MONARCH? MOTORCYCLE JACKET HORSEHIDE UNLABELED-42/44

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    I'm getting deep into the closet to bring this jacket out for sale. I've owned this jacket for several years and it always brings positive comments when it is shown. It is one of the finest hides I own.

    The wool lining indicates to me late 40s production. All the motorcycle jacket makers were moving to the new Nylon lining in the early 1950s. There is not makers/sellers label in the jacket, only this neck label proudly proclaiming " Genuine Top Grain Horsehide". You don't see that often.

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    I sent the pictures to Dave Sheely who is a Monarch expert. I sent him many pictures of this jacket and another unlabeled police jacket with measurement. Dave was trying to get the underarm "football" correct for a reproduction jacket. This technique along with the French Seams indicated to him it was made my Monarch of Milwaukee.

    I have one other guess as to the maker. Roughwear Clothing Company of Pennsylvania. The lining and label along with the robust leather remind me of a Roughwear jacket I owned. I suspect that Roughwear made jackets without their company label and logo. That was a practice used by makers to get their products in stores.

    Regardless of the maker this is a very high quality Horsehide jacket in excellent condition. The main zipper has been changed and there is a small spot in the lining hem that is worn. That is about it for issues.



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    I own many Horsehide jackets and this leather is a good as any Horsehide produced today or yesterday. For fit is a bit longer than many MC jackets of this era. It does have the original size 42 tag.

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    A bit of neck crust-minimal
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    Damn, Terry. Wish you had longer arms. Beautiful jacket.
     
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    How long do you want them? I can probably make them 25" with another measurement! You know how sleeves go.
     
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    Can you make them 26”? That would be perfect.
     
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    Just found this Video.


     
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    SOLD
     
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    Good. I didn’t sleep well last night.
     
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    This is a bittersweet Sale. I just love this pic. What a Fit, What a jacket! This jacket just has so much going for it. This Combination of good doesn't come around that often. I know the new owner will wear it well. We have exchanged jackets.

    Each jacket sale is now breaking new ground, deeper into the Closet with each dive.


    Stay Tuned

    Contemplating my Next Sale!

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    I am staying tuned
     
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    This was tagged as a Monarch of Milwaukee on the web. Only image I could find of a moto jacket associated with Monarch.
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    Definitely could be...
     
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    This Monarch flew in from Europe several years ago. Replacement zipper went on the European side. This jacket was huge in size and very Heavy! Sold to Monarch Man Dave Sheely

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    Uh oh. The past tense here in reference to the Roughwear has me a little worried that you've sold my ultimate jacket and I somehow missed it. Say it isn't so...:(
     
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    Isn't so:)

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    Phew.
     
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