Vintage National Park Service Windbreaker Jacket

Vintage National Park Service windbreaker Jacket

*Apologies if you were watching this on eBay. Apparently it’s illegal to sell there and the listing was pulled shortly before it ended.

National Park Service windbreaker. Picked up in Colorado, it may be from one of a number of national parks, but the closest being Rocky Mountain National Park.

Very lightweight, made of single layer nylon. Jacket features a stowaway hood, which can be rolled up and secured via loops and buttons around the lightly padded collar. Two zip close front pockets. Nylon draw cord at waist and hood. YKK main zipper.

Embroidered patch is stitched on to left sleeve. Patch measures about 3.75″ tall by 3″ across and is in nice shape.

Jacket is in nice shape save for a couple small holes in the back bottom of the jacket, most likely from sitting or leaning up against something.

Marked size larger

Measures:
24″ top of zip to hem
21.5″ pit to zip
24″ pit to pit

Woolrich 60/40 Mountain Parka

Vintage Woolrich Mountain Parka 60/40

This Woolrich Parka features classic styling composed of materials and craftsman ship that was top of the line in its day. The shell is made of the famed blend 60/40 Cotton/Nylon material popularized by Sierra Designs in the early 70s. This material was most weather proof fabric of its time, before Gore-Tex. Linking is made of a poly cotton blend with Nylon sleeve liner. This ingenious design allows the wearer to slip the jacket on and off over wool shirts and the likes with no binding or bunching. One inside pocket and double breast and hip pockets. Elastic cuff closure, waist and hood draw cords with leather disc cord locks. Main closure comes via a heavy gauge YKK two-way zipper and logo embossed brass tone snaps. The 60/40 has a nice sheen and tends to make separate panels different shades of blue in different light. Not all 60/40 is created equal. Depending on the cotton and nylon fibers used the material can vary in thickness, stiffness and sheen. The Woolrich sheep logo of this time period was recently relaunched and dubbed the “White Collection”. The line is quite nice and does well to honor styles like these.

PERFECTO by SCHOTT model 618 leather motorcycle jacket – Late 1970s

Research I’ve conducted suggests this is a late 1970s model Schott Perfecto 618. Details used to surmise this date include the Talon main zipper, lack of snaps on the collar tips, Lack of internal breast pocket (map pocket). Also the upward closing pocket zippers and label details. Many of these items were changed in the early 80s. YKK zippers were introduced and pocket closing direction were reversed. There is some debate among enthusiasts when the other updates were made. A conversation surrounding about a very similar jacket can be found here on SchottNYC.com  This particular version is made of steer hide. 

Alpine Designs (Alp Sport) Down Jacket

Alp Sport was started in Boulder Colorado in the early 60’s and later became known as Alpine Designs. This unique jacket comes from that transitional period sometime in the mid to late  1960s.

The shell is constructed from a tightly woven nylon which is light and dense, much like modern shells. The down fill is fairly lofty, but this definitely not an expedition piece.  The subtle outside gives way to an all cotton, vibrant paisley lining.  Talon zippers, with Alpine Designs’ edelweiss flower logo embossed on the snaps. The gommeted tab suggest it could be used as a ski jacket.

This jacket can be seen as an early example of outerwear as a fashionable piece. In the late 60s, early 70s decades of advancements in outdoor gear design started popping up on college campus’ nation wide as students embraced this new style. A sea change that helped propel companies like The North Face and Patagonia into the upper stratosphere, while giving rise to a whole new crop of labels and the eventual demise of most.

Woolrich Striped Hudson Bay Blanket Jacket

Vintage Woolrich Hudson Bay blanket inspired  jacket. These Heavy weight wool jackets feature a  heavy-duty two-way YKK  “sleeping bag” zipper. The zipper is hidden behind a Woolrich logo stamped snap button placket. Blanket stitched edges outline the openings and add durability to the piece. Hudson Bay woolens come in various color combinations, but he green, red and yellow may just be the very best.

Vanson Leathers Motorcycle Jacket. Boston, Mass U.S.A.

