Wednesday, November 17, 2010

VINTAGE WOOL PLAID HUNTING TYPE JACKET NO-NAME

Today it's my new wool plaid jacket
I found this at a thrift as I had been looking for a jacket similar to this one.  I'm not sure of the color yet, but it's growing on me.
It fits great and is not that super itchy type of wool that a few of these jackets can be.
Classic construction.  Simple but funtionial.
Anyone know what tag this was?   Woolrich?  Pendleton?
I think I'll rock this for a while and see if I still like it after a few months.
It's a cool plaid color that you don't see everyday.  I like these plaid wool jackets and I enjoy seeing them around town.  These were popular with hunters and outdoorsman in the 40's and 50's.   They're vintage gear for guys!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

VINTAGE CALIFORNIAN HORSEHIDE HALF-BELT JACKET PT.II

So I realized I didn't do a really good job showing my Californian Horsehide Half-belt Jacket from when I first started this blog.  
In fact, the two pics I showed were right after I put Pecards on it.
So now it's been a year or so and this is the jacket today.
Classic Half-Belt design.  Slant hand warmers with a straight zip cigarette pocket.
Blackened Talon Zip.
really nice double button cuffs... ie:  you can button them so the cuff faces left or reverse them so the cuff  faces right... I've not seen this very often on jackets.
The grain in this jacket is just plain amazing.
the side waist adjusters
Under the arms, with three vent holes...
Inside pocket tag.  Size 44.  But it's a big 44.  And I have long arms, but this jacket has really long arms.
Just a cool shot of the cigarette pocket.
Fit pics....  
I would love to find this jacket in a 42 as I think I would like the fit better than the 44.  
Finding THE perfect leather jacket is a daunting task.  It least I've found the perfect jacket, just not the perfect size.   Leather jackets are Vintage Gear for Guys!