1931 GOLDSMITH A-2 Limited Edition of 25

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. 2BM2K

    2BM2K Well-Known Member

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    Stitch Count

    One thing that has not been mentioned is stitch count. A lot of A2 contracts use 8 stitches per
    inch but a few use 9 or 10 stitches per inch. This may not sound like a lot of difference but
    it does affect the appearance, particularly around round pocket corners.

    It is not possible to count the stitches in the B&W photo's of the Goldsmith but the stitching does look
    look to be tight which might indicate 9 or 10 stitches/inch.

    It is worth comparing the Goldsmith stitching with the V505 stitching and also Dubow stitching.
    Dubow have 9/10 stitches/inch.

    Goldsmith pocket
    GSstitches.jpg

    Aero test jacket

    aerostitches.jpg

    V505 pocket

    505stitches.jpg

    Dubow 1755 pocket


    1755stitches.JPG
     
  2. jeremiah

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    I see we have a stitch counter here :D
     
  3. dujardin

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    my little contribution


    from my ''file''
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    btw : splendid jacket
     
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  4. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Up date, Christine is back from Holiday and she starts on the Goldsmiths on Monday, should have the first half dozen or so done by the weekend, other work permitting
     
  5. bseal

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    Is there an updated image available?
     
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  6. Ken at Aero Leather

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    There should be more photos, there are several finished but everyone in the factory is snowed under with Monday's upcoming sale on top of the Christmas rush starting.
    I'll try to get Dom to get one photographed tomorrow but I've a feeling it'll be Tuesday, other than some are being done in Russet Vicenza I don't expect it'll look any different from the one here...........
    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=3955

    I do know the first sample (the one in the pics here on VLJ) will be amongst the sale jackets, I'm told @ £450
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

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    OK............these are starting to roll off the machines

    This is a size 40" with a couple of inches off the length (it's going to Japan), I think there are more pics If I get any I'll post them later
    Wearer is 40" but 5'11" so it's short on him, the only other sizes in the factory right now are 44"s and 46"s
    Goldsmith Production.jpg
     
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  9. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    With shots of Headwind's version now up too we should compare details, labels are different for a start, style and some fonts.
    I'm sure there will be plenty of opinions, I'm glad we went for the colour we did.
    In fairness to our lining machinist I have to say her stitching is a considerably neater
    Aero on the left, Headwind on the right

    1931LabelCrop.jpg Headwind Goldsmith.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
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  10. B-Man2

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    Hawkwind???
    I think you meant Headwind.
     
  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Edited:oops:
     
  12. zoomer

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    And this is the only pic Jay's furnished to date.
     
  13. Bombing IP

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    Ken when doing a limited edition and having labels made is that not a big drain on the profit .Buy the way I like the black and black labels of the Goldsmith .Something else I always wondered when you acquired the Aero company name was that a very difficult process .Being that you are in Scotland and the company was in New York state ,did you buy the name off someone how does this work . I am I right in thinking that no other company can use the name any where in the world.

    Rgds BIP
     
  14. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    I think you'll find quite a few more pics on Jay's thread

    It’s a shame Goldsmith didn’t make 50, making 25 was never going to prove to be financially logical but it’s been fun!!!

    The Aero registration was done through Agents, I can't recall the procedure it was a long time ago.
    We've had several firms try making Aero in breach of our registration...from one huge multi national to one of the firms "established" in this genre, but we do police the brand and all desisted, (Ditto The Highwayman name) we have also licenced one or two A-2 makers
     
  15. w1rc

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    Do you offer custom tailored versions?
     
  16. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Sorry w1rc........ I missed this post

    We can do sleeve and/or body length to suit your height, we've also made a few in Vicenza, I need to get a pic of these before the next one goes out,
     
  17. stanier

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    Very very nice
     
  18. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Short update
    22 of the 25 are now either made and delivered, in production or booked on order.
    That leaves only 3 more available.............in case anyone is holding off placing an order
    We will not exceed the 25.
     
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  19. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    So no-one on here has bought one then ? Or they'd be crowing and posing and taking selfies in elevators surely...
    Perhaps everyone's now only buying Platon....... fashion is a fickle mistress
     
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  20. jimmy greene

    jimmy greene New Member

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    I have one. 2 of 25
     
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