Sheeley's Pending 1930s Utility Jacket Builds

Maverickson

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Best name ever for a jacket model. I love it. True art.

As seen here

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While not a particularly good photo the squadron (VA-55 Warhorses with FJ Fury in the background) is seen below. Father is seen wearing the checkered arm band denoting the OD.

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This pic was taken in 1958. Not long after transitioning from the the propeller driven AD Skyraider to the FJ Fury.

The USN Fury came equipped with 20 mm cannons. Not the .50 cals and more powerful engines than used on the F-86 Sabre jet and USAF equivalent.

Cheers, Dave
 
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Maverickson

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Hi All,

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.

Sheeley Bros Edgewater Pattern .jpg


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.

Shoulder Seam & Collar View .jpg


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.

Cheers, Dave
 
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B-Man2

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Dave
Outstanding work ….Very impressive . When you refer to your 1930s MC jackets are you talking about a USA styled MC jacket or the French Cyclist Jacket that most know as a Luftwaffe jacket ? The reason I’m asking is that from the photos of your jacket above , it doesn’t look like it would take much to turn that into an accurate repro of a French Cyclist or Luftwaffe jacket .
 

Maverickson

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Hi Burt,

The M/C jacket I am referring to and in the process of building is related to this same Edgewater pattern. Made in the USA between the early 1930's and when the zipper began to be commonly used for closure into the early 1940's.
My model for this pending jacket was seen several years ago. That original (police) M/C jacket sold on eBay before I could bid. I have not seen one ever before or since.

Made by one of the the exact same makers I used to derive my overall pattern.

That original police M/C jacket was made here in the USA & seen below.
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That same police M/C jacket seen above dates between 1935 and 1937. For the most part this pending jacket is simply a belted version of my Maverick jacket.

Cheers, Dave
 
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Maverickson

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Hi All,

Recently lucked up on a jacket box that would have been originally included with the sale of one of the same work jackets that I utilized to derive my Sheeley Bros. patterns. The box is dated to 1936 with X-MAS stamps.

The box's cover features numerous illustrations depicting various model jackets suited for a given activity. That particular image depicting an aviation related type jacket seen below is among my more favorite. Something to include with one of my future builds.

Aviator Type Jacket.jpg


It is hard to believe that something as potentially fragile as a paper box that advertised these jacket's uses has survived some 86 years and remains in such great shape today.


Cheers, Dave
 
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Nickb123

Well-Known Member
Hi All,

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.

View attachment 74442

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.

View attachment 74444

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.

View attachment 74450

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.

View attachment 74458

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.

View attachment 74448

Inside welted pocket & leather interfacing.

View attachment 74452

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.

Cheers, Dave

That’s just fabulous.
 
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