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A lucky found, Eastman slender A2 in size 36

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by zhz, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    Found this jacket on ebay last Saturday, the jacket still needs break in and doesn't show much grain. The knits are in perfect condition. The leather is veg-tanned steerhide. This hide is very soft and isn't thick, bit like lambskin I'd say. Don't know how it will age.

    And I really the repro crown zipper used on this jacket.
    If the seller of this jacket is on this forum, I'd say thank you to him.

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  2. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Score.
     
  3. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Looks great! Congrats on the new jacket. You can't go wrong with an ELC.
     
  4. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    Errrr yes you can. I have an early jacket, before his original maker jackets, it is all but falling apart. The pocket stitching has simply come undone as has the wind flap to lining and various other area problems. I am getting it repaired though so it may be able to get through another tour of duty. Still a great jacket for doing everyday things and I am not bothered about real further damage.

    ZHZ:- looks like a neat jacket you have there, wish it was worth me bidding, I was a 36 when I was a skinny teenager in the 1970s, now its a 44 haha.
     
  5. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    The workman ship looks good on this jacket, I assume his early work is not as good as now?
    I will see how my body shape will change after 30 years.

     
  6. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    The jacket is good, but I don't really like the leather they use on this model. Maybe the HH one is better?
     
  7. bentusian

    bentusian One of the Regulars

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    So twas you who got it from Ebay. ;) Congratluations.
     
  8. Justhandguns

    Justhandguns Practically Family

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    Good find, it is very difficult to find smaller sizes here in Europe (or in the US).
     
  9. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    Yes, it is very difficult to find small sizes in EU. And I didnt expect this jacket could fits me so well.
     
  10. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Looks to be a good fit on you. Lucky for sure... That hide may surprise you after some wear and tear... Post some more pics after the winter ;)
     
  11. RJR

    RJR

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    Good fit on you.
     
  12. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Nice one :)
     
  13. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    I think the sleeve is bit long, wondering if I can it shorted by Eastman or somewhere else.
     
  14. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I'd give Eastman's a ring & inquire :) If you have no luck, I know somewhere else you could try: 'Cobra Leathers' of Swindon. I've used Cobra for many years for both nylon & leather alterations (not cheap though).
     
  15. zhz

    zhz Practically Family

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    Does anyone think this jacket fits bit tight on me?
     
  16. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Its a snug fit but it doesn't look "too small for you" snug.
     

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