Detroit. Not sure the date of manufacture, but it looks a bit like a Buco J-27. Anyone have any info on this company? Did they make decent leather jackets?
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I think @Carlos840 will be able to answer your question sooner than later as he just picked one up. I’ve never handled one but they do look good.
     
  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Wooops...

    I hope i didn't buy the one you were looking at, was it in the UK?
     
  4. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    Yes, the sz 44? Oh well, you did me a favor!
     
  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Sorry about that, i'll review it when i get it and give you dibs if it doesn't fit me.
     
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  6. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    No worries!
     
  7. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    I almost bought that jacket! giphy.gif
     
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  8. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    I just bought the same jacket (I think?) for under a $100 on eBay. Only bummer is it doesn't include the fur collar like the one you bought): I hope it fits!
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  9. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Is that the one with the tear on the lining on the pocket side?
    I think i saw that one too.
     
  10. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    Yes, i think so. I looked at a few of them and they all had similar tears/wear marks. Im assuming from the sidearm? I got mine for $90 but as I said, it doesn't have the elusive fur collar like yours):
     
  11. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    I have just received mine, a little disappointing...
    It fits well, but the leather is very thin and shiny with a vinyl feel to it, not very nice at all.
    On the other hand i don't think i will find another PJ-27 in that condition, at that price that fits me.

    Not sure what to do with it yet...
     
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  12. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    Thats funny, I emailed him asking about the leather quality/thickness. Looked a bit suspect in the photos. Post some fit pix?
     
  13. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    Got mine today. Leather seems pretty good to me. As thick as my Vanson. A wee snug in the midsection, but it can work.
     
  14. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    I doubt its that bad if its anything like mine. Id love to see some pix of yours:)
     

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