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tmitchell59

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Unlabeled 1938 Goatskin Police jacket

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tmitchell59

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Hell ya, awesome. One for sale on eBay & the seller upped the price to $1,000.

I saw the increase when I went to make an offer. If it said Buco or Harley it would be sold at that price. Mine is a size up and a bit better condition. Rarer than most HD and Buco jackets and just as good. The design and fit are unique, just doesn't have the correct name on the label.
 

navetsea

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Gorgeous bike! What year is it?

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Wearing this Schott 618 a lot at the minute. Closed, it pushes these jeans down at the waistband; I should really have bought a size smaller in the jeans as I've lost more weight a bit faster than I anticipated, but they are Prison Blues, which in my experience should snug up a bit when washed, so that should sort that. Worn open, the jacket comfortable sits an inch or two over the top of the waistband. Ridiculously pleased to be able to fasten this one, though - not been an option for a very long time. This time last year, I don't think I could even comfortably wear it open.

The one real drawback with this pattern for me is that the "handwarmer" pockets are really just too far back to comfortably get at when I'm wearing it, which renders them of limited use for storage, but that's ultimately not much of an issue as I never use handwarmers anyhow - just there for the look of the thing on all my jackets. Zip-up ones might be used for storage, though, if they can be got at...

Wearing this old friend around has reminded me how much I like it, though. I don't think I could bring myself to spend on it what they now are new, but I do have half an eye out for a rare bargain on a 118 and 613 sometime in the future, possibly. More likely at some point will be picking up the mouton collar for this for when I have a bit of a Johnny Thunders day...
congrats Edward, looking great keep the spirit to be in shape man!
 

bn1966

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My new C-3 vest from ELC, using it as a gilet / waistcoat. Had to size down from my usual 48 to a 44 long to get the desired fit. 24” chest & 23.5 back, I’m 5.10’. Had a 46 Reg a few years back but moved it on as too loose over only a T shirt, designed more around going over the likes of an A-2..
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willyto

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Those vests look cool but I've never understood their utility in our modern days. I mean, you're only keeping warm your torso but then if it's not so cold that you don't need long sleeves then it's certainly too warm for that.
 

bn1966

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Those vests look cool but I've never understood their utility in our modern days. I mean, you're only keeping warm your torso but then if it's not so cold that you don't need long sleeves then it's certainly too warm for that.
Works for me the same as a conventional gilet..
 

Bfd70

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Those vests look cool but I've never understood their utility in our modern days. I mean, you're only keeping warm your torso but then if it's not so cold that you don't need long sleeves then it's certainly too warm for that.
Keeping your core warm makes a huge difference allowing constant blood flow to your extremities. Bizarre but works.
 
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