**NEWS EXTRA**Good Wear flying jackets take vintage authenticity to new heights!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by greyhound68, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. greyhound68

    greyhound68 A-List Customer

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    ***GOODWEAR WEBSITE HERE***



    Wanted to post some pics of my new Goodwear Bronco in goatskin made by John Chapman's new company. First off the leather is outstanding almost like my original Doniger. It is amazing how close this is to WW2 goatskin. Fit and construction are excellent. I supplied John with my measurements on one of the best fitting A2s I have and sent along another good fitting one for extra measure. I can say that no issues with the fit. Price is $880 or $830 if you supply your own zip which I did (nice NOS crown). Enjoy the photos. It was tough to wear outside due to the 95 degree heat so only took one shot. John was also kind enough to take the jacket to the Air Flight Museum where he got a bunch of WW2 aces to sign it. Neat.

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  2. Wow,GH
    JC's got it nailed! Beautiful goat!!...and Ace's sigs! Whatta guy!
    HD
     
  3. Technonut

    Technonut Practically Family

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    WOW.... That jacket is OUTSTANDING greyhound68! :eusa_clap Now I really want to get one myself... ;) Ahhh so many jackets, so little time...
     
  4. greyhound68

    greyhound68 A-List Customer

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    Had to add this photo showing the GW next to my original Doniger for leather comparsion. GW on the left Doniger on the right.

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  5. DiabolicalAngel

    DiabolicalAngel One of the Regulars

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    That sure does look like a mighty fine jacket !!! Wear it well and enjoy !!
     
  6. Rufus

    Rufus Practically Family

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    Stunning jacket....I've got to say, a goatskin A2 sounds like a great option...

    Is it considerably lighter than the Horsehide ones?

    Kind regards,
    Rufus
     
  7. greyhound68

    greyhound68 A-List Customer

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    Rufus,
    The goatskin does tend to be a bit lighter but it all comes down to weight of the leather. John uses about a 2.5 oz goatskin which is less thick than the 3 or 4 oz horsehide some repro makers use. What I really like about the goat vs horse is the goat is more supple and flexible and usually tends to take less time breaking in.
     
  8. fishmeok

    fishmeok Vendor

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    Goodwear Pre-Production Dubow

    ust a couple of quick shots of my new Goodwear Dubow- one of John's pre-production jackets. Simply the best A-2 I've ever owned. - I'm going to post a review on the VLJ this weekend with better pics. Size 48, I'm 6' and 190 lbs (OK, 194). It was a little large but I performed some hot water surgery and the fit has improved dramatically. I'm rather fond of the "shrink to perfect fit " concept..
    John sized this jacket up from an original 40 and it shows in the way the jacket maintains the boxy cut in it's larger size. Everything is in perfect proportion and the extra length fits my torso nicely. I'm wearing an original pair of "pinks" in the picture to give a little period perspective.
    Cheers
    Mark
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  9. Rufus

    Rufus Practically Family

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    Great looking jacket Mark...

    That hide looks stunning! (Which is it may I enquire?)
    The patina on it is great... so many hides now look like lino..

    Ohhh...I'm so jealous...!

    Hope it wears well!

    Rufus
     
  10. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Lovely, lovely jacket Mark. Cut is great and the grain on the leather beautiful. I think that smile says a lot about how happy you are with your new A-2!

    Just the thing for autumn.
     
  11. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    This man is on Cloud Nine!!

    That jacket is the 'Cat's Pyjamas!!' What a corker of an A-2. JC is really re-setting the benchmark for the quality of A2's on the commercial market right now. Well Done!!:eusa_clap
     
  12. fishmeok

    fishmeok Vendor

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    Thanks guys- it's the Pueblo Bridal Cowhide- fairly heavy and thick but still very supple. It's also signed by 4 WWII pilots and has an original Talon Zipper.
    Cheers
    Mark
     
  13. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Congrats on that beautiful jacket.
    Those Goodyear jackets are swell!
     
  14. The Wingnut

    The Wingnut One Too Many

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    *low whistle* Impressive color and texture!
     
  15. Yikes!...dig that grain. JCs sure got it down pat. Gonna hafta have one.....I'm thinkin....
    HD
     
  16. fishmeok

    fishmeok Vendor

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    Action shot...


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    And not so much:)


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  17. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    Hi,

    I just recieved my Goodwear test Aero today. All I have to say is wow.:eusa_clap
     
  18. fishmeok

    fishmeok Vendor

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    I was looking at that Aero one but decided to go with the Dubow instead...
    Pics?
    Cheers
    Mark
     
  19. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    Here's the pics I got from John. I'll post some new ones when I get a chance to take some .


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  20. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    For comparison. An Aero Leather Coy oil pull A-2

    This is my old oil pull HH Aero Leather Clo A-2. Sold it a few years back. Natural wear BTW, nothing induced.


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