I love jackets. Specifically, leather jackets. Unfortunately, none of the sort of jackets I’m into are standard issue Wilson’s Leather sort of things.
What I want is the Ninth Doctor’s jacket.
The image above is from a lovely site in the UK called thebadwolf.com where they will make you one of these jackets to spec. Unfortunately, the (perfectly reasonable) price they charge for one — £475 — is prohibitively expensive for me, thanks to the wretched value of the American dollar right now.
However, the site very helpfully informs me that this is a “first pattern German Kreigsmarine U-Boat Commander/Captain’s deck coat. Dating from circa 1938/1939, this and subsequent variants of the pattern continued to be made for Commanding Officers throughout the Second World War.” Apparently, it’s also what German police jackets are based on.
Yeah. Trust me to slaver over a Nazi coat. Anyway, anybody know where I can get a less expensive, non-tailored version of this jacket in, oh, let’s say, American XXL size?
I’ll be in Frankfurt in a couple of weeks, so if anybody knows of any stores there where I could purchase one of these (unlikely) or a police jacket (slightly more likely) in my size, please let me know.