Indian jacket

Discussion in 'Moto / Utility Jackets' started by Akang ed, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Akang ed

    Akang ed New Member

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    Got this one few month ago, I like it for the style and the aging colors.

    I found some jacket pic that having identical details but difference brands, even there one on this forum with monarch Brand.

    The question is this original indian or fake? It's have Japanese tag believed distributed for asian market. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Nice find. Fit pics!
     
  3. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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  4. Akang ed

    Akang ed New Member

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    Thanks, I'll try to take good fit pic tommorow morning.

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  5. Akang ed

    Akang ed New Member

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    Hi ken, By looking on the tag tipe,yes, I guest too this is not the early one. Is that mean this repro come from same factory mass producted and rebranded with different brand? Posible from china or korea, maybe.

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  6. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    That’s another really nice jacket, despite having no connection to the original Indian Motorcycle company. What other beauties have you found?
     
  7. Akang ed

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    Thanks Mikey, I have couple of schott, let's me take few pic first and share later

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  8. bseal

    bseal Well-Known Member

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    I believe it to be a jacket and not a "fake" or a figment of the imagination...
     
  9. Akang ed

    Akang ed New Member

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    You are definitely right, convinced my self after wearing it, pic is the evidence [​IMG]

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  10. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nice fit ..looks good!
     
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  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    At the time this jacket was (probably) made, Korea was the "go to" place in the Far East to have something like this made, no Chinese factory I'm aware of did this type of work at the time. Also in the 80s/90s, while some Japanese would buy "Made inKorea" but nobody wanted "Made in China"

    The Half Belt was massive in Japan in the early 90s Aero were shipping best part of a thousand a month in "high season"
     
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  12. Akang ed

    Akang ed New Member

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    Ken, Out of curiosity, this "highway aero" out for sale in our local online market, looking into the detail it,s almost similar with my indian, what your opinion on authentication on this one[​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Between 1991 and 1993 ish, probably closer to 1991
     
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  14. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    Indian motorcycle company has been resurrected more times than Elvis in fast food joints. It's likely a company-approved store model from the 90's I'd wager, but I'm just guessing.
    Actually a nicer jacket for that ilk and well worth keeping (the first one). Since Indian is legitimately back making real motorcycles again, it's not even embarrassing :)
     
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