Ja Dubow 27798 (Platon) A-2 jacket review and pics

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  1. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Here are some close up pics...
    Collar, hook and snaps... Neat stitching.
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    Pocket detail
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    These show some of the leather character... Some with more grain, mismatched with slightly smooth texture.
    Also get an idea of how the hue changes a bit between panels. More pronounced in sunlight.
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  2. B-Man2

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    That’s a good looking quality jacket . I think the guys who purchased these did well for themselves, as I don’t see Platon being able to offer a jacket like this for the money he’s charging indefinitely.
     
  3. Brettafett

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    Yes, these are great buys.
    I wonder the same thing. I asked a while back if he'd be offering any other contacts and he said... possibly... Dep on the response to these.
    But the question then would be, if he please another contract or even would these be the same price....
     
  4. Happy Hooligan

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    is it me or is the bottom tension off that stitching?
     
  5. Brettafett

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    On the above sleeve pics? Its strong.
     
  6. Happy Hooligan

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    no, under the collar and the sleeve flap. Looking like the under stitch tension is off.
     
  7. Brettafett

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    I don't know much about the mechanics of stitching tbh, but seems tight and solid to me...
     
  8. saucerfiend

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    You know, it's funny, a lot of BK jackets seem looser in the waist knit when looking at various fit pics. Particularly G-1 types. I had one of their house A-2s when he was starting out and that was so loose I had to send it to Shaul Dover at Flightjacket.com to tighten it. It would have been a ridiculous cost to send it back to BK. Maybe they're afraid to make them too snug.
     
  9. Brettafett

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    Actually, yes... I think I'd agree with that, but not loose, just not as tight maybe, as some other A-2s I've had.
    Thing is, I have a trim waist, so someone not quite as trim as me would likely be very happy that this is the case.
    This is maybe another reason it looks a bit long in some of the pics, as the leather body is not held up as much as it would be, was the waist knit tight.
     
  10. Micawber

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    Yes, from the photos it looks that way in places.
     
  11. Marv

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    How is the sleeve taper down to the cuff on Platon's as BKs are notorious for big sleeves around the cuff knit with not much taper, from what I can see from your Dubow it looks pretty good.
     
  12. Brettafett

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    I do not have an original 42 to compare with, but from my best guesstimates, I'd say its correct, i.e. there is obvious taper.
    Seems to me, at least, that these are pretty good patterns.
     
  13. johnwayne

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    I know you rarely see the under stitching but I have to agree that's not good on the collar and pocket flap plus the sleeve looks as if it should be tighter too, the seam doesn't look very flat.
     
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  14. Brettafett

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    Just like originals :D
     
  15. johnwayne

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    Hmm, I need to dig my original Dubow out of the wardrobe to check!
     

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