I'd love to see some photos Grant!Cool. Original Perry's are very comfortable to wear with slightly more room in the shoulders and chest. One thing that's a bummer with Perry's is the 75 year old cotton liner around the stand collar is prone to quick wear as is noticed in one of your photos. Mine has suffered from the same wear. Anyhow, congrats on what appears to be a fine Perry!
I haven't been a member here long but I do a decent amount of reading. Thanks to all the great information from you guys and members like @Brettafett @B-Man2 & @mulceber, I was able to find myself a pretty decent original jacket. I have posted some photos below taken by the seller and I won't comment on the details since I don't have nearly as much knowledge as some of you but it's a size 42 in Russet with what appears to be horsehide in very nice condition.
Another note, @Shawn Ali and I are working together to have a pattern made of this bad boy as a Christmas gift to all of you! I'd be happy to help other repro makers as well.
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No real secret to be honest, I routinely use Invaluable.com which is a website that compiles a lot of smaller auction houses in the UK and US. I usually search "leather jackets" and to my surprise I saw the Perry but it said that it was "passed" on the latest auction which meant nobody bid on it.
If I'm being honest, I wasn't looking for an investment of any kind. I just wanted a single original jacket to wear from time to time. Now I'm starting to doubt whether I should even wear it haha.Have two A-2s inbound. One from Canada and one from the UK. One estimate is 2-3 months for Airmail... Boo.
Your Perry will be worth the wait. That is a ripper. You have invested your funds wisely....
I would treat it like an old car, Wear it lovingly and be a good steward to make sure its continued reputation for future generations to see and learn about.If I'm being honest, I wasn't looking for an investment of any kind. I just wanted a single original jacket to wear from time to time. Now I'm starting to doubt whether I should even wear it haha.