Deer season started October 1st in Illinois, USA. I don't hunt, but deer Hunting is very popular in my area. Many get killed on the roads through out the year. Everyone seems to have a story of a car/deer encounter. I'm not sure who does the deer tanning around here. There are taxidermist. I play music with a guy who has a house full of trophies. There have been and continue to be deerskin clothing makers in the mid-west where I live. Thurlow is/was in San Diego, California. I just can't find my original source regarding Thurlow. I went through my Tanaka books, but got lost! I know there is a reference in one of the books. I have not done much research on the company. Like to hear about them. This is another stunner in Deer skin. It feels like silk, my girlfriend said buttey. Truely does fit like a glove! That is the expression I was searching for. the Finish is amazing. The interior and label look very much like a local Deerskin maker. I have seen later more modern collar label. This label has the hand made shop look. The use of Velcro, which looks like original work, dates it. Maybe 70s?