Help Requested Identifying CABLE RAINCOAT Reproduction Jacket

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Batmobile66, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Batmobile66

    Batmobile66 New Member

    Hello guys,

    Looking for some help identifying the manufacturer of this CABLE RAINCOAT Drawing Number 30-1415 Order No 42-10008P.

    From looking at Eastman, it looks like they are the only reproduction that offers a KWIK zipper, which this jacket has.


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  2. Marv

    Marv Well-Known Member

    looks like an Eastman, is there a manufacture label/tab stiched into the left pocket as ELC usually put one with their name and the type of hide used eg horsehide etc.
  3. 2BM2K

    2BM2K Active Member

    It could be a Goodwear jacket. Goodwear sometimes fit NOS Kwik zippers or a reproduction chain with an original Kwik puller. Also, I don't
    know if Eastman fit a leather puller tab but Goodwear certainly does.

    To me the label, leather and workmanship look to be Goodwear.

    A couple of pointers to identify an Eastman jacket. Eastman labels are good but flaws can be seen when closely compared to
    an original label ( their Rough Wear 1401 is 100% accurate). Below is an original Cable label.


    The Eastman collar can aligned with the lining instead of forward of lining, below are photo's of typical Eastman collar and an original.


    Collar Details.jpg
  4. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is a goatskin GW A2. It was made for Vic here and has an original Kwik zipper.. ELC never made this Cable contract.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  6. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    yup, my old [not so old] cable made by chappy. i milled the bottom repro zipper stopper to the shape of a kwik, and installed an original kwik puller. i applied the shoulder patch, but the blood chit was sewn in after i sold it. the jacket is a beautiful reproduction of the goat cable contract, made with exceptional goatskin that is no longer available....i think. i would have kept it, except that it was just a tad small for me.
  7. Batmobile66

    Batmobile66 New Member

    Thanks everyone for the help on the identification. I did not see a Cable listed on John's site as one of his current patterns, so was not sure. Thanks for the history Vic !!!

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