Ralph Edwards sheepskin jacket

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  1. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    B6A7682B-6291-4BD6-963C-68C0548699E7.jpeg 4281A5E1-994C-4FAD-AB42-1B0D1606CB57.jpeg Hi all,

    I took a punt on this Ralph Edwards jacket that I saw on eBay . It was being sold by a charity/ second hand shop in Florida . I t arrived earlier this week and although it’s not a military jacket it has that look about it . Would any one of you fine fellows or ladies be able to give me any insight on when it was made, my thoughts are 1970’s . It is fitted with a chunky brass Conmar zipper.
     
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  2. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Cor that’s nice! By the style of label I’d say you weren’t far off with 70’s, maybe 60’s.
     
  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert but I would say early to mid 1980s as that Art Deco font on the label experienced a big renaissance during that period (eg Miami Vice). Really nice jacket.
     
  4. Skip

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    reckon it would look even better with you in it...whadaya say?

    Certainly has a military look, think it would go with Don Johnson's pink/aqua T-shirts and white chinos? ;)
     
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  5. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    HaHa, I’ve just cleaned and conditioned the leather , when it’s all dry I’ll try and get
    My misses to take some snaps wearing it .
     
  6. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    9DEAED6F-3057-4F49-BE72-C5575854D7CD.jpeg 0A817160-9879-491B-A68C-9780272EFFB9.jpeg Here you go.
     
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  7. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Not my style but it looks good on you.
    Nice fit as well.
     
  8. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Great looking jacket from one of the most prolific 1960's contract G-1 makers. Perfect fit! Looks cool. Like a B-3 / M-445 combo.

    Enjoy!
     
  9. robrinay

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    Nice - I’m going to hunt one down.
     
  10. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    Cracking' fit S4, looks good on you
     
  11. Silver Surfer

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    actually, it looks much better worn, then expected. nice one.
     

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