The house A-2 idea is very savvy as judging from how things have panned out around here, there's a growing market for sharply priced repros.
Thanks! Yes we will be using the reproduction USA Talon zips and United Carr snaps. Not the cheap knockoff ones. I don't have enough stock of NOS stuff to use that but the repro ones I have are a match to the original hardware used.Very nice project!
Will you use NOS hardware ( zipper, fasteners, hooks etc...) or Talon and United Carr repros?
Thx and congrats
3 years......just kidding!!What time line are we looking at for the three A2s .
Jackets will be made to order as usual. We are working hard to reduce the wait time though. My goal is to have our queue time down to 4 to 8 weeks max in early 2020.Complete, meaning ready to order?
Or are you making stock size jackets for off-the-rack sales?
Thanks but that does not answer the query.Yes. I took the photos.
All things I am currently working out. The pattern will be 1940's fit but we can custom make any size.Out of interest Jay can you let on a bit about your house jacket? Collar stand, no collar stand? What's the pattern going to like in terms of fit compared to original contract styles of fit - trim, loose-ish, wide shoulders, rotated sleeves, etc.
Just wondering what the Headwind house angle is going to be in terms of patterning.
Yes I patterned that size 44 and took notes on all the details. With it being such a rare contract I figured I may someday make a reproduction. The day is here or at least coming very soon...Thanks but that does not answer the query.
Sorry but I am a bit confused, I thought you sold this jacket in 2015.
That's cool to hear Jay and probably wise too. Anyone wanting a "generic" yet true to form A-2 will lean towards a wartime one rather than the more esoteric early contracts so I'd say it was prudent to make the house version with nods and a leaning to wartime 40s styles, patterning and detailing.All things I am currently working out. The pattern will be 1940's fit but we can custom make any size.
ok, time for me to start squirreling away money.3 years......just kidding!!
Not positive yet. We are working our way through our queue, and we are finishing up the Goldsmith A-2 right now. It won't take too long once we start on them though.
The SAT will likely be first. I am estimating having that done in December. Then probably the House version followed by the Knopf. Hopefully by February we will have them all complete.
I would vote for a Star based jacket with the neck profile, graceful posted let flaps, sensible collar and nicely sized elaulets.OK, Jay is making a No Name 18246. Great stuff.
Lets have some fun with the House jacket. How about some suggestions. If he were to make a slightly more 'budget' jacket, based on a WW2 A-2 pattern, what would be your suggestions?
How about a horsehide Bronco? Werber? Perry? Poughkeepsie? I think we have enough Roughwears, Aeros and Dubows.
If it is any help, I have a beautiful GW Knopf in size 46, and have a ton of photos of an original size 46 Knopf I bought from none other than Mr. Swatland, but have since sold,.if it helps the project. Remember, I am local on the other side of Portland.Yes I patterned that size 44 and took notes on all the details. With it being such a rare contract I figured I may someday make a reproduction. The day is here or at least coming very soon...