Goat vs Cow Question

mulceber

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More grain, and also more pebbly grain. Is there a jacket you’re trying to identify the leather of?
 

tda003

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As I understand it, the G-1s were at one permitted to be either goat skin or cowhide, but the cowhide were supposed to be embossed(?) to resemble goat skin. My memory of the G-1s made during my time is that they were thick and heavy, much heavier than my slightly earlier goat skin w/ mouton collar. There may well be embossed thinner cowhide Which I'm guessing would be harder to differentiate. Not certain, however, but would kike to know when I finally get to my G-1 cache.
 

mulceber

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From my knowledge, the "embossed cowhide" was only once you get into the '70s. Before that, nearly all Navy jackets were goatskin.
 

tda003

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Thanks. As you can see, my knowledge is quite limited. However, I'm working on it. Has some brave soul committed any of the to writing?
 
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