I think you are right. The coolness of the hooks is off the charts. My jacket is a bit newer, but the design is similar (alas, no hooks.... For $80 plus shipping I figure I cannot go wrong. There is an older Vanek on eBay out of Ukraine (also without the hooks) for which the seller is asking $320. Regarding the hooks - is it possible that these jackets were custom-made for the Austrian MC police and the rest of them did not have them?