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 PIF Hein Gericke Riding Leather Jacket 
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Size 42 with snap in liner.

This jacket was given to me in '95-'96 by my pastor soon after I received my motorcycle endorsement. One warm day he says to me, "I've got some leathers I'll give you." When he brought them to church the next week I could not believe what he was giving me. I was 15-16 years old and had been drooling over this jacket in the Dennis Kirk catalog for years. In the mid 90's this jacket had a catalog price in the hundreds of dollars. It no longer fit him and had been stored improperly, it had mildew. I got home with it and left it out in the sun to soften. My dad got the cleaning supplies and scrubbed until it was clean and worked it over with saddle soap. It shined. I was so proud of my new jacket. I put a lot of miles on with this jacket from the mid 90's into the early 2000's and it has great sentimental value to me. So great that I'm shaking a bit just typing this. I don't want to let it go but, I'm not going to be a size 42 anytime soon again. I'm comfortably wearing a 46 now.

I am listing this as PIF instead of putting it on the marketplace where I might get $50. Some youth somewhere, or maybe even you, can put a lot more miles and memories on with this jacket. I want it to go to a good home.

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Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:13 pm
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Think it will stretch a bit, D? I'd look sharp in that but if it doesn't have a little give it might be a touch on the snug side.

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Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:16 pm
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Traut wrote:
Think it will stretch a bit, D? I'd look sharp in that but if it doesn't have a little give it might be a touch on the snug side.


You might need some space in the chest but, if you take the zippers off the kidney belt....maybe.

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I've got some leathers in my closet that have never been washed and yet somehow they shrunk.

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Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm
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AR15L wrote:
I've got some leathers in my closet that have never been washed and yet somehow they shrunk.

Please keep what you have in your closet to yourself, Scooter. icon_eek

BTW - Nice PIF Dreadi :thumbsup2:

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Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 pm
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Traut wrote:
AR15L wrote:
I've got some leathers in my closet that have never been washed and yet somehow they shrunk.

Please keep what you have in your closet to yourself, Scooter. icon_eek

BTW - Nice PIF Dreadi :thumbsup2:

Thank you, and yes. I was thinking the same thing.


Whoever gets this will also get a set of Hein Gericke leather coveralls. They are currently in Florida tucked away at my parents home but will be up there later this year.

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We have a recipient lined up!

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Damned cool PIF. thumbsup

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Damned cool PIF. thumbsup

Yeah, but now I have to return a boatload of Slim Fast! :doh1:

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Traut wrote:
MadPick wrote:
Damned cool PIF. thumbsup

Yeah, but now I have to return a boatload of Slim Fast! :doh1:


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