New Options & Updates @ Headwind Mfg Co

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  1. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. Just wanted to let everyone know that we have some new leather options and materials plus some other updates at the site:
    http://www.headwindmfg.com/materials.html

    More to come soon!

    Regards,
    Jay
     
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  2. xmr

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    Nice! On the "Materials" page, is this the standard knit colour or a lighter caramel shade?
     
  3. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! That photo is what the Medium Brown looks like when exposed to a close range flash burst. They are actually darker in natural light:

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  4. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone, we have a lot of updates to check out on the site! There is now a growing "Testimonials" section and some customer photos as well. There are more Greatest Generation Mfg (aka: Steve S.) Jacket models on the way. They will be posted very soon on the site.

    I will be using this thread for future general updates on the site.
    www.headwindmfg.com/home.html
     
  5. xmr

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    The seal A1/caramel knits looks great! I can't wait to get mine :)
     
  6. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    Light coloured knits do look classy IMHO :) also lighter caramel buttons as an option would look fantastic. Just throwing it out there :)
    Good Luck - looking good !
     
  7. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys!
    That seal A-1 next to the airplane actually has olive knits and a mustard liner. I think it turned out fantastic! A great looking contrast of colors. I will post some other pics of that one soon.
     
  8. CBI

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    love the seal A-1, you are making ordering even harder to resist!!!
     
  9. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Here is a look at one of our recent custom jackets. This one is made out of our Seal Goatskin and has Olive Green knits. It is our standard A-1 pattern with custom sizing and options:
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  10. CBI

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    nice seal color!!!! love it!
     
  11. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Greetings to all! We have some updates on the website including more photos, and a test jacket for sale on our sale page:
    http://www.headwindmfg.com/sale.html

    Also check out and like our facebook page! There is a new posting on the Amelia Earhart jacket and some of the research that went into creating the jacket.
    https://www.facebook.com/headwindmfg/

    Best Regards,
    Jay
     
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  12. Skyhawk

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    Hi guys, we got some cool new buttons recently. We have some new Brown button options for our 37J1 jacket. Chocolate brown main buttons with Chocolate Brown NOS casein inner buttons.
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    Also, a previously mentioned huge find on some NOS 1930's George Morrell Casein buttons in the original boxes! We have both the main buttons and the smaller inner buttons.
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    We have some new jacket models coming out very soon so look for the updates!
     
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  13. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Another completed A-1 goes out to a satisfied customer. You can see his review on our testimonials page: http://www.headwindmfg.com/testimonials.html
    This one is a size 36 our smallest size. Note the pocket size looks big because of the small sized jacket. You see this on originals where contract jackets use a standard pocket size regardless of the jacket size.
    Our A-1 is available now at our Spring Sale price of $475.
    A-1-red.jpg
     
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  14. Skyhawk

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    We have procured some fantastic new buttons recently we are very excited about!
    100% genuine light brown Italian Horn buttons to go on our A-1 jackets. They are a great match to the originals with the light brown color and thin wide rims:
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    Also we have a big stock of genuine Bone backing buttons as seen on both original A-1 and 37J1 jackets from the 1920's - 30's.
    Bone-1.jpg

    These new buttons are available now as an option on our reproduction jackets, along with the previously mentioned brown Casein buttons that we recently procured.
     
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  15. Skyhawk

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    There is a lot of new stuff happening at Headwind these days! We have quite a few models coming out in near future. The Goldsmith A-2 will be released soon! Also we have just re-vamped our USN 37J1 model with a new Capeskin that is a match to some of the original hides used. This proprietary hide is specially tanned and dyed for us to our specifications.

    Some other exciting releases, a redesigned A-1 Racer jacket. This time in thick 4.5 OZ Aniline Cow Hide. Other options will be 4 OZ vintage seal brown Cow Hide and a 4.5 OZ Vintage Seal Buffalo Hide. As you can see by the weights, these will be true motorcycling jackets in a vintage style.

    There will also be some A.G. Spalding 1930's civilian flight jackets coming out in the near future. These have been in the works for a long time. More information was found recently that has made these projects come together. We are in the design phase so keep an eye out for these.

    Our models will all be getting upgrades across the board. With all of these upgrades, or course I will have to bump up my prices a little. This is just to cover the increased material costs and so you won't see a huge jump. My prices should still be about 1/2 to 1/3 less than some of the other makers out there after the increases.
     
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  16. zoomer

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    Things are hopping! This is great!!!
     
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  17. B-Man2

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    The Goldsmith A2...………….The New Holy Grail of A2's
     
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  18. Silver Surfer

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    a goldsmith a-2 repro? now, that is attention getting, jay.
     

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