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thor

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Just picked up this nice black leather Border Patrol uniform jacket from the 'Bay for under a hundred bucks. It's brand new/never worn and was marked as a size Large Long (about a 46 L). Made by VF Imagewear who make uniforms for commercial and industrial companies. Leather is thick and grainy cowhide and the knits are wool. Heavy duty number 10 brass zip. The quality and workmanship is outstanding (I'd say about par with Schott or G&B). From what I could research, the Border Patrol issued these in the 1990's to early 2000's timeframe but these are now no longer part of their official uniform. I've seen some in brown as well as black and most were marked as goatskin but the label on this one states cowhide (and made in USA!).
 

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thor

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Afew more pics showing the nice grainy leather and some details: two-way pockets, bi-swing back with gussets, etc.
 

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K-Pants

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Great find,Thor. Are you thinking to sell or is this a keeper for now?
That it was so new is truly amazing. Well done.
 

thor

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Great find,Thor. Are you thinking to sell or is this a keeper for now?
That it was so new is truly amazing. Well done.
This one's definitely a keeper. It's the only black leather jacket in my arsenal and it fits me like a bespoke jacket. Also, at my job as a passenger vessel boat captain it lends itself well to that professional uniform appearance :D
 

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This one's definitely a keeper. It's the only black leather jacket in my arsenal and it fits me like a bespoke jacket. Also, at my job as a passenger vessel boat captain it lends itself well to that professional uniform appearance :D
That sounds like a cool job, I hope they don't replace you with a robot. I don't have one of these jackets but I see them pop up on e-bay regularly and they look like a really practical variation on the traditional A2/ANJ3 flight jacket configuration. Well done! Looks like many years of enjoyment ahead of you. I'm envious!
 

K-Pants

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This one's definitely a keeper. It's the only black leather jacket in my arsenal and it fits me like a bespoke jacket. Also, at my job as a passenger vessel boat captain it lends itself well to that professional uniform appearance :D
Dude, are you a NY harbor booze cruise captain? Water taxi? That would be a sweet gig
 

Edward

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Nice. Reminiscent of the civilianised 'bomber' jackets of the fifties, as well as certain Schott models. Good fit on you too.
 

K-Pants

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I pilot a big old ferryboat. Most days it's the best job in the world, but then there's fog or ice or nor'easters or Sully crash landing a US Airways jet into the Hudson. Then it gets exciting!

Sounds pretty cool. I live in Brooklyn, work in Newport NJ. I watch the boats go by all day and sometimes wonder what it would be like to work on one (wearing a leather jacket while doing so, obviously). Seems great to be on the water.
 

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I pilot a big old ferryboat. Most days it's the best job in the world, but then there's fog or ice or nor'easters or Sully crash landing a US Airways jet into the Hudson. Then it gets exciting!
Yes, I would imagine Captain Sullenberger putting it down in the Hudson would engender a certain level of excitement!
 

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Ah so... the Captain has a new coat! Great score. Glad you like it. Wear it with pride. I, probably like everyone here, never knew the BP wore leather jackets.

Worf
 

JVanBro

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Great jacket and easy on the budget. Oh hell now I've got to follow the maker name on the bay. [emoji106]

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This may seem an odd question, but what's the inside pocket config like? Just a couple of small inside pockets, or a full array of storage?
 

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