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Technical Car club jackets needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakespeed63, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. In the last few years, we’ve lost the shops, that did the car club jackets with chain stitching. Got a few new members whom need jackets done. Lady in Seattle then Montana both either died or retired
    Any info on a person to contact would be much appreciated
    Getting cold in Orlando and I actually did pursue this a few months ago

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  3. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    Several places sell the jackets, but you'll need to take it somewhere else for chain stitching. When I was in a club we ordered jackets from DeLong and then took them to a local shop who did work for local teams. They removed the liners, stitched the letters, and sewed the liners back in. Lots of shops have a machine with a chain stitch program, but finding a shop that will do it free-form will give you an authentic look instead of a modern, machine-made look. Look for embroidery and tailor shops within an hour of you and local school sport team supply places
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  4. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    I've seen a few for sale at swap meets.
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
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  6. Here are some pics of the jackets I had made for me and my son a couple of years ago.
    I’m not sure what chain stitching is ?
    These are made with thread that is sewn with a machine,,,,about 7 colors I think.

    The guy that did these did a fantastic job.
    They are a Red Kap jacket,,,navy blue,,,,it is a mechanics jacket style.
    He can offer many different styles of jackets ,,,colors ,,,,and whatever logo you come up with.
    The pics look faded,,,it is just the light,,,the color is still perfect Navy Blue.


    Attached Files:

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  7. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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    Roger O'Dell

    There is a company in paramount ca. That did the chain mail on my Sultans, also a local here by my home that does it. But I have no doubt that there are a ton of embroidery companies in Florida, try google
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  8. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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  9. Thanks guys
    So....spoke with jacket company dude in Utah
    Apparently this chain stitch technique is a lost art
    Makes sense that it started after Korean War
    GI’s brought home the process for their Hot Rod jackets

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  11. Tommy, I’m totally interested
    Need 2 or 3 jackets done
    Can someone get me a quote?
    Feel free to PM or call
    Orlando Misfires Car Club

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  12. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    Deuce Daddy Don

    Jackets were done in Hollywood,Ca. in the 50's.
  13. These were both done locally on a machine that takes some kind of program, the initial setup fee for the program was a little pricy.
    Current club



    Old club that I'll make you a smoking deal on..ha ha ha

    Back, leather/wool varsity jacket

    Back of insulated nylon jacket

    Back of mechanics jacket
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  14. @flatheadalb used to do that kind of work. Maybe he can help you out.
  15. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,964

    Jalopy Joker

    - so, where is a picture of existing car club jacket? - one that you posted has nothing to with a car club logo
  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
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  19. Spoke with Jason at Iron Thread
    Quite certain he can get the job done
    Price seems reasonable too

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  20. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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    I've always wanted to do a 1-time custom varsity racing jacket using techniques from the 1950's. especially the cool stripes all the way around the shoulders, as seen in these photos, but I fear the procedure for the technique has been lost to the ages. I don't even know what these stripes are called. Does anyone have the machine and know how to exactly replicate the shoulder stripes?
    2013-jacket-1-032.jpg 2013-Jacket-2-035.jpg 2013-Jacket-3-035-1.jpg 2013-Jacket-5-058.jpg 2013-Jacket-6-048.jpg
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