Eastman Leather Horsehide A-2 repair needed in the U.S.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by keep 'em flying, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. keep 'em flying

    keep 'em flying New in Town

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    Location:
    35 miles north of Seattle
    I have a Horsehide A-2 size 38 I bought from Eastman Leather 22 years ago.
    It needs a lining, waistband and cuffs.
    I'd want the repairs done in the U.S.
    I bought the lining and matching thread from Goodwear Leather I have the cuff and waist material too. Also it would need the Air Corps stamp on the lining.
    I want to sell the Eastman Leather A-2 after repairs to the lining, waist and cuffs.
    Thanks for any help in this matter.
    I'm near Seattle.
     

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  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    Australia
    For starters:

    Thurston Bros in Seattle
    Johnson Leather in San Fransisco.

    You probably won't get the stamp
     
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  3. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    Ask Steve Sellers, I think he's roaming around here.
     
  4. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    I like Johnson Leather in SF, in fact, I betaking a Cal Leather there for a zip replacement soon as I get the zip. But Johnson does not do a lot of A2 work. I would try Thurston Bros in your own back yard.
     
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  5. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Location:
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    When I spoke to Thurston Brothers about replacing a zipper on a jacket once they recommended this place:

    http://www.greatleather.com/

    I ended up having the work done by a local tailor but I have heard good things about Great Leather from others here on this forum. Again it is doubtful that they will be able to do the stamp on the lining but you never know until you ask.
     
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I would try Mark at norshorleatherjackets.com
    He should have all the parts you need. Steve Sellers and Dave Sheeley would also do a fantastic job for you. You might get better (or the same) advice on vintageleatherjackets.org
    They take their A2s seriously over there. ;)
     

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