What brown shade is this leather A2 jacket?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Kumite, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Kumite

    Kumite New Member

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    Hi, new member here. I saw a jacket from Avirex that had a nice brown color but I couldn't identify the exact shade. I would like to know the color so that I can buy similar jackets in the future. Thanks! Here's the jacket by the way [​IMG]
     
  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    looks to be russet [assuming the pic and my monitor are in sync], treated to have a mottled look. by the drape and smoothness of the hide, i would guess a type of lambskin. so, kumite, why not introduce yer self to mob.
     
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  3. Kumite

    Kumite New Member

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    Thanks a lot buddy! Like really, I got the answer I was looking for. Who's mob?
     
  4. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Welcome to VLJ. The colour of repro A2s varies from russet through to dark seal brown just as the colour of originals varied. It depended on the shade of brown used by the tanneries who supplied the contractors in the War and similarly today for repros. If you want to buy a repro just buy one with a colour which you like irrespective of the name given to the colour by the maker, which could be light russet brown, walnut, dark seal brown etc..
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    The mob are the members here!
     
  6. Kumite

    Kumite New Member

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    Hahaha, how could I miss that?! Thank you for your help.
     
  7. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Welcome Kumite
    The members of this forum are very knowledgeable and can answer many of your questions regarding vintage jackets.
    Looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.
     
  8. Kumite

    Kumite New Member

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    Thanks. I plan on staying for a long time!
     
  9. s4rmark

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    Welcome kumite , yes the members here are very knowledgeable and helpful, I myself have learnt considerably from the “ wise ones”.
     
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  10. johnwayne

    johnwayne Active Member

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    Given the money this 'hobby/love' of ours has cost me over the years and the number of jackets I have (small compared to some here) I doubt my wife thinks I'm wise!!
     
  11. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    wise? ya mean like wise ass?, hahahahaaha
     

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