As the Headmaster, he's probably enjoying the long summer vacation ;-)
Just got back from a week's vacation and have not been on TFL.
It would be helpful to see some pics of the Bronco before I would suggest doing anything to the jacket.
Sorry for the delay in responding Andrew, but here are the pics...
Nice, looks to be in good condition. Light coat of Pecards and you're good to go.
I see there are some areas where the surface is beginning to flake. I owned a Bronco one with the same problem. I tried Pecards but it does not reverse the aging process on leather, just helps to keep it supple. Once a jacket starts to flake like this there is really little that can be done.
That's interesting, Andrew. What do you think causes the flaking? Is it inherent in the leather or how it may have been kept? Did Bronco use a particular type of hide predisposed to this? By the way, from the photos on my monitor the leather looks fine.
I have seen flaking on other contract A2s. Some batches of leather were better tanned than others. How the jacket was stored since the War will clearly affect the condition of the leather. Depot re-painted jackets seem particularly prone to flaking in my experience.
what size is this jacket?
are you interested in selling it?, please pm me if you do