Ebay Star A-2: What do you think?

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Juanito, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Juanito

    Juanito Active Member

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    So, I ran across this, a Star Sportswear A-2 repro on eBay:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1529751745...3De11051.m43.l1123%26rvr_id%3D0&ul_noapp=true

    Not my jacket, just curios as to what we think this is. I tried to match it up with the examples on the Good Wear site and can't conclusively match it to anything on the new jacket productions page nor the sale page, unless it is the cowhide version seen here:

    http://www.goodwearleather.com/photos/Star_No4_46_Cowhide/front_view.jpg

    Seems a little over-priced considering the scuffing, which while minor, certainly makes the nowhere near new condition.
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Member

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    I think it's a Goodwear
     
  3. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that is an Eastman Star Sportswear A-2. Approx $1265 new! Could check with he seller.
    Not a bad price considering ELC's recent price increase.
     
  4. Juanito

    Juanito Active Member

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    At first I thought Eastman as the leather looks very similar to my Eastman .50 cal but I think Eastman uses the "other" version of the Star label. Seller has no idea on who made it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  5. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Unless ELC has changed their measurements significantly in the last years, I would say GW...

    I could have fit into a 46" ELC just fine, but not into this jacket...
     
  6. jeremiah

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  7. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Active Member

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    GoodWear makes the 18245-P contract but it looks like Eastman only does the 28557 contract. I sure wish this jacket was my size. Anybody know if ELC ever made this 18245 contract?
     
  8. Brent

    Brent Active Member

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    [QUOTE="Garylafortuna, post: 196379, member: I sure wish this jacket was my size. [/QUOTE]

    Sleeve length aprox. 34". What?

    Regards,
     
  9. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Sleeve length aprox. 34". What?

    Regards,[/QUOTE]

    Most likely from the side of the neck, not the top of the sleeve seam?
     
  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

  11. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    I think you solved it Andrew.
     
  12. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Sadly I can't see the zip, which would have helped a little.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018

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