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post #13411 of 16655
I don't think it's ugly, just that if it wasn't A1923, you wouldn't even take a second look at it.
post #13412 of 16655
looks a lot like the WJK overlock w/ guidi baby calf

post #13413 of 16655
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Originally Posted by mboon85 View Post



what would you guys rock with this, boot wise? i feel as though the color demands the denim be very faded, though the model Context or Schott used for their action shots wore dark raws with black boots, wolverines maybe.

thoughts?

I think just about anything but matching it to CXL natural boots. Because the natty CXL looks distressed, dark brown or black boots both look good. IMO this is one of the times that the "I don't give a shit" look really works. Simple, plain shirt, jeans and boots. Anything more will look like trying to hard, but again, just MHO.
post #13414 of 16655
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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

I don't think it's ugly, just that if it wasn't A1923, you wouldn't even take a second look at it.

I think it's a jacket I might not take a second look at, because it's a pretty straight forward design, but once I got up close and saw that hide and stitching I would be intrigued. I like it.
post #13415 of 16655
When I want to pull something out with a little age and patina, I throw this one on, makes a good pub jacket. Circa 1948, still in great condition with original lining and zips, the horsehide is totally sound and not fragile at all. I hope to hold onto this for a long time and see if it continues to develop.



Edited by ChrisGold - 3/25/15 at 2:58pm
post #13416 of 16655
That jacket is fantastic.
post #13417 of 16655

a friend just scooped this off eBay - i posted at the Schott Forum to see if anyone there can tell us more about it. I think it looks great and the seller said the interior tags date it to 1928/30 though, given the color of its zipper and snaps, seems suspect to me. Regardless, I like it. Thoughts?

 

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post #13418 of 16655
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Originally Posted by mboon85 View Post

a friend just scooped this off eBay - i posted at the Schott Forum to see if anyone there can tell us more about it. I think it looks great and the seller said the interior tags date it to 1928/30 though, given the color of its zipper and snaps, seems suspect to me. Regardless, I like it. Thoughts?

Very easy to date Perfecto jackets by their labels. If that is a bull on the left side of the label it is 1970s, if it's a motorcycle rider it is 1980s. A 1928 Perfecto, if one exists, or even 1930, in this type of condition, would not be sold on eBay. It would be sold at Sotheby's. Regardless, it's an interesting jacket, but looks like plastic replacement zips? I've never seen a Perfecto like this, but that doesn't mean anything. My biggest concern would be a 70s - 80s label on a jacket someone is claiming to be one of the very first produced Perfectos. Doesn't pass the smell test.
post #13419 of 16655
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Very easy to date Perfecto jackets by their labels. If that is a bull on the left side of the label it is 1970s, if it's a motorcycle rider it is 1980s. A 1928 Perfecto, if one exists, or even 1930, in this type of condition, would not be sold on eBay. It would be sold at Sotheby's. Regardless, it's an interesting jacket, but looks like plastic replacement zips? I've never seen a Perfecto like this, but that doesn't mean anything. My biggest concern would be a 70s - 80s label on a jacket someone is claiming to be one of the very first produced Perfectos. Doesn't pass the smell test.

I thought maybe the guy claiming the 30s designation might have been misreading a "vintage reissue" tag or something, but even the design seems more 70s to me. We discussed the sketchiness and saw the bidding was low enough that he'd be fine with it under any circumstance. 

post #13420 of 16655
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

When I want to pull something out with a little age and patina, I throw this one on, makes a good pub jacket. Circa 1948, still in great condition with original lining and zips, the horsehide is totally sound and not fragile at all. I hope to hold onto this for a long time and see if it continues to develop.


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post #13421 of 16655
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Originally Posted by mboon85 View Post

I thought maybe the guy claiming the 30s designation might have been misreading a "vintage reissue" tag or something, but even the design seems more 70s to me. We discussed the sketchiness and saw the bidding was low enough that he'd be fine with it under any circumstance. 

Yes, as long as he got a good price and likes the jacket then the rest doesn't matter.
post #13422 of 16655
New MMM jacket came in.
Differences from the old fit:

Way more tapered
Less leather between arm zippers meaning smaller cuff opening when unzipped
Extra inside pockets, inside bottom leather bit has changed slighting (maybe beneficial since it folds and sits better due to it being not as stiff on the sides
Bottom is double stitched instead of folded over (this is shit)
Zippers are RIRI M8 (looks better and actually not as clanky since the larger pulls hit the leather instead of the zipper itself)
Inside lining is rayon instead of cotton/rayon
Sits straight on body instead of the A shape of the old fit
Tag now sits on top instead of on the side pocket
Side pockets are horizontal instead of vertical with a button closing
More leather on the inside of the main zipper making it drape better
post #13423 of 16655
the hem being double stitched instead of a fold is a game breaker imo, certain other things seem interesting, but nothing worthwhile for those interested in upgrading- it also lost its classic fit it sounds like.... bummer
post #13424 of 16655
It's quite a different fit, not really an upgrade/downgrade - depends on your body and preference. The 5zip has been moving towards a modern slim fit for awhile. The old ones with the big zippers had quite a boxy silhouette and exaggerated A-shape, recent seasons are in the middle, whereas the 15ss one is quite modern, as described.
post #13425 of 16655
The main thing is that the previous versions had very non-pliable YKK zippers which would pooch up even when the jacket drapes, giving it an awkward side view shape (based on red horsehide and distressed calfskin). This one has much 'softer' zippers.
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