ELC Werber A2 re-vamp

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Marv, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    There you go. Taken today. There's no argument that the new one has much more pronounced graining but to my eyes the older one looks more natural. I remember an original 27753 contract I once owned had panels that were nearly smooth sewn to really grainy panels. The old Werber is a bit like that.

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  2. mindful

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    Thanks love the colour on the weber with the caramel under tone
     
  3. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Mine looked about like that. It's the from panels than never really would develop a break in them - especially at the abdomen. Felt very tin can like to me.
    Love that color too.
    Dave
     
  4. mindful

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    I remember that one,think you sold it dmar it was timeworn really nice
     
  5. TOMG1401

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    ELC got it right the FIRST time
     
  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    The War Horse hide used on the first models of the Werber was not at all like cardboard. I owned two of these jackets and found the hide to be supple and with character. A variety of horse hides were used on original jackets from the 1933 contract, but sadly very few jackets have survived. So who is to say the new hide is not as accurate as the earlier hide. It is simply a matter of personal taste. The new hide has more character and when you compare it with the original in Gary's collection it seems very close, if not closer than the earlier hide.
     
  7. Skip

    Skip Active Member

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    No that's a nice look Peter, the jacket I mean
     
  8. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I have just got a new version ELC Werber and will write a thread on it asap. It's an awesome jacket, better than two that I used to own made from the previous leather.
     
  9. Bombing IP

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    I did not know that Aero and Werber were from the same town in NY !.

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  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Perry Sportswear were also based in Newburgh. I seem to recall a Werber employee set up Aero. there were many links between the various A2 members which went beyond just family members setting up rival firms. A good example is the sons of Isaac Spiewak who set up Bronco and United Sheeplined.
     
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  12. zoomer

    zoomer New Member

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    My current Werber, numbered 110, is the original hide and is my favorite A-2 of all, both for its crisp feel and flatteringly trim fit (and as a somewhat podgy size 46, I need all the flattering I can get). It is graining subtly, but noticeably, and the finish is not at all plasticy, but very rich-looking. Best of all, the Hookless repro zipper has been trouble free, unlike previous examples.
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you can post some up to date wearing pictures?
     
  14. zoomer

    zoomer New Member

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    I'd enjoy taking them and I hope you'll enjoy seeing them. :)
     
  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Bring it on Zoomer!
     
  16. Grant

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    Here's a couple pics of my well worn Werber in the re-vamped hides. It's taken a lot of abuse but holding up well.

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  17. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Very nice Grant. It has broken in very well indeed and now looks like an original Werber.
     
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  18. Rutger

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    Way to go !
     
  19. CBI

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    looks awesome!!!!
     
  20. better duck

    better duck Active Member

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    I have one of the first batch of ELC's, mine numbered 100. It has aged in a terrific way! I'd love to show you pics, but I'll get around to that in a couple of days.
     

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