Early 90's Eastman b3

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Whitters, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Whitters

    Whitters New in Town

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    Good morning folks I would really appreciate some advice regarding the condition of my new jacket.

    It's a early 90's Eastman b3 that I recently purchased on ebay.

    I understand that's it's a old jacket but some if the panels on the back feel rough, is this an indication that the coating will peel soon?
    Is there anything I can do to help?

    Kind regards Adrian [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Looks fairly normal wear to my eyes, doesn't look like it's about to come off. In fact I have similar on one of mine. IMG_20191118_102049-2188x2917.jpg
    Not too sure what if anything will fix it
     

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  3. Whitters

    Whitters New in Town

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    Thanks Dav, I was worried that I had purchased a lemon...

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  4. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    My redskin d1 is much newer and does the same. I rub some leather conditioner in 2xs a year. Seems to help out.
     
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  5. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    That looks normal enough, I've had one or two older ones like that. Great score!
     
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  6. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    My D-1s the same :)
     
  7. HighandDry

    HighandDry A-List Customer

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    Is there a consensus on how to care for sheepskin?

    I thought conditioner was not recommended as it's a coated leather.
     
  8. Whitters

    Whitters New in Town

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    I emailed John Lever today (a man in the know!) He suggested to do nothing, but enjoy it...

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  9. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Done it several times. Wouldn’t be able to tell other than it returns it to a new appearance. I don’t thinks it’s necessary for integrity, just looks.
     
  10. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    I have put everything on my B-6 from Pecards to Mink Oil, before I heard that it was contraindicated.

    My jacket looks great after 20 years and much of the cracking and peeling seems to have been forestalled FWIW.


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  11. Chris7273

    Chris7273 Familiar Face

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    Same on my Lost World ANJ-4, but it's worse because the skin under the brown coating is pinkish :)
     

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