Good Wear, Fave Contracts.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sloan1874, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. JDF

    JDF New in Town

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    Bought this GW 38-1711-P second hand recently, size 44. I don't think it got much wear as I am still trying to break it in. I have to say it is the nicest jacket I own...absolutely amazing craftsmanship.
     
  2. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Looks great @JDF - like it was made for you. Isn't it great when we get a 2nd (or more) hand jacket that fits so well? Good catch.
     
  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Stunning stuff. Just love that colour. Is it the dull russet?
     
  4. JDF

    JDF New in Town

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    Thanks! I definitely was the lucky size winner on this one, as I think it has been through 3 other owners. I honestly don't know the specs or official color, just russet? This jacket was made in 2011 I believe, which amazes me based on condition. Some original pix can be seen on GW site:

    http://www.goodwearleather.com/photos/1938_AcmeA2_No2_44/
     
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  5. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    That looks like the perfect fit also. Very nice jacket and lucky find.
     
  6. ShanghaiJack

    ShanghaiJack One of the Regulars

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    I recently received my 1937 HLB Corp A-2 from John. It's perfection.
    I'm a 30s nerd, so I have an A-1, and an SAT A-2 on order.

    His gorgeous 1933 Werber A-2 is on my list as well.
     
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  7. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I'm afraid that, without pics, this didn't happen...
     
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  8. Marv

    Marv A-List Customer

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    this is very true....no pics, no happen
     
  9. Marv

    Marv A-List Customer

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    I really like the Rough Wear 27752 contract but for me now, the Dubow 20960 contract suits me a lot better and the fit also is excellent.
     
  10. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    IMHO, John makes the finest A-2 possible, ( I have his Dubow 27798 and Rough Wear 27752).All others of his contracts ( seeing his photos) are the finest amongst the finest repros.
    ELC makes the finest original makers B-3.
    Here totally in line with Andrew and others.
    Jon from Aces High makes the best best Irvins.. ( even if out of topic).
    Thx to all of them.
     
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  11. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    My understanding is that Aces High were no longer a going concern. Am I wrong?
     
  12. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    If this true the website it still up with no message that production has ceased.
     
  13. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Jon is still producing , but slowed down a bit, only approx 10 jackets/year.
    Grab yours ASAP, it will have vintage collectors value very soon...
     
  14. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I haven't actually seen one since the very early editions.
     
  15. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    He is a member here, surely he will revert sooner or later.
     
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  16. Marv

    Marv A-List Customer

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    ELC makes the best B-10 repro in my opinion
     
  17. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Fully agree about the Rough Wear B-10 offered via ELC.The best B-10 repro.
    ELC markets them in Europe. All ELC B-10 are made in Japan by Buzz Rickson's
    Great jacket though.
     
  18. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I have been in touch with Jon of Aces High. He is still making Irvins, but is limiting the number so he can work on other projects as well.
     
  19. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Good to know!
     
  20. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    To clarify, you mean that the B10s sold as ELC are actually made by Buzz, but badged as ELC? Is that the case with otherf jackets? I did wonder, as there always seemed to be options missing from the Buzz range they sell. I thought they just - as main EU supplier - picked and chose what they wanted to stock (i.e. stuff that didn't compete with lines they do of their own).
     
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