Bill Kelso timeline of leather, with a little wear thrown in...

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Skip, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Pilot

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    Went with the standard Liberty HH. Delivery time which came with the Order Confirmation from BK =12 weeks .
    Again, super swift and friendly communication.
     
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  2. jeremiah

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    Here is my Dubow 2278 in a Horsehide no longer available from BK.
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  3. Pilot

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  4. jeremiah

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    Andy was super informative and helpful when I was buying my jacket off eBay.
     
  5. Pilot

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    Yes he is...
     
  6. M3Cavalry

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    Great looking jacket. Pilot and I are sitting here hoping like hell our Liberty jackets look like the ones posted here...
     
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  7. jeremiah

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    I know the hide mine is made with differed with how they wanted it to turn out which is why only around 10 were made from it. I happen to like it though very much. Aside from that the jacket is constructed really well. Stitching and hardware. All top notch.
     
  8. Pilot

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    Yup! biting my nails off and enjoying a few nice “older droplets” of French “jet fuel”.
     
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  10. jeremiah

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    Thanks. No. It is not victory or liberty. It was a made from a horsehide that was from a tannery in Japan. It’s veg tanned with a pigmented finish. (Was awesome today walking in some heavy snowfall which quickly turned to water as it fell with no worries wearing this)
    It’s no longer available as BK did not order more of it since the tannery did not finish it according to their satisfaction. Shame cause it’s awesome.
    Already much softer hand since I have been wearing it daily since I got it from eBay second hand a few weeks ago.
     
  11. jeremiah

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    D9D573C7-1A46-42AF-B56C-D06E4C68DC8C.jpeg Here is a little glimpse of how this jacket is and will patina over time.
     
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  12. Brettafett

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    Anyone else here, considering a Kelso A-2? Anyone have a time-line for arrival of next shipment of Liberty?
     
  13. stanier

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    Yes considering. What would shift it into a definite order is I’d like to see Victory horse at a sensible price and I need to source a Crown zip. Hopefully both could well happen.
     
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  14. Brettafett

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    I was told, they will only get in more stock if interest warrants... This for Liberty or Victory... So, wait time is relative. Could be months, could be years...
     
  15. jeremiah

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    I was told the same. I was told I needed to pay in full for a pre order and it would be a while.
     
  16. M3Cavalry

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    I ordered Liberty in February. So now they’re saying they have neither Liberty nor Victory in stock? Those are the only horsehide types they have!
     
  17. stanier

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    If that’s the case what are they making and how are they surviving? This feels like bad news.
     
  18. B-Man2

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    Dump.......Dump......Dump.............Another one bites the dust......
    (I'm sorry:(......... It was just too tempting!)
     
  19. jeremiah

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    They have liberty and Victory HH in Dark Seal. I was interested in the russet or seal. Really wish they had the antique russet victory Horsehide still. Not, that I could have afforded it, but it was gorgeous.
     
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  20. M3Cavalry

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    Completely agree. I’d buy one in that leather.
     

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