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Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by B-Man2, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    That makes me even more certain that it's a later re-coat, I've yet to see a period USAAF re-coat that was done particularily neatly and I've never seen the inside of the pockets done either.
     
  2. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to replace the knit anyway why not unpick a bit of the waistband to see what colour the selvedge is, if it's the same colour as the exterior then it was done before the new knit was fitted.
    If the colour is different then you'll know what is under the coating........either way it's a win-win situation
     
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  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone for taking the time to respond and for sharing your insight and knowledge. (Ken and Andrew (Roughwear ) thank you). While taking the photos of the label it became glaringly oblivious that the coat hanger over the label was the original color of the jacket. (Duh!)
    No need to go any farther I now know (to a lesser degree )what's under the coating barring any major color damage. I'm posting a few photos of the jacket in normal daylight and inside light. I've decided that while the reward for striping the jacket might be great, I really don't feel confident that I would do more good than harm to an 80 year old artifact. So I'm moving past it and with Kens approval will ship the jacket off to Aero to change out the knits . Once again I welcome all comments positive or negative as I'm learning as I go here.
    Thanks again to all

    PS Just looked at my crappy photos, need to work on that as well.:confused:
     
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  4. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    A lovely A-2 I am looking forward to seeing it with the new knits.
     
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  5. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    That is a great jacket and from Andrew and Ken’s input, just what this forum is all about.
    Can’t wait to see it when the work is done by Aero
     
  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    F35C8BC9-7003-44FA-94E4-3070C79A0407.jpeg A while back I posted about this particular original Aero 21996. ( See earlier postings). Well it’s completed with the correct knits and cleaned up a bit. So I thought you might like to see the finished product. It’s supposed to be a 46 but I have a feeling it may be a war time 48 as the shoulders are 20 inches across and Aeros were always a little on the small side of the size listed on the tag. Hope you guys enjoy it. AA96244D-4091-43C4-8980-582201C8AC9D.jpeg C6CD55E5-6B99-49FC-8A65-6919E811D14C.jpeg D6652CA2-58BF-4ABF-AFF5-131675158618.jpeg 61529C57-F003-4CA6-BC50-0C365ACDD35F.jpeg 9AFBD776-E4AA-4198-8D56-F7B61523B403.jpeg 347F270E-C0EA-4334-8ECA-482EA36B1F15.jpeg
     
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  7. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Active Member

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    Looks great Burt!
     
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  8. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    That’s really really nice
    Thanks for posting up the end result
    Who did the knits in the end?
     
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  9. B-Man2

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    I live in Jacksonville Florida USA. There's a naval air station nearby and as it turned out after asking around and making some contacts, I found a tailor that used to work on G-1 knits for the pilots. You just cant beat dumb luck!
     
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  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It looks great now. I notice the Aero was redyed at some stage in its life.
     
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  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Andrew
    It was.....remember when I initially asked for help in the earlier part of the thread. We had discussed trying to take off the top coating to see what was underneath. I decided that I just didn't want to mess with it as I didn't have the expertise to give it a go. Instead I cleaned it up a little and accepted that the re-dye was part of the original history of the piece. However, I remember the picture of the way yours turned out and it was a beauty!
     
  12. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    turned out just fine. congrats on your new old aero. and, yeah, wear it.
     
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  13. Art

    Art Active Member

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    Knits look great
     
  14. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    That jacket looks great and so glad I went with the dark seal and berry knits for my BK dubow. Love that contrast.

    BTW, I lived in Orlando, FL for 15 years. Been to Jacksonville a few times.
     
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  15. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    B-2-man

    Just had the horrors seeing the second set of stitch holes on the zipper above the new knit. I couldn't believe we'd done that........just checked your original pics............. the stray holes were there before we got it and from the previous knit replacement.
    That was a relief :>)
     
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  17. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Brian
    This is a different jacket than the one above. I purchased it from another source off of eBay .
     
  18. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Excellent jacket and excellent replacement work!!!
     
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