This jacket is in amazing condition -- The horsehide leather is strong, yet flexible, with no damage that we can see. All zippers (main zipper and two pocket zippers) are original and work well. The condition of the diamond pattern quilted lining was excellent when we acquired the jacket, except for wear at the top of the back.
We had a top professional leather jacket restorer apply a yoke of soft, color-matched suede, improving not only the durability of the lining, but also its look and feel. This "Size 18" jacket would not fit a size 18 woman today, however. It's probably more like today's size 14.
Pit to Pit: 20 1/2. Bottom of collar to bottom of jacket: 21. We want you to find the jacket that's right for you! If you have any questions, please send them to us. Thanks for your interest in this jacket.
We began collecting vintage motorcycle jackets years ago. We bought jackets that had "good bones, " meaning great leather, quality workmanship, and excellent design.
Many years later, in our retirement, we are no longer collecting. Now, we are downsizing and offering our jackets for sale. In addition to finding great jackets and jackets with the potential to be restored, we enjoyed researching motorcycle jacket makers and the materials they used, and searching for the best available vintage replacements for unrepairable parts. We wanted all the jackets in our collection to retain their vintage character.
We also wanted them to be functional and sturdy, ready to be worn again and to stand up under use. All our jackets have been cleaned and conditioned, and those needing more attention have been repaired by top notch vintage leather jacket specialists.Please ask any questions or share any comments, and don't hesitate to make us an offer! Our desire is to responsibly pass along these iconic 20. Century artifacts to people who will appreciate and enjoy them. Thanks for looking and considering owning a jacket from our personal collection.