Eastman A1 cal...the real deal

Discussion in 'Repros' started by John Lever, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

    Messages:
    6,836
    Location:
    Southern England
    Just bought this two year old A1 from an ebay seller in the USA. The amazing wear and patina was too good to miss. It was only after a few messages that I learned that the seller was blind....this explains the extreme wear on the arms particularly the elbows. 20190220_131333.jpg 20190220_120703.jpg 20190220_120432.jpg 20190220_131355.jpg 20190220_120339.jpg 20190220_120235.jpg 20190220_120204.jpg 20190220_120230.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
  2. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

    Messages:
    6,836
    Location:
    Southern England
  3. taikonaut

    taikonaut Active Member

    Messages:
    386
    ELC should send their jackets to him to do "Time Worn" for them.
     
    Thomas Koehle and bseal like this.
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,285
    Amazing, wow!
     
    Officer Dibley likes this.
  5. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,492
    John
    That’s a gem. Great purchase!
     
  6. Kennyz

    Kennyz Active Member

    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    USA
    Unbelievable jacket, John. What a find.

    Ken
     
  7. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,782
    wowza, watta find.
     
  8. gav

    gav Active Member

    Messages:
    125
    Yes. Amazing!
     
  9. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    675
    Location:
    East Anglia. UK
    Nice patina, good to see.
     
  10. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,922
    yet another argument that these jackets need to be worn very hard to get the look we all/most all seem to want.
     
    Officer Dibley and B-Man2 like this.
  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,492
    Right you are John !
    Wear the piss out of them and then roll them up and throw them in a corner:eek:
     
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,285
    Thats a keeper...amazing patina!
     
  13. Lebowski

    Lebowski Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    302
    Looking at this A-1 above and just can't believe in how cool capeskin may look sometimes. It seems this jacket shows possibly even more grain than some horse/steer hides.
    That's just impossible, amazing. Very cool A-1.
     
  14. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

    Messages:
    6,836
    Location:
    Southern England
    We defeat ourselves by having too many jackets, wearing them improves them as we all know.
     
    Officer Dibley and gav like this.
  15. Lebowski

    Lebowski Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    302
    John, I'm sure you know well that not every jacket (esp. of ones made of capeskin) might look so gorgeous after even years of wearing it.
    To be honest, I know only one more suitable example which looks so cool too - I mean @Persimmon 's gorgeous A-1.
    Of course, regular good wearing may cause to such nice grainy look, but not with every jacket - that's what I mean.
    It isn't quite common situation, esp. with capeskin.
    This one looks amazingly cool. Phenomenal.
    Nice purchase, congrats!
     
  16. zoomer

    zoomer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,364
    Location:
    Gerbracht Aeronautic Corp.
    The rare jacket that would appeal as much to a blind person as a sighted one! The veg. tanned capeskin already has a magnificent hand - the .50 cal. treatment* would give it such delicious variation in grain - and then, the wear he put on it! A feast for the fingers.

    * not weathered, but specially treated and manikin dried
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019 at 1:08 PM
    John Lever likes this.
  17. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

    Messages:
    6,836
    Location:
    Southern England
    Without doubt the best jacket I have ever owned, and only 300 gbp apart fron the charge due to ebay effing Global shipping.
     
    zoomer likes this.

Share This Page