Buzz Rickson A2's

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Pete17, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Pete17

    Pete17 Member

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    Hi guys, I'm not sure if this has been raised in the past.
    I was admiring the HPS website and finally had a look at the Buzz Rickson offerings- they never appealed to me in the past.... never seemed to offer fittings for tall customers.

    I saw they are offering original maker HH A2's with a waxed finish?
    They also state that they are accurate because the leather hanger tab covers the top half of the label??

    They seem to have a good following here for their cloth/nylon jackets but what do you guys think of their A2's?


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  2. Technonut2112

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    I'm not sure about how common the obscured label was throughout the original contract, but I do know that John Chapman is VERY detail-oriented, and does not include this 'feature' in pics of his United Sheeplined repro on the GW website....
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It was not uncommon for the top part of the label to be obscured by the hanger on Wartime A2s and also on B-3s.
     
  4. Pete17

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    What about the waxed the finish?
    First I've heard of this on A2's


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  5. 2BM2K

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    Label.jpg Label3.jpg

    Here are a couple of examples of United Sheeplined labels.
     
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  6. Technonut2112

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    In this case, Buzz Rickson (or HPA) is stating that their United Sheeplined A-2 is accurate because of the obscured label. It alludes that the entire United Sheeplined A-2 contract was made like that.. Which clearly (thanks to the pics posted above) isn't correct..

     
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  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. BR needs to get their facts straight.
     
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  8. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Well-Known Member

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    Turned into a Kelso bash already? ;)
     
  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. Not yet!LOL
     
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  10. Rutger

    Rutger Active Member

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    BR added the wax thing to age the jacket and upgrade the optical appearance.
     
  11. Otter

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    Plenty enough time yet.
     
  12. SuinBruin

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    I doubt BR writes the copy on the HPA web site.
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Whoever does write the copy then!
     
  14. SuinBruin

    SuinBruin Active Member

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    Agreed.
     
  15. regius

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    I think HPA's marketing writer needs to re-word that paragraph.
     
  16. regius

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    I personally have had a Buzz Rickson United Sheeplined in the so called waxy HH. It's a decent leather, good thickness and drape while still has a handful of firmness. The jacket pattern fits well but at the time I had no comparison with originals or other repros. It fit almost like a Gibson Barnes, quite athletic and comfortable. I regret I sold it. I regret I sold most of my previous top A2s (many contracts from GW, Eastman, Gibson Barnes, Aero).
     

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