WWII Military Horsehide and Vintage Horsehide Things

Wheee! A local collector just dropped off a sweet chunk of his collection of vintage leather jackets, pants, jodhpurs, and military flight suits, ranging from World War 2 1940s to the 50s and up to the 1970s. These are mostly horsehide items, with some steerhide. Size 42, 44, 46 & 50 jackets. Size 36 – 38 pants.

Scroll past the picture gallery to the table of descriptions and prices for all the deets!

Oh yeah. I forgot to say: Patina, patina, patina.

Below is the German flight 1960’s suit on a person who is 5’7″ tall and who gracefully allowed me to harry him into posing for these pics for you. He wears a 44 – 46 jacket, generally.

All the deets!

brandstyletypecolourmaterialsizeitemDescriptionpriceitemID
Colvine - US NavyWWII flightsuit 1 pc one pieceMilitariabrownLeather42flexible strong goatskin. Once wired, no longer has plugs. WW II. Mouton collar. Talon zippers, original. All working.509.007754
brauch and frey german1 pc one piece flight pilot suitMilitariadark greyLeather42fully fuzz lined. All zippers work. Styled like a motorcycle suit. Nice. 1965 vintage435.007755
unbranded1940s horsehideJacketbrownLeather44lined, classic 40's length and style, talon zippers, has had some minor repairs. STILL HAS BELT - HOLY COW409.007758
british mfg co montrealbomber 60s or 70s vintageJackettanLeather46zippers work great! Fuzz lined169.007759
unintelligible. Canadian50s or 60s horsehide bomberJacketblackLeather44 - 46horsehide. Fuzz collar. Talon zippers. Vintage.319.007760
Belgian Cauvinmilitary jodhpurs high waist vintageMilitariagreenLeather36olive khaki green. 1969 vintage. Same pattern as WWI & WWII from this area. Horsehide. With suspenders!409.007761
illegible1950s vintage horsehidePantsblackLeather38talon zippers, all original. Weathered horsehide, gorgeous patina. With suspenders!409.007762
schottvintage 1970sJacketbrownLeather50zip-in warmth liner missing. Regular liner in great shape. Single piece of leather back. Some tiny stitch holes from back patch removal. Talon zips. Brass hardware. Snap down collar. Tiny seam rip on sleeve cuff.259.007763
unbranded1950s vintage horsehideJacketbrownLeather46talon zippers, all original. Weathered horsehide, gorgeous patina. Some small edits done by skilled leatherworker.239.007764
Graishorsehide bomber vintage 1940sJacketbrownLeather46zippers reworked (YKK brass), some edits in its past. Incredible weathering. 1940s229.007765
Round Upclassic horsehide bomber vintage 1940sJacketbrownLeather46talon zippers, everything original. Incredible weathering / patina. Post WW II 1940s or 1950s. Some unravelling of knit waist and cuffs269.007766
hercules vintagecar coat horsehideJacketbrownLeather44FIXER-UPPER! HANDYPERSON'S DREAM! Shearling lining, mouton collar. MULTIPLE issues, dents, scrapes and dings. 1940s vintage.175.007767