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Jacket restoration?

handworn

Member
Hi! I'm a recently minted vintage leather jacket enthusiast, and have been lurking for a while without commenting or posting here, but now I am.

Is there a list or thread somewhere here about restorers of early jackets? I have an original M422a which needs help, and the serious players in the high-quality reproduction field seem to be reluctant at best to do restorations at all, given their time constraints making the new ones. I might be able to get the materials from them, but I'd rather not entrust my piece of American history to just any old tailor, if you see what I mean.

Thanks!
 

handworn

Member
Wonderful! A million thanks to you both (and to anyone else who has any future suggestions).

I know you get what you pay for, but how pricy were they? Is there a part of their website that I missed which deals with restorations?

Thanks again.

Miles_Archer said:
Seconded. Aero does tremendous restorations.
 

Vcruiser

Well-Known Member
handworn said:
Wonderful! A million thanks to you both (and to anyone else who has any future suggestions).

I know you get what you pay for, but how pricy were they? Is there a part of their website that I missed which deals with restorations?

Thanks again.

Miles_Archer said:
Seconded. Aero does tremendous restorations.
hw
Just click on "contact us"....and specify what you have in mind. Amanda will be able to give you all the info and prices....or ask for Will. He can probably inform you about what all is required to do the job.
Van
 

Peter Graham

Well-Known Member
I think they are very resonable. Recently I had them fit cuffs and waistbands to an A-2 and an AN-J-3A and they charged me about £120 all in for both. The quality of work was fantastic. Here's a pic of the AN-J-3A. They got every stitch through the original holes.
 

handworn

Member
I'm a bit confused now (though grateful for the help). Do you work for Aero? The thing on the left says you're from Indiana, and they're in Scotland, right?

Thanks,

handworn

Vcruiser said:
handworn said:
Wonderful! A million thanks to you both (and to anyone else who has any future suggestions).

I know you get what you pay for, but how pricy were they? Is there a part of their website that I missed which deals with restorations?

Thanks again.

Miles_Archer said:
Seconded. Aero does tremendous restorations.
hw
Just click on "contact us"....and specify what you have in mind. Amanda will be able to give you all the info and prices....or ask for Will. He can probably inform you about what all is required to do the job.
Van
 

Vcruiser

Well-Known Member
handworn said:
I'm a bit confused now (though grateful for the help). Do you work for Aero? The thing on the left says you're from Indiana, and they're in Scotland, right?

Thanks,

handworn



Miles_Archer said:
Seconded. Aero does tremendous restorations.
hw
Just click on "contact us"....and specify what you have in mind. Amanda will be able to give you all the info and prices....or ask for Will. He can probably inform you about what all is required to do the job.
Van[/quote][/quote]

Right!...I'm from Indiana,USA. No...I don't work for Aero...don't work at all(retired). I've just delt with Aero alot in the past!
You wouldn't happen to reside in Spain...would you?? :mrgreen:
Van
 

handworn

Member
The "contact us" threw me off, though it shouldn't have. It should have been clear (and now that I take a clear-headed look at it, it is) that you were quoting from Aero's website.

Vcruiser said:
handworn said:
Right!...I'm from Indiana,USA. No...I don't work for Aero...don't work at all(retired). I've just delt with Aero alot in the past!
You wouldn't happen to reside in Spain...would you?? :mrgreen:
Van
 

hacker

Active Member
Vcruiser said:
handworn said:
I'm a bit confused now (though grateful for the help). Do you work for Aero? The thing on the left says you're from Indiana, and they're in Scotland, right?

Thanks,

handworn






You wouldn't happen to reside in Spain...would you?? :mrgreen:
Van

That would be handjob... :oops:


Hacker
 

Vcruiser

Well-Known Member
hacker said:
Vcruiser said:
handworn said:
I'm a bit confused now (though grateful for the help). Do you work for Aero? The thing on the left says you're from Indiana, and they're in Scotland, right?

Thanks,

handworn






You wouldn't happen to reside in Spain...would you?? :mrgreen:
Van

That would be handjob... :oops:

Hacker
...or headworn.... :oops:
Dawg
 
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