The most commonly seen Perry A2s from the 42-16175-P contract are russet. This one was made from seal horsehide. Like many Aero jackets the base colour is russet and it has been sprayed with a seal top coat. It is not a depot re-spray job! It has all the features typical of this contract:
A collar stand.
Short, rounded collar points.
Soft and shallow curves to the pocket flaps, with stitch lines which are spaced farther than typical from the edge of the flap.
A three-piece inner wind flap which is found on some Perry jackets.
Open box-stitch reinforcment at top corners of pockets.
A brass Conmar zipper.
This jacket is a size 46 and is in all original, very well preserved condition. I have included some pics of my near mint size 44 russet Perry so you can see the contrast in the leather. It's a really comfortable jacket to wear. Some photos were taken in natural light and others with a flash.
Lovely Perry Andrew - still yet to see one without an offset hanger!
I'll give you $6k for it!
I don't know, looks pretty centered to me!
If I didn't know better I'd think that the label had been moved... ;-)
Thanks for the image. I stand corrected and can now say that I've seen one centred (every other one that I have seen to date - including the four 23377s and a 16175P that I've owned - have had the label centred (i.e. with respect to the rear seam in the collar), but with the hanger offset.
You can see what I mean in Andrew's post.
You have a rare example of a Perry there, make no mistake, in more ways that one!