Monday, October 10, 2022

LEATHER JACKET SALE


I was going through my closet and realized that not only have I amassed large collection of boots, but where did all these jackets come from?? There are jackets that I wear and there are jackets I like to look at, but not wear so much.  

Below are some of the jackets I like to look at (and not wear so much), but are taking up a lot of space. That said, I thought I'd offer 'em up to see what happens and if they don't sell, I'll gladly continue to look at them hanging in the closet. 

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Original 1930s Leather Workwear Jacket
Country of Origin: USA (Oakland, California)
Leather: Goatskin
Lining: Indigo Cotton
Condition: Excellent Used/Vintage, Beautiful Patina
Measurements (approximate): Chest: 19 1/2" / Shoulders: 18" / Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff end): 23 1/2"  / Length (down back from base of collar): 21"
Price: $1900 shipped (CONUS Shipping Only)

1930s Workwear Jacket





Freewheelers Brakeman Coat (Retail ¥253,000 + shipping, import fees, etc. / $1,740)
Country of Origin: Japan
Leather: Horsehide
Condition: Excellent Used and ready to be truly broken in by the next owner
Measurements (approximate): Chest: 20" / Shoulders: 18" / Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff end): 25"  / Length (down back from base of collar): 25 3/4"
Price: $1175 shipped (CONUS Shipping Only). You won't see this jacket offered at this price again.

Freewheelers Brakeman Coat






Freewheelers San Mateo 1930s Style Biker Jacket (Retail ¥300,000 + shipping, import fees, etc. / $2,063)
Country of Origin: Japan
Leather: Horsehide
Condition: Excellent Used, just starting to show some beautiful patina and ready to be truly broken in by the next owner. 
Measurements (approximate): Chest: 19 1/2" / Shoulders: 17 1/2" / Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff end): 24 1/2"  / Length (down back from base of collar): 22 1/2"
Price: $1400 shipped (CONUS Shipping Only). You won't see this jacket offered at this price again.

Freewheelers San Mateo
Sold





West Ride 1940s Style Workwear Jacket
Country of Origin: Japan
Leather/Material: Horsehide/Wool
Condition: Excellent Used
Measurements (approximate): Chest: 19 7/8" / Shoulders: 17 3/4" / Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff end): 24 1/2"  / Length (down back from base of collar): 24 3/8"
Price: $375 shipped (CONUS Shipping Only).

West Ride Workwear Jacket






High Large Leathers Type I Style
Country of Origin: Japan
Leather: Horsehide
Condition: Excellent Used, just starting to show some beautiful patina and ready to be truly broken in by the next owner. 
Measurements (approximate): Chest: 20" / Shoulders: 16 1/2" / Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff end): 24 1/8"  / Length (down back from base of collar): 23"
Price: $650 shipped (CONUS Shipping Only)

High Large Leathers


Friday, September 30, 2022

1940s / 1950s Champion for Harley Davidson and Indian


I've always had a soft spot for these vintage tops, but I've never been compelled to spend the money being asked of them (I get my custom jerseys from Hometown Jersey). 

It's interesting to see they've never really dropped in value. 

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Brand: Champion for Harley Davidson
Circa: 1940s/1950s 
Color: Burgundy/White
 Size: Medium 36-38 
Measurements: 20" Chest
Sold For: Best offer from $600



Brand: Champion for Harley Davidson and Indian
Circa: 1940s/1950s 
Color: Black/White, Red/White
 Size: Both Large 42-44
Sold For: $1,850 (August 17, 2022)

*This Indian Motorcycle t-shirt sold for $1,300 (info below) and then for $1,850 as a lot with this killer HD jersey.






Brand: Champion for Harley Davidson
Circa: 1940s/1950s 
Color: Black/White
 Size: Large 42-44 
Measurements: 20" Chest
Sold For: $1,300



Brand: Champion for Indian
Circa: 1940s/1950s 
Color: Red/White
 Size: Large 42-44 / 19 1/2" Chest 
Sold For: $1,300 (July 17,2022)



Saturday, July 23, 2022

THIS JUST IN ...


One design I'll never get tired of making is my long trucker wallet. This one is made with Horween leather and antique brass hardware. For more details or to purchase, visit www.VEBLeather.com.

I have nickel hardware versions available at both VEB Leather locations inside Mojave Flea Palm Springs and Mojave Flea Yucca Valley along with other handcrafted and curated goods.

email: info@VEBLeather.com

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Mister Freedom® Bronco Champ II


This jacket needs no introduction. A revisited pattern from their 2009 Bronco Champ, this 1960s-stsyle cafe racer jacket returns in a 2-3 ounce Vegetable Tanned Cowhide with brown core or "Tea Core" exclusive to Mister Freedom and made in Los Angeles, Calif. This one is going to age beautifully! 

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Photo Source: MisterFreedomStore IG 
Made in sizes 36-46, so ... for everyone!

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Christophe in size 38

Photo Source: MisterFreedomStore IG 

Photo Source: MisterFreedomStore IG

Photo Source: MisterFreedomStore IG

Photo Source: MisterFreedomStore IG

Here's my original Bronco Champ.

I'm wearing a size 36. 


Saturday, April 30, 2022

1950s ENGINEER BOOTS

Brand: Unknown
Circa: 1950's
Color: Black
Size: 7 1/2
Measurements:
Length: 11 1/4"
Soles / Heels: O'Sullivan Half Sole and Heels
Leather: Oil-Tanned Cowhide (Sorry to burst your bubble, folks -- 99% of vintage boots were NOT Horsehide) Unless boots are clearly marked with the word "Horsehide" be careful when descriptions read:
- "I'm not sure, but these could be Horsehide."
- "Made with Horsehide"
- "They feel like Horsehide" Really??
- "I'm positive these are Horsehide"
- "The original owner said they were Horsehide"
- "Steerhide"
- "Horsehide"
Hardware: Brass
Sold For: $125 Buy it Now

It's clear these aren't in the best condition, but at $125 plus repair costs (resole, patching) they're worth the time. Don't fall for overpriced repair costs -- There are plenty of talented folks out there charging the  appropriate amount. When all is said and done, they should end up costing Way under four bills. 

*These could absolutely be worn as is. 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Early 1960s Chippewa Engineer Boots


Brand: Chippewa
Circa: 1960s
Color: Black
Size: 10
Measurements:
Length: 11"
Width: 4 1/4"
Soles: Full Composition 
Leather: Cowhide
Hardware: Nickel
Sold For: $850 / 2 Bids

Since the vintage (online) market has been absent of anything really worth mentioning, it's easy to understand why someone would be willing to pay so much for these. Aside from the the flattened toe box, there's truly nothing to write home about. And it's worth noting that unless these are a half size larger than  the buyer's foot size, the toe box will more than likely lose its profile making them just an expensive pair of 1960's Vintage Engineer Boots. 

I'd sooner drop some hard-earned scratch on a pair of modern heritage boots. Congrats to the seller. 

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