I only wish it fit me. It is worn/distressed but thanks to the fantastic resiliency of horsehide, I cant find a single hole in the leather. There are plenty of other issues. Its missing 3 zipper pulls on the front pockets.Its missing grommets on 3 of the 4 belt holes. Serval zippers on the cuffs and front.
Main zipper is Talon brand. From my research this is all correct and original.
I guess Montgomery Ward cheaped out on the secondary zippers? Anyway, condition is about what I would expect for a well used 1 or at most 2-owner jacket thats lived in a closet for the past 40-50 years or so. The red lining is faded and dingy and the quilting is unraveling in spots. The lining in the cuffs is frayedthe pictures reminded me of the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi!Corduroy lining at the waist and there are some holes in it too. Theres verdigris (look it up) on the Serval zipper pulls.
But all the zippers work and the main Talon zipper is clean and works great. All 4 snaps are present and working. Both stars on the epaulets are present. It smells old and a bit musty close up but nothing that some airing in the sun and wind and just plain wear wont take care of. My home is smoke free and there is no smoke smell to it.
I have not attempted to clean or polish or treat or do anything to this jacket. If it were mine I would condition the leather (probably Bick #4 although I say that without specific research into horsehide), clean the Serval zippers, clean the label, replace the missing zipper pulls and maybe, maybe have the lining replaced. I might also replace the missing grommets in the belt.
The spots on the arms and cuffs where the black has worn off the leather? Id leave them exactly as is. I cant find a size.
Shoulder to shoulder is 17.5 (I ran out of pics). If this fits you and its your style, jump on it! You will not regret it. Jackets like this dont become available very often.The item "Vtg 1950s Windward Horse Hide Leather Jacket Talon Zipper Montgomery Ward Double" is in sale since Sunday, August 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Outerwear Coats & Jackets". The seller is "frostys2016" and is located in Norman, Oklahoma. 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, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, 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.