Sunday, September 14, 2014
Jack C. Miles two tone halfbelt leather jacket
I find regional leather jacket styles very interesting. For example, the deerskin jackets made in Wisconsin have distinctive patterns which changed very little over the decades. Denver also had their own sense of style when it came to leather jackets, one which seems to be unique to makers in that city. Last August, I profiled one of these makers, A.T. Hendrick, whose history can be found at http://vintageleatherjackets.blogspot.com/2013/08/at-hendrick-leather-jackets.html
I recently was fortunate enough to buy another jacket, made by Jack C. Miles, a furrier and taxidermist operating on Broadway in Denver. The pattern, with its button front, boxy cut, zip breast pocket, and distinctive cuffs, is very similar to the one made by Hendrick. This one is two tone, which really pops all the detailing.