Thanks Edward could just be the lighting?
Looks like Eastman's don't lose much money and depending on when this was purchased could even make a bit.
It will be interesting to see what it finally sells for.
I can’t work out the knits
That seam doesn’t run to the leather, has it been pulled n lost a row of stitches or sewn to tighten loose knits?
I have to say it actually doesn’t look bad and the Talon looks nice for a house jacket
It’s a good size
Looking more closely at the knits and the possible slight variation in the leather hem I would think they have been replaced. Still, as long as the sleeves are long enough a decent pair of knits is no big deal.
I dunno if the wrist knits have been replaced-my cuffs look like that, and it looks to me like the seam does go to the leather. If they have been replaced it’s a very good match. Either they’ve either been buggered about with for some reason, or it’s even earlier than mine and that’s what ELC were using at the time. I love mine, although the reinforcing on the zip tape is plastic and my later ELC house A-2 had a much nicer Talon, but it doesn’t bother me enough to change it. The leather on that one (which I’m prepared to bet is steer) looks fantastic.