You are now admiring one of my custom made jackets. In this case, from a long time favorite vintage maker of mine and inspired by a rare original jacket. This is not a fantasy jacket & all directly patterned using authentic vintage Monarch jacket designs & built to suit.This Monarch jacket is a truly accurate rendition. Let me tell you all about it! This particular proposed jacket build (sized 36 through 48) will be done as a mid 1930s Monarch Aviator with an off set zipper in the Half Belt style. The over all design was taken from a pre War jacket. Your jacket will be very well appointed with all those available accouterments as seen back in the day.
All of which now make my jackets so great and an absolute pleasure to wear. This particular build has an unusual off set zipper configuration. In this case I refer to as an off set meandering zipper. Rarely seen, as this particular zipper set up complicates the build and as a result not at all conducive to mass production. Most notably it's unique meandering zipper configuration adds volumes to this jacket's great look.A standard up grade with this build include half gusseted sleeve assemblies. Which i have expertly duplicated for all size jackets from a beyond rare early 1940's Monarch MFG. Motorcycle jacket from within my personal collection. Most notably these same half gussets were once exclusively seen used on the early Beck Northeaster Flying Togs jacket. Not to mention, this same half gusset sleeve set up was once widely used as an upgrade on higher end jackets throughout the 1930's. Particularly on M/C and Aviation type jackets in general & as seen on my earliest example from within my personal collection. Then and for the most part done away with the on set of WW-2.
The proposed outer shell seen on the examples is a vegetable tanned horse hide with a slow wear top coat aka Vicenza/Victory horsehide. The color choices are russet, brown or black. This horsehide was acquired by me from Italy which I had specially made for my use.
It is a medium weight that will require some break in but only just. All hardware to be used to build this fine jacket is period correct. The main zipper assembly being a grommet type reproduction Talon zipper. The front pocket zipper being a period correct original ball and chain slider with rays. Your jacket will come with an inside welted pocket and the same upgraded double stitch work for the slash and pistol pockets as seen on the jacket's front panels in the provided jacket image examples.
The back panel of choice for this particular build is a double arch yoked triple pleated action back panel as seen in the descriptive images. When combined with the half gussets will both add much to your jacket's fantastic looks and increased mobility. Your jacket's suggested lining and as seen used in the attached is a light to medium (heavy shirt weight) or 7 oz cotton twill. If that does not suit you I upgrade it. As seen all set up with inset 100% wool cuffs included & exactly as done by Monarch back in the day.
To keep this jacket in the spirit of the 1930's your jacket will be stitched using 100% cotton. Buttonholes done using my vintage Reece 101 Keyhole Buttonhole machine & also restored and brought back to life by me. In addition I have acquired the same double needle machine originally used by Monarch that allows me to create French seamed jackets in their entirety. To include the lower sleeve seams as seen done exactly as originally made by Monarch & all lending it's self to a wonderful added touch of authenticity. An upgrade seldom if ever seen on reproduction jackets as again, it does not lend it's self well to mass production.
With any of my given jackets & to create the absolute best build possible I use up to five completely different machines to create a given jacket. As previously explained two of which were the exact same as originally used by Monarch MFG. On their builds back in the day.
Your jacket can be upgraded with a detachable mouton collar and as seen in the final image. Another suggested optional upgrade would include zipped sleeve ends in lieu of buttoned cuffs. Moreover, I recently acquired some fine looking vegetable tanned goat hide in a number of different colors that would make for a great looking and slightly more economical build verses horse hide. If interested please contact me & I can provide more info, images and exact pricing. Currently, there is a waiting period for all new builds.
The item "MONARCH 1930's AVIATOR MEANDERING ZIP HALF BELT LEATHER HORSE HIDE JACKET BUILD" is in sale since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets".
The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.