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Thought I'd finally post a pic of this...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Estevan, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Estevan

    Estevan One of the Regulars

    Finally got around to taking some pictures of the great A-2 that I received about A YEAR AGO from my good pal Paddy. We had an arrangement where he would get to model a lovely mint B-10 and I would finally relieve him of his excess baggage (that being this great A-2 that I told him for 2 years was too small for him) Anyway nuff said, here are the pics. Please keep in mind this is a very strange maker, so strange they refused to put their name on it. Looks like a cross between an A-2 and a M-422a. Weird! It's 100% original and a redye/reissue. Very nice indeed.

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  2. Thanks for the photos Steve! I'm always looking foward to seeing shots of A-2s.

    Looks to be in great shape too.

    I wish I had a pal like that.
     
  3. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Great jacket Steve. I do know who the maker was-any guesses?
     
  4. Estevan

    Estevan One of the Regulars

    Totally clueless...I have read quite a bit about the jacket, but I never heard of who the maker could be. My best guess would be a maker that was normally in the Navy jacket business as it looks like it's part M-422a. G&F maybe?
     
  5. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

    You are on the right lines, Steve!
     
  6. Estevan

    Estevan One of the Regulars

    Well, you got me stumped Andrew, if not G&F then I imagine by the thickness of the goat then maybe FO, but the typeface doesn't match neither does the Block nor W&G so then I guess I give up.
     
  7. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

    According to John Chapman it was made by Fried Ostermann. John says only those two companies used early brass Talons (which also had the stoppers painted a shiny brown)-Monarch and Fried Ostermann.
     
  8. Sly

    Sly New in Town

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    Yep, that explains it.
     
  9. Estevan

    Estevan One of the Regulars

    Thanks Andrew, the goat on the FO I owned was quite similar to this A-2. Very thick and of a higher quality. Now the typeface on the spec tag is very different. Dunno, just might be from them though.
     

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