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Shields leather

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Guppy, Jul 12, 2018 at 6:37 PM.

  1. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    This jacket caught my eye:

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/253745625854

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    I really like its design, and in white leather with gold stitching it is striking. Fortunately it's too small for me.

    I haven't heard any talk here about the maker, though. Is anyone familiar with Shields?
     
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  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    Gorgeous. Too bad. Small for me too.
     
  3. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I know. I never thought I'd develop feelings for white leather, too.
     
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  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Shields, I do believe, is a Canadian maker and may be related in some way to British Cycle Racers/ Brimaco. I believe a Buco/Brooks/Reed type thing except in Canada eh.
     
  5. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    If you look closely at the label of the jacket, indeed, it says they're from Toronto. I wondered about a Brimaco relationship, too, as the styling is very similar.
     
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  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The lightening zips too. That's a Canadian maker of hardware. Shields are nice. Never had one but several have caught my eye. Particularly this model in blue. Go fig.
     
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  7. Alphahunter

    Alphahunter Familiar Face

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    I like the white CR.
     
  8. Edgar Laurel

    Edgar Laurel One of the Regulars

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    A good CR design, nice contrast between the white leather and the golden stitching.
    I've spoted a few Shields before. Most if not all of them were CR designs.
     
  9. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday Call Me a Cab

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    Were stores that sold them called Agents of Shields?

    Sorry, that is bad even by my dad joke standards . . . But I couldn't resist!
     
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  10. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    I've owned a couple of Shields (of Toronto) over years...one in black which I sold. And I still have one in Blue. Same design- with the Lightening zips, shoulder pads and buckles. Serviceable cowhide leather and decent quality for the time.They are definitely a very distinctive take on the classic cafe racer, especially in the white and blue.
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  11. JMax

    JMax Practically Family

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    There was a blue one just like that recently for sale on eBay. They were asking $180. Definitely different and cool. Just not quite my size.
     
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  12. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Yup. Dude had two. The blue and a tan version. I was close. But I knew it'd end up small.
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax Practically Family

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    I do that a lot... tell myself it will fit, buy it and it ain’t close.
     
  14. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    You could always stop lifting weights and eating to get that small. Then the adventure starts all over! New jackets to find to fit in them :D
     

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