60s HUNS MOTORCYCLE CLUB MC GANG VEST ON LEVI'S BIG E 3rd EDITION DENIM JACKET For Sale


60s HUNS MOTORCYCLE CLUB MC GANG VEST ON LEVI'S BIG E 3rd EDITION DENIM JACKET


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60s HUNS MOTORCYCLE CLUB MC GANG VEST ON LEVI'S BIG E 3rd EDITION DENIM JACKET :
$500

One of the rarest collectibles around: the vest of a member of a motorcycle club, on a Levi's Big E third edition denim jacket of which the sleeves have been ripped out, in excellent condition with practically no flaws to report.
This vest belonged to the MC called "Huns", which was founded in the late 1950s in California by Jessie "Scooter J" Sinka. The club was later brought to Arizona by Scooter J and it was, in 1968, the first organized, AMA sanctioned MC in the State of Arizona.
This group is still active and they have their own website which you are invited to visit if you are interested in more details of the club. One of the things on the website is a detailed (but short) biography of Attila the Hun, a fierce Mongol warrior who fought against the Roman empire. The name of the group, Huns, comes from the name given to the followers of Attila.
Regarding the vest: it is really dark, and it is possible the denim was washed once or twice, at the most. The Huns and MC on the back, as well as the "property of Tom" display, are made of cut pieces of vynil material (the one that seems like leather) then sewn to the vest. Kind of rustic, as all these vests were. On the front the vest has one patch with the number 1 in red which we don't know what means, and there is another patch with vintage crossed pistols which reminds us of the insignia of the Military Police Corps, but the patch says NOP instead, so we are not really sure of what this is.
There is a National Rifle Association pro-marksman medal (which has a small value in itself, by the way, because is an old medal), and another heavy metal ornament as you'll see below. There are two small pins on the collar, of which we made close-ups.
Regarding Levi's and the vest: this vest was made out of a well known for Levi's collectors jacket: the Big E Jacket "third edition", lot 557, which is the jacket that came after Levi's stopped making jackets with front pleats. The manner of differentiating this one from "regular" big E jackets is the size of the label: please notice its relative size on our pics. Besides, Lot 557 only without any other number indicates also this is a third edition.
The stitching on the vest has, as it should, two types of thread, a cotton thread that is yellow and a polyester thread that is orange. Please check our close-up.
This vest is in perfect condition with no stains or holes or anything (except of course the missing sleeves !!!) and almost no discoloration. Because of this detail we believe this was never washed or maybe washed a couple of times. The fabric hasn't been broken yet, it is still hard and rigid. Please notice the Levi's label is also in perfect condition.
The size is 36. Actual measurements are: 18" from armpit to armpit; 16" from shoulder edge to shoulder edge; 22" from collar hem to edge of waistband along the back of the vest. At waist level the maximum measurement is 16" from side to side, when the back straps are loose.
The buttons have the letter D imprinted on the back.
Foreign ers are invited to participate in this sale, but please notice we will ship this abroad by Express Mail International with full insurance, no exceptions.Also, the foreign buyer will have to make a formal promise that if in the rare case that the package is lost by the postal service, the buyer will cooperate with the postal service in order for us to recover the insured amount as quickly as possible. In this particular event, the buyer will be reimbursed by us only when our US Postal Service reimburses us for the amount insured.
There is no "buy it now". The sale must run its course.

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Please notice here the two types of threads used while sewing or putting this item together at the factory. It is difficult to notice here, but the top thread is yellow (cotton), the bottom thread is orange (polyester).

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