Who's Who in the A-1 jacket world?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Ole K. Vik, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just FYI GoodWear wait is not 1 or 2 years.
    I waited 5 years with no contact from John before i lost it and asked for a refund, some people on the forum are at 6 years wait and counting.
    Unless you are one of the chosen ones JC will take your money and proceed to ignore you for however many years he judges appropriate.
     
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  2. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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  3. Ole K. Vik

    Ole K. Vik New in Town

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    Ha, Ha, I highly doubt that I am one of the chosen ones ;D I will take my chances, though. A good reason to stay in shape for the next few years if I put in an order for a fitted A-2...
     
  4. Ole K. Vik

    Ole K. Vik New in Town

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  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Good luck, it's a rough ride...
     
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  6. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    If you’re in the market for an A-2, then Good Wear is the best hands down IMHO. The choice is wider where the A-1 is concerned, but my preference would still be the ELC for the capeskin jacket.
    If I can just persuade @johnlever to part with his...
     
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  7. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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  8. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    @Dav, please post your ELC A-1...
     
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  9. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Here's a quick snap from a few months back, I'll try to get some better ones tomorrow, no light now
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  10. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Ah found a couple
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  11. John Lever

    John Lever One Too Many

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    I can confidently say that is the jacket I will never sell.
     
  12. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    I’ve heard that one before John...remember Lever’s law...
     
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  13. Bonefish Jim

    Bonefish Jim New in Town

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  14. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    I owned a Eastman A1 for a couple of years and liked it,but wasn’t particularly fussed with the cape skin,I thought my example was pretty bland.That was sold to a respected member here.
    I replaced it recently with a goatskin jacket by headwind,top class in every way & happy to say I’m delighted with it.I haven’t had much time to get any patina on it but I’m sure it will get better and better. 44A76CDF-B3D3-4521-83A6-1FFBE3487F2F.jpeg D303EF8E-26C3-4A8C-AB72-807F1AE8558D.jpeg A3E78B2A-0956-40B8-8B36-6411621474CF.jpeg C8AE5CE8-795E-4011-A880-CA79D11ED371.jpeg
     
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  15. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    Yes, my Headwind was really about as good as my Eastmans.

    Since this is going a bit off the rails, just a bit. I have to say in all due respect and its just totally me but I really dislike the timeworn A-1's. They are just too shriveled up and I think look kinda terrible. Its like you are wearing someone's foreskin or elephant hide or something. Just not my cup o tea. They kind of look like the jacket really is close to 100 years old..... It's a look I just don't like. Not meaning to offend John or Gav. I know they are quality products! :) To each his own.......
     
  16. Ole K. Vik

    Ole K. Vik New in Town

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    I kind of agree that the time worn seems to be a bit over the top for my liking. If I mange to create the wear myself over time I am all in, but it would feel like cheating to buy it like that. I ended up ordering the regular Eastman A-1 today. Super excited about it and so happy about the help I got here!
     
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  17. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    JC sold this to me a few years ago saying that the hide had a lot or cracking and imperfections that most of his customers would not accept. I'm not that picky.
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  18. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    yessss Jonesy !!!!!!!!
     
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  19. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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  20. John Lever

    John Lever One Too Many

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    To clarify...
    My A1 is NOT Time Worn...
     

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