Here’s an excellent example of a vintage Buco leather jacket model J-100 unlined and in horsehide. From an original 1953 Buco advertisement for the “J-100 Leather Shirt” :
“Perfect for summer riding and a “must” for competition riders. Made of lightweight top quality black horsehide that is unlined and form fitting. Snap-button collar, zipper front and wrist closures. Double stitched throughout for durability. Can be worn outside or tucked in pants. Sizes 36 to 46.”
Retail price in that catalouge for this J-100? ….$30.50. Quite the increase. These vintage Buco leather jackets sell for these prices because of the top quality craftsmanship and the beautiful cut and detailing. The horsehide and double stitching will allow these jackets to survive the next 80 years.
Here are the details:
Vintage Buco Unlined Tanned Horsehide Cafe Racer Leather Jacket Unusual Tag
Seller: chiro98 / Franklin, TN
Label: Buco Horsehide size 40
Condition: “Fine gently pre-owned condition with little wear and no issues!” The leather looks terrific and all zippers appear to be original and in working order.