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Glenn O'Brien's Leather Jacket

Which model was pictured in this magazine spread? Thanks

Gail on 09/10/13 at 07:33 AM

In the GQ magazine spread, the Glenn O'Brien's Perfecto is the styling of our style 125. Since this is a vintage jacket it could also be our old style 615 in a steerhide leather  or a 115 in a naked cowhide both had quilt body linings. We no longer offer the 615 & 115 in our line but we still do offer the 125 with the zip-out liner. In the magazine spread they do not show the lining of the jacket. I kind of think this is the old 615 because of it age and popularity at that time. Gail

Albatross on 09/10/13 at 08:11 AM

I've already been drooling over how this jacket turned out, but I always thought that it's the 618/118/613 or some older variant of the classic belted Perfecto. Gail, I think that this jacket originally had a half-belt, which was removed, possibly cut off (if I'm not mistaken, you can actually see a little part of it sticking out on the back of the jacket), as both 615/115 have bigger and detachable belt loops - at least my 615 does - while the loops on this one look identical to those on the 618/118/613 models. Also, same as 613, this jacket doesn't seem to have any collar snaps. Just my 2 cents.

Gail on 09/10/13 at 08:30 AM

I stand corrected, I did not look at the back photo. The jacket also does not have the side lacing as the 125/615 styles. It does appear to be the 618 and he removed the belt. The sleeve zippers have the old Talon pull so this jacket is probably from the 1970's. The older 618 jackets had the stars on the epaulets and no collar snaps. The collar snaps were added in later years, the stars were also removed later as they were being stolen from jackets in the stores, causing a new jacket to be damaged. Gail

gfhoward on 09/10/13 at 09:24 AM

Was the 618 a steerhide jacket?

Gail on 09/10/13 at 09:32 AM

Yes, The 618 was and still is a steerhide jacket.

Albatross on 09/10/13 at 09:58 AM

But, it also comes in horsehide! :D

Gail on 09/10/13 at 10:05 AM

For horsehide the style number is 618H. Gail

Boriskrastev69 on 09/10/13 at 07:40 PM

Looks like 618 HH to me!

Gail on 09/12/13 at 08:30 AM

It is hard to determine what type of leather a jacket is by a photo. Our horsehide jackets would have a Perfecto "Horsehide" label. Gail

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