B3 Bomber Coat Needs Repair

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by JMT, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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    I have my dad's B3 bomber coat from WWII. Army US Air force, Aero Clothing Co.
    It has some mildew and the leather needs to be rejuvenated. The leather on the underside of the collar needs to be repaired and some of the wool is coming loose.
    Can anyone recommend a quality repair place that will actually do a quality repair on this jacket? Preferably in the East Bay of San Francisco, but further out is fine.
    Thank you
     
  2. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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  3. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Dena @iknowleather

    She frequents here. Check out her website. Great Leather is company name. But she's in Illinois.
     
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  4. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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  5. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Johnson Leather is in SF. They do quality work. But Dena might be better for a restoration such as this. That's her specialty.

    Her contact info is in one of the threads at the top of the first page of this section in the links to important threads.
     
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    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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  7. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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    Thanks so much
     
  8. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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  9. Dumpster Diver

    Dumpster Diver Practically Family

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    Has already had some work done on it?

    Looks like the jacket was not worn a lot in its time.
     
  10. JMT

    JMT New in Town

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    Yes, my brother took it to someone who replaced part of the wool. Of course, the person did it in a different color and messed up the collar some!!!! After the war, this jacket was worn very little.
     

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