Best name ever for a jacket model. I love it. True art.
Please see another Sheeley Bros. model jacket. Created using my Edgewater pattern and for this particular model now known as the Maverick.
The jacket's outer shell is a dark brown colored horse hide and stitched with OD colored thread. Japanese made Talon marked fantail grommet and ball and chain zips. In this case, likened to the Japanese jacket maker Freewheelers Mulholland model jacket.
My Maverick jacket is comparable to that used by Freewheelers in their overall design. However, the Maverick is upgraded.
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This jacket has two inside and three outside pockets. The map/pistol pocket (carry capable) and one of the few same designs employed by Monarch on their USN type pre War M-422 seen on this jacket.
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This jacket is an upgraded version. Note that the sleeves were done using the more time consuming but visually pleasing French type seams to both the upper and lower seams. Done in keeping with the 1930's vintage look using the same machine (allowing for sleeves to be stitched in the cylinder form) makers utilized to create their jackets back in the day.
For added comfort and mobility the sleeves are inset and rotated to include being half gusseted. An upgrade once seen on early (upgraded) Flying Togs Northeaster M/C jackets. For the most part done away with by the majority of the one time premier vintage jacket makers by post WW-2.
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French seams were utilized throughout much of this jacket's construction. Most notably, there are advantages to using French seams. A French seamed shoulder allows for the absolute most comfortable (non point loading) results bar none.
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All outside pockets done with zip closure and mole skin fabric interior. No glue was used to create these pockets and all are stitched into place both inside and out. All top stitch work is integral to the overall pocket design.
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Inside welted pocket & leather interfacing.
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Off Set Map pocket and interfacing construction techniques borrowed from the pre War Monarch M-422, buttonholed cuffs and vintage Colt MFG buttons.
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Note the bar tacked leather hanger.
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This entire jacket was created by using no less than 5 different machines that I have on hand dedicated to jacket construction.
Look forward to a historically correct mid 1930's motor cycle type jacket using this same pattern in the near future.