Vintage Leather Jacket

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Sold on eBay: Vintage Bates Leather Jacket from 1960’s Flat Track Racing

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
TALON ZIPPER
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?

Label: Bates

Condition: “amazing well-worn vintage motorcycle jacket. The(y) don’t get any more authentic than this”

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Vintage Motorcycle Club Vest Peacemakers Preview

Sold on eBay: Vintage Motorcycle Club Vest – Tennessee Peacemakers

Let’s continue the pursuit of vintage motorcycle club vests and apparel with this one. It’s a great M.C. vest that sold on eBay back in November. The actual posting has expired so I don’t know the name of the seller or any specific information about the vest but it needed to be featured because of it’s rough patina and unique whipstitching. Looks to be home made too. Here’s all the information that I could gather….

OLD VINTAGE TENNESSE PEACEMAKERS M.C. MOTORCYCLE LEATHER VEST

Seller: ???

Price: $576.65

Label: none.

Condition: Old. Worn. Lots of Patina.

 

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Vintage Peters Leather Jacket

Sold on eBay: Vintage Peters Leather Motorcycle Jacket for $7,700????

This vintage Peters leather jacket sold on eBay quite a while ago, I’ve just been a little skeptical of it selling for this price so I refrained from posting about it. I haven’t seen it relisted, nor have I seen it show up anywhere else, so I guess the sale was legitimate. No doubt the Peters label is super rare. In fact, I can’t remember one popping up on eBay anytime in the last several years. It was first offered up on eBay as a Buy It Now or Best Offer (BINOBO) for $8,500 and the offer price that was finally taken was near the 8 stacks price of $7,700…

It is a beautiful jacket with plenty of great patina, excellent back detailing and all the original working zippers! That Art Deco Talon zipper is gorgeous and it looks like all the o-pull rings even exist! Just missing the leather laces for the sides.

If anyone knows where this jacket went, please let me know. I’d like some better photos of it. ..and maybe to try it on.

Here are the details:

1940s SPECIAL PETERS OF SAN FRANCISCO BLACK HORSEHIDE FAN BACK MOTORCYCLE JACKET

Sale price: $7700 offer.
Seller: denimdogs / Minneapolis, MN
Label: Peter’s Tailor Made on Mission St
Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Leather looks great, original Art Deco Talon zips. Gorgeous.

Check out the photos below….
 

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Reader Mail: 1960’s Vintage Bates Leather Jacket

Sold this amazing black 1960’s Vintage Bates Leather jacket to Dave in Delaware and received this response:

“Thanks Matt for the awesome Bates 36 — I’ve searched for many years for one of these… I love the jacket shirt style and it fits me perfectly.

I’ll be watching your page/auctions – Have a great holiday and thanks again, Dave”

Thanks for your purchase, Dave.

Be sure to check out our eBay page for high quality vintage men’s wear. And remember, we always take offers if you want to email us directly.

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Vintage WW2 A2 Leather Jacket 2

Sold on eBay: Vintage WW2 A2 Leather Jacket w/ Patches for $1675

So, here’s a beautiful vintage WW2 A2 leather jacket with a gorgeous history and a gorgeous patina. Made from the best horsehide available back in the early 1940’s, this excellent jacket has withstood the test of time.

From the listing:

“You are admiring a fine example of a WWII cable rain coats co. A-2. except for the male starter side of the zipper, and some loose stitching at the back of the collar, the jacket is in excellent condition. the jacket has a two cbi patches and a name tag sewn on that are original to the jacket. on the left sleeve is a cloth 5th aaf patch, and on the front chest is a 33rd bomb squad painted on leather patch. both patches are a little faded, and the leather patch has hair line fissures. there are leather squares on the epaulets where 2nd louie bars once were. i have no information about the airman. the horse hide shell is in nice supple condition all around. the liner is is in above average condition, with the usual separation at the top back. the nomenclature label is intact and clear, but the size tag has been removed at some point. the male side of original kwik zipper has come apart from the tape, but with care the jacket can still be zipped up. the jacket size is in the vicinity of a size 40 or smaller size 42. with the zipper repaired, this jacket will make for a splendid wearer or a fine addition to any wwll aaf collection.”

Here are the auction details:

a-2 jacket, original wwll a-2 jacket, cbi, horse hide jacket, named & patched.

Seller: 1stpursuit / New York, NY

Price: $1,675

Label: Type A-2 Property Air Forces, U.S. Army

Condition: “Zipper starter has issues.” Leather looks to be in good shape, interior has some tearing and usual wear and tear.

 

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Vintage Grizzly Jacket Gallery

Sold on eBay: 1930’s Vintage Grizzly Jacket in Horsehide Leather for $1,850

Here’s an excellent vintage Grizzly jacket that sold at auction. Stella Coats in the UK has been cranking out excellent vintage apparel for quite some time – this one’s no exception. In terrific condition and showing a great patina, this grizzly sold for an excellent amount on eBay. From the listing:

“Overall Stunning Jacket, Leather has a worn but superb looking patina with no damage or marks and only minor cracking on one shoulder. Lamb panels are Stunning and beautifully rich with no real wear or damage, a small bit matted on the back shoulder corner but minor fault and doesnt really affect the look of the jacket (see close up pictures).”

Here are the auction details:

Original Vintage 1930s GRIZZLY Leather HORSEHIDE Motorcycle Jacket Lambskin Fur

Seller: stella_coats / Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Price: $1,850.17

Label: “Bonds Style Manor” / no size.

Condition: Overall Stunning jacket, leather has a worn but superb looking patina with no damage or marks. Missing one of the adjustable side straps unfortunately.

 

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Sold on eBay: Deadstock Vintage Harley Davidson Leather Jacket – the “Sportster” for $560

I’m not sure how I missed this – it’s a real rarity. It’s an amazing vintage Harley Davidson Leather jacket (called the “Sportster” jacket) in deadstock condition! It was even auctioned with the original box! Harley Davidson first launched the “Sportster” in the mid 1950’s and started by making them out of horsehide. This one being the white label is most likely from the 1960’s and was made of steerhide. The zippers are made by Conmar, the lining was mint and the size is small – 34/36. With the condition of this jacket, I really can’t believe that it sold for only $560…. To me, this jacket should be worth much, much more. Somebody got themselves a deal.

I did a write up about the vintage Harley Davidson leather jacket “Sportster” model  back in September and I go into much more detail about the history and style of this jacket. You can check that out at the link below:

 

Harley Davidson Leather Jacket – The Vintage 60′s Cafe Racer “Sportster” Jacket | Link

 

Here are the auction details:

DEADSTOCK 1960 HARLEY DAVIDSON BLK LEATHER CAFE RACER JACKET NIB NOS MOTORCYCLE

Seller: eddymerckx14 / Brooklyn, NY
Price: $560
Label: Harley Davidson White Label / Size 34 – 36
Condition: Deadstock – New in Box.

 

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Sold on eBay: Vintage WWII A2 Leather Jacket w/ Disney Patch for $1,876.99

Another vintage WWII A2 Leather Jacket with a Disney patch sold this week for almost $1,900…. It’s interesting to see all these Disney patched A2 jackets popping up on eBay. When it rains, it pours I suppose. I loved the look of the leather on this jacket – perfectly patina’d and worn. The art work on the back is excellent as well. This vintage WWII A2 Leather Jacket just needed to be noted…. Enjoy.

Here are the details:

Vintage WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE TYPE A-2 Flight Jacket crown zipper B-17 ? paint

Seller: mt_whitney_usa / El Monte, CA

Price: $1,876.99

Label: No Label

Condition: Leather looks good, knit cuffs have some holes, no label.

 

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