Eastman Erich Hartmann - Whaddya think?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by westportrich, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. westportrich

    westportrich One of the Regulars

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    Hello Gentleman, I just received my Erich Hartmann jacket. Purchased from History Preservation (by the way, Charles the rep is terrific to work with...A real class act). I'm pleased with the jacket, the mid to lighter weight "Capeskin" is luxurious and sort of velvety, very pliable, not stiff in any way. The jacket slides on and off easily which I like. I'm turned off with jackets that are hard to get on/off. I gotta tell ya, I really like the Eastman product (I have two, the California and this one) they are top notch quality and the look and feel of their jackets surpasses many others I've owned and or handled. Anyway, I thought I'd share. Good Day!
     

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  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Nice looking jacket. Congrats!
     
  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Nice jacket with a good fit.
     
  4. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Very good fit, jacket looks very nice - congrats also from my side!
     
  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Excellent! This is a jacket I have been close to buying several times on the secondary market. This is as nice of this ELMC style as I have seen.

    I've owned a couple of ELMC jackets and they are something special. I've got one coming in the mail and this post has me enthused!
     
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  6. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    Very good fit and cool design!
     
  7. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Really like that jacket. Seems iike a leather windbreaker and drapes really nicely.
     
  8. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Very nice, it looks like it'll be easy to wear, which is the important thing, judging by how often I wear my Eastman G-1 instead of all my other jackets.
     
  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That style looks much better worn in these pictures than in the pics I've seen of it just flat by itself!

    Looks like a keeper
     
  10. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Looks perfect.. I've had one in the past and can reaffirm your enthusiasm.. these are great jackets..
     
  11. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Got one here too..love it :)
     
  12. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    I have had 3 Eastman Luftwaffe jackets over the last 30 years, loved them all. ( One of them near to death , needing relining here in Australia 15 years ago or so !)

    Never had an Eastman Hartmann , but have had a goat leather "copy" out of Singapore.

    This post has got me thinkin' ! Looks the goods...
     
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  13. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    I like that one a lot, Eastman's capeskin is lovely stuff, I have it in an A-1.
     
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  14. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    My ELC A-1 earns it's keep & now has plenty of character (stains & wrinkles)..TBH the Cape hide put me onto the Hartmann..which I wear when I want to be more 'dressy'. Colder weather sees the Ostmann rolled out....
     
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  15. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    great fit!!!!!
     
  16. Captain Sensible

    Captain Sensible A-List Customer

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    Looks excellent. What are the pockets like to use?
     
  17. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Very nice, great fit!
     
  18. westportrich

    westportrich One of the Regulars

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    The chest pockets are great. The zippers work very well! The little pockets in front are essentially worthless...Sort of more for style. Easy to wear is the key for me. Slipping a jacket on and off easily enhances the ownership experience for me. If you like the looks of this style you will love owning it. It's not one of those jackets that give you buyers remorse if you know what I mean.
     
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  19. HPA Rep

    HPA Rep Vendor

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    Thanks for sharing the info. and the photos. And thank you for the kind words, too - I try hard and I sincerely am flattered to know my efforts paid off! I am personally delighted this all worked out so well for you. The look and fit are dead on and that is about as good as it gets in this style.

    ELC capeskin is really special stuff and I love it. It's amazingly robust and tough, yet just as you described so well - velvety! Hartmann and an A-1 are both in my closet and I wish ELC would craft something in a civilian style rom this hide.

    Please enjoy in good health. And just give a shout should you have any questions.
     
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  20. heron163

    heron163 One of the Regulars

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    Your comments about the character of the capeskin are spot on. I was concerned about durability but after wearing that A1, I am convinced it is up for the task... and Charles at HPA offers unparalleled personalized service. Enjoy the jacket - it is truly a classic.
     
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