This Vanson Leathers women’s size 10 motorcycle jacket is expertly crafted using top quality full grain leather. Styling is a good mix of traditional biker and cafe style jacket. racer-esque lines down the front and contour at the midriff. Fully lined with removable vest for extra warmth.

Features:
  • Brass tone Talon zippers through out.
  • Four front pockets
  • snap down collar
  • side compression buckles
  • gusseted shoulders for expansion across the back
  • zippered sleeves
  • removable synthetic vest
This jacket is in good shape. No holes, stains, broken stitching or odors. Only visible signs of wear on shoulders, and back of arms characterized by lightnessin the leather’s color from friction. See photos. Liner in great shape. Doesn’t appear this jacket has ever been down on a motorcycle. Estimated this jacket is from the mid 60s to 70s. 
 
This jacket is currently available, please contact me for more information. 

Barbour Vintage A130 Spey Wading Wax Jacket

Classic Barbour Spey waxed cotton wading jacket. These jackets have a short wide torso efficiently designed for wading while fly fishing. Made in England of high quality materials and superb craftsmanship since 1894.

Other features of the jacket are:

  • Corduroy collar
  • Storm fly front with Brass finish KANE snaps
  • Heavy gauge YKK two-way zip
  • Two hip pockets with storm flaps
  • Barbour tartan lining
  • Inner  breast pocket  and two lower large stow pockets
  • Outer D rings on right breast and left side
  • Adjustable inner nylon wrist gaiters
  • Grommet ventilated pits

Measurements on this size medium jacket were as follows
18.5″ top of zip to bottom hem
23″ pit to pit
29.5 collar seam to cuff
21″ pit to cuff

Hein Gericke for Hondaline Cafe Style Jacket

This Late 70s/early 80s Hein Gericke for Hondaline racing style jacket looks like something worn by a member of Toecutter’s gang in the film Mad Max and is the perfect jacket to accompany any mid to late 70s CBs or other cafe bikes of that era.

Construction features two offset zippers for tighter or looser fits depending on layers. There are 3 external chest pockets, one left sleeve pocket and one inside pocket. Adjustable waist belt is fixed at back. Adjustable snap close shorty collar. YKK zippers throughout, all working

Ribbed detail around shoulders and down torso sides provides stretch for movement. Back is cut slightly lower with thicker padding around lower back section.

This jacket is fully lined with red nylon and has a thin insulating layer between it and the leather.

Measures: Tag size 38

7″ shoulder to shoulder
21″ top of collar to bottom (front)
27″ top of collar to bottom (back)
17.5 ” pit to pit (tight setting)
19″ pit to pit (looser setting)

Eastern Mountian Sports Down Jacket

Great old EMS expedition weight down jacket. This size large jacket consists of a poly/cotton blend shell, fully lined with in nylon. Single way heavy gauge YKK zipper and snap front closure. Two top and side entry front hip pockets and one large internal top entry pocket.

The snap on down hood has an extra set of middle snaps to allow the hood to sit lower from the neckline if need be. This is the first time I’ve seen such an option on a removable hood. Wrist closure has two sets of snaps allowing for three cuff opening sizes. Also has an internal waist nylon draw cord and

Conditionally this coat is in good shape, especially for its age. Some darkening around the inside of the neckline, while the rest of the fabric is probably not as bright as it used to be 40 years ago. It is however free of any obvious stains, rips, holes or snags.  The inside nylon is in great shape too. A few little holes around the wrist leak a feather from time to time but aren’t much bigger than the stitch it would take to fix them.  Still has plenty of well-distributed down and has been washed and is ready to wear.

This is the original logo from when the company was formed in 1967. I’m not sure when the logo changed to the updated version which goes on to spell out Eastern Mountain Sports, but its a good bet this jacket is pre-1972 or better. This jacket is available so shoot me an email if interested.

Sized Large, but please see measurement.

33″ top of zip to hem
26.5″ pit to pit
23.5 pit to cuff
33.5 nick seam to cuff