Help identifying the reproduction manu of this Rough Wear 16159 needed

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Dany McDonald, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Dany McDonald

    Dany McDonald Active Member

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    Hello,

    This is a long shot, and I tried to pin point the maker by comparing details but I need your help. No labels/tags are to be found anywhere. To make things easy I dont have access to the jacket.

    I think it could be a "vintage" Rainbow Country because they do replicate this contract often and in the same russet color with different tread/zipper/knits. They did make one almost identical (knits/leather/zip puller), but with a brownish zipper tape and paler tread...

    Has anyone seen or has info on this nice A-2? What do you think of the leather?


    RoughWear-16159.jpg




    Moderators, hope this is appropriate, if not just delete....


    Thank you in advance!


    Dany
     
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  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, The Real McCoy’s from the 2000’s and Russet HH...
     
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  3. Dany McDonald

    Dany McDonald Active Member

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    The vert de gris on the hardware points to an older production for sure...

    Thank you for the hint....

    Dany
     
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  4. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I thought it had a RMC look about it. I recall seeing magazine ads with a very similar looking jacket in them.
     
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  5. Dany McDonald

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    Beside the probable maker being RM, would you say in general that the hardware is a good indication of quality and for any maker?

    In this case, United carr snaps and what seems as a good M39 triple marked Talon...

    Here's the zipper...

    tripple_talon.JPG
     
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  6. Pilot

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    Only a few repro makers use United Carr snaps and offer NOS Talon ( altern... Crown, Conmar ,etc)...so yes ...IMHO...vg. high end quality by all means.
    Also, design, cut, knits and hide...very close to ww2 versions.
     
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  7. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    There are a couple of RM RW A-2s on Ebay at the mo, you can compare with... Really nice jacket.
     
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  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    This has to be a very early repro judging by the vertigis on the metalware (Long before Rainbow Country existed)
    I've only seen this once on a repro, the one we made in 1981, that's now nearly 40 years old
     
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  9. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    My old Avirex has it!
     
  10. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    They changed the listing to include "The Real McCoy's".

    Great ID guys! Interesting corrosion on the metal. Authentic and quick to form. Must have gotten pretty wet at some point.

    A new feature! Quick corroding "Combat Corrosion" hardware. :)
     
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  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Verdigris is the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates[2] or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over time. It is usually a basic copper carbonate, but near the sea will be a basic copper chloride.[3] If acetic acid is present at the time of weathering, it may consist of copper(II) acetate.

    Thanks Jay, you made me google the stuff
    Which maker is going to be first to use this product on their "Vintage" A-2s ?:)

    https://www.goldleafsupplies.co.uk/verdigris-antiquing-fluid/

    Just kidding
     
  12. Dany McDonald

    Dany McDonald Active Member

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    Hello,

    Found an old Japanese blog with a couple of images from 97-98-99 that were analogue to this manufacturer tag-less jacket. No close ups but one could match the general appearance.

    Thank you for your help, really appreciated!


    D
     

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