Bates has been making top quality leather products since the 1960’s. This vintage Bates leather jacket is no exception. A terrific amount of age and proper wear give this piece just the right amount of patina. This was posted for a Buy It Now or Best Offer listing on eBay and sold to an offer somewhere in the neighborhood of $650. With the history, the patina and the sizing of this jacket, I think that’s a heck a price.
The jacket description from seller “max-vintage”:
“I BOUGHT IT STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
THE RIDER TOLD ME HE USED TO RACE IN THE EARLY 1960S
HAS BOTH HARLEY AND BATES PATCHES SEWN ON THE FRONT
NAME ON THE BACK WITH SILVER NUMBERS
TWO-TONE COLORS WITH THE AMERICAN RACING STRIPES ON BOTH SLEEVES
WELL WORN JACKET, BUT IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE
MIGHT NEED A GOOD DRY CLEAN
NOT SURE ON THE SIZE, BUT EITHER A SMALL OR MEDIUM”
Here are the sale details:
VINTAGE 60S BATES MOTORCYCLE JACKET HARLEY DAVIDSON 1960S RACING PADS TALON HD
Seller: max-vintage / Columbia, MO
Price: Offer price of $650?
Condition: “amazing well-worn vintage motorcycle jacket. The(y) don’t get any more authentic than this”