Dating vintage leather jackets

This is in great wearable condition, still with nice stretch in the waistband elastic.

The underarm ventilation grommets are a nice touch.

This jacket is made from capeskin, and with handwarmer pockets instead the large breast patch pocket that was universally removed from the army production version.

This jacket has an off-center Talon main zipper, with bell-shaped slider and unmarked diagonal-stripe sunburst stopbox.

Quick Tips for Dating Vintage Here are some quick, easy-to-remember tips. Center-back dress zippers – seen occasionally in the 1940s and early 1950s, but generally later 1950s and 1960s and in most dresses since the 1970s.

They don’t necessarily place a garment in a specific year, but they will help you narrow down the time range. Velcro® was invented in 1948, but not used in clothing much until the 1960s.

Now take this for what its worth, but this is what they said, I’m not making it up!

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One of the great things about the German leather industry back in the day was their continued use of very old styles well into the post-WWII era, meaning that there are plentiful examples of old style jackets in many sizes.

The first overlock machine (serger) was patented by the Merrow Machine Company in 1889.

Some still call all overlock stitches “merrow,” but only a 2- and 3-thread overlock is actually a merrow stitch.

I can also be reached at [email protected] I am currently making my own leather jackets in Canada.

Ask me and I will try and help you with whatever you need to know.

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