Sunday, December 18, 2011


from the clutches of doom (the dumpster) is this fabulous vintage leather jacket with handsewn beadwork.  Unfortunately the jacket shows damage to the fringe on the back (I need to find someone who may be able to repair, if at all).  The lining is a green satin.  By the type of materials used, I believe this jacket to be from the 1960's.   Beadwork shown on front top, pockets, and back just below the collar is just awesome.   

Wonderful Shoulder Beadwork

Fringe damage/missing

Leather Covered Buttons

Leather Stitched Button Holes

Handsewn Beadworks

Green Satin Lined


Autena said...

Did you know you can buy fringe at Tandy?

I remember a fringed vest I had back in the day (didn't wear it much tho).

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Autena,
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure I'm qualified to repair this as I'd probably make a mess of it, lol. My main concern was whether or not it could be repaired. Yes, back in the day~ :o) Have a great week and thanks again~~!

kneesandpaws said...

Great find! I used to have a guy friend (not my boyfriend) who wore a jacket similar to this one in high school. We were deeply into the music of the generation before us. Thanks for sharing a pic of this jacket, it brought back a good memory of friendship, concerts and my introduction to bands like The Doors, The Who, Queen, Aerosmith and so many other artists that I still love today. I also wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year! It's been great to have you as a friend. Take care!

lamazonian said...

This is a jacket with Métis signature's beadwork. According to this site (, "The Métis were famous for their floral beadwork, and were often called the ‘Flower Beadwork People’. The symmetric floral beadwork, often set against a black or dark blue background, was inspired by European floral designs. They used seed beads."
If you go to the end of the page of this site:, you can see the similarity.
Hope you have luck fixing it!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Jenny,
Thanks so much for the Christmas greetings as I too extend such to you and yours. Yes, was the first thing I thought of were the couple of friends from highschool who owned jackets similar to this, the parties, music, and especially the summer nights at the beach. Thanks for stopping by and I agree, is awesome having you for a friend as well. Merry Christmas!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Lamazonian,
Thanks for the links. The beadworks do look very similar and now I'm prompted to research even further. I've a friend who's a seamstress that I hope to get together with this week to see what she may be able to do to repair it. Thank for all your help as I truly appreciate it! Merry Christmas!!


Great find. I used to have a black leather fringe jacket. Seek out leather people, they might be able to direct you to the right repair person.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Winkie! Happy New Year and I just may sell as is and let someone have fun with it.