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Opinions on price of this 40/50s French leather jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dinomartino1, May 26, 2019.

  1. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    Opinions on the price of this 40/50s French leather jacket.
    This jacket is borderline going by the meausrents of wether it would fit me or not, so if I buy it I may have to pass it on and would like to get my money back or not lose too much
    I'm not conversant on the values of non US jackets.
    On some spots the leather has worn beyond the stage where any leather treatments would be off any use, but i have had jackets in a worse state that have last years before holes appeared in the worn areas, but as always hard to tell without be able to see the jacket to see how thin the worn areas are.
    Lining is intact

    French size on the jacket label is 38 US.
    US$ 257

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  2. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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  3. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden A-List Customer

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    I would say it's worth it for its rarity and even better if it fits you and you like the jacket.French jackets of the Barnstormer/Canadian style seem to be on offer from £90 up to £150 in the UK.FWIW I have never seen one of these before.I think you would be lucky to get your money back though if it is not for you especially when costs of shipping etc are taken into account.
     
  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    It’s very cool. My ignorance of the brand and hide would make it cost prohibitive were it my size. I don’t think it’s a bad deal tbh but I just don’t have the experience with vintage leather from France to know anything about the quality. All that aside it’s a great design, superb collar and shows some really nice patina.
     
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  5. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    I never factor in shipping, I always write it off
    I have just never seen anything like that before, it's a really unique pocket style, just don't want that to get in the way of my better judgement on the cost, but saying that when would I ever find another one.
    Ah well, decisions, decisions, stamp collecting might be less stressful than jackets
     
  6. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    Could also get this French jacket from the same person, it's around the same size, which might make the price of both combined a bit better
    The zip and lining are fine, it needs some seams stitched which would not be lot to get done, and there is one hole but not too big.
    US$60
    $317 for both jackets

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    Hole

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  7. Some of the leather appears flaky and possibly beyond repair.
     
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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I hadn’t noticed that at first but you’re right HD. Particularly at the shoulder.
     
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    The first one is sooooooo cool!
     
  10. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    The design of the second jacket doesn’t grab me, probably because of the elastic waist. Now the first jacket—that’s cool!
     
  11. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    I'd take a pass on both.
     
  12. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    The second looks like the jacket a fellow lounger shortened and altered to be a Hartmann style luftwaffe jacket.
     
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