Berman's Leather (old school Wilson's), anyone have any experience?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ludeykrus, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Bermans' leather jackets? Here's the only thing I could find in the search:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ght=berman%27s

    And this helpful fellow from a google search:

    http://www.expotv.com/videos/reviews...erjacket/56805


    Basically, they were the company before Wilson's Leather became Wilson's Leather. I am considering a vintage leather Berman's motorcycle jacket, but I have no clue as to the quality of the leather.

    Does anyone know if it is ultra thin fashion leather, mid grade 'normal' fashion stuff, or actual motorcycle-grade thick leather? IIRC, current Wilson's used thinner leather, but I don't know if they used to be better...
     


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    erdawe Senior member

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    Wilson's leather is bottom of the barrel, and if you are going to ask about a brand, post a link to a picture of the jacket you desire. A budget amount would also be helpful.
     


  4. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Wilson's leather is bottom of the barrel, and if you are going to ask about a brand, post a link to a picture of the jacket you desire. A budget amount would also be helpful.

    Too bad I was not asking for advice on the styling of the jacket, nor for other suggestions. It's a simple question: who has experience with this vintage company's old products?
     




  5. crossbow1

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    HI, yes I remember Berman's before Wilsons leather. I have a VTG biker jacket on ebay for sale, it is a thicker leather, since bikers wear leathers more for protection, and yes I have to say fashion now days. My jacket is from the 70's. I'm carol6964 on ebay. to answer your question, a biker jacket should be made of a thicker leather. You could also ask the seller about what kind of leather the jacket is, hope this helped.
     


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    I have a western style mid length jacket that is 22 years old and is still in great shape i also have an indiana jones style hat from them that a jealous boyfriend threw hat and coat both out in the rain trying to ruin but both weathered the incident well. wanted to get a new coat this year but sounds like the company is gone. that is a shame. it really was good quality leather. and i was in a car wreck years ago and that coat saved my life.
     


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