NEW Pattern! United Sheeplined Type A-2

Discussion in 'Reproduction manufacturers' started by DiamondDave, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Gents,

    I have just completed the task of grading this pattern. This jacket will be available from sizes 38 to 50, and I may well grade it up to a size 54 just as was available during WWII. I have started to get some questions from some bigger guys about this, so it may well have to happen.

    The original pattern was made by JC at Good Wear, and taken from an original USL jacket that I sold to John a couple of years ago.

    This particular example is made of hand tinted hides. These start with a fantastic 3oz hide made from German and Swiss raw materials which has been combination tanned and aniline finished. The process starts there, the hides are then tumbled to bring up the natural grain, and several colors of hand applied leather pigment are added to the top, culminating in a very believable finish to be sure. The color is then finished with a top coat and leather nourishment to bring back the soft feel of the leather. This is a painstaking process, but one that I really like since we have had a hell of a time getting the tanneries to do what we want, in a color that is correct for the period.

    DD



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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Superb Dave. The leather already has the beginnings of a vintage patina.
     
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  3. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    And I thought I was over leather jackets...that looks great, @DiamondDave !
     
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  4. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, I believe that this was the only manufacturer, apart from Bronco that had the angled edges to the bottom corners of the pockets.
     
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  5. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, Dave!
     
  6. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Yessir! Evidence of their connection to Bronco and the original parent of all three, Spiewak.

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  7. Grant

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    Don't forget HLB!
     
  8. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Grant,

    Oh yeah! Totally forgot that one.

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  9. Skyhawk

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    Fantastic looking hide! Top notch work there Dave. That is a very dark liner. I was not aware that that shade was used for any original A-2's. I am not suggesting it is wrong at all, just interesting to me.
     
  10. Grant

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    DD,
    Another New York area jacket maker.
    Speaking of New York area, I remember riding my bike down Park Ave years ago seeing an old faded Crown zip sign painted on a building being torn down.
     
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  11. DiamondDave

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    Sky,

    Absolutely accurate for Bronco, as well as USL

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  12. johnwayne

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    Very, very nice indeed but to echo Skyhawk, is that liner a faithful colour(?) as its more chocolate than any I've seen before! Oops your reply got there before my input but like I say, never seen that colour before, surprised none of your peers have used it?
     
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  13. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, agree the liner looks dark for an original Bronco, not that it could exist out there somewhere!
    I own four Broc's and used to own a USL, all liners are about the color as the Broc I'm rocking today.

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  14. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    My pics are a bit dark on this one. But in person it’s accurate.

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  15. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    That's a stunner Dave and well done with the hide it looks lovely.
     
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  16. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    amazingly super!!!! great work Dave
     
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  17. Earloffunk

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    Nice one!
     
  18. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    sweet, really sweet, dave.
     
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  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    @DiamondDave - any pics one someone wearing one? I see it's a small sample, but damn, between that and the Apollo, I'm stumped...
     
  20. Skip

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    That's is absolutely stunning Dave
     
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