Goodwear A-2 sold as Lost Worlds

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by Ole, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Ole

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  2. Steve27752

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    He is selling it as a repro and not as an original.....It may be that he does not know it is a GW?
     
  3. Ole

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    or he is trying to pass it as a LW because as everybody knows LW are better than GW, more robust !
     
  4. Steve27752

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    I would say that a GW is far superior to a LW.
     
  5. Silver Surfer

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    i dont see any fraud here, only ignorance of what he has. advised by someone, "oh, its a dubow repro, must be a lw"?
     
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  6. Ole

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    would you say it's more robust?
    more durable?
     
  7. robrinay

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    Well I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt now he’s put a question mark after Lost Worlds. Has anyone told him it’s a Goodwear?
     
  8. Persimmon

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    Yes. Message sent to him.
     
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  9. Ole

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    great that you told him, now he can ask an additional $500 for it
    congrats
     
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  10. Steve27752

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    Yes, I probably would and more accurate.
     
  11. Persimmon

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    He did reply and say thank you.
    Hopefully as you say he will earn some additional dollars in the sale.
     
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  12. DiamondDave

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    Gents,

    This guy is the fourth owner of this jacket. It has not aged all that much since it was first sold as a “combat clone”, and the jacket is made of steerhide.

    Check out the original pics on JC’s website here:

    http://www.goodwearleather.com/photos/Combat_Clone_No5/


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. Jonesy86

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    Nice Jacket, would probably fit me, and well worth paying for IMHO.
    Peace
    :)
     
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  15. johnwayne

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    Combat clone is GW's take on ageing the jacket to make it look more vintage much in the same way ELC do with their 'time worn' jackets! If you look at the Dubow repro you'll note the seams and certain areas have been sanded literally I think, to age a new jacket. Many here agree there's nothing better though than really wearing your jacket here there and everywhere to rough it up! Much like the hot water treatment I've personally never had the b***s to attempt it!! Avirex did something similar years back and which I'm sure convinces the person on the street they might have an original/ vintage jacket - yes they might have been made in the late 80's/90's but vintage they ain't!!!
     
  16. Jonesy86

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    Just for the heck of it I contacted the seller via the OP on ebay. The jacket was sold. The hunt for ever elusive used Good Wear continues.
     
  17. Jonesy86

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    Thanks for the info. I love studying this stuff. Don't know what I will do if I ever actually find one. I think I like the ones that are broken in naturally as well.
     
  18. Dr H

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    Good Wear Leather jackets come up comparatively often in size 46 (John’s size and hence most commonly used for test jackets), but often sell quickly.
    It pays to have funds set aside in readiness to do a quick deal if you can...
     
  19. Jonesy86

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    Thanks fort the Tip Dr H

    I'm ready, been saving up! Especially if anyone sees a Californian Ventura. Now that you mention it, I guess I am pretty darn close to John's size, more or less, give or take, in a few places. :)

    I was offline for a few weeks, and missed one from a frequent poster on another forum. The one that got away.
    I would love to have at least 26" sleeves. I'm 6'-1", 200 +- LB.

    Pretty sure one of these would work pretty well.

    California Sportwear Series: "Californian" Ventura
    Leather: veg-tanned aniline wax-finish seal brown horsehide
    Zippers: riveted #10 nickel zipper, like early 1930s Talons
    Lining: wool with vintage-style dull green-black pattern
    Size 46



    WTB Good Wear Civilian Jacket
    Californian Ventura, Californian Arcadia, or Californian Imperial
    44L, or 46
    Shinki Horsehide

    Also consider A1
    Capeskin

    Peace
     

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