GW Cable Raincoat AC 27753

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Roughwear, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I bought this very nice GW Cable second hand last year and have just got around to taking a few pictures of it! It's a size 46 but fits like a 44, which is my preferred size. The horsehide is thick, like several originals that I have seen from this contract. The contract was awarded on 29th April 1942 and was for 50,000 jackets. It has the correct Conmar zipper and small ring stud snaps. It is a very comfortable design, with plenty of room in the upper back.

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  2. Falcon_52

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    That is an interesting finish on that jacket. It almost looks like a lighter base color that is lightly overcoated with a darker color. In any event, that's a nice one!
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was very light russet and I darkened the finish so it is a similar colour to originals.
     
  4. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Another nice one Andrew.
     
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  5. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Typical Chapman excellence - looks great!!!!!
     
  6. s4rmark

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    Lovely jacket.
     
  7. johnwayne

    johnwayne Active Member

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    As lovely as it is I'm surprised with all your originals that you bother with repros Andrew! Nonetheless you certainly have a knack of catching some lovely jackets.
    Cheers
    Wayne
     
  8. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Hahaha Wayne! As you know I don't wear originals on a daily basis.:);)
     
  9. rrackleyadams

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    Hey Andrew - beautiful jacket. I'm also in the "46 jackets that fit like a 44" fan club. Question for you...you mentioned darkening the jacket. I've certainly read quite a bit about how people execute the "Depot Re-Dye" look, but what was your technique for more of a slight darkening? I have a russet 1401P Chapman that I'd like to modestly darken, but by no means to anything close to seal.
     
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  10. Silver Surfer

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    besides using a diluted dye product, pecards makes a brown leather paste that will darken light colored hides a little bit. it can be reapplied to further darken the hides. my experience is that the brown paste goes towards the warm red as against yellow or blue, on a color scale. application is easy. clean up is easy, and the stuff is forgiving.
     
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