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Indian jacket

Akang ed

New Member
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.


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Akang ed

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It's a fairly recent (2000+) Repro, doubt if it's made in Japan

Check this restoration / reproduction link

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk5aVmGjrC4/?taken-by=aeroleatherclothing

http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=63

Forget Buco, an original Indian has no equal in that genre
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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MikeyB-17

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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?
 

Akang ed

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

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Ken at Aero Leather

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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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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"
 

Akang ed

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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


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ButteMT61

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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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