Mystery Leather Jacket - Help!

917_k

Well-Known Member
Thought I recognised the jacket and one of the photos someone shared, Saunders Militaria (collector and seller of a whole array of awesome jackets) had one of these for sale a few years ago, seems from our expert Zeeky that he got the description wrong though:


Amazing looking jacket and one hell of a find. Personally I’d keep it and ditch the YKK zipper for something more interesting.
 

zeeky

New Member
Thought I recognised the jacket and one of the photos someone shared, Saunders Militaria (collector and seller of a whole array of awesome jackets) had one of these for sale a few years ago, seems from our expert Zeeky that he got the description wrong though:


Amazing looking jacket and one hell of a find. Personally I’d keep it and ditch the YKK zipper for something more interesting.
I could always be wrong, but there is sparse info I've seen to contradict.
 

HonestHat

New Member
Thought I recognised the jacket and one of the photos someone shared, Saunders Militaria (collector and seller of a whole array of awesome jackets) had one of these for sale a few years ago, seems from our expert Zeeky that he got the description wrong though:


Amazing looking jacket and one hell of a find. Personally I’d keep it and ditch the YKK zipper for something more interesting.
It also looks like it sold it with that description.
 

HonestHat

New Member
I could always be wrong, but there is sparse info I've seen to contradict.
I think you are right. There are some buckles that don't seem to have any function on the jacket. People just took a glut of surplus pants and found something creative to do with them.
 

Nnatalie

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Do any of you all know whether this pants to jacket conversion would have been done by individuals on a single jacket basis, or if some (maybe small) company would have purchased a batch and made them into jackets?

Also, this has just been a fascinating thread to read and follow...I would certainly not have thought that the jacket had once been pants when I first saw the picture!
 

917_k

Well-Known Member
It might be worth dropping these guys a message HonestHat:


They’re buyers & sellers of military & vintage clothing and are actually based in Sweden, so may have seen these jackets before and know something about them. They’ve been in the game a few decades, so know their stuff. Saunders Militaria May have a bit more info as well.

Either way I think you’ve ended up with a very nice jacket that’s possibly got some value to it.
 

Lord Flashheart

Well-Known Member
Well that's an interesting read. I always learn something here and that jacket does sound as though you won't see another one anytime soon. I'd certainly give it the benefit of the doubt as a keeper for the sheer novelty.
 
To chime in rather late......that's definitely a Swedish civil guard comm/signals rider jacket...... I've got a much later version in gray canvas with a near identical layout
It's not a "mall jacket" at all and could fetch quite a sum on the vintage militaria forums
 
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