Thanks for the correction - I didn't see it on John's site, so I assumed he didn't make it. I'd love to see more pictures of this jacket in a thread not devoted to Platon’s company, if you wouldn't mind posting.
From what I gather, Dubow made some of their 27798's in this manner. From GW's 27798 page:Only trouble I have with it is the pocket spacing. They're spaced like a LW Dubow.
The pocket position is also interesting, as Dubow would often position them with even spacing from the cut edge of the wind flap, not the zipper.
If talking about details and accuracy, please also note the pointed collar tips on the original and Goodwear and compare to the others.
I am... Here's the collar comparison pic:My bad, sorry, thought we are discussing the Dubow 27798, with the pointed collar tips.
If you look closely at the collar in this pic, you'll see the subtle curves on both sides of the collar point that distinguishes this contract.There are straighter examples, but this trait is found on most. Platon does not get it right as others make the same mistake. GW is the only maker who has mastered this trait.I am... Here's the collar comparison pic:
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Hi, Since some of you have already made contact, what are the measurements for size 40 and 42....? Cant find them on the website....:( Thank you. Dany Here's the measurements for offered sizes: size 40 pit to pit 21.5 shoulders 17.5 back 24.25 sleeve 25.25 size 42 pit to pit 22.5...www.vintageleatherjackets.org
EDIT: Buried earlier in this thread, here's the the disassembled jacket which Platon used to pattern from. Just like the originals of this quite large contract, there will of course be some slight variations between jackets when made:
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Sorry if I chime in here...Saucerfiend and others are totally right...the collar is still not as per originals......I have two of these original contracts ...one russet one seal......and with all due respect...far away...( not only the collar but a few others...) IMHO the shown comparison should be .. the repro on top( we discuss the repro not the original...) the original underneath or next to it...not the way its shown,...where none can actually really compare with facts...not transparent...IMHO.If you look closely at the collar in this pic, you'll see the subtle curves on both sides of the collar point that distinguishes this contract.There are straighter examples, but this trait is found on most. Platon does not get it right as others make the same mistake. GW is the only maker who has mastered this trait.