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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.
I’ve recently fallen back in love with my A-2s. This one is a 1996 Saddlery, which was the name Cooper used for their government contract jackets. I’ve had this A-2 for ten or twelve years and it’s still not broken in. I need to wear it more often.
1950s Lawrence horsehide cross-zip, without mouton collar today:
Such a genius pattern. The collar, pocket config, the back...and it doesn’t need to flash a big D (pocket) to be the undisputed king. Extraordinary.
Thanks for the compliments. I wonder how many of these were made?
Not enough. They are exceedingly rare. They just don’t pop up. The last one I saw on eBay 10 years ago was a tiny size and priced at $2.5k.
We need more than a like option. I want to be angry about this price! Ha
You've some of the best jackets around. This one really is fantastic. That's the kind of stuff we desperately need more of around here, something new and unseen. Outstanding jacket.
Thanks! I think @tmitchell59 has the best collection by far.
Wish I had the listing or photos. It was just like yours but far smaller. I was shocked to see yours sell for what it did. If I thought there was any possible way I could wear it...you wouldn’t be
I hear you man. I have gone so far down this rabbit hole that I can’t even pretend that I factor that into my jacket purchasing at this point. When I dig through my pile of jackets I find things that I forgot I even owned.
I would advise you to keep this one in mind though, maybe for sometime down the road. There is something very special about this jacket, all of my other Vanson’s have had some flaw or imperfection that immediately jumped out at me upon receiving them. I still liked the jackets, but I noticed something that wasn’t quite right or to my liking. Not so with the Chopper, this thing is 8 pounds of perfection.
You don't need a collection to have one nice jacket. Some Jackets make you want to stop collecting, others just add fuel to the Fire.
The Lawrence has fueled that fire.
I don't go to far into MC jackets. I'm a novice. I've got a couple and I'm satisfied. I tasted a few. Police jackets, I have a thing for them. This one just came in.
I think the Lawrence has satisfied my Perfecto-style desires for the time being. I’ve also got two Schotts (one black horsehide and another brown steerhide). My 1950s Rich-Sher is in the classifieds. Another one would be redundant right now.
Please tell us more about the police jackets you’ve posted lately.
Ditto, the last two you’ve posted are just awesome!
Would love to see some close shot of the leather.
I miss my Model B
Man! I can see why you would miss that one, that is stunning! I will take some close-up shots in the next few days. Going to get the jacket wet and work on bringing out some of the grain as it is still pretty stiff and uniform right now
I have plans to do a full police jacket review. I know there are a few I have not shown, two of those are from the 30s. I need to loose some middle so I can get one of them on. I could last year. I've got a heavy horsehide police jacket from the late 40s that is armor like. He has not been out yet. I've got two Sears Hercules to get out.
Very similar to this jacket. I searched for it 20 years ago, but I could not find it.
I can see why that would fuel the fire. The leather on that thing...