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Original 1950's Horsehide Gerberel Harro West German Biker Leather Jacket, Size 48

$1,800.00
This motorcycle jacket dates back to the 1950's and not only is it historically significant but it is stylistically vital. This style of jacket was more than likely used by a soldier/other in the West German army, a part of the motorcycle unit. The Ruhr zippers are metal (high quality aluminum?) and from my research date back to the 1950's. Also, I had a leather professional check out the jacket and I was told this jacket is horsehide. Incredible!

It has wear but no significant damage and would look its best if taken to a leather professional and cleaned up. The zippers and buckles are in wonderful and functional condition. I would personally rate this jacket an 8 out of a 10 - even with the wear.

Gerberel Harro
Lederbekleidungsfabrik
West Germany
5 external pockets (3 zip, 2 hand pocket)
1 internal breast pocket
Zippers made by RUHR
Horsehide leather
Men's size 48 (view measurements as the jacket fits smaller than a modern men's 48)

Measurements taken in inches while jacket was laid flat:

across shoulders: 18"
pit to pit (bust): 22"
sleeve length from top of shoulder: 25.5"
neckline to bottom (back): 30"


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