Original 1933 Werber

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Here are some pictures of the all original 1933 Werber which John Chapman used to pattern his reproduction. They add to the pictures of the size 44 example in the Eastman A-2 jacket book. They nicely show the character of the hh used. The jacket sold last year and these are the sale pictures. BTW. I did not buy it.

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  2. zhz44

    zhz44 Member

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    JC told me that he has sold this jacket to someone, I am wondering who is the lucky new owner, wish it is me.

    The leather used on this jacket is smooth, and I have no doubt that many originals are made with the smooth leather like this one. But, I also noticed the upper panel of the right sleeve seems to have lots grain.
    The 33 Werber worn by General Chennault also has a lot of grain on it.

    So, I think it is possible that some grain leather is also used on pre-war contract.
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yep, John sold his Werber on. He bought it from Gary Eastman to pattern from. I agree about the grain on this one and have said elsewhere that although many pre-War A2 were made from smoother hh, not all were, and some had a mixture of smooth and grainier panels.
     
  4. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression Gary had the 33 Werber that was Paul Sanders. His had a broken zipper IIRC.
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Gary owns a size 44 Werber which is shown in his A-2 Flight jacket book and this may be the jacket you are thinking of.
     

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