My first A-2 Jacket : Bill Kelso Dubow 27798, Liberty Seal

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Kermit, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Kermit

    Kermit New in Town

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    Here is my first A-2 jacket! A Bill Kelso Dubow 27798, Liberty Seal.
    I bought it used from a forum member (thanks Brett!) And love it ! I am very pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the jacket. Liberty Seal leather is beautiful and should develop a very nice patina.

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  2. Congrats. Good fit too.
     
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  3. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Congratulations. The A-2 looks great on you and as far as I can judge (I'm not an historical expert) the fit looks perfect IMO. I always wondered how BK's Liberty HH is/feels compared to other well-known HH.
     
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  4. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Looks great with a shirt on and has room for layers, congratulations on a great pick up
     
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  5. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    looks super and you have the build for it!!! Enjoy
     
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  6. willyto

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    It looks nice on you, not too blousy.

    Great find!

    You look very happy with it as you should be.
     
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  7. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    The A-2 can be a very difficult jacket to get a great fit with, but you've done. Very nice!
     
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  8. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very nice fit on that jacket. Nice outfits too.
     
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  9. marker2037

    marker2037 A-List Customer

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    That's how you rock an A-2. Well done on the fit and outfit overall. I even like your props in the background.
     
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  10. TREEMAN

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    Congrats !!
     
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  11. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Great Fit! I owned a BK Monarch in Liberty HH. I still own a BK Dodger in Liberty. Mine are both fast wearing finish. Not sure if your jacket is that.

    Mine started out new and achieved a very nice worn in look. Here is an album with jacket.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/XbadbAfq8CiWRowy8
     
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  12. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just how an A2 should look. Congrats!
     
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  13. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Like it was made just for you
     
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  14. Kermit

    Kermit New in Town

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    Thank you all. :)
    I am lucky for the size of the jacket, but above all I have been very well advised.
    This is a 42 long (I'm 1m88 tall for 74 kg). This is exactly what I needed.


    Liberty HH leather is really excellent. It's my only A-2 jacket and it's hard to compare with other brands.
    But I also have a cycling jacket, and the leather of the A-2 is much thicker. I think it matches what existed on originals. There are some parts with a lot of grain and others a little smoother, it gives it a lot of character.
    The color is also really beautiful (seal) and corresponds well to what can be seen on many original jackets.


    tmitchell59, I had seen pictures of your Liberty HH leather jackets. It convinced me that I had to buy this A-2 !
    I find the patina of your jackets absolutely magnificent ! I hope mine will evolve in the same way.
    You say that some HH Liberty leathers are fast wearing finish ? Isn't that the case with all (Liberty HH leathers)? On the Bill Kelso website, it is written that Liberty HH leather is intended to patina quickly.
     
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  15. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    I have not looked at BK site in some time. Your jacket should wear in like mine. Enjoy.

    On a sizing note; it takes many of us several A2s to find the one. You have done well.
     
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  16. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    be sure to use a flat hanger.......my aero a2 hung on a regular coat hanger and suffered the dreaded crease.......
     
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  17. willyto

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    I don't understand what you're saying.

    Regular coat hangers are perfectly fine for leather jackets as long as they're thick and the right size. Your shoulders aren't straight either, the creases will appear anyway if your jacket patterns is made a certain way.
     
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  18. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    maybe its nonsense, but the crease on the chest of my A2 is real......

    https://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=3938

    "The worst way to store a leather jacket is on a typical suit hanger with the steeply sloped shoulder used pretty much as standard by the hanger industry (see 'wrong' pic). Any length of use of these virtually guarantee deep creases forming down the front of a leather jacket starting from the join of the neck and the shoulder seam (as shown in jacket crease pic).

    This is caused as the weight of the leather hanging at an unnatural angle starts to fold inwards, this gets worse if the jacket is zipped up or buttoned up and summer storage will often leave creases which will never come out."
     
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  19. dlite90

    dlite90 Familiar Face

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    Hope my own A2 fits like this. Cheers sir. is that a vacuum tube radio behind you?
     
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  20. Kermit

    Kermit New in Town

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2020
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