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Would this leather jacket be worth trying to restore/alter?

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Thread Starter 
This jacket has been sitting in my Dad's closet for decades. I remember wearing it as a kid, just fooling around. I couldn't quite remember what it even looked like, but I would think about it once in a while and wonder if he still had it and what kind of shape it was in. Today I was over there visiting and remembered to look. My Dad said I should take it if I was at all interested, so I did.

He told me that he thinks it was originally made by a local furrier. It is very soft and has some soft interlining as well, but the plastic zipper leads me to believe it is probably a fairly cheap piece overall...

Granted it is dated, but I am wondering if it would be worth restoring. I would probably want to change the style of the collar to something smaller, and it would need to be taken in about 1 size through the torso and sleeves.

If I were to have it looked at, who would I take it to? A tailor? Who specializes in leather?

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Aside from patina, the only damage seems to be these nicks on the collar;
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post #2 of 8
a "furrier" ... learned something new today
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I found a few vintage piece by "Shaino's" through a google search - Indeed it's all leather and fur from the 70's that seems to be in or near Manitoba.
Another vintage jacket by the same maker found on ebay: (Click to show)
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post #4 of 8
Throw it away and buy something new that you like. It does not have any features that make spending money on it worth while.
post #5 of 8

There is vintage but that appears too worn out.

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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Throw it away and buy something new that you like. It does not have any features that make spending money on it worth while.

What he said.
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abort mission
post #8 of 8
Indeed.

leather is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. Buy something you like, and stays reasonably classic, and it'll still be going in 20 years.
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