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

Mikeyrens

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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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Great looking A2,and the fit looks amazing...I'm also looking for an A2 jacket( BK or Eastman) but I have some difficulties which size to order.
I'm 187 cm tall and 73kg) usually I've got problems with the sleeves (1 inch to short)
 

Canuck Panda

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At 187cm you definitely need TALL sizing. Basically add 1.5" length more or less.

My BK jacket in queue is a leathertog jacket, and has been long. So make sure you ask about the lead time before pulling the trigger. Most A2 should be stock jackets but long sizing is custom run, and can take a while...

I am sure both BK and Eastman uses the same/similar Victoria SRL horsehide. And both are quite good on contract details. It comes down to price/lead time. I think Eastman gets better resale I am not sure. Haven't seen that many BK jacket on the used market.
 

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At 187cm you definitely need TALL sizing. Basically add 1.5" length more or less.

My BK jacket in queue is a leathertog jacket, and has been long. So make sure you ask about the lead time before pulling the trigger. Most A2 should be stock jackets but long sizing is custom run, and can take a while...

I am sure both BK and Eastman uses the same/similar Victoria SRL horsehide. And both are quite good on contract details. It comes down to price/lead time. I think Eastman gets better resale I am not sure. Haven't seen that many BK jacket on the used market.
I think Eastman does not do custom length or modification.
 

Mikeyrens

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@Canuck Panda
Thanks for the info,I'll inform them first before ordering.
And I need a tall sizing indeed.
I already sent 2 e-mails to BK 1,5 weeks ago, but still get no response.
I'll try to do the same by eastman.

Thanks
 

Aloysius

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Great looking A2,and the fit looks amazing...I'm also looking for an A2 jacket( BK or Eastman) but I have some difficulties which size to order.
I'm 187 cm tall and 73kg) usually I've got problems with the sleeves (1 inch to short)

Aero seems like the right bet.
 

Stand By

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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.

View attachment 289692
Great fit - it’s perfect - and I think you paired it with the perfect pants and shirt for the post too. And the props are most befitting for the Lounge and this part of the bar!
Thanks for posting and wear your jacket in good health! It looks great on you.
 

Per Hansa

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I think Eastman does not do custom length or modification.
Eastman will do "Long" (1") or XLong (1.5"), but that's the limit of their customization--what I was told by HPA. I went with the XLong, and by my in-person measurements the XLong was 1.25" longer than the regular. Also, it took 9 months for the non-standard Long sizes to be made, so be prepared to wait.
 

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