No-name W535-AC-27753 (Cable).. Horsehide or cowhide???

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  1. Jorgeenriqueaguilera

    Jorgeenriqueaguilera Active Member

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    Good morning fellas

    I just received my first A-2, a No-name W535-AC-27753, I normally wear 42 in G-1’s but this is one is 40 so I took my chances. The condition is great for being 77 years old, the leather is in amazing condition (special thanks to @Maverickson for the conditioning tips), inside lining is intact, some dirt but from normal use, the knits have a couple moth holes here and there but totally normal due the nature of this material and the years on it.
    My question is if someone here could tell if it’s horsehide or cowhide..
    Here are some fresh pics!! Enjoy

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  2. Jorgeenriqueaguilera

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    Ahhh and of course; the fit pics!!!! (5’11’’ and 180 lbs)
    What do you think?? :cool:
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  3. s4rmark

    s4rmark Well-Known Member

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    Fits great, lovely jacket.
     
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    Cool jacket!
     
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  6. MikeyB-17

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    Cor what a beauty! Great colour and spot-on fit. Good hat too. Impossible to say without DNA testing, but I would go so far as to say it looks like horse to me.
     
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  7. B-Man2

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    That’s a keeper! Great find!
    When I get home tonight Ill check Gary Eastmans book and I’ll get back to you on the horsehide or leather question.
     
  8. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  9. Pilot

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    Top jacket. Congrats for the find.
     
  10. Silver Surfer

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    those cables are easy wearers, as seen in your pix. made of hh, and its a nice solid keeper.
     
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  11. Lebowski

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    Rare gem, congrats!
     
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  12. CBI

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    nothing beats an original - just be careful as they can easily get banged up!
     
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    Beautiful jacket, and the fit is spot on!
     
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  15. B-Man2

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    According to Gary Eastmans book on A2 jackets , your jacket is listed as a horsehide A2. This evaluation was based on a visual inspection of the jacket, according to Gary Eastman.
     
  16. jeremiah

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    Great jacket. I’d say horse too. Now order a belt off me to tie it all together:D
     
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  17. Jorgeenriqueaguilera

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    Thanks @MikeyB-17, yes I was lucky this time with the size, I need to lose a few pound tho! 2019 goals!
     
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    It is my pleasure to share my findings with you guys! Always learning something new in this forum. Full of knowledge! :cool:
     
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    Thanks @B-Man2, definitely a keeper this one!!!
     
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