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LEATHER JACKETS! Made in USA Avirex G-8, Made in Italy ARMANI leather jacket, MADE IN USA Cowhide Ra

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As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONUS on everything; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) Avirex G-8 (Type 44) Leather Flight Jacket. Made in the USA.


Reminiscent of the jackets worn by flyers during the Golden Age of aviation, this jacket was designed expressly to echo these classic jackets, while meeting current military specifications. The result is a beautiful, rugged jacket that just gets better with age! The quality of this jacket is superb--way better than the classic LL Bean Flying Tigers jacket, and, frankly, better than the offerings of Schott, which are excellent. It features button-closure cuffs with zippers, two front flapped cargo pockets with side entry handwarmers, diamond reinforcement patches on the elbows at the wear areas, underarm grommets for ventilation, an interior windflap at the zipper, a studded interior security pocket, fully functional side adjustment flaps (like those seen on Aero's Highwayman), and a heavy brass zipper. The leather is highly functional military grade goatskin.

This jacket is in Very Good/Excellent condition, being perfectly broken in and ready to wear. It is missing a button from one of the cuffs, but apart from patina that's the only flaw--if you can even call patina a flaw! It was, of course, Made in the USA, and is ready to give you decades of use.

Asking just $85, or offer.

Tagged a 44, this is closer to a 42, or even a 40 if you'd like a light sweater under it. If it were my size it wouldn't be here!


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 1/2
Shoulder: 21
Length: 26 1/4

2) Split Cowhide Rancher Jacket. Made in the USA.

I bought this for myself for farmwork, but it's too small--which is a pity, as this is a seriously rugged and warm jacket! Made from split cowhide, this has a great oversized collar that turns up for wind resistance, oversized leather-covered, metal-shanked buttons for closure, and two slash handwarmer pockets. This has everything you'd want in a work jacket, with no frills at all.

There's no flaws or major scuffs on this jacket, but it's an older piece, and so it's in Very Good condition.

Asking just $40, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged 40, but could also work for a 38. Measurements:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/4
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 30

3) STUNNING Made in Italy Armani leather jacket

This is absolutely beautiful! Dating from when Armani was King, and all Armani products were of the very highest quality, this beautiful leather jacket is a wonderful exemplar of why Armani was so desirable before the diffusion lines took over.

It's difficult to know where to begin with this jacket, so let's start with the leather, which is beautifully, buttery soft--from the very first touch this is clearly a very expensive, luxurious jacket. The construction of the jacket reflects the leather quality--all of the seams are thickly double stitched, and beautifully placed and shaped to provide this jacket with the drape and elegance that Armani was known for. This jacket features two front pockets, and drawstings at both the waist and the neck; these are both intact and fully functional. The jacket fastens with both zipper and studs, all of which operate cleanly and smoothly. The jacket is lined in a wool blend (75% wool, 25% other fibre), which is soft and warm; the interior of the sleeves are quilted for ease of wear, and the shoulder area in quilted for extra warmth. The jacket has a single interior pocket. The colour of the jacket is hard to describe, but might be best construed as a dark mid grey. The cuffs are elasticated and buttoned; the elastication is still fully functional and has no loss of stretch. The jacket features ventilation grommets under the arms.

The jacket does have some minor scratches and nicks (on the shoulder and on one sleeves), but these are very minor. It also has some areas of fading on the front and on the sleeves, which present as blotches; these add, rather than detract, to the character of the jacket, and make this a wonderfully expensive jacket that you won't be afraid to wear! There is also a button missing from one cuff.

Owing to these imperfections, I would say that this jacket is in Very Good condition overall, and, as such, I'm asking just $79, boxed, shipped in CONUS OR OFFER--a steal for a jacket of this quality and in this size!


Chest: 23
Sleeve: 23 1/4 (from seam); c. 36 measured like a shirt.
Shoulder: 22 3/4 (see sleeve measurement; this shoulder drapes)
Length: 27 1/4



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