Or it could be piss ?.
Interesting. What Anomalies are you speaking about that make the leather jacket in the photos look like cloth techniques were used? As far as I can see, it appear to have similar construction of an A-1 / A-2. IE leather jacket type construction. Even down to the rolled seams.Cat amongst the pigeons time.....................
This week I've been at the factory helping Sam and Christine finalise our latest sample (almost spot on now)
We've thought for some time that Amelia's jacket was probably not made by a leather manufacturer but rather by a cloth manufacturer making a jacket in leather using cloth patterns and cloth tailoring techniques.
We came across this same mix of pattern/tailoring while working on the launch of a range of leather jackets for the launch of Levi Vintage. Every Levi Leather jacket I've ever handled (Dozens if not hundreds) were all made as if the material used was cloth. These same anomolies appear in the Earhart jacket and in the White 99 cloth jacket from what we can see in the photo and from what we can work out from other clues in the make up.
Bottom line, I think her jacket was far more likely made by whoever made the 99 jacket rather than by Air Associates, Spalding or any other leather jacket maker
Fair enough. We all have to create this type of reproduction in the way we believe is accurate to the way it was made. We can only work off of available images and examples of similar jackets from the period in this case. I am interested to see your effort!You can't really expect me to tell you what we (think) we've spotted while we are working on a possible repro, and as we are never likely to find out it's all suposition anyway. It just looks to us as if a cloth manufacturer is at least as likely as Spalding or AAI