Leather Jacket--LINED IN NEW ZEALAND OPOSSUM, with OPOSSUM COLLAR!
This is perhaps the warmest leather jacket you'll ever own!
The most distinctive feature of this jacket is obviously its one-piece removable lining and collar, which is made from NEW ZEALAND opossum fur, and backed with leather. That this is New Zealand possum needs to be stressed, as the fur of the New Zealand opossum is completely different from that of the American opossum. New Zealand opossum fut is classified as a "plush" fur, a designation that it has earned by being extremely soft and silky with a very dense cushioned undercoat. Unlike many other furs that of the New Zealand opossum doesn't shed easily, and is anti-static, qualities that make it ideal for use as a lining and a collar, It is also a medium-length plus fur, being between 2 and 2 1/2" long, which makes for an extremely luxurious lining and collar combination indeed. And this particular fur is a beautiful shade of dark, dark chocolate brown, the perfect complement to the milk chocolate shade of the exterior leather.
The fur lining and collar of this jacket are made as a single piece, and are completely and easily removable. The body of the lining zips in place; the collar is then attached to the collar of the jacket by an ingenious system whereby the underside of the corners of the collar feature pockets which the jacket's own collar slots into; this is then snapped in place, making the collar very secure indeed. The back of the collar is then secured in place with a loop and button, and the lining and collar piece in then further secured by the same arrangement by the shoulders of the jacket. This ensures that the lining and collar stay firmly in place during wear.
The jacket itself has been designed for function and warmth--as you'd expect from a garment that is lined in fur! The jacket has an elasticated hem all the way around to ensure a snug fit and eliminate drafts. The cuffs are closed by snaps, and the jacket is fastened with a heavy-duty plastic YKK zipper which moves beautifully fluidly. (The lining is secured by a similarly fluid YKK zipper). The front of the jacket features two handwarmer pockets that are lined in cotton drill, and the back features a modified sunburst pattern, as shown. The arms feature modified bi-swing set-ins allowing for freedom of movement. The jacket bottom is secured by double snaps underneath the zipper.
This is a beautiful, luxurious jacket that's in excellent condition.
This jacket would work best for someone who is a 38R or a 40R depending on how you wish to layer. I'm a 40, and this fits me well in the chest with a shirt on; it also fits fairly well, if a little snugly, with a sweater on underneath. (Although you won't need to wear a sweater with this, unless you wish to make national headlines as someone who died of heat exhaustion in a blizzard in Maine--the opossum lining makes this very comfortable and very warm!) I mention this as the chest measurement is deceptively large, owing both to the slightly "batwing" cut of the jacket at the underarms, and also the effect of the opossum lining.
Chest: 25 1/2 (PLEASE SEE SIZING INFORMATION ABOVE)
Shoulder: Cut so that this slopes into the sleeve.
Sleeve: c. 35 (measured like a shirt)
Length: 30 3/4
Asking just $125 > 95, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in the USA.