Poll: If you could only have one A 2.

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by B-Man2, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    I did a search on this and didn't find anything so let's give it a try.(please let me know if I missed it)

    Poll: If you could only have one A2
    what manufacturer and contract would it be?

    I'll tally the results at the end and list the all around winner. ( Who knows it might be the next new repro to be offered)
     
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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I presume you mean original A2s? Most originals have been reproduced, many by JC.
     
  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Thanks Andrew
    You're correct I overlooked that point.
     
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  4. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It would be IMO the most elegant A2 by David D Doniger. Here is my original in a size 44.

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  5. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    I forgot to mention that if you already own your favorite A2 please feel free to share a picture of it with us.
     
  6. Juanito

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    Star Sportswear, pigment finish.
     
  7. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Aero 21996 depot reedy - super dark seal brown.
     
  8. Skip

    Skip Active Member

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    Werber, as to which ones, now there's a dilemma
     
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  9. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I'm no A-2 expert but I've always like the looks of the Aero 16160.
     
  10. s4rmark

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    That’s a tough question . I’ll have to dig the Eastman book out. I’ve never been fortunate enough to try an original on.
     
  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    Easy, as a tailor it has to be the "unmamed" 1756, by far the best cut of the lot and just about the nicest hides used by any contractor
    Technically the 1938 Aero is the most impressive
     
  12. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    I like my Monarch, but an original 1401p would be nice.
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    They made 30,000 1401-P A2s but very few are very seen today. I always wonder if a large consignment of RW 1401s went to the bottom of the sea in 1942.
     
  14. B-Man2

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    I always thought that if someone had the time and the interest, it would be interesting to research some of the torpedoed ships manefests and see what they were carrying when they went down.
     
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  15. Garylafortuna

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    I have it from a reliable source that Jimmy Stewart's 1401-P is up for grabs. Hope I haven't been misinformed. The 1401-P would certainly be my choice. In point of fact a most prepossessing A-2.
     
  16. FlyingYankee

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    GW Dubow, fits me better than anything else. Seems like it was made for taller lanky frames.
     
  17. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It would be my second choice. I do like the RW design. Here is my size 44 1401-P.
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  18. B-Man2

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    Andrew : a beautiful 1401 p.

    If your info is accurate on this, anyone want to venture a guess on what it would go for? $15,000 , $20,000. US?
     
  19. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    If true then $50-60k would be my guess.
     
  20. CBI

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    Nice Andrew!!!! Also Andrew, the Doni is a great contract. I loved my original which was patched
     

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