Anyone want to try dating this?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    I found this on google with an astonishing story re the alleged age and provenance from a highly accredited source

    I think the story is complete BS

    What date would YOU put on this jacket?

    How Old.jpg How Old 2.jpg
     
  2. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    Going by the top pic, I would probably think early to mid-80's at a glance.. The zippers and snaps should be an indicator, but as you know, they could have been NOS when the jacket was made.
     
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  3. Smithy

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    That's the JFK jacket isn't it? I remember that episode and thought it was hokey at the time. Probably a bunch of arse but I bet somebody made squillions out of it.
     
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  4. Otter

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    Agreed, looks like the kind of jacket you saw in the Trongate of Glasgow circa 1983.
     
  5. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Well spotted Smithy, the jacket, to fit the speil, would have to be pre mid 1953 when JFK married Jackie, I doubt if it's even pre 1983, I can't believe anyone fell for it

    Quote from the show "it had belonged to JFK! (GASP!) and had been left behind in France when he had left his lover (GASP!) and gone back to America to be married just a couple of weeks later (GASP!)"

    The "gasps" I can only assume, came from folk in the audience who couldn't believe how stupid the "experts" were

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/11997278/Antiques-Roadshow-unearths-JFKs-leather-jacket.html
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/featured/3...tial-leathers-a-day-at-the-antiques-roadshow/
     
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  6. dmar836

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    So I guess what links this jacket to Kennedy? I mean in a legitimate way? To me it's all hearsay and even if a woman walked up to me and gave me the jacket and I knew she had been his mistress, wouldn't I want proof? At least a pic of him in it just once?
     
  7. B-Man2

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    First impression is that it looks a bit small for JFK.
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Of Course there are no pictures, how could there be? unless you believe in time travel
    There's more chance of getting a picture of The Red Baron in Type A-2

    The only link is BullShit
     
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  9. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Apart from the obvious 80s/90s Mall Jacket clues leaping from the design, droopy shoulder, zippers, pockets, stop me please....,
    if there is ANYONE on VLJ that really believes that a man as stylish as JFK would even been seen in the same room as this piece of shit, then he or she should be immediately black balled by fellow members for the sake of the integrity of the forum

    What would you lot have said to any new member posting this and wanting info on it.........and be honest
     
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  10. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Worn over a tank top and a pair of flares
     
  11. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    I saw the title of this thread and thought I would see a line up of likely young beauties looking for new partners.

    Disappointed.

    Why my coat, thank you :D
     
  12. STEVE S.

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    I take anything I see on those TV shows with a grain of salt. I have been privy to some of the behind the scene crap that goes on with shows such as “American Pickers” etc. It’s all put on for the entertainment factor. They don’t pick thru & find anything on TV, a crew of folks goes through the place for a week sortinng things out & planting things for them to “discover” when the filming starts. Ever notice when they stop & knock on a door making a “cold call” that cameras are already rolling from inside the house when the door is answered??
     
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  13. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    My main gripe too Steve, and so obvious too, they treat the public as if we are all idiots.
    In defence of Antiques Road Show they do have a very good reputation and in the past have been known to pull something amazing out of the hat
     
  14. Otter

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    I remember once seeing a piece of quite ordinary Japanese porcelain on one show, the glaze had melted and run on one side, trapping bits of debris in it. The gent who brought it explained his father was an officer in the RN at the end of WWII, his ship had berthed at Hiroshima and they were trucked about to see the blast damage caused by the new superweapon. He plucked this from the ruins, must have been pretty close to the fireball, had a bunch of photos to to back it up as well. They declined to offer a valuation for which I do not blame them.
     

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