Odd collar flip

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Grant, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Grant

    Grant Active 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 Active Member

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