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Jacket photos

Hi Gail.

Can you please tell me if these photos were in a fairly recent post? I downloaded them on Jan. 27th and for the life of me I cannot find the post if there in fact is one. I've searched other websites and cannot find them. I could swear I remember your comments that they were not Schott jackets ,etc. I have 3 steerhide Schott's plus the exact jacket in these photos minus the added stars and hoop on the right epaulet. It is horse front quarter from the 50's and came with one smaller than Schott star on each epaulet. The photos peaked my curiosity being I have the same model. Very tough durable horsehide and cut short like the 618. Mine looks a bit rougher than these photos but after 60+years it's not that bad,lol.


Thanks in advance for your help. Sorry for the doubles. 


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Gail on 02/09/19 at 07:33 AM

I am sorry but I do not remember the jacket, though it is very possible the jacket was posted on this forum. Since I cannot see the main labels in either jacket I cannot even confirm if they are Horsehide leather or a Perfecto jacket. On the first photos, the stars on the jacket are much larger then a Star we used, but the owner could have added the stars like he did the Ring on the epaulet. I am also unable to read the name on the front zipper pull, possibly the sleeve zippers are Talon. It is hard to determine a type of leather by a photo, but it does not appear to be a very heavy leather. Our vintage horsehide jackets are very heavy, in addition the front buckle appears new and a replacement buckle.

On the bottom jacket photo, once again I can not see the details very well. From what I can see the sleeve zippers appear to have rectangular pulls, our vintage jackets mostly had the Talon Bell pull zippers, similar to the sleeve zippers in the top jacket. The buckle on this jacket also seems very thin in appearance, whereas our buckles have wider edges. The "red" quilt lining is also something I do not remember as being in the vintage jackets.

UPDATE: Afer my reply I did a search using the word "Stars" on our search option. A post came up dated 11/19/18 under the heading "Schott Jacket Identification" and there were the photos of the jacket. As you can read I could not confirm the jacket to be a vintage Schott.


ss618 on 02/09/19 at 08:09 PM

Thanks Gail for your response.

I know they were not Schott jackets but the one I have like the one in the bottom photo has an original buckle like it has and 3 holes in the belt,the same zipper pull shape,mine is an ESKO front zipper ,and the sleeve zippers are bell shape but have no name but 2 lines on each side of the opening. Also the belt loops are attached the same as the photo, the leather of mine is quite thick, seems to be 1.2 to 1.5 mm. Mine has no label left but an identical jacket like it I saw has the Horsehide Front Quarter label still attached. Mine has a faded red or semi pink quilted lining. I just couldn't find where I downloaded the photos from. I figured that I may find some more info on my new old jacket from the site I was looking for. Thanks so much for your "digging" out the post. You went the extra mile as always. 

Again, my thanks!!!


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