Star Sportswear A-2 size 44

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. scwells

    scwells Member

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    I also have a Star A-2, but the tag in the pocket is long gone. It is size 40. Chet Willets was a liaison pilot in the 1st Air Commando Group. It is not quite in the same shape as Roughwear's jacket, but still in very good condition.
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  2. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Whoa, what a beauty! The mismatched hides are insane looking.
     
  3. DiamondDave

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    Haha! Yep, if the stitching was neater I’d swear it was a Good Wear!

    DD


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  4. Silver Surfer

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    another star outta the ball park. another beauty. say, scwells, how does your size 40 fit? i ask because my star size 40 fits like a wwll size 42.
     
  5. Kennyz

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    That Star is really something...you must be excited with it, Andrew!!!

    Ken
     
  6. scwells

    scwells Member

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    I'm a 44-46, so I haven't attempted to try it on.
     
  7. R-975

    R-975 New Member

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    Excellent! It's great to see some new photographs posted. When I first joined and began reading the old threads to try to learn something, nearly all of the posts had their images missing due to the Photobucket fiasco, which is a great shame. A lot of valuable educational archives have been ruined across the whole internet, so it's good to see some new material appearing.

    Mike
     
  8. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    super patched Star!!!!
     
  9. tibor

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    SOLD!
    Thanks Andrew!
    Oh, rats.

    That really is a gem. Leather can last under the right storage conditions. This must have been in a temp and comfortable humidity environment just waiting for you.
     
  10. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    tell me Andrew, you have a time traveller machine and sometimes you jump back in 44 into a QM depot ???


    splendid one
     
  11. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    If only I had Marcel!
     
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  12. saucerfiend

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    Andrew,
    Is the beautiful Star in better shape than the Aero? And BTW, congrats on this great find. How about a few wearing pics?

    Brian
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brian. i have had it since 2008. It is as well preserves as the Aero.

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  14. Silver Surfer

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    another light colored star a-2. i used to have some rudimentary info about clark, but dunno where i filed it. tagged a size 40, it fits more like a 42. the incised bs patch is the second one that was applied to the jacket. and, yes, it is a wearer. IMG_1677.JPG IMG_1679.JPG IMG_1680.JPG IMG_1681.JPG IMG_1682.JPG IMG_1683.JPG
     
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  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Lovely Star and the leather looks much the same shade as used on mine.
     
  16. B-Man2

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    Great looking jackets!
    Both of you guys must have found the “Mother Load” early on in this hobby.
    Good for you.
     
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  17. B-Man2

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    C47D0C22-D971-4EF4-8658-007D85D65392.jpeg 062A0776-9D49-4124-9342-0E60540EACE3.jpeg 36EE9EAE-CE5A-4889-8DED-1A6DCA0F9539.jpeg DB3719B1-A778-4166-8843-4D35B657C53C.jpeg 3AA68F7E-0492-4551-9776-E86E903D6799.jpeg 534E9085-E25F-4783-9D22-6EF6DFCAC067.jpeg Not trying to steal Roughwears thread, but I just wanted to contribute to the conversation with a couple of photos of my Original WWII Star A2. With the exception of 2 small nips in the knits, it looks like it was sent home new right after it was issued. What makes this one a little rare, is that it’s a near mint size 48. I can say that it’s a full size 48 that is even a shade large on me. I purchased this a few years ago from another forum member Saucerfiend and I’m sure a search will reveal additional information about this particular A2 if anyone is interested, as it was listed for sale here.
    Just checked the pocket tag, has number 388 on the opposite side of the 48.
     
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  18. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    lots of great stuff here!!!!
     
  19. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    wow, that has to be, by far, the largest star i have ever seen, or ever heard of. it must have been made for mcarthur, but then he decided on a no name instead, as it offered more gut room.
     
  20. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Another great example. It has turned in to the original Star thread, which is lovely.
     

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