Switchyard leather jacket brown size 38/40 $170

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  1. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    A new Chinese copy of the freewheelers switchyard leather jacket.
    Tagged as 40 but more like a 38 across the chest, I am a 40 but a bit tight across the chest for me.
    Too small for me so selling on, this is a very good quality jacket for the price.
    Mid-weight steer hide and cotton lining.
    Payment by PayPal in Australian dollars AUD 224 which is
    170.00 USD = 224.76 AUD at todays mastecard rate
    Shipping by whichever method you want at your cost.

    Allow for small errors in the measurements, photos with tape so draw your own conclusions.
    shoulders 18"
    chest 21"
    length 27"
    sleeves 25"




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  2. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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  3. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    On hold for Fonzie.
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Fonzie, you know who to contact if it’s a little tight. :)
     
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  5. ton312

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    Man that’s a nice looking jacket!
     
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  6. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    I‘m glad to read that Fonzie was faster as it would be a perfect fit for me. Congrats @Fonzie
     
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  7. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Can you give contact info for the Chinese company that made this jacket?
     
  8. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    My sister regularly goes to China and she buys me jackets in markets and shops so I don't know where she got it, it might be on aliexpress but it will be dearer than the prices in mainland China.
    I've had a lot of jackets from China and the label to look out for is carphey or curphey? the label looks rubbish but the jackets aren't.
    Really good quality at the price and thats coming from someone who has had aeros, Eastman, buzz ricksons, schott, vanson and too many vintage jackets to remember in 39 years of jacket buying.
    Just the same as in the US there are crap jackets and good jackets in China, I have never delved into the dearer makes and there some pricey ones.

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    Will Zach One Too Many

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  10. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    There are a few shops on Taoabao selling these. I believe they don't make them in this color anymore. They change pattern and design from time to time and mass produce them in factories.
    There are also other copies sold under different brand names and with different materials. I see them on Taobao but I have never bought any leather jackets from these factories.
     
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  11. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    Yes, that make them for a season and then sell off what's left cheap, many of the Chinese jackets jackets are sold in Japan but at much greater prices.
    Using taobao can be problematic, you can use taoabao shipping but if the seller sends the wrong item, size, or there are defects etc, it only covers the return shipping cost from the Chinese warehouse back to the seller and you have to pay to send it back yourself, the shipping is buy courier and very fast but snd was very cheap covid has made the shipping price go through the roof as freight space on planes is now at a premium due to the lack of overseas flights.
    Taoabao for an english speaker is no picnic and if anything goes wrong trying to use goole translate to speak to Chinese speakers is vey difficult half of the time they still have no idea what are trying to convey.
    I used to buy a lot on taoaba and the items are so cheap that having one thing that did not fit was compensated for by the the low cost, the others things that you would buy at the same time made up for it, you can buy from different sellers and tabao combines the parcels at their warehouse to send to you overseas.
    The expensive shipping has now ruined that I would now recommend aliexpress though dearer until freight pricing goes down.
     
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  12. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    Sold to Fonzie, nice to be able to chat on the phone to someone else in Australia.
     
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  13. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Cheers guys, I’ll put it back in here if it doesn’t fit in case you guys are interested, it does look pretty nice and this style was missing in my collection.
    By the way, @dinomartino1 is a top bloke, nice to chat to a fellow TFL members on the phone, this really is a great community.
    Happy New Year fellows!
     
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