I don’t remember where I found this Buco leather jacket. It was a Buco model J-82 and it’s a classic American made leather jacket. It’s also a great example of the level of quality coming out of Detroit in the 1950’s. …do you remember Detroit in it’s hay day?
This piece still proudly displays it’s silver bar spot work throughout the jacket, all zippers were original and functioned properly. The condition was amazing. It was certainly well cared for. The label is Buco’s third “steer hide” label and it was produced sometime in the late 1950’s. The main zipper was the “Hershey Bar” Talon. All pocket and sleeve zippers were Talons as well – all but one still possessed it’s attached leather pull. In the 1940’s and 50’s the Joseph Buegeleisen Co. was producing pieces made to last a lifetime. In 1957, this jacket retailed for $29.95 and came in sizes 34 to 48.
“Buco Steer-hide jacket. For the World’s Smartest Riders!”