Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1970s Ibex six pocket leather jacket

This vintage jacket was made in England in the 1970s by Ibex of England – “Elegance in Leather”. It is made of what feels like lightweight deer, in a six pocket pattern made famous by East West Leathers. This style has been widely reproduced - Aero Leathers made a version as the “Hippie Jacket” and Levis made several versions as part of their LVC line as the “Scorched Up” jacket. But as evidenced by this jacket, a '70s original, even with makers from the era, that type of pattern proliferation was rampant.  It has a six pocket front. The top two are open, the bottom four are pleated and flapped, and the bottom two have buckled belts assuring a secure closure. The back has side adjusters, and the sleeves have motorcycle jacket style zippers. Zippers are all English Clix brand. The jacket has a western style back yoke as well as pleats. The sleeve zippers have distinctive u shaped surrounds. The jacket is tagged a size 40.

Monday, February 2, 2015

German double breasted leather jacket

Continuing with the theme, here's another double breasted German leather jacket with a diagonal zipper on the chest.  This vintage leather jacket was made in Germany the late 1940s - early 1950s. The label is worn but looks like it reads Rostra .  It is double breasted, with scalloped yokes front and back, loop closures for the leather buttons, belted cuffs, scalloped handwarmer pocket flaps and a zipper pocket on the chest. The pocket has a Zipp Zipper, marked DRP Nurnberg on the back  The jacket has a removable wool plaid lining, which is removable by means of PRYM snaps.