CATCH-22" SERIES PROP EASTMAN ROUGH WEAR A-2 JACKET

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  1. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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  2. Brettafett

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    Haha great find! That confirms what we all knew, ELC's involvement... Looks great.
    Filming finished ages ago, this will air in May...
     
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    Saw this yesterday. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong but the epaulettes appears to have come away were it meets the shoulders.
    Since no cast name is assigned it looks like a spare that not made it to screen. I guess production need to recoup any money they spent.
     
  4. Happy Hooligan

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    I wonder who #13 is? if it was used by an actor, that characters name would be on it. Still interesting. And seeing a lot of film clothing, the studio usually has its own tag glued on the clothing with a bar code. This jacket might be some sort of special purchase for the film, but not actually used on the film.
     
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  5. Edward

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    nice! too bad they didn't identify who wore it. I was watching the behind the scenes of The Memphis Belle and the director wore an A-2 and officer's cap during filming. perhaps this was also used by crew or perhaps an extra. At least the seller didn't jack up the price above its actual value.
    I'm going to put the pics and description here for posterity incase it comes back around again.

    AAF WW2 "CATCH-22" SERIES PROP EASTMAN ROUGH WEAR A-2 FLIGHT JACKET
    Hulu's "Catch-22" is set to premiere on May 17, 2019, starring George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, and Christophe Abbott in the adaptation of Joseph Heller's war satire, centering around an AAF B-25 "Mitchell" bomb group operating in the Mediterranean. The famous Eastman Leather Clothing Company of Devon, England provided their beautifully made reproduction horsehide leather A-2 flight jackets for the series. This US Army AAF WW2 "CATCH-22" SERIES PROP EASTMAN ROUGH WEAR A-2 FLIGHT JACKET is in near mint condition, with only a small spot of dark soiling evident at the upper right back lining (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the jacket is in near mint shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or other damage to the rich, tough "seal" brown horsehide leather construction. Most interestingly, it's a Size 40, bears the painted leather patch of the 340th Bomb Group sewn at the left chest, and carries the "CATCH 22 / No. 13 / Paramount / EASTMAN CLOTHING LTD." studio tag inside the lower left front pocket. It features a snap down collar, metal "hook and eye" neck closure, "box and X" stitched leather shoulder straps, one way entry snap flap closure lower front pockets, a fully functional "TALON" metal front zipper, brown knit cuffs and waistband, a spun brown cotton lining, and brown finished brass ventilation grommets at the underarms, boasts the classic "TYPE A-2 / ROUGH WEAR CLOTHING CO" replica nomenclature label at the inside neck, and sports the traditional "winged star" outline stamping of the "ARMY AIR FORCES" at the upper back lining and the underside of the middle front placket. A beautiful example of a US Army AAF WW2 "CATCH-22" SERIES PROP EASTMAN ROUGH WEAR A-2 FLIGHT JACKET. We have shown a still of Kyle Chandler from the trailer of the upcoming series "Catch-22" wearing a nearly identical A-2 flight jacket.

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  6. johnwayne

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    Blooming nice A2 that’s for sure!
     
  7. Grant

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    Damn, that's a sweet looking Rough Wear.
     
  8. tjoenn

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    So tempting.... if the $ wasn't so expensive right now...
     
  9. MikeyB-17

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    Oo, no. 13! Unlucky for some!
     

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