What is this jacket?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jeep44, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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    My local Salvation Army had a "black Friday" sale today, with any 5 purple-tagged items for $5. I picked up this leather motorcycle jacket, normally for sale at $49.99, for $1-it had a purple tag! (I got 4 other items, too). There are no identifying marks in this jacket, other that a couple of cutters tags, and a "Leathercraft Process" tag, with a Rozelle, NJ address. The snaps have no marks-the zips are YKK. The jacket is very clean-almost unworn-looking. Being that this is the Detroit area, I'm thinking this is a Reed jacket, but another Reed I have, in almost the same style, has a cleaning tag inside with a McNichols Ave, Detroit address.There is provision for a zip-in liner. 76898664_2987990367895211_1030319833486458880_o.jpg Could this jacket be a Schott? It is a light grey color.
     
  2. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is a common pattern that was made in the 1970s, maybe the early 80s, but a number of makers: I've seen them with Brooks, Schott, Lesco, Excelled labels. If the snap heads don't have any identifying logo on them, then who knows. It's probably worth around $100 assuming in good shape, which it looks to be. The leather on them tends to be fairly average.
     
  3. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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    Well, whatever it is, it's well worth the dollar I paid for it....
     
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  4. ton312

    ton312

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    I love those gray CR’s! I had a few Brooks like that. Same color. Judging from the collar I’d guess it’s a Reed. That’s an incredible pick up for stinkin’ one dollar bill!
     
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  5. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Can you post a photo of the back?
     
  6. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Best $1.00 ever spent! :)

    Nice find there...
     
  7. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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    Here's the back. As you can see, almost unworn in appearance, and doesn't smell,either. I like this one-fits well, and not too valuable to wear, unlike the Buco I found earlier this year. 78876213_2993976137296634_4982936003581837312_o.jpg
     
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  8. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Grey is a great color
     
  9. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    I agree, and this is a great Daily Driver jacket!
     
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  10. ton312

    ton312

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    I need to find one of these again...I’m sure it will cost more than a dollar. LOL
     
  11. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    No tags in any of the pockets? It doesn’t appear to be a Lesco.
     
  12. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah - I got a mint, mid-brown Brooks version for $130 US. These were early 1980's jackets and from my experience with them the leather and stitching had actually improved in the Brooks world at that point.

    ton, you own one of these (brown, size 44) with a cool late '70's shirt collar don't you?
     
  13. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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    Jeep44 - between $1 for this and $20 for the Buco you are doing good. Have any stock tips? ;)
     
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  14. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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    Well, not a stock tip, but car and motorcycle swap meets are a good place to find leather jackets-I picked up a nice tan Brooks jacket at one a few years ago, for not much money. I usually see jackets at every one I go to. I visit the local thrift where I got this jacket almost every day around the time they are stocking the store-that's how you find stuff like this.
     
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  15. ton312

    ton312

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    Not anymore. I did though and these jackets are almost always good.
     

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