This iconic jacket called "Ordonnansjacka"which translates to a dispatch rider jacket was used by the Swedish army motorcyclists in the 60s / 70s. It is one of the most iconic vintage military garments from Sweden and it sure is a unique jacket with a lot of eye catching details!
The front of the jacket is double breasted which will prevent the cold winds from slipping through the button holes. The double breasted front is buttoned on the right shoulder to secure the jacket properly. The jacket is also fully lined with a detachable fleece lining for extra insulation and at the end of the cuffs there are made of knitted wool to prevent the wind from entering.
The fit of the jacket is very boxy and it is obvious that it was not intended to be worn as a fashion garment, but as a protective and functional jacket. The arms are wide witch makes it easy to wear over other garments when riding a motorcycle.
Now you have the chance to acquire the jacket and the pants from the same line! Just as the jacket, the pants are very roomy and intended to be worn over other garments. With this set you will stay warm in whatever situation you'll find yourself in. Snowmobile riding, winter motorcycle and other snowy activities - you'll be happy if you're doing it in this gear.
The condition of the jacket and pants is great and have probably not seen much use at all. One of the leather strap at the leg opening is missing a metal buckle.
If you want to learn more about the store of this type of jacket we have a blog post about a similar jacket Here.
- Vintage Swedish Army Dispatch Riders Jacket "Ordonnansjacka" and Pants - Size C50 (jacket) and C48 (pants) - Green cotton canvas - Made in Sweden - Metal parts - Double breasted front - One large breast pocket - Fully lined with detachable green fleece - Knitted wool cuffs
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.