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I have an ELC pre-war Irvin. It has the same issues with wear around the sleeves. However, it hasn’t progressed farther around the perimeter than...
That’s a great piece of history you have there!
Congratulations on a nice find.
Sending measurements is of course a good idea, but a fit jacket would be nice if you could try one.
Here’s mine. Generally, I found the pattern...
Others will have to sanity check me in this, but I don’t believe that is entirely correct.
From what I’ve seen, WWII jackets typically had...
That’s a very kind wife!
Will be interested to see how it turns out. Sometimes, when working on a project like this, I think the journey is half...
Since I’ve already said too much, I’ll say some more! LOL!
I don’t really have a hosting service, so links will have to do unfortunately.
Just saw this so I apologize for the late reply.
As far as patches go, truly it is regulation to only wear a name tag on the left...
FWIW, ‘90s era Coopers were goat and are a nice, if not gorgeous, jacket. I believe the blue label aftermarket versions (as were sold in the...
Echo what most of these guys say.
I have a ELC redskin B-6 from 2000 and a broken grain Irvin from about 2014. Both were very stiff at first and...
What a great jacket!
I really need to try these guys out.
A beautiful jacket and the fit is great!
I love the thinner shearling. My ELC is a great jacket, but it still looks like I’m being swallowed by...
Very good looking so far!
Do they do larger sizes? I thought they had a maximum of like 44/46?
Custom would probably address that I guess.
What a great find.
No, and I once again regret not being able to post pics, but the Coopers are not an especially trim fitting jacket in the sleeves or in the waist....
I have a Cooper Blue label. Just checked my closet and I am a 48R, so perhaps not much help.
I actually live in that in between zone between 46...
Love to see the finished product!
Good eye on that one!
I found a few pics with better pocket detail. I’d say that those are characteristically G+B.
Spectacular looking jacket!
Would love to see the fit pics when you get the sizing all sorted out!
Thanks El Marro.
Well, good input on both sides and from two guys who have had a jacket or two in their day.
Food for thought anyway.
Good to know!
“Maybe someone will get one and post a review here“ he said perfectly innocently.