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Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket Michigan front

Sold on eBay: Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket w/ Stellar Michigan Moto Club Painting

This jacket sold quite a while back, it’s been in my “get to it” pile and I have now found the time to get to it. An excellent vintage Buco J-100 leather jacket with the blue steerhide label and terrific Motorcycle Club painting. Tons of patina and plenty of life left in this piece. It’s a great example of old school leather motorcycle apparel from the Joseph Buegeleisen Co.

From the listing:

“Belonged to “Bob” number 95E. Has Bob on one sleeve and 95E on the other. Marked 95 on the back with a VERY faint E.Unable to read what the name of the club was on the front.Tag says “Buco Garment Quality Steerhide Joseph Buegeleisen Co Detroit” Has all Talon zippers and they are all functioning. Main zipper still has it’s leather pull. Does show signs of age/wear, some scruffs and scratches from use. Unlined and has 2 pocket. Leather is not brittle and flaking but is slightly stiff and definitely needs to be conditioned. Does have that “old” leather smell.”

The sale details:

Vintage 50s 60s Buco Steerhide Leather J-100 Cafe Racer Jacket Sz 38 Talon

Seller:  mustluvvintage / Kingman, AZ

Price: $1,200

Label: Buco . 38

Condition: Terrific vintage find. All original zippers and plenty of wear and patina.

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket Michigan front

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket front detail 2

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket Michigan front detail

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket Michigan back

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket back detail

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket unlined interior

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket main zip stitch

Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket cuff zip Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket shoulder detail Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket more detail Vintage Buco J-100 Leather Jacket label

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Buco 1950’s Engineer Boots in Elk.

Another entry in the wearekoalas collection of past pieces is this pair of gorgeous pair of 1950’s Buco engineer boots. I bought them from a guy in Wisconsin, they were his father’s boots and looked to have little to no wear on them – what we sometimes call “deadstock” across the industry. I had a few questions about the specifics of these boots so I emailed John over at the vintage engineer boot blog for more information. If you haven’t seen his site, it’s quite a resource for all things vintage engineer boots. He was extremely helpful and was kind enough to even post these to his blog. You can see his post here.

These boots were constructed in the 1950’s by the Joseph Buegeleisen Co. and made with Elk leather and brass hardware. (I had emailed John because I was perplexed by the type of leather used for these boots – Elk it is!) The condition was near perfect with just the slightest of scuffing on the soles. I was happy to have these come through my store.

Speaking of our store, we’ve always got interesting and unique pieces passing through, make sure you check us out on eBay at our store page and feel free to contact us directly about items you find there that peak your interest. If you’re looking for particular pieces, have questions or want to provide us some helpful insights – we’d love to hear from you.

-Matt

matt@wearekoalasvintage.com

http://stores.ebay.com/WEAREKOALAS

www.vintageengineerbootblog.com

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