Odd collar flip

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  1. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Just when you think you've seen everything when it comes to A-2's, check out the collar flip on this original 22nd BG goatskin. I remember dad having the tailor flip the collars on his dress shirts when they started to fray to extend the life of the shirt. Maybe the collar was so soiled from sweat flying in the Pacific, the original owner had it flipped? With the remnants of a collar stand and Hershey bar Talon, could it be a RW 18091? RWFront.jpg RWpatch.jpg RWTalon.jpg RWCollarII.jpg RW5th.jpg
     
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  2. Steve27752

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    It looks really odd.
     
  3. B-Man2

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    That's a first!
    I bet it was done by one of the parachute riggers. They were known for coming up with these kind of repairs. Much like the interior cargo pockets on the A2 jackets of the 352nd fighter group.
     
  4. Silver Surfer

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    as grant surmised, and after thinking about it, i concur that is was probably done because the other side [originally the side facing the neck] was worn through at the fold. i thought that i had seen every screwy thing imaginable with a-2s, but this was a first. "hey jack, gimmie dat, i can fix it right up for ya"
     
  5. Smithy

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    Never seen such a thing before, quite an ingenious solution but it does look mighty odd.
     
  6. regius

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    The cuffs are replaced too


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  7. Steve27752

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    Probably with glove cuffs.
     
  8. Thomas Koehle

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    weird lookin` repair ...

    the collar-tips even look longer than usual

    although nice jacket I'd rather would have prefered a other method of repairing
     
  9. B-Man2

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    So what say you all on the maker?
    Is it a Rough Wear 18091 ? a Dubow?
    I'm just asking because I don't know.
     
  10. Steve27752

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    It looks like a Rough Wear to me. But as to which contract?
     
  11. Silver Surfer

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    besides the obvious, the collar stand liner and possibly more, if not all of the liner has been worked. year rw. second contract was the only contract rw made with baa.
     
  12. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes it is definitely a goatskin RW 18091. Apart from the flipped collar all the details are correct for this 1941 contract.
     
  13. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Someone should restitch the RH pocket before it falls off and gets lost
     
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  16. janet

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  17. Steve27752

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    Welcome to VLJ, and you are? Why not post a bit about yourself here.
    http://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/forums/member-bios.21/
     
  18. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

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  19. MikeyB-17

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    Janet, this forum deals mainly in vintage jackets, and accurate reproductions of them. The jackets on the site you indicated are modern fashion items, known around here as ‘Mall jackets ‘, as they are usually found in shopping malls. We’re not really the guys to be asking about this type of jacket. Jackets like that are fine if that’s what you like, perhaps your boyfriend would be happy with one-I would hazard a guess, judging by the prices, that they probably aren’t the best quality-although at least they are leather and not the horrible plastic ‘faux’ leather so often seen on the High Street these days-but you can do a lot better. You need to spend quite a lot more though-these guys do the sort of thing we’re into.
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  20. unclegrumpy

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    Getting back to the flipped collar...one possibility is this was intentionally done to allow a removable fur collar to be attached. Removable fur collars are common on motorcycle, police, and commercial jackets from this time period. One would think that someone could have figured something out without flipping the collar, but then again, people get locked into some strange ideas.
     

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