Sears Leather Shop

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by PeterRocco, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco One of the Regulars

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    Just bough a Sears Bomber Jacket looks like made 1980’s. Did not receive it yet.
    I’ll post pictures latter.
    Anybody know who made it for them? Has a Made In USA Tag.
    Thank You
    Peter
     
  2. tmitchell59

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    I am always interested in the makers behind the label. In most cases there just isn't an answer. I have some ideas about the Sears products made during the 50s and early 60s, but no ideas on the Sears Leather shop jackets.
     
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  3. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco One of the Regulars

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    How you doing today?
    Thank You for your Input, if you don’t know I Doubt anybody else will.
    Love your YouTube Videos. And Of course your Jacket Collection.
    Stay Safe
    Pete
     
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  4. Peacoat

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    Yes, he has become a star in the Outerwear section. Have you seen his history of Sears motorcycle jackets which is a stickie at the top of this page? Won't be of any use to you in determining who made your jacket, but should be of interest.

    Edit Note: It is now a link in the Important Threads section in "Start Here" at the top of the first page in the Outerwear Forum.
     
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  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Terry is indeed the master when it comes to knowing vintage jackets - especially those under a variation of Sears labels.
    That said, I wonder if Excelled Leathers could have built the jacket you are refering to. They are still an active company with a plant in Kewanee, IL and few others if I am not mistaken.
     
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  6. tmitchell59

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    Thank you. For some reason the makers are of interest to me. I doubt there are too many who have a similar interest.

    Thanks you again for the nice comments. I do think some of the Sears jackets were made by Appalachian Tanned and Tailored. The "Made in California" label at least says the State, but there were many makers in Northern and Southern California. California Sportswear Company has been mentioned. They probably had the production capabilities. Not sure if the Northern makers had such. The search continues.
     
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  7. PeterRocco

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    Hi

    So Happy I started this New Post.
    All information were Very Helpful.
    Thank You
    Pete
     
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  8. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco One of the Regulars

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    Just received my jacket. I just rubbed in BICKMORE 4 Conditioner. I know it’s not a true vintage jacket from 40-50-60. But has to be from the 1980’s. Looks like it was never even tried on. No creases in the leather,not one scratch.
    It’s a size 48. I usually wear a size 50 but jacket fits me. When you wear a large size like me it’s very hard to find Vintage Jackets in that size. The leather is Steerhide and Stiff to Hand. I can compare the weight of the leather to my 1970’s Schott Bomber and just as Heavy.
     

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    Yes removable collar. Lable States “MADE IN USA”.
     
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  10. Bluechel

    Bluechel New in Town

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    Newby here. Is it rude to ask price? I just bought one today too and I really want to keep my head out of the clouds as I have more than 25 jackets! It is my passion, no apologies here.
     
  11. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco One of the Regulars

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    And welcome. I really got it for a Low Price of $60.00. Beautiful jacket almost like a Schott Quality Bomber. But they don't sell for much. Sears 40 and 50 Jackets get the big bucks.
     
  12. Bluechel

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    Ah, I just paid $90 but like you, it was because it was a rare size 50, which I find rarely as you also have probably experienced! Oh to be a 44!
     
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  13. PeterRocco

    PeterRocco One of the Regulars

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    Yes. It's rare to see older jackets in the real men sizes 50-52. Men were usually a size 40 to 44.
     
  14. JMax

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    I just posted an early Cal in a size 50 in the finds/deals thread. Top notch vintage jacket.
     
  15. Bluechel

    Bluechel New in Town

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    Where the hell is the thread, can't navigate. Arrgggh
     
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