1989 Kakadu Oilskin Motorcycle Jacket

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by katana_thriller, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. katana_thriller

    katana_thriller New Member

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    Hi, new member.

    Years ago, I bought a Kakadu Traders Australia Oilskin Motorcycle jacket from a now closed vintage clothing store for, if I remember correctly, around $40. I bought it because it had a uniqueness to it, but eventually gave it to a friend because it didn't fit me the way I wanted it to.

    After completely wearing my Berman to shreds... I hit my buddy up to see if he still had it. I offered to buy it back but he kindly let me have it back.

    This jacket is a little short on me, as it was nearly 10 years ago, but I fell in love with it all over again.

    After extensive google/ebay searches, I can't for the life of me find a Kakadu Oilskin in a motorcycle cut.

    My question to you is, have you ever seen or heard of such a jacket? Should I keep this thing in the closet? I can't seem to let it off my shoulders.

    (Old Battle vest for reference.)
     

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  2. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Member

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    Hi
    Welcome,can't assist with your questions but a nice looking jacket from the top pick
    Some of the other folk on here might assist so persevere and wait a little to see if you gets some replies
     
  3. katana_thriller

    katana_thriller New Member

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  4. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Member

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    Have a search on here and look in moto/utility section
     
  5. Who

    Who Member

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    Not really old enough to be vintage. I remember the brand. In the 1980's a bunch of companies made a range of oilskin jackets on the back of the success of the movie The Man From Snowy River. I guess they were trying to compete against Drizabone and by extension, Barbour. Most of those companies are no longer with us. No idea what happened to this company. I saw one of their longer traditional style riding jackets in a charity store late last year. Tourists to Australia were their main market.

    Wear it.
     
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  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

  7. katana_thriller

    katana_thriller New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll try my luck over in moto/utility.
     

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