Is this Aero A-2?

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by silvio76, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. silvio76

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  2. Southoftheborder

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    It looks like an Aero Leather Scotland jacket to me. Seems to have been listed wrongly and finished a couple of times already.
     
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  3. robrinay

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    He’s been reducing the start price and relisting after each no sale. It looks like the original buyer (from Aero Leather), opted for a mouton collar to be added onto an Aero Leather A2- a special order?
     
  4. Ken at Aero Leather

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    It is made by Aero, circa 1997-2000 ?
    It's a repro of one of the CBI Field Modified A-2s done in China, there are at least two pics of these in an old CBI book in the factory. Fur collar fitted locally, probably over the original collar, ours were done with the fur collar instead of the leather top collar, otherwise a standard A-2 although that looks like a custom Rayon lining
     
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  5. silvio76

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    Thanks for your help. If i understand you correctly, this is not original collar from Aero and this one is added later?
     
  6. Southoftheborder

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    No they're made like that. He means it's a copy of a so called field modified jacket - the original having the mouton fitted on top of the existing collar.
     
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  7. silvio76

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    Thanks for your explanation.
     
  8. Southoftheborder

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    I asked the seller what the measurements are and he replied in a couple of words that it's a standard size 46... But in a used made to order Aero jacket that's about as much use as a chocolate dildo. I'm not surprised it's been through eBay several times and not sold.
     
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  9. silvio76

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    Probably there is a good reason why this jacket is not sold. I can not understand sellers who does not want to send you measures of the jacket.
     
  10. Southoftheborder

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    I suspect he just can't be arsed to measure it. Lot's of people on eBay like that. I don't know why they bother listing stuff.
     
  11. silvio76

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    After all he will say: i don't understand why i can't sell jacket.
     
  12. B-Man2

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    Did anyone suggest to him that he might actually sell the jacket, if he included measurements ?
    Some people just can’t seem to connect the dots .
     
  13. robrinay

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    I think Ken was saying that the mouton was a later addition rather thanAero factory fitted but I’m sure he’ll correct one of us?
     
  14. silvio76

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    I didn't. Agree with you that some people can't seem to connect the dots.
     
  15. silvio76

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    That's what i thought. Hope Ken will resolve the doubt.
     
  16. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Sorry I wasn't clear, that's how we made them to replicate the originals which were A-2s modified in China during WW2, I imagine because of the cold. We didn't modify already made leather collared A-2s we made ours with a fur collar.
    The jacket in this thread is one of what we called "CBI Field Modified Type A-2"
    We took these out of production in 2010, I suppose we sold 40 or 50 in all, most of these had internal Blood Chits fitted.
     
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  17. silvio76

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    Thanks for your explanation.
     
  18. asiamiles

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    His pictures can't help either. A better presented listing and this would surely sell.
     
  19. silvio76

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    Definitely. Asked seller about measures but still no answers.
     
  20. B-Man2

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    No sales outside the UK. Not judging just saying. Is it just my screen or does that thing have some really long arms?
     
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