I'll Lock Up
Well it would hard to beat this one, for sure the best vintage jacket I have ever scored, certainly for the insanely low price I paid for it. My wife and I were out last night for dinner at the "Olive Garden" and as usual I requested to stop at a local thrift store I check out whenever we are in that area. I go in and have a look at the leather jackets that they get in and normally it is pretty standard new cheap leather jackets made in China or some such thing although years ago I got a get like new BUTWIN "Hero Jacket", grey wool body with black steerhide leather sleeves. Last night I found a great leather jacket by a maker I was totally unfamiliar with called the "Great American Leather Sportswear/ American Sportwear Co, Brigham City, Utah. Below that on the label is "Imported Goatskin". After I looked it over I found it was in very nice condition, the leather has great patina and is smooth and soft and well broken in. All the zippers [2 on the chest [both have chain zipper pulls] and the main front zipper [Talon] all work perfectly and the pockets have no holes in them. All the buttons [1 on each sleeve and 2 on the back along the waist line are present as well] The lining [A rust colored diamond pattern' appears to be original with the label tag, there are some areas of wear around where say a belt buckle would be. It is a "Large" size wise [It's what is on the price tag from the store]............... it fits me but I can find no label on the jacket itself to actually indicate the size. No bad smells, just that of the leather itself. Ready for the price? $15.99 I'll be posting some photos here tomorrow as my wife and I are going out tonight for the Christmas parade here in town.
Great American Leather out of Utah made really nice jackets. I almost bought one of their police jackets years ago, but balked for some reason. Can’t recall. And there is one of their flight jackets on eBay that almost made me jump into that style. Tanaka mentions them in his book. $16?!? I think we can close this thread now.