GW Rough Wear 23380

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Garrett, May 24, 2020.

  1. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Emailed John about a sale page jacket last week - it sold but he hadn't updated the site. He then offered this Rough Wear 23380 made from Shinki horse hide. Customer requested wider shoulder measurements but it ended up not fitting him. Arrived yesterday and is a bit short / trim but still works. This is my first A2 (awaiting another purchased from @Fonzie).


    Specs:

    Vintage crown zipper and vintage united carr snaps

    Front along zipper: 22.25"
    Front under arms: 22.5"
    Back under arms: 22.5"
    Back height: 24.5"
    Shoulder width: 19"
    Sleeve length: 24"


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  2. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    That's a beautiful jacket Garrett, well done, how do you like the A-2 jacket style on you?
     
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  3. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Will take some time to adapt but I'm up for it. Definitely a jacket that requires one to be in decent physical shape. Perhaps this will provide a motive to do so.
     
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  4. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Bloody heck... that is some ultra nice and characterful leather. Those pockets are so beautiful.
     
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  5. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    That's the spirit! :)
     
  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Crown zipper too!
     
  7. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    Love John's work. probably the finest A-2 you can get. he always seems to get the best cuts of leather with the most grain character for his jackets so they are out the door with that authentic vintage appeal right off the bat. I owned one of his, a second hand Aero and wish I hadn't sold it... one day I'll get me another Chappy GW!
     
  8. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket, Congratulations!
     
  9. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    Very nice jacket Garrett! Post some fit pics when you get a chance.
     
  10. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Wow that is a stunning jacket. Fit pics needed.
     
  11. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic jacket. My GW is just one of my absolute go-to's. I've got another on order, an Aero depot redye, and hopefully before too long I'll be good to go - cash is going to more pressing projects, so I'm delaying pulling the trigger at the moment.
     
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  12. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    and here's the same jacket he made for me a size up in Italian HH

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  13. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Damn!
     
  14. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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  15. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    Well, to reply by quoting myself ... my "one day" came sooner than I thought as I ended up acquiring a barely worn GoodWear J.A. Dubow 20960 made with the Italian Vincenzo horse hide in a lighter seal color for a great price. It came with an accurate leather 85th FS / 79th FG patch made by Miroslav. Its really nice to have a John Chapman made jacket once again! To me these are the Lamborghinis of A-2 repros!
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