GW Rough Wear 23380

ButteMT61

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LOVE that jacket! My desire for new leather is beginning to grow whilst quarantined. I in all my years of looking/buying/selling never got an A-2 that I can call mine and keep. Given I'm 59, I need to hurry up - there's only so many Covid-era years I can expect to inhabit this sphere!

If you're a 42, don't let this one get away!!!
 

Nickb123

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LOVE that jacket! My desire for new leather is beginning to grow whilst quarantined. I in all my years of looking/buying/selling never got an A-2 that I can call mine and keep. Given I'm 59, I need to hurry up - there's only so many Covid-era years I can expect to inhabit this sphere!

If you're a 42, don't let this one get away!!!
Your Aero Bronco was happenin'. That was an exciting time!
 

B-Man2

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Ohh Man!!!
that is gorgeous...The last thing I need is another A2, but I would definitely jump on that one if it were a larger size......
I get a tickle in my Willy every time I see one of these new GWs hit the for sale section!!:D
 

MikeyB-17

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That’s horse? Looks like goat. Thankfully I don't have that kind of money, lovely though it is.
 

mulceber

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If I hadn’t recently bought another A-2...that was russet...and a RW 23380...I’d definitely be considering this... o_O
 

tibor

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I‘ve had that Italian horsehide before, a bit lighter than Shinki, but wonderful texture, comfort and leather aroma.
 

P-47 thunderbolt

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I‘ve had that Italian horsehide before, a bit lighter than Shinki, but wonderful texture, comfort and leather aroma.
How does it compare to shinki on regards to ww2 accuracy? From what I see I really like the look of shinki, looks full of character but don't know how it wears in?
 

tibor

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As for WW2 accuracy, I‘ve seen all kinds of leather in original jackets, thick, thin, grainy, smooth, so yes, accurate to some. I would bet the look that most guys hoped they were issued. The leather is a little lighter in weight, and I‘d say more supple as new. Shinki is great but takes longer to break in. I think this Italian hide is very comfortable stuff that still feels sturdy and accurate.
 

ButteMT61

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As for WW2 accuracy, I‘ve seen all kinds of leather in original jackets, thick, thin, grainy, smooth, so yes, accurate to some. I would bet the look that most guys hoped they were issued. The leather is a little lighter in weight, and I‘d say more supple as new. Shinki is great but takes longer to break in. I think this Italian hide is very comfortable stuff that still feels sturdy and accurate.
Even if there was never a jacket that looks like this one above, I'll take it. That's the kind of hide I love the look of, and after all, I'm wearing it and I'm not flying a plane over Germany in 1945. That one is just drool-worthy all day long!
 

ausreenactor

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Even if there was never a jacket that looks like this one above, I'll take it. That's the kind of hide I love the look of, and after all, I'm wearing it and I'm not flying a plane over Germany in 1945. That one is just drool-worthy all day long!
Agree 100%. The hide on my Buzz Rickson 23380 is stunning and the fine details are less critical. Don't get me wrong. The workmanship and 'feel' of the jacket are faultless!

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23380 on the right. Brand new Buzz Rickson 18190 on the left. The 'Monarch' in the pre-eminate position, where it should be. Rocking it with a tee and boxers watching The Wind Rises. Feeling the 'Flugën' BIG time today. Need another kit!
 

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