You are now admiring one of my custom made jackets. In this case, a long time favorite of mine and inspired by an original jacket as seen below.
All patterned using original same 1st generation (from that early model jacket to first use a zipper for closure) Monarch jackets from within my personal collection to create a truly accurate rendition. Let me tell you all about it!
This particular jacket was done as a late1930s Monarch Aviator in the Half Belt style. Very well appointed with all those available accouterments seen back in the day.Which now makes this jacket so great and an absolute pleasure to wear. The outer shell is a russet colored vegetable tanned horsehide.
This horsehide was recently acquired by me from Italy and specially made for my use. It is a medium weight which will require some break in but only just. All hardware used to build this fine jacket is 100% period. Right down to the Colt Firearms made buttons.Furthermore & to keep this jacket in the spirit of the 1930's, this jacket was stitched using 100% cotton. All lending to a wonderful added touch of authenticity. This jacket's body lining is light to medium weight & 100% wool.
It is smooth and will not pill. Rayon was my choice for the sleeve's lining. All set up with inset 100% wool cuffs. Sleeve length 25 1/2" to 25 3/4". Body length (base of collar to hem) 25 1/4" to 25 1/2".
This jacket will be very comfortable of matched to someone of a correct size. If you like what you see but this particular jacket is not correctly sized for you or you might prefer a completely different color or hide type, then another can be made that might better suit you. Only the above referenced size 44 Aviator jacket seen above is being offered here.
However, I wanted to introduce you to that original pre War Monarch jacket which was the inspiration for my reproduction as follows. That original Aviator jacket seen above originally came equipped with an M-39 Sunburst Deco zipper. That same zipper's production run both preceded & coincided with the grommet type zipper used on my reproduction. The button down pocket flap configuration comes from another same era Monarch from within my collection. Thus giving it a just earlier look.
Please note that either the belted cuff or button cuffs were both made available back in the day. I just have a preference for the button cuffs.Not to mention, I find it less cumbersome. Here are a few examples of what my Reece 101 Keyhole Buttonhole machine is putting out. The same version of the Monarch label used on this Aviator jacket being offered here also predates WW-2 and can be seen used on one of my particular favorite original Pre War Monarch jackets. I'm an avid vintage jacket collector and restorer turned builder. Currently, I have over twenty original vintage Monarch jackets within my personal collection & in all manner of models and sizes (36 through 50) to draw from.
To include any number of different type hides and colors I have in stock. Please contact me if you have something in mind you might want to have either restored or custom built to suit.The item "MONARCH 30's AVIATOR STYLE SIZE 44 HALF BELT ITALIAN LEATHER HORSE HIDE JACKET" is in sale since Saturday, February 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, 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, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, 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.