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SOLD! VANSON "MANX" Motorcycle jacket. GORGEOUS! Talon Zippers. Made in Mass., USA. Sz. 40.

SOLD! VANSON "MANX" Motorcycle jacket. GORGEOUS! Talon Zippers. Made in Mass., USA. Sz. 40.

Vanson "MANX" Motorcycle jacket

NB: Please note that I have over 250 items of traditional clothing available for sale on SF. To find them, please go to the "Most Active Sellers" list on the left of the Buy & Sell screen, and click on my username, tweedydon--found at the top of the list! :)

Founded in 1974, Vanson was named after the combination of the contracted names of the two original partners, one of whom (Van der Sleesen) still runs the company today.

Vanson was founded to replace the leather jackets that had formerly been produced in England. Stifled by the British economic climate the original leatherworks were having trouble producing much of anything. Sleeson bought the designs and moved their production to Thayer Street, Boston, where he produced and sold leathers from 1975 to 1988.

In 1987 Vanson moved its main production to Falls River, mass., a traditional (but declining) garment town.

Vanson quickly developed a reputation for providing some of the toughest riding leathers on the market, as well as for leading the field in safety technology, such as perforated leather and hard armour. They also were willing to service their leathers in the case of crash damage, meaning that a Vanson suit could last for years even though repeated crashes.

The Manx jacket--named after the Isle of Man, home to the famous motorcycle road race--is a classic Sport Rider jacket. A very sleek and fitted design this has pre-curved sleeves for comfort while riding, double leather at the elbows, forearms, shoulders, and waistband, and a low-rise collar to prevent wind slap at highway speed. This jacket also features classic Vanson ovals on the sleeves, brass hardware, rear exhaust vents, and athletic mesh lining in racing scarlet. It has a TALON zippers!

Cut from competition weight cowhide this jacket has two interior pockets and zip close sleeves; it also features a leather windflap.

This jacket is in overall Good/Very Good condition. It has been worn, and has all of the scuffs that you'd expect from this. It has also had a sleeve patch applied and then removed. The grain is beautiful, and the leather is still soft--albeit heavy. There is some minor sag to the interior pockets. The zippers are all lovely and fluid; the velcro waist fastening has some minor lint throughout, but this cannot be seen when worn.

Please note that while this is tagged a 46 it is sized to fit a 40.

This is a bargain at just $145, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (around the curve)
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 25

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145.00 USD
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