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Scarecrow Yah Ta Hey leathers

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Guppy, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Guppy

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    Came across this heretofore unknown to me maker of what appears to be seriously thick leather motorcycle jackets in the vein of Langlitz and Cal Leather: Scarecrow Yah Ta Hey. Seems they are as popular in Japan, if not more so, than they are in the USA, although they are USA made, in Yah Ta Hey, New Mexico (maybe?), possibly by Native Americans.

    Anyone heard of them before? Are they still in business? I can't find a website for them.

    Here's some photos of various designs made by them that I was able to find through google image search.

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    Here's a Japanese blog article on them: https://suposuta-2.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_pages/user/iphone/article?name=2013-09-28
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Wow! Very cool...
    Never heard of them before, thanks @Guppy.
     
  3. red devil

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    Looks good, really like the blue one!
     
  4. JMax

    JMax Practically Family

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    $1,600 bones on the Bay.

    The jackets look real good.
     
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  5. Monitor

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    These look really good! CR seems like it's 12 lbs! Very well designed. The leather cover over the main zipper on the blue jacket is something I haven't seen before.
     
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  7. Guppy

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    I've seen that feature on Langlitz jackets.
     
  8. Guppy

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    That's correct... I have to wonder if that's an inflated Japanese import price, or if they're really that expensive. I'd love to know.
     
  9. Guppy

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    Well, here's something interesting.

    I found this yahoo japan auction listing for a Langlitz Timberline jacket that has a Scarecrow label in it.

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    Google Translated: "Bespoke custom leather jacket made of 1998 made Langlitz and Scarecrow double name.

    It is a rare specification of custom made by Scarecrow which is the individual of the time when Scarecrow started selling Langritz the first time in Japan, the same luxury leather that it is not comparable with current thing, the same thing as two does not exist I will."

    It's hard to understand the machine translations offered through google, but I'm starting to suspect that Scarecrow may be a reseller shop based in Japan, who stock various high-end leather jackets. It sounds like, at least with this particular jacket, they specified the design to Langlitz, who built it for them. (But then, it doesn't make sense why their label says "Made In USA" on the Scarecrow label if they're indeed a Japanese company.)

    I'm still sleuthing, but it'd definitely help if someone who speaks Japanese or knows the Japanese high end leather market were able to step in with some info.
     
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  10. Bobby Peru

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    I have never heard of them either. Thanks for posting this.
     
  11. ton312

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    Man these look phenomenal. Scarecrow eh?
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  12. Guppy

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    More sleuthing...

    I think I may have found an address/phone number for Scarecrow:

    info from: https://www.tel-map.net/data/0357070689/1/

    Store / company information
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    Scarecrow
    Industry Outfit
    Postal code 158-0081
    Street address 1-2 Fukasawa 1-2 chome Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
    TEL 03-5707-0689
    FAX
    URL

    They don't seem to have a website. Maybe they're too new? Or maybe that's something that only the most exclusive boutiques are doing in Japan these days... ?
     
  13. red devil

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    Looked up the Yahoo link, it says that Scarecrow was/were the first to sell Langlitz in Japan and then goes on into a sales blurb.
     
  14. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    I think they're relabelled Langlitz from the nineties sold in the Japanese market.
     
  15. Guppy

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    Interesting theory. Do you have any solid info that would corroborate?

    The designs for some of the Yah Ta Hey jackets are similar to some Langlitz styles, and my guess was that they were an influence, but some of them are very different.

    I guess those could be relabeled jackets from other makers. But why would they do that? And why use a name that is borrowed from the Navajo?
     
  16. Guppy

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    What is the Url?
     
  17. red devil

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    That was what was written in the Yahoo auction link you posted earlier, in the description of the jacket
     
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  18. ultrark2004

    ultrark2004 New in Town

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    I found this on Langlitz website pertaining to their Columbia "The band of our Columbia has an ā€œSā€ pattern stitched with square corners, rather than single stitch lines going from side to side". The cross zip on the jacket on this page has that same stitching as does my Columbia. I also looked at my Cal Leather & the stitching is different than my Langlitz. maybe some of the jackets are relabeled Langlitz
     
  19. Guppy

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    This "Yah ta hey" does have the S-shaped stitching on the kidney panel. And it does look very similar to Langlitz Columbia.

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    On the other hand, the Columbia is just Langlitz's version of the California Highway Patrol jacket, which is a design made by many makers, including notably Langlitz, Cal Leather, and Vanson.

    Looking at the front of that Yah Ta Hey, a few things I note:

    1) There is a line of stitching going across the top of the (wearer's) left handwarmer pocket. A Cal Leather CHP jacket has this feature, but over both pockets. Langlitz does not have this stitching visible above the handwarmer pocket on either side.
    2) The part of the jacket on the front where the belt loops attach appears to my eye a bit wider than is typical of a Langlitz.
    3) The cuffs of the Yah Ta Hey have snap closures on long tabs, which is not something typically seen on a Langlitz. I've seen Langlitz cuffs that have snap closures on the cuffs, but not exactly like these.
    4) The line of the hem of the back of the Yah Ta Hey has a more trapezoidal line to it, where a Langlitz back is a more continuous curve.
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    Of course, none of this is completely definitive, but there's enough differences here to question that it's a Langlitz with a different label.

    Possible? Anything's possible. But I'm pretty far from certain.

    We could find out by asking Langlitz if they have any information, and get a pretty quick and clear answr from them. Then again, it's possible the relabeling could have been done without the knowledge or consent of Langlitz.

    I have found at least one example (the Timberline, above) where Scarecrow put their label next to a Langlitz label. So clearly they have done something with Langlitz in the past. But the existence of this jacket makes me more inclined to believe that Yah Ta Hey is something else, something not Langlitz. Surely Scarecrow would find the legendary Langlitz name more marketable than making up some different name that no one has heard of before?
     
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