GW Star G-1

johnwayne

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Is it me or do those wrist knits look like A2 type? Can’t imagine JC would have used wrong’uns!!
 

ZuZu

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What's wrong with the knits? A-2 and G-1 have the same wristlets. I think the color is just bad photography!
 

Nickb123

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Ended up succumbing to this one. John messaged me to inform that this one is in fact made from a cowhide. The knits are in fact correct. I told him “no, I don’t need another” but appreciated the info. That lasted 5 minutes - XMas gifts were as a result more frugal this year.
I completely botched the purchase though - so much for actually reading the terms. However, the seller was very kind and agreed to ship to the US.

Will show it off once it’s received! I still like the patch ;)
 

ausreenactor

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Ended up succumbing to this one. John messaged me to inform that this one is in fact made from a cowhide. The knits are in fact correct. I told him “no, I don’t need another” but appreciated the info. That lasted 5 minutes - XMas gifts were as a result more frugal this year.
I completely botched the purchase though - so much for actually reading the terms. However, the seller was very kind and agreed to ship to the US.

Will show it off once it’s received! I still like the patch ;)
Are you keeping the fanboy name plate?
 

coolhandluke

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If you remove the nameplate, there's likely going to be two sets of stitch holes. It appears the seller covered up a prior set of stitch holes from a nameplate that was installed before he owned it. If so, I'd just replace it with something a little more tasteful looking. It's a gorgeous jacket otherwise. Congrats Nick...

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Nickb123

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And it’s a 55J14 rather than a (straight) G-1. I believe the squadron patch belonged to Corsair pilots in Korea.

For a minute I thought maybe John was cooking up Vietnam-era Star repros.
 
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