BK Dubow 27798 pics

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Brettafett, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    As promised, here are some better pics of Bill Kelso's Dubow 27798.
    Seal Liberty, olive drab thread, new 100% wool brown knit (this is slightly darker than the medium brown, and matches the seal liberty beautifully)...
    This is a 42 long (approx an inch added to sleeves and body)
    I'm 5'11 72kgs athletic
    Measures approx...
    Shoulders - 17.75"
    Back length - 25.5"
    Sleeves - 26” plus
    Pit to pit F - 22”
    Pit to pit B - 22”
    Zipper - 23”
    Seal Liberty is a gorgeous chocolatey mid brown, lots of grain and character - I absolutely love it.
    The new mid brown knits match the hide perfectly.
    What more can be said… Can’t fault it at all. Very well made, top quality original-maker repro. Top-tier for sure!
    BKDubow2779842 1.JPG
     
  2. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    More...
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  3. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    Brett, as far as I know you've got broad shoulders, so the jacket doesn't look to be 17.75'' in shoulders on your photos above.
    Are you sure you've measured jacket's shoulders correct?
     
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  4. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great fit - Congrats.
     
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  5. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice Brett. Please keep this. Very close in color to Goodwear's pigment russet Shinki...I call it the quintessential WWII russet shade. It's labeled seal but looks like a perfect russet in the lighted pics.
     
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  6. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    While my favourite contract is the Perry Sportswear 23377, the best fitting jacket that I ever owned was a 27798 by Good Wear. A very stylish and forgiving contract. Lovely example, Brett.
     
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  7. ycloud77

    ycloud77 New in Town

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    Hmm haven't handled BK liberty myself but the grains look very similar to the grain of Platon's horsehide. Not just a shared past history it seems.
     
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  8. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    C21F0BF6-AB79-44EB-B11C-16F1BD545E0D.jpeg 3694F20F-7882-41BF-A6B8-9BAB30435600.jpeg Very similar to John Chapman’s (and Dave Sheeley’s) French goatskin too.
     
  9. Excellent fit for sure..!!
    Congrats
    HD
     
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  10. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Yup, measured very carefully. Its the pattern. The front panel is slightly wider/ larger than the back panel with Dubows. So, you may find the front shoulder to shoulder is wider than the back, slightly. horrible to measure... There is a bit of pull when lifting arms, but not uncomfortably so.
     
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  11. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Nick, its defo seal. I'd call it a quintessential WW2 chocolatey mid-brown. I absolutely love it. Its like so many originals I've seen. No red/ orange hues. It's brown.
    Its slightly lighter than Platon's seal, and also has a bit more grain. Platon's has a bit more hue variation, which is quite nice.
    EDIT: In fact, its not too dissimilar in colour to a LW's Dubow I owned years ago. Quite a different jacket mind you.
     
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  12. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Whatever it is, it fits impeccably. I think the same of many of your previous jackets you've owned, but this one is marginally superior to them all!
     
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  13. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice! Great Fit!
     
  14. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Thanks guys!
     
  15. Bennarion

    Bennarion Practically Family

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    Perfect fit.
     
  16. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Up for sale to a good home. Unworn, except for fit and fit-pics. £600 plus postage.
    Lots too much sleep over this. I absolutely need a bit more length in the sleeves...
     

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