New A-2 Contracts Coming to Headwind Mfg Co

Skyhawk

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Announcing new A-2 jackets From Headwind!

Coming in the near future we will be releasing 3 new A-2 jackets.

#1 Already announced previously is our version of the Security Aviation Togs 32-485 contract. We have made up some nice labels that are also used on the Aviatrix jacket.

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#2 A House A-2 version planned to be an economy option. Details are being worked out.

#3 The Knopf 42-18246P (No Name) A rare and unique contract. Our version is being patterned off this size 44 Original- Luckily it is all original, even the knits:
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Timeframe is unknown besides "Sometime in the winter." This will be dependent on our customer queue and other factors like labels and material supplies.

All the best,
Jay
 

mulceber

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That’s awesome! It’s great to see a couple of the more off-the-beaten-path contracts get reproductions. What leather(s) are you planning for these offerings?
 

ausreenactor

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SAT label looks great. I shot JC a pic of my BR one for his development back in the day.

You have the label, you have the repro!
 

Skyhawk

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We have some great Steerhide and Horsehide options. We have dark russet, light russet, and seal Horsehide and Steerhide. We are working on a antique Horsehide we have dubbed "Combat Tour" Horsehide. It is a dark russet or "chocolate" brown. Really cool stuff. It is 1.1-1.2 mm and is pigment dyed, chrome tanned with a very light topcoat. It won't have surface sanding or chipping, but should be a real quick one to break in and get some character. It has some SERIOUS graining on it which looks like some of the well worn in "Combat Tour" jackets I have seen. Thus the name. More to come...

I think it may go really well on the Knopf Repro:
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Skyhawk

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SAT label looks great. I shot JC a pic of my BR one for his development back in the day.

You have the label, you have the repro!
Thanks! That label took like 30 edits, 3 months and several migraines.:)

Yeah both Buzz and JC did great repros of the label. I had some images of the original that I used. There's a few examples in books as well and I think JC consulted those too.

It's actually a pretty challenging and complex label to make.

Regards,
Jay
 

Brettafett

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My first GW was the The Knopf 42-18246P (No Name). It was a great jacket, very comfy and easy to wear, did not appear or feel blousy. I let it go because the sleeves felt too short for me ;(
 

Bombing IP

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#2 A House A-2 version planned to be an economy option. Details are being worked out.

NOW THAT WOULD INTEREST ME,
Jeff
 

mulceber

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Well, if you do, I’ll hurry to get in line.

And if you don’t, I’ll still be getting in line, just maybe not hurrying as much.
 
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Pilot

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Very nice project!
Will you use NOS hardware ( zipper, fasteners, hooks etc...) or Talon and United Carr repros?
Thx and congrats
 
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