The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread - Page 19
Any vintage outdoors label experts out there? I'm scouring the depths of the internet trying to find a model name for this parka.
I found this ridiculously awesome Sierra Designs jacket. Best I can figure is 1983 (between when Gore-Tex began appearing and when the SD factory in Oakland closed and the fact that the Gore-Tex tag has an '83' on it... It's Gore-Tex with goose down insulation. SD has a current similar jacket in their vintage line which goes for nearly $800. I'm missing the hood, but am just trying to figure out more about this thing...
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I have sent photos of the back marks of the buttons to a button appraiser to get an approximate date on those. I found some Norfolk Hunting Club buttons on ebay with the exact same back marks. The NHC has been around since 1895, so I suppose they could be from around that time...or more recent of course.
I have just heard back from the button expert. He says the buttons on the coat are gilt buttons dating between 1830-1840. I still don't think the coat is quite that old. IIRC the company hadn't even started going by Brooks Brothers at that point.
Edited by capnwes - 3/7/13 at 6:06am