Recommendations for cuff and zip replacements for original M22-a

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  1. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    So I have an original Edmund T Church M22-a. I would like to get the cuffs replaced and the male zip insertion pin has broken loose from the tape.
    Any recommendation on who would have suitable cuffs and a zipper and could do the sewing. I know I could reach out to the master JC
     
  2. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    I’m pretty sure JC recommends Dena at Great Leather.

    https://www.greatleather.com/restore.php#shelpfulinfo
     
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  3. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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    David can do it. If I remember correctly, He used to sell nice cuffs and did have some zippers.
     
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  4. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Mr. Sheeley sure did a nice job lengthening the cuffs on this Monarch.
    King of the Monarchs!
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  5. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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    Friend, I love that jacket. The lining is so soft. How is the leather? The last time I remember, it was asking for a little conditioner. Still can't find the belt but I WILL NOT FORGET.
     
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  6. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thank you Jonesy, El Marro, photo2u I will try buying the cuffs and send the jacket to Great leather who I have been working with, Dena does great work is approachable
     
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  7. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I purchased the cuffs and will ship the jacket to Dena when they arrive
    And thanks to photo2u who gave me a tip on how to source the male zip side I will forward the info to Dena
    John Chapman did respond to my inquiry. He is still working to catch up on his backlog and respectfully declined to take on another project
     
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    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    As a side note, Dena at Great Leathers is starting to get some recognition.
    John Chapman recommended her
     
  9. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    Uh oh, good for Dena but before long her lead times may be in FL and GW territory.
     
  10. jonesy86

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    This leather is still soft and supple. Probably the softest horsehide I’ve seen. It really doesn’t look like it was worn much.
    Ah, to have the original belt would really top it off. Thanks!
     
  11. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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    The jacket is a nice one. The lining is so cool. Jackets in those conditions is like going back in time.
     
  12. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    When I saw the lining I thought that it had been re-lined nicely.
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  13. photo2u

    photo2u Practically Family

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    Noooo. It was just like it very well kept. When I purchased this jacket at a trade show in Pomona, the original owner outgrew it and never wore it. I also purchased two Californians from Him. I took 3k and was out of money before noon. LOL, The jacket was intended for my Russian flight instructor. He is 6'1 and always wanted a Californian or Monarch. Sadly, He is no longer with us was not able to take it to him in time. It sat in my closet for about 10 years.

    The gent who sold you the jacket is pure class. You got a nice keeper for many years to come. I have seen your others and are just as cool.
     
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  14. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    This Monarch is almost like new. It is very cool that Dave lengthened the sleeves, almost impossible to find vintage long enough for me.
    Way cool!
     
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  15. John A Koehler

    John A Koehler New in Town

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    You guys are making me question my selling this. I know what you mean Jonesy, I’ve got gorilla arms and finding any jacket with long enough sleeves is a good day.
     
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    John A Koehler New in Town

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    Btw, I did condition the leather after getting it back from David.
     
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