Monday, May 26, 2014

Buco J-82 Vest

Here's a J-82 of mine (for a little while longer) that was cut down into a vest by its original biker owner.  It was made in the late 1950s by Buco, is made of steerhide, has talon zippers and a clean, simple D-pocket design.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monarch Horsehide double breasted coat

Another piece of vintage leather from my collection to illustrate the post I wrote a few months back on the history of Monarch leather jackets.  This one's a real beauty, with unusual construction.  Look at the way the edge of the jacket, lapel and collar are formed. 

For those who are interested, I currently have this one up for sale.