Cuffs & Hems replacement

Pilot

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Beyond the fact that they fall apart quickly, the ELC knits also just don't look right. Yes there are some jackets where the knits have reached that point of just being a short tube of knitted wool, but that's after a LOT of wear. A-2 Jackets shouldn't look like that out of the gate.
Absolutely...well said. I have had an older Roughwear ELC , on this one the knits look perfect...and they are original to the jacket. No idea why and when they changed.
Also their older HH, even if not as grainy as the recent one, ages much more like original WW2 hide... they used United Carr studs and not the funny ELC stamped ones ( even medium price range repro makers have better knits and studs) etc...Same critics for most of their products... Older versions... much better!!!
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mulceber

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Absolutely...well said. I have had an older Roughwear ELC , on this one the knits look perfect...and they are original to the jacket. No idea why and when they changed.
Also their older HH, even if not as grainy as the recent one, ages much more like original WW2 hide... they used United Carr studs and not the funny ELC stamped ones ( even medium price range repro makers have better knits and studs) etc...Same critics for most of their products... Older versions... much better!!!View attachment 31034
completely agree - THOSE are good looking knits, and are responding to wear and tear like the originals.
 
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