Help with the maker or model please

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Daniel parker, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Daniel parker

    Daniel parker New Member

    Anyone got any idea of the model
    Or maker please, very good quality especially the seams on the shoulders, wonderful colour and patina, thanks

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  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

    Berkshire, U.K.
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Welcome to VLJ. Your sheepskin jacket dates to the 1960s. Clix zips were often used on jackets made in the 1960s and 1970s. These British-made jackets often appear for sale on Ebay and are sometimes described as RAF flying jackets, which they are not.
  4. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

    Pride & Clark ?

    pride Clark.jpg
  5. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

    Crikey Ken, that's going back but remind me, where was that place?
  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    This is typical of the jackets sold by Pride and Clarke along with the chestnut Irvin style jackets with vinyl trim. I wonder who actually made their sheepskin jackets?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

    Judging by the quality of the work, and I've handled loads of these, I think we can be sure that no original WW2 Irvin makers were involved!!!
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

    Brixton, London
  9. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

    Coincidentally These jackets get a mention in the text of one of the articles on file for our next Aero Magaizine featuring British Clothing of the 20th Century

    Here's the snippet...........

    "As the nation found its feet again, rationing finally came to an end in 1954 coinciding with the release of the decade’s seminal sound track, Billy Haley’s Rock Around The Clock and the use of the word “Teenagers”, a new term to describe ……well, teenagers?.... which by then had found its way into the everyday British vocabulary even though the term had been first coined by Life Magazine in 1944.

    The first of the cults emerged, Teddy Boys, who sported “Duck’s Arse” haircuts and dressed in the style of Edwardian rogues and Rockers, whose dress was inspired by The Wild One and the RAF.

    Those who could find one wore an old WW2 Irvin, those who wanted the look but couldn’t find such a jacket went to Pride & Clark in Brixton who produced a rough copy. The Bike Jacket market was served by the likes of Mascot, Lewis Leathers and, of course, Rivetts who manufactured their own classic “Highwayman” which, some 30 years later, was to be the inspiration for Aero’s legendary Highwayman, an Americanised version of the original British 1950’s Rocker’s jacket.

    These jackets were teamed up with Military Surplus white roll necks left over from WW2, Sheepskin lined bike boots inspired by the RAF Flying Boots and a pair of jeans, a much sought after style statement, and if these could be Levis, then so much the better."

    Still needs an edit it's a first draft
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  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Nicely writen!

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