New USN M-422 Models at Headwind Mfg Co

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  1. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah looks awesome!

    Can someone enlighten me and tell what the main differences of the BLOCK compared to other makers was?

    Saludos

    Thomas
     
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  2. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    My Block has a yellow USN stamped on the underside of the collar, a beautiful salmon color liner with and the coolest spec label of all the M422a makers.
     
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  3. Brettafett

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    You know what I'm going to insist on Grant... ;)
     
  4. nkang

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    I'm quoting Steve Sellers directly here in our email conversation: "The Block has a slightly smaller collar, not as pointed on the ends. The Block also has an extra panel on the side under the sleeves between the front & back panels. The other two have a one piece front panel that wraps around to the back panel."

    The details Steve mentioned can be found on Headwind's website.
     
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  5. Silver Surfer

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    yeah, the blocks and w&g m-422a are the ones.
     
  6. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Thank you gentlemen!

    I‘m already in touch with HW ...

    Saludos!

    Thomas
     
  7. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Update: i`m really surprised about the splendid customer-service HW performs ...

    All my - sometimes maybe stupid - questions have been answered into the latest detail with pics and even more details in the description

    For me the way how customers (even if they are only "potential customers" in the beginning) really makes the difference

    THX for that to Jay from HW
     
  8. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely agree to the above. I have been corresponding more with Steve, but both he and Jay have been a pleasure to 'work' with.
     
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  9. nkang

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    Well, after learning about Steve from Brett and then talking with Rick (TFL), Jay and Steve, I just couldn't resist the idea of having a W&G from him! Here are some pictures I just received earlier today from Steve. Looks amazing to me!

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  10. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Coming along nicely.
     
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  11. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Wow!
     
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  12. ausreenactor

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    Nice...
     
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  13. Brettafett

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    That looks spectacular! Steve is going to get very busy!
     
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  14. nkang

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    @Brettafett I agree. He will be very busy as these beautiful jackets and their progress are posted here! I also heard that there's a customer who loved his G&F from Steve so much that he wanted 4-5 more, and I was only the second person to place an order that day when I ordered my W&G.
     
  15. stanier

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    Can’t wait for some more pics. Very tempted by a Block. Lovely looking leather in that first pic.
     
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  16. nkang

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    Another update from Steve on my W&G as the lining will be put in soon :)

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  17. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah buddy! Those pocket flaps look sweet.
     
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  18. johnwayne

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    I stand to be corrected but didn't M442's have more sharp pocket flap corners, those, as nice as they are, look a little too rounded to me from originals I've seen?
     
  19. Brettafett

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    Possibly a W&G...
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  20. nkang

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    @johnwayne Like Brett said, I went for a W&G M422a with Headwind and the original pictures I can find have round pockets.
     

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