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1940s Horsehide Swedish Army Dispatch set

1940s Horsehide Swedish Army Dispatch set

Circa 1948 horsehide motorcycle courier set. Made for use by the Swedish army during the Cold War, used by Dispatch riders and tank crews. Zipperless button-and-toggle closing. Wool liner. Time-machine condition — almost no condition issues. Leather is flexible and wearable. Wow. Just wow. 13434…

Are you too big for these britches?

Are you too big for these britches?

Okay, people. These here vintage britches (try saying that three times fast) have a patina of age, a patina of wear, and a patina of mystery. Despite their age, which is apparent from every angle, the leather is still soft, thick, flexible, and wearable. You’ll be…

WWII Military Horsehide and Vintage Horsehide Things

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

The cafe racer-style jacket with its own colour wheel.

The cafe racer-style jacket with its own colour wheel.

Once upon a time, a fashion designer and a motorcycle jacket maker met, and, like chocolate and peanut butter, they saw that, combined, their sartorial presentation would be mighty.

Langlitz Leathers; O yes, they will be yours.

Langlitz Leathers; O yes, they will be yours.

Here’s a rarity — a full set of Langlitz leather gear in the Cascade style. In case you don’t know Langlitz, it’s the brand known as the world’s best motorcycle leathers. New Langlitz jackets can go for as much as $1250, and vintage ones for…

Keep an eye out for trouble.

Keep an eye out for trouble.

You’ve heard of an item being described as a conversation starter? This vest is kind of a conversation compeller. In fact, folks may flag you down in traffic and ask why you winked at them.

rerides-eye-vest_frontSHAF leather is the brand name, medium/large size, adjustable side-laces.

Are you five foot two, eye of blue? Don’t look now. Here’s $99 of painted magic.

Belstaff Trailmaster Waxed Cotton jacket and pants, vintage riding gear

Belstaff Trailmaster Waxed Cotton jacket and pants, vintage riding gear

Here’s a lovely high-end vintage piece for the tall size 44 rider. The Belstaff brand, founded in 1924, showed that the Brits were well onto the fact that riding without protection could give you a stiff upper lip. They’re famous for quality gear! You have…

Two Piece Motorcycle Suit – Black Leather and Kevlar (and Royer Boots)

Two Piece Motorcycle Suit – Black Leather and Kevlar (and Royer Boots)

Any time you’re sailing down the road at high speed and realize that at some moment past you left your motorcycle behind (Eeeeek!), safety becomes a rather immediate concern. Leather has long been appreciated for its abrasion resistance… but what if you’re travelling a long…

Mad Max Harley Davidson Shitkickers

Mad Max Harley Davidson Shitkickers

O, the apocalyptic Mad Max kinda sandy, dusty, parched desert roads these Harley Davidson Mega Harness square-toed engineer boots have seen! We can easily envision mutant post-nuclear humanoids wearing these boots while riding industrial dunebuggies and cracked-out cafe racer motorbikes.

Honestly, it looks like they’ve spent the last few years riding directly into the maw of a sandblaster while having mutant Dobermans chew on the toes.

Leather’s worn. Heels and sole are worn. They look like hell but retain their thick-leathered structural integrity.

Size approx 9.5 men’s / 11 women’s. Stock # 2240

$12

Oh, and hey. Theyre CSA approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Steel Heels on a New Rock Boot

Long Steel Heels on a New Rock Boot

I can’t seem to type this post. I’m too busy looking at myself in the heels of these impeccable New Rock boots.

Tough, Heavy Wesco Boots.

Tough, Heavy Wesco Boots.

Wesco boots are known worldwide for being made with remarkable eye to quality and last-foreverness. (I just made that word up.) Those of us with a fetish for tough, durable footwear probably already know all about them. These look like a Jobmaster 10″ lace-to-toe, which…

Dogmaster Driver hybrid custom Dayton boots

Dogmaster Driver hybrid custom Dayton boots

These don’t have a stock number because I’m trying to decide whether to keep these for myself, honestly. They are the sweetest, nastiest, funkiest, most eye-catching pair of Daytons I may have ever seen. And they fit me. Hmm.

Size 9.5M, give or take. They’ve obviously had a hell of a life thus far, and have come through it with only a bunch of scuffs on inside of the red heels, a certain scarring of the texture of the toes, and a slight scent of what I assume is brimstone. They’re nicely broken in and lace up snug and tight all 12″ up your calves.

Apart from the lugged sole and height, this boot resembles the famed 6″ Driver (shown below). Dayton does NOT make these as stock boot, and even the next closest boot in the Dayton menagerie, the Dogmaster (shown below) is no longer made by Dayton.

This is a one-of-a-kind boot, so if you think you want ’em more than I do, call me and make me an offer (it’ll have to be a  good one), or drop by the store.

01829 Army Boots for your Legs

01829 Army Boots for your Legs

Army boots (which are misnamed, being more properly leggy boots, or possibly feety boots) are a kind of a staple boot, no? Always handy to have a pair around. They’re almost indestructable, can be made quite waterproof, and are pretty dang comfortable. This is a…

01743 Zox “Mechanicalamity” Air Attack MX helmet

01743 Zox “Mechanicalamity” Air Attack MX helmet

This is a super cute (should I say, freakin’ DANK) Zox motocross helmet with very fancy-ass paint depicting punk skulls with steel mohawks and fangs looking slightly put out with the state of the world. And flames. I do love a good flame. Flat black.…

01800 leather vest, ziiiiiiiiip

01800 leather vest, ziiiiiiiiip

This zip-up unlined Priape leather vest is in perfect condition, and is a size L.

Its fit is genderless, although for womanly-bodied folks, there’s not much room for The Girls when it’s fully zipped.

It’s made in Montreal. I fancy that if one listens closely, one can hear the Quebequois accent. Ziiiiiip!

$55 smackeroos

01796 – Biker Jacket, Very Upset – oops I mean, Distressed Brown Leather

01796 – Biker Jacket, Very Upset – oops I mean, Distressed Brown Leather

Biker leather jacket in a deep brown distressed leather. Don’t worry; the distress is all in the colour and the jacket itself seems quite cheery. Fully lined with a sweet plaid lining. This jacket is very obviously meant to be worn with some scruffy-ass faded…

01771 Paleolithic Dayton boots , size 10.5M

01771 Paleolithic Dayton boots , size 10.5M

These beautiful round-toe motorcycle boots were first worn by a caveman biker back in the early days of footwear, and have made it through the ages intact. Would pair nicely with a rough-hewn wooden club. From noted boot aficianado Dr Z; “These boots evoke the…