Thursday, October 11, 2007

Vintage Leather Jackets

I've started this blog like a little gamete hoping to grow it into something more than a single cell. I happen to have one of the largest collections of vintage leather jackets around. These jackets stretch back to 1900 and involve every major company that made jackets in North America and some folk and native pieces. I have extensive collections of club culture items including biker club patches, car club and military squad stuff as well. I've had a inkling or an itch lately to do something about my collection of jackets, and it appears my current desires require me getting off my butt and doing something about it. I'm tired of all those blogs about Leather that are really just advertisements for bad brands, from bad designers who manufacture cheap crappy leather jackets for cheap cheap in China, Korea and Pakistan.
I am hoping to share my thoughts and discussions about the companies that are out there making and designing clothing, share some of my information and knowledge about vintage clothing and in the end share stories and ideas while I develop my own line of vintage leather jackets. I'm out here hoping to hear about other people's stories about jackets and leather stuff they own and they love. Who made it or where they got it; why they love it. I also want to hear and share stories about the bad ones, the crap that you bought and threw away. I want to hear about the good makers the bad makers and the in between makers; the new, the old and the vintage makers. And if anybody has any questions or wants any opinion on leather, leather making or an old jacket or clothing history I am here to share the little bit of knowledge that I have accumulated in the 14 years that I have been in the vintage clothing business.

6 comments:

  1. love that first jacket - make sure you make one im my size......large

    debbie

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  2. Im not hugely knowledgeable about First brands. I would say that I own one recent one, and it is my one modern leather jacket I wear if I go to a conservative business meeting and I dont want to wear vintage. Generally Im not super impressed with modern companies that make jackets. There are good ones, I think First is in the middle of the pack; They make them in the U.S. but ...they are not Langlitz.

    Thanks for your input

    David.

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  3. Hello,
    I have a beautiful East West Muusical Instruments Parrot jacket that needs some repairs, the last place I sent it to would not touch it because of its age and value, I am looking desperatley for someone who would at least try and patch the two tears in the sleaves. Any advice or leads would be of so much help!

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  4. kellmorian (kellmorian@centrum.cz)July 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Hi, good to see fan of vintage, out of fashion leather jackets. I am focused on 80's and 90's style, so doesn't admire so much pre-ww2 styles, but I understand you.

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  5. Hi Great job have a look as well on
    www.redwing1905.blogspot.com
    you will see the Wall of Death

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  6. David
    your mybloglog profile links to this page rather than your blog's root address.
    Is that deliberate? or some misplaced stitching?
    with respect

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