early 1940's half belt

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Geeboo, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Geeboo

    Geeboo New Member

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    sharing my new jacket - early 40's half belt :)
    I have an addiction to yellowish/ tan color leather, I am not much a fan of black things - black shoes/ black leather jacket.o_O
    zipper is Conmar NOS and side buckle is hammered brass D ring dead-stock
     

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  2. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice. Will be interesting to see how that particular leather breaks in with some good use. Many coddle their jackets, and with the price of many I understand. For me treating them as a utility jacket makes them look best. That same pattern in an "antiqued" cowhide would look great too!
    JMO,
    Dave
     
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  3. Kennyz

    Kennyz Member

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    Hi Geeboo.

    That jacket looks great. The half-belts really have style.

    Ken
     
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  4. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Nice Jacket ,very nice cut and color especially liked the lining very typical of the period .Good job on the sewing !.

    RGds BIP
     
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  5. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Forgot to say I love that you have dead stock items to add to your jackets so cool !

    BIP
     
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  6. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    What color leather is that ,it shows the stitching very well .The jacket looks to be the perfect jacket for driving a car .

    BIP
     
  7. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Are you finding these jackets locally ,or are you buying them on the internet .I never see original jackets like this for sale in any size !.

    BIP
     
  8. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Do you get asked by people where do you get such a jacket ,and have you made any up for other people or this just for yourself a hobby ?.

    BIP
     
  9. Geeboo

    Geeboo New Member

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    thanks BIP. I am happy that someone appreciate the jacket. It is custom-made.
    I am responsible for material sourcing, drafting of pattern on waste fabrics to make sure the proportion/curves/details are right ; making of a dummy jkt by myself before passing to my tailor to sew it for me. He then create another dummy jacket based on my pattern with improved cut , esp. on the sleeves and armholes. Minor alterations are made to the "closest" details of the jacket in my mind before the final cut on leathers.
    so far, I just make for myself as a hobby.
     
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  10. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    some opinions, if ya please. remember, opinions are like assholes, every body has em. for my taste the sleeve straps are set to high, and the pockets are kinda goofy looking, as they are asymmetrical [side to side] and fussy. however, the back is seriously kickass. you took the time to have the back pleat made to be functional as it should be. most makers of 1930s hb jackets do not do this. keep em coming, my man, keep em coming.
     
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  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Geeboo........The jacket looks nice. For my taste I think I'd like it in a darker seal color.
    Nice work!
     

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