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The British Leather Jerkin

Article about: Hi Guys, these were a really popular item of uniform, designed for winter use. First worn in the Great War and they were made again throughout WW2. Postwar examples were even made from man m

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    Hi Ade,

    No problem. I have three to share, the WWI from the Boston Depot dated 1918, a well used WWII version who's label is sadly unreadable and one I had forgotton I had but is a very nice Madras made Indian pattern in very light leather. I can't imagine wearing a leather jerkin of any weight in India but then again...I am not British!

    Cheers
    Gary
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    Here is the Indian pattern.
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    Hey Gary,

    Most impressive! The Indian one educates me nicely Thanks

    René

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    Hi Gary, thanks for showing them.

    I trust the WW1 example is US made?

    Cheers, Ade.

  5. #25

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    Hi Ade,

    Yes I believe the WWI is a US made jerkin but to be honest I have not yet researched it so don't know it for certain. Conversely the tag is in a US style and I have never heard of a Boston Depot in the UK!


    Cheers
    Gary
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    Hi Gary, thanks for showing them.

    I trust the WW1 example is US made?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    My Indian leather jerkin, quite small maybe for somebody not more than 5 foot 6 ins. John.
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    My Indian leather jerkin, quite small maybe for somebody not more than 5 foot 6 ins. John.
    Very impressed
    May I ask for a closer shot of the liner? for comparison.

    René

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    Quote by Gary Cain View Post
    Here is the Indian pattern.
    May I ask for a close up of the liner?

    René

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    Quote by Blackpowder44 View Post
    My Indian leather jerkin, quite small maybe for somebody not more than 5 foot 6 ins. John.
    Looks as though it has no wool liner, am I correct?

  10. #30

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    Hello,

    I am away from my shop at the moment but I will post interior shots for you later and yes there is no wool liner on the Indian patterns.

    Cheers
    Gary
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    Looks as though it has no wool liner, am I correct?

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