Vintage 40s Horsehide Sports Leather Jacket - S
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Leather jackets have always been the embodiment of the word “cool”. Never has a garment ever allowed itself to be used, abused and taken in by such a varied patronage that ranges from the upright tiers to the downright anarchic of society throughout the ages. Aviators, Punks, Fighter Pilots, Rockabilly’s, Mod’s, greasers…right up to the point where even imitation leather is produced for a cheaper or more ethically minded wearer.
The golden age of the leather jacket, losing it shackles and becoming a de facto style icon was the 1930’s and 1950’s. From the average Joe in depression ear America to the Norton riding Ton Up boys in the 50’s, the leather jacket firmly nailed itself into the hallowed book of style.
Rokit are hugely excited to be able to offer a choice selection that defines this period, specially curated and handpicked, we have a cross section of styles, designs and conditions- because, as we all know sometimes the best leather jacket is the most beat up leather jacket.
This 40’s casual leather has all the hallmarks for being great, tartan lining, zip front, zip chest pocket and wonderful Art-Deco fanned pleated back with side buckle adjusters. Unfortunately there is no makers tag present but a nice, well-worn and beaten patina- it really shows the “been there, done that” factor.
Condition wise the jackets are are quite stiff, we have treated with antiques leather cleaner, so they are starting to soften up. Left arm by elbow has been patched and the leather is softening here also. Overall condition is still good and very wearable, inside lining is still very much intact, ot has come detached to back of inner jacket. – please see photos for highlights and damage.
|Category 2||Jackets & Coats|
|Chest (flat garment) - (inches)||42|
|Length - (inches)||23|
|Sleeve - (inches)||23|