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Damon141

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I particularly love the leather on my old jeans. Made in Germany.

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I wonder if German made leather goods have the same amazing qualities that German cutlery and cars have, we won’t get into reliability but the build quality is apparent as soon as you climb into a high end German made vehicle
 
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I wonder if German made leather goods have the same amazing qualities that German cutlery and cars have, we won’t get into reliability but the build quality is apparent as soon as you climb into a high end German made vehicle

They do. The more Germany made leather stuff I handle, more impressed I am. 40's to 50's Germany tanned leather is particularly amazing.
 

Damon141

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They do. The more Germany made leather stuff I handle, more impressed I am. 40's to 50's Germany tanned leather is particularly amazing.
Being in the USA we probably don’t see as much but I remember marc saying he was impressed by the quality of the vintage German jackets regarding their build quality.

I don’t know of many German made leather jackets, I think I saw Mendl and Austria being so close in vicinity and culture I would think Whitefeather J21 looks like an interesting option
 

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Being in the USA we probably don’t see as much but I remember marc saying he was impressed by the quality of the vintage German jackets regarding their build quality.
Check out these 40s German made breeches. Doesn't get much better in terms of leather and construction quality.

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I don’t know of many German made leather jackets
German makers generally didn't use labels, especially to those from the 30s/40s/50s. There are exceptions like Haelson or Marke Bergfreund or Harro.
Whitefeather J21 looks like an interesting option
He's more of an enthusiast then a professional maker. That's Austria by the way, not Germany.

A contemporary German maker is Wildfang Design

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Wow those leather pants are in excellent condition. So interesting to see different styles of design. Zippers I’ve never seen. Even the way the pocket zippers are sewn in is different than I’ve seen on anything.
 

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That looks sharp, I previously owned the same model Vanson (USA flag) and it was actually on display at Thurston's brick & morter store for sale on consignment when the gas line explosion occurred nearby.
 

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Graining and patina on this 50’s Californian HH CHP jacket

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