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Vintage Photos of Leather Jackets

Peter Bowden

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Maybe not vintage but I love this picture
 

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Looks like a bunch of A-1 jackets? Photo states it’s 1930; I believe Spaulding Sporting Goods did make leather jackets back in the 1930’s so perhaps they had some commercial copy of the military A-1 and sold them to civilians and sports teams?
The knit collars seem the wrong shape for A-1 jackets, at least from photos I've seen here and in books. I hope some of our A-1 experts will weigh in.

Incidentally, four players appear to be wearing early Chuck Taylors, which were like Model T's: only available in black.
 

Yamahana

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My father on the right in the leather jacket and his brother John with a plane they had built just before the war started. My father was a B-17 tail gunner and completed his tour of 36 missions. John became a Navy Frogman who were the 1st of the Navy SEALS died at Normandy beach on D-Day. Both are hero’s of mine even though I haven’t met my uncle John yet.
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