Vintage Hercules “Windward”

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by pilot error, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. pilot error

    pilot error One of the Regulars

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    When I first saw the seller’s pics I thought it was a Windward with a different label. Not so, upon further examination. Same basic pattern but a horse of a different color. I have a Windward with the single slash chest zipper pocket. It’s a heavier piece. This seems like an earlier model. Obvious differences are old school wool lining, underarm gussets, and different hardware. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Wow!
    Yes, different...my Windward has a crown zipper, shoulder gussets, sewn under-arm holes, and different shaped (more rounded) pocket cording.
    A very unique jacket, congratulations!
     
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  3. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Your Hercules Windward looks very similar to this Alden. It was a size 46.

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    This Windward has some of the finest Horsehide. All of the Windward labeled jackets have nice leather.

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    This JC Penney is another variation. This is the only black variation of this theme I have seen.

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    I believe I have seen another variation but don't recall the label.
     
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  4. Corky Corcovado

    Corky Corcovado One of the Regulars

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    Those old wool linings are pretty much the scratchiest material you would ever decide to put on your body. Even through a shirt.
     
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