My 1998 Eastman 27752 sz 48+ !

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  1. Clark J

    Clark J Well-Known Member

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    Got this off Greedbay listed as a 48 but it was a 50 all day long ! It also was factory patched which they glued on . Well sent it down to Steve S in NC just to see what he could do . I wanted the Aero look so I picked up the red knits and let him do it to it . I think it turned out great , fits perfect. Love the longer sleeves so they get that piling look like so many gems did . Pockets are to far back but that’s ok. The removal of the patches took a little top coat off but SS fixed that too . Let me know what you think !! Clark.[​IMG][​IMG] oh and my gut isn’t that big !!


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  2. B-Man2

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    Clark
    I like it.... those red rust knits are great .
    Steve did a nice job!
     
  3. Pilot

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    Nice, enjoy it... Steve is an artist...If you want it a bit more snug, just give it a HWT and wear it whilst the final drying time.
    Will get a vintage and patina creased look.
    Wear it in good health....Love the RW 27752...just restauring a WW2 original .
     
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  4. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    That looks fabulous on you Clark. Great deal chum!!
     
  5. CBI

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    looks super for sure!!!!
     
  6. Silver Surfer

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    with the pocket flaps scalloped as they are, the jacket actually looks like an aero. real nice, all around.
     
  7. Bombing IP

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    Looks comfortable Clark with room in the top half ,that my main problems with A2 jackets top half restriction .

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    Looking good, like the knits.
     
  9. Clark J

    Clark J Well-Known Member

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    Steve is a craftsman truely ! Question for you old timers ,,didn't we talk at length on some of Eastmans hides being kind of spongy ? I have ran this thing through the dryer with soaking wet bath towels until they are dry with old jean mixed in and I can't getany grain to pop ? Any ideas ??
     
  10. B-Man2

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    Wear the hell out of it particularly in some good down pours. It will eventually start to pop. Interesting that you posted this. I just picked up a ELC Werber 1729 used condition in the Warhorse hide. Years ago I had sold my Werber and I always regretted it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this Werber has loads of grain where the older model was flat as a pancake .Nothing , nada no graining . It looked like it was made from belt leather.( no offense Jeremiah;)) I think it was just the horse hide that was available in those days before all of the new tanning techniques.
     
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  11. Pilot

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    The grainy ELC hides...were only a handful batches...mainly after midd approx 2012 and up to 2017 if I am not mistaken... surely a tannery change happen in approx. 2017 ( Others may give more precise info) ...Ex- stock jacket not included...What I saw recently from the Korea ELC Agent...yes all smooth like a water glass.
     
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  12. Clark J

    Clark J Well-Known Member

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    This jacket was mint and unworn and had the Eastman receipt in the pocket from 1998 !
     
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    Hence its explains the smoothness...
     
  14. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Your jacket, but too me the sleeves are to long as are the cuffs.
     
  15. Clark J

    Clark J Well-Known Member

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    Yes maybe but so are these[​IMG]


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    Both you and the jacket look great.
     
  17. jeremiah

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    Love it.
    Here is the grain on my ELC monarch
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    And speaking of belt leather. Burt you need to break those belts in. Ha.
    Here is one of mine.
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  18. B-Man2

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    I am diligently working on breaking it in J..,...I wear the belt everywhere I go and occasionally tie up my wife with it ;););)
     
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    Piling is good. Pilling is not.
     

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