I will post later today about the interlocking buckle with samples and pictures
Yes my intention was to have one post a sort how to post it for people interested in having a go an understanding of the Cyclist Jacket . But it turned in a selling page for Pilot and I just wanted to clean it up and let pilot have the thread as he would not take a hint and the overview as been lost . My original post was followed 20 min later by a jacket of pilots and then there was a major discussion on his jacket and where to find leather at the dump and so on . So I moved it here I think they call it hijacking huh .Don't you think it's better to post all your content in one single thread? Otherwise we could loose the overview
Aaah, ave read your post in the other thread right now. I understand.
Is this a replica or original buckle?
Surely in that case both aesthetically and economically you need to use old leather?.............What will be new ,.Leather ....... My aim is going to create a jacket for 1/3 of the cost of others . I will help and direct you guys will make sure I do not run of the rails when I am wrong .
Seems the most popular are the leather buttons that look like a football ,Ken has offered up his assistance with this item .I would be interested in what he would go with ? .Do you made a decision what type of buttons you'll use? There were plenty of different styles, wood buttons in various shapes, leather ones, horn ones....
Im excited to read more of your project
Just looked behind me, we have an old Art Deco Leather Suite in the sitting room, at least 6 panels on that particular one would be big enough, not thas ours is up for grabsLike you said used leather would be nice but I am a pit to pit of 25" or 63cm that part I have not sourced yet .I will keep you posted .
You say you need that out by Wednesday Ill be over Monday night . Thanks KenJust looked behind me, we have an old Art Deco Leather Suite in the sitting room, at least 6 panels on that particular one would be big enough, not thas ours is up for grabs
It took me about three days to find a source , I just put up a picture of one on eBay and said I was looking to buy some .Someone got back to me sent them the money for three and he mailed them to me . I can point you in the direction for some just PM me I will help any way I can to all you guys out there with the hardware .Bombing IP, your buckles are simply perfect! It must have been very hard to find...
It's really nice to be able to share what you've learned about this jacket. I really appreciate the approach.
When this thread has matured, and your jacket is finished, it would be worthwhile to centralize the information (stories and technical data) on cyclist jackets in one place. Maybe here on the forum ? or maybe on a blog ? a website ?
You should buy some"Enigma1938 and sell them to pilot he is asking $450 each (and that's the discounted forum price) could make a healthy profit ! .
10 pairs of metal buckles 1910s or 1920s, made in France normally used for the cyclist jackets so difficult to find today color: silver condition: deadstock size (left side): length 31mm width 31mm size (right side): length 31mm width 27mmwww.etsy.com