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Would this leather jacket be worth trying to restore/alter?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inlandisland, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. inlandisland

    inlandisland Senior member

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    This jacket has been sitting in my Dad's closet for decades. I remember wearing it as a kid, just fooling around. I couldn't quite remember what it even looked like, but I would think about it once in a while and wonder if he still had it and what kind of shape it was in. Today I was over there visiting and remembered to look. My Dad said I should take it if I was at all interested, so I did.

    He told me that he thinks it was originally made by a local furrier. It is very soft and has some soft interlining as well, but the plastic zipper leads me to believe it is probably a fairly cheap piece overall...

    Granted it is dated, but I am wondering if it would be worth restoring. I would probably want to change the style of the collar to something smaller, and it would need to be taken in about 1 size through the torso and sleeves.

    If I were to have it looked at, who would I take it to? A tailor? Who specializes in leather?

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    Aside from patina, the only damage seems to be these nicks on the collar;
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  2. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    a "furrier" ... learned something new today
     


  3. inlandisland

    inlandisland Senior member

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    I found a few vintage piece by "Shaino's" through a google search - Indeed it's all leather and fur from the 70's that seems to be in or near Manitoba.

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  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Throw it away and buy something new that you like. It does not have any features that make spending money on it worth while.
     


  5. connor09

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    There is vintage but that appears too worn out.
     


  6. michaelvl

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    What he said.
     


  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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  8. Blackhood

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    Indeed.

    leather is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. Buy something you like, and stays reasonably classic, and it'll still be going in 20 years.
     


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