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This beauty is on its way from a winning bid online. I am trying to identify, thinking it could be a Schott from perhaps the 60's. The lining is perplexing, perhaps redone. The zippers are by Esko. Thanks for your help!
Gail on 02/21/13 at 10:34 AM

I do not believe this is a Schott jacket for a few reasons. This color lining is not a lining we used, but even if the lining was replaced, we did not use Esko zippers. The last would be the thin front buckle, our buckles are much wider. Gail

joycescheetz on 02/21/13 at 12:58 PM
Thanks Gail for your speedy response. I went the route of checking with Schott directly as two vintage leather collecting blogs (erroneously) mentioned that Schott used Esko zippers on the sleeves in the 60's. Without tags, I thought the zippers and small ringed pulls on the front would be my best clues at identifying the jacket - perhaps European? If anyone has a thought please share just for the fun of it. Thanks again!
Gail on 02/21/13 at 01:11 PM

It could be possible there was a zipper company by that name, and possibly we did try the zipper, but it is the first time I heard of the name. I know in the 1960's we used Talon and the zippers with the ring pulls are a classic zipper for M/C jackets. We always had labels in our jackets, along with size and leather care labels. Of course if the lining was replaced and the labels not sewn back into the jacket then it becomes harder to determine the manufacturer. I can confirm though the buckle on the jacket is not like the buckle we use on our jackets. Yoiu can probably search some older Perfecto jackets and see the difference in the buckles.

Gail