Vintage 30s/40s Horsehide Halfbelt

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  1. AerGuitar

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    Very old halfbelt here. I’m unsure of the maker on this one. I’ve seen similar for sale from the same era, but were also missing their labels. When I got it, there were patches on the shoulders from apparent hanger burn. I had my local leather alterations shop make a new yoke for it when they were re doing the liner. I think it turned out pretty well. They went over the entire jacket and took care of any weak points in the stitching and it feels very solid. They say that the leather seems healthy. After a good drink of Obenauf’s, it’s nice and supple. The only concern is some cracking at the fold on the collar. I had them stick an old monarch label in it for aesthetic purposes with the liner. Zipper works great 049C57CB-2722-42D4-8E18-10C5E3D8981B.jpeg DC5E8EDF-3250-4D8D-85CA-294980DFB956.jpeg 3AF9A34F-A789-4F63-ABF5-4ECA29FF4739.jpeg E8B64324-40C7-4213-9200-8C8CEEBCC170.jpeg 31D82B72-D32A-4E79-AEC9-E20EB328AB2A.jpeg BFCF88DB-6D51-4B27-8529-D4E6E483CA2E.jpeg 1F2B0230-2401-480E-BA08-0AB86D8C64EA.jpeg
    Measurements are as follows, and I’d put this in the 36/38 range:
    p2p: 20.5”
    Shoulder: 18”
    Sleeves: 24.5”
    Back length: 23.5”
    I have spent a nice chunk having the work done on this and am asking $300 obo shipped conus PP F&F. It’s been listed on eBay for a bit with lots of views and several watchers. Im 417airguitar86 on the bay, if you want to check out my feedback rating..
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312

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    Entirely and quite sadly too small for me. Very cool!
     
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  3. ton312

    ton312

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    I’ll be sending pics to Shawn for this one. This is a really superb design. GLWS. I would buy this ten times over if I could get in it.
     
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  4. AerGuitar

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    ^^It’s a pretty sweet jacket. A bit on the small side for me as well. Ton, you could totally hulk out in this one!
     
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  5. ton312

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    I think I’ll rebuild it via the 5 star super highway. I may PM you for some more pics if that’s OK. Terry would k ow better than me but for some reason I think this might be a Block Built pattern.
     
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  6. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    Again, the sleeves are too short for me. This is why I can't have nice vintage things.
     
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  7. tmitchell59

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    Could be. Block was a significant maker in the day. They did a full range of jackets, sold through out the country.

    I had a United Sportswear jacket that looks similar. United, like Block was in the Bay Area.

    https://goo.gl/photos/xaXrrVTuc3N9DWKS9
     
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  8. AerGuitar

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    Terry, I’m surprised that you don’t have 3 of them after watching your leather closet video!
     
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  9. ton312

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    From BK archives
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  10. Edward

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    Overall, I would put this as 30s/40s. Interesting design; there are foreshadows here enough of the 70s EastWest type jackets that this could well have been something of an inspiration for those, albeit that they took the idea and turned it up to eleven.
     
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  11. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    lol! seems like I do have some multiples. I have one Block Police jacket. I forgot I had this album of Block jacket.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/dQ4aPgCZYFN3uHEk8
     
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  12. AerGuitar

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    That looks like a dead ringer for this design!
     
  13. AerGuitar

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    Bump. I’ll look at offers on this one
     
  14. AerGuitar

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    Bump. $220 shipped Conus
     
  15. ton312

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    Should have my repro of this baby done in the next two weeks!
     
  16. AerGuitar

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    Wow, that was quick!
     
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  17. JMax

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    I don't want to go off topic but I can't help myself-- Their version of the cross-zip police jacket is incredible.
     

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